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The Best Problem-Solving Products Under $25

These smart buys solve life's little, annoying problems in a snap. Plus, they're all under $25.

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Life's hard enough without the small annoyances that make your daily routine that much more frustrating. Luckily, these problem-solving products are here to save the day. From keeping your guacamole fresh for days to fixing the scratches on your furniture and preserving your favorite sweater, these handy products tackle every one of those irritating problems you've dealt with time and time again. Best of all? They're all under $25!

Problem Solvers for the Living Room

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Anti-Curling Rug Pads

PROBLEM: The rug is curling up, making you more prone to accidents.

SOLUTION: This handy set of anti-curling pads keeps those corners secure, while also keeping the rug in place on your floor so it doesn't move around. This sticks to any floor securely but is easily removable.

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Sofa Cup Holder

PROBLEM: You never have a place to put your drink when you're on the couch.

SOLUTION: This brilliant silicone couch cup holder — it has weighted ends and a resin base that prevents it from slipping — works on fabric or leather and fits anything from a coffee cup to a remote control. It's safe to use with hot or cold beverages and comes in a few fun colors.

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Touch-Up Wood Repair Markers

PROBLEM: That pesky scratch on your beloved wood furniture.

SOLUTION: These felt-tipped markers and wax sticks fix the problem in minutes. Color them on any scratch, let dry a few minutes and you're done. They come in a pack with a few colors that easily match with maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany or espresso-colored wood, and the kit includes a wax stick sharpener. They work on everything from floors to furniture.

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Problem-Solving Products for Living Rooms

Problem-Solving Products for Living Rooms

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Removing dog hair from pillow

Pet Fur and Lint Remover Brush

PROBLEM : Your sofa looks like a dog bed. SOLUTION : A pet hair collector that's the size of a lint roller without the sticky sheets. Simply glide this handheld wand (because it's that magical) over a pillow, chair cushion, car seat or piece of clothing while the soft bristles do the dirty work. When you're done, simply remove the base to dispose of trapped hair.

A Game-Changing Lint and Pet Hair Remover

A Game-Changing Lint and Pet Hair Remover

Problem solvers for the kitchen.

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Reusable Silicone Food Savers

PROBLEM : You're tired of wasting leftover produce. SOLUTION : Preserve the freshness of leftover fruits and vegetables with silicone food savers. Push the leftover food into the silicone cap, and save it in your fridge until you need it again. The food savers create a seal to keep things fresh and prevent exposure to circulating air.

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Clip-on Silicone Strainer

PROBLEM: You're tight on kitchen storage and prep space. SOLUTION: Made of silicone, this clip-on collapsible colander attaches to any pot or pan so you can easily strain out pasta water, sauces and more. It takes up a lot less space than a large colander bowl and helps you dirty fewer pots.

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Easy-Grip Jar Opener

PROBLEM: That hot sauce lid's not coming off anytime soon. SOLUTION: In swoops the easy-grip jar opener that fits lids or caps of any size. The patented design is perfect for kids or those with limited mobility. Just grip, twist and enjoy.

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Over-the-Sink Drying Rack

PROBLEM: Your dish rack is taking up all the space in your kitchen. SOLUTION: Try this silicone-coated dish rack: It folds up easily so it virtually takes up no space in your kitchen, and it has steel insides to securely hold anything from a set of glasses to your heaviest pan right above the sink to dry with ease. It can also be used as a trivet, a colander or a cooling rack because it's heat-resistant.

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Stainless-Steel Odor Absorber

PROBLEM : Your hands smell like onion. SOLUTION : Washing your hands with soap and water doesn't remove the smell of garlic and onion after a chopping spree. To remove unwanted scents from your hands, simply rub the bar between your hands like traditional soap under water for 30 seconds. Since the Rub-A-Way Bar is made from stainless steel, you'll never need to replace it like you would a standard bar of soap.

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Flex Pot Clip

PROBLEM: Where's that extra hand in the kitchen when you need one? SOLUTION: The utensil pot clip attaches directly to the pot or pan edge and holds utensils in place while you're cooking. The flexible opening is designed to fit a variety of kitchen-tool shapes, and the silicone and stainless-steel materials are heat-resistant. Now you can keep kitchen tools within easy reach and off the stovetop.

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Adjustable Baggy Rack

PROBLEM: Your kitchen counter is a mess after putting food into a storage bag. SOLUTION: This sandwich bag opener gives you hands-free control of your food storage bag. Anything tricky to pour such as soup or sauce can be transferred into the storage bag without messes or spilling. The rack can fit bags up to one gallon in size.

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Cast Iron Cleaner

PROBLEM: Your beloved cast iron pan is difficult to clean.

SOLUTION: Wash off the grit AND preserve the flavor with soap-less, detergent-free grit removal. You don’t need to fear your seasoning being stripped off by harsh soap or cleaners. With The Ringer, all you need is warm water and you’re good to go.

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Problem solvers for the bathroom.

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Toothpaste Squeezers

PROBLEM: You can never get that last bit of toothpaste out.

SOLUTION: This three-pack of toothpaste squeezers couldn't be easier to use: just insert and rotate with the handle, and you'll get every bit of your money's worth out of that tube. It works on tubes made from plastic or aluminum, and you can even use it with things like shaving cream or moisturizer.

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Mini Spatulas

PROBLEM : You're tired of slamming your almost-empty makeup on the counter. SOLUTION : This money-saving tool will allow you to use every last drop of your bottled products. The Spatty comes in two sizes, and each one can fit inside small openings to scoop out stubborn cosmetics.

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Drain Stop and Hair Catcher

PROBLEM : Your tub always gets clogged. SOLUTION : Try this dual-functioning hair catcher and drain stop. Press the center button to allow water flow and use it as a hair catcher, or push on the upturned edges to snap the valve shut and use it as a drain stop.

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Bath Overflow Drain Cover

PROBLEM: You want to take a nice, long bath without hearing water trickle down the drain. SOLUTION: This bath overflow drain cover seals securely around your overflow drain to safely increase water depth by inches . This means a deeper, warmer bath so you can soak in peace.

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Shower Gel Bottle Holders

PROBLEM: You don't have enough space in your shower to hold all of your favorite bath products. SOLUTION: These self-adhesive bottle holders adhere easily to your bath and shower walls to provide easy access to your most-used and most-loved products, from shower gel to shampoo. Talk about a spa-like experience!

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Fogless Shower Mirror

PROBLEM: Your mirror always fogs up just when you need it.

SOLUTION: Whether it's a shave, tweezing or makeup application — nothing stops your bathroom routine faster than a foggy mirror. This fogless version has a rotating arm that you can easily adjust and is easy to install onto mirrors or into the shower with its suction cup. There's even a little hook for a razor.

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Silicone Hair Tool Holder

PROBLEM: Your hot hair tools are always tangled and disorganized in your bathroom or left out to cool on the countertop all day. SOLUTION: This silicone hair tool holder fits nicely inside your vanity drawer, creating a safe spot to store hot hair tools, like your curling iron or hair straightener. Plus, there's plenty of space to wrap the cord around the tools and store them, keeping them out of sight and hidden until you need them again.

5 Problem-Solving Products for the Bathroom

5 Problem-Solving Products for the Bathroom

Problem solvers for the bedroom.

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Smart Plugs

PROBLEM: You hate getting out of bed to turn off the light. SOLUTION: Make anything "smart" with smart plugs. Simply plug it in and control from anywhere. We're talking lamps, fans and more.

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White Noise Machine

PROBLEM: You have trouble sleeping with outside noise coming through the windows. SOLUTION: Block out unwanted noise with a portable sound machine. The Lectrofan is a portable white noise machine that comes with 20 different soundscapes and is loop-free to avoid interruption so you sleep soundly through the night.

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Smart Dimmable Bulbs

PROBLEM: Your overhead lighting isn't giving off much ... ambiance. SOLUTION: Customize any light with smart dimmable bulbs. You can adjust the brightness from your phone and even set a schedule for waking up or winding down.

5 Problem-Solving Products for Bedrooms

5 Problem-Solving Products for Bedrooms

Problem solvers for the laundry room.

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Magnetic Ironing Mat

PROBLEM : You don't have space for an ironing board. SOLUTION: For side-by-side washers and dryers, lay this mat on top and you instantly have a heat-safe surface for ironing. Magnets sewn into the mat will keep it in place, and the mat folds up for easy, compact storage.

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Lint Brush Vent Trap Cleaner

PROBLEM: Stubborn lint buildup in your dryer. SOLUTION: This sturdy but flexible brush is long and narrow and can fit into any lint trap so you can swipe up lint in one fell swoop after each dry cycle to keep the lint trap clean.

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Dryer Vent Cleaner Vacuum Hose Attachment

PROBLEM: Your vacuum won't fit behind your heavy washer and dryer. SOLUTION: Keeping the lint trap and dryer duct is important to ensure your dryer doesn't become a fire hazard. For really hard-to-reach spots like the dryer duct and the nooks and crannies around your dryer, use this flexible vacuum hose attachment to suck up any dust and lint.

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Wad-Free Bed Sheet Detangler

PROBLEM: Your sheets are always tangling, twisting and balling up in the washer and dryer. SOLUTION: As seen on Shark Tank , Wad-Free for Bed Sheets is a nifty gadget where you can insert the corners of sheets before tossing them in the washer and dryer to prevent the sheets from tangling up. Plus, it helps your sheets dry faster, meaning you save energy by not running your dryer as long.

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Pet Hair Removal Tool

PROBLEM: Your clothes (and washer and dryer) are always covered in pet hair. SOLUTION: Just toss one of these reusable FurZappers into your washer or dryer to effectively remove pet hair from your clothes and your pet's bedding. Lint and hair are picked up and rinsed away in the wash or moved into the lint trap of your dryer.

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Bamboo Charcoal Air Freshener

PROBLEM: Your shoes smell bad. SOLUTION: These natural, air-purifying bags are an easy and convenient way to maintain fresh, dry and odorless shoes, gym bags, luggage and sports equipment. Simply place the charcoal bags inside the affected area and leave overnight. To reactivate, place the bags outside in the sun once a month for at least an hour. With proper care, they'll last up to two years, and at the end of the bag's lifespan, you can recycle the bamboo charcoal into the soil.

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Sweater Shaver and Cashmere Comb

PROBLEM: A favorite sweater just won't stop pilling.

SOLUTION: These sweater combs come two in a pack: One comb works for any sweater, and the other works for gentle cashmere. Both do the same thing; however, they remove the lint and pilling that makes your beloved favorites look worn. You can even use these on couches or bed sheets.

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Wool Dryer Balls

PROBLEM: You're always running out of those wasteful dryer sheets.

SOLUTION: These dryer balls — made of 100-percent New Zealand wool — actually tackle a few problems; they eliminate the need for dryer sheets, which saves you money over time, and they also make your laundry fluffier, too. The balls bounce around, separating the laundry and helping it to dry 25-percent faster without any static. Wool dryer balls also don't contain harsh chemicals like dryer sheets often do. If you really love the scent of sheets, you can use drops of essential oil on these as well.

4 Problem-Solving Laundry Products

4 Problem-Solving Laundry Products

Problem solvers for everywhere else.

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Bag Carrier

PROBLEM: You're tired of struggling to carry lots of bags to the car. SOLUTION: This nifty gadget is the easiest way to carry groceries, shopping bags and dry cleaning quickly and comfortably. It distributes weight evenly, allowing you to carry more bags in one trip.

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Nail Polish Holder

PROBLEM : You haven't mastered at-home manicures. SOLUTION : The Tweexy wearable polish holder fits all finger sizes and all nail polish bottles, making DIY manicures even easier.

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Car Garbage Bin

PROBLEM: Your car is always a mess.

SOLUTION: This car garbage can has hundreds of five-star reviews for a reason: it's an easy way to keep your car clean. The adjustable straps can easily secure this to wherever it's most convenient, plus the Oxford cloth and sturdy plastic bottom are strong and leak-proof. One reviewer wrote: " I use this wastebasket in my car all the time. It holds quite a lot and keeps garbage from getting under the car seats before you can make a stop to clean your car."

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Purse Organizer Insert

PROBLEM: You can't find anything in your purse when you need it.

SOLUTION: With three exterior pockets, 10 interior pockets, a detachable center pocket with a sturdy zipper and a detachable lanyard for your keys, this is the thing that will keep your purse in check. The felt design is cute and comes in a few colors and sizes.

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23 genius products that solve every little annoying problem in your life

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These days, there's seemingly a product for everything . And while it doesn't make sense to fill your home with one-function knick-knacks, sometimes investing in a gadget or accessory makes sense if it eliminates daily inconveniences. 

Whether you want to be outside (but hate the heat wave right now ) or want to wash your hands without dirtying the sink handles in the process , there are plenty of home upgrades that feel subtle but add up to make a huge difference. So whether you want a mess-free pancake mixer , a bike helmet that fits easily in your bag , or an alarm clock that doesn't abruptly wake you up , keep reading to see our favorite products to solve all of life's most annoying problems.

23 products that solve every little problem you have:

A hat that physically cools you down in the heat.

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Mission Cooling Performance Hat, available on Amazon, $19.88

If you're bogged down by the current heat waves, this baseball cap gets 23 degrees cooler when you wet it , making it a genius (and affordable) hack for those summer hikes. 

A cheap survival bracelet for any mild hiking emergencies

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Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet, available on Amazon, $10.99

Whether you stumble upon any hiking issues (or just want some peace of mind when you're on a particularly long one), this survival bracelet packs a punch . It comes with a 10-foot paracord, compass, fire starter, and small cutting tool.

A $25 plug that turns your living space into a smart home

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Amazon Smart Plug, available on Amazon, $24.99

Simply put, this plug turns any outlet into one that can be voice-controlled, whether it's for your coffee maker or TV . It's especially handy if you live in a big home and want a few more appliances to be hands-free.

A foldable bike helmet to save space

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Closca Bike Helmet, available on Amazon, $39.90

One of our favorite bike helmets and best products we've ever tested , this super-lightweight helmet folds down to almost half its size for easy backpack storage.

Clear pop containers for decluttered kitchens

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OXO Good Grips 8-Piece POP Container, available on Amazon, $67.95

If half-filled bags of flour are the bane of your existence, these clear, easy-to-use plastic containers are perfect for storing and labeling all your ingredients without having to desperately fumble around your shelves every time you need baking soda.

A longer charging cable for easy bedtime phone use

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Native Union Night 10 ft charging cable, available on Amazon, $39.99

Our favorite long charging cable , this one is 10 feet long and comes with a weighted, durable design to last a lot longer than your regular phone charger.

A sleek box to hide your tangled cables

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Iron Forge Cable Cable Management Box, available on Amazon, $25.99

A TikTok-famous hack , this cable management box neatly tucks away and hides any messy floor cables for a cleaner look.

A pancake batter mixer for a mess-free breakfast

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Whiskware Pancake Batter Dispenser and Mixer, available on Amazon, $16.99

This genius product is huge on TikTok for a reason : all you have to do is add ingredients to the bottle, let the wire whisk device at the bottom mix everything together, and use the nozzle to dispense evenly sized pancakes every time.

A scraper to get rid of stubborn sink grime

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WEUPE Razor Blade Scraper Tool, available on Amazon, $9.99

This razor-sharp scraper has made the rounds on TikTok as an easy cleaning hack. It has some weight, making it easy to grip and control as you scrape away the grime that just won't wash off.

Silicone food bags when Tupperware is too clunky

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Zip Top Reusable Food Storage Bags, available on Amazon, $38.39

Essentially sturdier Ziploc bags, these TikTok-famous silicone bags are incredibly easy to close and save a lot of space compared to standard Tupperware. They're also freezer- and microwave-friendly.

A beach day changing mat that turns into a bag

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Ho Stevie! Durable Wetsuit Changing Mat/Waterproof Dry-Bag, available on Amazon, $19.97

For those who hate having soggy beach clothes in the car , this mat folds up into a waterproof bag when you're done, so your wet swimsuit doesn't dampen up all your other stuff.

A sunrise alarm clock to make waking up less abrupt

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Hatch Restore alarm clock, available on Amazon, $129.99

Our favorite customizable sunrise alarm clock , this model can be controlled with an app and has plenty of light and sound options to make waking up even more natural and easy.

An extendable duster to reach every possible corner

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OXO Good Grips Microfiber Extendable Duster, available on Amazon, $17.99

This is our favorite duster for one simple reason: it's easily extendable to get all the spots you wouldn't reach otherwise, like ceiling fans or the top part of your blinds.

An under-desk treadmill if you hate sitting at a desk all day

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GOYOUTH 2 in 1 Under Desk Electric Treadmill, available on Amazon, $379.99

Our favorite under-desk treadmill , this model is strong and durable for its price and is a great option for anyone working from home who desires more movement.

A sleek, hands-free faucet

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Delta Faucet Trinsic Touch Kitchen Faucet, available on Amazon, $598.98

This is our favorite kitchen faucet because of how advanced it is for the price — you can tap the faucet itself to turn it on and off when you have dirty hands. Plus, it has a color-changing LED to indicate water temperature.

A pillow for side-sleepers with neck pain

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Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow with Adjustable Filler, available on Amazon, $139.99

If you're a known side-sleeper who wakes up with an achy neck, this adjustable, sturdy pillow gives your neck much-needed support during the night.

Tik-Tok famous cleaning paste

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Stardrops Cleaning Paste, available on Amazon, $19.99

The Pink Stuff is all over TikTok because of its versatility — you can use it on everything from white leather sneakers to kitchenware . 

Sustainable alternatives to paper towels

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Skoy Cloth Reusable Swedish Dishcloth, available on Amazon, $13.99

If you care about the environment *and* blow through a roll of paper towels every week, these Swedish dishcloths are sustainably made, compostable, and machine washable.

A bagel "guillotine" for easy breakfasts

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Hoan The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer, available on Amazon, $19.99

Besides being really fun to use, this clever device makes it less annoying to slice up bagels — especially if you're making them for a big group.

A bestselling egg cooker for easy eggs, anytime

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DASH Rapid Egg Cooker, available on Amazon, $16.99

This $17 egg cooker does it all — it makes hard boiled eggs without boiling water, poaches eggs with almost no work on your end, and creates scrambled eggs and omelettes in a snap.

A cute dispenser to get the right amount of dish soap every time

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Soap Daddy, available on The Smile Shop, $12.99

As seen all over TikTok , this little dispenser has an easy push-down feature to get a perfect dollop of soap on your sponge or hands without having to squeeze a near-empty bottle every time.

The comfiest gripper socks for no-slip workouts

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Women's Gripper Ankle Socks and Men's Gripper Ankle Socks , available on Bombas, from $15

Whether you need them for yoga class or just your home's hardwood floors , these gripper socks keep you from slipping and also offer an especially comfy fit. 

A motion- and voice-activated trash can you never have to touch

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Simplehuman Kitchen Recycling Trash Can with Voice and Motion Sensor, available on Amazon, (currently OOS)

If you're willing to shell out $250 for a garbage can, this one is well worth the money for anyone who *hates* touching the lid. Beyond its hands-free motion and voice controls, it has compartments for both trash and recycling and even a storage space for new liners.

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47 clever products that solve your nagging little problems

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

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Whenever I have a pesky problem around the house — for example, I personally am tired of scrubbing food and oil spills off the stove burners — I can always find a product on Amazon to help me out. If you're in the same boat, I've got good news: This list is packed with clever products that solve those nagging little problems , including these stove burner covers that you can stick in the dishwasher.

Whether you're looking to improve your kitchen, home office, personal hygiene routine, or any other area of your life, there are plenty of helpful products to discover here. Let's say you want to start with the kitchen — you can find an adjustable measuring spoon that saves space in your drawers, a wall-mounted magnetic knife bar that keeps your most used utensils within reach, and a rack that organizes all your pots and pans . From there, you can optimize your workspace with a memory foam wrist rest and a mesh back support cushion for your desk chair . Those are just a few of the problem-solving products featured below, and there's sure to be one that helps with your most annoying inconvenience.

So, get ready to improve your life with these clever (and often very affordable) items, which are all available on Amazon and just a few clicks away from arriving at your door.

1. This sleek magnetic knife bar that holds your most-used utensils

Modern Innovations Magnetic Knife Bar

Keep your kitchen knives easily accessible with this sleek magnetic knife bar . The space-saving bar is made from durable stainless steel with a fully magnetic surface that'll keep your most used kitchen utensils within reach while you're cooking. Also great: It's easy to install, and mounting hardware is included.

2. An ergonomic footrest that improves posture & increases circulation

Scriptract Ergonomic Foot Rest

If you're spending long hours at your desk, you can be more comfortable with this ergonomic foot rest . It's made from high-rebound foam with a soft velvet cover and nonslip base, and it keeps your feet slightly elevated to improve posture and increase circulation. The cover is removable and machine-washable, and there's a built-in carrying handle for easy portability.

  • Available colors and styles: 9

3. A trash bag holder that fits on cabinets & drawers

Lunies Over-the-Cabinet Trash Bag Holder

Save yourself a few trips to the dumpster with this over-the-cabinet trash bag holder . It's easy to install on cabinets, drawers, and doors, and it allows you to reuse plastic bags to gather food scraps and other items. Reviewers rave about how this trash bag holder makes meal prep quick and easy.

4. An easy-to-install organizer that tames messy cords

Baskiss Cord Management Organizer (3-Pack)

With this highly rated cord management organizer , messy cables are a thing of the past. The self-adhesive, flexible silicone clip has multiple slots, so you can keep charging cables and USB cords neat and easily accessible. Each pack contains three clips with three, five, and seven slots.

5. These bamboo charcoal bags that absorb & neutralize odors

Marsheepy Bamboo Charcoal Deodorizer Bags (12-Pack)

These bamboo charcoal deodorizer bags absorb and neutralize odors to freshen the air naturally, and they're easy to place wherever you need them most; think: in the closet, fridge, car, by the litter box, and inside smelly gym shoes. Plus, the bags can be reused for up to two years — just place them in the sun for a few hours once a month to refresh.

6. A cleaning gel that lifts dust from hard-to-clean areas

Colorcoral Cleaning Gel (5-Pack)

Need an easy way to lift dust and food crumbs off your keyboard, car vents, electronics and other hard-to-clean areas? This flexible dust cleaning gel will do the trick. Just press the reusable, biodegradable gel onto whatever you're cleaning, and it'll collect dust and debris with ease.

7. A portable steamer that quickly gets clothes wrinkle-free

OGHom Portable Clothes Steamer

Remove wrinkles in no time, with no ironing required, thanks to this portable clothes steamer . The lightweight and compact steamer heats up quickly and produces up to 15 minutes of steam to remove wrinkles from various types of fabric, including silk, dress shirts, and suits.

8. A space-saving tower power strip with built-in wireless charging

GLCON Power Strip with Wireless Charging

This tower power strip features six outlets, four USB ports, and built-in wireless charging, so it's a great way to power up all your devices while saving space. Both levels of the tower have individual on/off switches, and the power strip offers protection against surges, lightning, and overloads. Choose from white and black.

9. A clip-on sleeve that holds your favorite lip balm

Designs in July Clip-On Chapstick Sleeve

Say goodbye to digging through pockets and bags to find your lip balm. This stretchy clip-on lip balm sleeve attaches easily to your keychain or bag, ensuring hydration is always within reach. Choose from nine styles and shapes, including sleeves designed for round EOS lip balm cases.

10. A pet hair remover that reviewers swear by

DELOMO Pet Hair Remover

Reviewers write that this pet hair remover is a "game changer" and "surprisingly amazing." It lifts fur from rugs and upholstery in just a couple passes, and the collection chamber is easy to open, so you can dump the hair in the trash. It's pretty much endlessly reusable and is more eco-friendly than adhesive paper rollers.

11. A self-adhesive memo board you can stick on your computer monitor

Lechay Monitor Memo Board

This monitor memo board makes it easy to leave yourself notes and reminders right by your computer screen. The transparent memo board measures 11 by 3 inches, and the self adhesive makes it super quick to install on your monitor, so your work area will be more organized in no time.

12. These drawer organizers for socks & underwear

Qozary Dunerwear Drawer Organizer (2-Pack)

Want to instantly organize your messy sock drawer? This two-pack of drawer organizers are great for keeping socks and underwear neat and easy to grab when you're getting dressed. The organizers are made from durable fabric, and you can choose between 16 and 24 storage cells and seven colors, including gray, beige, and pink.

13. These double-sided adhesive stickers that keep small items in place

BUSOHA Sticky Adhesive Putty (350 Count)

This sticky adhesive putty can be used on smooth surfaces to keep lots of items in place, like vases, potted plants, desktop decor, and so much more. The small, clear stickers are double-sided, so you can just peel and stick wherever you want, and they're easy to remove as well. Each pack contains 350 pieces.

14. These kitchen shears that cut veggies, meat, pizza, & more

Acelone Heavy-Duty Kitchen Shears

Use these heavy-duty kitchen shears to quickly cut veggies, meat, pizza, and more, with no chopping board required. The scissors have rust-resistant stainless steel blades and comfortable nonslip handles, and you can choose from five colors, including lime green, violet, and orange. Also great: There's a built-in bottle opener and nutcracker, so you can do even more with one handy kitchen tool.

15. A reminder board that helps you track your dog's feeding schedule

DYFTD 'Did You Feed the Dog?' Reminder

This dog feeding reminder board helps you answer the eternal question, "Did you feed the dog?" The easy-to-install reminder board features color-coded slider tabs so you can note each time you've fed the the pup every day of the week. The board has magnets on the back so you can stick it to the fridge, and adhesive tabs are also included.

16. A daily planner designed to improve productivity, so you can hit your goals

Panda Planner 2021 Daily Planner

The highly rated Panda Planner has three sections — daily, weekly, and monthly — to help you stay organized and reach your goals. Each section of the undated, 90-day planner is designed so you can prioritize tasks and review the days and weeks to help you focus on what went well and where you can improve productivity.

17. These hanging hooks that attach to your closet rod

mDesign Over The Rod Hanging Closet Accessory Hook (8-Pack)

These hanging closet storage hooks are designed to hook onto the rod, creating more storage space for bags, ties, belts, jackets, and more. Sold in an eight-pack, each hook is made of durable steel wire with a rust-resistant finish, and reviewers love that they're super sturdy and easy to install.

18. An extendable scraper brush for cleaning snow off your car

BIRDROCK HOME Extendable Ice Scraper

When winter weather hits, cleaning snow off your car is easy thanks to this extendable ice scraper . It features a comfortable cushioned grip and thick-bristled brush with a pivoting head, so you can sweep away snow at various angles, and the durable jaws and scraper cut through even the toughest ice. Plus, it extends from 35 to 50 inches, so hard-to-reach areas are a breeze to clean. You can also opt for compact and deluxe extendable versions.

19. A sanitizing toothbrush case with a built-in UV lamp

DOCHI QUEEN UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

For an easy way to sanitize your toothbrush, store it in this highly rated UV toothbrush holder . The portable case features a UV-C lamp that eliminates bacteria on your toothbrush head, so you can feel better about sticking it in your mouth. The rechargeable case is compatible with various toothbrushes, even electric ones, and it comes with an adhesive sticker for wall mounting.

20. A door draft stopper that blocks breezes, noise, & more

ANNDELU Door Draft Stopper

Block breezes, light, and noise from creeping under your door with this easy-to-install door draft stopper . The dual-sided draft stopper is made of foam pieces that can be trimmed down to the perfect size, and the fabric cover comes in two colors: black and gray.

21. This mesh back support cushion for your desk chair

Samyoung Mesh Back Support

If your desk chair isn't supportive enough, add this mesh back support to help align your spine and prevent back pain. The breathable mesh cushion has an adjustable strap, so it can be placed in the most comfortable position on your chair, and the center is covered in massage beads for added comfort.

22. A collapsible cutting board with a built-in colander

QiMH Collapsible Cutting Board with Colander

Short on kitchen space? This three-in-one collapsible cutting board with a colander is a great way to save room. The silicone basket has a drain plug, so it can be used as a colander and washing tub when opened, and it functions as a cutting board when closed flat. Choose from four colors: gray, green, blue, and red.

23. These self-adhesive door stoppers that protect walls from damage

GroTheory Self-Adhesive Door Stoppers (4-Pack)

Prevent door handles from bumping against walls with these self-adhesive door stoppers . Sold in packs of four and 12, the door stoppers are made from shock-absorbing silicone, and they stick easily to smooth surfaces. Bonus: You can also use them under furniture to prevent wobbling.

24. These exfoliating soap saver pouches

myHomeBody Soap Saver Pouch (2-Pack)

When bar soap gets too small to use, these soap saver pouches come to the rescue. Just place your bar of soap inside the textured pouch and use it to lather up and exfoliate your skin. Plus, placing soap inside the grippy pouch makes it much easier to hold onto — no more fumbling with slippery soap.

25. A leakproof salad dressing shaker with pour spout

OXO Good Grips Little Salad Dressing Shaker

Mix, pour, and store your own salad dressing with ease, thanks to this salad dressing shaker . The BPA-free shaker has a 1-cup capacity with measurement markings on the side, and the top creates a leakproof seal, so you can shake ingredients and flip the lever to pour. The shaker is dishwasher-safe and comes in two colors — green and black — and small and large sizes.

26. These stylish blue light-blocking glasses

livho Blue Light Blocking Glasses (2-Pack)

Logging long hours in front of the computer, phone, and tablet can cause eye fatigue and headaches, so it's worth wearing a pair of these blue light-blocking glasses to prevent eyestrain. The two-pack of glasses comes in eight color combinations, and the non-prescription lenses block blue light and glare without distorting color.

27. A book page holder for easy one-handed reading

TILISMA Book Page Holder

For easier one-handed reading, over 1,000 reviewers are fans of this book page holder . It's made from sleek walnut wood and fits over your thumb so it's easy to hold the pages down with one hand while reading, leaving your other hand free for things like sipping coffee.

  • Available sizes: Mini, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

28. These super-absorbent Swedish dishcloths

Swedish Wholesale Odor Free Dishcloths (10-Pack)

These affordable Swedish dishcloths are like traditional dish towels and a super absorbent sponges rolled into one. And not only are these dishcloths durable and reusable, but they're also eco-friendly and can help reduce paper towel use in your home. Plus, the cloths are dishwasher- and washing machine-safe for easy cleaning. Choose from 10 colors, including blue, watermelon red, and assorted shades.

29. A humidifier that fits in your car's cupholder

InnoGear Ultrasonic Car Humidifier

Adding moisture to the air can help ease sinus congestion, dry skin, and more, and you can do that anywhere with this ultrasonic car humidifier . The USB-powered humidifier is small enough to fit in your car's cupholder or stash in your travel bag, and it features continuous and intermittent mist settings. What's more, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for aromatherapy on the go.

30. These foam fridge liners that help produce stay fresh for longer

Dualplex Refrigerator Shelf Liners (2-Pack)

Help produce stay fresh for longer with these fruit and veggie life extender shelf liners . The foam fridge liners allow air to circulate, preventing produce from spoiling so quickly, and they're easy to trim down to the perfect size. Each pack includes four bright green liners.

31. An ergonomic memory foam keyboard and mouse wrist rest set

Aelfox Memory Foam Keyboard Wrist Rest

This highly rated memory foam keyboard and mouse wrist rest combo offers ergonomic support to reduce strain while you work. The set comes in five colors and styles — including faux leather, black, and gray — and it fits most full-size keyboards. Plus, both pieces have nonslip bottoms to help them stay in place as you type and scroll.

32. An insulated travel mug with mesh strainer

Vibrant All-In-One Travel Mug

It's easy to enjoy your favorite drink on the go with this all-in-one travel mug . It comes with a mesh strainer so you can steep loose leaf tea and infuse your water with fruit, and the double-wall insulation keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 32 hours. The BPA-free, leakproof bottle comes in black and green.

33. A cup holder phone mount with a flexible neck

Macally Car Cupholder Phone Mount

This car cup holder phone mount features an 8-inch flexible neck and fits into most standard-size cup holders, giving you a quick and easy way to view your cell in the car. The adjustable mount holds various phones between 1.77 and 4.1 inches wide, and the holder rotates 360 degrees to give you the perfect viewing angle.

34. A 9-in-1 adjustable measuring spoon that reduces kitchen clutter

Lomily Adjustable Measuring Spoon

Reduce kitchen clutter with this adjustable measuring spoon for dry ingredients. The durable utensil replaces nine measuring spoons — it has sliders on each end that you can set to your desired measurement, ranging from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup.

35. An extendable pillow tablet stand

IPEVO Pillow Tablet Stand

When you're lounging in bed or on the couch, this soft yet sturdy pillow tablet stand holds your tablet or e-reader at a comfortable viewing angle, and it folds out to provide room for a wireless keyboard. Also great: The 100% cotton cover is removable and washable. Choose from four colors: blue, charcoal, honeysuckle, and lemongrass.

36. A gentle aftershave with aloe vera & essential oils

Kerah Lane Razor Bump Natural Formula

This gentle aftershave formula soothes and moisturizes skin and helps reduce ingrown hairs and razor bumps. It's formulated with natural ingredients like aloe vera, witch hazel, and essential oils, so it's good for all skin types and gentle enough to use on your face and neck without the alcohol sting of many aftershave products.

37. A pot & pan organizing rack that keeps cookware in order

MUDEELA Pot and Pan Organizing Rack

Keep your kitchen cabinets tidy with this pot and pan organizing rack . The easy-to-assemble rack can be used vertically or horizontally and has adjustable dividers to store a variety of pot, pan, and lid sizes, ensuring the cookware you need is always easy to find and accessible.

38. An affordable key finder set with 4 color-coded receivers

Esky Wireless Key Finder

Keep track of your essentials with this affordable key finder set , which includes four color-coded receivers and an easy-to-use remote. Just attach a receiver to whatever you want to track — like keys, your eyeglass case, or your pet's collar — to find misplaced items up to 98 feet away. Another plus: The transmitter remote has a built-in flashlight, so it's easier to find items in the dark.

39. These heat-resistant stove burner covers that prevent messes

Sunny Town Stove Burner Covers (8-Pack)

Prevent food spills and splatter with these handy stove burner covers . The BPA-free covers are durable, heat-resistant, and easy to clean as needed — you can even place them in the dishwasher for added convenience. Plus, the covers can be trimmed down to fit perfectly over your burners. Each pack contains eight covers.

40. These self-adhesive bumpers that prevent cabinets & drawers from slamming shut

GorillaGrit Sound-Dampening Door Bumpers (100 Count)

To prevent cabinet doors and drawers from slamming shut, add these sound-dampening door bumpers . The clear, self-adhesive bumpers are designed to cushion surfaces and reduce noise, and you can choose from packs of 50 and 100, giving you plenty of bumpers to protect furniture in every room of the house.

41. These heat-resistant oven liners that prevent stuck-on food gunk

Chef's Choice Nonstick Oven Liners (2-Pack)

Avoid drips and messes in the oven with these nonstick oven liners . Sold in a pack of two, the BPA-free liners are heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and they're easy to rinse clean or place in the dishwasher as needed. The liners can be trimmed down to fit your oven, and a stove burner cover is also included.

42. A laptop cleaner that removes smudges & dust

OXO Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner

Remove dust, crumbs, and smudges from your keyboard and screen with this laptop cleaner brush . There's a microfiber pad on one side to wipe smudges and fingerprints off the screen, and a soft brush on the other to sweep dust and debris off the keyboard. When not in use, the cover and retractable brush keep the tool clean and allow for easy storage.

43. These storage pockets that fit in the gap between the car seat & console

Power Tiger Car Seat Pockets (2-Pack)

Not only do these car seat pockets keep items easily accessible, but they also prevent things from falling under the seat. The faux leather pockets fit in most cars that have a gap between the seat and center console, and there's plenty of space for your phone, wallet, and more. Choose from seven styles and colors, including black and beige, as well as options with a built-in cupholder.

44. A multi-plug outlet with built-in night light

ONDOG Multi Plug Outlet with Night Light

This multi-plug outlet packs a lot of charging power with six outlets and two USB fast-charging ports, and it boasts a 4.7-star rating from reviewers. The three-sided power strip fits into any standard outlet and also features a dusk-to-dawn night light with adjustable brightness settings that automatically turns on in the dark.

45. A jar opener that removes stubborn lids with a simple twist

Kichwit Jar Opener

Unscrew even the most stubborn lids with ease, thanks to this jar opener . The helpful kitchen tool clamps onto jars between 1 inch and 3.7 inches in diameter, and all you have to do is twist the handle to access the contents.

46. This natural, organic deodorant with essential oils

AC NATURE Natural Deodorant

Looking for a natural deodorant that's free of aluminum, synthetic fragrances, and other ingredients that may irritate sensitive skin? This highly-rated organic deodorant offers all-day protection that reduces body odor and absorbs sweat, and it's made with skin-soothing ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, and tea tree oil. Choose from unscented and lavender in light, regular, and strong styles.

47. These silicone floor protectors that fit onto chair legs

MelonBoat Chair Leg Floor Protectors (16-Pack)

Protect your floor from scratches with these easy-to-install chair leg floor protectors . The flexible, clear silicone protectors slip snugly onto round chair feet, and they have felt pads on the bottom that allow chairs to glide across the floor without leaving scuff marks. Each pack comes with 16 floor protectors.

This article was originally published on Feb. 1, 2021

daily problem solving products

daily problem solving products

When a product impresses you enough to tell your friends or coworkers about it, it’s safe to assume that product is really, really good. You know the ones: those seemingly simple products that make your day-to-day life a little bit easier, or solve a pesky problem you’d previously accepted as unsolvable. For example, our editors swear by these incredible problem-solving products they use all the time; we’ve already shared them with each other, and now we’re sharing them with you.

If you need further convincing before giving these gems a chance, well, you’re in luck. All 40 items featured here also come highly recommended by Amazon shoppers, who have given each one hundreds (or, in most cases, thousands) of perfect five-star ratings and reviews. Beyond the fact that practically everyone who’s tried them seems to love them, these useful products don’t necessarily fall into one specific category; they vary widely in purpose, and some are a bit niche. That means whatever annoying problem you’ve been itching to solve, there’s a good chance you’ll find a fix below. Good luck!

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

This Washcloth That Removes Every Trace Of Makeup Using Just Water

The Original Makeup Eraser

The Original Makeup Eraser seems almost to good to be true — how can a washable, reusable cloth remove every last drop of makeup, including waterproof mascara, using nothing but water? It might be magic, but it really does work, as hundreds of Amazon reviewers happily confirm. "Product has completely changed my life!" one person wrote. "My skin has improved dramatically — disposable wipes and cleaners were clearly not removing all my makeup, and it was affecting my skin. Using this every night feels like a mini facial."

An Effortless Way To Save On Heat & Air Conditioning Bills

Suptikes Door Draft Stopper

Installing these door draft stoppers couldn't be any easier — or more worth it. Sold in pack of two, the insulated strips can easily be trimmed to fit your doors perfectly, and attaching them using the included adhesive tape will take you mere seconds. Keeping drafts out will not only keep the temperature in your house comfortable all year-round, but will also more than likely save you a ton of money on utility bills.

  • Available colors: 4

An Exfoliating Solution That Amazon Reviewers Call "A Miracle Treatment" For Razor Burn & Ingrown Hairs

Tend Skin Razor Bump Solution

If waxing or shaving always leaves you with painful razor burn and ingrown hairs, this best-selling exfoliating solution may be, well, your solution. Many Amazon reviewers swear it's the only thing that's worked for them, and for well under $20, it's certainly worth a shot. "I didn’t expect a miracle, but hoped for the best, since nothing else has ever worked in my 48 years," one Amazon reviewer shared, continuing, "It works, ladies and gentlemen. It IS a miracle."

These Thin Spatulas That Scrape Out Every Last Drop Of Product From Bottles, Tubs, & Jars

The Spatty & Spatty Daddy, Last Drop Spatula

Hair and skin care products can quite literally be worth their weight in gold, so it's worth investing in these spatulas to make sure you're using every last drop of yours. The set comes with spatulas in two sizes — 12-inch and 6-inch — both designed in a skinny shape to fit inside narrow bottles. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, they're a must for pricey cosmetics, but they can also come in handy for condiments and more.

These Air-Purifying, Mildew-Preventing, Odor-Absorbing Bags That Are Completely Natural

Moso Natural Mini Air Purifying Bag (2-Pack)

These bamboo charcoal-filled bags are one of the most effective products you can buy to purify the air, absorb unwanted odors, and prevent mildew. They'll last for two whole years if you put them out in the sun for a few hours to reactivate every month or so, and when they're finally done, you can sprinkle the charcoal in your garden to encourage plant growth.

The Best-Selling Fabric Shaver With More Than 30,000 Glowing Reviews On Amazon

Conair Battery Operated Fabric Defuzzer/Shaver

You know when a mundane household product works so well, using it is actually kind of fun? That's how thousands of Amazon reviewers feel about this best-selling fabric shaver — it's super satisfying to see all the fuzz you've removed from your clothes, bedding, and furniture sitting in the detachable lint compartment before you throw it all away. "Hi, I’m obsessed," joked one Amazon reviewer. "I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled."

  • Available models: battery-operated, rechargable

These Stackable Food Containers To Keep Your Produce Fresh For Longer

Rubbermaid Food Storage Container (Set of 3)

Rubbermaid's FreshWorks food containers are not only stackable and neat-looking, but also extend the shelf life of produce, thanks to their built-in crisper trays and oxygen-regulating lids. If fresh fruits and vegetables tend to spoil before you have a chance to finish them, the set of three, dishwasher-safe, BPA-free containers will more than likely save you money (and cut down on waste!) in the long run.

A Set Of High-Quality Chain Extenders To Customize The Length Of Your Necklaces & Bracelets

D-buy 8 Pcs Stainless Steel Necklace Extender

Make the most of your jewelry collection with these best-selling chain extenders — they're not only great for adjusting a bracelet or necklace that's too small, but will also let you customize your favorite necklaces to achieve the perfect layered look. The eight-piece set includes four stainless steel extenders in gold, and four in silver, with 2-, 3-, 4-, and 6-inch lengths for each color.

These Pretty Lace Bands To Prevent Chafing Between Your Thighs — & They Have Over 3,000 Five-Star Reviews On Amazon

Bandelettes Elastic Thigh Bands

These thigh guards certainly look alluring, but they also serve a more practical purpose: Lined in slip-resistant silicone, the thigh-high bands prevent uncomfortable chafing and rubbing between your thighs. The various lacy styles and colors are perfect for date nights and dressier events, but if you'd prefer a more laid-back look, Bandelettes also come in several more basic styles.

  • Available styles: 17

The Ingenious Purse Insert That Makes It Easy To Keep Things Organized — & It Protects The Inside Of Your Bag, Too

ZTUJO Purse Organizer Insert

Why is it that every time you need your chapstick or keys, your purse suddenly feels like an endless abyss? If you're sick of digging around, invest in this handy purse insert — available in six sizes to fit inside any bag, it has a designated pouch or pocket for just about every imaginable item, making it super easy to keep all your essentials organized and easy to access. Plus, the insert will prevent makeup spills and other mishaps from ruining your purse's lining.

  • Available sizes: 6
  • Available colors: 13

These Space-Saving Hangers Every Fashion Girl Needs

HOUSE DAY Black Magic Hangers (10-Pack)

If you love fashion, no closet will ever really feel large enough. If you can relate, you need to get these Black Magic hangers ASAP. Made of heavy-duty plastic, the space-saving hangers are actually more like hangers for your hangers: Each one holds up to 10 garments in a neat, vertical cascade, but will only use up the space of one normal hanger on your closet rod. Genius!

A More A Sustainable Alternative To Plastic Wrap

Food Huggers Reusable Food Savers

Aptly named "Food Huggers", these reusable silicone covers come in stackable set of five sizes that hug the leftover portion of virtually any fruit or vegetable, creating an airtight seal to lock in in juices, keep out bacteria, and generally keep produce fresh for longer. They're an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap, and can also be used as a lid for open cans and other containers.

These Nifty Bra Strap Clips To Make Any Bra A Racerback

Thsinde Bra Strap Clips (12-Pack)

Instead of going out and buying a convertible bra, use these nifty bra strap holders to convert your favorite bra into a racerback. The 12-piece set includes nine bra strap clips — three white, three black, three beige — plus three strap-style holders in the same trio of neutral colors. In addition to concealing your bra straps underneath racerback tops and dresses, the holders are great for tightening the straps on any worn, stretched-out bras that you love.

A Foolproof Way To Prevent Your Area Rug From Slipping Around On Hard Floors

Home Techpro Rug Grippers

When a traditional rug pad isn't cutting it, these popular rug grippers may just do the trick. They're sold in a set of four grippers — one for each corner of your rug — and have strong adhesive to attach to your rug on one side, while tiny, vacuum-like suction cups grip the floor on the other. While they won't keep a rug in place on top of carpet, thousands of Amazon reviewers swear by them for use on hard floors.

These Best-Selling Nipple Covers That Won't Show Through Even The Tightest Tank Tops

Nippies Skin Ultimate Adhesive

If you want to go braless, but don't necessarily want your nipples to double as an accessory, buy Nippies and never look back. Unlike many pasties, the adhesive backs on these are truly washable and reusable, and actually stay in place all day long. Also unlike many pasties, Nippies are made of a smooth, skin-like silicone that's truly invisible underneath clothes.

  • Available styles: Creme Size 1 , Creme Size 2 , Caramel Sizes 1 & 2 , Coco Size 1 , Coco Size 2

The Cult-Favorite Anti-Chafe Balm More Than 10,000 Amazon Reviewers Swear By

Body Glide Original Anti-Chafe Balm

If you've ever put deodorant on your inner thighs (or anywhere else!) to prevent chafing and irritation, it's worth investing in Body Glide instead. Garnering more than 16,000 Amazon ratings and a 4.7-star average, the best-selling anti-chafe balm is not only more effective than the old-school deodorant method, but also is made without aluminum and other potentially harsh or pore-clogging ingredients. "I don't even know where to start," gushed one Amazon reviewer. "Finding this product has changed my life."

A Hydrating Hair Mask With A Cult-Like Following

Arvazallia Argan Oil Hair Mask

If regular conditioner isn't enough to keep your strands from drying out, this deep conditioning hair mask is exactly what you need. It's formulated with a generous dose of argan oil, and according to Amazon reviewers, can take hair from straw-like to silky in just one use. "WOW! The first time I used it, I couldn't stop touching my hair," one person wrote. "I was in disbelief at how soft it was."

These Handy Little Cable Holders With Tons Of Other, Clever Uses

OHill Cable Clips (16-Pack)

Sold in a 16-pack, these nifty little clips have a small ridge to hold a cord or cable on one side, and strong adhesive backing on the other. Use them to keep cords and charging cables neatly organized where you want them — by your desk, for example, or near your nightstand so you don't have to reach down beside your bed each night. You can also use them to hold thin items like toothbrushes and pens!

This Strong, Double-Sided Fashion Tape That Really Works

Uplift Secret Fashion Tape

Double-sided clothing tape is a must-have for every fashion lover's toolkit. It's great for pinning low-cut, backless, or otherwise precarious clothing in place to prevent wardrobe mishaps, and can also come in a handy for a whole range of other purposes , from creating a temporary hem to boosting your cleavage without a bra.

This Game-Changing Substance That's As Essential As Duct Tape & Superglue

Sugru Moldable Glue

Sugru is basically duct tape 2.0 — once you have it at home, you'll find yourself using it to fix everything, not to mention all the DIY projects it's great for. It starts out as a clay-like puddy that's easy to mold and manipulate any way you like, but as it dries, it transforms into a grippy, durable silicone that permanently bonds to virtually any surface: glass, metal, wood, ceramic, plastic ... you get the idea. As if that wasn't impressive enough, it's also waterproof, heat resistant, electrically insulating, and shock resistant.

An Affordable Rubber Broom That's Like A Magnet For Pet Hair

FURemover

More than 30,000 pet lovers gave the Furmover a perfect five-star rating on Amazon. It works like a normal broom, but it's made of a rubbery material that's basically a magnet for pet hair — Amazon reviewers say using it to clean carpet, floors, and even walls and furniture is so satisfying, it's actually pretty fun. "HOLY SMOKES!" one person wrote. "Within just a few light strokes I was pulling up strands of hair and fur that had seemingly become a part of the carpet."

  • Available styles/models: 6

These Ingenious Markers & Crayons For Touching Up Wood Furniture

DAIXI Furniture Repair Kit Wood Markers

While refinishing wood furniture can be pricey, time-consuming, or often both, using this wood touchup kit makes breathing new life into your favorite pieces practically effortless. The kit comes with six repair markers (to match the color of wood furniture), and six wax sticks (to fill in chips and match the finish), each in a range of six popular shades like oak, maple, and cherry. It also comes with a sharpener for the crayon-like wax sticks.

An Easy Way To Prevent Crumbs From Falling Into That Impossible-To-Clean Gap Next To Your Stove

Linda's Silicone Stove Gap Covers

When a crumb falls into that awkward space between your counter and stove, you know it'll likely stay down there for years. Rather than cutting your losses, buy these gap covers instead. Made of durable, easy-to-clean silicone, they rest neatly between your appliances to prevent spills and crumbs from falling through. "WHAT took me so long?" one Amazon reviewer wrote. "They fit perfectly, look wonderful, and I could customize the size to fit exactly where I wanted them to with a pair of scissors."

  • Available sizes: 21-inch, 25-inch
  • Available colors: 3

This Popular Mop & Bucket Set That Amazon Reviewers Call "Life-Changing"

O-Cedar Easywring Microfiber Spin Mop & Bucket

Both the bucket and mop in the O-Cedar EasyWring system have smart design features that make cleaning so much easier. The bucket has a built-in wringer, making it easy to get the optimal amount of water for cleaning without drenching your floors. The mop comes with three replacement heads, which have an angled shape that makes it easy to hit hard-to-reach corners. They're also made with absorbent, dirt-collecting microfiber, which has impressive cleaning power using nothing but water — picture the mop version of those popular makeup remover cloths .

The Only Lint Roller For Pet Hair You'll Ever Buy Again

ChomChom Roller Dog Hair Remover

Another best-selling tool for keeping pet hair under control, the ChomChom roller has nearly 40,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, resulting in an impressive 4.7-star average. It's easy to use, and doesn't need a power source or require you to replace sticky pads — and, most importantly, the results are unreal. " This hand held magical hair eating wizard is the most amazing (and yet so simply made) invention EVER!!!" gushed one Amazon reviewer.

This Plug-In Surge Protector With AC Outlets, USB Ports, & A Handy Little Shelf

CFMASTER Socket Wall Shelf

This plug-in surge protector not only converts a single standard outlet into eight, but also has two USB ports and a handy built-in shelf to hold your devices as they charge. Amazon reviewers, for their part, seem to be impressed, awarding the simple device an overall rating of 4.6 stars. "Everyone should have one of these in their bathroom — especially most that have only outlet. So nice not to have to change our plugs constantly," one reviewer wrote.

A Discreet LED Bar That Turns Out With A Simple Tap

Brilliant Evolution LED Light Bar

This bar-shaped LED light will come in handy for so many different reasons. Easy to install using the included hardware or adhesive backing, it's thin and unobtrusive enough to use almost anywhere, from a dark closet or garage to inside a cabinet. It's easy to turn on or off with a tap, and runs for up to 100 hours on a single set of AA batteries.

The Cult-Favorite Nail Strengthener That Pros Swear By

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener

A true cult-favorite, this award-winning OPI nail strengthener has garnered well over 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with dozens of reviewers declaring it "a miracle." Formulated with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium, it can be applied as a standalone treatment on bare nails or used as a base coat underneath your regular polish. "There is NOTHING better on the market to protect your nails and encourage them to grow," one Amazon reviewer wrote, adding, "I have tried about everything else."

These Popular Hooks For Hanging Things From The Back Of Your Car's Headrest

EldHus Ofspower Headrest Hook Hanger (4-Pack)

Sold in a pack of four, these nifty hooks are designed to attach to the back of the headrests in your car, providing the perfect place to hang your purse, shopping bags, and other items instead of leaving them on the car's seats or floor. They'll not only protect valuable belongings from getting wet, dirty, or damaged, but will also free up floor space — a huge plus if your car is on the smaller side.

An Easy Way To Hem Anything Without Sewing A Single Stitch

Outus Fabric Fusing Tape (2-Pack)

This fabric fusing tape makes it surprisingly easy to do almost any basic "sewing" project without actually sewing. When ironed, the tape fuses any two pieces of fabric together — it's great for anything from hemming a pair of pants to making your own throw pillow cover. "I love this," one Amazon reviewer wrote. "So much cheaper than getting something hemmed and it's really easy. Wish I knew about this years ago."

A Special Duster For Your Window Blinds

HIWARE Window Blind Cleaner

Window blinds tend to collect a ton of dust and grime, and they also tend to be super tedious to clean. This duster makes the process so much easier — specifically designed for cleaning blinds or grates on windows, air conditioners, and more, the durable tool has three arms, which are fitted with a microfiber sleeve. It actually comes with five sleeves in total, and since they're washable and reusable, the duster will basically last forever.

  • Available colors: 2

This Sponge That's Like Magic When It Comes To Removing Deodorant Stains

Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge

There's nothing worse than pulling a freshly cleaned top or dress over your head, only to realize it's now covered in pesky deodorant stains. Unless you have this nifty sponge , that is — in that case, solving the problem is as easy as giving the stain a quick wipe. You won't even need to use water!

"Where have you been my whole life?!! This works beautifully and gets used almost daily, as I wear black as a work staple," one Amazon reviewer wrote.

A Windproof Umbrella With A Smart Inverted Design

Owen Kyne Windproof Umbrella

Over 5,000 Amazon shoppers gave this windproof umbrella a five-star rating, resulting in an impressive 4.6-star average. Because it's designed with a durable, stainless steel frame and a double-layered canopy, it'll withstand strong winds and heavy storms far better than a typical umbrella. It also has an inverted design, so when you open it, it won't drench your car, clothing, or anything else nearby.

  • Available colors/prints: 44

These Silicone Cushions To Prevent Your Bra Straps From Digging In At The Shoulders

Ewinever Bra Strap Cushions Holder (Set Of 5)

Sick of your bra straps digging into your shoulders? These bra strap cushions are here to help. Made of soft, slip-proof silicone, they're sold in a set of five pairs: two black, two white, and two beige. While investing in a bra that truly fits is more likely to solve the problem at the source, these let you keep wearing your favorite — plus, they're way cheaper.

A Smart Way To Prevent Accidental Burns From The Oven Rack

Laminas Oven Rack Protectors (3-Pack)

If you have kids or are simply prone to accidentally burning yourself, these oven rack protectors are a must-have. Made of durable, heat-safe silicone that can withstand temperatures of up to 446 degrees Fahrenheit, they slide onto the edges of the baking racks inside your oven, since the edges are the part most likely to come into contact with skin as you're taking things out of the oven.

An End Table Alternative That's Perfect For Small Spaces

GEHE Bamboo Sofa Arm Tray

This ingenious, foldable bamboo tray is designed to fit over the arm of your sofa, creating a mini table to set things down without using up any floor space. Sure, you can't put a lamp or a stack of coffee table books on it, but if a traditional end table is making your current layout feel cluttered, this might be the perfect solution.

A Set Of Mesh Laundry Bags For Washing Delicate Items

Bagail Mesh Laundry Bags (Set Of 5)

Sold in set of five — one extra-large, two large, and two medium — these best-selling mesh laundry bags are a must for protecting your bras, lingerie, and other delicates in the wash. While these certainly aren't the only mesh laundry bags out there, these are the clear favorites of Amazon shoppers, who gave them more than 25,000 (!!!) perfect five-star ratings, resulting in an impressive 4.7-star average.

This Windshield Cover That's A Must For Surviving Winter Weather

SnowOFF Windshield Snow Ice Cover

Anyone who lives in a snowy climate will immediately understand the appeal of this windshield cover . Rather than scraping ice off your windshield in subzero temperatures every morning, simply pull off the weather-proof cover and go. It's designed with windproof straps that attach to your wheels to keep the cover in place, as well as flaps with suction cups at the ends that go through your car's windows, so you can suction the cover to your inner windshield to deter any potential thieves.

  • Available sizes: 2

A Set Of Temporary Buttons To Tweak The Waistband On Your Jeans

NIPPIES Adjust A Button for Denim

When your favorite jeans won't button or are feeling a bit too loose, simply use this kit to add a discreet second button, anywhere up to 1.5 inches away from the original in either direction. Putting a button in takes mere seconds and is as easy as putting on an earring or broach, and later, it's just as easy to remove the button until you're ready to use it again.

A Set Of Gel Petals To Cushion The Balls Of Your Feet When You're Wearing Heels

Dr. Scholl's Ball of Foot Cushions for High Heels

Designed to cushion only the balls of your feet, these gel petals from Dr. Scholl's make high heels significantly more comfortable, especially if the balls of your feet usually get sore when you wear them. Unlike full-sized shoe inserts, the petals are fairly small and become completely covered by your feet, so you can use them with strappy sandals without worrying about them showing.

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36 Problem Solving Products That Say ‘I’m the Solution’

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Here is a list of the ultimate problem-solvers – a carefully curated collection of 36 products confidently declaring, “I’m the solution.” If daily challenges have left you feeling frustrated, or you just yearn for a more efficient way to tackle tasks, your search ends here. We’ve scoured the market to present you with innovative products that resolve the everyday problems you never knew could be solved. This range includes innovative gadgets, clever tools, life-changing discoveries, and other brilliant inventions. Each item in this collection has one clear message: “I’m the solution you’ve been looking for.” Say farewell to those nagging frustrations and embrace a new level of ease and convenience. Join us as we unveil these ultimate problem-solvers and discover the transformative power of these awesome products. A new era of efficiency, satisfaction, and peace awaits you.

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Get Organized with Magnetic Cable Ties

These cable ties , crafted from sturdy silicone, are reusable and have a magnet built into them, making it simple to organize and store cords, cables, and other small objects. Their versatility makes them great for use in various settings, such as at home, in the workplace, or on the go. And they’re simple to clean and maintain.

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Watch Shows on the Plane with This Phone Holder Mount

You can conveniently access your phone during your flight using the airplane phone holder mount . This mount can be attached to the back of your seat and safely holds your smartphone, allowing you to use it hands-free. It is also adjustable and compatible with a wide range of smartphone models.

Declutter with Cable Organizers

Keep your cords organized and tangle-free with our cable cord organizer . Made of flexible silicone, it holds cords of different sizes and shapes and attaches quickly to any smooth surface. Stylish and practical, it’s perfect for home or office use and travel.

Charge Everything with This All-in-One Charging Station

With the ability to charge several Apple devices simultaneously, this charging station is the ideal solution for individuals seeking convenience. It is compatible with iPhones, AirPods, and Apple Watches and boasts a sleek design that fits perfectly on a desk or nightstand. And it also comes with a built-in USB port, making it possible to charge other devices.

Keep Your Drinks Cool with This Wine Chiller Stick

Chill your wine without an ice bucket using this wine chiller stick . Simply freeze and insert it into your bottle for hassle-free and perfectly chilled wine without dilution. Some chiller sticks even have a built-in pourer to make serving easy.

Live a Little with Spot Treatment Stickers

If you’re dealing with acne, try these Mighty Patch spot treatment stickers . These stickers use hydrocolloid technology to absorb excess oil and draw impurities from your skin. They’re super easy to use and can be worn overnight to help reduce the appearance of pimples and other blemishes. Give them a chance and see if they work for you.

Be Courteous with This LED Neck Reading Light

This nifty reading light can be worn around your neck, letting you read in bed or on the move without disturbing your partner. It’s a convenient, eco-friendly choice with adjustable brightness levels and a rechargeable battery. The light also has a flexible design that lets you position it exactly where you need it.

Find Your Stuff with This Item Locator

Do you often misplace items like keys or wallets? The Esky can help you quickly find them. Attach one of four wireless receivers to your belongings and activate a loud beep with the remote. It’s compact and easy to use – a lifesaver for anyone who tends to lose things often.

Stay Powered with This Portable Charger

Looking for a reliable way to keep your mobile devices powered up while you’re out and about? Check out this portable charger . With its high-capacity battery, you can charge most phones multiple times, and its fast-charging USB port ensures speedy charging for your devices. It’s compact and lightweight, perfect for travel or everyday use.

Chill Out with This Cooling Hat

The cooling hat is perfect for hot weather. It is lightweight and breathable, ensuring that you stay relaxed and comfortable. The hat features an evaporative cooling system that regulates body temperature and helps prevent heat exhaustion.

Kick Back and Read with Lazy Readers

Looking for a way to read in bed comfortably? Check out these lazy readers . By using mirrors, they keep your neck and eyes relaxed while you delve into your favorite book. Though they may seem odd initially, once you try them out, you won’t want to return. This product is a game-changer and worth investing in.

Get Power on Your Vacay with This Universal Adapter

Don’t let different outlet types hinder you from using your electronics when traveling. The universal travel adapter is the solution you need, as it supports over 150 countries and ensures a safe and dependable connection for your devices. Additionally, it features USB ports that can charge your phone, tablet, and other devices.

Command Power with These Smart Plugs

Controlling all your plugged-in devices has never been easier with the smart plug . You can use a simple voice command or tap your phone to operate them without moving. No more crawling under desks or behind couches to find elusive outlets. The energy monitoring feature can also help you save on your electricity bill. It’s like a dream come true for anyone who appreciates convenience.

Protect Your Bed (Or Floor) with Absorbent Pads

These bedding protectors are designed to prevent spills, leaks, and accidents, ideal for larger dogs with incontinence issues. Multi-layered with absorbent material that quickly draws away moisture from your pet’s skin and machine-washable, they are both practical and eco-friendly.

Travel in Style with This Portable Wash Bag

Are you heading off on vacation? Carry this travel laundry bag . Lightweight, compact, and machine-washable, it separates soiled garments. Useful in limited spaces, it even lets you wash clothes inside in just a few minutes.

Deal Head on with Stinky Bins

These trash bin deodorizers use natural, non-toxic ingredients to eliminate unpleasant odors and clean your trash can. They work by breaking down organic matter, reducing the build-up of sludge in the bottom of the bin. Take your bins from pee yew to phew in moments.

Get a Must-Have Car Trash Can for Traveling

If you’re planning a road trip, this travel trash can for your car is a valuable accessory that can help maintain cleanliness and organization. It boasts a leak-proof lining and can be conveniently hung from the back of a seat.

Perk Up With Coffee With Electrolytes

Want a delicious coffee blend that keeps you energized and hydrated all day? Try this blend of VitaCup coffee with electrolytes . This powerful blend of essential electrolytes delivers a smooth energy boost. Ideal for everyone from athletes to hikers or anyone who wants to feel energized and hydrated.

Save Leftovers with Silicone Stretch Lids

Looking for a way to keep your food fresh and prevent spills and messes in the kitchen? Check out these silicone stretch lids . This set of flexible and durable lids comes in various sizes and shapes, making them perfect for covering bowls, containers, and other kitchen items. Say goodbye to frustrating plastic wrap and hello to hassle-free food storage.

Dry Eco-Friendly Food Bags on This Drying Rack

A practical solution for drying your reusable bags after washing them is this drying rack . Its numerous rods can accommodate loads of various sizes and shapes, ensuring that they dry swiftly and effectively. Not only does it help prolong the lifespan of your reusable bags, but it also keeps them hygienic. And you can also use it to dry your dishes and utensils. That’s a bonus.

Enjoy Dinosaur Bento Ice Packs

Looking for a way to keep your lunch fresh and cool? These cute dinosaur-shaped ice packs might be just what you need. Not only are they fun and playful, but they’re also reusable, making them a great eco-friendly option. Plus, they can be used to soothe minor injuries or headaches.

Reduce Waste with Stainless Steel Straws

Consider these reusable stainless steel straws if you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic straws! They’re not only durable and easy to clean, but they also come in various colors to fit your style. By using a reusable straw, you can make a positive impact on the environment and save money over time.

Set Up Your Kitchen with This Herb Grow Kit

For fresh herb enthusiasts, the AeroGarden indoor kit is perfect. This hydroponic system uses water and nutrients to accelerate plant growth and efficiency. The kit includes seeds, grow lights, and a pump, making it easy to get started. Grow herbs, veggies, and flowers all year long.

Pack Meals in These Eco-Friendly Reusable Sandwich Bags

Choose reusable sandwich bags instead of wasteful plastic. These durable and leak-proof silicone bags are perfect for packing sandwiches, snacks, and more. The fun and colorful designs add some flair to your lunch routine. Make the sustainable switch and pack your on-the-go meals in style.

Having Cravings? Get This Sushi Bazooka

Craving sushi but intimidated by the rolling process? Fear not, the all-in-one sushi bazooka maker is here! Perfect for beginners to create picture-perfect rolls on the first try. Impress guests and fulfill cravings from home.

Cool Off with This Mini Fan

Stay cool and comfortable anywhere with this compact and portable mini fan . Whether you need relief from hot weather or stuffy indoor environments, this fan has got you covered. Thanks to its USB rechargeable battery and multiple speed settings, it’s perfect for use at home, in the office, or on the go.

Wake Up Naturally with This Sunshine Lamp

Combat winter blues with a sleek, natural daylight lamp , perfect for home or office use. With adjustable brightness and modern style, this lamp will boost your mood and energy on those dark days.

Drift Off with These Bluetooth Sleep Headphones

These sleep headphones with Bluetooth connectivity offer comfort and high-quality sound, perfect for drifting off to sleep. You can wear them comfortably at night due to their breathable design without irritation. They are also easy to connect to your phone or other devices for listening to music or podcasts while falling asleep.

Ready Easier with This Book Page Holder

If you’re searching for a simple, convenient way to keep your book open while reading, you might want to consider this sophisticated wooden book page holder . Its design guarantees a secure hold on your book without causing any harm. Plus, it’s compatible with books of all sizes and thicknesses, making your reading experience more enjoyable and comfortable.

Nod Off with Sleep Chews

Chewsy sleep chews promote calmness and increase sleep time without habit-forming drugs. They contain melatonin, L-theanine, chamomile, lemon balm, and magnolia to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. They are also offering fruity chewables with immune-boosting, digestive, and beauty benefits.

Ditch the Shine on Your Face

This gender-neutral anti-shine face powder can help if you struggle with oily skin or shine. This powder absorbs excess oil and shines, giving your skin a matte finish. You can use it on top of your makeup or on its own to control shine throughout the day.

Treat Stains For Messy Eaters

If you’re looking for a powerful stain remover to tackle common stains like grease, oil, coffee, and more, Miss Mouth’s Messy Eater Stain Treater is a great choice. It’s safe to use on various surfaces, from clothing to upholstery to carpets and uses an oxygen-based formula to penetrate deep into the stain and remove it. Plus, it’s non-toxic and safe to use around both children and pets.

Sooth Aches with This Deep Tissue Neck Massager

This neckband massager is specifically designed to provide deep and targeted massage to the neck and shoulders. It utilizes a range of intensity levels and massage modes to help alleviate muscle tension and soreness while promoting relaxation and stress relief.

Relieve Insect Bites with This ‘Bug Bite Thing’

While it may seem unconventional, the Bug Bite Thing is a highly effective tool. Using suction, it expertly extracts any venom, saliva, or other irritants left by pesky insects beneath the skin. As a result, inflammation and itchiness are significantly reduced upon use. Using it immediately after a bite can even prevent an adverse reaction altogether.

Don’t Lose More Stuff, Thanks to Drop Stop

Have you ever experienced the frustration of dropping your phone or other small items into the narrow space between your car seat and the center console? Well, fear no more! The Drop Stop is the perfect solution to this problem, fitting snugly into that gap and preventing anything from slipping through. With this handy device, you can avoid the hassle and potential injury of retrieving lost items.

Get Coffee All The Time with This Brewing Straw

We have an innovative solution for all coffee and tea lovers that caters to your on-the-go brewing needs. This portable brewing straw is ideal for outdoor and camping activities. You can easily prepare a single cup of your favorite coffee or loose-leaf tea by adding the grounds or leaves, and voila! No need for expensive equipment; just sip and relish the perfect cup of coffee or tea.

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8 smart products that will make you say, 'Why didn't I think of that?'

Sometimes the most niche problems are the ones you desperately wish there were a solution for. You know, the moments where your grocery bags fall over in the back seat of the car or when, no matter how hard you try, you can't prevent leftover avocado from turning brown.

We've come across plenty of problem-solvers and hidden gems , but there are still plenty more finds out there that will likely make you say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Sometimes the simplest products can get the job done and make a huge difference in your daily life. Whether you're tired of wasting produce or are in need of innovative storage solutions, Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post shared innovative picks with Hoda & Jenna that we wish we could have come up with ourselves.

Ahead, you'll find eight items that will make you consider some of life's problems, solved. From food savers to pedicure-ready footwear, Post has all of the products that should be on your radar.

Problem-solving products

Netcessity car caddy.

Netcessity Car Caddy

Designed for passenger and back seats, this mesh caddy will prevent everything from hitting the floor when you press on the breaks. It's simple to install and to use and doesn't have to be removed when someone sits in either seat. Say goodbye to the days where you're left scrambling to pick up the contents of your purse at a red light.

Nana Hats Banana Preservation System

Nana Hats Banana Preservation System

Bananas are a fickle fruit — sometimes they take a while to ripen and sometimes they ripen seemingly overnight. However, there's a way to prevent the latter: Nana Hats. Though adorable, the knitted exterior doesn't get the job done alone; it's a two-part system that helps slow down the rate of ethylene absorption, which makes the fruit brown. The first part is a silicone hat that covers the crown of the bananas and the second is a cute knit hat that secures onto the fruit using magnets. Combined, this California-born invention will help you save your fruit (and make it look cute, too).

Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers (Set of 5)

Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers (Set of 5)

This women-owned company focuses on sustainability and reducing food waste. The vibrant silicone savers help reduce plastic consumption and waste production, while also ensuring that your produce will stay fresh for longer. Even better? Each Food Hugger is a different size, so you can fit a range of produce without opting for plastic bags or plastic wrap.

Food Huggers Avocado Hugger

Food Huggers Avocado Hugger

No one enjoys a brown avocado (and it certainly won't make your avocado toast any more Instagram-worthy). The same women-owned company, Food Huggers, also makes smart products for more irregularly shaped and fickle fruits, including avocados and bananas. Long gone are the days where you have to struggle to make an airtight seal on your avocados — this smart gadget will do it all for you.

BottleLoft by Strong Like Bull Magnets

BottleLoft by Strong Like Bull Magnets

Bottles often take up valuable shelf space in your refrigerator that you can use to store other essentials. The BottleLoft system uses strong magnets to suspend bottles from the ceiling of your fridge, so you can free up much needed space and prevent bottles from falling over (or down).

Grand Fusion Corn Butter Knife

Grand Fusion Corn Butter Knife

Corn on the cob is a summer staple that is only enhanced with butter. However, applying the butter it takes work to enjoy the barbecue favorite — applying the butter can be tasking. This specially designed butter knife cuts down the process into just one step for a smooth, buttery experience every time.

Olive & June - The Poppy

Olive & June - The Poppy

Olive & June makes it easy to achieve salon-worthy results at home, regardless of whether you're giving yourself a manicure or a pedicure . The handy gadget, The Poppy, makes it easy to have more control over and execute even strokes. It's not only a bestseller but is a customer-favorite, too.

Redi-Pedi: Two in One Pedicure Shoe

Redi-Pedi: Two in One Pedicure Shoe

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35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

There’s an online obsession with “ life hacks ” because we, as humans, are constantly running into complications that we can’t seem to find a solution to solve. Oftentimes, however, the problem is not that big of a deal and they are overlooked until a magic solution appears. This is a list of magical solutions that want to help you solve all of life’s little issues and to tackle all sorts of everyday annoyances.

We did some digging to find our favorite items online that have helped tons of people accomplish things like hiding unsightly electric cords and plugs, store all your stuff , and even help save the planet! These problem-solving solutions will help you live a more stressfree life and get things done! Check out these 25 problem-solving gadgets that will change your world.

YnM Weighted Blanket

$79.50 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Weighted blankets work wonders for those who struggle with anxiety and restlessness. This YnM version will do that and more, thanks to its 7-layer design and glass bead filling to provide body temperature control so you stay cool, comfortable, and most importantly relaxed. We’d like to curl up with one of these right now! We didn’t think a blanket could be problem-solving, but we were very incorrect. Get this for yourself or as a gift as these blankets will be enjoyed by all.

Swivel Bath Tray

$50 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Need a problem-solving tray to hold all the items you enjoy while soaking in the bath? This bamboo bath tray moves out of the way easily and can suction to either the inside or outside of a porcelain tub. Let this tray wait on you hand and foot. It will hole your beverages, books, music devices, candles, and so much more.

RENPHO Foot Massager

$119.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

And after you’re done reading a chapter or five in the bath, make sure you has this foot massager to continue that at-home pampering session you deserve on that self-care day. This machine offers a deep-kneading Shiatsu foot massage with its rotation ball, rolling stick, and heating capabilities. This problem-solving massager will help your feet feel less tense and you feel less stressed.

Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

$199.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Now, if this isn’t the perfect pair for the foot massager we don’t know what is. What better way to relieve that pent up stress than with this Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager. As Amazon describes, this problem-solving massager uses innovative 2D/3D finger pressure shiatsu, rolling, air compression, vibration and heat functions. As we’re not getting to the chiropractor like we used to before the pandemic, this could provide you some much-needed relief until you’re comfortable making your next appointment.

YOOVE Loofah Back Scrubber with Bamboo Charcoal

$13.90 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Now, we know we’re not the only ones who struggle to scrub the middle part of our backs in the shower! This problem-solving back scrubber set will cleanse, exfoliate, and revitalize, which is exactly what you deserve. It will allow you to reach all of those hard to get spots! This also makes for a great gift because we’ve all forgot to replace our loofahs at one point or another.

Kindle Paperwhite

$129.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Read and travel smarter with this problem-solving device that will allow you to keep tons of books in one convenient piece of tech. With the Kindle Paperwhite, you will now be able to enjoy all the books you love without distraction as with other reading devices like a phone or iPad. Plus, it’s waterproof! It would look great on that bathtime swivel tray we showed you earlier! No more wet books for you!

Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

$29.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Does your lounge area lack the one piece of gear that will change your life? The problem-solving homemade bottle opener can be personalized and it has a cap catcher so that there isn’t any unnecessary mess! No more bottle caps missing the trash! Keep your life tidy with this smart product.

Kids Toy Chest

$41.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

How stunning is this toy chest? And it’s not just a gift for the child in your life but their parents as well. We all know keeping a child’s toys organized is difficult, but with this problem-solving wood toy chest, it’s much easier to keep their toys tucked away when they aren’t in use. These chests can be personalized so if you have more than one child, you can solve a few problems with chests for each of them. “No TV until you fill your chest” is something we can imagine saying to kids we want to pick up their stuff.

Personalized Leather Dopp Kit

$49.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you struggle to keep all of your toiletries organized and in one convenient place when you travel! We’ve got just the problem-solving product for you. It’s a gorgeous leather Dopp kit that can be personalized for that added special touch! It can help keep all of you personal Give this beauty as a gift and your friend will think of you each time they use it.

Wooden Blank Recipe Book Binder

$23.80 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Organizing and keeping all of the delicious recipes you’ve collected over the years should not be a Herculean task but for most of us, it indeed is. This problem-solving Wooden Recipe Book Binders from Enjoy The Wood will help you put all those recipes in one place so you’ll never lose one again! Again, these are the perfect gifts for other scattered, but wonderful, home cooks like yourself.

PEGAI Personalized Magnetic Detachable Leather iPhone Wallet

$44 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Most people have a cell phone, and a lot of people have iPhones. And we all know that it is imperative to have a protective case on those phones at all times to prevent cracked screens. This problem-solving iPhone wallet makes carrying and keeping your phone safe as stylish as possible. Keep all the stuff you need on-the-go in this clever invention. Personalize it to make it extra special for you or a loved one!

Pe rsonalized Reusable 24 oz Coffee Cup

$18 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you absolutely love your iced Starbucks coffee? This problem-solving, personalized cup allows you to indulge your coffee habit but stop all the waste that comes with disposable cups. We told you that you can help save the planet! Give these to other coffee-obsessed folks in your life and they’ll think of you with every sip!

VEICK Resistance Bands Set

$29.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Most of us fall out of our gym routines at least once in our lives because we didn’t feel like making a trip to the gym. An affordable, problem-solving solution is the VEICK Resistance Bands Set. It takes up minimal space and it offers a lot of diversity when it comes to your workouts! It’s a mobile gym meant to build muscles. And for less than 30 bucks, you can’t beat that! Never miss your daily workout with these convenient bands!

$56 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

For just $56 get two Tile Pros to help you keep up with your often lost keys and wallet. This problem-solving Tile Pro will keep you all put together and ready to walk out the door when you’re ready. You can keep up with all sorts of items you use every day with the Tile Pro. It uses Bluetooth technology to find things within a 400 foot range of you.

Ring Vi deo Doorbell 3

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

It’s easy to worry about your family’s safety, but thankfully technology has your back. With the Ring Video Doorbell 3, this problem-solving device can answer the door and see who’s there all from a phone. It even offers notification when there’s movement in front of the camera to giving you peace of mind. Solving your worries can be easier than you think with an awesome doorbell camera like this one.

Ember Travel Mug2

$179.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Whether you’re on-the-go or hanging around the house, technology is now making sure your coffee stays the perfect temperature…literally! This Ember mug — that’s easy to clean and leak-proof — can be set to a specific temperature and remain there for up to three hours. How amazing is this problem-solving piece of mug-tech? Share the power of hot coffee with all your friends and family who also appreciate a hot cup of joe.

iRobot Roomba i3

$299.00 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you’d like to reclaim the time you spend cleaning your floors the iRobot Roomba i3 would be the perfect problem-solving product to free up your day for other chores and tasks. A Roomba makes sure your floors are cleaned without ever having to lift a finger. Give yourself or a friend the gift of clean floors all year long.

Screen Magnifier for Cell Phone

$12.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you love watching content on your phone but struggle to see the details? This screen magnifier for your cell phone will eliminate the need for finding those reading glass and instead allow you to see what you want at a much larger size. This problem-solving gadget also is perfect if members of your family often fight over who gets control of the TV. Now, you’ve got one in your pocket.

Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand

$49.91 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

With a lot of us working from home, this could be the perfect desk for someone who has limited space but still deserves to be as comfortable and organized during this unprecedented time. This problem-solving Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand can be used on any surface so the makeshift desk situation you might currently have will be greatly improved!

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock

$134.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

It’s tech for your tech. Belkin products are known for their durability and this problem-solving charging device is no exception. Keep this charging station on the bedside table and maintain that clean and sleek look while charging an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. We all hate unsightly chords sprawling all over our nightstands and desks and this product will keep them out of our mind.

Engraved Pocket Knife

$23.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

One of the most popular problem-solving items in the world is a basic tool that many of us would benefit from carrying. A pocket knife might seem like an unattractive prospect for some, but they come in so incredibly handy you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one after using it for a week. This engraved option makes it special for whomever’s initials land on it.

Chef’s Path Airtight Food Storage Container Set

$44.97 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you are wanting more cabinet space, you don’t have to invest in a new kitchen layout to make a tangible difference in your kitchen. Instead, turn to the problem-solving Chef’s Path Airtight 14-piece Food Storage Container Set it makes keeping food tidy and fresh a breeze. They also look much better than all the random bags that might be on your shelves now.

Rubbermaid EasyFindLids

$24.05 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

In the same vein as the last item, this problem-solving Rubbermaid 38-piece food storage set comes with lids that snap onto the bottom of the containers which makes finding the right lid a snap! If you’ve got that one cabinet that’s just a mountainous mass of mismatched plastic, it’s time to recycle and move on! Never waste time or lose a lid ever again!

Deluxe 2021 Planner

$34.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you have trouble keeping up with important dates, we’ve got just the problem-solving item for you. For many, phone calendars are not as effective as the old-fashioned way and this planner looks way cuter than a phone! Make dates, keep track of them in this, and see get more stuff done and see the people you love even more.

PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer

$79.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you aren’t already aware, we are about to hit you with a really gross fact, most phones are 18 times dirtier than a toilet. Yuck! Don’t worry we’ve found a problem-solving device that will clean that nasty device with ease. This Smartphone Sanitizer will clean your phone in 10 minutes with UVC technology that kills the germs and bacteria on the surface. Further, we’re all trying to keep things as disinfected as possible these days and this would certainly help you on that front.

Intelex Fully Microwavable Slippers

$22.26 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Next on the gift guide is a cozy pair of slippers that are microwavable-safe. What problem-solving are a pair of slippers doing? Warming your ice-cold feet and providing you with plenty of relaxation. They’re also filled with all-natural French lavender to provide soothing warmth and comfort. If you’ve constantly got cold feet, you know what to do!

Pattern Jojoba Oil Hair Serum

$38.01 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you have unruly curls that aren’t unruly in the right way? We’ve got a problem-solving product that will help you correct your curls. Pattern was created by none other than actress Tracee Ellis Ross , you know the daughter of legend Diana Ross! Have you seen her magnificent hair!? This Jojoba oil is made of safflower oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, olive oil & lavender oil which will also make you feel extra pretty and smell nice. This might not give you Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair, but it does work wonders!

The Wrap Life Turbanette

$19 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

While we’re talking hair, we’ve got a problem-solving product that will change your life. It’s the hair accessory everyone needs. Whether you are doing housework, working out, or just hanging out, these Wrap Life Turbanette are perfect for keeping hair out of your eyes. If you want to keep hair out of your face while you do makeup, you’ve found the wrap you’ve always wanted.

Echo Dot (4th Generation)

$59.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

The all-new Echo Dot is the perfect tech addition to any living room, nightstand, or kitchen. And it can be a problem-solving device for the person who is always doing a million things at once. With its sleek design and its convenient clock display, Alexa is there to help with everything. Turn on your lights, listen to music. ask it questions, or whatever else you need.

Portable Electric Automatic Wine Dispenser

$66.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If your problem is not having enough wine on the ready, we’ve got you. A wine dispenser might not seem like a problem-solving device on its face, but the Drinkworks Home Bar will make your life easier by aerating the wine as it pours. If your problem is drinking too much wine, you should probably skip this one for now.

Amazon Smart Plug

$24.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you got that Echo Dot as we told you to do, you can incorporate even more problem-solving tech into your life. Alexa plugs allow you to control any device that’s plugged into them. If it’s a lamp, you can tell Alexa to turn off the light without even moving a finger. You can also schedule fans and other appliances by creating certain times you want the products on or off. You need this in your life!

Bluetooth Beanie

$15.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do your earbuds or over-the-hear headphones make earing a beanie while listening to music uncomfortable? For us, a beanie shoves the earbuds into our ears and it does not feel very nice! Further, if you love listening to music while you go on runs, this is a problem-solving device for that as well as you won’t have to worry about an earbud falling out or any annoying cords. This cute beanie comes in a waffle knit (or a woven knit) with Bluetooth headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

$269 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you just want some peace? Loud flights, commutes, and other daily tasks can be improved with these great noise-canceling headphones will be the problem-solving miracle of your dreams. Bluetooth Bose headphones are great for playing your favorite music and tuning out loud talkers or any other annoyances.

nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

$32 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Never heard of nodpod’s Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask before? Well, this gift guide is opening, or shutting , your eyes to a whole new world. With its patented design, this unique sleep mask makes for the most comfortable and satisfying good night’s sleep. If you have trouble sleeping and want to block out the world until you’re ready for it, this problem-solving mask is just for you!

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Furbo Dog Camera

$179.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

And finally, we come to the most problem-solving product of them all! The Furbo Dog Camera not only can you keep an eye on your pets, but you can also talk to him or give throw him a treat for being a good boy and not destroying your couch. If you need to check in on your dog while you’re gone for work, this is the perfect product. Worrying about your pet while you’re away is such a bad feeling. No more! You’ll get peace of mind with this tech.

There you go! 35 items you should buy for yourself or give to a friend because we all need our pesky problems solved! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or others, these items will surely make you feel special and improve your life in a small way. We hope you really do take time to get yourself something to help make life easier. You deserve it.

We hope you found the best stuff to help you with your needs. We are certainly rooting for you! What are you waiting for? Buy one of these awesome products and spoil yourself right now!

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  • 1 YnM Weighted Blanket
  • 2 Swivel Bath Tray
  • 3 RENPHO Foot Massager
  • 4 Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager
  • 5 YOOVE Loofah Back Scrubber with Bamboo Charcoal
  • 6 Kindle Paperwhite
  • 7 Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher
  • 8 Kids Toy Chest
  • 9 Personalized Leather Dopp Kit
  • 10 Wooden Blank Recipe Book Binder
  • 11 PEGAI Personalized Magnetic Detachable Leather iPhone Wallet
  • 12 Personalized Reusable 24 oz Coffee Cup
  • 13 VEICK Resistance Bands Set
  • 14 Tile Pro
  • 15 Ring Video Doorbell 3
  • 16 Ember Travel Mug2
  • 17 iRobot Roomba i3
  • 18 Screen Magnifier for Cell Phone
  • 19 Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand
  • 20 Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock
  • 21 Engraved Pocket Knife
  • 22 Chef’s Path Airtight Food Storage Container Set
  • 23 Rubbermaid EasyFindLids
  • 24 Deluxe 2021 Planner
  • 25 PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer
  • 26 Intelex Fully Microwavable Slippers
  • 27 Pattern Jojoba Oil Hair Serum
  • 28 The Wrap Life Turbanette
  • 29 Echo Dot (4th Generation)
  • 30 Portable Electric Automatic Wine Dispenser
  • 31 Amazon Smart Plug
  • 32 Bluetooth Beanie
  • 33 Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
  • 34 nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask
  • 35 Furbo Dog Camera

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12 problem-solving products under $50 that every home should have, according to our editors

Our team has picked the problem-solving home buys they wouldn't be without

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1. OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Angled Measuring Cup

2. garlic and ginger grater, 3. znben non slip shirt hangers, 4. a tower plug port, 5. kunovo cheese grater with box, 6. scoof cafetiere tool, 7. a dehumidifier, 8. the pink stuff, 9. a clothes shaver, 10. watering globes, 11. perfume decanters, 12. egg poaching cups, our problem-solving editors.

Chiana Dickson

At H&G we are always on the lookout for the best home products that save time, solve problems, but still look good.

Given that most of our team's job descriptions require us to focus on finding the best storage products , cleaning tips , houseplant hacks, and home decor ideas for you, we end up trying out a vast variety of products that are simply not worth our time – but others that are worth every dime. 

Here, we have rounded up 12 of the best problem-solving products under $50 that our writers and editors use in their homes. These savvy tools and accessories have saved us both time and hassle. We think you should know about them.

Problem-solving products under $50 

These 12 products are all under $50 and make everyday tasks frictionless. 

Decluttering countertops and organizing a kitchen are so important in keeping a functional space. As a result, we only recommend keeping the very best utensils and products in your cabinets. One of those is the OXO 4-cup angled measuring jug, from Amazon, says our head of eCommerce, Alex David . 

‘I’ve used this measuring cup in various test kitchens throughout my career. The measuring lines are on an angle, so you can look straight at the cup and get exact measurements from any angle, saving you from bending down and checking on the side – it is also great for those with mobility issues for this same reason!’ 

It also means you can say goodbye to those loose cup measures cluttering your kitchen drawers in favor of one single product.

OXO 4-cup angled measuring cup | $12.95 at Amazon

OXO 4-cup angled measuring cup | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB000079XWB%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $12.95 at Amazon A patented angled surface lets you read measurements from above helps eliminate the need to fill, check and adjust.

OXO kitchen products are well-loved by a number of H&G 's editors including Millie Hurst , Solved section editor. ‘I like to try to cook at home with all-natural ingredients whenever I can, so the OXO Good Grips Etched Ginger and Garlic Grater from Amazon is a great problem-solving product for me. A traditional grater, even a fine one, can be a little too big for turning fresh garlic cloves and ginger root into a fine paste for cooking so this smaller version, which fits easily into my existing kitchen organizers , is the perfect addition. It works really well whether grating parmesan for a carbonara or crushing garlic, and it's easy to clean.'

OXO etched ginger &amp; garlic grater | $10.99 at Amazon

OXO etched ginger & garlic grater | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FOXO-Etched-Ginger-Garlic-Grater%2Fdp%2FB082WNVTRC%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $10.99 at Amazon This fine-toothed grater helps create a fine paste with minimal effort

Slimline hangers have become a go-to closet organizer for professional organizers, especially when they are dealing with small closets . Another option for narrow but tall closets is layered hangers, such as the ZnBen Non-Slip Shirt Hangers, from Amazon that our eCommerce head, Alex David has at home. ‘I haven’t got a ton of closet space, so multi-hangers like these are essential for hanging lots of button-downs in one space. This is an improvement on the multi-hanger I use, with non-slip arms to keep shirts firmly in place.’

Space Saving Coat Hangers | $19.99 for two at Amazon

Space Saving Coat Hangers | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FClothes-Znben-Stainless-Organizer-Multilayer%2Fdp%2FB09F8KTS2C%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $19.99 for two at Amazon Perfect for small spaces, these stacked slimline hangers come approved by our head of eCommerce, Alex David

You can never have too many outlets but often, our homes don’t quite meet the demand. This was a common issue faced by our digital deputy editor Jennifer Ebert before she picked up a tower charging port, like this one on Amazon . ‘A tower charging port is fantastic for busy spaces like home offices and kitchens so you don’t have to worry about unplugging your cell phone with your recipe open in order to use your air fryer, for example,’ she says.  

Power strip tower | $29.99 at Amazon

Power strip tower | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FProtector-Extension-Extender-Overload-Protection%2Fdp%2FB09QHHTV36%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $29.99 at Amazon This power tower has a built-in surge protector to help protect your chargers and home circuits

A cheese grater is one of the many things every home cook should have in their kitchens , but they can be bulky to store and be awkwardly shaped leaving you to grate on an angle leading to sore wrists and slips. 

A cheese grater with a box, on the other hand, can be taken apart for storage and makes cleaning up far quicker. ‘I use the Kunovo box grater, on Amazon, at home. It’s way more comfortable to grate on than a standard upright grater, and it shreds cheese straight into a bowl, so there’s no awkward grating from an angle,’ says Alex David, head of eCommerce. 

‘It has a large-hole grater for cheddar, which I also use to grate cabbage and carrots for coleslaw as well as a fine grater for hard cheeses like parmesan, which I’ve used for zesting citrus. What’s more, you can put the whole thing straight into the refrigerator and save leftover cheese for later.’  

Box Cheese Grater | $9.80 at Amazon

Box Cheese Grater | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB08QTTVCQB%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $9.80 at Amazon Another favorite of our head of eCommerce, this box grater is perfect for busy home chefs to make grating quicker and clean up easier.  

Our news editor Megan Slack is a coffee lover and believes that the Scoof French Press Tool, on Amazon is the perfect kitchen addition for anyone who uses a French press for coffee regularly. ‘Cleaning a French press is the worst part of making coffee at home, and it's all too easy to damage the glass against the side of a sink when washing it. This handy tool is an ideal solution,’ Megan says. ‘What’s more, it doubles as a French press stirrer too, helping you to get the most out of your grounds by improving flavor.’  

Scoof French Press Tool | $13.95 at Amazon

Scoof French Press Tool | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FScoof-Cafetiere-Accessory-Flavour-Cafetieres%2Fdp%2FB07PCP7G7G%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $13.95 at Amazon This Scoof tool makes making coffee with a French press a little more involved, and makes clean up super simple.

‘In my house, we have a dehumidifier that we use instead of a tumble dryer,’ says Lucy Searle, editor-in-chief. ‘When you work out how much a tumble dryer costs to run versus how much a dehumidifier costs to run (the latter being much cheaper), and consider that they take up less space in your laundry room, a dehumidifier seems like an obvious choice for smaller spaces or those looking to save some money,’ she says. 

They are perfect for more than just drying your laundry, however. ‘We also used it to dry out the inside of our car when it got wet inside (soft top fail!) and in the bathroom when a neighbor's pipe leak led to wet plaster on our side,’ Lucy adds.

Although large, whole-house dehumidifiers often sell for upwards of $150, we have found some highly customer-rated dehumidifiers for under $50, ideal for small spaces or solving emergencies: 

small space dehumidifier

This smaller dehumidifier is perfect for smaller spaces, and can remove up to 16oz of water in 24 hours.

small space dehumidifier

With a 27oz tank, this small but powerful dehumidifier is ideal for spaces up to 215 sq. ft. 

small space dehumidifier

Made to cover 260 sq. ft. this portable dehumidifier is ideal for single rooms or helping to dry laundry. 

The Pink Stuff has been named a miracle product for a reason, with thousands of people praising its adaptable yet thorough cleaning abilities online – we were equally impressed by the variety of things you can clean with The Pink Stuff . The original cleaning paste is perfect for cleaning a range of areas around the home, from getting rid of hard water stains, to cleaning stainless steel sinks , and cleaning glass shower doors without streaks. I would not leave my cleaning cabinet without it!  

All Purpose Cleaning Paste | $5.97 at Amazon

All Purpose Cleaning Paste | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FPink-Stuff-Miracle-Purpose-Cleaner%2Fdp%2FB00DU5SRIY%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $5.97 at Amazon The Pink Stuff paste has made a huge difference to my home, from my glass shower doors, entryway floor tiles, and stainless steel kitchen sink. 

Trying to remove lint from clothes can be tricky, especially if lint bobbles are caused by partially broken and tangled fibers on clothes. A clothes shaver, like this one from Walmart , has become a lifesaver for our content editor, Zara Stacey . 'These handy fabric shavers are ideal for quickly and safely removing the excess lint from your clothes without the risk of damaging the fabric or cutting your hand on a razor,’ she says. ‘Recommended to me by a friend, a shaver or “debobbler” also helps to contain any of the loose bits of thread making cleaning up much simpler too.’ 

Fabric Lint Shaver | $13.99 at Walmart

Fabric Lint Shaver | <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FFabric-Lint-Shaver-Fuzz-Remover-AC-120V-Electric-Sweater-Shaver-Efficiently-Faster-80-Clothes-Fuzz-Lint-Balls-Pills-Bobbles-Trimmer-3-Shave-Heights%2F596531958%3Fathbdg%3DL1600" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $13.99 at Walmart This Fabric shaver can easily remove Lint Balls, Pills and Fuzz. With three shave heights, two speeds and three shaving head hole sizes, this handheld device is suitable for most clothing and upholstery.

There is no denying that decorating with plants elevates a space, but even the best low-maintenance indoor plants need regular watering to keep them healthy. Watering globes, easily found at Walmart and suggested by our senior content editor and resident gardening expert, Holly Crossley , could be the solution if you can’t keep track of when to water your plants. 

‘Watering globes are ideal for busy plant parents as they only need refilling once every one to two weeks, and gradually water your plants as and when the roots demand,’ she explains. ‘This can help to prevent both under- and over-watering, mitigating the worry around how often you should be watering houseplants to keep them fresh and green.’ 

Decorative watering globes I $22.99 at Walmart

Decorative watering globes I <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FEvelots-Large-Decorative-Glass-Watering-Globes-Plant-Self-Watering-Set-Of-4%2F448102912" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $22.99 at Walmart This set of four decorative watering globes is perfect watering your plants when you are busy or away travelling

When you are organizing makeup and fragrances or packing for a trip, large, bulky perfume bottles often get in the way. But what do you do if the sculptural containers are too awkwardly shaped to fit nicely in makeup organizers ?

Refillable perfume cases such as these from Amazon, suggests Jo Bailey , deputy editor, print. ‘These have been a game changer for me when it comes to storing and carrying my favorite perfumes and fragrances around – especially when traveling,’ she says. ‘They are simple to fill up from your existing perfume bottles and can be nicely tucked away inside your bag or vanity organizers . This allows you to keep your larger bottles tucked away nicely in a secure, organized spot out of direct sunlight to keep them smelling their best for longer.’  

Portable refillable perfume bottles | Was $13.99, Now $7.99 for four at Amazon

Portable refillable perfume bottles | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FRefillable-Portable-Atomizer-Traveling-Outgoing%2Fdp%2FB08MF4G5NP%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Was $13.99, Now $7.99 for four at Amazon These may not seem like an obvious home pick, but they are perfect for optimizing your everyday storage solutions while also keeping your perfume fresh

Making the perfect eggs is a skill that many home cooks pride themselves on. If you are short on time, however, then something as simple as an egg poaching cup can help to get your eggs right every time – come breakfast or brunch. 'My mum gave me an egg poaching cup when I first moved out/ I've had it for years and use it pretty much weekly!' shares Louise Oliphant , eCommerce editor for Homes & Gardens . 'It helps hold all the egg goodness in place as you're poaching and leaves you with a perfectly round egg after a few minutes. Simple, but essential.'

Poached Egg Cup Pack of 4 | $8.29 at Amazon

Poached Egg Cup Pack of 4 | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=107655&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSilicone-Poacher-Poaches-Nonstick-Cleaning%2Fdp%2FB088R1491H%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $8.29 at Amazon These food-grade silicone egg poachers helps even the worst of home cook make the perfect eggs for breakfast and brunch 

Lucy Searle

Lucy Searle has written about interiors, property and gardens for over 30 years, starting within the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-1990s. In 2018, Lucy took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for Realhomes.com, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success. She was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where she has also taken on the editorship of the magazine, which is the UK's oldest interiors magazine at 103 years old. Lucy is a serial renovator and also owns rental properties in the UK and Europe, so brings first-hand knowledge to the subjects she oversees.

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As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. At a time when it can be tricky to know what's what, and when budgets are tighter than ever, helping readers to find the right products to make their lives a little easier is a genuine passion.

Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Deputy Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer. 

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Millie Hurst is Section Editor at Homes & Gardens , overseeing the Solved section, which provides readers with practical advice for their homes. Millie has written about and tried out countless cleaning and DIY hacks in the six years since she became a journalist, and has worked in both London and New York. 

Megan Slack

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at  Homes & Gardens . She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across interiors titles, including  Livingetc  and  Real Homes . As the News Editor, she often focusses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining us, Megan worked as a News Explainer at  The Telegraph , following her Masters in International Journalism.

Zara Stacey, content editor, homesandgardens.com

I joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University, I have worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. My role at Homes & Gardens unites my love, experience and passion for the world of design and desire to create inspiring written content. In terms of my own personal style, I'm a huge lover of color and pattern, I especially love a pastel color scheme. I also enjoy nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle – my wish list of new things to buy is never-ending.

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Holly is a former allotment keeper and professional gardener. She now spends her time tending to her many houseplants and writing about gardens and outdoor living for Homes & Gardens .

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Jo Bailey is Deputy Editor of Homes & Gardens, overseeing all features for the print edition. Before joining Future PLC, she worked as an interior stylist for over ten years, specializing in commercial photo shoots for luxury clients such as; Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Christopher Farr Cloth and Heal's. She has worked with Homes & Gardens for over a decade, having styled and produced editorial shoots and events over the years.

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Louise Oliphant is eCommerce Editor and sleep specialist at Homes & Gardens, here to help you wind down well. Previously covering sleep and wellness content (as well as the occasional organizational buy) at Real Homes , Louise has tried, tested, and reviewed some of the top buys for your bedroom.

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When it comes to everyday problems in your life, some are easier to fix than you might think, like not having enough lighting in your kitchen or losing items in your purse. Amazon is a handy site when looking for solutions, as they have tons of products to help solve those pesky common issues.

In this list, you’ll find a bunch of simple life solutions , at home and on the go. In the kitchen, you can improve your dish-drying setup with this silicone drying mat that’s easy to clean. Make it easier to add sugar to your coffee or tea with this glass container that dispenses from the bottom.

Forgetting where to be and when? Keep your appointments and events more organized with this magnetic whiteboard calendar that’s perfect for attaching to your fridge. Is your closet becoming an issue? You can better organize your shoes with this bamboo shoe rack that looks great wherever it’s placed.

Whether your problems are in the kitchen, the closet, or your own purse, you’ll find plenty of solutions that make your life just a little bit easier in this list.

Problem: You Can’t Reach The Candle Wick

RONXS Candle Electric Lighter

After you’ve burned a candle for a while, it can be tricky to light without burning your hand. This electric lighter has a long, bendable neck, so you can adjust it based on the size and depth of your candle. Since it’s electric, the lighter is rechargeable using a USB charging port and doesn’t use lighter fluid.

Problem: Your Half-Eaten Bag Of Chips Went Stale

Shendian Mini Chip Bag Sealer

Keep your snacks fresh with this mini bag sealer . The device uses heat to reseal the packaging of chips, cookies, and other snacks, so they don’t go stale. It heats up in just a few seconds and seals almost instantly. It’s also lightweight, so you can take it to work or while traveling.

Problem: Necklaces Are Getting Tangled

Susmii Layered Necklace Clasp (2-Pieces)

A layered necklace look is always chic — unless, of course, your necklaces get tangled. This clasp allows you to clip three necklaces onto little rings that keep the chains separated. It clasps together with a magnet, so it’s easy to take on and off. It’s also great for bracelets and comes in silver and gold.

Problem: Inside Your Bag Is A Mess

ZTUJO Purse Organizer Insert

Having an organized purse is a rare skill that most of us don’t possess — it doesn’t help that many bags (looking at you totes!) don’t even have any inner pockets or storage. This purse organizer insert has 10 pockets, including a zippered one, so you can keep your wallet, makeup, gum, and other items in their own pockets. The organizer is made from a sturdy felt material and comes in 19 colors and designs, including snakeskin and polka dot.

Problem: Burning Your Fingers & Forearms

POPCO Professional Silicone Oven Mitts

When it comes to kitchen tools, oven mitts are not somewhere you want to skimp, since they protect you from burning yourself. These silicone oven mitts have an extra thick padded lining, so they keep your hands and arms safe, but they also have a silicone layer on the outside which makes them heat resistant up to 450 degrees. Aside from the brilliant red shade featured, you can also buy them in aqua, gray, and black.

Problem: Charging Cables Everywhere

Poweroni 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Station

Keep all your devices at 100% with this 3-in-1 charging station. With a spot for your phone, smartwatch, and earbuds, this charging station is perfect for keeping in your home or office. It uses wireless charging, so it also means you won’t have a huge mess of cords. It’s compatible with most smart devices, including Apple, Android, and Samsung.

Problem: Poorly Lit Cabinets & Closets

Brilliant Evolution Under Cabinet Lights (2-Pack)

Add more light to your closets, cabinets — or anywhere that needs a little extra light — without having to install a whole light fixture. These under the cabinet lights come with adhesive tape, so they’re easy to install. A remote is included, so the brightness can be easily adjusted.

Problem: Bugs Getting In The House

Flux Phenom Magnetic Screen Door

When the weather’s nice out, it’s the perfect time to leave your door open to let the warm breeze in. Of course, the open air comes with bugs — unless you have one of these magnetic screen doors . Made from a fine mesh, the screen lets air in but keeps bugs and debris out. It also has a magnetic closure so you can enter and exit even if your hands are full.

Problem: Running Out Of Paper Towels

Swedish Wholesale Swedish Dish Cloths (10-Pack)

Paper towels are handy, but they eventually run out. These Swedish dishcloths , on the other hand, are machine washable and reusable up to 100 times. Plus they come in a pack of 10, so they can take the place of several paper towel rolls. The cloths are stiff when dry but become soft and pliable when wet.

Problem: Overbooking Your Schedule

Home & Me Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboard and Calendar

If you have a hard time keeping track of your schedule, then this magnetic whiteboard calendar will come in handy. The calendar is ideal for attaching to the fridge, or any other magnetic surface. It can be filled in and erased each month to keep track of appointments and events. You can use it immediately, as it comes with six dry erase markers.

Problem: Having Noisy Housemates

MAXTID Door Draft Stopper

Keep your room quiet with this door draft stopper that blocks out noise and insulates. This stopper has a velcro strip that makes it more adjustable. It also helps keep cold air out and keep heat in. For those with noisy roommates, this can offer a bit more peace at a low price.

Problem: Losing Your Luggage

Highwind Luggage Initial Bag Tag

It can be hard to keep track of your luggage when so many suitcases look alike. Set yours apart with this luggage tag that has a big colorful letter on it to match your initial on your first or last name. The tag is made of rubber, so it won’t be easily damaged, and includes a card for writing down your contact information in the chance your luggage gets misplaced.

Problem: Not Being Able To Properly Clean Your Reusable Straws (Or Not Having Them At All)

Flathead Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws (10-Pack)

Reusable straws are great for reducing single-use plastic, but they can be a pain to clean. These silicone straws come with their own cleaning brush that gets into the narrow cavity of the straws. They can be used for hot and cold drinks and are safe to throw in the dishwasher. They also come in a 2-pack, with 20 straws total.

Problem: Breaking Dishes Because You Don’t Have A Proper Place To Dry Them

HOTPOP Sturdy Silicone Dish Drying Mat

If you’re playing Jenga with your dishes when you’re setting them on your counter to dry then chances are you’ve broken more than a few. But that is where this silicone dish drying mat comes in: It’s soft but non-slip so you can set your wet dishes on it without them slipping around, cracking, and shattering. It is easy to clean, so it won’t build up dirt and grime like a cloth drying mat. It’s dishwasher safe and heat-resistant, so you can also use it to support hot plates.

Problem: Getting Syrup Or Honey All Over Your Hands

Hunnibi Glass Honey & Syrup Container Dispenser

When it gets on your hands, syrup seems to multiply — making everything you touch sticky for the rest of the day. But with this syrup/honey dispenser , you can keep your hands clean. The dispenser has a lever you can pull that releases syrup from the bottom of the bottle. Dispensing from the bottom also means you’ll be able to get every last drop of the sticky sweet liquid sugar without having to shake the bottle or awkwardly balance it on its head while it slowly drips towards the opening at the top. This dispenser comes with a stand with a reservoir to catch any syrup drips.

Problem: Running Out Of Aluminum Foil

Bee's Wrap Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps (3-Pack)

Never worry about running out of foil or plastic wrap again with this reusable food wrap made from beeswax. These wraps are moldable to your needs, so they can cover a large bowl of salad or wrap around a leftover piece of fruit. They’re washable and reusable, plus biodegradable, so they’re better for the environment.

Problem: Your Rugs Are Sliding Around

iPrimio Non Slip Area Rug Pad

Keep your rugs from slipping around the floor with this rug pad that can be cut to fit any size you need. The pad is made from a non-slip foam that can be used on wood floors, tile, and other materials. It automatically sticks to the rug and the floor, so there’s no special installation required.

Problem: There’s Not Enough Storage Space In The Living Room

Greenco Faux Leather Ottoman Stool

Use this storage ottoman to hold blankets, books, pillows, and other items that don’t necessarily have a good home in your living room. The ottoman has a faux leather cushioned top, which is perfect for resting your feet on. The lid is removable with a collapsible base.

Problem: Figuring Out Where To Put Your Phone During Workouts

SATINA High-Waisted Leggings

Workout clothes don’t always have pockets for holding your phone the way a pair of jeans does. Luckily, these high-waisted leggings have pockets on the thigh, so your phone will be safe and secure while you’re going on a walk or run. They’re made from a soft, stretchy fabric made from a spandex and polyester blend for maximum comfort.

  • Available sizes: One Size and One Size Plus
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Problem: It’s Too Bright To Nap

Estilo Black Window Shades (6-Pack)

Darken your room without the hassle of professionally installing shades. This set of six window shades comes with sticky adhesive for easy installation. They can also be cut to size, so you can fit them exactly to your window. They also come with clips to help you easily adjust the height.

Problem: You’re Not Able To Find Your Keys After Dropping Them

RAK Magnetic Pickup Tool with 3 LED Lights

Dropping your keys in the dark can be a huge pain, but this magnetic pickup tool will help save the day. The tool has a long arm, bright flashlight, and magnetic surface to pick up whatever you dropped. Use it to safely collect anything metal, or magnetically attach it to a metal surface, like the hood of your car, for better vision.

Problem: There’s No Way To Store Canned Pet Food

DYBEN Pet Can Covers (5-Pack)

I recently started feeding my dog canned wet food, and having can covers makes it so much easier. This set of five covers is made from food-safe silicone and fits three different sizes of cans. They’re dishwasher safe and come in an array of colors. They also have a cute paw tab that makes removal a breeze.

Problem: You Slept In And It’s Too Late To Get Coffee

Bean Envy Milk Frother

We can’t all get up early to make it to the coffee shop before work. Make your own fancy latte at home with this milk frother . The lightweight device is easy to use and turns milk into foam in just a few seconds. It’s portable, so you can even take it with you to work or on vacation. It also comes with its own metal stand.

Problem: There’s Nowhere To Put Your Essentials When Going For A Walk

OlimpiaFit Water Resistant Fanny Pack

Sometimes you want to go on a walk or hike, but don’t want to drag around a heavy backpack. Did you know that fanny packs are back in style? This fanny pack is the perfect option for holding your phone, wallet, keys, and other essentials. The fanny pack is made from durable nylon that is water-resistant. It has six zippered pockets, so your things will be safe and sound.

Problem: Breaking Eggs When Storing Them In The Fridge

Greenco Stackable Egg Trays (2-Pack)

Cardboard egg cartons are flimsy — stack them in your fridge and chances are you’re probably going to end up breaking an egg or two — which is why these plastic egg cartons are so genius. They’re sturdy and stackable, so you can organize your fridge and protect your eggs. The trays come in a pack of two and hold 12 eggs each.

Problem: You’re Dropping Nails & Screws While Working

RAK Magnetic Wristband

If you like to spend time working on DIY projects or doing repairs, then this magnetic wristband will come in handy. The wristband attaches with velcro and is handy for holding screws, nails, or other tools you’re using while working. The wristband is equipped with 10 strong magnets, but it’s still lightweight.

Problem: You’re Spending Too Much On Cold Brew

Willow & Everett Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Save yourself time in the morning and ditch the coffee shop. This cold brew maker has a stainless steel filter and holds up to 12 cups, so you can make cold brew for the whole week. Just put your favorite coffee grounds in the filter, add water, and put it in the fridge to steep. It can also be used for making iced tea. It comes in two sizes — two liters and a gallon.

Problem: You Always Drop Your Soap In The Shower

BBTO Soap Saver Bag (5 Piece)

A bar of soap can be hard to hold onto in the shower, but these soap saver bags are easier to grip. The five-bag set is made from natural sisal plants, which help the soap lather and produce foam. The bags are also ideal for when the bar of soap gets too small, but you’re not ready to throw it out just yet.

Problem: There’s Nowhere To Store Leftover Food

FineDine Glass Food Storage Containers Set (24-Piece)

A good set of food containers serve as one of the most useful tools in any kitchen. These glass storage containers come in a set of 24, with a range of sizes to fit everything from leftover salmon to half a lemon. The containers have an airtight seal that is leakproof, so it’s perfect for storing leftovers to take for lunch.

Problem: The Sheets Keep Coming Off The Bed

Raytour Bed Sheet Holder Straps

It’s a pain when your fitted sheets don’t stay fitted. These sheet holder straps clip onto the corner of your sheets, holding them in place so they don’t slip off. The straps have metal clips and elastic bands, which are easy to install. They’re basically like little suspenders for your sheets.

Problem: You Can’t Find Your Shoes

FILWH Bamboo Stackable Shoe Shelf

If you have a habit of misplacing your shoes around the house, then this shoe shelf will help keep them organized. Made from sturdy bamboo, the shelf holds three or four pairs of shoes on each tier and is perfect for keeping in the entryway or bedroom. If you need three or more tiers, Amazon offers those options as well.

Problem: Misplacing Your Keys

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker

Attach this Tile Bluetooth tracker to your keyring and you won’t have to dig through all your purses to find your keys. The small, lightweight tracker connects to the Tile app on your phone, so it can help you find your keys in your home, or if you left them in your bag somewhere while out and about. It’s incredible how much time you’ll save (and how many appointments you’ll be on time for.)

Problem: Uneven Winged Eyeliner

Flick Stick Winged Eyeliner Stamp

Unless you’re a professional makeup artist, getting the perfect winged eyeliner can be tricky. This eyeliner stamp makes it so much easier by literally stamping the shape of the wing on the corner of your eye. Each liner has two ends, one for the stamp and one with a fine point for refining the edges. It’s also waterproof and smudge-proof.

Problem: Forgetting A Good Pillow While Traveling

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Pillow

One of the worst feelings in the world is needing a pillow, but not having a pillow. Luckily, you can prep ahead of time by storing this compressible memory foam pillow in the trunk of your car. It doesn’t take up a lot of room but will offer a ton of comfort in a pinch. It’s also machine washable.

Problem: Getting Sauce On The Counter

Silicone Utensil Rest with Drip Pad

The problem with most spoon rests is that they only hold one spoon. This silicone utensil rest has four slots, which is perfect if you’re the kind of cook (like me) who cooks with a spatula and two spoons at the same time. The utensil rest has a large drip pad to catch any sauce or liquid that drips off. The best part is that you can easily throw it in the dishwasher to clean.

Problem: Avocados Going Bad Too Quickly

Evriholder Saver Avocado Holder (2-Pack)

Avocados are an odd shape, so they don’t always fit in a typical storage container. This avocado saver is designed to preserve the fruit with an indent designed to fit around the pit (leaving the pit in helps it from going brown) The container also has an adjustable strap to keep the avocado in place, like a little seatbelt.

Problem: Having Too Much Produce You Didn’t Finish

Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers (5-Pack)

These silicone food huggers are a versatile kitchen accessory and can be used to preserve half an apple, a partially used onion, or as a replacement lid on a jar. They come in a set of five of varying sizes, and are a great solution for replacing plastic wrap or foil, and help reduce single-use plastic in your home.

Problem: You Can’t Get All The Toothpaste Out

LOVEINUSA Toothpaste Tube Squeezer (4-Pack)

Get the most out of your toothpaste with these tube squeezers . Just like the name implies, these handy tools squeeze out every last drop from the tube, and can also be used for makeup, lotion, or anything else that comes in a tube. They come in a pack of four, so you’ll have plenty at hand.

Problem: You Can’t Find Your Earrings

BB Brotrade Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Make it easier to find the pair of earrings or that necklace you want to wear with this jewelry organizer . With 80 clear vinyl pockets, this organizer makes it easy to find the piece you’re looking for while also keeping them from getting tangled with each other. The organizer also has a hook at the top, making it easy to hang.

Problem: The Duvet Getting Scrunched Up In Its Cover

PinionPins Clear Magnetic Duvet Clips with Key

Keeping your duvet in place inside a duvet cover is no easy feat. Luckily, these magnetic duvet clips are an easy solution. The clips secure your duvet with a magnetic pin, and each pin can secure up to 10 pounds. They come in a set of eight, so you can secure the whole edge.

Problem: Accidentally Shrinking Cotton Clothes

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What does “daily problem solving” really look like in practice?

By Michael Ballé

July 11, 2016

Dear Gemba Coach: I hear the phrase “daily problem solving” a lot. But what does it really mean in practice and how does it work?

Dear Gemba Coach,

I hear the phrase “daily problem solving ” a lot. But what does it really mean in practice and how does it work ? Are we making improvements – changes – to work every day, including standard work; do we check with co-workers and supervisors daily on our changes?

There are two main ways of looking at this: (1) do I solve all problems daily so that, in the end, the process works perfectly or (2) do I use problem solving as a device to teach frontline staff more about their work so that less problems appear?

To put this in context, my father used to insist, at the plant manager level that fighting fires was part of the plant manager’s job – if he couldn’t do that, sooner or later, he’d get replaced. BUT the more fires you fight, the more fires will appear . So you’ve got to develop people’s ability to solve their own problems so that less fires get started. A highbrow way of saying that is the organizational capability of having less fires depends on the individual competence in avoiding starting fires in the first places or solving things when they’re very small fires – or, to use another expression I learned by a sensei , focus on the buds of problems, before they flower .

Sine we’re talking about the old days, Shigeo Shingo used to show that much of quality control is really issuing “death certificates” – the problem has already occurred and we’re trying to pull the body out of the flow of the living. The question is how to avoid the situation in the first place. Because experts can’t be on call everywhere all the time, the only logistically sound solution is to turn everyone into an expert.

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How do we do that? By seeing problem solving as a training technique, rather than seeing it as a, well, problem-solving techniques . We don’t want to fix every problem. We want to teach every person to better understand their job, and make sure the problem doesn’t occur in the first place. We want them to be autonomous in their problem solving which means:

  • Do not walk past the bud of the problem without stopping and correcting the situation. The classical Chinese image is not walking past a child leaning into a well without holding them back. (At work, probably the hardest part, because in well-structured, process-oriented organizations, everyone thinks someone else should deal with the problem)
  • Know how to solve a typical problem in a large variety of situations . The “one best way” rarely fits all situations and problem solving is highly contextual. Autonomy means solving the problem in making the outcome actually better, not going through the motions to find that, in the end, matters are worse.
  • Know when to flag the issue because the fire has started to burn and it will soon become a raging blaze. This is much harder than it looks because most workplaces are set up to shoot the messenger, dismiss unfavorable information and never distract the boss from his or her wishful thinking. It takes a “problem first” culture, and clear understanding of the role of middle management to fight the natural tendency to sweep the issue under the rug and walk away hoping that no one has noticed we were the first on the scene.

As you can see, these are both cognitive (actual problem solving) and non-cognitive skills (the attitude to problems), which both need to be taught, and, since teaching it is hard, taught daily – hence the daily problem solving .

In this sense, daily problem solving means looking into one problem a day, not with the hope of solving all problems, but with the hope of learning more about our job (and our standards), every day.

For this to work, we need to realize that the problem solving structure – the PDCA , the A3 8-boxes, etc. – is nothing more (or less) than scaffolding to support problem solving. The aim is not to tick the boxes, but to get a better observation and discussion about the issue, which means getting closer to the “point of process,” the point where the tool (whether a computer system or a drill, or a press, etc.) hits the part, and the quality of the value add, compared to standards.

Observation and discussion of one problem a day (What is the point of cause? How do our standards help or hinder? What is the smart way to deal with this situation?) will progressively hone your mental model of what matters and what doesn’t in the normal situation, and so build from your experience and into your experience the orientation points needed to do the job well –and avoid future problems of the same sort.

Let’s look at this Toyota 5 why exercise:

What does “daily problem solving” really look like in practice?

The conclusion here is that racks should be designed so that the option specification sheet is in full view at the moment that parts are picked.

This means that we’ve learned a new point to be careful of when looking at how racks are set up on lines to make work easier for operators. With this in mind, the next line can be either kaizened in this way, or designed so the situation does not arise. The problem solving has led to reusable knowledge that will make this problem not occur again. And there, is the win.

Proof of Respect

To my mind, daily problem solving is indeed about sharing with supervisor and team how one person has solved one problem today (each day, one quick description of how one problem has been solved). The supervisor can ask all others to check their standards on the matter, and keep topics fresh in their minds. The engineering Toyota phrase I keep in mind is “80 points + alpha” – the 80 points one has to get right daily and the alpha improvement to do things a bit better. Daily problem solving is the opportunity to both (1) check the standards we need to have in mind (there are often so many that taking problems as an opportunity to revisit standards is important) and (2) the small plus to understand better the work from both the customer and employee point of view.

If we do this day in day out, we will find that performance increases because fires disappear, and that engagement increases as people feel more self-confident about both their work and working with their colleagues, other team members and supervisors. Daily problem solving is a proof of respect.

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Input: n = 3 arr = {5, 10, 15} Output: 15 Explanation: The bitwise Ands of all pairs where i<j are (5&10) = 0, (5&15) = 5 and (10&15) = 10. Therefore, the total sum = (0+5+10) = 15. Give the problem a try before going through the video. All the best!!! Problem Link: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/problems/sum-of-products5049/1

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As you gear up for the ultimate festival experience at Coachella and Stagecoach , it's essential to prepare wisely, starting with your packing list. Thankfully, there's no need to fret about makeup melting under the desert sun or shiny faces ruining your photos before they're even taken— there are solutions for that.

Stay cool, comfortable, and camera-ready with a curated selection of beauty products designed to tackle the challenges of outdoor festivals. From sweat-proof makeup to shine-controlling skincare, these essentials will ensure you look and feel your best from day to night. And yes, we've even got your feet covered with products to keep you dancing comfortably all weekend long.

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Urban decay all nighter waterproof makeup setting spray.

I've been using Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray since 2014, and let me tell you, it's a game-changer. This stuff ensures my makeup stays flawless through sweat, rain, tears—literally anything the day throws at me. It's a staple in my beauty routine that I simply can't live without. 

E! Shopping Editor Tip : For days I'm really worried about my makeup staying in place, I spray this on my sponge I use to apply makeup just to make sure I'm locking it in every step of the way.

Body Glide for Her Anti Chafe Balm

Let's be honest: chafing happens. We've all been there: from our thighs rubbing together to boobs chafing in a sports bra, chafing is a real struggle, especially in the warm weather or during physical activity. You need this balm in your life. 

E! Shopping Editor Tip: Before you get dressed, apply it anywhere your skin is sensitive to rubbing , like the inner thighs, around your chest, your underarms. This product has more than 7,400+ 5-star reviews on Amazon and it's just $9. 

Monistat Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel

If you forget to apply the Bodyglide for Her Anti Chafe Balm , you could end up with chafed and incredibly irritated skin, but don't worry because there's a solution for that too. The Monistat Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel works wonders. It has the relief of a powder with the mess-free ease of a gel; i.e. it's the perfect hybrid product.

Shoppers Agree : This chafing relief product has 21,800+ 5-star Amazon reviews. 

Jisulife Handheld Mini Fan

This mini fan is compact, folding into its cover, so you can easily bring it wherever you go. It works for 14-21 hours, which is more than enough time, but that's not all. You can also use it as a power bank to charge your phone or as a flashlight.

The Real Housewives of Potomac  star Gizelle Bryant recommended this fan . It has 41,600+ 5-star Amazon reviews and it comes in several colors.

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Deodorant Removing Sponge

We've all been there: you have the perfect outfit on, you're feeling good, and then you look down to see deodorant marks on your clothes. The easiest way to remove deodorant stains is with a special sponge . Do not try anything else because it's just going to make a bigger mess (trust me on that one). 

E! Shopping Editor Tip: Just rub the (dry) sponge over the deodorant residue and you'll be stain-free in no time. This a definite must-pack for special events and trips.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

The name of this foundation really says it all. This formula truly stays in place for a whole 24 hours . It has buildable coverage so you can customize your look and a matte finish to combat any signs of sweat. This foundation lasts in hot, humid weather without feeling heavy on your skin. There are shades that cater to a wide variety of skin tones, with 55 options to choose from.

E! Shopping Editor Tip : If you already have your go-to foundation that you're not willing to part with. Instead of ditching your favorite foundation, just mix a pump or two of the Estee Lauder Double Wear with the foundation you normally use to increase its staying power without abandoning your signature look. 

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This long-lasting foundation comes in  dewy and a matte  finishes. It also has 13,700+ 5-star Amazon reviews.

Some shoppers have even compared it to the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation , writing, "This foundation performs like a high end foundation. I would compare it to Estée Lauder's double wear foundation which is like $45." 

Another shopper said, "This is an amazing foundation for oily skin. It seriously stays matte and in place for 12 hours with no shine breakthrough, which I've never achieved with any other foundation (including EL Double Wear that is 8 times more expensive)."

Betty Dain Makeup Protector Hood

You could get dressed and then put on your makeup, taking the risk that it will end up on your outfit. Or you can do your makeup before putting clothes on, taking the risk that you'll get makeup on your clothes while you get dressed. Neither strategy is ideal which is why you need a makeup protector hood . Yes, it looks pretty silly, but it's such a cool hack. 

E! Shopping Editor Tip : Put on your makeup as per usual. Then, put on the makeup hood before you pull a shirt over your head. Once you're dressed, unzip the hood, and you've successfully avoided getting makeup on your clothes.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

This is the award-winning concealer that sells every 12 seconds. It's full-coverage with a natural matte finish. The concealer smooths, brightens, and makes your eyes appear lifted. And there's zero need to worry about it creasing or caking because it delivers 16 hours of flawless wear .  It's transfer-proof, waterproof, and sweat-proof . 

Body Glide Foot Anti Blister Balm

If you have cute shoes just sitting in your closet that you're afraid to wear, you're not the only one, but that needs to stop. Don't let your fear of hurting your feet prevent you from wearing adorable footwear. Apply  this balm  before putting on shoes to help prevent blisters and raw skin that's caused by your shoes rubbing against your feet.

E! Shopping Editor Tips : You can put this balm on the back of your ankle, the heel, the ball of your foot, sole, instep, and toes. It also softens skin and minimizes inflammation . It has 9,400+ 5-star Amazon reviews.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer with Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide

A crucial step to creating a long-lasting glam happens before you actually put on any makeup. Primer creates the ideal canvas for a smooth makeup application and helps hold onto your makeup . This one diminishes the look of pores and creates that smooth surface that's essential for a flawless look that stays put no matter how much you sweat.

MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer

Primer isn't just for your cheeks, chin, and forehead. MAC's Prep + Prime Lip Primer  is the perfect base to wear under lipstick to reduce feathering, increase hydration, smooth the lips, and help that color last all day.

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These 2-piece lip kits are the best combination for a long-lasting look. The lip liner and liquid lipstick combo lasts through talking, eating, drinking, and kissing. And, the best part is that these don't dry out my lips. These have far exceeded the hype. Each set lasts for months, even if you wear the same color every day. The color doesn't flake or bleed outside of your lips.

E! Shopping Editor Tip : I fill in my whole lip with the liner, which acts like a primer, then I apply the liquid lipstick, for long-lasting results that are kiss-proof, mask-proof, and drink-proof. 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

If you want to avoid sweating off your mascara, waterproof is the way to go. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara  has an intensely black pigment and comes with an hourglass-shaped brush that volumizes, separates, and curls each lash to perfection.

Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller

When you sweat, you may want to blot your face, but sometimes that messes up your makeup. You also need to throw each blotting sheet away when you use it, which can add up to a pretty penny if you're always dabbing a sweaty forehead.

E! Shopping Editor Tips : Simply roll over any greasy areas and you'll be shine-free . If you really want to see how good this product is, just roll one side of your face at first so you can compare and contrast it with the other. You will absolutely see the difference. The Revlon Volcanic Face Roller has 36,500+ five-star reviews on Amazon.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

Give your skin that filtered photo effect in real life and lock in your makeup with this silky soft setting powder from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. The powder reduces shine, blurs the look of pores/fine lines/ imperfections, and there isn't a flashback in photos. 

E! Shopping Editor Tips:  Just dust the powder over foundation and concealer to set. For smaller areas of the face, including the under eye area, you can precisely apply the powder with a sponge. There are several different shades to choose from and some of them come in mini sizes, which are great for travel or if you just don't want to commit to a full-size product.

Boao Folding Travel Mirror Hair Brushes- Set of 2

Your daily brush is probably too bring bring around to a music festival, but pop one of these foldable brushes in your bag. It's perfect for a hair touch-up and it even has a little mirror in it. This is a set of two and there are multiple color combos to choose from. I never go anywhere without one of these. If you have long hair, you need one. 

Amika The Shield Style Anti-Humidity Spray

Use this anti-humidity spray as you style your hair. It's activated by heat and it prevents your hair from getting frizzy. I have been obsessed with this product for 4+ years. I definitely see a difference when I use it and you will too, especially in that Coachella Valley heat.

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This. Hairspray. Is. Everything. I am never without it . I always have a full one deck. It gives my hair a soft, flexible hold and it locks in my style, especially when it's super hot out. This is one of my can't-live-without products. This is a definite must-pack beauty product for Coachella, Stagecoach, and always.

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If you're planning on heading to the Coachella festival this year, it takes place over two weekends: April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21, 2024.

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Biofortified rice to combat deficiencies

A team has developed a rice line that has enhanced vitamin b1 content.

Vitamin B1 is an essential micronutrient for human beings. Its deficiency is the cause of numerous diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with teams at ETH Zurich and Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), have achieved a significant advance in the fight against vitamin B1deficiency, frequently associated with a rice-based diet. By specifically targeting the nourishing tissues of the rice grain, the scientists have succeeded in considerably increasing its vitamin B1content, without compromising agronomic yield. These results, to be read in the Plant Biotechnology Journal , could help solve a major public health problem in regions where rice is the staple food.

Most vitamins cannot be produced by the human body and must be supplied by the diet. When the diet is varied, vitamin requirements are generally covered. But in populations where cereals such as rice are the main or even the only food source, deficiencies are common. This is particularly true of vitamin B1 (thiamine), a deficiency of which causes numerous nervous and cardiovascular diseases, such as beriberi.

Vitamin B1 in rice is lost during processing

Rice is the staple crop for half the world's population, particularly in the tropical countries of Asia, South America and Africa. Rice grains are low in vitamin B1, and processing steps such as polishing (i.e. removing the bran by grating the peripheral layers) reduce it even further, taking 90% with them. This practice thus further aggravates chronic deficiencies.

The laboratory of Teresa Fitzpatrick, full professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the UNIGE Faculty of Science, specializes in vitamin biosynthesis and degradation pathways in plants. Her group, in collaboration with a team from ETH Zurich and Taiwan's NCHU, focused on improving vitamin B1 content in the endosperm of rice, i.e. the nourishing tissue that makes up the bulk of the seed, and therefore of what is eaten.

''Previous attempts at biofortification by other teams had succeeded in increasing the vitamin B1 content of the leaves and bran -- the outer layer of rice grains -- but not that of the ready-to-eat rice grain. In our study, we specifically targeted the increase in vitamin B1 content in the endosperm,'' explains Teresa Fitzpatrick, first author of the study. The scientists generated rice lines that express a gene that sequesters vitamin B1 in a controlled manner in the endosperm tissues. After growing in glasshouses, harvesting and polishing the rice grains, they found that the vitamin B1 content was increased in rice grains from these lines.

Promising experimental crops

The lines were then seeded in an experimental field in Taiwan and grown for several years. From an agronomic point of view, the characteristics analyzed were the same for both modified and unmodified rice plants. Plant height, number of stems per plant, grain weight and fertility were all comparable. On the other hand, the level of vitamin B1 in rice grains, after the polishing stage, is multiplied by 3 to 4 in the modified lines. This modification therefore enables vitamin B1 accumulation without impacting yield.

''Most studies of this type are carried out with glasshouse grown crops. The fact that we have been able to grow our lines under real field conditions, that the expression of the modified gene is stable over time without any of the agronomic characteristics being affected, is very promising,'' enthuses Wilhelm Gruissem, Professor emeritus at ETH Zurich and Distinguished Chair Professor and Yushan Fellow at NCHU. A 300-gram bowl of rice from this crop provides around a third of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B1 for an adult. The next step towards the goal of biofortified plants with vitamin B1 will be to pursue this approach in commercial varieties. However, regulatory steps relating to biofortification by genetic engineering will have to be taken before these plants could be cultivated.

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4. Clean the inside of your glasses and mugs in no time with this in-sink cleaning brush from Joseph Joseph.

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It's got a handy suction cup at one end which secures it to the inside of your sink (it works on ceramic and metal)! It'll be way easier to properly ~get into~ your cups and glasses with one of these brushes (goodbye, coffee-stained mugs and cloudy glasses).

5. I'm not really sure how I lived without this lid organiser TBH.

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Got about fifty plastic boxes in your cupboard and around three lids (none of which actually fit any of the boxes for some reason)? Same. We should probably both consider getting this incredible organiser, which holds up to 38 lids in an upright position that lets you see exactly what you've got and where.

Price: £11.40.

6. This genius stapler doesn't require any staples – just press it down and you're done!

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It contains a mechanism that applies enough force to your pages that no staples are needed, so you'll be able to hand in that important assignment without the added last-minute stress of realising your stapler is empty of broken (the WORST feeling). This stapler works for up to five pages at a time!

Price: £9.99.

7. We do not do scaly cups of tea in 2020. This drop-in descaler will remove the limescale from your kettle in minutes!

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Drop this handy bag into your kettle, turn it on, and wait ten minutes for this lil' bag to work its magic. Then, just pour the water out (along with all the limescale that was previously in your kettle), and voila – scale-free cuppas!

Price: £2.18.

8. If you're board (I'm sorry) of setting up clunky ironing tables every time you want to smooth out your clothes (or if you just don't have the space), this genius ironing blanket will transform almost any flat surface without damaging it.

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Turn tables, desks, and more into an iron-friendly surface in no time with this roll-up mat, which reflects heat and is machine-washable too.

9. You can finally sort out the ceiling in your bathroom with some of this mould removal spray.

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Once you've let this spray sit on any mould-covered surfaces for a few minutes, it'll get to work breaking down all traces of mould and mildew on your walls and tiles. Then, you'll just have to wipe it away to reveal the clean surface underneath (SO satisfying)! This spray works on walls, tiles, grouting, and more.

Price: £7.47.

10. These lid lifters are as adorable as they are practical.

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These sheep-shaped silicone lid lifters are a great way to prevent pots boiling over, or just to keep the air in your pots circulating. Made from silicone that's heat-resistant up to a temperature of 315°C, these bad boys will do the job perfectly (and they won't look baaa -d in your kitchen either).

Price: £8 for three.

11. If, like me, you struggle to apply false lashes, this applicator should help.

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It's curved to fit the shape of your eyes, and it'll hold fake lashes against your real ones until they're properly (and seamlessly) bonded.

Price: £2.37.

12. Get fur and hair off your surfaces with this pet hair remover roller , which is fully reusable and incredibly effective.

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Roll this product over your surfaces (you can roll it both backwards and forwards), and it'll pick up even the finest of hairs before putting them in a compartment in the back which you can open with a button for easy emptying. You can reuse this roller literally hundreds of times, too!

Price: £12.99.

13. These in-shoe odour neutralisers will get rid of bad smells in the most low-effort way possible.

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Once you've put one of these carbon-filled bags into your shoes, they'll begin drawing out all the odours from the material of your fave trainers. These filters work in your gym bag, in your wardrobe, for your car, and in so many other places too!

Price: £9.99 for two.

14. These genius hangers will save you so much wardrobe space!

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You can store up to five items of clothing while using the rail space of just one hanger with one of these, and the drop-down display means you'll be able to see exactly which clothes you have in your wardrobe at any given time (Marie Kondo would probably be proud)!

Price: £7.99 for ten.

15. You can go to sleep listening to your fave podcast with these genius Bluetooth headband earphones.

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Lie down and blast your best playlist or just tune in to your favourite podcast without any discomfort thanks to these headphones. They're not as clunky as regular headphones, and they won't dig into your ears like earphones can when you're lying down either! The wireless headphones won't get tangled in your bed, and the central control panel in the centre of the headband means you won't have to open your phone when you're trying to sleep to skip tracks or adjust the volume. The material of the headband is machine-washable, too (just make sure to remove the headphones from their lil' sockets first).

Price: £17.65.

16. Get the last drop out of your toothpaste with one of these squeezers.

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Place your tube of toothpaste in the slot of one of these squeezers, and then turn the handle any time you want to get brushin'. It'll only push out the product you need, and it'll help to make sure you get every last penny's worth out of your toothpaste too!

Price: £7.98 for three.

17. Keep your sheets in place with these incredibly handy fasteners.

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The elastic in the bands of these bed clips means that you can get them to fit almost any size of bed. Clip the metal parts onto the sides of your sheets and they should have enough hold to keep them down during the night, even if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep!

Price: £4.35 for four.

18. Get your oven pizza crispy all the way around with this reusable mesh tray.

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Perfect for getting the base of your pizza *exactly* how you like it, this mesh tray is completely washable (just clean it with washing-up liquid like you would a plate), and it can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C too.

Price: £4.52.

19. Conventional washing-up sponges can sometimes get frayed, smelly, and because they stay soggy for so long, mildew can build up in them. I've been using these net cloths for months now – not only do they work just as well as other cloths, they dry faster, last longer, and harbour less water and bacteria.

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Okay, they were new to me too, but I'm incredibly impressed by these machine-washable cloths. They create just as much of a lather from soap as my old cloths did, they do a brilliant job of wiping down and gently scouring everything from pots and pans to bowls and spoons, and because of their design, they don't get waterlogged, stinky, or frayed (I also find food doesn't stick to it either, because it doesn't have a solid surface to cling onto). Plus, they last an absolute age! No wonder customers seem to love them so much.

Price: £4.68 for three.

20. If you've had that framed picture hidden away somewhere in your home for ages because you don't want to take a hammer to your walls, these Command hooks are the perfect solution.

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You just have to peel the back off of these adhesive strips, apply them to your wall, and attach the frame to get that lil' task finally ticked off your to-do list! Don't worry, the adhesive won't damage your walls – it's easy to remove, and won't leave a sticky residue. A pair of these hooks can bear a weight of about 1.8kg!

Price: £9.60 for twelve pairs.

21. Clean your makeup brushes in no time with this easy-to-use washing board.

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Suction cups at the back of this board ensure that it doesn't move or slip while you're using it, and the variety of textures on the surface of this mat means there's something that'll get into the bristles of most kinds of brushes. The silicone material is long-lasting and easy to clean too!

Price: £1.95.

22. This glass nail file will last so much longer than a regular emery board, and it looks better too.

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This glass nail file stays sharp for longer than emery boards, and it comes with a handy (and pretty) container too! Available in seven different colours, this file works on false nails as well as natural ones.

Price: £4.25.

23. Stick these mini mirrors onto the wing mirrors of your car to help eliminate your blind spots.

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They've got a full range of motion, are incredibly easy to apply, and help to increase what you can see in your mirror! They can be adjusted with almost no effort, and the weatherproof adhesive means they're very unlikely to fall off, no matter the weather.

Price: £4.39 for two.

24. You can finally organise your sock drawer with these hexagonal inserts.

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These hexagons just click together to form one solid unit, so you can use as many or as few as you'd like to fill any space you choose. They work for belts, ties, and other small stuff too!

Price: £8.95 for 32 hexagons.

25. This garlic rocker is incredibly easy to use, and it's simple to wash as well!

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It's made from anti-rust and easy-clean stainless steel, and because of its shape, it covers a bigger surface area than other garlic mincers. Its design is made to be gently rocked over garlic, creating a fine mince with minimal effort and mess.

Price: £6.88.

26. Make sure your charger cable doesn't fray with one of these cable savers.

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Just wrap this protector around your cables for a low-effort way to prevent fraying and breaking that can occur from bending and pulling your wires!

Price: £2.99 for six.

27. The incredibly highly-reviewed Seche Vite topcoat will keep your manicures fresh for longer, and it'll help prevent chipping too!

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This topcoat works by penetrating through your nail polish to the base of your nail, helping to bond the varnish to your nails in a really thorough and durable way. Just apply this over your regular nail polish for a long-lasting protective shield that can help to keep your nail polish looking good for literally weeks!

Price: £6.70.

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Consumer Reports asks USDA to remove Lunchables from schools' lunch menus

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In this photo illustration, a pack of Lunchables is displayed on Wednesday in San Anselmo, Calif. Consumer Reports is asking for the Department of Agriculture to eliminate Lunchables food kits from the National School Lunch Program after finding high levels of lead, sodium and cadmium in tested kits. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

In this photo illustration, a pack of Lunchables is displayed on Wednesday in San Anselmo, Calif. Consumer Reports is asking for the Department of Agriculture to eliminate Lunchables food kits from the National School Lunch Program after finding high levels of lead, sodium and cadmium in tested kits.

The advocacy group Consumer Reports is urging the federal government to remove Lunchables from the national free and reduced-price school lunch program after an analysis found high amounts of sodium and elevated levels of heavy metals.

Brian Ronholm, director of food policy at Consumer Reports, said the meal kits aren't healthy for children and called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to toss the brand from its National School Lunch Program.

"The Lunchables and similar lunch kits we tested contain concerning levels of sodium and harmful chemicals that can lead to serious health problems over time," Ronholm said in a statement. "The USDA should remove Lunchables from the National School Lunch Program and ensure that kids in schools have healthier options."

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Consumer Reports said it found high levels of sodium in Lunchables, detected lead and cadmium in tests and also observed the presence of phthalates, which can impact reproductive health and the human hormonal system.

A USDA spokesperson said the department doesn't allow or disallow individual food items, but rather sets requirements for the overall nutritional content of meals on a daily or weekly basis.

"So, the Lunchables described in the article would need to be paired with fruit, vegetables and milk," the spokesperson said. "In addition, a school who wanted to serve a higher sodium product one day has to balance that with lower sodium items on others."

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They added that the USDA "takes very seriously our responsibility to ensure school meals are of the highest nutritional quality" and that it has been helping more schools use local ingredients and cook additional meals from scratch.

Kraft Heinz says it stands by the quality of Lunchables

In a statement, a spokesperson for Kraft Heinz, which makes Lunchables, said all of its products meet strict safety standards and that lead and cadmium occur naturally in the environment and may show up in food at low levels.

"We are proud of Lunchables and stand by the quality and integrity that goes into making them," they said.

Kraft Heinz has also improved the nutritional benefits of Lunchables recently by adding fresh fruit and reducing the sodium found in its crackers, the spokesperson added.

Consumer Reports says two varieties of Lunchables are currently served as part of the school lunch program: Turkey and Cheddar Cracker Stackers and Extra Cheesy Pizza.

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The group tested store-bought versions of those varieties and found that they had 74% and 69% of the California lead maximum, respectively. Consumer Reports said it used California's threshold for lead as a benchmark for testing rather than the federal limit, because California's standard is "currently the most protective."

The group tested 12 meal kits in total, including Lunchables and other brands, and found at least one type of phthalate in every kit except the Extra Cheesy Pizza variety.

Consumer Reports says Lunchables for schools have higher sodium levels

Consumer Reports also found that Lunchables made to be distributed in schools, which have whole grains in the crackers and additional protein, contain more sodium than those found in stores.

The turkey-and-cheese variety in schools has 930 mg of sodium, compared to the 740 mg found in commercially available kits. For schools, the pizza variety has 700 mg of sodium, while the option sold in stores had 510 mg.

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That means the turkey-and-cheese option has nearly half the sodium of the federal daily suggested amount, while the pizza selection has 34% of the recommended daily sodium amount and more than 50% of California's limit for cadmium, the group found.

A petition created by Consumer Reports to push the USDA to remove Lunchables from schools had more than 14,000 signatures Wednesday afternoon.

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Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For credit trust and culture—not pay and benefits—for high employee satisfaction

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta (ranked on Fortune's Best Places to Work list) says trust is "at the core of culture."

Good morning.  As the U.S. election heats up, many corporate leaders are backing down from their commitments to so-called “ESG” topics—climate, diversity, speaking out on social issues. They want to avoid being branded a “woke” CEO or getting caught in political crossfire.

But for the best companies, this discussion has never been about politics or adhering to some alphabet mandate. It’s about how you lead a great company in an economy where people are your most important asset and where engaging and inspiring people is the route to business success.

I spent an hour earlier this week with three of the best of this breed, in a webinar Fortune held in partnership with UKG , timed to the release of Fortune ’s 27th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. (You can find the list here .) Three CEOs ran companies on the list— Hilton (No. 1), Edward Jones (No. 31) and Delta (No. 94). But what I found interesting was that none of them focused on a splashy pay and benefit package, and indeed two of them achieved their success while recovering from the devastating effects of the pandemic.

How did they do it? Some excerpts from the conversation:

“ We used to write a lot about the perks. But what we know is that a great workplace is defined by trust— the trust that we have for the people that we work with. We want to be respected. We want to be communicated with in an honest way. We want to be treated in a fair and equitable way. We want to work with people that we enjoy working with and we expect leaders to add people to teams that are going to add to that enjoyment. And we want our work to have special meaning, which means, when we go to work, our personal purpose is somehow fulfilled by the work that we do. ”

—Michael Bush, CEO, Great Place to Work ( Fortune ‘s partner on the Best Companies list)

“ We’re in a service industry, and our job is delivering exceptional experiences to our customers all the time … If I want to do that, and I want to do it better than our competitors and deliver that  alpha . My team has to be inspired. They have to feel part of something bigger than them. They have to understand what the purpose is and understand how they fit into it and trust it. They have to feel good about it. And when they do feel good about it, they feel empowered. They give more effort, which translates into  alpha  and delivering better experiences for customers. ”

—Chris Nassetta, CEO, Hilton

“ Why are we here? Why do we get up every morning? Why do we continue to be resilient in the face of so many things that are changing for our clients and for us as professionals. Well, it’s because it really matters. It really matters in the lives of millions and millions of people that we are entrusted with their assets, with their hopes and dreams, with their financial plans. And so that trust, that human connection is very purposeful.  “

—Penny Pennington, Managing Partner, Edward Jones

“ Trust is foundational, as both Chris and Penny  expressed well. It sits at the core of culture. It sits at the core of our business. Our customers trust us with respect to their lives, you know. Every day we put 500,000 people on our planes, and we take the very best care of them to get them safely and comfortably to their destination, and we do it 5,000 flights a day, with over 100,000 employees scattered around the world. Our employees have to know we have their back .”

—Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta.

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South Korea’s elections

South Korea voters rejected President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative party in legislative elections on Wednesday. Korea’s opposition Democratic Party is on track to win over 170 seats in the legislature, just short of a super majority that can override presidential vetoes. Yoon has tried to deepen Korea’s security relationships with partners like the U.S. and Japan, but has stumbled in implementing domestic policy changes, like tax cuts and eased business regulations. Reuters

Simon & Schuster turns 100

Simon & Schuster celebrated its 100th anniversary on Tuesday, as the publisher's new owner KKR invests in new imprints and hires more editors. Fears that KKR would gut the publisher haven’t been born out: “That’s not how you deliver a return on investment in the current world,” says Richard Sarnoff, KKR’s chairman of media and chair of Simon & Schuster’s board. The New York Times

McKinsey layoffs

McKinsey will cut around 360 jobs globally, primarily in departments like design, data engineering, and software. Traditional consultants aren’t affected by the layoffs. Consulting firms are warning that their usual corporate clients are starting to pull back on long-term spending. Bloomberg

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A German Rust Belt? As Chinese EVs like BYD swarm Europe’s key markets, historic examples of deindustrialization pose a warning to the continent’s carmakers by Ryan Hogg

Engineers at Baltimore’s fallen port are working so diligently, they expect to restore service months earlier than expected by Dylan Sloan

French IT firm Atos was once a crown jewel valued at $15 billion. Now, it’s drowning in debt, and the government is helping it stay afloat by Prarthana Prakash

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