46 Smart Things On Amazon You'll End Up Using At Least 3 Times A Day

These products are pretty genius.

by Lisa Fogarty
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Unique products keep life interesting — but if your purchase isn’t actually useful, it probably won't make a loyal customer out of you. These genius products that practical people love win their seal of approval because they solve a common problem without breaking the bank.

You'll find every category of product on this list — from grooming items like a spiral hair tie that won't leave bumps in your ponytail to odd kitchen tools — because who wouldn't want a bowl with an integrated colander that you can use to rinse, drain, and serve food? Let these clever products solve the everyday problems you have — and even some of the ones you don't realize you have yet.


A Set Of Teeth-Whitening Pens You Only Need To Use For 1 Minute A Day

Remove stains and get a whiter smile with these gentle, low-effort teeth whitening pens, which you only need to use for a minute each day in order to whiten your teeth by four to eight shades. Each pen can be used more than 20 times, and they’re super compact and easy to take on the go.


A Concentrated Foot Cream That Heals Cracked Heels

If you've got dry, cracked heels that are actually shredding your stockings or sheets (true story), apply this deeply-moisturizing cream to boost hydration levels and create a protective barrier. Thanks to its concentrated glycerin formula, this stuff works fast, and thousands of reviewers are thrilled: "I rarely feel compelled to write reviews, but this Healthy Feet product is absolutely amazing," one writes. "This stuff is a miracle... For the first time in 45 years I have nice-looking feet."


A Mini Table With Pockets To Drape Over Your Sofa

This armrest organizer saves you from buying an ottoman or a miniature side table to tuck next to your sofa, and it gives you way more storage space. There are structured pockets on either side to tidy up all of your remotes, tablets, or even extra coasters for your coffee table. Plus, the secure little table on top will also keep your snacks secure.

  • Available colors: 12


A Washable Ceiling Fan Duster You Actually Won’t Mind Using

This ceiling fan duster is so easy to use that you’ll reach for it the second you see the tiniest bit of dust on your fan blades. With the circular design and fluffy microfiber fabric, it’s seriously so quick to slide it over your fan and grab dust from every single side of the blade at once. Plus, you take off the plush top and throw it in the wash after dusting.


The Mildew-Proof Silicone Sponge That Won't Smell

These colorful silicone sponges are resistant to mildew and mold — so they won't smell over time and need to be discarded as quickly as traditional sponges. They also feature a variety of textures that make them great for scrubbing and cleaning without scratching the surfaces of your pots, pans, or counters. Toss them in the dishwasher and store them to dry on their convenient hanging hoops.


A Mason Jar With A Lid That Turns It Into A Pitcher

If you love mason jars but wish they were easier to use for pouring liquids, this mason jar pitcher is for you. The BPA-free plastic lid has an ergonomically-shaped handle and a flip-top cap that lets you pour when it’s open but won’t leak when it’s shut. A silicone gasket on the lid also helps deter leaks. The lid comes with a 64-ounce mason jar, but should fit on any wide-mouth mason jar, making it super convenient.


The Dimmable Bedside Lamp With Two USB Ports

Sit this dimmable lamp on your nightstand or desk and adjust it to suit the brightness level that suits your mood with just a touch. The lamp has three different brightness levels as well as two USB ports on the base so you can charge your devices while you enjoy some mood lighting.


The Magnifying Mirror With LED Lighting

This is one great compact magnifying mirror — it features an LED light, a standard mirror, and ten times the magnification to get a closer look at your brows and makeup. It folds up super small so that it’s less than an inch thick, with a 3.5-inch diameter, so you can take it anywhere.


The Sturdy Hook That Keeps Purses Off Of Dirty Floors

A dirty, germ-ridden floor is no place to store your purse or bag. When you're out at a restaurant or at work, pull out this sturdy bag hook and attach it to a table or counter. It can handle the weight of a full bag with no problem and is adjustable to fit a variety of straps. It comes in burgundy, charcoal, cream, and slate.


This Space-Saving Collapsible Colander

This unique 6-quart colander has two handles that hook right over your sink for easy rinsing and draining. It also saves you tons of space by collapsing when it's not in use so that you can store it anywhere. Plus, it’s made from BPA-free silicone, and it can go in the dishwasher when you’re all done straining pasta.

  • Available colors: 5


This Multi-Purpose Grater Plate For Ginger, Garlic, Onions, & More

If you love to cook, you need this grater plate in your life to make food prep that much speedier. It’s made of ceramic with sharp teeth that grate foods like ginger, garlic, and cheese and catch them in the lip of the dish. When you’re done grating, you can just throw it in the dishwasher, and you’re all set.


These Convenient Magnetic Clips For Your Fridge & More

These sturdy, scratch-resistant magnetic clips can hold up to 60 sheets of 8.5 by 11-inch paper, along with photos, calendars, and anything else you need to hang. They attach to any metallic surface and the set includes a 30-sheet magnetic notepad. Not only that, the clips can also be used to seal in freshness for a bag of chips.


An Automatic Handbag Light So You Can Find Your Keys

If you're constantly rooting around in your purse or bag to find a set of keys or lipstick, make life easier with this heart-shaped purse light, which has a sensor that makes it automatically turn on when it detects motion, and off when it stops. The light weighs just 0.7 ounces so you won't even know it's there — until you realize how incredibly helpful it is at helping you find what you need.


This Convenient Tablet And Phone Stand To Reduce Neck Strain

Set your iPhone or tablet on this durable phone stand and adjust it to suit whatever viewing angle works best for you. The stand — which helps to reduce neck strain — features a sturdy base with a silicone pad that won't mess with your furniture. It comes in silver, black, or rose gold.


These Transparent Door Handle Stoppers To Save Your Walls Every Single Day

You’ll use these door handle stoppers way more than three times a day because they protect your wall every single time you swing open that closet door or kick your front door when your hands are full of groceries. Plus, their completely transparent dome shape and adhesive back means these silicone stoppers won’t be super noticeable.


This Mini Cube-Shaped Power Strip To Tuck On Your Desk

This power strip is way better than trying to tuck a classically bulky power strip behind your laptop because it has a super compact cube shape. This strip is so small and sleek that you won’t ruin your aesthetic desk decor. Of course, this mini strip still packs in three USBs, a USB-C, and even three classic outlets.


These Biodegradable Dishcloths That Can Be Reused Up To 100 Times

These biodegradable cloths are durable enough to stand up to rigorous cleaning and even machine washing, but they’re made of plant cellulose fibers that’ll break down completely when thrown away. When dry, they boast a scrubby texture that’s great for stuck-on food and messes, and when wet, they’re soft enough to use on glass and delicate surfaces.


This Bar That Removes Bad Smells From Your Hands

Whether you're chopping garlic and onions or slicing fish, your hands are going to suffer from the stink of these foods — and soap and water don't always suffice. This stainless steel odor absorbing bar miraculously removes bad odors and works with or without water. Rub it between your hands like soap, and you'll smell fresh and clean in no time.


The Deep Tissue Massager That You Can Use Anywhere

You can give yourself the best deep tissue massage of your life each and every day with this handheld muscle roller, which has spikes nodules on three independent massage balls that target pressure points and relieve pains and aches. The 18-inch stick has comfortable handles and can easily be carried with you to the gym or while traveling to target pain on the spot.


A Stain Remover To Tackle Grimy Food & Pet Smells

This is the stain remover you’ll reach for all the time because it will also take care of any gross smells from food stains or pet accidents. It won’t leave any residue behind on your carpet, floors, or furniture after you tackle cat urine stains with this natural enzyme spray.


This Smooth Spiral Hair Tie That Won't Cause Lumps

Secure your hair into a bun or ponytail without causing bumps, lumps, and breakage, when you use this Invisibobble in place of your traditional hair ties. The spiral hair ring is smooth all around, water repellant — and it comes in five colors to match your hair color, including brown and black.


A Multi-Tool So Slim It Fits In Your Pocket Or Wallet

This multi-tool is as slim as a credit card and fits in your wallet or pocket, but it packs a practical punch. With 18 tool capabilities in one compact package, it can be used as a ruler, cell phone stand, screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, and more.


The Magnetic Cable Manager That Holds Cables In Place

Rest cables on your nightstand or desk in a way that actually looks civilized thanks to this magnetic cable manager, which keeps cables in place with internal magnets. The non-slip base works with all kinds of cords and comes in two colors: pencil grey and lightly toasted beige.


A Sports Water Bottle With Time Markers

If you're trying to drink more water but can't seem to stay on track, this motivational water bottle is the tool you need to help you reach your daily hydration goals. The leakproof, 64-ounce bottle features helpful time markers to remind you when you drink up and when to refill. Plus, it comes in 26 colors.


These Protective Glasses That Block Blue Light From Devices

Keep your eyes healthy and safe from blue light emitted from devices like your laptop by wearing these protective blue light blocking glasses, which shield against 39 percent of blue light. The glasses are lightweight and come in seven colors and 17 sizes, so you'll have no trouble finding the perfect pair.


This Miracle Body Butter For Super Dry Skin

This body butter from Tree Hut contains organic shea and cocoa butter to soothe dry skin for up to 24 hours. The body butter is free of parabens and pthalates. Best of all, in addition to being hydrating, it also comes in a number of delicious scents, including coconut lime, tropical mango, Moroccan rose, almond and honey, and more.


A Set Of Silicone-Lined Oven Mitts That’ll Protect Your Wrists

With an extra-long design that helps keep your arms safe from hot oven racks, these oven mitts are an upgraded version of a traditional kitchen staple. The lower half of the mitts are made of water and heat-resistant silicone material with a textured design that helps grip pans and dishes, while the top boasts a thick yet soft micro-suede material that covers your wrists.


These Faux Succulents That Are Actually An Essential Oil Diffuser

Create a soothing environment at home with this essential oil diffuser, which looks exactly like a little pot of succulents. Add some water and a few drops of essential oil to fill the air with a relaxing scent and a bit of moisture. It’s a great way to combine function with decor.


A Sponge Rest That Doubles As A Handy Soap Dispenser

This convenient soap dispenser features a reservoir at the bottom and a tray on top to hold your sponge. When it’s time to do dishes, simply press your sponge down and the pump will dispense the perfect amount of liquid detergent onto it. The dispenser holds up to 13 ounces of soap and a nonslip base helps keep it in place by your sink.


This Bag Organizer For A Tidy Fridge

Get more storage space in your cramped refrigerator by installing this handy bag organizer — perfect for plastic baggies — which attaches to the bottom of your fridge drawer shelf (no tools needed). The organizer fits up to 10 bags and holds them securely in slots. You'll be able to see all of your leftovers and snacks in one place, and they won't get squished by other foods in your fridge.


A Mini Spatula For Getting The Last Drop Out Of Jars & Bottles

Don’t let any of your pricey condiments or expensive body lotions go to waste with this tiny jar spatula that’s great for getting into narrow containers. The flexible silicone material is ideal for scraping sides and getting into corners and it has a steel core for a sturdy grip. And at over 11 inches long, it’s great for tall and short bottles alike.


This Cushy Pillow That Can Help With Back Pain

Shake up the way you rest or sleep with this leg elevation wedge pillow. Made from plush memory foam, this pillow lifts your legs allowing for better spinal alignment that can help alleviate aches and pains. The material is breathable, allowing it to stay firm while still contouring to your body.


These Dual-Purpose Salad Tongs That Can Be Separated

You'll rely on these silicone salad tongs for way more than just serving salad. The heat-resistant tongs lock together or come apart and can be used as separate tools — a turning shovel or a slotted spoon. That means you can flip burgers, serve food, or pick up steak or vegetables with this brilliant gadget. They're BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and won't scratch your cookware.


This Squishy Wrist Rest Cushion To Relieve Pressure

Relax your arm on this memory foam wrist rest to relieve fatigue and pain from one too many hours spent working on your laptop. It has a nonslip base and is designed to fit the curve of your wrist. There are also five colors to choose from: black, blue, green, gray, and purple.


A Digital Scale For Precise Food Measurements

Whether you’re baking some yummy treats or meal prepping for the week, this food scale will help you accurately measure your ingredients so you can remove the guesswork from the equation. It’ll provide measurements in ounces, fluid ounces, grams, pounds, and milliliters and display readings on a bright LCD screen. It also has a compact design that’s easy to store when not in use.


A Sleek Paper Towel Holder That Can Go Anywhere

Made of waterproof and rustproof stainless steel, this paper towel holder is convenient and provides a nice complement to your stainless steel appliances. It’s easy to mount under cabinets or on a wall with the included adhesive or hardware. The holder measures 13.25 inches in length and is available in eight colors.


The Brush For Wet Or Dry Hair That's Perfect For Detangling

This unique detangling brush with a curved handle is gentle on both wet and dry strands and perfect for working out knots. The brush has an ergonomic handle and will help ease out knots while preventing breakage, thanks to two different types of bristles.

  • Available colors: 3


This Space-Saving Hanger For Bras, Tank Tops, & More

Save some space in your closet with this metal hanger. It has eight rows with rubberized cushions at the ends to protect your bras, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and any other delicates you need to hang. If you’re traveling, the hanger can fold in half, plus it swivels 360 degrees for easy access.


A Thrifty Fitness Tracker That Connects To Your Phone

Track your steps, heart rate, distance, sleep activity, and more on this simple but effective fitness tracker watch. The tracker comes in six colors and links to your smartphone so you can connect it, or just set a reminder through Alexa so you’ll never forget to work out.

  • Available colors: 6


This Rose Quart Roller And Gua Sha Duo For Glowing Skin

Reduce puffiness, calm down or inflamed skin, and give your complexion a natural glow with this two-in-one jade roller system. The set includes a rose quartz roller that improves blood circulation and helps serums and moisturizers absorb more effectively — and a Gua Sha scraping tool for reducing inflammation and relieving pain and tension on the body.


These Genius Car Organizers That Fit In Your Seat Gaps

Not only do these car organizers keep your necessities conveniently within reach, but they also help prevent your phone or keys from falling into the crack between your seat and the center console. They have a universal design to fit most car seat gaps, include spacers for a snug fit, and are made of a faux leather material that gives them a high-end look.


An Electric Mug Warmer For Hot Coffee Any Time Of Day

Keep your cup of coffee (and other foods like soup and leftovers) warm for hours when you place it on this electric mug warmer, which shifts among three temperature settings with the touch of a button. The waterproof warmer can handle spills without being damaged, and has an incredible life span of 100,000 hours — so this is one gadget you won't have to replace for a long time. It comes in black, white, and imitation wood grain.


The Supportive Memory Foam Seat Cushion

Turn any stiff office chair into a comfortable throne — one that's also way better for your back — with this seat cushion pillow. The ergonomic pillow is made from supportive memory foam and has a U-shaped design that cradles your lower back, relieves pressure and pain from your spine, increases blood flow, helps with muscle fatigue, and reduces leg tightness. One reviewer writes: "This cushion totally transformed my chair into something comfortable to sit on. It’s great."


A Car Trash Can That Straps Into Place

With a waterproof lining and a strap that helps keep it from sliding around, this car trash can is a must-have for snack wrappers, fast food bags, and empty drink cups. A magnetic lid on top helps keep odors from escaping, and it even comes with 20 liners to get you started. Attach it to your backseat, center console, or trunk, and choose from two sizes and colors.


These Finger Stretchers That Increase Finger Strength

Exercise your hands and fingers and keep them flexible and healthy with these finger stretcher resistance bands, which are great for relieving pains associated with carpal tunnel and arthritis. The set of three stretchers come in various resistance levels, so you can decide if today is a light or heavy day.


These Silicone Freezing Trays With A Wide Variety Of Uses

These silicone trays are great for freezing pre-portioned cubes of broth, soup, sauce, or infused olive oil, and they come with lids to help keep everything fresh. The flexible silicone material makes contents easy to remove, and each cube fits 1 cup worth of liquid. Two trays come with each order, and they're stackable to save freezer space.

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