We all have tasks we hate doing because they're just boring. I despise folding and putting away the laundry because there's never enough room in my drawers and there are never enough hangers in my closet for all my clothes. Clearly, I should probably stop buying clothes, but that's a story for another day. In the meantime, there's a wide array of insanely clever products that are best-sellers on Amazon to help us address these everyday aggravations.
The best-selling products on Amazon all help solve those little problems, like leftover sticker glue on your new sunglasses, or a closet packed to the brim. Unless you're Martha Stewart, you probably have your own albatross of a hated chore to wrestle with, whether it's some little task you struggle with when you're in the kitchen, working out, or maybe when you hit the road — and this is the list for you.
While you shop, don't give yourself a hard time about having those foibles in the first place, because you're not alone. The very reason clever products like the hanger that holds six shirts in the space of one even exists is because there are thousands of people out there like me who go through life thinking the perfect white T-shirt must exist somewhere. Followed shortly thereafter by the perfect black T-shirt. Followed by the perfect navy blue one. If you get it, you get it.
1. A Tool That Breaks Up Hamburger Quickly And Easily
If you love tacos, spaghetti, or any other dish using ground beef, this tool is an excellent addition to your kitchen arsenal. Crafted from high-quality heat-resistant nylon that's safe to use up to 400 degrees, it features a five-blade design that's perfect for chopping and stirring ground meats to ensure even cooking. It's safe on non-stick surfaces, and cleans up easily on the top shelf of your dishwasher.
2. A Soap Will Help Save You From Annoying Mosquitos
I couldn't count the mosquito bites on my arms and legs if I tried, but I despise using harsh chemical remedies to repel the nasty bugs. This soap is a natural alternative to potentially harmful sprays that helps fight fleas and ticks. Formulated with citronella and geranium, it garners rave reviews within the Amazon community, where customers swear this bar of soap has repelled bugs for both the humans and fur friends in their life.
One fan says, "Great mosquito repellent soap for humans and animals!It's clean, fresh citronella smell lessons as you rinse it away, so it's not overpowering. I really felt that it adds an extra layer of protection when any of us go outside to mow the lawn or do yard work after taking a shower using the soap. I bought multiple bars - enough for both the human and dogs in our household & I plan to keep on using it for the whole family."
3. These Dividers Can Help You Whip Just About Any Space Into Shape
Trying to get organized but don't exactly have your strategy planned out to a T? These dividers will make a great start. At 4 inches in height, they fit most drawers, but are robust enough in size to be used in bookcases as well. Plus, their unique push-button expansion mechanism allows them to extend from 11 to 17 inches easily, to help fit a wide variety of spaces in your home. They're also fitted with high-density EVA foam at each end to provide an improved tension grip on the space in without damage.
4. A Stamp That Gives You A Perfect Cat Eye Every Time
Get a consistent, perfect cat eye look time after time with this eyeliner stamp that works in just seconds. Smudge-proof and water-resistant, each box comes with two double-sided pens in two different widths. In addition to the stamp on one end, each one has an eyeliner pencil on the other end, so you can complete the look with one product.
5. This Classic Adhesive Remover Can Get Rid Of Pesky Sticker Glue
No matter what you're trying to remove, this remarkable liquid has your back. Need to get a gummy price tag off something? This stuff will get it. How about extra glue goo or tape? Mmm-hmm. Icky gum? Yep — and scads of other stuff, too. Basically, much as it says on the label, anything sticky or gooey is no match for this solvent. One five-star reviewer even said this was “the best adhesive remover [he] [has] ever found”!
6. This Fruit Box Keeps Your Berries Fresher Longer
Why spend your hard-earned money on pricey fresh fruit only to have it spoil in record time when you can ensure its prolonged freshness with this innovative berry box? This multipurpose vessel enables you to wash, store, and serve your small fruits all in the same container and have a healthy snack always ready and waiting. Dishwasher safe and BPA free, it features a large 1-quart capacity so you’ll always have fresh fruit on hand. One fan on Amazon says, "The best way I've found to rinse and keep any berry fresh longer. I gently put all berries into a bowl of water with a little vinegar for few minutes as soon as I can to remove mold spores, dirt, etc. I now use this basket for rinsing & air dry, then into this container w/lid straight to fridge. Amazing how much longer berries stay fresh."
7. A Multi-Level Hanger That Expands The Capacity Of Your Closet
How smart is this hanger that multiplies your closet space sixfold? With a chrome design that won’t crease your shirts, it also features rubber grips to ensure that your garments won’t slip around or off onto the floor. Perfect for any small space, including dorm rooms, studio apartments, or in your spare bedroom, this hanger is a stylish and shrewd addition to any closet.
8. A Caddy That Keeps All Your Stuff Handy When You're Relaxing In Bed
Crafted from sturdy Oxford cloth, this caddy keeps your belongings organized and easily at hand while you’re relaxing in bed or on the sofa — it works on a mattress or bedsprings, under your couch cushions, and even table side, too. Enabling you to tidy up your surfaces and find what you’re looking for without trouble, it features one large fabric pocket and three mesh pockets.
9. These Towels Clean Virtually Any Surface With Only Water
Crafted from a proprietary microfiber, these unique towels replace expensive paper towels and harmful cleaning chemicals because they enable you to clean with only water. Suitable for all surfaces, they’re thick and well-constructed, and will hold up for hundreds of cleanings over many years. Add them to your routine and use 80% fewer paper towels — making a huge difference on your wallet, your health, and our environment. With nearly 3,000 Amazon reviews and a 4.8-star rating, these towels are truly a best-seller.
10. These Magnetic Falsies For Anyone Who Loves Long Lashes But Hates Messy Glue
Rather than using glue or messy adhesives, these reusable eyelash extensions securely attach to the base of your lashes with a magnet. According to hundreds of reviewers, the results are effortless, secure, and natural-looking lashes. This handy kit includes an easy-to-use applicator and eight lashes that are reusable after cleaning. Made with soft synthetic fibers, these lashes are so lightweight you won’t even notice they’re there.
11. These Patches Will Knock Out Your Pimples
Acne is a problem for tons of people of all ages, and these thin hydrocolloid patches speed up the healing process, reduce redness and inflammation, and add a protective barrier to delicate areas. A cult-favorite from K-beauty brand COSRX, you'll find they decrease both the size and redness of spots within just a few hours of application. They're thin and unobtrusive enough to wear under makeup, too.
One reviewer raves, "These little dots of magic work some kind of voodoo to remove those big, erupting volcano pimples, or tiny little extremely painful ones, and the dreaded blind pimple that looks likes a skittle was shoved under the skin. These little tabs are clear and painless. They come in different sizes and are barely noticeable when worn. They also stay in place really well. I’ve even left one on during a shower and it didn’t budge. The best results happen overnight. You put one on overnight and by morning the blemish is smaller, less red, and less painful."
12. These Heat-Resistant Gloves Are Incredibly Versatile For Any Home Cook
I absolutely adore cooking, and I can tell you from personal experience, these gloves are a must. While regular pot holders and oven mitts wear out or are insufficient when you're holding a particularly hot pan, these gloves — with their heat-resistant silicone coating — stand up to even the hottest substances. The brilliance of it all: You can actually use your hands when you're performing tasks like basting and flipping meats and baked goods. Plus, they're machine-washable for easy cleaning.
13. A Fun Fitness Accessory That's A Great Addition To Any Routine
If you've never tried one of these balance boards before, give it a whirl: They're really fun, and it turns out this can be an effective little exercise tool, too. Use it on any hard surface to do squats or simply perch on it while at your standing desk or while cooking — it adds complexity to any exercise while engaging your core and improving your posture at the same time. Also a great physiotherapy tool, it's perfect for those trying to regain balance and strength after a fall or accident, for recovering from and preventing injuries, and for assuaging back pain.
14. This Handy Vacuum Attachment That Gets All The Lint Out Of Your Dryer
If you’re always nervous that you haven’t gotten all the lint out of your dryer vent (which can cause a fire if not cleaned out, BTW!), have no fear. This dryer vent cleaning kit has everything you need to make sure there’s no lint left behind, including a vacuum hose attachment and a wire to help guide the hose in the right place. Cleaning out the vent has never been so easy.
15. This Cooling Headband That’s A Godsend For Migraine Relief
Combining pressure and cold, this headband is a favorite tool of migraine sufferers everywhere when in the midst of an acute episode. Keep this band in the freezer for two hours, then secure it on your head for chilly headache relief. The adjustable head strap allows you to get much-needed therapy while still having full range of motion with your hands, so you can treat your headaches while working or lounging.
16. A Toiletry Holder Keeps Your Stuff Handy And Hygienic
If you're looking for a clean and easy way to keep your toothbrush and other sink-side toiletries handy, this caddy is a great bet. Crafted from high-durability silicone, it's germ-resistant and has a built-in custom drainage system that allows water to easily escape from its compartments. It features a section for your toothbrush and toothpaste, a hook for your razor, and a small shelf designed to hold your jewelry while you're busy getting cleaned up, plus it affixes easily to any surface via strong suction cups on the reverse.
17. A Spray To Cut Your Blow Dry Time In Half
Few things are more annoying than flyaways when you’re trying to style your hair to perfection before a night out, and this styling stick can fix all of them. With an ergonomic design similar to a mascara wand, this stick comes with special gel that you dip it into to tame your flyaways and broken hairs, giving you the smooth hair look you desire. Even better? It won’t make your hair look greasy and the gel is transparent, so it works on all hair colors.
18. A Magical Spray That Removes Wrinkles From Your Clothes
Not everyone has time to press all of their clothes all of the time, especially when you’re always on the go. This wrinkle release spray from The Laundress will remove those annoying creases in everything from your everyday shirts to your linens, all with just a few simple-smelling spritzes. This spray is truly the perfect quick fix for all of the clothes in your closet.
19. These Hanging Shelves Will Help You Get Your Closet Under Control
Make yourself a linen closet out of thin air, plan out your outfit for tomorrow, or stack up your sweaters or shirts in the colors of the rainbow with this set of hanging shelves. Designed to fit on a standard hanging rod, it features five fabric shelves as well as six mesh pockets — three on each side. It's sturdy enough to hold shoes and handbags, too.
20. A Shampoo That Strengthens And Enriches Your Hair From The Scalp Up
Thinning hair, broken strands, and dandruff are common problems, and this shampoo can help. Formulated with biotin, provitamin B5, and 11 of nature’s finest herbs and oils including rosemary, green tea, and mulberry root extracts — as well as argan oil — this blend heals your hair through cleaning and balancing the scalp. One reviewer writes: "My friends can not believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!"
21. A Steamer Gives You A Fresh-Pressed Look In A Flash
Make sure your look is always on point with this handheld steamer, powerful enough to freshen up even a heavy wool suit, yet small and portable enough to tuck into your suitcase when you're on the road. Capable of generating steam within 15 seconds and for more than 15 minutes at a time, this small-but-mighty wonder features a stainless steel faceplate, detachable cleaning brush, and a unique rotating non-binding power cord so you'll never have to worry about it kinking up.
22. This Organizer Is Heavy-Duty Enough To Hold Even Your Cast-Iron Skillets
If your kitchen cabinets are an unmitigated mess, this pot and pan organizer is a step in the right direction. Specifically designed for the storage of heavy cookware, these innovative shelves are height-adjustable, allowing them to be totally configurable for flexible storage. They assemble easily to store on your countertop or in a cabinet, and are sturdy enough to hold even your heaviest cast-iron skillet.
23. A Mini-Sized Diffuser To Make Your Whole Car Smell Better
This bamboo charcoal pillow quickly and easily absorbs any odors in your car. You can easily hook it over the back of your seat, so it's out of the way. With a warranty of up to a year, hang this car air freshener and wait as you start to breathe in fresher, odor-free air. One Amazon reviewer raves, "This thing works! I bought a used truck with a really strong cigarette smoke odor inside. Every time I opened the door of the truck I got a strong whiff of cigarette! It got to the point I would cringe each time! I put on this PURGGO Car Air Freshener and within 48 hours the smell was completely gone! There is no longer ANY odor inside my truck"
24. These Reusable Makeup-Removing Cloths That’ll Make You Swear Off Makeup-Remover Wipes For Good
Unlike your standard makeup removing wipes, these reusable microfiber cloths cleanse the skin of makeup without using harsh chemicals. All you have to do is add water and wipe them on your skin, leaving your face feeling clean and soft. Gentle enough for use on all skin types, they’re also machine-washable, saving you money on makeup wipes in the long run. Here, you’ll get ten cleansing cloths to use again and again.
25. These Lights Are Great For Wherever You Need A Extra Illumination
Light up that dark space in your home, whether it's your countertop workspace or the hallway you'd like to navigate at night without tripping, with these motion sensor lights. With passive infrared technology, they'll detect your motion within 10 feet and switch on automatically, then turn off after 12 to 15 seconds of inactivity. 10 LED lights provide plenty of illumination and operate for a long time on one set of four AAA batteries that you provide. These lights also install easily — no tools required.
26. This Spray Is The Absolute Best When You're Sore
For aches and pains that won't let you sleep, concentrate, or work out, there's this spray that's used by physical and massage therapists. Use it to promote more comfortable movement before exercise or therapy, or afterward to soothe sore muscles and joints to minimize next-day aches and pain. It's also great for everyday pain: It combines four percent menthol with a proprietary USP-grade blend of herbal ingredients. It's paraben- and gluten-free, and not tested on animals, either.
27. A Notebook That's Reusable And PDFs Your Notes
If there's such a thing as your notebook being smarter than you are, this notebook could be it. This 36-page notebook can be erased and reused endlessly. Plus, with the accompanying Rocketbook app, you can simply scan any page in your notebook and it's turned into a PDF instantly for convenient storage in your smartphone or tablet. In an instant, you're uber-efficient and saving the planet!
Nearly 5,000 Amazon reviewers sing its praises: "This product amazed me and exceeded my expectations. It works exceptionally and as described. The Rocketbook app is so simple and easy to use. The scanning is perfect, it captures the colors, exposes the page with the right lighting, and crops and adjusts the page properly. Each scan takes less than a second, and you can combine multiple pages into one scan and upload them as one document."
28. These Game-Changing Insoles That Protect & Relieve Foot Pain
These shoe inserts may be the clever remedy Amazon has to offer you for foot pain, since their soft, thick support helps alleviate pain that can result from plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arches, bunions, and more. They're versatile and suitable for use inside all sorts of footwear, including tennis shoes boots, and work shoes. The fabric on these inserts will also help your feet feel cool, and added bonus for these pain-relieving insoles.
29. This Tool Provides Three-In-One Hair Styling Functionality
Whether you like your hair straightened, curled, or just plain de-tangled, this three-in-one brush can do it all. It's good to your hair, too, featuring a barrel coated with ceramic tourmaline much like the ones your stylist uses. It's designed to release millions of negative ions while delivering even heat, which helps to reduce frizz and enhance shine. It heats up in just 30 seconds, but thanks to the anti-scald bristles and larger cool tip, you won't get burned while you're styling your hair.
30. These Socks Moisturize Your Heels While Letting Your Toes Roam Free
Dry, cracked heels can be a thing of the past with these socks that give you a spa treatment while you sleep — or just go about your business, for that matter. Made with breathable cotton for superior comfort, they'll give you a moisturizing treatment on their own, or you can boost their power by adding your favorite lotion or cream underneath. You'll also enjoy light, comfortable compression while you're wearing them, while your toes are free to wiggle around easily.
31. This Handy Organizer That Fits Right Into Your Car Seat Gap
Not only will these car organizers keep things like your phone and keys from slipping through that annoying gap between your seat and the center console, but they will keep all of your on-the-go essentials close by you. These compartments fit between the gaps of all cars (no matter what make or model you have) and can fit everything you’ll need, from your face mask to your wallet.
32. A Coffee Mug That Keeps Your Hands Warm When You Hold It
This 16-ounce mug not only holds your favorite cup of Joe in the morning, but it also has a special hand-warming compartment that isn’t so visible at first. Handmade with pretty painted ceramic, this mug for left-handed folks will keep your fingers warmer than they would be with a traditional mug handle. This works as a perfect gift, too, for all of the coffee and tea lovers in your life!
33. This Travel Accessory Lets You Rock Road Trips Like A Reptile
With a design that's been scientifically proven to keep your head in an ergonomic position during rest, this travel neck pillow draws on nature's own traveling wonder — the turtle — for inspiration. The unique patented design combines strong internal support ribs with a super soft, hypoallergenic polyester fleece wrap. It fits snugly between your face and shoulder to cradle your head in a comfortable neutral position so you can relax.
34. This Is The Little Fryer That Could...Without Any Oil
Using air instead of oil, this fryer makes food light and crispy without oil and without sacrificing the flavor. It's versatile, and fast, too — cook up appetizers, desserts, a dozen chicken wings, a pound of French fries, even baked goods — all within minutes of setting the timer. The perfect appliance for any small space or even for a dorm or RV, this fryer is also energy-efficient, cranking out all your food in less time than it takes to preheat your oven.
35. These Spiky Plastic Balls Help Dry Your Laundry Faster
Crafted from non-toxic PVC and covered with spikes like little blue hedgehogs, these balls will help your significantly reduce your laundry’s drying time, saving you both time and money. They're reusable (therefore eco-friendly), and suitable for use with all fabrics, separating your items to make them fluffier, softer, and wrinkle-free while eliminating static. You'll get so many uses out of each of these balls while you skip out on the fabric softener and dryer sheets, too.
36. These Strips Will Get Your Spices In Order And Out Of The Way
If your spices are a disorganized jumble in your cabinet, these spice gripper strips might be just the thing you need to make order out of chaos. Affix them to your cabinet or your wall using the extra-strong pre-applied 3M adhesive — and if you want it to be extra-strong, use the included screws to provide additional security. Each strip has room for five spices, which can be tailored to your space.
37. These Hydrocolloid Patches That Work Great In Your T-Zone
Not many of us can resist the satisfaction of pulling off a pore strip with our face gunk on it. These triangular pore patches will give you that temporary satisfaction all right, and they’re especially created to get oil, pus, and other icky stuff out of the pores in your T-zone (a.k.a. your forehead, nose, and chin areas). They’re even suitable for those with sensitive skin, too.
38. A Board That Will Change The Way You Fold Your Laundry
Durable and sturdy, this folding board takes only three steps and three seconds to crisply fold anything in your laundry basket, and it's so simple that even your kids can help fold. It even has a handy hole for hanging, too. It's no wonder this board has won over more than 2,000 Amazon fans and earned a 4.6-star rating.
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