23 Weird Things Trending On Amazon That Are Actually Practical AF

When you're rushed or stressed, simple tasks like preparing meals or searching for your keys can seem monumental. Your options: you can be unprepared, or you can add some practical AF products to your life that can make a huge difference in your routine.

Whether it's a savvy kitchen tool like a gizmo that will strip corn right off the cob for you or a waterproof notepad that allows you to jot down your shower thoughts and update your to-do list while you're sudsing up, they have a few things in common — practicality, functionality, and a tiny bit of stress relief. So don't let the quirky appearance of a fun new tool let you think that it's not to be taken seriously. Once you're used to propping up your phone with pig-shaped silicone stands, you won't be able to imagine life without them. And once you put your notebook in the microwave a few times, you'll just be used to how convenient it is. Seriously.

Open your mind to the funky and quirky gadgets of the future, be they adorably designed or super weird-looking. These weird but innovative products are trending on Amazon for a reason, and it's time for you to benefit from their clever abilities.

by Emily Estep

1. This Notebook With Pages You Can Erase And Reuse

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook, $27, Amazon

This incredible notebook can be reused over and over again — all because a simple trip to the microwave erases all of your old writing for a clean slate. Additionally, you can use the Rocketbook app to download your notes directly from the notebook and into places like Google Drive, or Dropbox, making this one of the most efficient notebooks on the market.


2. These Holders That Help You Carry A Bunch Of Bags At Once

Mighty Green Mighty Handle, $10 (2 Pack), Amazon

The Mighty Handle makes hauling a bunch of grocery bags easy if you walk to the store, and it'll eliminate multiple trips from the car. It fits comfortably in your hand and distributes the weight of all of your bags evenly, allowing you to carry more at once. It's functional for more than just groceries, too — it can help you transport laundry, luggage, and mall bags.


3. These Cute Thigh Bands That Prevent Chafing

Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands, $18, Amazon

These thigh bands are adorable but they serve a purpose — they prevent any irritation that comes from chafing or sweating on your thighs throughout the day. They're made of mostly nylon and some spandex, so they won't budge but will remain comfortable throughout the day. Plus, you can get the thigh bands in a long list of sizes and colors.


4. These Silicone Lids That Stretch Over Any Container

ModFamily Silicone Stretch Lids, $16 (7 Pack), Amazon

These silicone stretch lids can replace plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and a pile of mismatching containers in your kitchen cabinet. A standard stretch lid fits over tons of different sizes of bowls and plates, and you can even wrap food directly with the silicone lids (perfect for watermelon or other fruits). And since they're washable, reusable, and freezer safe, you'll have them for a long time.


5. This Cleaning Ball For Your Phone And Tablet

i-ScreenClean Touch Screen Cleaner, $10 (3 Pack), Amazon

This touchscreen cleaner ball has two sides, a microfiber side to remove particularly stubborn marks and a terry cloth side that brushes away dirt, fingermarks, and minor smudges. It can be used on any touchscreen tool in addition to any screen, so it's ideal for your laptop, too. They're also super portable and easy to tuck away in a purse or backpack.


6. This Organizer That Lays Everything Out So You Can See It

Cocoon GRID-IT! Organizer Case, $9, Amazon

This organizer grid case is about 7 inches by 9 inches, with a variety of straps in different sizes and configurations to hold all your essentials or office supplies. It slides easily into a drawer for organized storage, but it's portable and you can even hang it on a wall. Amazon reviewers love never having to fish around in their bag for a missing item.


7. These Magnets That Keep Your Keys In A Convenient Place

Magkey Magnetic Key Holder, $8 (2 Pack), Amazon

These magnetic key holders hang on any light switch, which is easily the most convenient spot to put your keys. Walk in the door, turn on the lights, hang up your keys, and you'll never misplace them again. They're easy to install, too — just replace the screws on the light switch with these key catches.


8. These Shoe Deodorizers That Get Rid Of Unwanted Smells

Bamboo Air Natural Shoe Deodorizer, $10, Amazon

These shoe deodorizes are made with bamboo charcoal, which naturally gets rid of unwanted smells naturally and even absorbs moisture — which can prevent mildew. They're designed to fit snugly into any pair of shoes or small spaces, and Amazon reviewers say they work much better than sprays, powders, and dryer balls.


9. This Solar-Powered Lantern Can Power Your Phone, Too

Greenlight Planet Sun King Portable Solar Lantern, $50, Amazon

This solar lantern is powered by a solar panel grid and has a USB port, so you can additionally use it to charge your phone and other devices. It's an obvious choice for anyone who spends a lot of time camping and outdoors — but it's also a great option for people who want to save on their energy bill (or work somewhere without a lot of electrical outlets). Reviewers say it just fine on overcast days, too.


10. These Adorable Slippers That Also Clean Your Floors

HomeTop Animal Microfiber Mop Slippers, $13, Amazon

These slippers have microfiber material on the bottom, so you can clean your floors while you walk around the house. The mop under the slippers will catch stray hairs, dust, and dirt — plus they're comfortable, with no hard edges to scratch floors up.


11. This Machine That Clears Corn Off The Cob

Everplus Corn Stripper, $13, Amazon

This brilliant corn stripper is designed to easily remove corn kernels from the cob, quickly and with little hassle. It uses a stainless steel blade to strip up to two corn cobs in less than a minute, and it's dishwasher safe and easy to maintain. The kernels won't get everywhere, either.


12. This Styler That Straightens, Curls, And Detangles Your Hair

Xtava Hotness 3-in-1 Hair Styler, $35, Amazon

This three-in-one styler is a flat iron, a curling iron, and a hot round brush, so you basically have infinite possibilities when it comes to styling your hair. It's great for all hair types, and since its plates are only 1-inch wide, it's especially great for short hair.


13. This Pizza Cutter That Works Perfectly Every Time

Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel, $13, Amazon

This compact pizza cutter slices a perfect piece every time, without you having to go back and forth over the same spot. It's compact enough to store easily, and it also has a blade guard on the top to protect your hands. Amazon reviewers love that it’s easy to clean, too.


14. This Attachable Silicone Strainer For Safe Straining

Ouchan Clip-on Silicone Strainer, $7, Amazon

This silicone strainer is designed to fit onto any pot, so you can strain hot foods with ease. It's heat-resistant up to 450 degrees, and since it’s way smaller than typical strainers and colanders, it also saves space in your kitchen cabinet, and it's dishwasher safe.


15. This Notepad You Can Write On In The Shower

Aquanotes Waterproof Notepad, $8, Amazon

Everyone knows your most important thoughts come to you in the shower, and with this waterproof notepad that sticks to the wall, you can jot them down before you forget. It has 40 pages of water resistant paper that can be easily ripped off if you want to take your notes with you. And it even comes with a pencil and suction cup pencil holder, though all you need to use this notepad is a standard graphite pencil. One reviewer writes: "It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or just stressed anyway, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of."


16. This Dessert Maker That Turns Fruit Into A Treat

Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker, $50, Amazon

This healthy dessert maker lets you make a delicious and healthy frozen treat out of any fruit you have around your house. All you do is pack the chute with your favorites, and the churning machine does the rest for you. The entire thing is easy to take apart into a few large pieces, each of which is dishwasher safe.


17. This Little Shelf That's Perfect For Your Charging Devices

BeraTek Industries Power Perch, $11, Amazon

This power outlet shelf attaches to the top of any standard power outlet easily while it's charging — it's great for the bathroom for shavers or toothbrushes, or for any room in the house for your phone. The charging cord can come up through the shelf so it doesn’t accidentally get snagged, and it'll save you a lot of space in your house. And you'll never trip over your phone.


18. This Tea Infuser That You Can Also Use To Stir

Harmony Tea Products Tea Infuser And Stirrer, $16, Amazon

This tea infuser fits loose leaf tea perfectly and securely — and then you can stir your tea with it, too. This makes it awesome for on-the-go use and for travel, especially if you love to drink tea. The entire thing is made out of stainless steel and is dishwasher safe.


19. This Drawer Organizer That's Easy To Clean

KMN Home DrawerDecor Customizable Organizer, $35, Amazon

This drawer organizer is designed to be the ultimate divider for kitchen drawers, with a silicone lining that won’t slip and sturdy ridges to keep your knives and tools apart. Best of all, the dividers can be removed and adjusted to fit whatever you're currently put in there. It’s easy to clean, and can be cut to fit your drawer.


20. This Pig-Shaped Phone And Device Stand

Efanr Pig Shaped Silicone Smart Phone Stand, $7 (5 Pack), Amazon

These super cute, pig-shaped silicone phone stands have suction cups on them, so you can use them to prop up your cell phone or device at the perfect angle to watch videos or use a video chat app. They also come with a keychain string, so when you’re not using the piggies as a phone stand, you can attach them to your device as eye-catching storage.


21. This Bar Of Stainless Steel That Eliminates Odors

Amco Rub-A-Way Bar, $8, Amazon

This stainless steel bar works way better than any bar of soap when it comes to removing annoying cooking odors like garlic, onions, and fish. You can use it with or without water — all you need to do is rub it on your hand to get it to work.


22. These Refreshing Wipes That Clean Your Cell Phone

Maven Gifts Green Tea Cucumber Phone Sanitizing Wipes, $10 (2 Pack), Amazon

These sanitizing wipes are designed to get rid of all the bacteria and viruses that accumulate on your cell phone — in addition to fingerprints, dust, and other debris. They can be neatly packed in your purse or car and have a light green tea cucumber scent. These wipes can also be used on laptops, tablets, and more.


23. These Taco Holders That Keep Your Tacos In Place

Taco Tenders Taco Holders, $12 (4 Pack), Amazon

These taco holders are exactly that — they are holders to keep your crispy shell tacos in place, without falling over and losing all of the cheesy goodness inside. They’re stackable for easy storage, dishwasher safe, and, they work with soft shell tacos, too. Amazon reviewers love them for holding up taco shells nicely while they put in their favorite fillings. Who wants any stressors on Taco Tuesday?

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