These Brilliant Products On Amazon Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

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I'm all about finding items that can make my to-do list way simpler to get done. Whether it's making a salad or trying to style my hair, certain tasks can be a lot done faster with the right products — which is why I put together this list of brilliant items on Amazon designed to make life so much easier.

Sometimes it's easy to look at a product, like a set of heat-resistant silicone gloves, and immediately see how it will make your life easier. Other times, figuring out why a certain product is such a game-changer takes a little more work. One of the great things about shopping online is that you can always count on reviews from other users to figure out just how good a particular thing is at helping streamline certain processes. Another bonus? Reading reviews can help get you hyped to try something out for yourself.

You might think you've got everything figured out (especially if you're really Type A and a whiz at organization), but the products featured here could surprise you. From items that can help make your house cleaner in minutes to storage aids you probably never even knew existed, these brilliant products will have you wishing you'd picked them up ages ago.

by Shayna Murphy

1. These Mini Towels That You Can Take Virtually Anywhere

Go! Towel Pop-Up Towels, $15 (10 Pack), Amazon

It doesn't matter whether you're off to the gym or going on a camping trip, because with these mini towels, you'll always have a towel in a pinch. Made from ultra-plush cloth, each towel is the size of a poker chip, but opens up with a few drops of water to reveal an extremely soft 12 by 20 inch towel. Naturally antimicrobial, these unbleached towels aren't scratchy and are even biodegradable. You can also used these towels more than once and just pop them in the washer after each use to get them clean.


2. These Silicone Mitts That'll Definitely Leave A Lasting Impression

Crab Claw Silicone Mitts, $10, Amazon

Keep your hands protected every time you cook using these silicone mitts. Shaped distinctively to look just like lobster claws, these unique gloves prevent your precious paws from getting burned or scorched by hot pans, pots, and plates. Dishwasher-safe and easy to clean, these mitts are also built to last and are great for picking up smaller items and handles — essentially, all your stovetop cooking and food prep using Crock Pots.


3. A Hair Styler That Actually Works On Wet Hair (And Won't Destroy It In The Process)

Conair Infiniti Pro Wet/Dry Hot Air Styler, $41, Amazon

Life gets busy, and sometimes you just don't have enough time to style your hair or wait for it to dry before you head out the door. Enter this innovative styler, which not only straightens hair and helps control frizz, but does it even when your hair is damp. Featuring tourmaline ceramic technology and infrared energy, this styler protects hair's natural luster and comes with a tension control system so it works on all types and textures of hair. This also comes with a two-speed slide switch and cool shot button, so you can control how much heat is hitting your hair.


4. This Smart Plug That Allows You To Control Your Devices From Anywhere

TP-Link Smart Plug, $20, Amazon

Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, this plug connects to your WiFi network and can be scheduled using a free Android and iOS-compatible app to turn devices on or off at different times. Great for use when you're traveling, you can use this plug to turn devices on at specific times to give the appearance that you're still at home. It's also easy to install into home outlets and can help lower overall energy expenses because with this plug, you'll never leave costly appliances up and running throughout the day again.


5. An Exfoliating Face Cloth That's Great For Getting Rid Of Dirt, Makeup, And Oil

Nano Towel, $15, Amazon

With this scrubbing towel, you can get rid of makeup, soap, sunscreen, and general dirt and oil buildup with ease — with no cleanser, just water and this towel. Made with enhanced cloth fabric, it penetrates deeply into pores and helps remove the harmful particles that can lead to acne and inflammation in skin. Hypoallergenic and gentle enough for sensitive, dry or oily skin, it's also great for those who have struggled in the past to exfoliate skin using other methods.


6. A Cutting Board That Makes It Easy AF To Transfer Food From One Container To Another

Chop2Pot Foldable Cutting Board, $14, Amazon

This cutting board makes things a lot cleaner in the kitchen — it actually folds inward to create a chute-like space to transfer food from the cutting surface to other containers with total ease. Made with a soft grip handle and durable cutting surface, this board comes in an array of sizes and makes a great addition to the kitchen.


7. A Smartphone Holder That's Perfect When You Watch Videos In Bed

Avantree Cell Phone Clip Holder, $25, Amazon

With this sturdy gooseneck holder, you can relieve strain on your hands and wrists, plus eliminate the likelihood of neck strain. Flexible and equipped with 360-degree rotating arms, this holder comes with a large clip base that you can mount to your headboard, desk, or even treadmill handles to watch your favorite videos whenever you want, without any added discomfort. Best of all, this holder is compatible with most smartphones and can adjust to varying surfaces with different thickness levels.


8. A Travel Pouch That's Specifically Designed For Hot Curlers And Straighteners

OXO Good Grips Silicone Travel Pouch, $13, Amazon

When you're traveling with hot styling tools like a straightener or curling iron, you can get amazing peace of mind by making sure they're packed up in one of these heat-resistant travel pouches from OXO. Safe on devices up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, this silicone pouch offers a safe storage solution for devices immediately after use and doubles as a mat to protect surfaces from getting singed. This pouch is also made with a non-slip tracking material, which keeps it from sliding around on surfaces.


9. These Innovative Storage Labels That Can Help You Keep Track Of Everything

Quick Peek Smart Storage Containers, $10, Amazon

These smart storage labels are like having X-ray vision into all your boxes and make a great organizational tool. Each pack contains 32 labels, which you can use on any empty box. Just download the iOS-compatible app and take a picture of the items in the box once you're all packed up with it and name them. Once you scan the QR code sticker on the label, you'll be able to inventory all your belongings via the app and locate everything you need in moments. You can also use these labels on a variety of storage containers, too.


10. These Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets That You Can Even Take On-The-Go

LG Laundry Detergent Sheets, $11, Amazon

These detergent sheets are a total game-changer that offer the same stain-fighting power of other detergents, but come in sheet form. Perfect if you're tired of lugging around big bottles of powder or liquid detergent, these sheets pack conveniently in backpacks and luggage, and won't rupture like pods can. Each pack comes with 45 sheets and should last 45 loads in hot or cold water. Safe to use on whites and colors, these sheets are made with plant-based enzymes, are totally water soluble, and are scented with light lemon and lavender so clothes stay smelling fresh.


11. These Charcoal And Tea-Tree Infused Sponges That Can Work Wonders On Acne

Pura Naturals Body Wash Sponge, $19 (3 Pack), Amazon

If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, these sponges offer a chemical-free way to buff your skin and help clear it up. Infused with charcoal, which helps draw out impurities, and tea tree oil, which works as a natural antiseptic, these sponges replace loofahs — they exfoliate while they distribute product. They're also made with chunks of ultra-hydrating shea butter, jojoba, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. Best of all, because these sponges are made with vegan materials, they're eco-friendly.


12. A Container That's Perfect For Keeping Guac Fresh

Casabella Guac-Lock Container, $19, Amazon

If you love eating fresh guacamole (who doesn't?) then you've got to try this special container, which is actually designed with guac in mind. Made from BPA-free plastic and completely shatterproof, this odor-proof container presses all the air out once it's locked in place, which helps prevent browning. This process helps keep guacamole fresher for longer than an average container might. One reviewer writes: "It may seem a little silly to get this excited about a kitchen gadget, but this one's a bit of a game-changer for me. And the cost is certainly worth it so there's no more stressing about wasting lovely avos. I feel as if I want to go preach about it to everyone else I know who eats avocados!"


13. This Exfoliating Brush That Works To Prevent Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps

DYLONIC Exfoliating Brush, $11, Amazon

Ingrown hairs and razor burn can be annoying to deal with, but with this exfoliating brush, you might be able to put a stop to them for good. The flexible bristles help release and remove the trapped hair and clogged pores that cause ingrown hairs. Even if you have sensitive skin, this brush can be a great solution because it massages without irritating — and can be used on the face. Made with an ergonomic handle that can fit comfortably in hand, this brush works on wet or dry skin.


14. This Motion-Sensitive Light That Makes It Easy To See Inside Your Purse At All Times

Brainstream SOI Purse Light, $30, Amazon

Whether it's a set of keys or a tube of lipstick, trying to find certain things inside a dark purse can be tricky — but with this motion-sensitive purse light, you'll be able to completely illuminate the inside of your bag with the flick of a hand. Equipped with LED illumination, this small and portable light eliminates the need to root around bags for things and can save you time overall. One reviewer wrote: "The light is not too bright so if you're in a movie theater or something and you're digging though your purse, it's not a distraction to your neighbors."


15. This Heavy-Duty Chopper That Basically Equals No More Onion Tears

Müeller Pro Vegetable Chopper, $23, Amazon

If you're super-sensitive to onion vapors, you'll love this professional-quality vegetable chopper. Made with incredibly sharp, German 420-grade hardened stainless steel discs, this chopper can slice and dice through onions and tons of other hard vegetables in one easy motion on the first try. But because this chopper is also attached to a storage container that catches all those diced bits, you can even save some prep time in the future. The container can hold up to four cups and is also dishwasher-safe, making it super easy to maintain.


16. This Weird But Brilliant Cleaning Tool That Works On Basically Anything

BUMP IT OFF Multi-Use Silicone Cleaning Tool, $10, Amazon

It doesn't matter what you need to clean - makeup brushes, pots and pans, a fan, or even furniture stains — because with this silicone cleaning tool, you can do it all. Designed to fit like a sleeve over your hand, this tool comes with flexible silicone bristles that help scrub away all kinds of set-in dirt and stains, helping loosen and lift up set-in dirt in remarkable ways. Safe to use on a variety of surfaces, even on skin, this tool looks weird, but it's actually a brilliant cleaning aid that's versatile enough to use on just about anything.


17. This Lightweight Oil That Helps Support Greater Relaxation And Ease

Magnum Solace Dead Sea Magnesium Oil, $13, Amazon

If you're feeling stressed and experiencing aches and pains — especially related to restless leg syndrome — then you may want to try this magnesium oil. Completely natural and sourced directly from the Dead Sea, this oil absorbs into skin and helps provide natural relief for restless legs, sore muscles, stress, cramps, and a range of other stress-inducing conditions that can make it difficult to unwind, especially at night. Odorless and clear, this oil won't leave behind any greasy residue and although it comes in a small 2-oz bottle, can easily fit in most carry-ons so you can take it with you on long trips.


18. This Power Strip That Also Adds An Interesting Touch To Desktops

Bestek Tower Power Strip with USB, $27, Amazon

Always running out of outlet space, especially in your office? With this funky but ultra-practical power strip with four USB ports, you can charge multiple devices in your home and office at once. Made with built-in smart technology that detects and delivers optimal charging currents for connected devices, this can charge up to six plugged-in devices at once and comes with an integrated circuit breaker for overload protection of each outlet. Because this power strip comes in a tower design, it looks great on desktops and also has outlets positioned at different angles, so it can accommodate larger adapters.


19. This Deodorizing Spray That Helps You Cover Up Funky Bathroom Smells

Mask Bathroom Spray - Coconut & Lime, $10, Amazon

Trap in bathroom odors and then get rid of them completely with this deodorizing toilet spray, which is made with a unique blend of essential oils and scented to help give stinky bathrooms a nicer, more relaxing smell. This travel-sized spray will last 560 sprays and comes with a small atomizer use on-the-go, especially when you may have to use public bathrooms and want to create a barrier between stinky smells and your nose.


20. The Happy Sponges That Get Rid Of All The Grime

Scratch Free Scrub Daddy, $15 (4 Pack), Amazon

"I never thought I could love a sponge as much as I love the Scrub Daddy," raved one reviewer of this cleaning tool, which is designed to help get rid of set-in stains and debris but never leave behind any scratches. Great to use on wood, plastic, stainless steel, and non-stick surfaces, this soft sponge expands with water and can help in an array of cleaning tasks. The reviewer also added: "It never scratches and it works so well when it's stiff to scrub off stuck food and cleans my cast iron pans so well." The secret is the material — it's tough on stains when dry and soft to the touch when wet to get the rest off.


21. This Kitchen Tool That's Perfect If You Love Making Poached Eggs

Cuisipro Egg Poacher, $21 (Set of 2), Amazon

Designed to let water in to circulate around an egg while keeping it in place and from spreading out, this stainless steel rod and cup is a must-have if you love poached eggs. It also comes with a draining hole, which drains out excess water with ease, and comes with an adjustable hook so it can fit different pot heights. "Seriously, these little things make poaching eggs so easy," one reviewer noted.


22. This Simple Yet Stylish Stand That Keeps Umbrella Organized

YAMAZAKI Oval Umbrella Stand, $25, Amazon

Wet umbrellas can cause a big mess, especially when you're trying to keep your house clean. But with this oval stand, you not only get a place to stash your umbrella, but you can also keep it from dripping all over your house too. Designed to store up to four umbrellas at once, this super-compact holder won't take up much space in your hallway or mud room but can make a huge difference when it comes to staying organized. Another plus? This stand can also help you keep tabs on your umbrella, which comes in handy if you're always losing track of them.


23. This Hot Yoga Towel For When You Want A Great Foundation

Shandali Gosweat Hot Yoga Towel, $20, Amazon

With this hot yoga towel, you can get a solid, slip-free foundation to practice on that allows you to stay focused throughout each session. Lightweight, easy to carry, and also warm to the touch, this towel places a much-needed hygienic barrier between yourself and other mats, especially if you're using a studio's in-house mats. "This is my first Yoga towel and I love it so much," wrote one reviewer. "I don't do hot Yoga but I do tend to find myself sliding forward in my Yoga class or during home practice when I'm doing poses such as downward dog so I decided to invest in a towel. No more slipping!"


24. A Multi-Functional Kitchen Tool That Looks Great Just Sitting On The Counter

Bento and Co. Multi Kitchen Tool, $7, Amazon

This multi-functional kitchen tool is like having a whole kitchen full of accessories in one simple container. This comes with eight unique and stackable parts, all of which have different functions. Whether you want to squeeze a lemon, mash eggs or separate them, grate cheese, or funnel something, this tool can help you do it. All the parts also stack together into a convenient measuring cup.


25. A Whitening System That Lasts For Months

Smilebriter Teeth Whitening Gel Pens, $24, Amazon

Made with Carbamide Peroxide, this intense teeth whitening solution can help you achieve the brightest smile around. While not ideal for sensitive teeth that may not react well to peroxide, these gel pens can deliver an ultra-powerful boost to teeth and remove years worth of stains stemming from coffee, wine, and other enamel-staining agents. To apply, all you have to do is brush this foaming gel on your teeth and that's it — no need to apply strips or a paste that you need to leave on forever to get to work.


26. This Diffuser That's Practically Built For All Kinds Of Travel

The Curly Co. Collapsible Hair Diffuser, $13, Amazon

Diffusers are basically the curly-haired person's best friend because they help blow back frizz and maintain hair's natural texture. But what makes this diffuser a secret beauty weapon worth stashing is that it actually collapses flat, so it can fit inside your bag or drawer with ease. This diffuser also fits all size model hair dryers, so you can use it with the one you have at home for an added salon-quality styling bonus.


27. These Clear Protectors That Keep Heels From Sinking In The Grass

Solemates Heel Protectors, $11, Amazon

Featured on Shark Tank and beloved by all heel-wearers who have ever had to stomp through the grass for a wedding, these clear heel protectors do exactly what you think they would — and make a world of difference. From grass to wooden decks to cobblestones and everything in between, these heel protectors are a total lifesaver and stay snugly attached to heels at all times, so your shoes are never in danger of getting ruined. They also come in a variety of sizes, so be sure to grab the right one based on your shoe size.


28. This Copper Set For When You Want To Crisp Fries To Total Perfection

Gvode Copper Crisper Set, $20, Amazon

For days and night when you want truly tasty fries, pizza, onion rings, or other grub that needs to be crisp to be truly mouth-watering, you'll definitely want to have this set around. It comes with a tray and elevated mesh basket, which you can use to get heat to circulate and deliver 360-degree cooking without burning food. With this set, which has non-stick coating, you don't have to use as much oil or cooking spray as you normally might, and as a result, this is a healthier option for getting crispy food.


29. This Survival Card That Has So Many Functions, You'll Lose Track

Explore Mate 11-In-1 Survival Card, $10, Amazon

There are plenty of reasons why this survival card comes in handy: it can be used to open cans, open bottles, to unscrew things, as a wrench, and even as a water compass. But of its 11 functions in total, one of the best things about having this stainless steel survival card in your wallet is the peace of mind it will give that no matter what, you'll have the tools you need to be prepared for anything, even if your tool box isn't within reach. Because it's also the size of a standard credit card, it'll fit into most wallets with ease.


30. This Wine Saver Set That Vino Drinkers Need To Have

Vacu Vin Wine Saver Gift Set, $17, Amazon

This set includes a wine-saving pump and six rubber stoppers, which makes it one of the best gifts around for wine aficionados. The pump works to remove air from each bottle, which helps prevent the oxidation process that deteriorates wine over time, while the rubber stoppers seal the bottle and create a block, so wine stays fresh for up to two weeks. Durable and made to be reused, this gift set is a great way to prolong each bottle of wine without compromising on taste.


31. A Set Of Packing Cubes For Bringing Order To Messy Suitcases

Gonex Packing Cubes, $20 (Set of 3), Amazon

If your luggage is always a total mess and you can never find anything you need, these packing cubes are a must own. Made from nylon that won't tear or be too stiff when packing, these cubes are the perfection solution when you need to organize before a big trip. Each set comes with three cubes, including one small, one medium, and one large-sized cube, and can also be a great option when you want to store toiletries.


32. These Soul-Inspiring Affirmation Cards

Louise Hay Wisdom Cards, $14, Amazon

This 64-piece set of affirmation cards was developed by the author of “You Can Heal Your Life,” the life-affirming deck features artistic double-sided cards with 128 gorgeous illustrations and sage pieces of advice. Each card has an inspirational quote on one side with a related takeaway affirmation on the other. “I love these cards!” exclaimed one Amazon customer. “The vibrant, whimsical colours and positive, direct messages resonate with me on so many levels. I especially like the reversible design so that the messages are twofold. And the size and shape are perfect for ease of shuffling.”


33. This Cutter Bowl That Will Make Salad Lovers Totally Flip

Salad Cutter Bowl, $13, Amazon

Salad is about to get a whole lot easier to make with this unique cutter bowl, which allows you to prep all the ingredients you need for an amazing salad in just 60 seconds. This bowl, which includes two salad bowls and can feed four to five people easily, has a cutting board base and slots where you can slice through everything from lettuce to tomatoes. You can also serve the salad right in the included bowl, and the vertical slots prevent any cuts.


34. This Garment Handled Steamer That Erases Wrinkles In Seconds

URPOWER Garment Steamer, $21, Amazon

This ultra-popular steamer heats up in a mere two minutes and provides a continue stream of steam for up to 10 minutes — the perfect amount of time to steam a whole outfit even on days when you woke up late. It also features an automatic shut-off that will kick in when it gets too hot or is low on water.


35. This 3-In-1 Avocado Tool That Makes Avo-Toast Easier

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, $10, Amazon

This three-in-one tool slices through the avocado's thick peel, removes the pit with a quick twist, and carves out perfectly portions pieces of avo' that will make your plate Insta-worthy. It's easy to grip and easy to wash — you can even pop it right on the top-rack of the dishwasher without worrying about it getting damaged.


36. This Mandolin That Slices Fruits And Veggies In Seconds

Mueller Austria V-Pro 5 Blade Adjustable Mandoline Slicer, $30, Amazon

Thanks to this mandoline slicer, you don't need to have knife skills to get perfectly sliced fruits and veggies. Unlike other mandoline slicers on the market, this mandoline not only has five blade options (including a course grater, Julien, and crinkle cut) but it is also fully adjustable so you can choose your thickness. The blades are made of German engineered surgical stainless steal, and the body of the mandoline is made of BPA-free food grade, durable reinforced ABS plastic.


37. This Device That Cleans The Inside And Outside Of Windows At The Same Time

The Glider S-1 Magnetic Window Cleaner, $49, Amazon

This life-changing window cleaner features four squeegees, two on each side, along with powerful rare Earth magnets, to scrub even the heaviest dirt of both sides of a single paned window, so you clean the outside of yours windows from safety with inside your room.


38. This Cult-Favorite Cooker That Will Replace All Your Other Appliances

Instant Pot, $120, Amazon

The Instant Pot has taken the internet by storm, and for good reason. The much-talked about pressure cooker can replace your slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, steamer, warmer, and even your stove. You can use this pot to do anything from sauté to bake a cake. But the real beauty of this pot is that can cook food up to 70 percent faster — which means that even if you forgot to soak those dried beans the night before, you don't need to worry. Pop them in the pot, and you'll have ready-to-eat beans in an hour.


39. The Planner That Is Scientifically Proven To Help You Be More Productive

Panda Planner, $27, Amazon

Featuring daily, weekly, and monthly sections, this undated planner uses a scientific strategies to help you overcome procrastination, crush your goals, beat stress, and so much more. Each section offers a variety of sections to help you plan your time and make to-do lists as well as sections for self-reflection and mindfulness exercises. It's made of eco-friendly materials and it has enough pages to last a year,


40. This Device That Is Like Having Your Own Personal Assitant

Echo, $100, Amazon

You may not be able to afford a personal assistant, but with the power to do anything from call you an Uber to check your calendar, Amazon's Echo is easily the next best thing. The Echo — which connects to "Alexa" — has a hands-free speaker that you control with your voice. To activate the speaker you can ask a question or give a command to "Alexa" who will respond to hundreds of requests including "Alexa, what is the weather tomorrow?", "Alexa, reorder paper towels", "Alexa, play '90s pop songs", and so many more. The Echo features Dolby processing for amazing vocals and a dynamic base and can fill the room with 360-degrees of audio — and with seven microphones it can hear you from any direction too.


41. This Clock That Makes Waking Up Easier

Philips Wake-up Light, $50, Amazon

By mimicking the sun set and sun rise this Wake-up Light alarm clock promises to improve you sleep and help you wake up easier and feel more energized. To get started, just select the time you want to wake up, and 30 minutes before your chosen time the light will gradually get brighter and brighter. This will naturally tell your body it's time to wake up, and after 30 minutes you should be fully alter. If you're a heavy sleeper however, there is a back up beeping alarm to make sure you don't over sleep.


42. This Cutting Board/Colander Hybrid That Makes Kitchen Prep Easier

Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus Cutting Board, $15, Amazon

Chop, rinse, and transfer, fruits and veggies with this genius cutting board. Designed by Joseph Joseph, a company known for their design-led products, this board goes from classic chopping board when open to colander when folded. Every aspect of this board has been thoughtfully planned about, including V-shaped chute that makes it easy transfer and pour items out.


43. These Bag Stands That Help Cut Back On Kitchen Counter Messes

Baggy Rack, $10, Amazon

These bag racks hold up flimsy plastic storage bags to make them easier to fill with out making a mess. The rack features two arms that can be adjusted up or down and clip on the slides of the storage bags while the base has a non-slip rubber grip to keep it in place. This set comes in a pack of two, each measuring 8.75 inches tall to accommodate larger foo storage bags.


44. These Bag Carriers That Will Make Carrying Groceries Easier

Mighty Handle, $10 (set of 2), Amazon

These patented handles are designed to make carrying grocery and shopping bags easier on your hands while saving your from taking multiple trips to your car. It can even prevent items from spilling out of the bags during your commute with its unique twist-lock feature.


45. This Moldable Glue That Is Pretty Much Magic

Sugru, $22, Amazon

This moldable glue can be used to fix, bond, seal, mount — you name it, the uses for this moldable glue are literally endless. The advanced silicone technology can permanently bonds to almost any material including, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. Plus, it's also waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, shock-resistant, and electrically insulting up to 24 volts.

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