While I'm often up for a challenge, I also like to keep my day-to-day as hassle-free as possible, so I'm always looking for simple products that make life easier. Luckily, there are tons of helpful products on Amazon with glowing reviews from other like-minded, lazy people, and I've gathered some of the most popular options right here.
Whether you're looking for cleaning and organization hacks to keep you home in top shape, or just want to maximize your comfort while lounging, there's sure to be something on this list for you. For instance, you can make washing the dishes feel more effortless by using scrub gloves with built-in bristles or a sponge caddy that doubles as a soap dispenser when you press down on it. Or, you can make cooking less demanding with a hard-boiled egg peeler, an electric can opener, and a chopper that cuts vegetables and fruit with ease. And for those moments when you want to just just kick back and relax, I’ve included a phone holder that hangs around your neck for hands-free viewing
There are plenty more life-changing products ahead — including helpful gadgets, home repair items, and low-effort grooming tools — so scroll on to see what smart shoppers swear by on Amazon.
1. These sponges that are the perfect replacement for paper towels
Instead of reaching for paper towels and creating unnecessary waste, grab one of these strange hybrid dish cloths that are a blend — half cotton and half cellulose — between a cloth and a sponge. They are more absorbent than paper towels and a lot more durable. And instead of throwing them away when they are dirty, you can wash them and keep using them for months. They come in fun colors and biodegrade when you do eventually toss them.
2. A can colander that makes it easy to drain excess liquid
Draining liquid from freshly opened cans is easy with this can colander. After opening the can and removing the lid, pop this colander on and drain the excess liquid from vegetables, tuna, and other canned goods. Best of all, the colander is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
3. These no-tie shoelaces that turn sneakers into slip-ons
Turn your lace-up shoes into slip-ons with these no-tie shoelaces. The one-size-fits-all elastic laces offer adjustable tension for a comfortable fit and even compression across the top of the foot. You'll get two pairs of laces per pack, and you can choose from eight colors, including all-black or multi-color packs.
4. A citrus-scented cleanup kit for your dog’s accidents
When your dog has an accident on the carpet, it can turn into a huge hassle for you. Not with this odor-eliminating kit in hand, though! You can easily locate the precise location of the urine with the included UV light flashlight. Then hit that mess with the delicious smelling urine order eliminator. It gets rid of stains you can’t even see and terminates the smell so this accident doesn’t turn into a regular habit.
5. A cordless handheld vacuum for quick & easy cleanups
Cleanups are quick with this cordless handheld vacuum. The lightweight hand vac offers powerful suction to lift dirt, crumbs, and other minor messes, and the debris chamber is easy to monitor and wash clean as needed. Also great: It comes with a wall-mountable charging station, so it'll power up every time you put it away.
6. This scalp massager that works wonders on your hair
When you shampoo your hair, take an extra minute to give your scalp a delicious, exfoliating massage with this shampoo brush. The long spikes are gentle but firm and reach through even thick hair to remove buildup and dandruff so your locks can grow and thrive. “So easy to hold, easy to use,” said one reviewer. “[It] is promoting excellent hair growth for me! 10/10 recommend!”
7. This cordless water flosser that cleans & massages gums
With over 22,000 reviews, this cordless water flosser is a popular way to upgrade your oral hygiene routine. The battery-operated flosser features two pressure settings to clean and massage the gums, and the 5-ounce, detachable water tank is easy to fill. Two flossing nozzles are included, so you can share with a partner or keep a replacement on hand for yourself.
8. A dish-drying rack that rolls up for easy storage
Save space in the kitchen with this roll-up dish-drying rack that fits over your sink. It’s made from durable stainless steel with nonslip rubbery grips to help it stay in place, and it can be used for drying dishes, cooling or defrosting food, and rinsing fresh fruits and veggies. When not in use, the dishwasher-safe rack rolls up for easy storage.
9. A milk frother for at-home lattes & cappuccinos
If you love a frothy coffee beverage and have been operating under the assumption that you have to go to an expensive cafe for those, let me introduce you to this milk frother that will take your favorite milk (plant or animal) and froth it into a delicious foam in seconds. It works on warm or cold milk, operates on batteries, and comes with its own stand to you can keep it on the counter. Pro tip: It’s great for salad dressings and quick sauces, too.
10. A bidet toilet attachment that’s easy to install
You don't have to spend a lot of time and money on bathroom upgrades — just add this affordable bidet toilet attachment that several reviewers describe as "life-changing." The sleek attachment is easy to install (no plumber necessary) and features dual nozzles and a simple control knob. It taps the clean water that’s on its way to the toilet to thoroughly wash you.
11. The bear claws that empower you to shred meat
If you are struggling with two forks to shred pork, chicken, or beef for your tacos or pulled pork sandwiches, you are working too hard. These big meat claws give you the power you need to make fast work of that task. They are also handy for grabbing a lifting a piece of meat from the oven or grill. “If you normally use two forks to separate your meat,” said one reviewer. “Try these instead! They are sharp enough to separate the meat with ease.”
12. A neckline shaving template for DIY trims
This neckline shaving template makes it easy to give yourself a clean and even trim at home. The one-size-fits-all template is made from nonslip silicone with adjustable elastic straps, so all you have to do is place it at your desired neckline and start trimming.
13. A boiled egg peeler for hassle-free shell removal
With this boiled egg peeler, removing the shell from hard-boiled eggs is no longer a hassle. To use, just place a capful of water and a hard-boiled egg inside and shake until the shell softens and peels. There are eight colors available, including black, green, and blue.
14. A toilet bowl cleaner wand that makes scrubbing quick & easy
This toilet bowl cleaner wand uses disposable scrubbing sponges with built-in cleaning fluid, which starts working as soon as the sponge hits the water. The long, durable handle with a swivel head makes it easy to scrub every part of the toilet bowl, and the shape of the brush allows you to clean around every curve. A storage stand and 16 sponge refills are included.
15. A portable tire inflator so your can recover from flats
Don’t leave yourself at the mercy of the kindness of strangers or the availability of mechanics. Keep this 12-volt digital air compressor in your car and be ready for flats. Just start your engine, plug its power cord into the lighter and hook it up to your tire’s valve and it will add air to the tire and tell you the pressure — shutting off automatically when the tire is full. It also works for air mattresses, bike tires, and more.
16. A meat thermometer that checks temperature instantly
With this instant-read meat thermometer, it only takes a few seconds to make sure your food is cooked to the perfect temperature. The foldable stainless steel probe takes a reading in just a couple of seconds and you can set an alarm so it will beep when your food is done. The backlit LCD display allows you to check the reading at a glance. The thermometer automatically turns off after 10 minutes, and it has magnetic backing for easy storage on the fridge.
17. An electric can opener that works at the touch of a button
Why struggle with a manual can opener when this automatic one does the work at the touch of a button? The battery-operated can opener has a stainless steel blade and magnet, so it opens and lifts the lid with ease. It also cuts with smooth, rounded edges, so it's easier to handle the lid safely.
18. A rolling tray that makes it easy to move small appliances
With this rolling appliance tray, it's easy to store appliances against the wall and pull them towards you when it's time to use them. Made from durable steel, the highly rated tray has a nonslip surface, and it's great for blenders, coffee makers, mixers, toasters, and other small appliances.
19. The cold-brew coffee maker that looks great in the fridge
Feed your cold-brew coffee habit without leaving the house with this cold brew coffee maker that makes brewing your own so easy you will wonder why you paid coffee shop prices for it. Fill the stainless steel, precision cut inner sleeve with grounds, add water, and put the entire pitcher in the fridge. When it’s ready, remove the sleeve and pour your brew over ice. It makes four cups that will stay fresh for days in the tight-sealing borosilicate glass pitcher.
20. A lemon & lime slicer that cuts 8 perfect wedges
Cut citrus wedges with ease, thanks to this lemon and lime slicer. The compact kitchen tool creates eight wedges that make the perfect garnish for food, drinks, and cocktails. The slicer boasts a 4.6-star rating from reviewers, too, with one writing it's "so easy to use and easy to clean."
21. A set of packing cubes that bring order to your suitcase
If you pack your clothes and gear into packing these packing cubes before you put it into your suitcase, it makes finding things, keeping order in there, and even living out of that case for days so much easier. They protect your things from spills, too. This set includes four packing cubes in a range of sizes to fit everything from slacks to socks as well as a laundry bag so you can keep clean clothes separate from dirty.
22. A big trash can for your car
If trash tends to accumulate in your back seat, here’s the secret to taming that: This big car trash can you can mount to the back of the front seat or the console. It gives you an easy to reach place to toss that trash when you are driving. And it makes getting the trash out of your car a matter of grabbing the liner — it comes with 20 — and throwing it into a bin. It’s big and roomy, waterproof , holds two gallons, and has a side pouch for extra liners or whatever.
23. This iron-on fabric tape for easy hemming
If you'd rather not use a needle and thread, you can easily hem your clothes and other items with this fabric fusing tape. The time-saving, iron-on tape creates a durable seal on the fabric, and you can wash or dry clean your items as usual. Each pack contains two rolls.
24. A dog brush that cleans itself
Push the button on the handle of this clever pet brush and the bristles pop out so you can give your pet a delightful spa day while also removing excess fur before it carpets your furniture and clothing. When you are done — and the brush is covered in fur — push that button again and the bristles retract, leaving the fur behind. Just wipe off the now-smooth handle and throw the fur away.
25. This stain removing toolkit that can handle anything
This trio of stain removing sprays will handle everything from wine spills in the carpet to spots on your garments to spills in the car. The Stain Treater makes it easy to get food spills out of kids clothing with a simple blot and rinse. The Emergency Stain Rescue is a fast way to get stains out of carpets or car upholstery. And the Red Wine Stain Remover specializes in removing red wine from anything, even if those stains have been there a while.
26. A mini bag sealer that keeps snacks fresh
Keep snack bags fresh until the last bite with this mini bag sealer. The battery-operated gadget cuts and seals, so you can use it to open a fresh bag of food and heat-seal it closed when you're done.
27. The nonstick oven liners that catch food drips & spills
Avoid stuck-on food messes with these nonstick oven liners. The BPA-free, heat-resistant liners work in all types of ovens, and they’re easy to trim for the perfect fit. The liners catch drips and spills while you're cooking, and they’re dishwasher-safe for convenient cleaning.
28. These durable mesh bags for machine-washing your shoes
Keep your footwear fresh by placing them inside these durable shoe wash bags and tossing them in the washing machine. The set comes with bags of two sizes, and each one is made from sturdy mesh with a rust-resistant, covered zipper that stays closed throughout the wash cycle. Plus, each bag is roomy enough for a full pair of shoes.
29. A big bib so you don’t have to clean up after you shave
Will you look like a bit of a dork wearing this bib apron that attaches to the mirror and catches all your dropped whiskers as you shave? Maybe. But consider this: You will also not have to clean the bathroom afterwards. Is that worth it? Um. Yes! You are in the privacy of your own bathroom, after all. And emptying this bib is so much easier than dragging the vacuum in there and trying to find every hair before it clogs the plumbing. It comes with a handy storage bag so you can stash it in a drawer between uses.
30. These smart plugs that let you control electronics & appliances from anywhere
With this four-pack of smart plugs, you can turn any of your electronics and appliances into smart devices. Just plug in and connect to your existing Wi-Fi network, and you'll be able to control your devices and schedule timers on your smartphone. To make things even easier, these plugs are also voice control-capable with Alexa and Google Home.
31. A laundry folder that speeds up wash day
Fold your clothes faster with this shirt folding board. The durable board works for clothes and towels, and it helps you fold flat, neat garments in just three steps — so not only does it make the process faster, but it'll also save space and cut down on messiness in your drawers and closets.
32. A universal battery tester that tells you when to replace or recharge
With this universal battery tester, it's easy to see when you need to replace or recharge batteries around the house. The universal tester works with various battery sizes, including 1.5-volt and 9-volt, and it has a simple, color-coded scale that tells you the battery status. Plus, the portable tester requires no power or batteries to use, so it's always ready when you need it.
33. The teapot & infuser that let you watch your tea brew
This glass teapot lets you enjoy the simple beauty of your tea leaves as they infuse hot water with their flavors. The stainless steel mesh infuser holds the leaves so that none get into your cup but it is removable for tea bags. The borosilicate glass pot is beautiful and brings a clean minimalism to your tea ritual.
34. A 3-pack of lights for your stairs or closet
Wherever you have dangerous or annoying dark places — the stairs, closet, or under your kitchen cabinets — in your home, stick one of these motion activated LED lights and brighten it. It takes almost no effort because these require no wiring and you can mount them with adhesive. They run on batteries but since they are low-power LED and only stay on for 30 seconds after they detect motion, those batteries last a long time.
35. This drywall repair putty with a handheld applicator
This drywall repair putty quickly fills in holes in drywall, plaster, and wood. The handheld applicator allows you to apply the putty directly to the wall without needing a putty knife, and the compact size is easy to stash in the toolbox. Also great: The putty dries quickly, so you can start painting in minutes.
36. This pair of hair-cutting scissors for DIY trims
When your hair needs a quick trim or you have a thick lock that could stand to be thinned, pull out this pair of hair-cutting scissors and do that task yourself. You will save time and money. And the sharp Japanese stainless steel blades will not let you down. They are sharp, the handles are easy to hold, and the set includes a cutting edge and a thinning edge for pro-level results.
37. This big box of slender, velvet hangers
If getting dressed involved digging through a confusing jumble of options, kick start the fix with this big box of space-saving velvet hangers. The grippy velvet keeps clothes from sliding off. The hook that turns 360 degrees makes it easy to hang everything in the same direction. And the thin size lets you fit more clothes in the same space. Having enough hangers to get everything out of that pile, though, is magic.
38. This durable window screen repair tape that quickly fixes holes
If you find a hole in your screen window or door, this highly-rated screen repair tape can fix it in a hurry. The durable screen tape is made from long-lasting fiberglass that's waterproof and temperature-resistant, and it's easy to cut to your desired size. Choose from black and gray.
39. These silicone stretch lids that make food storage easy
Food storage has never been easier, thanks to these silicone stretch lids. The six-pack of lids includes various sizes that stretch to fit over cups, bowls, pots, and other containers, so you can store food without having to transfer it, and they're microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Bonus: These BPA-free lids also allow you to ditch plastic wrap.
40. An easy-to-grip opener for jars, bottles & more
Open stubborn jars, bottles, and more with this five-in-one jar opener. The versatile opener has nonslip handles with four jar grips in various sizes, so you can choose the right one for your needs. The handy tool can also help open soda cans, pull tabs, and bottles. Choose from five colors, including blue, green, and apple red.
41. A food chopper that quickly cuts veggies & fruit
Food prep is speedy with this easy-to-use food chopper. It features a soft grip handle and comes with three stainless steel square-cut blades in 0.25-inch, 0.5-inch, and 0.75-inch sizes that uniformly chop onions, zucchini, apples, and more. Plus, the chopped ingredients are collected neatly in the high-capacity, BPA-free container.
42. A memory foam leg pillow to prevent back pain
Tuck this memory foam knee pillow between your legs when you sleep on your side and it will align your back so you don’t wake up with low back pain. It supports the upper leg so your spine doesn’t bend while you sleep, which works wonders for preventing pain and improving circulation. It comes with a washable cover and a storage bag so you can take it on the road.
43. These no-rinse body wipes that are biodegradable
If you want to freshen up without taking a shower, these biodegradable body wipes are great to have on hand. The unscented, no-rinse wipes are infused with aloe vera and other refreshing ingredients, and the portable pouch is easy to bring to the gym or on camping trips. Each pack contains 32 extra-large wipes.
44. These 2 book lights so you can read after lights out
When your bedmate, fellow train passengers, or whoever else you are sharing space with decides it’s time for lights out but you are deep into a plot and need to know what happens, snap one of these two book lights onto your book and keep those pages turning. The three settings let you dial in the most comfortable illumination for your eyes and the gooseneck aims the light where you want it. They are rechargeable and light.
45. These pens that make fixing dinged paint so easy
You don’t have to get out a paint can and brushes to fix that scratch or ding in your paint job. Just fill these brush pens with the paint and draw right over that mark. The brush tip makes it easy to blend the repair. You can store the paint in these pens for years and pull them out only when something needs a fix. This is a pack of five pens.
46. The bath pillow that turns soaking into blissful relaxation
The only thing more relaxing than taking a bit of me time while soaking in a hot bathtub is doing it while resting your head on this soft, breathable bath pillow while you do it. It protects your bones and joints from the hard surface of the tub so you can sink right into those bubbles. It dries quickly and grips the tub with six hefty suction cups so it doesn’t ask for much in the way of maintenance.
47. These spice racks you can mount to the wall
Free up a drawer or cupboard by getting your spices out of there and into these two easy-to-access, wall-mounted mesh spice racks. You will be able to see all your spices at once while you cook instead of hunting around in a cupboard and they turn a blank wall into culinary inspiration art and the powder coated steel wire shelves are easy to clean.
48. A microwave food cover that prevents splatter
Prevent food splatter while heating up meals with this microwave food cover. The collapsible, BPA-free cover has a vented lid with an easy-to-grip handle, and it pops open up to 3 inches to cover various plates and bowls. When not in use, the cover collapses for convenient storage, and it's dishwasher-safe.
49. A stainless steel knife designed to spread cold butter
With this three-in-one butter spreader knife, you can spread cold butter on your toast without tearing the bread to pieces. The dishwasher-safe knife is made from durable stainless steel with a comfortable round handle and features a serrated edge and slotted holes designed to curl hard butter with ease.
50. The pot strainer that’s so much easier than a colander
Make getting water out of pans a one-handed operation instead of the colander juggle it is now by clipping this pot strainer to your pan and just pouring the water out. The flexible silicone bends to fit into any pan and the clips grab firmly to the sides to keep the strainer in place. It comes in four colors and reviewers love it. “This thing is great,” says one. “It attaches with no issue and doesn't fall off when straining. Works perfectly.”
This article was originally published on