50 Incredibly Clever Things for Your Home You Didn't Know You Needed Off of Amazon

You won’t know how you lived without them.

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There is something that you are doing — possibly every day — that could be done faster, easier, and with less hassle. You might think the irritants, chores, and to-do list you face are facts of life, unavoidable. So when you see that there is a tool or trick that makes that chore go away, reduces the irritation, and makes your to-do list attainable, you might facepalm. But your very next act will be to drop that item into your cart. Here are 50 incredibly clever things for your home you didn’t know you needed off Amazon. Read on and make life easier.


This Rack For Clothes That Lie Flat To Dry

Instead of spreading delicate items that have to lie flat to dry all over the counters and furniture, hook this clever over-the-door-drying rack over your closet or bathroom door and let them dry in peace. They will be easier to put away, too. It’s easy to hang and folds flat for storage. “How very clever,” said one reviewer. “It is a dream for drying that small cashmere [...] you do not want to hang.”


The Robot That Feets Your Pet

If your pet has turned into a manipulative food-seeking predator, offload the feeding to this automatic food dispenser. Your fur baby will quickly learn you can’t be bullied and there is no point in arguing with a robot. Portion control achieved! It’s also great if you travel or work late. Your pet will get fed on time no matter what you do. It holds 4 or 6 liters, depending on the size you choose. You program the schedule and food volume and you can even add a cute voice message to every meal.


This Hack For Making Uncrusted Pocket Sandwiches

Make your own crustless sandwich pockets with this set of sandwich sealers. It’s fun to do. Just assemble your bread and fillings, press them with these forms, and pack a delicious snack into your lunch. The five-piece set makes two sizes of pocket sandwiches.


A Duster For The Ceiling Fan

Getting your ceiling fan clean doesn’t need to involve a ladder and big production. This ceiling fan cleaner has a handle that extends to 47 inches so you can reach the fan blades from the ground. And it wraps around the blades to grab dust without raining it on your living space. The versatile, fluffy duster works for every surface in your house, too.


These Drawers For Your Desk

Create storage right where you need it, even if your desk is a simple table, with this self-adhesive under desk storage. Just stick the slim drawers to the underside of your desk and you have a place to stash everything from pens to thumbtacks to reading glasses. “This was easy to install, is sturdy, and makes excellent use of a table I use as a desk,” said one reviewer.


An iPad Case That’s Also A Stand & Fridge Mount

Make your iPad more functional — and safer — by securing it into this protective case with a magnetic stand. You can mount it to the fridge with the magnetic back or flip the cover around and kick out the kickstand to set your iPad at a viewable angle on your desk, lap, or bed. And then close up the case and toss it in a bag where it will be protected from impact.


This Digital Picture Frame

Enjoy your photos out in the open instead of keeping them hidden on your phone by connecting this digital photo frame to your phone via Bluetooth and sending them to it for everyone to enjoy. You can send 100 photos to the big, crisp, 10-inch screen at once — or insert an SD card — for a quick and easy photo display.


The Cure For You Leaky Shower Door

That puddle on the bathroom floor is easy to prevent. Install this shower door seal to the bottom of your shower door by snapping it on. The bottom wings create a seal that keeps the water in the shower. It’s simple, affordable, and effective. “Easy to cut and install, fits perfectly, keeps my bathroom floor puddle-free!” said one reviewer.


A Better Drawer Organizer

The utensil tray inside your drawer seems so unimportant that people often cheap out on it. But you touch it multiple times a day. Flimsy gets annoying. This bamboo drawer organizer makes putting away the dishes and reaching for a fork much better. And it expands and contracts to fit whatever drawer you have so you won’t have to replace it if you move or remodel.


These Paint Pens For Quick Touch-Ups

Before you put away your paint cans, fill this touch-up paint pen with the color you used. When a scratch or ding mars the look, you can easily pull one out and paint right over the incident without turning it into a project. You can fill the pens (this is a two-pack) with any latex paint — they work like a syringe — and the paint stays fresh for years, ready to use.


The Touch Lights You Will Use Everywhere

Turn your shelves into illuminated display cases. Create task lighting in the kitchen or garage. Light a dark closet. These LED touch lights make it easy to do exactly what you want to do with light. They stick to most surfaces or screw on, throw a warm light, and you simply tap the lens to turn them on and off. This is a pack of two.


A Closet Organizer That Hangs

Instead of stashing sweaters, hats, and bags on a hard-to-reach shelf where they will get lost, hang this closet organizer and keep everything within easy reach — and in plain sight. These five shelves hang from the closet rod and there are a series of mesh pockets on the sides for wallets, glasses, and other small items.


These Shelves That Turn A Corner Into Display Space

Turn any corner in a bathroom, on the stairs, or in a hallway into a decorative display of items — spices, perfumes, collections — that you might otherwise need to find a place to store by mounting this set of corner shelves. They tuck neatly into a corner and can be used all together or broken up and used in whatever grouping you prefer.


The Trick For Getting A Green Lawn Real Quick

When the HOA complains that your grass isn’t green or you are having an open house and your lawn is being uncooperative, pull out this grass paint and create a green lawn where there is none. Spray it on and your dead or dormant grass will be green for months.


This Spin Scrubber So You Don’t Have To Work So Hard

You don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to get the bathtub, floor, or shower stall clean. This electric spin scrubber brings its own elbow grease to the chore in the form of a rechargeable battery and three interchangeable brush heads. The handle extends from 25 up to 45 inches so you can reach awkward places and it runs for 90 minutes on a charge.


A Light For Putting The Key In The Lock

Fumbling around trying to get a key into a lock in the dark is frustrating and potentially dangerous. Fortunately, the remedy is easy. Stick this wireless motion detector light above the lock and it will throw exactly the light you need to get in your door easily. When you are safely inside, it shuts off.


This Bag So You Can Put Shoes In The Wash

When your kicks have taken you through grassy games and muddy scrambles, give them a quick cleanup by tossing them into the washing machine in this wash bag. It protects your shoes from the spin and other garments, and it protects other items from your shoes. “These kept the shoes from banging around in there so neither the shoes nor the machine were in danger of any damage,” said one reviewer. “The shoes came out way cleaner.”


A Squeegee For Washing Dishes

Scrape food off of plates. Sweep debris down to the garbage disposal. This dish squeegee is the dishwashing tool you didn’t know you needed but will reach for constantly. It stands on its own and has a hole for hanging it in a convenient spot. A soft edge moves liquids across delicate surfaces. It even has a curved edge for cleaning out bowls.


These Countertop Shelves That Add Kitchen Storage

Tap into the vertical space in your kitchen by setting these countertop shelves in a corner and elevating the clutter. You can assemble it into the shape you like and put the four metal hooks wherever you want them. “This product is just what I didn’t know I needed!” said one reviewer. “It fits perfectly in the corner and holds pretty heavy containers.”


A Heated Lotion Dispenser

Lotion is always nice. But heated lotion is a delicious treat that hydrates faster and feels luscious. And this heated lotion dispenser lets you have that treat anytime you like. “I plug it in before I get in the shower and it’s ready to go when I’m done,” said one reviewer. “I hated putting on cold lotion after a shower now, I’m looking forward to putting it on every time.”


The Bathroom Trash Can That Opens Without A Touch

Keeping the trash covered — from pets or insects — can make throwing trash away irritating. But not with this touchless trash can that makes opening the lid super easy. Wave your hand over the sensor; bend a knee to trigger it; or give it a gentle kick. It opens up so you can throw away your trash then closes again five seconds later. It’s waterproof and slim enough to fit easily in the bathroom.


These Fur-Lined Glasses Stands

Drop your glasses in one of these fur-lined glass holder stands and you will always be able to find them. They will also come out of the stand cleaner since the fur gently wipes away smudges while protecting the lenses from scratches. This is a two-pack so you can have a stand handy wherever you take your glasses off.


This Solution For Storing The Remore Controls

Bring order to the coffee table with this decorative remote control organizer that gives every remote a slot to stand in and looks good doing it. It’s great, too, for glasses, makeup brushes, desk tools, and whatever clutter you want to corral. It comes in 15 colors and patterns.


A Headphone Stand That Hangs

Mount this headphone stand under your desk and create a place to hang your headphones and a place to charge your phone or other accessories. It has two slotted hooks that can hold watches, headphones, cables, or other gear and three USB ports to plug it all in. It even comes with a cable management system to clip the power cord to the underside of your desk.


These Extra Drawers For The Fridge

Take advantage of all the space in your fridge without stacking and re-stacking the contents by installing this fridge drawer organizer. It snaps onto a shelf, letting you stash everything from eggs to condiments in the space under that shelf. “These are great. I have two side by side, one for eggs and one for cheese,” said one reviewer. “Since they are under a shelf, they take advantage of space that was previously unused.”


The Showerhead That Color Codes Water Temperature

Never step into an icy or too-hot shower again. This temperature-controlled color-changing handheld shower head gives visual cues as to the temperature of the water, going from blue (cold) to red (hot.) Once you see the ideal temperature, step in and enjoy five settings that go from power rain to a mist or pulsing massage. “The hose on this baby moves like a slinky, or a metal snake,” said one reviewer. “[And] no more swiping a hand through the water really quick to see if you'll freeze or burn!”


A Coffee Warmer So Your Beverage Is Always Warm

You pour a coffee, set it on your desk, get caught up in work, take a sip, and find your brew is ice cold. Repeat. Not if you set it on this coffee warmer. That cuppa will always be the perfect temperature no matter how distracted you get. You can choose the temperature you like best and it will shut off when you remove your mug so you don’t have to worry about burning the place down.


This Projector You Can Take Anywhere

Turn any situation into a movie-watching experience with this projector that lets you throw a 200-inch image from your phone to the wall of a building, an outdoor screen, or any flat surface. It connects to your phone with a cable or via Wi-Fi and plays whatever content you like. “I connected it to my streaming subscription and now have a huge screen displayed, no TV needed,” said one reviewer.


The Over-Sink Colander That Makes So Many Tasks Easier

Extend this sink colander over your sink and make washing fruits and vegetables so much easier. Give them a rinse and let them drip dry into the sink. Or use it as a dish drying rack or to strain the water from pasta. It comes in 12 colors and over 13,000 people give it five stars. “Great for air drying knife or spoon or spatula after a quick wash & rinse,” said one reviewer. “Great for leaving [a] cup/glass out during the day for reuse.”


This Spinning Spice Rack

Turn your cupboard into a high-functioning spice rack with this spice organizer that spins so you can see what’s in the back. A center spinner lets you keep larger bottles of oil or vinegar handy, too. The shelf height is adjustable. “I can fit almost all of my spices on here and can quickly locate them when needed,” said one reviewer.


A Tray Table For The Couch

Take a light meal, snack, or cocktail to your favorite couch seat and enjoy a movie on your tablet at the same time with no fear of spilling it all in your lap by clipping this bamboo sofa tray table to the arm of your chair. It comes in five finishes. The built-in tablet stand rotates 360 degrees. And the legs adjust to accommodate nearly any style of sofa arm.


The K-Cup Holder That Mounts To The Machine

Store your coffee pods right on the side of your Keurig coffee maker by mounting this pod holder to the side of the machine. This is a pack of two peel-and-stick pod racks, which will keep 10 K-Cup pods handy. Just slide a pod out of the bottom, pop it in the machine, push a button, and it’s coffee time!


This Wall-Mounted Shoe Rack

Get your shoes up off the floor and make it easy to put them all away with this wall-mounted shoe rack. Each rack holds up to eight pairs of shoes and this is a two-pack of racks so it will take care of a large shoe collection. It puts each pair in easy sight yet up off the floor.


A Boot Dryer That Works Fast

After a long day of work, hiking, skiing, or doing any activity that makes the inside of your shoes damp, drop them onto this shoe and boot dryer to dry them out in time for tomorrow. It circulates heat into the inside of the shoe, which dries it quickly and makes it warm and pleasant to put on again while reducing the growth of bad smells.


This Alarm Clock & Weather Station That Projects

This compact alarm clock and weather station delivers all the information you need at a glance — to the ceiling. It projects the time, indoor and outdoor temperature, and humidity in a soft red wherever you direct the projector so you can start your day on time and dressed for the weather.


A Curtain Of Fairy Lights

Create a magical space by hanging this curtain string light on a curtain, wall, or doorway. It creates a curtain of light that you can set to a slow fade, twinkle, wave, flash, or to stay on. Choose from 11 colors and use the remote to set the eight lighting modes. “These are fantastic,” said one reviewer. “They're perfect for winding down at night since it's a softer light.”


A Light That’s Also A Speaker & Phone Charger

This Bluetooth speaker with lights is the perfect bedside accessory. Turn on the light to create soothing lighting or to use as a night light or soft light for a midnight toilet run. Set your phone on its mount and it will charge your phone wirelessly. It connects to your phone and plays music, too.


This Bowl That Weighs Your Food

This clever digital kitchen scale makes it easy to weigh flour, sugar, liquids, and other things that need to be contained in a bowl. It comes with a bowl that fits neatly into it so you can hold it by the handle, toss ingredients into the bowl, and measure as you go. Use the tare button to measure and mix right into the bowl to speed up every baking project.


A Chair For Sitting Up In Bed

Take a good book to bed and read in comfort by leaning up against this sitting pillow that’s filled with shredded memory foam and cradles you in its roomy hug. There are side pockets to stash your glasses and phone in and a neck roll so you don’t get hurt while relaxing. That neck roll also unrolls into a floor mat if you want to sit on the floor.


* This Clever Way To Store & Display Vinyl

Keep your current favorites out on display with this vinyl record storage holder that turns them into a display in your stereo area. Flip through your collection, make it easy to return a disk to its sleeve, and enjoy your music both visually and audibly. The acrylic end pieces keep your albums safe while you flip and the design lets you leave any album cover visible.


The Jar Opener That Mounts Under A Cupboard

After you attach this jar opener to the underside of a convenient cabinet, you will never again struggle to get a jar open. Just push the lid into the grippy claws and turn. You can use both hands to hold the jar so it will open unwieldy and large pickle jars just as easily as a soda bottle. Nearly 20,000 people give it five stars.


This Pan Rack That Organizes Your Cupboard

Create order out of that pile of pans in your cupboard by setting this clever pan organizer rack in there. You can adjust the dividers and use it horizontally or vertically. Once you fit it into your space and load your collection into it, getting a pan will never again require that you empty the cupboard to get to the one on the bottom.


The Smart Way To Hide Cables

You don’t have to look at the power cords and HDMI cables that connect your speakers, TV, monitors, or projector to the data source. These cable concealers snap right over them and stick to the surface they are on so they blend into the wall, floor, or baseboards. It looks better and is safer.


A Keyboard For The TV

Put down the remote and type that password into your TV with this TV keyboard. A full QWERTY keyboard takes the frustration out of using streaming services and gaming consoles. It even has a big, built-in trackpad for getting around the screen. “I hated using the remote to multi-click to get to where I wanted,” said one reviewer. “Now I just whip out the keyboard, access whatever I want without delay nor feeling like a woodpecker.”


The Mop With A Built-in Spray Bottle

Cleaning the floors does not have to include a battle with a heavy bucket. You don’t even need to get out a cleaning spray. This spray mop keeps the cleaner ready and mounted on the handle in the integrated spray bottle. So all you have to do is pull the trigger and slide the microfiber mop over the mess. It comes with two mop heads so you always have a clean one handy.


This Tool Kit For Cleaning Window Frames

When you have the right tool for the job, the task is much easier. If that task is cleaning windows or shower frames, this track cleaner kit is the right tool. The specially designed sponges with gripper handles take care of the dirty track edges. While the included brush cleans the track the window slides on. “The shape of the cleaner made cleaning both the inside and outside window sills as well as the crack of the window sill so easy,” said one reviewer.


These Slippers That Clean The Floor

These mop slippers turn cleaning the floors into a dance party. Put them on your feet and move to the beat of your favorite tunes. The chenille fibers grab dust and dirt while you enjoy yourself. They fit over standard mops too. This is a set of five pairs of slippers. “I put [them] on my feet and dance around the house cleaning the floors,” said one reviewer. “I look ridiculous but it works and I’m getting my cardio in.”


A Cutting Board Set That Mounts To A Door

This elegant cutting board set doesn’t leave you to solve the problem of storage. The two boards come with a custom mount that sticks to the inside of a cabinet door so the boards are easy to keep within reach. “The sizes are perfect, the holder is secure, and I can be sure that nothing else is touching them which saves me from having to re-wash a board every time I want to use one,” said one reviewer.


The Cat Door That Keeps The Dog Out

Give your cat a way to access rooms you would like to keep closed off from the dog or other humans by installing this cat door into the bottom of the door. It gives plenty of room for even a big kitty to escape from a dog or get to the litter box. “Our cats’ litter boxes are in the basement to keep the dogs out of them,” said one reviewer. “This was perfect to allow our cats to get downstairs but not allow the dogs.”


These Nesting Food Storage Containers

This set of food storage containers solves one of the most annoying kitchen problems there is: Where to store the storage containers. These nest into one tidy footprint. They also lock closed to keep food fresh. And the lids are color-coded so you know which one to grab. “Clever,” said one reviewer. “Tiny dots on the bottom of each container indicate the color of the lid that goes with it.”

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