These Clever Things Are So Hot on Amazon Right Now

How did you ever live without these?

Written by Alexandra Elizabeth
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When it comes to clever home goods, if you think you’ve seen it all, you’d be wrong. Whether it’s a tray that transforms sofas into side tables or putty-like goo that keeps your car clean, this list is filled with products that are so hot on Amazon and are bound to surprise and delight.

Better yet, they’re all highly rated and affordably priced. So go ahead and stock up on all these genius products you never knew you always needed.


This Tray That Turns Any Couch Arm into An End Table

If you’re looking for a place to store your drink without adding extra furniture to your space, this clip-on tray table is for you. It has spring-loaded arms to help keep the tray snug and works on a variety of sofa arms. The attractive octagon shape offers up a modern, geometric look, too.

  • Available colors: 3


These Handled Totes That Can Replace Moving Boxes

If the stress and expense of stocking up on boxes every time you move has you down, make the switch to these reusable moving boxes with handles instead. Each box can fit 93 liters and supports up to 30 pounds. The zippered top means you won’t have to worry about sealing anything up with tape, either. Just fold them flat to store when not in use.


These Clever Grippers That Keep Your Rugs in Place

Ensure your home looks tidy with these rug grippers. Each order comes with 12 tape-like grips that adhere directly to your rug and provide traction to help keep carpets in place. Better yet, they’re washable, so you can reuse them on multiple rugs around the house.


The Hooks That Instantly Create Car Storage

Keep your car organized with this set of four headrest hooks. They feature a narrow hook on one side which loops around the metal bars of your headrest, and a wider hook on the bottom, perfect for hanging grocery bags, purses, and more. You don’t even need to remove the headrest to install them, either.

  • Available colors: 7


These Wrinkle-Resistant Sheets That Are Super Breathable

Few things are more clever than items that are low maintenance, and this sheet set is no exception. Featuring a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, this set is made from a bamboo-microfiber blend, making it extra breathable. It’s also wrinkle- and stain-resistant, ensuring it’s super easy to care for.

  • Available colors: 13


This Goopy Gel That Looks Like A Toy but Actually Cleans Your Car

While it might look like the slime you may have played with as a kid, this reusable car cleaning gel is here for your adult, car-owning needs. Thanks to the sticky, putty-like consistency of the product, it attracts dust and debris from hard-to-reach places like air conditioning vents, cup holders, crevices, and more. It’s even ideal for use on computer keyboards, too.


This Genius Clip That Makes Carrying Heavy Groceries A Cinch

This grocery bag carrier, which debuted on Shark Tank, is here to make food shopping more comfortable. The top of the gadget twists open, allowing to you secure two bags, one on the front and one on the back, so that you can carry the load evenly balanced over your shoulders. Each clip can support up to 80 pounds and can even be used for gym equipment, too.

  • Available colors: 7


A Pair of Tools That Takes The Effort Out of Opening Jars

If you find yourself struggling with jars, these jar opener tools are here to help. The first features a silicone grip to create better leverage with larger jar tops, allowing you to twist with ease. The second is not only a bottle opener, but a narrow cap loosener, too. Score them in tons of bright, bold colors.

  • Available colors: 15


These Charming Tile-Like Coasters to Protect Your Car

Car cup holders can be notoriously difficult to clean, so protect them with these car coasters. They come four to a pack and are made from ceramic tile with an absorbent cork backing to defend against spills as well as shield from crumbs and debris. They even feature a notch at the top so you can remove them easily, too.


This Little Pod That Gets Everyday Items Super Clean

Why scrub items by hand when you can just use this ultrasonic jewelry cleaner instead? It works by creating ultrasonic waves that work in conjunction with water and cleaning solution to help remove dirt and grime without harming your valuables. It’s safe to use on eyeglasses, jewelry, dentures, and even makeup brushes. And because of its compact size, it’s easy to take on the go.


A Heavy-Duty Organizer That Helps You De-Clutter Messy Trunks

It’s almost too easy to let your trunk devolve into a cluttered mess of stuff — but that’s where this organizer comes in handy. Reinforced dividers and a waterproof lining make it heavy-duty enough to hold everything from groceries to sports equipment, while adjustable straps let you secure it down so that it doesn’t slide around while you drive. And if you decide you no longer need it? Simply collapse it down for easy storage.


The Whirling Gadget That Cools Down Drinks Fast

If you’re looking to chill a drink fast, you’ll want this instant beverage cooler with a unique design. Just fill the chamber with ice, place your 12-ounce can inside, and power it on. The gadget spins your beverage to chill it in just 60 seconds, all without agitating the carbonation to prevent fizzy explosions.


The Waterproof Meat Thermometer With An Easy-To-Read Screen

Can’t quite tell when your steaks are cooked all the way through? Then this meat thermometer is definitely worth a look. Its large LCD screen is backlit, making it easy to read when grilling outside at night — and the waterproof design makes it easy to wash once you’re finished cooking. And unlike some thermometers, this one also features a handy bottle opener at the end of the handle.


A Highly Rated Shaker Bottle for All Your Protein Needs

To get the perfect protein shake you need superior tools, and this shaker bottle is one of them. Available in several size options ranging from 20 to 32 ounces, it has convenient measurement markings along the side and a leak-proof drinking spout. It’s also highly rated, with over 90,000 reviewers weighing in to give it a 4.7-star rating.

  • Available colors: 19


The Mobile Trash Can That Goes Where You Do

If you tend to treat your car like a trash can, why not just buy this car trash can and clean up your act instead? This mobile refuse receptacle has a 2-gallon capacity and can be clipped over a headrest or center console. It’s waterproof with a zip-top closure to help keep odors to a minimum, with a rubber opening on the top for easy access. You can store essentials in the side mesh pockets as well.

  • Available colors: 19


This Charming Mini Waffle Maker for Quick Single-Portion Breakfasts

This mini waffle maker isn’t just adorable, it’s useful for cutting down on food waste since it cooks up just one waffle at a time. It’s made with two, nonstick griddle plates that each measure 4 inches in diameter. It heats up in just minutes, making it a practical addition to any kitchen.

  • Available colors: 20


A Multi-use Paper Towel Holder You Can Install A Bunch of Ways

For anyone short on counter space, this under-cabinet paper towel holder is a game-changer. The rectangular bracket can be aligned against the wall, on the underside of the cabinet, horizontally, or vertically, making it a versatile, space-saving device. You can also use it to hang lightweight kitchen utensils.

  • Available colors: 5


The Set of Stealthy Scrunchies with Hidden Zippers

These pocket scrunchies are excellent for hiding essential items in plain sight. They come in a pack of three, and each one features a hidden zipper revealing a small pocket perfect for storing keys, money, and more. And since they’re made from cushy velvet, they’re gentle on hair, too.

  • Available colors: 3


This Compact Kitchen Scale for Easy Cooking

This slim kitchen scale is an excellent addition to any home chef’s tool rotation and fits easily in a drawer when not in use thanks to its small size. It has a stainless steel top that supports up to 11 pounds, plus a tare function to subtract the weight of bowls and other containers. The LCD screen makes your weight easy to read, too.


A Multi-Level Bento Box for Lunches on The Go

Proving that lunch on the go can still be a culinary experience, this bento lunch box is here to put brown bags everywhere to shame. It features two interior compartments to store separate meal components, which won’t leak thanks to the silicone seal. On top there’s a level that houses a fork and spoon, too. The entire set is even microwavable and dishwasher-safe.

  • Available colors: 8


A Handy Salad Spinner to Dry off Greens in A Flash

Get expertly washed and dried greens with this salad spinner that has a large capacity. Just rinse your salad, place it in the interior chamber, and use the top pump to spin it around quickly, drying it in seconds. There’s even a brake button on the top to stop the rotating in a flash.


A Touch-Free Thermometer for Expert Data

Whether you want to confirm the temperature of your pizza oven or refrigerator or gauge the heat of cooking oil, this infrared thermometer is here to get the job done. It measures the surface temperature of tons of everyday objects so you can tell if something is safe to touch or ideal for cooking. It can detect a range of -58 to 1130 degrees Fahrenheit all with the push of a button.

  • Available colors: 3


These Handy Bag Sealers That Help with Food Waste

We all know that folding the top of the bag over doesn’t do much to keep food from going stale, so close things up for real with this pair of vacuum sealers. Just press and hold the “+” side for a few seconds to heat it up and then run it across the top of the bag to seal. The other side has a cutting function to open up sealed bags. Hang them up by their handy hooks when you’re done.


A 2-in-1 Kitchen Tool That Helps Keep Microwaves Clean

This clever colander, which you can use to wash veggies or strain pasta, collapses flat for easy storage and has a hidden second function. Turn it upside down and its perforations turn it into a microwave shield to be used over plates as you heat things up. The outer shell prevents splatter and the perforations provide ventilation so meals reheat evenly.

  • Available colors: 3


The Double-Sided Meat Hammer With A Nonslip Handle

Don’t force yourself to chew through a tough cut of meat — instead, use this tenderizer to help soften it up before cooking. The double-sided head features a flat and spiked side, giving you options when deciding whether you want to tenderize or flatten your meats. Plus, its nonslip handle helps you keep a firm grip when swinging it downwards.


A Convenient Computer Side Panel That Helps You Stay Organized

For the organizational obsessives out there, this computer monitor side panel is sure to delight. It attaches to the side of your computer with adhesive and creates an unobtrusive, streamlined look thanks to its transparent acrylic design. It features a clip at the top for papers and notes and a shelf at the bottom, perfect for balancing a phone. There’s even a hole through which to feed a charging cable.

  • Available colors: 3


This Slim Gadget That Adds USB Ports to Your Wall

If you’re hoping to power up USB devices without adding lots of bulky chargers, this thin USB wall charger will get the job done. This three-pronged charger works in standard outlets and comes with two USB ports on the bottom to ensure cords stay flush with the wall and don’t jut out. The charger is less than an inch thick, too.

  • Available colors: 4


The Wooden Knife Strip with A Hidden Magnet

If you’re looking for the convenience of wall-mounted knife storage without the look of metal, this wooden magnetic utensil holder offers the best of both worlds. Made from eco-friendly, neutral-hued bamboo, this strip of wood has a concealed magnet perfect for suspending metal utensils. All the screws needed for installation comes included, too.


A Handheld Tool That Breathes New Life into Fabrics

Your garments deserve some TLC, and this fabric shaver can deliver it. This battery-powered shaver features a screen with different hole sizes to catch a variety of pilling, lint, and fuzz from your knits. It comes with two extra blades to increase its longevity and it even works on upholstery, too.

  • Available colors: 4


The Sleek Pitcher That Lets You Make Cold Brew in The Fridge

If you’re looking to cut back on your coffee shop spending, this cold brew coffee maker delivers bold flavor from the comfort of your home. It has a 1-quart capacity and can brew four servings at a time. Just fill the interior mesh filter with grounds, add water, and let it sit. It features an airtight lid and a nonslip handle for easy pouring.


These Decorative Outdoor Lanterns That Cast Charming Shadows

If you thought outdoor lighting was one-size-fits-all, prepare to be charmed by these decorative lanterns. Featuring floral, sun-like perforations in the exterior metal casing, these lanterns cast eye-catching shadows on the ground below. And because they’re solar-powered, they’re easy on your energy bills, too.


A Practical Car Mount That Keeps Your Phone within Reach

Ensure you’ve got hands-free safety in your vehicle by using this universal car phone mount. It comes with a sticky suction cup mount that can support up to 60 pounds for use on dashes or windshields, plus a bonus air vent mount. The adjustable arms on the sides of the cradle ensure it fits phones of multiple sizes.

  • Available colors: 4


The Handheld Wheel That Slices Pizza with Ease

For pizza-lovers everywhere who don’t want to clog their kitchen drawers with bulky tools, this mini pizza wheel is here to save the day. Featuring a rolling stainless steel blade, this pizza cutter has a plastic protective sheath that slides over the wheel to protect your hands when not in use. The entire device snaps apart and is dishwasher safe, too.

  • Available colors: 3


This Genius Cube That Replaces over 19 Tools

If you’re looking to streamline your cooking utensils, this cube-shaped measuring cup has you covered. Made from food-safe plastic, this cube has various sloped compartments equivalent to measuring cups and spoons, ranging from a cup to a teaspoon and more. It’s charming as countertop decor and is dishwasher safe too.


A Hanging Organizer That Keeps Your Essentials Close By

Your devices and personal items have never been closer thanks to this bedside storage organizer. It has a flat top panel that sits underneath a mattress or sofa cushion and a side panel that hangs over, boasting two compartments and four mesh panels for storage. You can even weigh it down with books or a paperweight to use it over the edge of a desk.


The Packing Cubes That Can Help You Fit More Inside Suitcases

If your luggage is always overflowing when getting ready for a trip, these packing cubes are definitely worth a look. Not only do they help you fit even more inside your suitcase, but each one also features a breathable mesh top that lets you see what’s inside without having to open and unpack everything. The best part? Each order also includes a laundry bag so that you can separate dirty clothes from clean ones.


An LED Backlight That Can Help Reduce Eye Strain

Staring at a bright screen while you’re sitting in the dark can put strain on your eyes, so why not add this backlight to your television? Flexible corners backed with 3M adhesive makes it easy to stick it right into place — and since you can plug it into your television’s USB port, there’s no need to fuss with unsightly wires hanging underneath your television.


This Expanding Bowl That Both Cooks & Serves up Popcorn

Popcorn is a movie’s best friend, and this silicone popper helps you serve it up with ease. There’s a handy chamber inside the bowl that shows the perfect measurement marking for kernels, and the included lid ensures you won’t have a mess in your microwave. The bowl collapses for easy storage when not in use.

  • Available colors: 14


An Electric Whisk That Whips Milk Into A Delicious Froth

Tired of drinking the same cup of coffee every morning? Try whipping up milk into a delicious froth using this electric whisk. Its powerful motor runs at a near-silent level, making it easy to use around others at the office without disturbing anyone. Or, if you don’t drink coffee, you can also use it to beat egg whites when baking, or even mix protein shakes after the gym.


The Splatter Screen That Helps Reduce Countertop Mess

Frying foods may be delicious, but it can also be messy — that’s where this splatter screen comes in handy. Just place it over your pan or pot, and it’ll prevent all those hot oil pops from messing up your counters. And unlike a regular lid, it allows steam to escape so that your fried foods still come out crispy rather than soggy.


These All-Purpose Gloves That Have Lots of Useful Features

Protect your hands as you garden and work around the house with these gardening gloves. Made from eco-friendly bamboo, they’re lightweight and breathable, and thanks to the reinforced fingers, you’ll be safe from barbs and snags. They’re also touchscreen-compatible, so no need to take them on and off to check your phone. Just toss them in the laundry to clean.

  • Available sizes: Small — 2X-Large


A Genius Alignment Pillow That Actually Stays Put

It’s likely anyone with knee, hip, or back issues has tried sleeping with a pillow between their legs only to have it shift out of place at night, but this knee pillow changes everything. Thanks to its removable, adjustable strap, it stays attached to your thigh as you sleep. And because it’s made from memory foam, you can ensure it has plenty of support, too.


The Book Lights with Multiple Light Settings

These book lights are not only affordable but super practical, too. They come two to a set and feature options for either warm amber lighting or cooler white lighting. Plus, they’re rechargeable so you won’t need to worry about fumbling around with batteries. Simply clip them in place and adjust the flexible neck for your optimal reading experience.


This Mini Set of Baking Pans Just for Toaster Ovens

For anyone looking to make the most out of the smaller kitchen appliances, this toaster oven baking set is here to help. It comes with two baking sheets and a stainless steel baking rack, plus two silicone sheet liners, since parchment paper in a toaster oven is a no-no. The pans are nonstick as well for easy clean up.


These Nonstick Baking Mats That Can Help You Save Money

Still wasting money on disposable parchment paper and baking sprays? Invest in these reusable baking mats, and they’ll help you save so much money over time. Their nonstick surface makes it easy to lift away food once it’s finished cooking — and unlike some mats, these ones also feature guide markings to help you pipe the perfect macarons.


This Stainless Steel Container That Lets You Save Bacon Grease For Later

Incorporating bacon grease into your cooking is an easy way to give meals an added depth of flavor — that’s why this container is worth a look. It’s made from tough stainless steel that’s both resistant to rust, as well as heavy-duty enough to handle storing hot grease. And unlike those plastic containers you may have been using? It also features a built-in strainer that removes any burnt bits, leaving you with nothing more than pure, fresh grease.


The LED Grill Lights That Are *So* Easy To Install

There’s no need for any drilling when installing these LED grill lights, as each one features a magnetic base that lets you easily attach them to nearly any metal part of your grill. Their weatherproof design keeps them working in rain or shine — and since the goosenecks are flexible, you shouldn’t have any trouble shining the light wherever you need it.


This Shampoo Brush That Massages Away Dirt & Oil

Add a dollop of your favorite shampoo to this brush, then gently rub it into your scalp to massage away dirt and oil. The bristles are made from soft silicone, making it unlikely that they’ll irritate skin — even if it’s sensitive. Plus, each order includes a second interchangeable head that you can use to massage your scalp when not in the shower.


A Padded Seat Cushion That’s Designed to Help with Back Pain

If you spend hours a day sitting at a desk, this office chair seat cushion might be the solution to discomfort you’ve been waiting for. Made from soft yet supportive memory foam, this cushion has a small hollowed out section at the back designed to relieve pressure from your tail bone. The removable cover makes it easy to clean, too.

  • Available colors: 6


This Hand Crank Pasta Maker for Authentic Dishes

Any aspiring home chefs are sure to appreciate this pasta maker machine with its classic, stainless steel finish. Its hand crank gives it an old-fashioned feel while still being simple to use. Choose from seven different thickness settings and make use of the pasta-cutting attachments to set your noodles free once you’ve reached the desired length.


The Vanity That Turns Makeup Messes into Tidy Table-Top Displays

If your makeup collection looks like an unorganized heap languishing on your dresser or in a drawer, neaten it up with this vanity holder. Made from transparent acrylic so you can easily spot your products, this vanity has nine compartments ranging from flat trays to tall niches. Just wipe it down with warm water and soap to clean.


A Secure Mattress Protector That Shields Your Bed from Bugs & More

Mattresses can be big investments, so keep yours in ideal condition with this mattress protector featuring a secure zippered closure. It protects against bed bugs, bacteria, allergens, and more. It’s water resistant but topped with a cotton cloth layer, so it won’t feel crinkly or uncomfortable under your sheets.

  • Available sizes: Crib — California King


These Reinforced Storage Bags That Slide Under Your Bed For Safekeeping

Bed sheets, seasonal clothes, books — these storage bags are perfect for all sorts of items. Their low profile makes it easy to slide them underneath your bed to save space, while a zippered mesh lid lets you see what’s inside of each one without having to unpack everything. Plus, the reinforced handles are designed to stand the test of time.


The Insulated Thermos That Features A Built-In Tea Infuser

Don’t have time to brew tea before heading out the door? Not a problem when you have this thermos by your side. It features a built-in tea infuser that lets you brew a fresh batch while you’re on the go — and the vacuum-insulated walls can even keep cold drinks chilled for up to 24 hours, while hot drinks stay warm for up to 12. The sleek bamboo exterior is also a cute touch.


A Roll of Tape That Helps Make Surfaces Safer

If you find yourself slipping on stairs, decks, or other surfaces, just install this anti-slip tape to help make surfaces safer. The textured top provides traction thanks to the 80-grit aluminum oxide. It couldn’t be easier to install, since you simply cut the tape to your desired length and stick it on.


The Portable Easel You Can Carry like A Suitcase

Any aspiring artist is bound to appreciate this portable easel that folds flat and can be carried like a suitcase thanks to the handle on top. Made from beechwood, this easel can be adjusted to four different angles for customization. There’s even a pull-out drawer at the bottom for storing supplies and more.


This Clever Table-Top Bowling Game You Can Take On The Go

You can enjoy the fun of bowling without ever leaving your house thanks to this indoor table bowling game. The set comes with a miniature lane made from real wood, 10 mini pins, and one miniature bowling ball. Plus, its small size makes it easy to take with you, or even just keep on your desk at the office.

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