It’s the good little things in life that get you through the day. A hot cup of coffee, the birds chirping outside your window, finding a dollar in the street all are well and good on their own, but nothing beats finding great products on Amazon that help solve life’s little problems. Because it’s the annoying things in life that suck the most, and as unfortunate as it may be, they’re the things that are the easiest to focus on. You know the issues: an unpleasant morning alarm. Tangled headphones. A headache. Sore muscles. A disorganized kitchen. Fortunately, these products do their best to solve them so you can start thinking about all the positives in your life.
You can solve these little annoyances for good, and you won’t even miss them for a moment. So why waste hours trying to find your own solutions to common problems when the answers are right in this list and easily delivered to your door? Whether it’s a cord organizer, an alarm that uses light to ease you out of sleep, or an eye mask that gently heats up, there are thousands of Amazon products that make life easier.
And doesn’t that just..not suck?
1The Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up Gently
There’s no quicker way to ruin a restful night of sleep than waking up to a blaring alarm, so try waking up gradually by using the Philips wake-up light alarm clock. This alarm clock slowly brightens your room using the built-in light therapy lamp so that you wake up with ease though an alarm (with gentle nature sounds as an option) is a fail-safe if you don’t wake up. There are 10 brightness settings so you can also use this alarm clock as a bedside lamp, and the tap-to-snooze feature lets you roll over for a few more minutes if you so choose.
2An Organizer That Keeps Your Headphones From Tangling
Headphone cables can get tangled in a matter of minutes, but with the TOPHOME earbud headphone wrap you can easily keep your earbuds from becoming knotted up in your bag or pocket. This wrap is made from genuine leather that’s both durable and chic, and the buckle allows you to secure your cables so they won’t unravel while in transit. One Amazon reviewer noted that “the leather is thick enough that it doesn’t fold easily, [which] keeps the buds stowed tightly!”
3The Hand Warmer That’s Rechargeable And Reusable And Will Juice Up Your Phone
Traditional hand warmers only last a few hours before you have to throw them out, but the Fourheart reusable hand warmer not only has three temperature settings to choose from (up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit), but it can also be recharged via USB for repeated use. Made from strong aircraft-grade aluminum and ABS material, this electronic hand warmer is shock-proof, and can also double as an external battery it can fully charge an iPhone 8 while still heating your hands.
4A Machine That Chills Your Hot Coffee In Just 60 Seconds
Adding ice cubes to hot coffee will just water it down, which is why the HyperChiller iced coffee maker is designed with two insulated ice chambers that prevent your coffee from becoming diluted. The gadget can chill coffee that’s over 130 degrees Fahrenheit in just 60 seconds, holds up to 12.5 ounces of liquid, and is also great for any beverage you want chilled: whiskey, wine, tea the possibilities are near endless.
5The Cell Phone Holder That Works With Almost Any Phone
It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone, Android, or a Nokia brick from 1995 the Honsky flexible cell phone holder can hold any phone or tablet that’s between 4 and 10 inches wide. Made with eco-friendly TPU plastics that are flexible and stretchy so that it can securely hold your devices, you can easily adjust this cell phone holder’s viewing angle by sliding the hands up or down, and by stretching them open wide you can hold your phone up lengthwise.
6A Magnet That Tells You If The Dishes Are Clean Or Dirty
Whether you live with roommates or by yourself, sometimes it’s hard to tell if the dishwasher is clean or dirty. The KitchenTour clean dirty dishwasher magnet saves you the strain on your memory in the simplest way possible: when you run the dishwasher, set this magnet to “CLEAN,” and when you know it’s dirty switch it over to “DIRTY.” It comes with adhesive if you don’t have a magnetic dishwasher, and the magnet is sturdy enough that it won’t move or slide down.
7The Eye Pillow That Helps Relieve Stress And Headaches
Not only does the Warmables eye pillow heat pack relieve irritation from dry eyes by activating the oil glands in your eyelids to naturally boost your tear production, but the warming sensation is also great for soothing away painful headaches and migraines. Each pack is stuffed with cherry pits that can absorb both heat and cold (which means you can also put this pack in the freezer for some cold therapy), and the elastic band helps it stay put on your face without the constant re-adjusting.
8A Blend Of Essential Oils That Help Relieve Stress
You could buy a variety of oils to get the same stress-relieving effects, or you could save some money and just grab the Artizen stress relief essential oil. Made from a blend of bergamot, patchouli, blood orange, and grapefruit essential oils, this oil is packaged in a high-quality dark glass bottle that helps protect it from the UV rays that can degrade its quality. Many Amazon reviewers noted how the this oil’s scent is “not perfumey, floral, or fruity…it’s refreshing without being overpowering.”
9The Dryer Designed Specially For Boots And Shoes
Throwing your shoes in the dryer is loud and clunky, which is why the Peet Dryer original shoe dryer is designed to silently dry your shoes within 3 to 8 hours while consuming less electricity than a standard lightbulb. This dryer works with shoes made with all types of materials including leather, rubber, canvas, fleece, and more. Bonus: this version also deodorizes your footwear, so they’re also left fresh and clean as well as dry. It’s great for rainy days or after the gym.
10A Hand Sanitizer That Uses Organic Lavender Oil
Not everybody enjoys the pervasive alcohol scent that comes with most hand sanitizers, which is why Dr. Bonner’s organic lavender hand sanitizer uses organic lavender oil to give it a light and floral scent that’s gentle on the nose. Certified vegan, this hand sanitizer has no synthetic detergents or preservatives, and one Amazon reviewer even raved how her daughter was able to use the lavender scent as a natural way to calm her anxiety.
11The Sheet That Helps Save You Money On Laundry
I know I’m not the only one here who constantly over-pours her laundry detergent, so keep yourself (and your wallet) in check with the DREAMBLY laundry sheets. It gets rid of the need for a separate bottle of fabric softener or box of dryer sheet: because each sheet works as a detergent, whitener, stain remover, brightener, fabric softener, and anti-static dryer sheet. To use, just toss one in with your wash, and use that same sheet in your dryer. Completely biodegradable, these sheets are safe for all machines, and even helps clean and disinfect your washer with each load.
12A Hair Styler That Works Three Ways So You Can Declutter Your Hot Tools
Instead of investing in a bunch of separate tools, save yourself some money with the Xtava three-in-one hair styler. This handy devices combines a flat iron, curling iron, and straightening brush into one convenient tool, and has four temperature settings between 300 and 410 degrees Fahrenheit to choose from. The cool rubber tip helps you avoid burns while styling, and the automatic shut-off safety feature ensures it’ll turn itself off if you happen to forget. It also includes a travel case, and the ceramic tourmaline plates cut down on frizz and keep hair shiny.
13The Bowls That Save You Precious Storage Space
Whereas regular mixing bowls can quickly clutter up your cabinets, each bowl in the Joseph Joseph nesting bowls set is designed to fit neatly inside the next, helping you save precious storage space in cramped kitchens. These bowls are made from durable polypropylene plastic that ensures they’re dishwasher-safe, and the included mesh sieve is constructed from stainless steel that’s resistant to rust. The non-slip base means these bowls won’t get away from you no matter how hard you whisk, and this set even comes with a set of measuring cups and one tablespoon.
14An Ointment That Helps Relieve Pain From Sore Muscles
Whether you’ve got sore muscles from a strenuous workout or your back aches from pregnancy, the Tiger Balm pain-relieving ointment delivers warming comfort to any stiff joints or sore muscles, and is even great for people with arthritis. Formulated not to stain your clothes, this balm uses clove, cajuput, mint, and cassia oil to quickly get absorbed into your skin so you’re not left waiting around for pain relief. One reviewer writes: ” I’m happy to say I got that full, soothing, icy hot tingly effect. This is good stuff, and the wide tin makes it a lot easier to apply faster.”
15The Rice Cooker That Can Double As A Steamer
Made from durable stainless steel that stays cool to the touch, the Aroma Housewares rice cooker can hold up to 8 cups of cooked rice, and has an upper compartment that can steam meats and veggies while simultaneously preparing rice below. There’s also a programmable delay timer so that you can set this cooker to start when you aren’t home, and the separate brown and white rice cooking functions takes the stress out of preparing both. Unlike other rice cookers, this one also has a “Flash Rice” function that cuts the time it takes for your rice to cook by up to 50 percent.
16An Eyeglass Cleaner That Uses Microfiber To Erase Smudges
Not only is the microfiber on the Peeps eyeglass cleaner coated with an invisible carbon-cleaning compound that removes any smudges, dust, or oil from your lenses, but because it doesn’t rely on any sprays or chemicals, you can use this handy gadget over and over again. Safe and effective for glasses of all types, this cleaner also conveniently small so that you can easily take it with you for on-the-go use anywhere, anytime.
17The Essential Oil Diffuser With Seven Different LED Lights
Essential oils are a great way to set a mood, which is why the ASAKUKI essential oil diffuser also has seven different LED light colors to choose from: blue, purple, teal, green, yellow, orange, and red. The water tank can hold up to 300 milliliters, and in the event it runs out of water while running, there’s also an automatic shut-off that will prevent this diffuser from overheating and as an added bonus, it can also double as a compact humidifier.
18A Handy Tool That Combines A Whisk And Scraper Into One
You could dirty up two separate utensils, or you could just grab the Joseph Joseph whisk and scraper instead. This handy tool combines a whisk with the edges of a rubber spatula so that you can scrape the edges of whatever bowl you’re whisking in, and the non-slip handle is ergonomically-designed so it’s comfortable to hold. The whisking head is made with durable stainless steel, and the scraper is made from flexible silicone that can contour to the shape of your bowls.
19The Silicone Pot Clip That Holds Your Utensils
Made from heat-resistant silicone that won’t melt under pressure, the Fox Run chicken pot clip attaches to the edge of your pots and holds your stirring utensils so that they don’t dirty up your countertops. The chicken design is a cute addition to any kitchen, and one Amazon reviewer raved that even though she already has a designated spoon rest, this clip “does a great job at maintaining a clean kitchen and allowing your food to drip/ fall back into the pot.”
20A Bag That Lets You Cook Sandwiches In Your Toaster
Your toaster is generally limited to cooking bread, but with the YOOCOOL non-stick toaster bags you can make sandwiches, pizza slices, chicken nuggets, and more. Great for dorms, RVs, small kitchens, and offices alike, each bag is reusable up to 100 times which helps you save money on replacements, and they can also be tossed in the dishwasher for easy stress-free clean-ups. It’s also great to keep things like gluten-free bread away from anything that might contaminate it.
21The Stainless Steel Bar That Neutralizes Odors From Your Skin
The intrusive odors from garlic, meats, fish, onions, and more stand no chance against the Amco rub-a-way odor bar. This reusable bar is made from stainless steel that pulls the odor molecules off of your skin, neutralizing the scent and leaving you odor-free. All you have to do is rub the afflicted area with this bar underneath running water like you would with traditional soap, and the smell should be gone after about 30 seconds.
22A Serum That Uses Vitamin C To Heal Blemishes
Made with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and tea tree essential oil, the TruSkin Naturals clear skin serum does a little bit of it all: clear clogged pores, soothe irritated skin, brighten your complexion, and even heal blemishes! You only need to use this serum two or three times a week (which helps this serum last longer, saving your money in the long-run) for visible results, and many Amazon reviewers were able to see a difference in their skin in less than three weeks.
23The Self-Massage Tool That Targets Your Pressure Points
Made from high-density polyethylene that won’t break under pressure, the Body Back original self-massage tool is three times stronger than traditional massage tools and can provide a thorough massage without any help. It has 11 therapy knobs that target the pressure points in your body so you get quick relief from sore and achy muscles, and it even comes with an instruction guide for anyone new to the art of self-massage.
24A Blanket That Helps Reduce Stress And Anxiety
Whether you’re anxious or simply have trouble falling asleep, the Hypnoser weighted blanket helps increase your serotonin and melatonin levels so you can peacefully fall asleep. Made from 100 percent breathable, natural cotton, this blanket has weighted pockets that are smaller than the ones found in competing weighted blankets which allows the weight to be more evenly distributed. The glass bead stuffing prevents any clumping, and one reviewer writes: “This blanket is very heavy when you hold it however, once it is on you it feels like a big hug!!”
25The Setting Spray Made With Organic Green Tea
Not only does it dry fast so you’re not left waiting around for your makeup to set, but the Pure Bliss makeup setting spray is also loaded with green tea so that your skin gets a nice hydrating boost every time you use it. Safe and effective no matter what type of skin you have, this setting spray is made without any parabens or artificial fragrances, and helps minimize any touch-ups your makeup would otherwise require throughout the day but it’s a great way to refresh.
26A Travel Pillow That Prevents Your Head From Falling Forward
Planes, trains, automobiles it doesn’t matter how you’re traveling, just that the BCOZZY supporting travel pillow’s ergonomic shape will keep your head from flopping forward while moving. The built-in snap strap allows you to attach this pillow to your carryon so that your hands are free as you walk, and the booster side cushions keep it securely positioned so that it doesn’t slide around when in use.
27The Eyeliner Stamp That’s Great For Professionals And Novices Alike
If you’ve given up on getting those Instagram-ready eyeliner wings, try using the Vogue Effects eyeliner stamp. Simply line the stamp up from the corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow, then gently press onto your skin not only does this stamp give you consistent wings very time, but the formula dries quickly and holds on through sweat, tears, rain, and more. And since the eyeliner liquid is in the pen, there’s no messy dipping required. This one comes two in a pack: one for your left eye, and one for your right.
28The Toe Separators That Look Like Cute Daisies
If you like at-home pedicures, the Dip Into Pretty silicone toe separators are right up your alley. These separators prevent your nail polish from smudging while still giving you the flexibility to walk around. And if painted nails aren’t your thing, fear not these separators are also great for alleviating pain from plantar fasciitis and bunions, as they keep your toes from overlapping.
29The Handy Tool That Chills Your Wine Faster Than The Fridge
Whereas classy ladies like myself prefer to have my wine served on the rocks, the Skybar wine chill drops let you chill your warm wine without having to dilute them with ice cubes. Each drop is designed to fit wine glasses and champagne flutes, and they also cool your wine 20 times faster than putting it in the fridge. Red wine chills in just 90 seconds, whereas white wine takes eight minutes and as an added bonus, they even come with their own holders.
30A Bottle That Takes The Mess Out Of Mixing Up Batter
It doesn’t matter if you’re making crepes, waffles, pancakes, or anything else that requires batter the Whiskware by BlenderBottle pancake batter mixer will take the mess out of the equation. This mixer has a wide mouth that makes adding ingredients easy, and the spout is made from heat-resistant silicone that won’t melt from the heat of the pan. Able to hold 4.5 cups of batter, the base also doubles as a stand so that you can keep it secure while mixing.
31The Handy Gadget That Gets Every Last Drop Out Of Your Bottles
Bright Homewares Last Drop Bottle Emptier And Drainer, $13 (2 Pack), Amazon
There’s always at least a few tablespoons leftover in your condiment and dressing bottles, so save yourself the waste by using the Bright Homewares last drop bottle emptier and drainer. This handy gadget holds large of all shapes and sizes laundry detergent, shampoo, mustard, and more so that you can get every last bit out of the container. Small enough that it’ll still fit in your refrigerator, you can also use these drainers to dry baby bottles after they’ve been washed.
32A Convenient Tool That Can Open Almost Anything
Bottles, cans, wine, beer, soda, and jars you name it, the Huixuan multi-function jar opener can handle it. The rubber edges of this handy tool ensure that your hands have a firm grip whenever you’re trying to open something, and will even work if your hands are wet or damp. Great for people of all ages, one Amazon reviewer noted that “if you have arthritis or weakness in your hands or wrists, this little tool will open just about any container in your house with little effort on your part!”
33The Lids That Let You Save Your Open Can Of Soda
Cracking open a soda just to leave it half-full is a waste of money, so save a few dollars with the Top Quality soda can lids. These lids are made from hard, durable plastic that snap onto the tops of cans, allowing you to save open sodas and other beverages for later. And if you always drink every can down to the bottom, these lids are also great for keeping out bugs whenever you’re sipping in the great outdoors.
34A Liquid Peel That Protects Your Cuticles From Any Stray Polish
Simply brush on the PUEEN latex tape peel-off cuticle guard to the skin around your nails before applying any nail polish, and if you get any paint on the tape all you have to peel it off when you’re done, leaving your nails looking pristine and crisp. You can also use this guard as a flexible peel-off base coat for chunky glitter, or if you like changing your nails often, just use it as the base coat and peel it off when you’re done.
35The Lamp That Clips Onto Almost Any Table
With a clamp that can fit tables up to a little over 2 inches thick, the LEPOWER LED clip-on lamp has an anti-skid sponge that keeps the clip securely in place while preventing any accidental scratches. This lamp can be switched from both warm and white light, and the flexible neck is made from top-grade aircraft aluminum so that you can be sure it’ll last for years to come plus, the high-quality LED bulbs have a lifetime of over 50,000 hours.
36A Convenient Shelf That Stands In The Corner Of Your Shower
Not only is the pole made from rust-resistant stainless steel so you won’t have to worry about it corroding in your shower, but the ALLZONE corner shower caddy comes with four of them in varying heights so you can get a snug and secure fit without needing any tools. This shelf installs in mere minutes since it stays in place using spring-loaded tension, and the shelves are sturdy and adjustable, so you can make room for tall or short bottles.
37The Stain Remover That Works On Red Wine
No longer is red wine an instant ruiner for carpets and clothes, because the Wine Away red wine stain remover works on both fresh and dry stains without having to rely on any potentially harmful bleaches or phosphates. Formulated to have a fresh citrus scent, this stain remover also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, and even pet accidents, and unlike other stain removers it’ll even work on hard surfaces to remove latex paint and graffiti. One reviewer writes: “It…takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it’s become a party trick. LOL I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle!”
38A Set Of Hair Clips That Won’t Crimp Your Hair
Whereas traditional hair clips will crimp or bend your hair while yu apply makeup or face masks, the Mokale duckbill hair clips prevent any creases by using a silicone band that’s still able to provide a firm grip on your locks. Great for all types and thicknesses of hair, these clips also make it easy to section your hair into parts while styling, cutting, dyeing, and more.
39The Face Mask That Helps Reduce Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
If dark circles, headaches, and puffy under-eyes are a stubborn problem you can’t seem to get rid of, try using the FOMI therapy gel bead facial mask. This mask has two sides one in soft cloth and the other in vinyl so you can choose between a more intense direct-to-skin or a softer experience. It’s also able to be used hot or cold by putting it in the microwave or freezer, and it still feels cool at room temperature.
40A Toaster That Lets You See How Cooked Your Food Is
Constantly popping the bread in and out of your toaster slows down the cooking process, which is why the DASH clear view toaster has a clear window that lets you see exactly how toasted your bread is. There’s also a crumb tray that slides out for easy cleaning, and the seven different browning levels let you choose how toasted you’d like your food and the slot is even extra-wide so that you’re not stuck trying to cram large bagels into it!
41The Water Additive That Boosts The Flavor Of Your Coffee
By adding their proprietary blend of optimized minerals to your brewing water, the Third Wave Water flavor optimizing coffee water helps balance the irregular taste that regular tap water imparts unto your cup of Joe. Magnesium and calcium help balance the sweetness along with its overall body, and this water additive is also safe for all types of coffee makers including Keurigs, percolators, French presses, and more. Each package makes up to 12 gallons of water.
42A Magnetic Keychain That Helps You Find Your Keys
Instead of digging around in your bag every time you need your keys, attach half of the KeySmart magnetic key chain to the strap instead, so you’ll have a convenient place to keep your keys that’s easy to reach. The super strong magnet is able to hold up to 3 pounds of weight which ensures your keys won’t fall, and one Amazon reviewer even noted that he uses one of these keychains “to keep my headphones together around my neck when I’m not listening.”
43The Toiletry Bag That’s Approved By The TSA
Having all the cosmetics in your carryon get tossed out by the TSA is both mortifying and a waste of money, so save yourself the stress with the My Travel Tubes TSA-Approved clear travel toiletry bag. This bag can hold up to 1 quart, and is great for carrying liquids, shampoos, soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, and more when going through airport security. The large opening makes packing this bag easy, and it’s also extremely durable so you won’t have to worry about it ripping while traveling.
44A Makeup Remover With Soothing Chamomile Extract
No matter how waterproof your makeup claims to be, The Body Shop waterproof makeup remover is strong enough to quickly get your face looking clean and fresh. Free from any artificial fragrances, this makeup remover uses soothing chamomile extract to help cleanse any pores clogged by makeup, and one Amazon reviewer even raved: “I put some on a soft paper towel piece and put it over my eyes for 10 to 20 seconds — my mascara slides right off!”
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