45 Clever Things People Use Everyday & Wish They’d Bought Sooner
I’ll admit it: Giving into impulse purchases is fun, but most of my spur-of-the-moment buys are random tchotchkes that wind up collecting dust in a corner somewhere. That’s why instead of clicking "Buy Now" on every cool little thing I find, I’ve decided to stick to the clever Amazon products I know I’ll use every day.
But what do I mean by "every day?" Exactly how it sounds: Every. Day. Not only are these products useful, but you’ll find yourself reaching for them more often than once in a blue moon. There’s a dish-drying rack that rolls out over your sink to help save counter space, as well as a smart water bottle that reminds you to stay hydrated. And don’t even get me started on the portable garment steamer — because if I’m being honest, my clothes are always wrinkled until I zap ’em with some steam.
So whether you’re bored and have some money to burn (lucky), or if you’re in dire need of some non-slip hangers, there are tons of smart things on Amazon you’ll wind up using all the time. Why not add a few to your cart while you’re here?
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SALE: 53% Off This Moisture-Wicking Sports Bra
There aren’t many fashion items on Amazon that have made it into the closets of 26,000 reviewers. This racerback sports bra is one of them. With a 4.4-star rating overall, this workout staple has won over fans far and wide in part due to its comfortable and moisture-wicking design. It’s even constructed with "Climacool" technology which provides superior ventilation to keep you cool and dry during your sweaty workout sessions.
SALE: 49% Off These KN95 Masks
These KN95 masks have amassed a large following on Amazon, with thousands of reviews and a 4.4-star rating overall. Each mask in the 10-pack has stretchy ear loops and an adjustable nose bridge, while the thermal cotton insulation and non-woven fabric help to prevent the spread of germs.
SALE: 50% Off This iHealth No-Touch Thermometer
With a 4.5-star rating and more than 65,000 Amazon reviews, this infrared touchless thermometer has amassed a serious fan base thanks to its fast, accurate, and painless readings. Get it for an impressive 50% off while you can.
SALE: 28% Off The Wildly Popular REVLON One-Step Hair Tool
The cult-favorite Revlon One-Step is a legendary hair tool that dries, volumizes, and styles your hair all at once, which makes it easy to achieve a salon-level blowout at home with barely any effort involved. Over 90,000 Amazon reviewers gave it a five-star rating.
SALE: 41% Off This Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings Set
Not only are these stainless steel stud earrings stylish, but they’re also hypoallergenic and come in five different sizes so you’ll have all your bases covered. In fact, these studs are so beloved, they’ve earned ratings from 8,000 Amazon reviewers — plus an impressive 4.5-star rating overall.
SALE: 13% Off These Disposable Triple-Layer Face Masks
This value pack of 50 disposable face masks is a great purchase any day, but right now they’re on sale. Made with a three-layer fabric for added protection and comfy, elastic ear loops for a snug fit, these masks have won over thousands of Amazon reviewers, with one describing these as "light and comfortable." No wonder they have a 4.6-star overall rating.
SALE: 61% Off A Comfortable & Supportive Wire-Free Bra
People are obsessed with this number-one best-selling bra, which has over 18,000 reviews. Even though it fully skips the wires, it has contoured cups, thick, padded straps, a U-shaped back, and stretchy lining to provide ample support.
SALE: 37% Off These High-Waist Yoga Leggings With Pockets
With a high waist that won’t roll down while you move, ever-handy pockets, and four-way stretch to keep things super comfortable, these yoga leggings have won over plenty of fans on Amazon. In fact, more than 31,000 reviews have given it a 4.6-star rating overall. Choose from a rainbow of colors as well as space dye options.
SALE: 58% Off Crest Arctic Mint 3D Whitestrips
These Crest Whitestrips come with a minty serum that’ll add a burst of freshness to your teeth-whitening session. The set comes with 14 treatments and will leave you with noticeably brighter teeth. Initially marked down 39%, you can get $10 off these white strips when you clip the coupon at checkout.
1. The Dish-Drying Rack That Takes Up Hardly Any Space
Most dish racks are big and bulky, whereas this one rolls out over your sink to help save you counter space. It’s also heat-resistant up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit so that you can use it as a trivet, and there are three different sizes to choose from depending on how large your sink is.
2. A Body Brush That Helps Exfoliate And Massage Your Skin
With soft, sturdy bristles and massage nodes throughout the surface, this brush is great for exfoliating all over your body. You can use it wet or dry (depending on what feels best to you), and the canvas strap helps you maintain a firm grip if you use it in the shower.
3. This Mandoline Slicer That Can Also Spiralize Vegetables
With six different blades that let you cut, grate, spiralize, and more, this mandoline slicer is perfect for home cooks and professional chefs alike. It’s made from durable ABS plastic that’s completely BPA-free, and the bin underneath catches all your prepped veggies into one convenient place.
4. A Smart Water Bottle That Reminds You To Stay Hydrated
If you have trouble remembering to drink water throughout the day, this smart water bottle can help. It glows every hour as a gentle reminder to take a sip, and there’s even a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker built into the bottom. Choose from two colors: red or blue.
5. The Fitness Tracker That’s Also Waterproof
With an impressive IP68 waterproof rating, you can easily wear this fitness tracker in the shower or while swimming without having to worry about breaking it. You can use it to track your steps, mileage, sleep quality, and more. The best part is that the rechargeable battery can last for up to 10 days.
6. A Body Balm That Helps Prevent Uncomfortable Chafing
Just apply this anti-chafe, plant-derived balm to any spot on your body where your clothes rub against your skin, and it’ll help prevent irritation. Unlike other balms, this one won’t leave any greasy residues on your skin, nor will it clog your pores.
7. This Closet Rod You Can Add To Any Door
Need a little extra space to hang some clothes? Just add this over-the-door closet rod to any room in your house. It’s sturdy enough that it can hold up to 35 pounds, and one reviewer put it best: "This product is holding around 35 hangers for me, and still I could add more. […] I was able to thin out my tiny closet and find garments that had been ‘missing’ for a while and thought lost."
8. A Set Of Tiered Shelves That’ll Help Get You Organized
Put these tiered shelves under your bathroom sink or in your kitchen cabinets for an easy way to organize all your stuff. The drawers glide out with hardly any effort, and the metal construction can handle the occasional drop or bump. Grab it in three finishes: silver, bronze, or white.
9. The Bluetooth Headphones You Can Comfortably Sleep In
It’s hard to get comfortable when you’re trying to sleep in a regular pair of headphones, so why not give these Bluetooth ones a try? The fabric band that they’re built into feels soft against your ears, and you can even wear it to keep them warm while running outdoors.
10. A Motion-Detecting Wall Lamp That’s Super Easy To Install
Unlike other wall lamps that require you to wire them into the wall, this one comes with sticky adhesive that lets you hang it up without any mounting required. It only requires four AA batteries to run, and the built-in motion sensor helps preserve the battery life.
11. This Hair Brush That Melts Away Knots And Tangles
Available in more than a dozen colors, this hair brush is made with super-soft bristles that gently separate your strands to melt away knots. It’s designed for all types of hair, and the handle is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hands. "At first I couldn’t believe it was actually brushing my hair," one reviewer raved. "By the end of a few minutes, all of my knots were gone and my hair felt silky and smooth!"
12. A Makeup Organizer That Comes In A Variety Of Colors
Add a splash of color to your vanity with this transparent makeup organizer. It’s available in pink, purple, teal, and more — and it’s large enough to hold even the biggest collection of palettes and polishes. Plus, it’s versatile enough that you can also use it for jewelry.
13. The Electric Milk Frother Made From Stainless Steel
All this electric milk frother needs is two AAA batteries, and you’ll be able to add deliciously frothed milk to your coffees, cappuccinos, and more. It’s made from stainless steel that’s resistant to rust, and each order also comes with a protective cover.
14. A Charging Station Made From Eco-Friendly Bamboo
Instead of letting your devices sit around in a jumbled mess while they’re charging, just keep them on this charging station. It’s made from eco-friendly bamboo, and there’s even a stand where you can hang your smart watch. Each order also comes with shortened lightning and micro-USB cables to help keep everything looking neat.
15. This Vibrating Roller Made From Chic Rose Quartz
Not only is it made from gorgeous rose quartz stone, but this vibrating facial roller can also help reduce unwanted puffiness all over your face. It only requires one AA battery, and each order comes with a relaxing under-eye press.
16. An Eyebrow Groomer That Can Replace Painful Tweezers
Tired of plucking away at unwanted eyebrow hairs? Then it might be time to give this painless hair remover a try. This device shaves your hair at the base rather than pulling at it, and it’s gentle enough to use between wax or threading appointments.
17. The Storage Containers That Are Perfect For Blankets And Sheets
Made from non-woven fabric, these storage containers are perfect for blankets, sheets, or even seasonal clothing. The zippers are made from durable stainless steel, and the transparent window on the front of each one lets you see what’s inside without having to unpack everything.
18. A Batter Dispenser That Makes The Perfect Pancakes
Pancakes, cupcakes, brownies, waffles — you name it, and this batter dispenser can load up your pans with hardly any mess. Able to hold up to 4 cups, the quick-release button on the handle makes it easy to start and stop your pour. Plus, the entire container is BPA-free.
19. This Clothes Steamer That Gets Rid Of Stubborn Wrinkles
My clothes are always wrinkled when I take them out of my suitcase, which is why I grabbed this portable garment steamer. It only takes about 25 seconds to heat all the way up, and the water tank is large enough that it can provide up to 10 minutes of continuous steam.
20. A Toilet Bowl Night Light With 16 Colors To Choose From
Tired of walking into bright overhead lights when you use the bathroom in the middle of the night? Then let this toilet bowl night light guide your way through the room. It’s motion-activated, and the rechargeable battery lasts for up to two months. Plus, the brightness is even adjustable. Choose from 16 different LED colors or use the rotating carousel mode to enjoy them all.
21. The Tourmaline Hair Dryer That Helps Reduce Unwanted Frizz
Not only does the tourmaline technology used to make this hair dryer help tame frizz, but it also infuses shine into dull, lifeless hair. Each order comes with a diffuser as well as a concentrator attachment, and there are three heat settings to choose from depending on your hair type.
22. A Popcorn Popper That’s Seriously Easy To Use
In my opinion, few foods are as delicious as a bowl of freshly-popped popcorn, so why not try using this air popper instead of your microwave? It’s super easy to use — seriously, it works with the touch of a button — and it doesn’t require any oil. Many reviewers wrote that it’s "easy to clean," too.
23. This LED Light That Adds Color To Your Sink Faucet
Made from durable ABS material, this LED light is made with a temperature sensor so that it changes colors depending on whether your sink water is hot, cold, or in the middle. It’s compatible with most faucets, and there’s no electricity required — your water pressure is enough to power it.
24. A Doorbell With A Wireless Range Of Over 1,000 Feet
Searching for ways to add a doorbell to your front door? Look no further than this wireless option that has a range of more than 1,000 feet. The volume is adjustable up to four levels, and it’s completely waterproof (so you don’t have to worry about rain). Grab it in six colors, including beige, black, grey, and more.
25. The Shoe Organizers That’ll Bring Order To Your Coat Closet
Instead of throwing your shoes into a big pile next to the front door, try adding these organizers to your coat closet (or any closet, really). They’re essentially angled platforms where you can layer your shoes — and since there’s a tiny barrier along the bottom edge, the pairs on top won’t slip off.
26. A Facial Steamer That Helps Open Up Your Pores
Using a facial steamer is a great way to help open up your pores so that your serums and creams are extra effective — and this one is available for less than $30. Each order also comes with a set of stainless steel tools you can use to extract unwanted blackheads, and you can even use it as a diffuser if you add essential oils to the water tank.
27. This Set Of Reusable Sandwich Bags Made From Silicone
Regular plastic bags are wasteful, whereas these ones are eco-friendly and made from food-grade silicone. You can put them in the freezer without having to worry about them cracking, and each order comes with a variety of sizes: four extra-large, eight large, and eight medium.
28. A Document Bag That’s Fireproof And Water-Resistant
If you have important. documents you can’t lose, be sure to keep them in this bag. It’s fireproof as well as water-resistant, and the zipper closure prevents your papers from sliding out. Use it for passports, deeds, certificates, and more.
29. The Elastic Shoelaces That You’ll Never Have To Tie
If you’re tired of constantly tying your shoes, these no-tie laces will be right up your alley. The elastic on the inside keeps pressure on your feet so that the fit doesn’t get loose, and the reflective pattern helps keep you within view when visibility is poor.
30. A Universal Kitchen Knife Rack Made With Bamboo
Looking for an easy way to store all of your kitchen knives? Here’s a simple solution: Add this universal knife block to your counter and start storing your cooking must-haves. The bamboo block has two openings, both of which are filled with tons of tiny rods that help keep your knives in place while they aren’t being used.
31. This Shelf That Adds Storage Above Your Outlets
Don’t let your phone sit on the ground while it’s charging — just place it on this socket shelf. It adds six outlets as well as two USB ports to any wall outlet, which means you can use it to charge multiple devices at one time. You can keep it next to your bed for some extra storage space.
32. A Silk Pillowcase That’s Gentler On Your Hair Than Cotton
Regular cotton absorbs more moisture than silk, which means these silk pillowcases will prevent unwanted frizz every morning. They’re breathable as well as hypoallergenic, and the wrinkle-resistant fabric helps them stay looking like new — even if you forget to make your bed in the morning. Grab them in more than 10 colors in standard through king sizes.
33. The Cooling Mattress Pad Cover That Keeps You Chilly At Night
Not only is this mattress pad made with a cooling technology that allows it to dry faster than cotton, but it also helps wick away moisture if you tend to sweat at night. The top features soft, brushed microfiber that feels plush against your skin — and the pocket is extra-deep to accommodate tall mattresses.
34. A Board That Takes The Work Out Of Folding Shirts
Sure, folding shirts isn’t that hard — but if you want all of your garments to be completely uniform, you’re gonna wanna grab this folding board. It works with shirts, pants, blouses, and more. Choose from two colors: black or white.
35. This Memory Foam Pillow Infused With Cooling Gel
Whereas some memory foam can feel sweaty after a while, this pillow is infused with cooling gel to help regulate your temperature while you sleep. The hypoallergenic cover is removable for easy washing, and the inside is one solid piece of foam — not shredded chunks.
36. A Table Cloth That’s Water-Resistant And Stainproof
Tired of wiping down your table after every meal? Just lay this cute tablecloth on top of it. You can safely use it on outdoor tables since it’s water-resistant as well as stain-proof, and it comes in three sizes depending on how big your table is. Grab it in dozens of colors, including sky blue, red, lavender, and more.
37. The Flameless Lighter That’s Made With A Flexible Gooseneck
Since it has a flexible gooseneck, you can bend and twist this flameless lighter into all sorts of different directions when igniting your grill, or even your candles. The battery is rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about buying any refills, and the flammable plasma arch is even windproof as well as splash-proof.
38. A Wireless Charger That’s Compact And Portable
Not only is it compatible with all types of smartphones, but this wireless charger is also super-slim so that it takes up hardly any space in your bag. The LED indicator lights let you know when your phone is ready — and depending on how thick your phone case is, you likely don’t even need to take it off.
39. This Bath Soak Made From Natural Coconut Milk
Add this soak to your bathwater, and it’ll help moisturize your skin so that it’s left feeling soft and smooth. The formula is 100% vegan, and the coconut in the formula is chock-full of antioxidants. The coconut scent is refreshing without being overpowering, and one reviewer wrote that "it makes the water silky soft and there is no drying effect on the skin."
40. A Cleanser That’s Safe For Sensitive Skin
If regular cleansers are too harsh for your sensitive skin, why not give this one a try? It’s formulated without any parabens, and the formula is even cruelty-free. The salicylic acid helps fight unwanted breakouts, and many reviewers raved about how it leaves their skin feeling "fresh and clean."
41. The Velvet Hangers That Won’t Let Your Garments Slide Off
Tired of seeing your spaghetti strap tanks slide off your hangers? Then try switching over to these velvet-coated ones. Each order comes with 100 (though you can also grab them in packs of 30 and 50), and they’re sturdy enough that they’re able to hold up to 10 pounds each.
42. A Wood Cleaner That Won’t Leave Streaks Behind
Furniture, cabinets, doors — you name it, and this cleaner can get your wooden surfaces looking almost-new. It easily powers through dirt, oil, spills, and more, and the streak-free formula won’t leave any funky residues behind.
43. This Box That Keeps Your Cables Neat And Tidy
If the back of your entertainment system or desk is a mess of jumbled wires, try using this cable management box to sort everything out. Each order comes with cable clips, one cable sleeve, as well as six cable ties. Plus, the box itself is large enough to fit wires and a power strip.
44. A Pair Of Brushes That Remove Stubborn Lint From Your Dryer
If your lint trap is overflowing with fluff, these brushes are perfect for cleaning them out. They’re flexible enough that you can bend and twist them into awkward corners, and the shaft is made from durable stainless steel that won’t snap under pressure.
45. The Conditioner That Deposits Color Into Your Hair
Looking to change up your hairstyle without heading to the salon? This conditioner from Keracolor deposits color into your strands while simultaneously cleansing away dirt and grime. It works best with hair that’s already been colored, many reviewers still found success as long as their hair was already a lighter shade of blonde.
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