65 Weird, Cheap Things That Make Your Life So Much More Convenient
65 Weird, Cheap Things That Make Your Life So Much More Convenient

Because your days shouldn’t be so complicated.

Written by Erin Celletti
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Life can be hard — filled with little hassles and time-consuming tasks — so you might as well accept some help. I’ve spent hours scouring Amazon on a mission to find whatever might be out there that can make your day-to-day a bit easier and less stressful. From bands that keep trash bags in place to sneaker cleaners and pimple patches, here are 65 weird, cheap, but kind of awesome things that will definitely make your life much more convenient. You’re welcome.

These Space-Saving Hangers That Make Your Closet Less Crammed

If your closet is getting a little cramped, put this four-pack of space-saving hangers to work. Each one has space to hold five hangers, storing garments vertically to open up space on your closet rod. It’s an easy way to keep you organized and make everything easily accessible.

A Veggie Chopper That’s So Much Faster Than Using A Knife

Trending on TikTok, this veggie tool chops, slices, and dices like a pro, making meal prep and getting your daily dose of nutrients a breeze. It has four high-quality blades, including a julienne and ribbon-spiralizer option, all made from stainless steel. The push-down design is so much faster than chopping with a knife.

  • Available sizes: 4
These Trash Can Bands That Keep The Bag From Slipping

Keep your garbage area clean and tidy with these trash can bands. Made of durable rubber covered with fabric, they hold the bag taut against the can, protecting against slipping and sliding. They easily fit most trash can sizes for a secure fit every time.

  • Available options: 4
A Set Of Dishcloths That Save You From Having To Restock Paper Towels

These super absorbent dishcloths put paper towels to shame, as they’re reusable and effortlessly wipe away spills and splashes. Made from cellulose and cotton, they provide an effective clean on any surface, from marble to stainless steel. Whether scrubbing dishes or drying surfaces, they simplify your cleaning routine with ease, and are both eco-friendly and wallet-friendly.

This Snail Cream That Does The Job Of Multiple Skin Products

Get multiple benefits in one package with this snail mucin moisturizer formulated with a 97.5% concentration of snail mucin filtrate. The formula helps to reveal brighter and smoother skin, while infusing your face with moisture. Plus it’s ethically harvested in a cruelty-free environment. Additional ingredients, including shea butter, organic aloe, jojoba oil, and vitamin E work to nourish your complexion.

The Easy-To-Install Puck Lights That Don’t Need Wiring

Instantly upgrade your lighting without the need for an electrician, thanks to these wireless LED puck lights. They’re super easy to install with the included heavy-duty adhesive tape or screws, so you can have them up and running in just a few minutes. They can be controlled using a remote to adjust the brightness levels or set an auto-off timer.

These Rug Grippers That Prevent Curling Corners... & Tripping

No one likes tripping over a curled-up rug, so use these rug corner grippers to instantly tack it to the floor. Advanced adhesive technology ensures a strong hold, without leaving behind residue, whether you use it on hardwood, tile, or laminate. The easy-lift design allows for effortless rug cleaning both on top and underneath.

A Set Of Cable Organizers That Help You Identify The Right Cord

Keep all your cables, chargers, and cords neat and tidy thanks to these self-gripping cable ties. They wrap around cords with hook-and-loop closures for security, and are color coordinated to keep you organized, too. The set includes 40 colored straps, which you can also tie together to make extra-long ties if needed.

This Pumice Toilet Bowl Cleaner That Removes Mineral Stains

Get your toilet sparkling clean with this pumice scrubber that tackles hard water stains and mineral deposits with ease. It’s gentle on porcelain and other similar surfaces while being super tough on grime, leaving your toilet spotless every time. The best part? It comes with a storage case for easy and sanitary keeping.

A Cult-Favorite Pet Hair Remover That Actually Works

Pets are awesome, but shedding is not. That’s why this pet hair remover is a must-have for any animal owner. Way better than traditional lint rollers, this remover gets down deep for cleaning pesky hairs and other debris, picking them up effortlessly and storing them in the easy-to-empty compartment. No wonder it’s earned a 4.5-star overall rating after 179,000 reviews.

These Fillable Paint Pens For Easy Wall Touch-Ups

Conceal unsightly dings, chips, and scratches in your walls, cabinets, and wood furniture in a jiffy, thanks to these touch-up paint pens. They’re easy to fill from your existing paint can with the syringe and feature precision-point brush tips for accurate paint application every time. These are so much easier than a full-on repainting job.

A Tape That Instantly Repairs Torn Window Screens

This repair tape is the ultimate solution for quickly fixing tears and holes in your door and window screens. It’s super strong and durable, and requires no tools for application — just cut it and stick it on. It’s a cost-effective, time-saving alternative to replacing your screens, and it blends in so well, you’ll never know the difference.

The Flexible LED Neck Reading Light That Frees Up Your Hands

Meet your new favorite companion for nighttime activities like reading, crafting, and sewing: this LED neck reading light. The dual arms are adjustable for the perfect angle, and the narrow beams provide bright, precise lighting that won’t disturb others. It provides hands-free illumination for up to 80 hours and is rechargeable via USB-C.

These Sneaker Cleaners That Give Your Kicks New Life

Give your sneakers an instant refresh with these sole and sneaker cleaners. Featuring dual-layer technology and micro-scrubbers, they effortlessly remove stubborn marks, scuffs, and dirt from any type of sole, but are specifically crafted for smooth, white surfaces — leaving them sparkling and like new with limited elbow grease required. Each pad can be used several times until it wears down.

This Minimalist Elastic Wallet That Doesn’t Add Bulk

This ultra-thin minimalist wallet is designed for anyone seeking functionality and style. It’s made from leather and elastic, offering space for just a few cards and cash and eliminating bulk in your purse or pocket. It’s available in an impressive 29 colors and styles, so you can find one that fits your aesthetic.

  • Available styles: 29
These Under-The-Bed Storage Bags That Reduce Clutter

Maximize your closet storage space and declutter your home overall with these compact under-bed storage bags. Made from lightweight, non-woven material, they’re perfect for storing linens and out-of-season clothes. They feature reinforced handles for easy maneuvering and see-through top covers for easy identification.

  • Available colors: 3
A Knee Pillow That’s Perfect For Side Sleepers

This contoured memory foam pillow is an ideal accessory for side sleepers, nestling right in between the knees or thighs — and it’s so much more convenient than bunching up a regular pillow. This comfy accessory elevates the leg to support your spine and encourage better sleeping posture. Consistent use can help alleviate back, leg, and hip discomfort by reducing pressure on joints and improving circulation.

This Quick-Drying Mat For Fewer Counter Cleanings

This coffee mat hides stains and keeps your coffee bar or countertop clean and tidy, which means less time wiping down surfaces. The super absorbent diatomite material quickly absorbs water and coffee spills, while the rubber backing prevents liquid from seeping underneath. The mat dries quickly without frequent cleaning, and is versatile enough for use as a drying surface wherever you need.

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: 3
The Pimple Patches That Minimize Blemishes Overnight

These hydrocolloid blemish patches absorb oil in six to eight hours, helping to improve the appearance of pimples while you sleep. Suitable for all skin types, each one has a gentle but long-lasting adhesion so it stays put, removing easily in the morning without irritation. The thin, translucent design blends seamlessly into the skin — while also keeping dirt and germs at bay.

This Makeup Primer That Saves You From Touch-Ups

Suitable for all skin types, this face primer preps your skin for lasting makeup application, so you won’t have to touch up multiple times throughout the day. Made from nourishing ingredients like shea butter, green tea, and cucumber, this primer helps protect against harmful UV rays, blurs pores and uneven texture, and creates a smooth, velvety complexion. You can even use it on its own for a smooth-skin look.

A Clutter-Reducing Battery Organizer & Tester In One

There’s nothing more aggravating than digging through a junk drawer for the right battery, which is why this battery organizer comes in clutch. It holds 93 batteries, with compartments for AA, AAA, 9-volt, C, D, and flat batteries, and features a clear lid that allows you to see your stock at a glance. More than just an organizer, it includes a removable battery tester, too.

  • Available colors: 6
These Floor Protectors For Chairs, So You Don’t Have To Worry About Scratches

Crafted from flexible silicone with felt bottoms, these chair leg floor protectors provide a protective barrier to prevent damage — which is so much better than very delicately pushing your chair in every time. Compatible with various chair leg shapes, they're easy to install without tools, and since they’re adhesive-free, they leave no residue. They come in many colors, so they can blend in seamlessly with your furniture and go unnoticed.

  • Available colors: 17
The Snap-On Strainer That Frees Up A Hand

An innovative kitchen accessory designed for convenience, this snap-on strainer clips onto pots, pans, and bowls of all sizes, draining water while keeping food inside — all while you use just one hand. The compact, space-saving design is ideal for kitchens with limited storage space. It’s made from heat-resistant silicone, and can withstand temperatures up to 440 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Available colors: 6
These Foot Peel Masks That Work Without You Doing Anything

Just slide your feet into these peel masks, wait 60 minutes, and you’ll have soft, smooth feet as the skin begins to peel within six to 11 days. The paraben-free masks are made with a botanical blend of fruit acids and extracts which work to exfoliate dead skin cells and repair rough heels. The best part? They don’t require a trip to the pedicurist.

  • Available colors: 7
This Dry Shampoo Powder, So You Don’t Have To Wash

The ultra-fine powder in this dry shampoo absorbs excess oils, sweat, and dirt, leaving hair refreshed, which means you can go longer between shampoos. Enriched with root-boosting powder, black ginseng, and biotin, it also enhances hair volume and adds texture. Packaged in a compact jar and coming with a small puffer, it's perfect for travel and on-the-go adventures and provides a convenient way to revive your locks.

An Under-Sink Organizer That Adds More Storage Space

Instead of fumbling with the mess in your cabinet, use this under-sink organizer for fast and easy organization. Ingeniously designed, it expands in width, height, and depth, allowing you to customize its fit around your plumbing. It's designed to hold up to 40 pounds and provides for versatile storage needs in any compact space.

These Self-Cleaning Tablets For Your Washing Machine

Keep your washing machine running smoothly and your clothes smelling fresh — without having to scrub anything yourself — with these washing machine cleaning tablets. Compatible with all washer types, including high-efficiency and standard models, the eco-friendly tabs are septic-safe and come in minimal packaging, reducing waste. Just throw one in and run a cycle to refresh the whole appliance, which will, in turn, refresh your clothes.

A Batter Dispenser That Majorly Streamlines Pancakes

Get perfectly sized and mess-free pancakes every time with this pancake and cupcake batter dispenser. It’s made from durable, BPA-free plastic, and has a 4-cup capacity pourer designed for easy filling and dripless dispensing. There are even measurement markings on the side, so you can mix batter up without using an extra bowl or measuring cup.

This Grill Scraper With A Bottle Opener For Drinks

Keep your grill in tip-top shape thanks to this bristle-free metal grill scraper, complete with another barbecue essential — a built-in bottle opener. It has notches to fit most grill grates as well as a long leather handle that offers superior grip and leverage while keeping your hands out of the way. It’s a superior option to grill brushes, which can shed bristles that later get in your food.

These Clear Furniture Shields That Keep Pesky Paws Away

Instead of keeping a watchful on your kitty at all times, protect your furniture from your furry friend's bad scratching habits with these clear upholstery shields. The clear, flexible shields cover significant sections of your sofa or chair, and can be custom-cut for a perfect fit. Just peel off the self-adhesive backing, apply, then secure with the provided twist pins.

A Jar Opener That Saves Serious Elbow Grease

Save the muscle strain for something else, thanks to this under-the-cabinet jar opener. Using a unique V-shape and carbon steel teeth, it grips any lid easily and without much force at all — just insert and twist. It installs under the counter for a hidden yet functional mounting space that’s out of sight and doesn’t add to your kitchen’s clutter.

This Dracula-Inspired Garlic Crusher That Keeps Your Hands From Smelling

What do you get when you mix Dracula and a garlic crusher? Gracula — a garlic mincer and grinder that finely crushes the pungent essential while keeping your hands smell free. It’s super easy to use (just insert a clove and twist), allowing you to embrace garlic, rather than fear it like the vampires do. Try it with ginger and nuts, too.

This Bracelet Tool That’s Like Having A 2nd Set of Hands

This bracelet tool is really like having an extra set of hands when you need it most — putting on your jewelry. Just let the tool hold the bracelet taut while you use your other hand to secure the clasp. It’s also helpful with watches, zippers, and more.

  • Available colors: 6
A Car Cupholder Adapter For Your XL Beverages

This car cupholder expander accommodates even your largest bevvies, so you don’t have to attempt to hold them between your knees as you drive. It can hold cups and tumblers up to 3.8 inches in diameter snugly and securely without blocking adjacent cupholders. Plus, the base is adjustable, so it works with most cupholders.

  • Available colors: 2
This Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit That Keeps Your Dryer Safe & Efficient

A must-have for anyone with a dryer in their home, this cleaning kit attaches to most vacuum hoses and reaches deep down into difficult places to remove lint and other trapped debris. The result? A dryer that works more efficiently and safely. Each kit includes the vacuum attachment, adapter, and hose.

These Oven Liners That Keep Things Clean & Shiny

If you hate scrubbing your oven (who doesn’t?), these protective oven liners are for you. They fit in most standard-size ovens and can even be trimmed for a custom fit, keeping your oven clean and mess-free by catching drips, spills, and other baked-on messes. They’re also dishwasher safe, with a temperature tolerance of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Available colors: 3
An Outlet Extender That Triples As A Shelf & Night-Light

This nine-in-one outlet extender is a genius little device that combines five AC sockets and four USB ports, so you can plug in an array of devices and appliances, without a big power strip. Just as convenient, it has a small detachable shelf and a soft night-light. Built-in surge protection guards your devices to prioritize safety.

  • Available colors: 2
The Outlet Concealer That Makes Your Wall Look Nicer

Elevate the aesthetic of your home with this ultra-thin outlet concealer that helps to hide unsightly plugs and cords cluttering up your walls. The concealer plate has an attached cord with three sockets for plugging things in — just tuck it out of sight. This is a sleek solution, blending seamlessly with your decor, plus, no tools are needed for installation — just attach the plate to a duplex outlet like a traditional plug.

  • Available options: 10
A Fridge Deodorizer That Works For Up To 10 Years

Instead of restocking baking soda every 30 days, try this compact deodorizer for your fridge that lasts for up to 10 years. It uses catalytic decomposition to eliminate odor, transforming harmful gases into water molecules for a fresh fridge and even fresher food. The little device has a stainless steel finish that won’t draw attention to itself.

This Cleaning Kit Designed Specifically For Window Tracks

Getting your window tracks clean can be a frustrating experience and sometimes, even impossible. But with these magic window track cleaners, it’s a breeze. The set includes three cleaning brushes and four sponges that make any small crevice accessible for scrubbing. In essence, you’ll have everything you need to thoroughly clean these tricky spaces.

The Power Scrubber That’s Tough On Tight Spaces

The hardest-to-reach areas are usually the toughest to clean, but this power scrubber by Rubbermaid tackles small spaces with ease — just add four AA batteries. It has an oscillating, multipurpose head that scrubs up to two times faster than manual scrubbing for a more effective clean without the effort. Try it on grout, sink fixtures, car wheels, and more.

These Fridge Mats That Keep The Shelves Clean From Spills & Drips

Keep your fridge surfaces clean and protected with these refrigerator mats that are safe to use with food and can be custom-cut to fit any-size area. They have a dotted pattern for anti-skid power and are super easy to clean — just wipe them down — which is much easier than trying to scrub the glass shelves.

  • Available colors: 2
A Set Of Flameless Candles That Are Worry-Free

Love the look of candles but hate the risks? This set of flameless candles looks true to life and they even flicker like real ones, too. Using the remote control, you can adjust the brightness, set timers, and turn them on and off without getting off the couch. Plus, unlike real candles that burn down, you never have to replace them.

  • Available colors: 9
This Foot File With The Most Ergonomic Grip

This foot scrubber provides fast, easy care for smooth and soft feet. And unlike most pumice stones or rasps, it’s contoured to rest comfortably in your hand. Featuring an etched glass surface, it gently removes calluses and tough skin without cutting or scratching. After use, simply rinse, air dry, and reapply the lid for sanitary and easy storage.

This Wood Furniture Repair Kit That’s Way Easier Than Refinishing

Instead of sanding and refinishing, instantly conceal dings and chips on your wooden surfaces with this wood furniture repair kit. The 12-piece kit offers six repair markers and six crayon-type filler sticks, plus a sharpener for added convenience. Easily and effectively cover scratches, nicks, and discoloration in seconds by filling in and coloring over them.

A 2-Pack Of Chic Night-Lights That Turn On Automatically

Add some safe and chic illumination to your home at night with these night-lights. They feature automatic functionality, switching on at night and off when daylight comes. Each one also has adjustable brightness, so you can get the illumination you need, without a bright glare.

  • Available colors: 4
These Unique Alternatives To Hand Towels

A super fun spin on traditional hand towels, this fuzzy ball towel set adds a funky twist to your bathroom decor. They work amazingly, too, as the microfiber fringe quickly dries your hands and in between your fingers, all at once. Use them in the kitchen or bathroom and hang them on convenient hooks for easy access and quick drying time.

  • Available colors: 3
A Phone Mount For Your Car With An Adjustable Arm

Practice safe driving while staying connected with this universal car phone mount that’s shockproof and sturdy. It suctions securely to your dash or windshield and features an adjustable arm that you can raise or lower for a view that doesn’t block the road — or where you’re going. Even better, it’s heat resistant to 194 degrees Fahrenheit, so the adhesive won’t melt on hot days.

  • Available colors: 6
These Water Bottle & Glass Dryers That Provide Optimal Airflow

Streamline and speed up your air-drying process with these tiny drying racks for water bottles and glasses. They features 360-degree perforated ventilation, while elevating the drinking vessel up and off the counter for maximum airflow. They’re made from food-grade silicone, a gentle material that won’t scratch or damage your drinkware.

  • Available colors: 8
These Chic Glass Coffee Mugs That Double As Regular Cups

These glass mugs are a modern twist on traditional ceramic options, which means they can double as water glasses when you have company over and need more drinking vessels. The mugs have stay-cool handles, ensuring a comfy and safe grip — staying cool even when reheated in the microwave. They’re dishwasher safe (top rack) and made with sturdy tempered glass.

The Draft Stoppers That Help Control Temperature In Your Home

These door draft stopper and noise reducer strips offer a tight seal between door frames and floor gaps to keep air conditioning and heating from leaking out, resulting in a more efficient home climate system. Not only that, but they reduce noise, ambient light, and prevent dust and debris from entering. They’re made from silicone material and are easy to install with the 3M backing — just trim to size and stick.

  • Available colors: 4
These Silicone Coasters That Are Gentle Yet Secure

Combining surface protection with a sleek look, these silicone coasters keep countertops and coffee tables safe from rings and stains. To boot, they securely hold your beverages in place with a grippy surface, ensuring less risk of spills. The soft, flexible material won’t scratch or scrape your furniture, and can be used indoors or outdoors — wherever you prefer enjoying your drinks most.

  • Available colors: 2
These Adapters That Turn AAA Batteries Into AA Batteries

These AAA to AA battery adapters are great to keep on hand during emergencies or whenever else you might need to have the option of either size battery on hand — in real time. Just slip a AAA inside the sleeve, where the adaptor effectively turns it into a AA, without having to spend extra money or be stranded without proper power sources.

This Curved Metal Eyelash Comb That’s A Step Above Other Combs

Give your lashes an extra boost with this eyelash comb that removes mascara clumps and defines individual lashes for a cleaner, fuller, and thicker look. Made with metal teeth that are placed closer together than they are on traditional plastic combs, it glides through your lashes without snagging or pulling, and includes a protective cover for safe storage.

This Water Bottle Dispenser For Extra Convenience

If you dread lifting up a big water jug and turning it upside down to secure it to the cooler, this USB-rechargeable water bottle pump is for you. It’s designed for 3- and 5-gallon bottles, and is perfect for daily use in the home or office. It’s lightweight and portable, with a one-button operation for access to clean and cool water whenever you need it.

The Protective Gardening Gloves That Help Keep Fingers Safe

For gardening and yard work, these bamboo gloves come in handy. They have a rubber coating on the palms and fingers that protect you from thorns, sticks, and other pointy objects, but still maintain flexibility and breathability. They come in multiple sizes for a non-bulky fit and are even touch screen-compatible.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
A Sponge That Defogs Your Car Windows Fast

Who has time to wait for the defroster to kick in when you’re in a morning rush? No one — that’s why this windshield defogger is so brilliant. With just a few swipes, it whisks away fog and condensation, leaving you with a crystal-clear view. One reviewer wrote, “This thing makes defogging your windows supremely easy, and eliminates the annoying streaking you get when you do it with your bare hand or a glove.”

This Space-Saving Wine Rack With A Modern Geometric Look

This wine rack has a cool geometric design that almost looks like a honeycomb, but it’s not just aesthetics that make it worthy. It also stores the bottles sideways, which keeps the corks from drying out — which in turn keeps your wine from oxidizing and going bad. Not to mention, the stacked design helps save space.

The Cat Condo With 2 Nap Spaces For Your Fluff

Pet supplies can take up a lot of space, but this cat condo maximizes it — while giving your feline plenty of places to hang out. Your cat can cuddle up and hide inside the cave, or — if they feel like perching and watching the action — they can hop up to the top level. The sherpa fleeces beds make everything cozy and — the cherry on top — there’s a scratch board on the side.

A Self-Stirring Mug For Instant Coffee Or Cream & Sugar

Whether you’re making butter coffee, instant coffee, or just adding cream and sugar, this self-stirring mug can make it easier. Just press the button on the handle and an internal stirring mechanism will get to work, mixing things up for 30 seconds. The mug is rechargeable and perfect for taking on the road.

  • Available styles: 7
The Perfume Atomizers That Are Perfect For Travel

Taking your favorite scents along while traveling has never been easier, thanks to these perfume atomizers. Just insert an atomizer into the neck of the bottle and press firmly several times to transfer the liquid — no messy pouring necessary. The atomizers hold 0.17 ounce, which means they’ll breeze through TSA.

The Wall-Mounted Toothpaste Dispenser That Works Automatically

This wall-mounted toothpaste dispenser has so many things going for it. For starters, it has a sensor that detects the motion of your toothbrush, then automatically dispenses toothpaste onto the bristles. Second, it has three notches for holding toothbrushes, with a dustproof cover that folds down to shield the heads. And of course, the wall-mounted design is a brilliant way to save counter space.

  • Available colors: 3
A Dual Dispenser That Keeps Your Cereal Super Fresh

Ditch the cardboard boxes and use this dual cereal dispenser to pour out your granola and Rice Chex in the morning. The dispensers shell out 1 ounce with each twist of the knob, while the canisters keep food fresh for up to 45 days. This set is highly rated, having earned a 4.7-star overall rating after 3,600 reviews.

This Rechargeable Lighter That Never Runs Out Of Fluid

Bid farewell to matches (too tricky) and standard lighters (always running out of fluid) and say hello to this electric arc lighter. This clever gadget uses flameless technology to spark candles, grills, and more, and can be used up to 600 times on a single charge. The best part? It even works in the wind.

  • Available colors: 6
The Laundry-Transfer Tool That Helps Prevent Dropped Socks

When you take clothes out of the washer and put them into the dryer, you inevitably drop a few clean items onto the (ugh, probably dirty) floor. This laundry transfer tool, though, keeps everything secure in the process. Just as good, it lets you grab everything at once, so you don’t have to keep standing up and crouching down to transfer every last sock. When you’re not using it, it collapses into a small size that’s easy to store.