Posted: 2018-12-04

19 Problem-Solving Products You May Not Have Known Existed, But Now You’ll Never Want To Be Without Them

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1. If you're looking for a cosmetic bag that will give you plenty of space to store your beauty products and lay them out when it's time to use them, then you'll love a makeup mat that doubles as a cosmetic bag. These convenient bags provide ample space to keep all of your makeup items organized, and then lay them out on the mat when it's time to get ready. Whether you're traveling or just want to keep your makeup collection organized at home, a bag with a built-in makeup mat is a great solution.

Promising review: "It holds a ton of makeup! So...I LOVE this makeup pouch. It makes cleaning up after a makeup application simple and quick! It holds way more than I ever thought. Also great for traveling and on the go! I like it so much, I’m ordering another for everyday toiletries like deodorant, toothpaste, moisturizer etc! I wish it came in additional colors though so I would know which one holdS what!" — Bossypants

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A reviewer with the large white cap over their big toeA reviewer with the small white cap covering their second toe

2. A set of gel toe caps to protect your toes from corns, blisters, ingrown toenails and more. They're latex free and washable, so you can keep reusing them and they'll help prevent further irritation from socks and shoes rubbing against your skin.

Promising review: "Won't leave home without them! +5 As the picture shows I have hammer toes or elephant toes on the 2nd toe of both feet. My toenails for years have been course, black and enlarged I suppose because of the stress from contact. In the last few years, the toes have started to hurt not just when I walk but barefoot around the house.I tried Hammer Toe Crest Pads and they worked but were difficult to keep in place without wearing socks. So for the last 3 months, I have been using Zen Toe caps. Not only do they relieve the pain but my toenails have also healed further relieving the pain.My first impression of the toe caps was that they were NOT going to be very durable but if they worked they would be worth the cost of frequent replacements. The toe caps are very soft and pliable. They stay in place comfortably even without socks. They wash up easily with hand soap or shampoo.I have worn the same pair every day for 3 months AND I won't leave home without them.One of the questions is "do they work for hammertoes?" and the answer is yes and better than you'd expect or hope for. Seriously work the money." — MrkS

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A reviewer's patchy lawn before using the product / A reviewer's lush lawn after using the product

3. A dog spot repair solution made from a combo of mulch, seed, and soil amendment can help repair damage (aka digging holes and waste) on your lawn caused by your furry monster friends. You may deserve to have a house surrounded by green grass and not patches of dirt.

Promising review: "Follow instructions, 5 stars. I’ve used it multiple times. Let me start by saying my wife thinks you always have to look at the amazon one star reviews before buying something. On this case I disagree. I think most (not all) 1 star reviews came from people that didn’t read the directions.The directions are simple but the 3rd step is most important: 1. rake the area to loosen ground soil, 2. Pour out the ez seed (I recommend almost an inch deep in bare areas), 3, numero tres, do this or die, WATER IT. And I mean water it. Three times a day is great, two will work. Treat it like a baby who needs diapers changed. It doesn’t cry! There’s no poop! It’s easier than a baby! In fact if you have babies, this is better, it’s an excuse to go outside and quietly water the lawn by yourself in silence!I’m going to post some pictures at some point, I’m on my third go around (in different areas). And twice now this season I’ve had good results in week, great results in two to three weeks (watering watering watering until week three).Sun and shade, though obviously sun needs more water. I’ve only done it in northern California grass growing season: April through October. I’ve used it to cover dog pee spots up to 12” wide and also clear weird invasive grass spots up to 3 or 5 feet wide in odd shapes.Please feel free to ask questions, but there are only three steps here.." — J-Mac

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4. A Snuggle Puppy is the perfect solution to help ease your pup's loneliness and separation anxiety, especially when crate-training.

Promising review: "Great, as long as you get the newer version Ordered the brown mutt for our new pup and worked great. Really calmed her in the crate and seemed well made.We ordered a second brown mutt and very surprised by the quality. It seemed like a knock-off - Velcro wasn’t well sewn in, nose and eyes looked different - but the worst part was how loud the heart was compared to our first. We could hear it across the room and drove us crazy. I measured the dB to confirm - the new heart was ~75 dB while the old was ~55 dB.We ordered the Biscuit as a replacement and got the same quality as the first.If you receive one in the white & red box with a fluffier nose (left in my comparison photo), you’ve gotten the older version with the louder heart that we’d rate 2 stars given poor build quality + loud heartbeat. But the newer model gets a strong 5-star buy from our household and pup." — BBK

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5. A set of books thatOne can use to hide messy tangles of wires or keep things like important documents, electronics, or jewelry out of sight. A set of books that's actually not at all a set of books, but a storage box.

Promising review: "Best purchase! I’m pretty sure I’ve never loved a purchase from Amazon as much as I love this one and I’ve been a Prime member since Day 1. This product is EXTREMELY well made and very unique. Plus it does the job of hiding the ugly routers and cords. I’ll attach a before and after pic. And the customer service was great and responsive. I was a little hestitant to spend the money on this but after years of living with the husband’s pile of technology, the money was well spent!" — AmazonEmme

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6. A nonstick sectioned skillet is perfect for making all the different components of your meal in one convenient place, all on the same stove burner. I'm sorry to all of your other pans now feeling left out and under-appreciated.

Promising review: "One pan to rule them all I have read people not being happy that some things don't cook as fast as others, but I didn't have an issue as I had more things to cook, so the different timings in cooking means I can remove the cooked items first and add another, without worrying that everything cooked at the same time and I might burn some items if i don't remove all of them immediately.Pros:- the heat does spread evenly, but you must use a big stove. cook items that burn easily on the outer sides, of course.- good that you can cook many things at a time. while waiting for other things to cook, you can move on to cook other items too with the space freed up from the previous item that was cooked.- handle is detachable, so that you don't knock it over.Cons:- can't remove the oil to cook something new if there are still other things cooking in other segments" — Adeel Azhari

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The round adjustable flat organizers in blue, orange, and black, plus a before and after pic of the mugs unorganized and organized

7. Coffee mug organizers are especially great for anyone with limited kitchen storage space. Now you can cut the amount of space your mugs take up in half and use that extra bit of room for additional drinkware, a cool kitchen gadget, or more snacks.

Promising review: "Great fix I've been using these for about a month now. I didn't even know that these existed til I saw them and tried them out. I was a bit skeptical that they would hold my variety of mug sizes on top of each other securely but I figured for the cost it was worth a shot. The mugs hold steady, even when stacking smaller mugs on top of larger ones. The diameter adjusts smoothly and the material is stronger than it looks. Now I can take out, or put in, my coffee mugs without worrying of knocking any over!" — NJ Buyer

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the car cache installed in a car a reviewer photo of their purse being supported by the car cache

8. A car cache is perfect for keeping your purse next to you while you drive, without it taking up your arm rest space, falling into the backseat, or making whoever is in the passenger seat hold it for you. You can also use this to help prevent your furry friend in the back seat from trying to climb their way up front while you're driving.

Promising review: "Great product love it love it love it! This was the best purchase I have made for myself! It works extremely well exactly how the description described which is a rarity these days. It was very easy to install and just wonderful to have I cannot say enough about this product. I definitely recommend this to anyone. I believe men can benefit from this as well as women . I spend a lot of time in my car with my children running back-and-forth doing the mommy thing. This little gadget has made my life so much easier. Thank you so much Catherine for coming up with this wonderful idea. I took a few photos to show you. I actually have the pocket facing me so that way I can put my iPad in it and lay my pocketbook in front." — Amazon Customer

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9. Our sweat-absorbing bra liners are perfect for those who get just as sweaty during their morning commute as they would from working out at the gym. We know the struggle all too well and we're here to help!

Promising review: "Great product - 1 suggestion Great product that works as advertised. Wore this in 90 degree humid weather to a theme park for 10 hours and was grateful for the extra dry time and some underwire pressure relief (although the product did eventually get saturated).I wanted to give this 5 stars but would like to suggest that the company makes more than 1 size fits most. As a larger cupped lady (33" band, E cup US) I would like more under breast coverage. I would like for the "wings" to reach up around my breast towards my axila to absorb sweat and to lessen chaffing from the underwire that is under the axila." — EAMH

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the wedge doorstop on the floor by a door

10. A wedge doorstop performs two important functions: first, it prevents your door from being opened when you don't want it to; second, it sounds a loud alarm to alert you when someone is trying to open the door.

Promising review: "SABRE vs GE Purchased one each of GE Personal Security Alarm and SABRE Door Stop Alarm for comparison test.The SABRE and GE are very comparable in cost, size, and weight, but the SABRE's features far surpass the GE's.The SABRE's alarm can be heard throughout our 3,800 sq. foot home and is MUCH, MUCH LOUDER than the GE's.GE's alarm stops as soon as the door pressure against it is released, while the SABRE's alarm only stops after the ON/OFF switch on the back of the unit is turned off. Based on my 26 years of experience as a police officer I feel confident in assuring you that the SABRE is far and away the best choice for a very inexpensive, simple to use, and highly efficient door alarm system.I believe the GE Personal Security Door Stop Alarm will disappoint, but the SABRE Door Stop Alarm will exceed your highest expectations!" — celticdick

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11. Who knew food prep could be so easy with a food chopper that can chop produce, herbs, nuts, and even make delicious dips with the pull of a handle?

Promising review: "Best Chopper I've had Over the past 5 years I've used an electric mini chopper (too much work to clean, had to be near a plug), a pampered chef brand slap-chop-thing (hurts your hand, and flings material all over) and this has been hands down the best. My mom recommended it to me after she got one. We were both loyal pampered chef chopper customers for years, but would both complain about two major things: 1) It hurts your hands after a lot of chopping, and 2) they were very messy, stuff dripped out and flung out the sides, if there was liquid it ran all over the counter.This little buddy has solved all those problems! I will admit it can get fatiguing if you're doing a lot of chopping, but only an electric one would solve that problem. I have already gotten rid of the pampered chef and the electric chopper. I know I'll never use them after meeting this.The only complaint is that the top can't go in the dishwasher nor be submerged. So its a little bit more work to clean than something you can just toss in the dishwasher." — Cannin314

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12. Bra extenders that add an extra 2 inches to your bra can help you preserve your favorite bras for a longer period of time.

Promising review: "I ordered it for my compression garment which was too too tight between the crouch snap area and hurt me so bad, so I snapped th Actually did not order this for a bra extender,I ordered it for my compression garment which was too too tight between the crouch snap area and hurt me so bad,so I snapped the extender on the crouch area it was very easy to do,and now I have plenty of room to adjust the extender to my desire,fits will very comfy,satisfied with my purchase😃" — QUEEN B

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Model holding the long wire SockDock with circles to attach socks, filled with sock pairs next to a washing machine

13. If you're like me and have a huge laundry pileup every week, then you know how annoying it is when one of your socks goes missing. It's always the odd one out, too! The Sock Dock is a great way to keep your socks together and make sure your washer/dryer doesn't eat them. This way, you won't have to mismatch your socks and call it a trend.

Promising review: "Worth it! This allows you to keep your socks together for easy pairing when they’re clean. Great for patterned socks that you are always losing the match to.Pros:- Quick and easy to use. Just put your socks in between the cords and tighten one of the fobs to secure.- hangs off of the hamper- holds quite a few pairs of socksCons:- loud in the dryer when the plastic fobs hit the sides of the drum- wrinkles the socks.Overall a great product! I like it better than the washable bags because the socks don’t bunch up as much. The cons are small picky things that don’t matter too much to me, but may to some people." — A.luebs

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14. A privacy window film that blocks up to 96% of UV rays and reduces up to 79% of glare can help you save on energy bills! Plus, it looks like having your own stained glass window and creates a beautiful rainbow effect on sunny days. So many reasons to buy this, so just do it already!

Promising review: "FAR surpassed expectations! I saw this product on a TikTok video by Trippydraws and was blown away by how amazing it looked! I immediately jumped onto Amazon (trippydraws gave the name and description of the product) and I was STOKED to see that it was sold on Amazon! I ordered a roll to see if it look as awesome in person as it did in her video and let me tell you I was NOT disappointed. This product was SUPER easy to install, I just used a cup full of water and put a drop of dawn dishsoap into it and sprayed it onto the window (after cleaning it completely) then sprayed it onto the film and used a paper towel to smooth the film onto the window working from the top down (so it'd squish the water out) then used the paper towel to clean up the dripping water. It was flawless and worked so well. I didn't cut the film and inch larger than the window like the instructions said, because that just doesn't make sense, and so far I have had NO issues and it's been up for days. I LOVE the spectrum of color that fill my house and move from room to room as the sun makes it's journey across the sky.I LOVED this product so much that I ordered two more rolls. If we weren't in the middle of COVID19 crisis I'd order enough to cover every window in my house! Best purchase I've made in a VERY long time!" — Alicia Hartle

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15. Earbud cleaning putty is perfect for between your millionth audiobook listen of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and crying along to your zillionth stream of the 10 minute version of All Too Well. Keep your headphones clean from earwax and dust with this easy to use putty.

Promising review: "This Fixed my extremely Muffled IPhone 11 speaker!! I feel this really deserves a great review and background to my experience! In short, This works !!!! Get it, you won’t regret it!!!I have had my iPhone 11 for around a year or maybe a little bit over a year now, and a week ago a day came where I had an issue when I was speaking on the phone and I couldn’t hear my boyfriend on the phone almost at all!! Going forward, the calls became very muffled, and it was impossible to use the phones head speaker to have a normal conversation. I became very frustrated and needed a solution because I consider my Phone to still be brand new and will not be buying a new one for a couple of years. So I went on the Internet and googled this issue, found a bunch of YouTube solutions and Apple solutions online, such as resetting the settings to original factory settings and even erasing the entire phone because people were saying this is a bug that causes the Speaker to be muffled or that it has to do with the system software or settings being wrong on the phone or the most simple solution that I should clean speaker with a toothbrush and alcohol ... I did this cleaning at home and it only helped the littlest bit, making me believe it must be a bug, and I went as far as resetting my phone to the original factory setting which doesn’t get rid of any data or contacts, just settings. This also didn’t solve the issue. I have really looked closely at the speaker grill and it has the most tiny microscopic holes I’ve ever seen on a phone. No way a brush can clean it. I came to Amazon and I found this gunk cleaner ! IT IS THE BEST. IT WORKED INSTANTLY! My iPhone is brand new and super loud again. I am so happy. This works on phone speakers and AirPods it gents into the tiny spaces dirt and dust gets stuck over time that you can’t even see with the naked eye.How I used it:Took one square out and pressed into the speaker hard, putting much pressure to get the squish stuff to mold into the shape of the speaker. And repeated this 3-5 times. Then I tested called and I was blown away by how loud the sound was. Brand New. Thank you so much! This saved me a bunch of useless advice, I really believe anything that has to do with hardware and software is an unlikely cause of a muffled speaker problem. It’s just the new design on the grill of the speaker getting dirty and being impossible to clean the old school ways. Do buy this before you head to factory reset your phone or pay Apple support or other services. This truly deserves a long review." — Kotek90

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16. Button extenders give you an extra inch of wiggle room in your favorite pants. No need to fret or toss them just because they're a little snug!

Promising review: "Belly accommodation I got fat bought these and boom my pants fit again 🤷‍♂️" — John E Thompson

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17. Wad-Free is a wonderful product that will prevent bed sheets from getting tangled and twisted in the washer and dryer. This will help ensure that your sheets and other items that frequently get caught in them come out cleaner. I don't know about you, but I'm familiar with finding a soaking wet sock or shirt caught in the crevices of my bed sheets and having to put them back in the dryer, and it's very annoying!

Promising review: "Works EXACTLY as described and even BETTER!!! Wow!!! You wonder if things like this Really work- well, I can Absolutely Confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices- I was only expecting one- so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. Then, I was impressed that the owner took the time to write a personal note, on very nice paper (that’s a flower petal in the photo of the note), thanking me for buying it. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" — katy

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Closeup of the thaw claw showing the suction on the bottom side with the number one and the word attach in the top left cornerCloseup of meat under the Thaw Claw in a sink with the number three and the world Thaw in the top left corner

18. A thaw claw that'll help thaw frozen meat up to seven times quicker would have been really useful when I was in high school and my mom would ask me to take the chicken out of the freezer. I usually forgot to do it until she got home from work.

Promising review: "Does what it says it does Does what it says it does. I don't have a random large rock to use to hold down floating meat like the negative reviewers are saying. This solved an issue I've been having and it's great." — Aurora

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19. A portable paper soap set is ideal for carrying with you to ensure you have soap available even if the restroom you're using doesn't have any. All you need is a little water to lather it into your hands and rinse it off, and you're good to go!

Promising review: "Travel Soap Paper Sheets Arrived quickly. Tested one sheet--suds everywhere!! Rinses quickly and cleanly! Light rose scent DOES NOT linger on the skin. This was important to me as I am asthmatic and VERY sensitive to strong scents. The sheets slide out easily and don't stick together. The travel case is small and relatively flat. Easily fits into small carrying spaces. Very portable. The only minus is that the case can be tricky to close if you have arthritis only because the closure is small and the case is lightweight so you have to be careful not to press too hard or you'll crack it. Not a deal-breaker, though. Great value for the money as there are 4 containers with 50 sheets per container. I've already mailed out 2 to family members and may just order another set of 4. Very pleased with this purchase. Would recommend." — Sunset Chaser

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