66 Clever AF Things On Amazon That Are Flying Off The Shelves

Not a single one is more than $40.

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While Amazon offers an array of items from the sublime to the uniquely absurd, the real gems are those clever little problem solvers that are also super easy to use. No wonder these clever things are flying off the shelves, with thousands of shoppers singing their praises. Once you test them out, you might just ask yourself how you ever lived without them. Make cleaning, cooking, organizing, and relaxing better and easier with this list of genius solutions Amazon shoppers are obsessed with. Best of all, not a single one is more than $40.


This Groove Cleaning Tool For Window Tracks & Sliding Doors

This groove-cleaning brush makes cleaning window tracks, sliding doors, and shower doors a breeze. It features a brush on one end and a scraper tool on the other. The ergonomic handle keeps your hands safely out of the way.


This Soap Dispenser You Can Operate With One Hand

This soap dispenser offers one-hand operation, so you can avoid sticky soap messes from spills and trailing. Plus, it dispenses the perfect amount of soap every time, so you’re never wasting any product.


This Genius Butter Spreader That Doesn’t Tear Your Bread

With small slotted holes running down the blade, this butter spreader was designed to spread butter, jams, and other toppings easily onto your bread without ripping or tearing it. Made with stainless steel, it's durable and rust-resistant, and even better, the opposite side is perfect for cutting cheese.


This Drain Protector That Stops Clogs Before They Happen

This drain protector fits over standard tub and shower drains to prevent costly clogs caused by hair and debris. While it prevents hair clogs, it doesn’t impede the water flow, and it even works with pop-up drains.


This Utensil Holder That Keeps Kitchen Messes To A Minimum

With four slots to keep cooking utensils firmly in place, this utensil holder keeps kitchen messes to a minimum. A raised lip keeps liquids from spilling onto your countertops, and this holder is dishwasher safe for easy cleanups.


This Instant-Read Thermometer To Ensures Food Gets Cooked Properly

This instant-read meat thermometer features a stainless steel rod that gets a temperature reading in as little as three seconds. It’s able to read temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit, making it great for both indoor use and outdoor grilling. The best part? Batteries even come included.


This Light-Up Wall Outlet To Safely Guide The Way

This outlet wall plate offers a safe solution for nightlights throughout your home. Use it in hallways, on stairs, and in bathrooms to safely guide you and your family's way. With a patented prong design, this electrical wall outlet doesn’t require any complicated installation: Simply snap it on, and you’re all set.


This Hand Warmer With Adjustable Temp Settings

With three temperature settings, this hand warmer is great for outdoor activities and those whose hand just tend to get cold. This hand warmer offers dual-sided heat, there’s only one button so it’s easy to use, and in a pinch, you can use it as a battery backup for your phone.


These Reusable Silicone Baking Mats That Let You Skip Disposable Foil & Parchment

Use these silicone baking mats to evenly bake cookies and other delicious treats — while also making the release way easier. These sheets are oven safe up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, they eliminate the need for oils, sprays, or parchment paper, and they’re super easy to clean.


These Extra-Strong Rug Grippers That Work Inside & Outside

Tired of your rugs shifting around? Then consider taking a look at these grippers. Their V-shaped design allows them to fit into the corners of your rugs, preventing them from curling up while also keeping them held firmly in place. Plus, the adhesive is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use.


This Egg Cooker For Breakfast In Less Than 12 Minutes

With a 12-minute cook time, this rapid egg cooker perfectly cooks your eggs in record time. It holds up to six eggs at a time and is super easy to use, as its built-in timer helps keep your eggs from overcooking. Plus, it's so versatile that you can use it to poach eggs, soft, medium,or hard boil them, as well as make omelettes and scrambled eggs.


These Reusable Silicone Straws That Come With A Cleaning Brush

Not only can you use these silicone straws repeatedly, but they also come with a pipette brush for easy cleaning; no extra tools or are needed. These straws are BPA-free, eco-friendly, and suitable for both hot and cold drinks.


This Backseat Organizer That Keeps Everything Easily Accessible

This backseat organizer offers up a ton of space, and with nine storage pockets, it keeps everything in its place. This organizer can accommodate tablets up to 9.7 inches, and the organizer even has a fold-down tray table for the convenience of those in the back seat. What’s more, it’s waterproof and easy to clean.


These Measuring Cups That Are Collapsible For Easy Storage

These measuring cups are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and such a space saver. One reviewer commented: “I love the bright colors and that each is different, so it’s easy to remember which size is which. [...] Best part is I have a small kitchen, and these take up such little space! I am thinking about ordering another set for when I travel.”


This Draft Blocker That Will Save You On Heating & Cooling Bills

This draft blocker attaches easily to most doors and can be trimmed to fit. Plus, it's super effective at keeping warm air in and cold air out — and it makes a great sound blocker to boot. Made from silicone, this draft stopper is durable and flexible.


A Silicone Tray That Helps Keep Your Sink Looking Organized

Place your soap bottles and scrubbers on top of this tray, and the raised slats on the bottom will keep them lifted away from pooling moisture so that they’re less likely to develop mildew. It’s made from durable silicone that easily rinses clean if it ever gets dirty — and with six colors to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one that suits your kitchen.


This Milk Frother For Barista-Quality Drinks At Home

Who says you need the neighborhood barista for especially drinks? Make cappuccinos and lattes at home with this milk frother for coffee, tea, and other drinks. Powered by a single AA battery, this frother has a durable stainless steel whisk, and with one-touch operation, it’s easy to use.


These Individually Wrapped Wipes That Won’t Leave Streaks On Your Glasses

Keep a few of these wipes in your bag, and they’ll always be ready to go when you notice your glasses looking a little dirty. Each one is pre-moistened — so there’s no need to get them wet in order for them to be effective. The best part? Unlike some wipes, these ones deliver a streak-free clean.


These Cutting Boards With Grippy, Nonslip Handles

Not only do these cutting boards feature non-slip handles to keep them from sliding around while you chop ingredients, but a groove running around the edge also helps prevent meat juices from spilling onto your counters. Each order comes with three boards: one small, medium, and large.


This Lap Desk That Keeps All Your Gadgets In Place

When your office is in your living room (or bed), kick the comfort up a few notches with this lap desk. This desk accommodates laptops up to 15.6 inches with a bar to keep it from sliding around, it has a built-in cellphone slot and mouse pad, and the smooth flat surface allows for plenty of airflow so your device will run smoothly.


These Blackout Curtains That Also Keep Noise & Drafts Out

If you need your room to be completely dark to get some shut-eye, you may want to try these blackout curtains. Sold in a set of two, these blackout curtains eliminate 100% of light, and they’re two times more effective at dampening ambient noise than regular curtains. With an average 4.8 star rating on Amazon, you can bet these curtains are a customer favorite. One happy reviewer shared, “These do exactly as they say — block the light completely, and help to muffle sound. I live next to a busy highway, and as soon as I put these up, it sounded like the highway was far in the distance.”


These Car Seat Gap Fillers That Fills The Void Between Your Seats

These seat gap fillers wedge between car seats to block the space so you’ll never have to root around for your phone while you’re driving again. Each order comes with two so you'll have one for the driver side and one for the passenger side, and they’re encased in a neoprene cover, so they’re built to last.


These Reusable Dishcloths That Are Tough Enough To Scrub With

While these dishcloths are still soft when wet, they’re gritty enough for tackling even the toughest messes. These dishcloths can absorb up to 20 times their weight, and they washable and reusable so they’ll save you a ton of money and waste on paper towels.


This Miracle Cleaner Paste That Cleans Almost Anything

This all-purpose cleaner can clean pretty much anything, and users say that it works wonders on stovetops and sinks to restore their luster. “I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stovetop, and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!” One reviewer wrote.


This Waterproof Mattress Protector That’s Breathable & Noiseless

Made from a premium cotton terry, this hypoallergenic pad protects your mattress from dust mites, fluids, allergens, and more. What’s more, this mattress protector is waterproof, breathable, and noiseless. The sizes range from twin to California king.


This Memory Foam Bath Mat That Won’t Slide Around

Step off of that cold tile floor and onto this plush bath mat. It’s filled with soft memory foam that contours to the shape of your feet for added comfort — and the nonslip backing helps keep it from shifting out of place on wet floors. Choose from five sizes as well as more than 15 colors.


This Foldable Funnel That Makes Kitchen Jobs So Much Easier

Funnels are an important accessory in any kitchen, and this particular funnel removes the annoyance of messy storage because it’s foldable. It’s made from BPA-free silicone, dishwasher-safe, and the mushroom design is sure to have guests asking where you bought it.


These Herb Scissors That Comes With Its Own Comb

Chopping and mincing herbs can be time-consuming, so use these herb scissors to get perfectly minced chives, basil, thyme, and more instead. The scissors are made from stainless steel, so it’s rust-resistant, and it even comes with a comb to help you round up every last bit.


These Cheap Portable Chargers That Keep You Powered Up

When you’re on the go, this pack of two portable chargers keep your phones powered up. Plus, the battery pack is lightweight and designed to adapt to the device you connect to it, so they make great travel companions.


A Purse Organizer That Keeps Your Essentials Organized

With 10 interior pockets and three exterior pockets, this purse insert offers plenty of room for all of your essentials. Made of durable felt, this organizer is soft, lightweight, and adapts to most purses. It’s available in 12 colors and six sizes.


These Cable Protectors That Extend The Life Of Your Cords

These cable protectors extend the life of your cords by preventing tangles and premature fraying. Made from quality silicone, they are soft and flexible, and installation is pretty easy; just wrap the cord protector around almost any charging cable, and you’re set.


This UV Phone Sanitizer That Stops Germs In Their Tracks

This phone sanitizer uses UV-C LED sanitizing tech to rid your phone of 99.9% of bacteria. With 70 cycles of germicidal LEDs per charge, this sanitizer effectively cleans your phone in just 30 seconds per side (that’s just one minute for the whole deal), and it’s easy, safe, and chemical-free. Plus, you can use this sanitizer to get rid of germs on other items like credit cards, keys, and jewelry, too.


This Sleek Cable Box That Keeps Cords Tidy

Use this cable box to keep cords and cables neat, tidy, and out of the way. This box has a modern design that blends seamlessly into the background. Choose between black, white, or gray.


The Food Storage Containers That Help Keep Dry Ingredients Fresh

Not only are these containers large enough for flour, cereal, cookies, or nearly any other dry ingredient, but their airtight lids also help keep everything inside fresh. The best part? Each order includes a set of chalkboard labels to help you keep them organized inside of your pantry.


These Under-Shelf Baskets That Increase Your Storage Space

Ideal for closets and pantries, these hanging baskets keep things organized while increasing the amount of storage space available to you. Sold in a set of two, they hang underneath your existing shelves and can even be stacked on top of one another. You don’t even need to use any tools, screws, or nails, so the whole thing is renter-friendly and won’t damage your shelves at all.


These LED Lights That Backlight Your TV To Help Reduce Eye Strain

Not only are these lights a great way to jazz up your entertainment space, but they can also reduce eyestrain by backlighting your TV screen. These LED lights are easy to install with 3M adhesive. Plus, they also come with a remote control that you can use to change colors, speed, brightness, and more.


This Measuring Cup You Can Read From Above

With its unique angled design, you can easily see the measurements in this cup from above — no more bending to adjust your eye level. This measuring cup has a one-cup capacity, it’s made from durable plastic, and it has a soft-grip handle.


This Car Mount Holder That Works With Almost Any Phone

This car phone mount affixes to your dashboard, offering you clear visibility and a safer driving experience. It's compatible with most phones, and it features one-hand operation, a quick-release button, and rotation. It also comes in an array of fun colors so it looks nice even when phoneless.


These Silicone Oven Mitts That Are Heat-Resistant Up To 450 Degrees Fahrenheit

Throw out those crummy cotton oven mitts in favor of these silicone ones. They’re heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and feature textured palms to help you keep a firm grip on hot cookware. But if that isn’t enough? Since they’re waterproof as well as steam-resistant, they can also help protect your hands when straining hot liquids.


This Dryer Vent Cleaner That Cleans Your Lint Trap

This dryer vent cleaning brush gets down into the deep recesses of your dryer so you can clean out the lint, keep your dryer working at peak performance, and minimize the risk of too much heat building up. What’s more, this brush can be used to clean under furniture and larger appliances to dust with ease.


This Setting Spray That Creates A Weightless, Matte Finish

Don’t risk your foundation wearing off halfway through the day — instead, give it a few spritzes with this setting spray before you head out. The lightweight formula won’t leave your skin feeling caked-on or greasy, while the matte finish gives it a natural look. “It smells nice, it does a great job of setting my makeup, and it doesn’t run either,” raved one reviewer.


This Cute Magnet That Tells You If The Dishes Are Clean Or Dirty

Tired of finding dirty dishes mixed into a clean dishwasher? Then this magnet is worth a look. Not only does it have a cute farmhouse style, but it also makes it easier than ever to keep track of whether the dishwasher is clean or dirty. And if the front of your washer isn’t magnetic, don’t worry — each order comes with a metal square backed with adhesive so that you can still use it.


This Multipurpose Scraping Tool For All Those Spots Of Gunk

No doubt, this scraper tool will find a million uses throughout your home. Use it to remove candle wax, stickers, dried food, and whatever else you need to scrape clean. With an assortment of edges, this tool works well for a variety of tasks, it’s made from durable plastic, and it’s safe on most surfaces (no scratches!).


This Steamer That’s Lightweight & Great For Travel

With more than 24,000 reviews, customers love this 700-watt steamer because of the powerful steam, generously sized tank, and 15-minute runtime per refill. This steamer has a long 9-foot cord, so you have plenty of flexibility, and it’s lightweight, so it’s great for travel.


This Drip-Free Olive Oil Dispenser Set That Pours Just The Right Amount

This olive oil dispenser set is designed with a drip-free spout so you can enjoy mess-free pouring (no spills, leaks, or trailing). What’s more, these dispensers have built-in measuring cups for precise measurements. These bottles also work for vinegar, and they’re dishwasher safe.


This Charging Station That Keeps All Of Your Devices In One Spot

This charging station organizes all of your devices into one spot to keep things nice and tidy. It has six divider slots and five USB ports, and each order comes with a set of seven short cords (three USB, three micro USB, and one USB-C) to keep tangles at bay.


This Satin Sleep Cap That Prevents Frizz & Breakage

This cap is lined in satin, so it’ll keep frizz and breakage to a minimum while you sleep. The cotton and spandex outer layer and an adjustable buckle keep this sleep cap in place. Plus, it’s machine washable and available in several colors and patterns.


This Corer That Makes Quick Work Of Deseeding Peppers

This handy kitchen gadget makes quick work of coring apples, peppers, zucchini, and much more. This corer features a high-quality stainless steel blade (so it won’t rust) and a soft-grip handle. "Super easy to use , easy to clean , and pretty sturdy!" one customer raved.


These Mesh Laundry Bags That Keep Delicates Safe

With an assortment of sizes, these mesh laundry bags will save your delicates from agitating machines while keeping them organized. These bags have a see-through mesh, so you know where everything is, and they’re great for the dryer and travel, too.


These Satin Pillowcases That's Gentle On Skin & Hair

Made from 100% polyester, these satin pillowcases will certainly kick up your bedroom decor a notch or two. These pillowcases can also prevent your hair from tangling while you sleep. They’re machine washable and available in a ton of colors.


This Pet Hair Roller You Can Use Over & Over Again

This pet hair roller removes pet hair from couches, rugs, beds, and blankets without sticky adhesives. Just roll it back and forth on your furry surface and it’ll grab the hair with ease, shuttling it into the built-in receptacle until you’re ready to empty it. Even better, this is reusable.


These Fun Car Hangers For Groceries, Purses & More

These bling car hooks hang onto your car’s headrest, and they offer up a fun way to hang your handbag, grocery bags, or your dry cleaning. Made of stainless steel, these hooks are durable and work in almost any type of vehicle.


This Whisk That Even Works With Heavy Doughs

Perfect for mixing heavy dough or combining ingredients prior to kneading, this dough whisk is made from stainless steel, so it’s rust-resistant and plenty durable. The rounded head makes it easy to scrape the sides of the bowl.


This Sharpener That Keeps Your Blades In Tip-Top Shape

With fine and coarse slots, this sharpener is great for restoring dull blades or for quick touch-ups. The patented edge grip protects kitchen surfaces, and the nonslip base keeps the sharpener stable and secure.


This Breathable Laundry Basket That'll Collapse Down When Not In Use

This collapsible laundry basket is great for small spaces. Pop it up when you need it and collapse it when your task is done. It holds 10.5 gallons at full size, and it collapses to three inches high when flat. Plus, the holes mean it's breathable.


This Sticky Fruit Fly Trap That Keeps Bugs Out Of Your Plants & Your Airspace

Perfect for outdoor or indoor plants, these sticky fruit fly traps attract insects and traps them so they don’t bother your plants or your home. These traps are easy to use; just insert them into the soil, and you’re set.


This Trunk Organizer That Clears Up The Clutter In Your Car

This car trunk organizer will certainly bring some order to the chaos in your car. With tie-down straps to keep it secure, it has three great compartments for groceries or travel necessities. It offers plenty of space and is durable and water-resistant. You can get it in three colors to best match your interior, which is useful since many customers have bought more than one. “We own six of these now. The oldest [has] been in near-daily service for about 18 months,” said one reviewer.


This Glass Dry-Erase Board That’s Great For Notes & Reminders

Designed to sit between a keyboard and monitor, this glass dry-erase board is perfect for jotting notes and reminders. It’s angled for comfortable reading and writing, and the glass surface lets you write and erase endlessly.


These Flameless Candles That Look Like The Real Thing

These LED candles look like the real thing, but you don’t have to worry about open flames and melted wax. Each order comes with 12 battery-operated candles that are equipped with an auto shut-off function, so you won’t even have to worry about turning them off.


This Wireless Charger That’s Makes Life So Much Easier

All you have to do is set your phone on this affordable wireless charger, and you’re good to go. Compatible with multiple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models, it's an easy solution for less than $15.


This Cute Microwave Cleaner That's The Solution For Stuck-On Food

Cleaning your microwave after food splatters is never fun, so lighten the task with this volcano microwave cleaner. This cleaner is easy to use: Just fill it with water and vinegar, and put it in your microwave for five to eight minutes. The volcano cleaner loosens and softens even on-dried foods, so you can easily wipe it clean.


This Baggy Rack That Offers An Extra Set Of Hands

When you need an extra set of hands in the kitchen, try these baggy racks. They are height adjustable to accommodate different types of bags, and they also have a built-in suction cup to keep them in place. Plus, these also make great drying racks.


This Outlet Cover With Additional Extension Cord

Hide unsightly cords and tidy them up with this outlet cover with an extension cord that sits off to the side. This outlet cover is super easy to use: Just pop it on over your existing outlet, and you’re in business.


This Seat Cushion With 30,000+ 5-Star Reviews

Made with premium memory foam, this seat cushion helps improve posture and alleviates pressure on your lower back. Basically, it just makes sitting a lot better. This cushion is lightweight and portable, and the cover is both removable and washable. No wonder it has earned more than 30,000 five-star reviews from happy Amazon customers.


This Stainless Steel Shower Caddy That Mount On The Wall — No Tools Required

This shower caddy keeps all your toiletries and shower essentials organized and easily accessible. With an adhesive backing, it couldn’t be easier to attach: you don’t even need a drill. It’s crafted from stainless steel so it won’t rust, and has four hooks that you can move to create the best configuration for yourself. It can even hold up to 20 pounds.


This Car Vacuum Cleaner With All The Attachments You Need To Reach Into Nooks & Crannies

While this little vacuum cleaner only weighs 2.4 pounds, it packs a big punch when it comes to keeping your car clean. This vacuum cleaner comes with a variety of detailing tools so you can easily get into the nooks and crannies of your car, and it comes with its own carrying case.

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