16 Inexpensive Products That Make Everyday Life a Little Easier

February 13, 2024 by Alice Green

1. These silicone potholders made things easier than said, used also for multitasking as a trivet, food cover, and jar opener.

silicone potholders

You can first put the lid on the microwave and then the dish so it will be easier to grab the hot dish after heating.

Promising review: "I liked the idea of these when I ordered them. I wasn't sure I would actually use them since I didn't want another thing to clean. Since I started using them, I found them simply wonderful for lifting and grabbing hot things from the microwave to the counter, and the cleaning concern was not an issue now. I love them and highly recommend them!” Kristin E. Ingram

Get a pack of two on Amazon (available in 12 colors).

2. This latching tiny box is your go-to safe for your jewelry or medicine. You can hook onto your keychain to hold your pills so you know you always have them with you or to hide away your jewelry.

latching tiny box

It is used as a jewelry box. It is an easy-to-carry box, you take the box at the gym, at the beach, and take it with you when to do dishes or to do some particularly messy or rough work. You can take off your jewelry and put it in that box when doing something important.

Promising review: "On my Birthday, my husband got me this …a few months ago and I love it! I was always losing my rings in my car because I had a habit to take them off before I went to the gym. After this product, I don’t have to worry about them getting lost or stolen! I think this would be great for the beach too.” Devan

Get it from Amazon (available in eight colors).

3. A silicone ring is easy to wear even if you are going to be at the beach, hiking/camping, swimming, woodworking, or doing some house chores. Can be wearable for hours or days without irritation.

silicone ring

Promising review: "Sometimes you don’t want to take off your favorite statement jewelry when doing something important. This is so great to wear this silicone ring when you are doing sports because it’s not uncomfortable. You barely feel it on your fingers. This is my second purchase, just wanted a new color. It lasts forever and hasn’t stretched out at all.” Michelle

Get it from Amazon (available in sizes 4–9 and seven colors).

4. This stress-relieving fidget toy, is small enough that comes easily into your pocket to help get you through work meetings, and quiet enough that no one will notice.

stress-relieving fidget toy

Promising review: "This product is awesome. I have ADHD and my fingers get super restless usually I tap my desk/twirl my pen all the time during class which can annoy my teacher or other classmates. However, fidgeting helps me focus and studies have shown that people with ADHD can benefit from fidgeting! This product is best for those who need extra energy to put the rest of their focus into a single task. Now, instead of sitting still anxiously in class, I decided to make a small purchase to try this fidget toy and see if that helped me. This thing is amazing and I am super satisfied. It is smooth with moving and rotating parts that are still quiet and subtle. I use it constantly and don't even feel self-conscious about explaining what it is because all my friends like using it too. I just bought two more for myself. Whether you have ADHD/anxiety or not, I would highly recommend this product.” Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon (available in three colors). Watch an amazing TikTok video.

5. This reusable silicone zip bag can be used for packing snacks and sandwiches, and steam veggies in the microwave.

reusable silicone zip bag

The product is dishwasher-safe. You can use them for packing food items and put them into the microwave for heating and steaming.

Promising review: "I have used these for various purposes like storing cheese, ginger, onions, and apples. You can easily clean this product. It does not hold an odor. You can store the zip bag easily in a drawer. Easy to dry upright in a drain rack. It can be sealed easily like a Ziplock and it is easy to open. The product is thick, not flimsy. Variety of sizes has been useful.” Suzannah

Get a sandwich-size bag on Amazon (available in five colors and multi-packs).

6. A magnetic glasses holder at your service, so that you don’t have to search for your reading glasses every time you lose them anywhere.

magnetic glasses holder

Promising review: "This is going to be a stocking stuffer this year. Now you do not have to worry about your glasses being lost. It is an alternative to wearing them on a chain around your neck. I like the option of putting it wherever I want, and the magnet is super strong, it will help them in searching! I use them when I shop and don’t want to dig around in my purse every time, I need to read a label. I love my purchase!” AZ Nonna

Get a set of two on Amazon. Watch the TikTok video of these magnetic glasses holders.

7. A Mini spatula that can reach into even the deepest corners of makeup bottles and food jars so you can use every last bit of product.

Mini spatula

Promising review: "I love this product so much so I bought so many for my family members as well. This product is a must-have in your kitchen. An easy to use and clean. It will save all the wasted contents that are impossible to reach in the corners of the bottles and jars. It is a money saver for sure.” Nini25

Get the set of two on Amazon (available in green, pink, or grey on the Spatty Amazon store page).

8. A packet of cleaning tablets that also scour out tough stains and anything that won’t come out with regular soap and water.

cleaning tablets

All you do is fill your container with warm water, drop in a tablet (or two, if you're cleaning something bigger than a water bottle), wait half an hour, and rinse. Also, based on the reviews it seems to work best on metal or ceramic, and not so well on plastic.

Promising review: "I wasn’t sure what to expect out of these since the coffee stains in my husband’s Yeti cups were pretty intense. He drinks coffee daily so the coffee stain and smell were very evident, but wanted to give it a shot. They worked SO much better than I would’ve believed. Even the coffee smell dissipated so much that other drinks didn’t smell/taste like coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker so I couldn’t use those cups without everything tasting like coffee— until they were cleaned with these! I definitely recommend it.” Nfitzgerald

Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon (available in three sizes). Watch the amazing “before” and “after” video TikTok.

9. A self-massage stick will give you relief from the tension in your back, shoulders, feet, and legs.

self-massage stick

Promising review: "This item is truly amazing! At first, it was really painful to use because my muscles were so tight. Even just running the "nipple" over them lightly caused a lot of pain. I couldn't use it as directed. I thought it was a waste of money, but I kept trying it. I'm so glad I did! The design gets into the muscle, not just on the surface. I've had chronic back, shoulder, and neck pain for years, and this has helped tremendously.

I started slowly by running the q-flex over my sore muscles until I could not take the pain anymore. I did this every day for a week. By the end of that week, my muscles no longer hurt. Then I was able to use it as directed and start putting pressure on the areas that bothered me the most, working out the knots and tension. I have spent a lot of money on massage therapy, but it never worked long-term. Now I have the q-flex, and whenever I'm feeling tense, I use it, and it works wonders. It's seriously amazing and probably the best $25 I've ever spent.” Kelly Sharp

Get this massager on Amazon.

10. A box of multi-purpose cleaning wipes, tackles all kinds of messes, no drippy soap and water required.

multi-purpose cleaning wipes

These wipes can wipe off all kinds of dirt easily. You can do even bike cleaning. You can get them in a box of individually packed wipes, comes easily in pocket. They're useful for all sorts of other tasks too.

Promising review: "I came across this product a few years ago. I had some shoes that needed cleaning and drawings on the walls that needed to be wipe off. This product smells great and works wonders. I went to look at my local store and they were not carrying them any longer so I started a search for them. I found them on Amazon in pack of 3. I am running out of this product almost, will be purchasing more soon. Thank you for making a cleaner that is a one-stop-cleaning machine.” emismome

Get a canister of 25 wipes from Amazon (available in a two-pack).

11. A seat gap filler is best to avoid dropping your phone down in the gaps between two seats. Because it fits over your car's seat belt holster, it moves along with your seat as you adjust it.

Seat Gap Filler

Promising review: "Have you ever noticed how Amazon shows you more products related to what you searched for? I recently found these car products that I always wanted to buy. They are great and fit well, but they were a bit big for my Kia Soul. I managed to put them in by pulling the seat to the side and now I don't have to worry about losing my phone in that crack anymore. They are definitely worth buying! I also received a few other goodies in the box, so it was a nice surprise!” Susan R. Ventura

Get a pack of two on Amazon.

12. The Safety Nail framer allow you to use a nail and hammer without any fear of hurting. It has magnets to hold the nail or screw in place to protect your fingers.

Safety Nail framer

Promising review: "I have tried different products similar to this, but this is so far so good and exceeds the other products! I bought it as a gift for my boyfriend, and he loved it. I will be purchasing more of these products for him as gifts for the rest of my family as well” Music lover

Get them from Amazon (available in three sizes). Watch the video on TikTok.

13. This booger and wax remover gadget makes cleanliness easy and pain-free. For both mum and the baby… it comes in a cute little bear head shape.

booger and wax remover

Promising review: " At times, a suction ball may prove inadequate to remove dry boogers. However, there's no need to fret! Boogie bear can come to the rescue. You don’t have to worry about it going too far in baby’s nose and it is so easy to scoop out those dried up boogies. I rate this product 10/10 and I would buy it again.” Kindle Customer

Get it on Amazon (available in two styles).

14. A silicone splatter guard fits well in your skillets and sauté pans so you can cook all kinds of food in oil without splashing of oil on stovetop — and the rest of the kitchen.

silicone splatter guard

Promising review: "I was doubtful about this product at first, thinking it would be difficult to reach the food in the pan. But when I used it for the first time, I was surprised that it was not difficult to reach the food. It also kept splattering down to a minimum, making clean-up easier. To clean it, I simply spray it with Dawn Power Spray and rinse it. It is important to keep the hard plastic outer covering, as it is designed to store the Frywall when rolled up. Unfortunately, I cut mine off and now it is harder to store because it keeps opening up.” Carole Donald

Get this product on Amazon for (available in four colors).

15. With this HoodiePillow… it's easier to doze off on an airplane or bus. It does look a little goofy, but you and your well-rested self will be happy.


Promising review: "I compared the memory pillow to the inflatable one, and decided to buy the memory foam pillow as it was more comfortable. Although I can't say for sure if the inflatable pillow is uncomfortable or not, in my opinion, the memory foam pillow is softer and more comfortable. The only disadvantage of this pillow is that it takes up more space since it can't be deflated and stored like the inflatable pillow. However, it's extremely soft and plush, and provides great comfort for the neck." Amazon Customer

Get this hoodie like pillow on Amazon (available in three colors).

16. A Potty toilet stool will help you in squatting to do pooping easier and faster because it aligns everything in a natural way.

Potty toilet stool

Promising review: "I purchased a toilet that stands at a height of 9 inches, which is lower than a standard toilet height. Despite my preference for a regular height toilet, I demanded that they provide me with a stool until I received my Squatty Potty. While I find the Squatty Potty to be quite expensive, they do appreciate the innovative concept behind it. I dislike for the hard and tall toilets typically found in senior homes. I fondly recall the comfortable toilets of the late 70s and early 80s, which had a lower profile and were more comfortable to use.” OrangeAlert

Get this squatting potty stool on Amazon.

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