36 things you didn't know you needed on Amazon

You'll want one of everything.

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There are a lot of things in life I know that I need: a better vacuum (a.k.a one that doesn't just shoot the dust right back out), adult-worthy pots and pans (so I can stop spending way too much money on takeout), and a boyfriend (self-explanatory).

But there are also a lot of things I don't know that I need, according to Amazon. Like pizza scissors, sock clips, and even a no-buckle belt (yes, really). I rounded up all of the weird-but-brilliant products that you can find on Amazon below that will make your life way better.

1. A toilet accessory you'll wonder how you ever lived without

LumiLux
Credit: LumiLux

Nighttime bathroom breaks don't have to involve blinding bright lights.

Reviews: 3.8k
Average rating: 4.5

Why it's good: The worst part about getting up to go to the bathroom at 2 a.m. is getting blinded by the bathroom light. That's why our audience manager, Rachel Moskowitz, loves her toilet light. Not only does it give off a soft glow unlike the jarring overhead light but it has a motion sensor so you don't even have to turn on a switch.

Get the LumiLux Advanced Motion Sensor LED Toilet Bowl Night Light for $14.95

2. Our favorite oil diffuser—but for your car

InnoGear
Credit: InnoGear

Aromatherapy on the go.

Reviews: 1.8k
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: When our experts tested oil diffusers, InnoGear came out on top in terms of quality and price. So we'd expect the brand's car essential oil diffuser—which fits in your cupholder and plugs into the USB port—to be equally as top-notch.

Get the InnoGear USB Car Essential Oil Air Refresher for $18.99

3. This gadget so you can chop onions without crying

VidaliaChopWizard
Credit: Vidalia Chop Wizard

A home cook's BFF.

Reviews: 4.3k
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: There are tons of hacks for preventing watery eyes while you're cutting onions, from chewing gum (v. skeptical that this actually works) to those incredibly geeky goggles. An easier—and inexpensive—option is the Chop Wizard, which people love because it dices and chops all types of fruits and veggies in just one motion.

Get the Original Vidalia Chop Wizard for $19.40

4. This wine holder that will up your shower game

SipCaddy
Credit: SipCaddy

Bring your beverage to the bath.

Reviews: 584
Average rating: 3.9

Why it's good: Shower beers are cool but have you ever had shower wine? Now you can with this cupholder caddy, which suctions to the wall of your shower and can hold wineglasses, cans, and bottles. It's the number one shower caddy on Amazon and is the first and only patented cupholder of its kind. Cheers!

Get the SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy for $13.95

5. The only towel you'll ever want to use

Salux
Credit: Salux

Spa-worthy towels for cheap.

Reviews: 1.6k
Average rating: 4.5

Why it's good: Our social media manager, Kate McCarthy, swears that this bath towel is the greatest exfoliator she's ever used. The long length makes it super easy to scrub harder to reach places, like the middle of your back, and the textured material will leave your skin feeling softer than ever.

Get the Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth for $11.48

6. This clever attachment that your laundry room needs

TidyCup
Credit: Tidy-Cup

The Tidy-Cup fits all standard economy-size laundry detergents and fabric softeners.

Reviews: 904
Average rating: 4.3

Why it's good: Buying those massive jugs of laundry detergent that sit neatly on your shelf are convenient—but they can also be messy (hello, drips and spills!). If you're tired of half the detergent ending up all over your washing machine, customers love using the Tidy-Cup around the bottles to catch any stray drops.

Get the Tidy-Cup for $10.22

7. A divided bowl so you'll never have to eat soggy cereal again

Obol
Credit: Obol

Breakfast of champions.

Reviews: 734
Average rating: 4.7

Why it's good: Cereal should be crunchy, not mushy. That's why I'm adding this bowl to my to-buy list ASAP. It has two separate sections (one for milk and one for cereal) that are connected by a slide for adding more Lucky Charms to the milk as you go. Reviewers say it changed the way they ate cereal forever.

Get the Obol Original Crispy Bowl for $14.95

8. The thigh-chafing solution with a cult following

Bandelettes
Credit: Bandelettes

Your legs will thank you.

Reviews: 4.4k
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: Meet the answer to your thigh-chafing prayers. Unlike shorts (which can look bulky under sundresses) or those not-so-effective anti-chafing balms, Bandelettes are a discreet fix to a common problem that actually work. Our video producer and editor, Melissa Rorech, tested them herself and recommends the Unisex line.

Get the Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands for $11.95

9. The cooler version of your trusty lint roller

Conair
Credit: Conair

Your fuzz-free wardrobe will thank you.

Reviews: 8k
Average rating: 4.2

Why it's good: Clothes covered in fuzz or dog hair probably isn't the look you're going for. That's where the Conair Fabric Defuzzer comes in. It's like a lint roller, but more high-tech—the battery-operated device essentially "shaves" your fabric, removing lint without damaging your clothes, and received a 4.6 rating for being easy to use.

Get the Conair Fabric Defuzzer for $11.58

10. A container that gives you perfect butter every time

ButterBell
Credit: Butter Bell

Each crock holds one stick of butter.

Reviews: 1.2k
Average rating: 4.6

Why it's good: If you've ever tried to spread cold butter on bread, you probably know it doesn't work so well. That's why our senior tech/home theater staff writer, Michael Desjardin, loves this crock for room temperature, super spreadable butter 24/7. Even better: Its rustic-chic design will look cute instead of cluttered on your kitchen counter.

Get the Butter Bell Crock for $25.95

11. This wildly popular scalp massager

Maxsoft
Credit: Maxsoft

Ahhh, now this is the kind of shower treatment you deserve.

Reviews: 2.8k
Average rating: 4.4

Why it's good: One of the best parts about going to the salon is that glorious massage they give you when they're shampooing your hair. But with this one-of-a-kind gadget, which Rorech personally loves, you don't have to wait until your next haircut to show your scalp some love. Rorech also praises the brush for working shampoo and conditioner through your hair and removing any product buildup.

Get the Maxsoft Scalp Care Brush for $6.98

12. Reusable bags that make grocery shopping way easier

Lotus
Credit: Lotus

Separate your produce from your meat with these hanging bags.

Reviews: 759
Average rating: 4.6

Why it's good: There are regular reusable bags—and then there are reusable bags that fit right into your grocery cart so you can pack all your food up neatly while you shop. Customers love how durable the bags are and that because the rods they hang on are removable, they're great for everyday shopping, too.

Get the Lotus Trolley Bags for $34.99

13. A handy holder for anyone who's always losing bobby pins

HairpinPal
Credit: HairpinPal

You need this on your dresser stat.

Reviews: 136
Average rating: 4.9

Why it's good: There are two things I wonder about most in life: where do all the bruises on my legs come from and how can I never find a bobby pin when I need it. While the first is still up for debate (life's greatest unanswered question), the second can be solved with this magnetic holder. According to reviews, it's strong enough that you can throw a bobby pin at it and the HairpinPal will "catch" it.

Get the HairpinPal for $13.98

14. This cup that will chill any drink in under 60 seconds

HyperChiller
Credit: HyperChiller

You'll have a cold drink without worrying about ice watering it down.

Reviews: 1.1k
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: You know that feeling when all you want is iced coffee but you only have a regular coffee maker and zero time to wait in the Starbucks drive-thru? Same. Fortunately with the Hyper Chiller, customers claim you can have your iced coffee—and drink it, too—in less than a minute thanks to its insulated cooling chamber. And it works with more than just coffee (cough, wine).

Get the HyperChiller HC2 Patented Coffee/Beverage Cooler for $27.10

15. These pimple patches that will revolutionize your skincare routine

LeGushe
Credit: LeGushe

Put on a patch before bed for overnight healing.

Reviews: 1.2k
Average rating: 4.5

Why it's good: You might think you've tried everything to get rid of those pesky pimples (expensive face wash, toothpaste, astringent)—but have you tried these invisible patches, which have over 1,000 positive reviews? Using hydrocolloid, which is a natural acne treatment, people who use them say that they dry up pimples quickly and help clear up skin.

Get the Le Gushe Acne Pimple Patch for $11.39

16. These scissors to cut pizza without making a mess

Dreamfarm
Credit: Dreamfarm

Just what your Friday night needs.

Reviews: 90
Average rating: 4.5

Why it's good: You just made a pizza loaded with pepperoni, peppers, and onions (and extra cheese, of course) and can't wait to dig in—until you go to cut it and the toppings slide all over the place. Many reviews said that these scissors, which have a flat spatula bottom that slides easily underneath your crust, cut pizza better and cleaner than any pizza wheel or knife.

Get the Dreamfarm Scizza Scissors for $26.97

17. The most Instagram-worthy toy for your pup

HauteDiggityDog
Credit: HauteDiggityDog

Flavor: LickCroix Pamplemutt.

Reviews: 291
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: Dog parents, rejoice! Your pooch can now be as classy as you are with this squeaky plush toy that looks just like your favorite sparkling sip. Pup owners on Amazon say it keeps their dogs entertained for hours (just think of all the amazing photo ops!) and make for great gifts, too.

Get the Haute Diggity Dog Plush Toy for $13.99

18. The light-up phone case that all the influencers are using

LuMee
Credit: LuMee

Behind every great picture is even better light.

Reviews: 126
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: Don't let dim lighting ruin your pictures. This LuMee phone case has soft LED lights—on both the front and the back—that are over 90 percent brighter than your phone's camera flash and provide a natural glow. It was invented by a professional photographer and is highly rated for its long battery life.

Get the LuMee Duo Phone Case for $15.99

19. This ridiculously clever umbrella

Sharpty
Credit: Sharpty

Stay dry, my friends.

Reviews: 2.7k
Average rating: 4.4

Why it's good: Most umbrellas keep you dry—until you put them down and the rain-soaked outside ends up getting all over you, your car, and any other innocent bystanders. Not the Sharpty Inverted Umbrella, though. It folds up into itself so you can avoid the whole "what do I do with this wet umbrella" thing. Just take it from Rorech who says it's the best thing she owns.

Get the Sharpty Inverted Umbrella for $22.99

20. This game-changing kitchen product

KitchenGizmo
Credit: KitchenGizmo

Take the strain out of straining.

Reviews: 1.7k
Average rating: 4.5

Why it's good: Traditional colanders are not only clunky, but they're also a pain to use (trying to hold it in place in the sink while simultaneously pouring a hot pot of pasta into it is a serious struggle). Enter the Snap 'N Strain, which is a streamlined colander that clips right onto your pots and pans and has received over 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

Get the Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer for $11.99

21. This must-have for anyone who loves peanut butter

PB-Jife
Credit: PB-Jife

The answer to my PB prayers.

Reviews: 156
Average rating: 4.7

Why it's good: I might be almost 30, but PB&Js are still my favorite sandwich (and my go-to lunch most days). So I go through a ton of peanut butter—and a ton of jar-scraping. But now my sticky knuckles and fruitless efforts can be a thing of the past, with the PB-Jife, according to reviewers. The 12-inch knife is extra long so it can reach the bottom of even the biggest jars and has a broad blade that's ideal for scooping and spreading.

Get the for PB-Jife for $12.99

22. These clips to solve your disappearing sock problem

Loc a Sok
Credit: Loc a Sok

Use a different color for each sock "family."

Reviews: 65
Average rating: 4.6

Why it's good: PSA: Washing machines and dryers eat socks. I'm not sure how, but every time I do laundry, I lose at least one (how does that even happen?). These sock locks aim to change that. They may not have many reviews but 86 percent of customers have given them five stars, saying it revolutionized their laundry routines.

Get the Loc A Sok Sock Locks for $15.49

23. A mini slow cooker that will upgrade your work lunch

CrockPot
Credit: Crock-Pot

Thermos meets food warmer in this portable Crock-Pot.

Reviews: 2.5k
Average rating: 4.6

Why it's good: No more sad desk lunches. Customers like that this on-the-go version of one of our favorite slow cookers will safely transport your leftovers to work and then warm them up during your 11 a.m. meeting so you can enjoy a hot meal without ever taking a trip to the office microwave. Bonus: It's dishwasher-safe.

Get the Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer for $21.50

24. This handle that lets you carry all your bags in one trip

MightyHandle
Credit: Mighty Handle

Carry more comfortably.

Reviews: 532
Average rating: 4.7

Why it's good: I am the person who will risk cutting off my circulation—or worse, dropping a case of kombucha—just to avoid having to make multiple trips to the car to carry in my bags. So the Mighty Handle is perfect for me. The comfortable one-trip grip can hold up to 50 pounds and can even be used to prevent bags from spilling in the car, shoppers claim.

Get the Mighty Green Solutions Mighty Handle (2-pack) for $9.99

25. The best way to prevent your food from going bad

Freshpaper
Credit: The Freshglow Co.

Place a sheet in your produce drawer to extend the life of your produce.

Reviews: 625
Average rating: 4.1

Why it's good: If you're like me, you probably go a little overboard when it comes to buying produce (apparently, grocery store me is a lot healthier than everyday me). And because I'm just one person, I need these food saver sheets which reviewers say keep fruits and veggies fresh for up to four times as long in the fridge.

Get The Freshglow Co. Freshpaper Food Saver Sheets for $34.99

26. This smart water bottle that reminds you to drink

Icewater
Credit: Icewater

Cheers!

Reviews: 330
Average rating: 4.3

Why it's good: I barely remember to eat vegetables every day, let alone to make sure I'm drinking enough water. But this smart water bottle (which also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker) got rave reviews for actually helping its users drink more H2O by lighting up every hour as a friendly reminder.

Get the Icewater 3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle for $19.99

27. A no-buckle belt that's ridiculously comfortable

Werforu
Credit: Werforu

This isn't your average belt.

Reviews: 2.1k
Average rating: 4.6

Why it's good: Sometimes I need to wear a belt but don't want to wear a belt. A.k.a I don't want the dreaded belt buckle bulge or the discomfort that comes with it. People on Amazon swear by this no-buckle stretch belt, which clasps onto your pant loops instead, and they say is just the right amount of tightening.

Get the Weforu No Buckle Belt for $13.49

28. The one thing that will keep AirPods from falling out

Keybudz
Credit: Keybudz

Wear your AirPods confidently with EarBuddyz.

Reviews: 4.5k
Average rating: 4.3

Why it's good: If you're lucky enough to have AirPods, but unlucky enough to have them constantly slipping out of your ears, you might want to try EarBuddyz, which have nearly 4,500 reviews (and a 4.4-star rating) on Amazon. The tiny clear hooks slip right over your AirPods to comfortably hold them in place, users write.

Get the Keybudz EarBuddyz 2.0 Ear Hooks for $11.95

29. This pen that removes makeup flawlessly

E.l.f.
Credit: E.l.f.

Adding this to my on-the-go arsenal.

Reviews: 162
Average rating: 4.3

Why it's good: Anyone who has done their entire face of makeup only to smear some mascara and have to start all over again will be grateful for this makeup remover pen (or the slightly chunkier balm stick). Customers rave about how you can touch up tiny mistakes or smudges without wiping off all of your hard work. Praise be.

Get the E.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Pen (3-pack) for $15

30. This simple solution to messy sheets

BedBands
Credit: BedBands

Goodbye sheet creep.

Reviews: 6.2k
Average rating: 4.6

Why it's good: Maybe your sheets are too worn or maybe they don't quite fit your mattress right. No matter the issue, if you're constantly waking up to tangled sheets, you'll likely benefit from Bed Bands. People say that the elastic cords, which clip to the bottom of your sheet to hold it in place all night long, are the best sheet holders on the market. And many appreciate that they're easily adjustable, too.

Get The Original Bed Band for $13.99

31. A mini shelf for your phone

PowerPerch
Credit: Beratek Industries

Whoever invented this was a true genius.

Reviews: 437
Average rating: 4.4

Why it's good: I'm 10/10 guilty of laying my phone on the floor while it charges if there's no table nearby. And that being said, my mom is 10/10 guilty of once stepping on said phone (hence the crack in my screen). According to the high reviews, this power perch would've prevented that—it's a shelf that goes over your outlet and people say is the perfect size for your phone to rest on safely.

Get the BeraTek Industries Power Perch for $9.99

32. These bags that you'll want to try immediately

Yoocool
Credit: Yoocool

A hot sandwich in three minutes? Yes, please.

Reviews: 204
Average rating: 4

Why it's good: Remember when toasters were just for, well, toast? Not anymore if you have these heat-resistant bags, which reviewers have used to warm up any sandwich (or pizza slice!) in the toaster without making a major mess. Many say that the bags worked much better than they expected and made deliciously gooey sandwiches.

Get the Yoocool Non Stick Toaster Bags for $6.99

33. An ice cube tray just for water bottles

OXO
Credit: OXO

Sticks are the new cubes.

Reviews: 1.7k
Average rating: 4.4

Why it's good: Whoever designed the average water bottle failed to consider the fact that we may want to put ice cubes inside of it. But with this silicone tray, you can finally have cubes˘—or rather, sticks—that slip effortlessly into even the most narrow of water bottles, users gush. They also like this particular tray because the lid prevents any accidental freezer spills.

Get the OXO Good Grips No-Spill Silicone Ice Stick Tray for Water Bottles for $9.99

34. This makeup organizer that people swear by

Sanipoe
Credit: Sanipoe

A better way to display (and store) your beauty collection.

Reviews: 1.3k
Average rating: 4.4

Why it's good: I am not an organized person by any means but this acrylic rotating organizer makes me want to be. With hundreds of five-star reviews, it has adjustable shelves to fit any size product, from nail polish to hair spray, and is larger than most of its kind (it can apparently hold 30 makeup brushes, 20 skincare products, and other accessories). Some of the positive comments mention how easy to clean it is, too.

Get the Jerrybox Acrylic Rotating Makeup Organizer for $21.99

35. This pair of prism glasses that makes reading in bed comfortable

Anrri
Credit: Anrri

Yes, they look weird but apparently they work very well.

Reviews: 332
Average rating: 4.5

Why it's good: If you've ever wanted to finish one more chapter in bed without getting a kink in your neck, you're in luck. People on Amazon love these quirky glasses, which reflect your vision down to your book, because they allow you to read while laying down and are a great value (they're less than $20!).

Get the Anrri Bed Prism Glasses for $17.95

36. These headphones that block out even the loudest snores

Acousticsheep
Credit: Acousticsheep

Drift off to dreamland in peace with this cozy headband.

Reviews: 249
Average rating: 3.5

Why it's good: Fun fact: I've always been a notoriously bad sleeper. And when I started dating my ex, who snored louder than anyone I've ever known, it got even worse—until I discovered SleepPhones. With flat speakers that make the headband incredibly comfy, I wear them every night to listen to rain sounds (via Bluetooth) and my sleep has never been better.

Get the Acousticsheep SleepPhones for $99.95

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