43 ridiculously helpful things you'll be so glad you bought


Have you ever felt a sense of regret after making a purchase? A 2015 study found that the two most common causes for buyers remorse were (1.) the purchased item didn't live up to the buyer's expectations and (2.) the buyer didn't use the item as much as they expected to. These are feelings most of us can probably relate to. (I know I can.) The products on this list, however, will instill the exact opposite feeling. You'll use these ridiculously helpful products all time. And not only will you not feel that sinking feeling of remorse, you'll actually be glad you bought them.

These Amazon finds range from simple but genius inventions that solve life's little problems (hello bread-bag saver) to brilliant products that can help you view something in a whole new way (see: the home organization workbook). Each one is uniquely helpful, and highly reviewed.

So, if you're looking to spend your money wisely while making your life easier, scroll down to start shopping.

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01. The thick cleaning pads you can use all over your home

Simply wet them with water, and you can use these cleaning pads all over your home on practically any surface. They're gentle enough for everything from leather to marble — without leaving behind any scratches. The added thickness means they'll last longer than competing scrubbers, and you don't even need to use any cleaner with them.

02. A pack of bag cinches you can use over and over again

Tired of losing the ties that come with your bread bags? Just grab this pack of reusable cinches. The bright colors make them easy to find in your drawers, and the teeth on the inside create a non-slip grip that won't shake loose. Plus, many reviewers raved about how they're easier to use than twist ties.

03. These headrest hooks for more storage in your car

By installing these headrest hooks in your car, you'll be able to hang your purses and backpacks up and off of the floor. They also work great for grocery bags, since each hook is able to hold up to 18 pounds. You can even use them for wet umbrellas that you want to keep off your seats. Grab them in two colors: black or beige.

04. A ventilated container that helps keep your produce fresh

It's not always easy to eat your fresh ingredients before they go bad, so why not keep your produce in this container? The vent on the lid regulates the flow of oxygen to help maintain the proper environment for your ingredients to stay green, and the crisping tray wicks away moisture for added freshness.

05. This pan organizer you can use on counters and in cabinets

Able to hold up to five pans, this organizer is your answer to your messy cabinets under control. You can use it upright or horizontally, mounted or unmounted. It even comes with all the necessary hardware you do choosing to mount it to your walls. Grab it in two colors: bronze or chrome.

06. A ridiculously cute & useful 10-in-1 tool

It looks like an animal-shape keychain but it's so much more. Use it as a screwdriver, bottle opener, or wrench. Choose from three designs: shark, dog, or hippo.

07. This 4-pack of journals with built-in sticky notes

For less than $4 each, get four spiral-bound notebooks, each with a pen and multiple sizes of sticky notes integrated into the design. "A great value for people like me who like tons of lists and organizing," one customer raved. Choose from a range of colors and even two sizes.

08. A soothing scalp massager that you can use in the shower

Add your favorite shampoo or conditioner to this scalp massager, and you can use it to scrub away dirt and grime from your head while you shower. There are no batteries required, so you won't have to worry about water damage — and the bristles are made from durable silicone.

09. The drink carrier that won't splash or spill while you walk

Walking around with a glass full of water or a mug full of coffee can be risky because it can often splash out of the container. To help prevent that from happening, transport your drink from one room to the next with this genius carrier. It essentially uses gravity to keep the liquid inside your cup while it's swinging on the surface by preventing lateral acceleration. Pretty cool, right?

10. A daily planner without any dates

When you have an undated planner, you can use it no matter what year or month it is — and this one has enough pages for up to three months. There's a sleek pocket on the inside of the cover where you can stash quick notes, and each notebook comes with 629 colorful bonus stickers.

11. A budget planner with pockets that'll keep your bills organized

If you're specifically looking to organize your budget, this planner has space for tracking your savings and bills, as well as help you plan for bigger spends and holidays. There are enough pages for up to a full year of planning, and it even comes with 12 pockets to keep all your important papers together. "I love this little thing. I'm able to track my spending and do an at-a-glance thing without getting on my phone or logging into any bookkeeping software," one buyer wrote.

12. A pillow spray that can help calm your mind at bedtime

Just give your pillow a few spritzes of this calming spray, and it can help calm your mind so you can fall asleep at night. It's formulated with a relaxing blend of lavender, chamomile, and vetiver, and many Amazon reviewers wrote about how they were able to fall asleep faster. One person noted, "This works great for me! I spray it a few times on my pillow and fall asleep fast and sleep good all night!"

13. The putty that keeps your hands busy while your mind works

Studies show that fidget toys like these tins of Thinking Putty can help you focus when you're feeling distracted. These are multicolored and metallic — and according to reviewers, the colors change depending on how the light hits them. Many reviewers also wrote that the putty is soft and has "great stretch."

14. These amber bulbs that don't produce any blue light

Bulbs that produce blue light waves can interrupt your body's natural sleep cycle, which is why these amber bulbs are designed to produce zero blue light. They're great for nurseries and bedrooms, and the warm light tone can even have a mild repellent effect on some insects.

15. A nonstick copper frying pan that comes with a durable glass lid

For under $30, you can buy this 8-inch frying pan that comes with a lid — and they're both great quality. The copper pan is lined with a nonstick interior made with smooth ceramic and titanium, and it's free of PFOA and PTFE. It's also made with an aluminum alloy body that distributes heat evenly. The lid, on the other hand, is made with durable glass that's heat resistant. Collectively, they're bestsellers on Amazon.

16. A wine glass holder that you can use in the tub

Don't risk spilling your glass of wine as you relax in the tub — just keep it safely upright with this glass holder. The strong suction cup attaches to any non-porous surface (glass, mirrors, tile, and more). Plus, you can also use it to hold coffee mugs or even shampoo bottles.

17. The desk lamp made with 10 brightness levels

With 10 brightness levels and three color modes, it's easy to customize this LED lamp to just how you want it. It's also super easy to place wherever you need it, thanks to the long gooseneck arm and clamp. Choose from white or black.

18. A silk pillowcase that helps reduce tangles in the morning

Silk creates less friction against your hair than cotton, which means this silk pillowcase can help reduce morning tangles. It's available in dozens of rich colors to match your bedroom, and the hidden zipper prevents your pillow from sliding out. The best part? It's available in over 20 colors.

19. This water flosser that's completely cordless

Not only does this water flosser come with four tips for a custom clean, but it's also completely cordless which makes it easier to use. The waterproof design means you can use it in the shower to save some time getting ready in the morning, and it's easily charged via the included USB cable.

20. A dough press that makes bakery-quality cookies

Baking cookies? Instead of molding them into cool shapes by hand, give this dough press a try. It comes with stainless steel disks that have various patterns carved into them so you can press cookies in the shapes of butterflies, hearts, snowflakes, and more. Simply add dough to the container after adding the template of your choice, and then press the handle until the dough comes out.

21. The tool that can help you remove unwanted facial hair

If you're looking for an easy-to-use hair remover that doesn't rely on harsh chemicals, make sure to check this one out. Simply insert the tool against the facial hair you want to remove, and then turn the silver handles on each side. The hair will instantly be plucked away. It's also completely reusable since there are zero blades or batteries to replace.

22. A kit with all the tools you need to shape your brows

Not only does this kit come with all the tools you need to shape your brows, but it also includes a waterproof eyebrow pencil that you can use to fill them in. Each order comes with a convenient travel pouch so that your tools stay separate from the rest of your suitcase, and the razor blade is made from stainless steel.

23. The device that dices, slices, and spiralizes veggies

Chopping vegetables can be tedious, whereas using this vegetable chopper is easy and quick. The interchangeable blades are made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and each order comes with 6 that you can use to spiralize, grate, slice, and more. It's completely BPA-free, and there's even a collection bin underneath for added convenience.

24. A stainless steel finger guard for preparing snacks

If you have a habit of accidentally cutting yourself in the kitchen, try keeping your fingers safe with this stainless steel guard. The fit is adjustable, depending on how large or small your digits are — and the tip holds your ingredients in place as you chop them up.

25. Theses silicone trivets that double as hot pot grabbers

Looking for a trivet that's easy to clean? These ones are made from durable silicone that's flexible enough to use them as hot pot grabbers. The non-slip exterior on each means they also work great as garlic peelers or jar openers, too. Grab them in six different rich shades.

26. A brush that gets into tight nooks and crannies

The grime on your shower and window tracks can be difficult to clean with regular scrubbers, so use this narrow brush instead. The bristles are extra-long so that they can reach deep into tight nooks and crannies, and they're made from tough nylon that's resistant to fraying.

27. These heel sleeves infused with moisturizing gel

When your feet are dry and cracking, just slip these heel sleeves on before you go to bed for one week. They're infused with moisturizing gel that's chock-full of nourishing vitamin E, shea butter, and aloe vera. Plus, they're designed to fit most feet.

28. A broom specifically designed for pet hair

Rugs, tiles, windows — you name it, and this pet broom can get rid of any pet hair tumbleweeds rolling throughout your home. The telescopic handle makes it easy to reach distant dust bunnies underneath your furniture, but you can also use it as a squeegee.

29. This whitening toothpaste made with activated charcoal

Vegan as well as cruelty-free, this toothpaste is made with activated charcoal that helps detoxify your mouth, leaving you feeling fresh. The formula is completely free from any sulfates, fluorides, or artificial sweeteners, and many reviewers saw whiter teeth after just a few uses.

30. A towel that'll cool you down in hot weather

Keep yourself comfortable when temperatures rise with this cooling towel. Simply soak it in water, wring out the excess, and then drape it on your body for up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit of cooling action which lasts three to four hours. Choose from nine colors and patterns.

31. The onion chopper that contains tear-inducing vapors

Chopping up onions quickly becomes a tedious, tear-induing chore, so give this chopper a try the next time you're making dinner. It's made from BPA-free ABS plastic, while the blades are made from stainless steel. Each order comes with five blades so you can get everything from slices to tiny chops in a snap. The entire chopper dissembles for easy cleaning, and it even comes with a bonus peeler.

32. A pack of reusable wraps and bags that help keep food fresh

With this convenient set, you've got options when it comes to how you want to store your food. The zippered baggies are great for packing snacks in your lunch, while the silicone lids stretch to fit a variety of bowls and cans. You can also use the beeswax wraps to cover bowls or package sandwiches — and since everything is reusable, it can even help save you money.

33. The travel pillow with a built-in neck support

Whereas most travel pillows rely on padding or air to support your head, this one is designed with a built-in support system to help prevent your head from flopping over while you relax. The support is flexible so that it can sit comfortably against your shoulder, and the fleece fabric wrap is breathable so that it doesn't leave you feeling overheated.

34. A wooden block that uses bristles to hold your knives in place

This knife block is unique because the two-tiered wooden unit is filled with thin bristles bunched together so that they can hold utensils of just about any size in place. The bristles are easy to pull out if you need to clean them, and the entire look is sleek on your counter. "Liked it so much, I bought a second one!" one customer wrote.

35. This foot cream that helps prevent further moisture loss

Regular lotion isn't specially formulated for your feet like this cream from O'Keeffe's. The added allantoin helps it penetrate deep into tough skin, and it even helps prevent further moisture loss throughout the day. The powerful moisturizer currently has over 8,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

36. A mini handheld vacuum that's perfect for tiny messes

It might not large enough to clean your entire home, but this handheld vacuum is great for spot messes, stairs, or even tight corners that a larger machine can't get to. It runs for 25 minutes on a single charge, and it's small enough to tuck into a drawer when you're not using it. It even features a washable HEPA filter.

37. The acupressure set that can help soothe away pain

You only need to relax on this acupressure mat and pillow for about 20 minutes every day, and it can help ease your mind while simultaneously soothing sore muscles. Using the set can even help improve your sleep and stimulate blood circulation. Plus, many reviewers wrote about how it helped with their lower back pain.

38. A facial scrub you can use all over your body

Most scrubs aren't versatile enough that you can use them on your face and body — except for this one. It's cruelty- and alcohol-free, and the combination of aloe vera, manuka honey, walnut, vitamin C, and more helps moisturize your skin. You can also use it to help reduce the appearance of your pores, or even just for removing blackheads.

39. An anti-skid jar opener with sturdy rubber edges

Sometimes, opening a jar can be hard. That's where this nifty jar opener comes into the picture. It's lined with eight rubberized grips to help you open jars of different sizes with ease. Whether you're trying to open a container of pickles or peanut butter, this gadget will have you covered. It's available in three colors, and you can clean it in the dishwasher.

40. These glasses that block blue light from your screens

The blue light emitted by electronic screens can cause eye strain over time, so use these glasses to keep your eyes safe. The frames are lightweight so that your ears don't grow sore, and the lenses also help reduce glare. They're rated for UV400 protection, but they aren't polarized.

41. This dish-drying rack that helps save space

If your counters aren't the largest, use this dish-drying rack; it rolls out over your sink to help save you space. The unit is made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and you can even use it as a trivet for hot pots and pans. The ends are tipped with silicone to help stop it from sliding around, and the entire rack is completely BPA-free.

42. A balance disc that gets your core engaged

Just put this balance disc on any chair, and it'll force you to constantly engage your core in order to remain sitting upright. You can also use it as a quick floor cushion in a pinch, and it can even help improve your posture over time. Grab it in three colors: grey, black, or wasabi.

43. These knives that curl your butter for easy spreading

Unlike regular butter knives, these ones feature holes along the blades that let you curl your butter as you slice it, making it easier to spread on your toast and bagels. There's also a serrated edge on each one so that you can use them to cut items other than butter — and they're all made from rust-resistant stainless steel.