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15 Genius Products That’ll Hack Everyday Life

Published on: Nov 12, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
products that'll help you hack everyday lifeLara Antal

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re all about life hacking. Aka, making things a bit easier, saving precious time, and saving some hard-earned money. To strike gold, we did some digging. Well...we researched products that are life-hacking pros.

And these definitely fit the bill. They’ll help ease your everyday routine. They’ll end some frustration (like when you watch a new pimple arise justtt after your skin clears). And they’ll totally be worth their price tag. Psst...everything is under $75.

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collapsible over the sink drying rack for dinnerware
A collapsible dishwasher rack that’ll sit over the sink for drying…

Introducing your new favorite space-saver. It’s got a built-in utensil caddy and lots of strength to support heavier pots and lids. You can pull it out once the dishes are washed and then stow it away once everything is dry. ($45, Food52)

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grout marker to clean bathroom floor grout
A grout pen to restore your bathroom floor to its original look…

Meet the adult version of coloring. This pen will tackle grout that won’t seem to brighten even with intense scrubbing. Now all you gotta do is stay within the lines. ($8.99, Amazon)

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fabric shaver to de-pill clothes, bedding, and towels
A fabric shaver to revive old clothing, bedding, and towels…

Goodbye, tiny little pill balls. It’s time to breath new life into some of your favorite sweatshirts and pillowcases. Plus, it’ll help you save money in the long run when you don’t need to replace home linens. ($50, Goodee)

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car seat gap filler to place around the seat belt catch so things don't fall down the gap
A seat gap filler to prevent your cell from sliding down into the dark abyss…

Because once it’s gone, you have to send a search mission in to pull it out. This cushion will fit around the seat buckle catch to fully block the gap. No receipt, French fry, or hair tie left behind. ($22.99/set of 2, Amazon)

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pimple patches to help heal breakouts
A pimple patch designed to stop zits in their early stages…

Once you notice one forming, clean the area and apply a patch. The microdarts will dissolve to release formula directly into the skin. So the healing process can begin. And you won’t be stuck picking at your face late at night. Yep, we do it too. ($29/8 patches, ZitSticka)

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detergent drip cup to prevent detergent spills in laundry room
A detergent cup holder to end the dripping mess that occurs in the laundry room…

No more splashes or sticky fingers. These holders will sit under spouts to catch detergent that sneaks out. Aka, smart fixes to tiny problems. ($10/set of 2, Uncommon Goods)

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car handbag hook to hold bags
A handbag hook that attaches to your passenger seat headrest…

So your bag doesn’t go flying when you round a corner. Now you’ll have a place to hang grocery bags and coats. Because your purse looks better right side up, not upside down on the floor. ($6.99/set of 2, Amazon)

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dog booties for off-terrain walking in snow, mud, and on rocks
A pair of dog booties for snow, salt, mud, and rocky terrain…

You’ve got shoes on, so why doesn’t your pup? The sole mimics the structure of a dog’s paw pad so your pet can comfortably run around while you hike or enjoy a snowy landscape. They’re durable and water-resistant for every type of adventure. ($50.36+, Chewy)

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glossier gelly cleanser for dirt and makeup
A face cleanser that can also be used on dry skin to remove makeup…

It’s perfect for sensitive skin since it’s made with the same agents found in contact lens solution. So yes, it’s actually gentle. And it won’t make skin feel tight or dry. Win. ($9+, Glossier)

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washing bag to catch microfibers from clothes during washing cycle
A washing bag that filters out microfiber pollution from entering rivers and oceans…

So when you wash clothes made from synthetic fibers, those fibers won’t escape into pipes. It’s an eco-friendly way to keep your clothes clean. And our waters even cleaner. ($35, Celsious)

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layered necklace clasp so you can wear up to three necklaces at once without tangling
A layered necklace clasp so you can stop yours from tangling…

This way you can layer two or three necklaces together without creating a giant knot. This clasp will keep ‘em separate. And will make putting them on even easier. ($14+, Gilded Sapphire Studio on Etsy)

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suede boot brush for scuff marks
A boot brush made for suede shoes that have scuff marks…

It’s got four sides: one for heavier marks, one for lighter marks, one for rounded corners, and one for hard-to-reach crevices and grooves. It’ll make your favorite pair of fall boots look like new. ($6.99, Amazon)

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dishwasher basket for baby bottles and pacifiers
A dishwasher basket for baby bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers…

So you won’t have things loose while it’s running. This basket will keep things neat and tidy. And so you won’t lose a valuable bottle top when your little one is hungry and crying. Phew. ($9.99, Amazon)

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vitamin c serum for dark spots and rough texture
A vitamin C brightening serum for dark spots…

Due to hyperpigmentation from acne scarring. Or from sun damage. It’ll smooth fine lines and rough texture, too. Just call it a skin savior. ($36, Hyper Skin)

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spackling kit for wall hole repair
A spackling kit to fix small holes when you decide it’s time to move…

The kit includes a tub of spackling compound, self-adhesive patches, a putty knife, and a sanding pad. So you won’t totally regret that gallery wall you hung years ago. Time to get that security deposit back. ($11.89, Amazon)

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly


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