21 Most-Pinned Problem-Solving Products
Looking for a bathtime distraction? Try a pad filled with waterproof paper so kids can doodle while you’re busy scrub-a-dub-dubbing.
To buy: $7, myaquanotes.com.
Magnetic Ironing Blanket
Wrestling with an unwieldy ironing board can put a wrinkle in your day. Instead, set this heat-resistant magnetic pad on top of your washer or dryer for a more seamless (and steady) ironing experience.
To buy: $15, improvementscatalog.com.
Pendaflex Divide-It-Up File Folder
Moonlight as the family event planner? Thought so. With three interior compartments (each with its own tab), this folder organizes everything from travel documents to school schedules.
To buy: $14 for 24, staples.com.
Need a hand containing the bathroom clutter? Let this playful rubber hanging caddy help organize your shower essentials. The nonslip “arms” can hold up to nine items including shampoo, soap box, and more.
To buy: $36, uncommongoods.com.
Every Drop Beauty Spatula
This silicone spatula was made for savoring every last ounce of your favorite beauty product. The long, thin arm can reach creams and gels stuck on sides or trapped in corners of bottles, jars, or odd-shaped containers.
To buy: $5, containerstore.com.
Curly Fry Cutter
Fries are delicious any way you slice them, but when they have an unexpected shape they’re much more fun to serve. This tabletop appliance magically transforms potatoes into restaurant-style curly cues with one simple crank of the knob.
To buy: $31.50, amazon.com.
Wet-Happened? Laundry Bag
This leak-proof laundry bag is perfectly sized for storing a wet bathing suit and promises to keep the rest of your belongings completely dry. (As if we needed another reason to take one last dip before heading home.) Available in two fun styles.
To buy: $18, containerstore.com.
The next time you whip up a small batch of guacamole, don’t worry about the rest of the avocado going bad. Just pop the half, pit-side down, into this storage gadget to keep the leftover fresh with no hint of browning.
To buy: $6, broadwaypanhandler.com.
Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector
Surely the world’s most charming smoke detector, the 6.5 inch Chick-a-Dee mounts to the ceiling and sounds an 85-decibel alarm (a sweet little chirp it’s not) when you need to fly the coop.
To buy: $79, amazon.com.
Steele Canvas Laundry Cart
This utilitarian-chic rolling hamper is for people who are serious about laundry. Made from commercial-grade canvas, it’s so sturdy that it’s in rotation at swank hotels—but it’s not too fancy for your old bathrobe. Size: 18 by 18 by 21 inches.
To buy: $195, oldfaithfulshop.com.
From slim earbud wires to bulky kitchen appliance cords, this spool-like organizer was made to keep any cord size in order. Available in multiple sizes and colors.
To buy: Starting at $2, apple-cores.com.
There might not be a way to limit the number of chargers in your household, but there is a way to make them easy to identify. Snap these sleek labels, which come with letter inserts, on cables and cords to eliminate I-think-that's-my-charger confusion.
To buy: $12 for three, buoytags.com.
No one will be complaining about any silk strands left on the corn on the cob this season. After husking, simply slide the corn through the bristles on this handheld gadget to remove all of the loose strands.
To buy: $8, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Applying make-up on-the-go is simple if you have the right accessories. Attach this razor-thin adjustable mirror to the back of your smartphone and you can apply eyeliner or lip gloss with a little more ease.
To buy: $10, zadroinc.com.
Hydro Bone Dog Toy
If you're hitting the park with Fido, be sure to pack the proper warm-weather essentials. Simply soak this rubber bone in water and toss it to your four-legged friend so he'll stay well–hydrated all day long.
To buy: $10, hugspetproducts.com.
Portion Control Dressing Cruet
No more soggy salad leaves. Mix your dressing right in this BPA-free cruet and then, with one gentle squeeze, a healthy two tablespoon portion will fill the top and cover your greens.
To buy: $10.50, amazon.com.
This compact tool provides an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional stapler by using a document’s own paper to keep up to four sheets together. How can this mini neon gadget possibly work? It cuts small strips of paper from each sheet and then binds them together in one swift motion.
To buy: $9, momastore.org.
Tovolo Better Batter Whisk
This handy tool won’t make taste-testers happy (uh-oh!), but it will make baking easy as pie (hooray!). The three-in-one silicone whisk acts as a beater, spoon, and scraper to quickly mix the ingredients and scoop every last drop of batter out of the bowl.
To buy: $13, surlatable.com.
Turn Sunday breakfast into a mini art project. Fill this squeezable bottle with up to three cups of batter and get the kids creating fun shapes and words.
To buy: $11, amazon.com.
Stackable Lunch Pot
Perfect for students and commuters, this space-saving microwaveable lunch box makes it easy to take your meal on the go. Simply pack, stack, and carry by its handy strap.
To buy: $24, uncommongoods.com.
Squirt Baby Food Spoon
Put your little one's meal into this three-ounce squeezable utensil for an easy one-handed feeding on-the-go. Got leftovers? Just pop on the matching top and save for later.
To buy: $10, booninc.com.