10 Clever Gadgets That Make Everyday Tasks Easier

Don't work harder, work smarter. These brilliant gadgets will help you get started.

September 21, 2017

When you’re juggling work, family, and health, efficiency is key. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, so you can’t afford to waste time.

Fortunately, by working smarter, you can cut down on the time you spend cleaning, organizing, and kitchen prepping. These products should help.

1. Window Blind Dust Cleaner

You could dust your blinds with a single rag, but you’ll end up spending a ton of time on this relatively minor task. Instead, pick up one of these clever dusters and cut your cleaning time down dramatically.

Buy it from Amazon.

2. Cherry Shaped Toilet Brush Set

This is a cute design, but there’s added functionality, too; an extra brush lets you easily clean the hard-to-reach places on the edges of the bowl.

Get the brush set from Amazon.

3. Angry Mama Microwave Steam Cleaner

Stop using harsh chemicals to clean your microwave. Simply pour some vinegar and water into the Angry Mama Steamer, then microwave for seven minutes. The steamer does all the hard work, then you can easily wipe out the formerly stuck-on food with a paper towel.

Buy your own Angry Mama from Amazon.

4. iRobot Roomba Vacuum

Okay, the Roomba is pretty well known, but if you don’t have one of these robotic vacuums already, it’s time to upgrade. While you’ll still have to occasionally break out the mop, the robot takes care of most minor messes. If you’ve got pets, be sure to spring for one of the upgraded versions.

Buy your own Roomba from Amazon.

5. Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Magnet

To keep your home clean, you need to stay organized. Clear up any dishwasher confusion with this dishwasher magnet. Attach the magnet to your appliance, and you’re good to go.

Get your magnet from Amazon.

6. Zacfton Rotary Grindern Rotary Grinder

Quickly grate cheese, blend spices, and cut vegetables with this handy little grinder and mandoline combo. It’s dishwasher safe, so cleaning is easy, and you’ll quickly find dozens of ways to use it to save time and effort in the kitchen.

Get it on Amazon.

7. Microfiber Cleaning Slippers

Why mop when you can mull around the house in your pajamas? These are easy to clean, and they’ll give you an excuse to shuffle your feet on your way to your first cup of coffee. While you’re at it, pick up a couple of pairs for your kids.

Buy your own pair on Amazon.

8. VOFO Herb Scissors

Cut your fresh herbs evenly in a matter of seconds. These scissors simplify meal prep, and thanks to an included cleaning tool, they’re pretty much hassle free.

Get them on Amazon.

9. Snap ‘N Strain Colander

Made from high-quality silicone, this strainer snaps onto your pot, allowing for safe, easy, and efficient pours. It’s ideal if you’re working with limited counter space.

Get it on Amazon.

10. BUTEFO Kitchen Tools

Why get one kitchen tool when you could get eight? This set keeps all of your cooking essentials in one convenient place. With a spice grater, egg separator, cheese grater, can opener, squeezer, funnel, measuring cup, and egg masher, it’s pretty much everything you need to quickly cook a meal (other than, uh, food).

Get it all on Amazon.