Between family, work and hobbies, we all live busy lives. It just seems like there isn’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on our to-do lists. Many of us would gladly purchase products that would help us save time and just make life easier in general. There are many cool inventions out there, but which ones are worth your money? Here are a dozen items we like and think could fit in with your busy lifestyle.
1. Amazon Echo
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I personally own an Amazon Echo and it’s a fun and awesome item to have. It works off of Wi-Fi and plays music, gives the time, answers questions and gives sports scores, weather and traffic updates. She also gives horoscopes and lucky numbers and has a built-in exercise program you can use. You can also use it to operate your lights if your home is properly set up. I use Alexa (as she is called) as a timer. She’s also great at entertaining the kids, as she plays animal guessing games and can even make farting sounds! Price: $179.99.
This cute 20-ounce crock-pot doesn’t cook anything, but it keeps your food warm while on the go. You can have a satisfying, healthy meal at work. You can take soups, stews and chili wherever you are. Just plug it in and you’re good to go. It’s great for work environments where you have to wait in line just to use a microwave. Price: $24.99.
I haven’t ironed my clothes for years because I have a steamer function built into my dryer, but for those of you who don’t have this feature, this handheld steamer is the next best thing. Just plug it in and in two minutes, you can dewrinkle not only clothes, but bedding, drapery and furniture upholstery as well. This steamer is quick, fun and portable, so you can look great wherever you are. Price: $29.99.
Want to relax and read a book while eating your lunch or having coffee, but can’t quite seem to hold the book and your food? This hands-free book holder makes it easy for you to enjoy your coffee or lunch break. You’ll avoid damaging your book as well. Price: $8.99.
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You haven’t truly shopped unless you’ve come home with a trunk full of stuff. That’s my motto, and if that’s yours as well, then you need this grocery bag holder. This oval-shaped holder allows you to carry several bags at once, so you don’t have to go back and forth and make 20 trips from the car to your house. Get one for each hand and you’ll look like a pro! Price: $3.99.
It’s scissors, it’s tape, it’s scissor tape. This handy device combines scissors and tape, because usually you need both together, and it always happens that you can find one but not the other. This is a great item to have around for Christmas gift wrapping or scrapbooking. Price: $8.99.
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This is a great idea for carpenters and do-it-yourselfers. This magnetic wristband allows you to keep nails and screws on your wrist without having to keep them in your pocket or on the ground, where you can step on them. The canvas attaches with Velcro and contains internal magnets to hold metal with ease, so you can finish that project quicker. Price: $13.99.
This is an ingenious idea, and perfect for those with kids. If they’re like mine, they’re always opening the bag of cookies or chips the wrong way and everything spills out. You could use those chip clips, but resealing the bag will keep contents fresher. Just run the bag re-sealer along the edge of the bag and it creates an airtight seal in just seconds. Price: $8.99.
Working on a huge construction project and don’t have the money to buy seven different saws? You don’t have to with the Rotorazer saw. This amazing tool is seven saws in one. All you have to do is switch out the blades and you get a totally different saw. You get a hand saw, tile saw, jigsaw, circular saw, band saw, miter saw and hack saw. Price: $159.95.
10. Boot dryer
This may or may not be useful for you, depending on where you live. For me personally, my family and I live in rain boots throughout the winter, so a boot dryer would be a godsend. Putting boots in the dryer, tears up boots, plus it doesn’t dry the inside. Just stick your boots on this handy dryer and they’ll be dry and toasty for your outdoor adventures. Price: $39.99.
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Just about everyone loves a fun-filled day at the beach. What we don’t like? Bringing sand home with us. Keep the sand where it belongs with this sand free beach bag. This bag is not only stylish, but useful as it features a mesh weave that sifts sand and dirt out the bag. This results in less cleanup when you get home. It also has a pocket for valuables, so you can enjoy the beach worry-free. Price: $29.99.
This invention is great if you have kids and they’re not sure if the water is hot or cold. With this LED attachment nozzle, the hot water turns red and the cold water is blue, so you can easily see the temperature. This handy product can help prevent burns. Price: $3.99.
These products don’t just look cool; they can improve productivity and help you do tasks quickly, which in turn makes life easier. We can all use things that save time and reduce stress. Which of these items do you find useful? Which ones are you putting on your wish list?