7 Super-Practical Items From Amazon That Will Knock Your Socks Off With How Many Ways You Can Use Them

5 months ago

When it comes to finding the right tools, accessories, and gadgets for everyday life, Amazon is often the go-to destination for online shoppers. But did you know that many of these products have multiple uses that are not immediately obvious? From innovative holders to adjustable organizing containers, there are many super-useful items on Amazon that can surprise you with their versatility.

1. This flexible and adjustable phone holder is perfect for those who are always on the go and need a reliable device holder that won’t let them down. But what makes it different from other holders is that it bends freely into any shape, so you can use it to hold books, hook it on an airplane seat, or attach it to a treadmill, among many other options.

4.4 ⭐ out of 5

This phone stand is made from a sturdy and flexible metal that is encased in silicone. When you’re done using it, simply fold it or lay it flat for easy transport or storage in a laptop bag, purse, backpack, or pocket.

Alternative uses:

  • Use the silicone holder to hold your phone or tablet while using exercise equipment like a treadmill or elliptical machine.
  • Provide a hands-free viewing experience for children who often struggle to keep their phone or tablet in place while watching their favorite shows.
  • Use it to hold your e-book reader, tablet, or book while reading.

Promising positive reviews:
This is a super-versatile product! There are the obvious uses for cell phones, so I love that, but I can let the kids take it and use it for their electronics too. We’ve already used it for watching movies under the bunk beds and have plans to use it to set up a movie in our fort! I’ve also used it to read my book in bed! No more tired arms from holding the pages down!
Seriously, it has so many freaking uses, and it is super easy to travel with since it’s thin. And thankfully, it’s easy to clean all the kids crumbs and dog fur off of. Just a quick rinse, and you’re good to go! @Amanda

Of course, it works perfectly as a cell phone stand/holder, but I found another use! Keeping my toddler out of my pantry! I was searching the house for anything I could find, and seriously, this thing is perfect.
It easily bends into whatever shape you need. I can’t wait to find out what other uses I can get out of it, and I will need to purchase more! @Nicole Anderson

2. Have you ever accidentally slammed a cabinet door and heard the sound of your soul leaving your body? These clear rubber bumper pads can cushion the blow and prevent any damage from your clumsiness.

4.6 ⭐ out of 5

These pads are highly effective in keeping framed and hanging artwork securely in place, eliminating the need for the constant straightening of the frame. Additionally, they can serve as tactile markers for the visually impaired. And with 304 pads included, you’ll have enough to protect every corner of your home.

Alternative uses:

  • Place the rubber bumper pads on the bottom corners of picture frames to also prevent them from scratching walls and surfaces.
  • Stick them on the bottom of furniture legs to protect the floors from scratches and scuffs.
  • Place them on the bottom of speakers, subwoofers, or other equipment to reduce vibrations and sound reverberations.
  • Attach them to the bottom of electronic devices to prevent them from sliding and falling off surfaces.

Promising positive reviews:
I bought these specifically so new kitchen doors would not be marked by doors, so a couple of the larger dots to act as buffers between door handles and the units have worked perfectly.
But as with other people, I am already starting the process of covering my house with little sticky dots.
So far, other uses have been on the bottom of a chopping board (which didn’t have any ’feet’), which was perfect, and on top of a curtain pole to stop a window curtain from sliding too far along, which was also perfect.
What else I will find to do with more of these wonder dots is just waiting to be discovered.
As I said, AMAZING 😊 @Pauline

Working well. I am slowly going about the house adding bumper pads to EVERYTHING! First off, there was the office charge, to stop the missus from denting my desktop when she tucks in my chair, then there were numerous coasters, and I am sure there will be many more things. Excellent value overall, not the nicest presentation as you can see these were trimmed from a larger sheet. However, I would recommend. @richieloco

3. This pillow cup holder is a cozy person’s dream come true and is incredibly useful for beds, couches, and even cars. No more spills, no more searching for remotes or gaming controllers—Sofa Buddy has got you covered.

4.7 ⭐ out of 5

In today’s world, we all have so much stuff—remote controls, multiple pairs of glasses, glasses of water, cups of coffee—and it can be a real hassle to keep everything organized and within reach.
That’s where Sofa Buddy comes in!

Equipped with hidden weights within the coaster holes, this holder ensures a strong and stationary hold for all of your items. Plus, the bottom of each coaster hole features hard plastic pieces that ensure your beverage can rest on a 100% horizontal, flat surface.

Alternative uses:

  • Use the pillow couch cup holder in the car to hold drinks and snacks during road trips.
  • Make use of it as a bedtime snack tray to have a glass of water and a little snack nearby while you’re in bed.
  • It is ideal for your book-reading sessions.

Promising positive reviews:
This couch buddy is perfect. I used to live a life of spills, stains, and the deep, crushing loss of many remote controls. Many a drink have fallen on my couch and soaked the innocent. NO MORE!!
This Couch Buddy is just that—a great friend in a time of need and a hero we all deserve. I was a bit skeptical about its ability to keep spills at bay, but after much testing and experimenting (SCIENCE and mainly my kitten jumping around and on it), I can say I am a true believer in its power to hold drinks and remotes. IF GOD HAD A COUCH, ONE OF THESE WOULD BE ON IT. @E. Wells

I liked everything about it. There are more than enough slots of different dimensions to store items, and they are the perfect size. Worth the money spent on this item. I am very happy with this purchase. I have recommended it as a wonderful gift for any occasion. @Amazon Customer

4. Swimming pool noodles are a versatile and practical solution for various needs. These cylindrical foam tubes can be used as garage door bumpers, trampoline spring guards, toddler bed rail guards, door stoppers, wreath forms, and even as a simple solution to keep your boots in shape. The possibilities are truly endless!

4.5 ⭐ out of 5

Don’t let their name fool you — these noodles are much more than just pool toys! Each package contains 2 noodles, making them a convenient and cost-effective option. Plus, they are incredibly easy to store and don’t damage easily.

Alternative uses:

  • Cut up pool noodles and use them as dividers or protectors for items in drawers or closets.
  • Use them as corner protectors on furniture to protect children from sharp edges.
  • Use them as a material for a wide range of DIY projects, like costumes or decorations.

Promising positive reviews:
Cheap as chips. I bought them to glue to the side of the garage, so I don’t smack the car doors off the walls. It works like a charm. @Stevie H

used these inside a fitted sheet to stop my toddler from falling out of bed after transitioning from the crib. I’m sure they are excellent for swimming too! @Carolyn E

I can’t review them as a swimming aid because I use them under the sheet in bed for my son to act as a bumper, and for that use, they work really well. @margaret Glaze

5. Say goodbye to traditional plastic wrap and hello to a more eco-friendly and convenient solution. These reusable silicone lids are designed to stretch and mold to fit containers of all shapes and sizes, making them the perfect alternative for busy households.

4.3 ⭐ out of 5

These reusable silicone lids come in various sizes to fit most containers, from bowls and glassware to jars and even oddly-shaped fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cantaloupe. With a set of 12 pieces, you’ll never have to worry about mismatched containers and lids again.

Alternative uses:

  • Utilize stretch lids as a cover for plates to keep food fresh in the refrigerator.
  • Use them to cover cups or glasses to keep insects out when enjoying drinks outdoors.
  • When traveling, stretch lids can also be used to cover food containers, preventing any unwanted spills or leaks.

Promising positive reviews:
There’s a strong possibility that, long term, these have saved my marriage. My husband is unable to use cling film without ripping it like a Neanderthal, which prevents anyone coming to the roll after him from pulling a neat strip. Now we’re using these instead, and that annoyance is gone.
The sizes are excellent—the smallest goes over a small can of sweet corn, the largest goes over my salad bowl, and there are many uses in between. So far, they’re washing well—a quick sudsy rinse in the washing machine, and they’re done. They stick on well, are easy to stretch, and fit neatly. Best of all, they may be making a small contribution toward saving our planet and wildlife from cling film in landfills. @Lucy Melton

These are really great! I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I love them — they’re so handy! So many different sizes come in the pack, so I can always find one to fit my tubs, plates, cups, bowls, etc. There’s even a tiny one to fit your mugs. You know when you’ve got left-over beans in a mug in the fridge? This is perfect for that!
Also, I use the tiny one when I’ve used half a lemon. It fits over the open end of the cut lemon, so you can pop it back in the fridge. When you fit them on, just lift the edge to squeeze out the air, so your food stays fresh longer. It saves on cling film and tinfoil. Highly recommend. @Amanda

6. Did you know that Styrofoam balls can elevate your cake decorating game to the next level? These white foam balls are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of crafts. Not only are they affordable, but they also allow for experimentation without the fear of costly mistakes.

4.3 ⭐ out of 5

You can create pin cushions, decorative garland, wreaths, and so much more. The package includes 20 solid polystyrene spheres in various sizes, providing you with ample materials to bring your creative vision to life.

Alternative uses:

  • Use the foam balls as a base for floral arrangements, like centerpieces or wreaths.
  • They can be utilized for party decorations, like paper mâché piñatas or hanging decorations.
  • Use them as a base for costume props, like heads for animal or monster costumes.

Promising positive reviews:
These are game-changers for cake decorating! After learning how to make the bubble effect using these, it has opened up a whole new style of modern cake design. Easy to use, love the variety of sizes in this pack, and superfast delivery. Highly recommend! @pammyA

These were perfect for a school project I needed. This is a great product! I got them to do a school project for my child, and she had to paint them. They turned out great. I totally recommend these A+. @Missy H.

7. Who would have thought that a tackle box could make a great snack container? And indeed, you don’t have to carry a bunch of different containers with you anymore, which usually get scattered around your bag. Its adjustable compartments make it perfect for organizing small items, from fishing gear, beauty supplies, pills, crafts supplies, and tabletop gaming to bobby pins and hair ties.

4.6 ⭐ out of 5

With the ability to create 3–18 adjustable compartments, this tackle box offers versatile organization options. And the locking clasps are incredibly secure, ensuring that there is no chance of improper closure and subsequent leaks.

Alternative uses:

  • For road trips, picnics, or outdoor activities, the tackle box can be used to keep a wide variety of snacks easily accessible.
  • Use it to organize and store small hobby items, like model-building supplies, stamps, and coins.
  • For those who enjoy DIY projects, the tackle box can also be used to store small tools like screws, nails, and bolts.
  • It can be transformed into a compact and organized first aid kit for home, car, or outdoor use.

Promising positive reviews:
Not just for fishing tackle... We filled these boxes with all sorts of candy, from chocolate bars and sugary snacks to hard candy, and gave them away as Christmas presents. A two-for-one in my book because once the receiver has finished off the candy, they have a nifty storage box. I liked how the dividers are removable for different-sized storage spots. The clasp on the boxes worked well, and the overall box was sturdy. @kidathrt

Outstanding product.
I currently use 2 of the 4 packs as tackle boxes. I have one set up for just weights, swivels, leaders, and hooks. The other is what I use for jigs, soft plastics, and hard plastics. It works exactly as intended, and the modular compartments are satisfactory. While it isn’t as fancy as some of the more expensive stuff out there, it works well, fits reasonably well for what I need, and is rugged enough when paired with my dry-bag backpack.
I’ve used them for a few months with no complaints and have traveled to and from Belize (fishing there quite a bit!) for fishing excursions and have had no issues.
10/10, would buy or use again.
As it turns out, these are also perfect for packing up smaller electronic accessories (battery chargers, cables, etc.) and putting them into a carry-on bag in a more organized fashion than throwing cables and chargers into a bag. Who’d have thought it? Another success! @600Gillaspie

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