Your Daily Routine Just Got a Lot Better With These 10 Outside-the-Box Products

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10 months ago

Shake up your routine while solving your daily dilemmas. And these clever products can surely help you with that. Nothing could ever be perfect, though. And the world’s oldest known customer complaint (which, by the way, dates back to ancient Babylon) only proves that. So we’ve prepared the ultimate research, laying out the pros and cons of these gems, leaving it for you to decide!

1. So simple yet so efficient: It could be raining cats and dogs out there, but your feet will be perfectly dry with these shoe covers. They don’t interfere with your style and can be conveniently stored, even in your pocket.

The sole of this product is extra-sturdy and made of rubber. For additional protection, there is a waterproof layer inside them.

Pros:

  • These little thingies consistently get the job done.
  • Easy to take with you.
  • Look minimalistic.

Cons:

  • The size needs to be carefully selected.

Promising reviews:

  • Exactly what I was looking for. It doesn’t flop around when I walk, and it stays on my feet well. Good grip and it seems sturdy enough to wear in a pinch. It rolls up surprisingly easily given the treads, and fits in a quart-sized ziplock bag. The plastic feels like raincoat material. — Hayden
  • These were spectacular for a rainy day of sightseeing in NYC! I got a pair for myself and a pair for my 9-year-old daughter. They kept our feet totally dry while sloshing through the puddles in the streets. We heard numerous people commenting on them; everyone thought they were an awesome idea and wondered where we got them.
    We were doing so much walking that we didn’t want to wear rain boots because they wouldn’t be comfortable for all that walking. So we wore our comfortable shoes and wore these covers over them. These are also a great idea for kids to wear over their shoes to school on rainy days. My kids don’t want to wear their rain boots all day, but their regular shoes would be soaked. I’m getting them for all my kids! — ZMomUtah

2. Futuristic and space-saving design: These 4-legged elastic self-adhesive hooks will help you declutter your bathroom, kitchen, living room, and office. They can securely hold toothbrushes, towels, razors, wire plugs, phone and computer cables, pens and pencils, keys, and much, much more!

These silicone holders are equipped with an extremely sticky pad that holds firmly on smooth surfaces, such as marble, desks, plastic, wood, glass, metal, rubber, and tile. Will work well if installed correctly.

Best way to do it:

  • Ensure that the surface is clean and tidy.
  • Tear off the sticker.
  • Fix the hook on the wall.
  • Press it for 1 minute.
  • Let it be for more than 24 hours.
  • Enjoy!

Pros:

  • Look original.
  • Multifunctional
  • Easy to use.
  • Waterproof and rustproof

Cons:

  • It could be sturdier in some cases.

Promising review:

  • I really like these because they’re different, colorful, and cute. They also take up a small amount of space in the shower. I specifically wanted them to hold razors or a toothbrush in the shower, and they’re perfect.
    The setup was easy: just clean your surface, remove the adhesive backing, and stick it to the tile or wall. I got the 6-pack to split between two bathrooms, and they’re perfect. I can see these being multipurpose and handy for many other things. — Lauren R.

3. Reversed angle of problem-solving: It’s not just the don’t-get-wet part that is cool about this product. You don’t have to worry about what to do with this umbrella with a self-standing option after you’re done using it. And it has a one-touch auto-close feature — so the comfort is overwhelming!

The self-standing option comes into play when the umbrella is closed, making storage incredibly neat. It practically takes up no space at all.

Pros:

  • Your hair doesn’t get caught in it.
  • Prevents you from getting wet.
  • The umbrella can stand on its own.
  • Using it is a breeze.

Cons:

  • Could be a bit heavy for some people.

Promising reviews:

  • There is so much well done with this umbrella and features I never knew I’d enjoy: An inner layer that keeps your hair from getting pulled, opening slow and closing fast (that’s so useful when the thing is wet), perfect size, so you really don’t get wet, good weight distribution (you can let it hang over your shoulder, and it will stay). And self-standing is cool too. It is a bit heavy, so your arm gets tired after a while, but I would buy it again. It’s totally worth it. — kris
  • Love it! Nice and big, feels very sturdy!! I am ready for some rain!! — Not gonna tell you

4. Undoubtedly stress-saving: This product will make most parents sigh with relief cause there will be no need to rewash a pacifier over and over again. And you will not lose it along the way. The clip holder is soft and flexible, which makes it easy for a baby to move around.

This pacifier clip is made of silicone and will not get moldy or rusty. And it is easy to wash. That makes it safe for your baby to chew on it. Stays on really well.

Pros:

  • Safe
  • Comfortable to use.
  • Serves its purpose.

Cons:

  • Slightly heavy for some babies.
  • Could offer more flexibility.

Promising reviews:

  • Momma of 5 here! These are the best pacifier clips I have purchased! Wish I had only bought these ones.
    Durable silicone, easy to clean, flexible, so it won’t pull the pacifier out of the baby’s mouth, won’t snag and rip baby hair, and super cute colors! Will be buying more of these! Great product!! — Chris
  • I absolutely love this pacifier clip. It stays on really well and is super easy to wash since it is just silicone. My baby chews on it quite a bit, and it’s nice to know that it won’t get moldy, damp, or smelly from all his drool. 100% recommend. — Booklover

5. Very handy product and in a funny form: This nicely constructed egg holder will keep your eggs in one piece. You can bring it on a camping trip or use it at home. Either way, it will work simply great.

This product makes egg storage much more organized and ensures their safety during transportation. Made of durable, dishwasher-safe plastic.

Pros:

  • Versatile use
  • Durable
  • Compact

Cons:

  • The containers are not stackable.
  • They are not leak-proof.

Promising reviews:

  • These fit modest eggs to big fat old hen eggs with no problem. I have a variety of hens, from young, small egg pullets to old hens that lay really big, round eggs twice a week. I find these to be great for holding my eggs of different sizes and helping me keep track of the age of the eggs in a safe, compact way. These are better than I expected. Easy to open and close. — marcia
  • Bought this for camping to keep the eggs from getting broken. Works great and doesn’t take up much space. — Lola Jidas

6. Extraordinarily thought-through: We promise you will get the hype over this little octopus of a holder after you first try it. Sticks to pretty much anything flat.

The product is compatible with most mobile phones. It is quite thick and can protect the camera in case of a (highly unlikely) fall.

Pros:

  • Sticks to any flat surface very well.
  • Easy to install on your phone case.
  • Protects the camera.

Cons:

  • It can happen that the grip isn’t very good. A customer shared a nice tip for this case: run it under hot water, and it will be stickier than ever.

Promising reviews:

  • As a content creator, you need this. Period. So convenient for quick videos.
    I’m not exactly sure how long it will stay stuck to the back of my phone, but only time will tell. So far, it’s Great! BUY IT!! — Watermillion
  • This sucks in a good way, lol. It suctions/sticks on most surfaces, and there are a variety of colors to choose from. I mainly bought it to use on the airplane instead of propping my phone on a phone case or something else. I would recommend it because my little one likes to play with the sections and the colors are cute. — LAD

7. Special-purposed and totally worth it: This product will transform any beverage (cola, juice, or whatever you like) into a fresh slush in just a couple of minutes. So take your favorite drinks and go nuts!

This gizmo itself is made of food-grade silicone. The condensate is built-in and has a shelf life of 18 months. All parts are non-toxic, so it is safe to use.

How to use:

  • Put the slushie maker in the freezer.
  • Keep there for 4–5 hours.
  • Then pour into it any drink you like.
  • Squeeze it.
  • Enjoy the delicious smoothie!

Pros:

  • Easy exploitation
  • Cool gift

Cons:

  • The product doesn’t hold a lot.
  • Could be a bit tough to clean.

Promising review:

  • This cup is absolutely amazing. I never leave reviews, but I have used this cup so much that my son is obsessed with it. Yes, you can only use it once, and then you have to freeze it again, but that’s how it goes. It literally takes any drink and turns it into a soft slushy. I plan on buying two more just to be able to make another one if I want. — amanda marino

8. Compact design with full-blown functionality: This 2-in-1 screen cleaner product should be in every purse or backpack. It consists of a sprayer (with the alcohol & ammonia-free special liquid) and a wiper. With it, you can get the most out of your fave devices.

Make smudges disappear before your very eyes in one quick motion. The microfiber cover of the device combined with the spray cleans gently but on point. The product comes in different color variants.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Its compact design allows you to take the product anywhere.
  • Reusable: You can take out the spray bottle and refill it.

Cons:

  • Because of its compact size, it holds a small amount of liquid.
  • The scent of the spray might not be to the liking of everybody (but you can always replace it).

Promising reviews:

  • Cute colors, kinda small, but they do the job. I love them for my laptop, TV, phone, and tablets. They come apart very easily for refilling. — Vanessa G (Colorado, USA)
  • If you hate looking at a smudged-up screen, this product will be an incredibly gratifying one for you. It’s super convenient and easy to use, and the size and portability make it possible to keep all of your screens cleaned without fuss. — Health and Beauty lover

9. Terrifying looks but impressive results: This purple whitening toothpaste will remove the stains from your teeth. And a handy bottle is very convenient to use.

The manufacturer used a special color-correction technique, which is why the paste is purple. It efficiently neutralizes the yellow base color and restores the brightness of your teeth.

Pros:

  • Really works.
  • The product has a very gentle formula.
  • Makes your breath fresh.

Cons:

  • The color of the paste is not for everybody.

Promising review:

  • I don’t write many reviews, but I had to review this! I was skeptical and saw a few different choices, but at the mid-level price, I figured I’d give it a shot.
    I forgot to take a before pic of myself, so I used my son as a model. This was day 1, and I can immediately see a difference in both of us! I’m excited to keep using it and see the progression! — D. Hutton

10. Endless cuteness goes hand in hand with practical design: This boba tea pouch is a shape-shifter! You can use it as a regular pen case, a stand-up organizer, or even a purse.

To adjust the height, just pull the top down to adjust the height of the case. The product also has small pockets inside for various purposes. This holder comes in a variety of pastel colors, and the prints are all different. Can definitely be a perfect and useful gift for your loved ones.

Pros:

  • Can hold a lot of pens and pencils.
  • Good-looking
  • Easily folds into a shorter version.
  • Very versatile

Cons:

  • Not for every pen/pencil length

Promising reviews:

  • This is so cute! It looks durable, and it’s very sturdy. I’m very satisfied with my purchase. — AstridUPR
  • Fits about 26 pens and markers. I think it’s the cutest case, and the standing feature was definitely one that was needed. — Sarahy Fuentes

We hope our picks will infuse fresh excitement into your daily ways. And come back for more, because you can never have too many products that can make ordinary things more remarkable.

Bright Side gets commissions for purchases made through the links in this post. Reviews could have been edited for length and clarity.

Preview photo credit Morgan Benick / Amazon, Mo / Amazon

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