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20+ Simple Yet Brilliant Designs That Will Divide Your Life Into Before and After

A pizza box design that transforms into a table, an umbrella stand with locks, reversible benches, and a foot button for calling the elevator — these things prove that outstanding designs don’t always have to be something big and monumental. These small things are real game-changers as they’ll divide life into moments of before and after.

Here at Bright Side, we know that the little things matter, and if you’ve ever struggled with something in your daily life and thought to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way to do this,” this article is for you.

1. A pizza box that turns into a tray for eating in bed

2. “My hotel in China has a card to give to your taxi driver so you can find your way back.”

3. These chairs at a ski resort restaurant have room for your gloves, helmet, hat, etc.

4. This was designed so you don’t get wet while turning on the shower.

5. This pizza box in Japan that has a handle in the middle to keep the pizza flat

6. This hotel’s mirror tells the weather.

7. “My roommate’s spatula has a stand so the bit that touches your food doesn’t touch the counter.”

8. This umbrella rack has locks and keys to keep your umbrellas safe from thieves.

9. This hotel clock has displays on 3 sides.

10. “The sewing kit at my hotel came with the needles pre-threaded.”

11. “My hotel in Odesa (Ukraine) tells you which day it is by changing the elevator carpet every day.”

12. “My hotel shower has a light to let you know if it’s too hot or cold.”

13. This airport bathroom has lights to show you which stalls are free.

14. “This elevator at my university has foot buttons.”

15. This furniture hardware is sorted by step rather than by type.

16. My work continues the paint lines up the wall to help people park.

17. “The toilet at our new house has a built-in, smaller kid seat.”

18. These public benches are reversible so you can choose to look at people or boats.

19. This pill bottle lid tells you when you last opened it.

20. This baby store has different surfaces to “road test” the strollers.

21. “This door in my hotel bathroom can close off either of 2 doorways.”

22. Scented and unscented soaps in a nice restaurant bathroom

23. This airplane sleeping mask has different sides depending on if you want the flight attendant to wake you up for meals or not.

24. This fence is shaped to create seating.

25. “My tub of protein has a scoop that sits at the top so you don’t have to dig for it.”

26. “The toaster oven at my parents’ house has a button for ’a bit more.’”

Do you have any cool things that make your life easier? We’d be happy to see your pics and comments in the section below!

Preview photo credit BostonPizzaCanada / Youtube