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20 solutions for solving annoying problems, from a phone-charging magnet to a reusable lint roller

You'll wonder where these have been all your life.

Between maintaining a busy schedule and juggling everyday tasks, you might find yourself looking for ways to make life easier. Thankfully, there are plenty of products out there that can help improve every area of your life, from your at-home experience to on-the-go struggles.

To resolve your day-to-day qualms, Real Simple Editor-in-Chief Lauren Iannotti recently stopped by TODAY to share a few game-changing products that can make your life easier. From a portable charging phone magnet to a pair of glasses with swappable frames, you'll be wondering where these simple solutions have been all your life.

Read on to shop game-changing must-haves that should make your life that much better, plus more genius finds.

As seen on TODAY | Simple solutions previously seen on TODAY | More simple solutions | How we chose

Simple solutions seen on TODAY

Aquapaw Slow Treat Feeder

For your pet that eats too quickly or your energetic pup that needs some distraction, this silicone lick mat is the perfect treat. The brand says it can be placed on any surface (and is swift to take off), and should extend how long your pet licks the treat from the pad. “It’s also great for dogs who hate baths, as it suctions to the wall and keeps them occupied while you get them clean,” Iannotti adds.

Revlon Oil Absorber

While setting powder comes in handy for setting our makeup, it can become a mess to travel with. One of Iannotti’s favorite solutions to combatting this issue is this volcanic stone absorber. “This oil absorber is made of real volcanic pumice and mimics a professional facial massage while eliminating excess oil on the spot,” she says. “It’s perfect for refreshing your makeup after a long day at work, touching up after an exhausting flight, or blotting and de-puffing a sleepy face in the morning.”

Cliffset Portable Cutlery

Ditch the plastic utensils. Instead, use these portable utensils that simplify work lunches and other quick meals. Inside the kit comes a carrying case and a cleansing spray so you can clean and transport them wherever you are. “It’ll keep germs at bay and ensure the interior of your case doesn’t get gross from errant food on your utensils,” suggests Iannotti.

Magna Fitness Towel

Gym aficionados will appreciate the practicality of this sunrise fitness towel. Not only is the color palette attractive to pair with your apparel, it effectively attaches to exercise equipment, stationary bikes and at-home. Plus, it claims to be extremely absorbent, fast-drying and swift to compact and store.

Casely Portable Phone-Charging Magnet

No matter if we are out and about or traveling, finding a compatible plug can be a difficult task. But this magnetic charging pod provides a solution you can take on-the-go. Simply place it on the back of your phone for it to charge — no wire required.

Pair Eyewear Swappable Eyeglasses

“The hassle of matching your glasses to your outfit is over,” says Iannotti. “Pair Eyewear’s customizable frames use lightweight magnets for thousands of personalized possibilities so you can rock a pair of frames as dynamic as you.” While these rectangular frames are a fan-favorite, choose from multiple colorways and styles to determine the right fit for your head shape.


Simple solutions and easy upgrades previously seen on TODAY

Shop All Day contributor Chassie Post previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to reveal some of her favorite simple solution items, from home to beauty.

Doonly Reusable Lint Roller

Post presents: The most stylish lint roller you've likely ever seen. It's small, reusable, great for on-the-go and costs less than $10. Unlike traditional sticky paper, there is a lint roller ball inside of this tool with a special adhesive that can pick up everything from crumbs to pet hair. Once fully covered, you'll only need to rinse it off in the sink before it is ready to use again.

Ruibo Baggy Rack Holder

When it comes to meal prepping and snack-packing, sometimes we could all use an extra hand. Post says she loves this kitchen hack during dinner time and that it's like "having your own personal kitchen assistant!" The clips on the arms are adjustable, she adds, so it can fit different-sized bags and they won't slip thanks to the holder's rubber base. They can also be used as drying racks for plastic bags, too.

Wine Wash Co. Wine Wash

After enjoying some wine, the last thing you likely want to do is hand wash your glass. If you've been too scared to place it in the dishwasher up until this point, Post found a simple solution to ease your mind. The Wine Wash acts as a safety arm, which helps keep your glass upright, secure and protected, according to the brand. Once you find the perfect location to place it, you can keep it there between washes, too. Plus, the Wine Washes come in a set of four, so you can wash multiple glasses at once after having company over.

Swair Showerless Shampoo

You’ve likely heard of dry shampoo already, but how about showerless shampoo? Post found a dry shampoo alternative that doesn’t require any water to help absorb oil and residue. You simply spritz, towel dry and then air dry or blow dry to freshen up your hair. According to the brand, Swair is formulated to interact with your hair in such a way that everything that you towel dry out actually leaves you with clean hair.

SharperImage.com Flip Pillow

The pillow you currently have on your bed is probably not as much of a multi-tasker as this one is. Post says this pillow from Sharper Image can transform into at least 10 different positions for sleeping, reading, relaxing and more. It features both a wedge pillow and a smaller rectangular pillow in one, which allows it to be used for pretty much anything. It also comes in both standard and queen/king sizing.

More simple solutions

Eva NYC Mane Magic Primer

This 10-in-1 formula acts as a heat protectant, detangler, strengthener and more for your hair. It can be applied to damp hair prior to detangling or styling, according to the brand.

Cync Reveal Smart Light Bulbs

Heading out on a trip or simply trying to save on your electric bill? These smart bulbs can be controlled via an app on you phone, so you can turn them off, on, dim or schedule them — even when you are not home.

Skylar Life Mold & Mildew Stain Cleaner

One Shop TODAY contributor couldn’t believe how well this cleaning gel worked — no scrubbing required. “I’ve since applied it to a few areas around my sink and the rest of my shower and remain impressed with how effortless and easy it is to use,” they said.

Wyze Outdoor Plug

Trying to make the most of your outdoor setup this year? This smart plug is made for the outdoors, according to the brand, so it can be used in areas that are exposed to the elements. It features two outlets that can be controlled separately, via an app on your phone.

Carpe Lotion Deodorant

Summer is heating up! Reviewers love this smart solution to summer sweat. The brand says it can be applied daily before bed to "instantly" reduce sweat.

Bumaco Chair Leg Covers

These leg covers come in sets of 40 in two sizes — small and large — and can be used on tile and hardwood flooring. They’re outfitted with felt on the bottom and can be washed with soap and water, according to the brand.

Candor and Class Belt

This ratchet belt is made from genuine leather, according to the brand, and since it clasps on the inside, you won’t have to worry about holes or cracks in your belt ruining your look. It comes in over two dozen different colors and 25mm and 30mm lengths.

Yamazaki Bag Holder

If clutter is taking over your closet, we found a hack to help clean it up. This hook system can organize hats, bags and other accessories you might not have space for and support a total of just over 13 pounds.

Lekue Microwave Pasta Cooker

Don’t have time to wait for the water to boil on the stove? This kitchen hack can fit full pieces of pasta and is designed so that you can wash, cook and drain your dinner without having to wash multiple dishes. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe.

How we chose

The Shop TODAY team spoke with some lifestyle experts, including Shop All Day Contributor Chassie Post and Real Simple Editor-in-Chief Lauren Iannotti, to gain insight into choosing the right and most practical problem solving items, as well as tips for proper usage.

We then scoured the internet and chose shopper-loved items that met the guidelines provided by the experts. We also shared a few of our personal favorites.