They are extremely unique products.
Some people think being weird is a bad thing. But the truth is, if you’re looking for stuff that can make your everyday life easier, sometimes you need to think outside the box. That’s what is so great about these weird products on Walmart or Amazon — not only are they irresistibly eye-catching, but they can actually make it fun to dive into all those boring chores you’ve been putting off for way too long.
Here at Perfectnote, we absolutely love trying out genius new products that help solve common household problems. While we haven’t tested out all of the ridiculously bizarre stuff featured in this list just yet, many of these items—including a multi-functional egg-cooker and a drain protector unlike any other—have been on our radar before and can definitely help change your life for the better.
From face masks that’ll make you look like Shrek to sticky goo that works like a charm when you need to clean your keyboard, these quirky but brilliant products are some of the best hidden gems lurking on Walmart or Amazon right now.
1. A stopper that keeps hair from clogging up your drains
Cleaning clogged drains is a chore that literally no one looks forward to, but the great thing about the TubShroom is that it takes care of everything for you. We love this drain protector and we’ve raved about it a lot because of how easy and effective it is to use. It fits inside virtually any shower drain and is designed to catch hair and other gunk every time you use the tub, but it won’t disrupt your water flow (unless you forget to clean it out every once in a while).
2. This unique board that makes it easier to fold clothes
Fans of The Big Bang Theory might remember seeing Sheldon Cooper use one of these bad boys to fold shirts with precise efficiency. It looks weird as heck, but this innovative clothes folder will totally change how much time it takes for you to fold everything up after you’re done doing laundry. Perfect for families and folks always on-the-go, this board can even be used to fold multiple articles of clothing at once, making a once laborious task a total breeze.
3. A foot peel that’s super gross to use (but so satisfying)
This exfoliating foot peel is probably the ickiest and most amazing thing that’ll ever happen to your feet. Basically, it removes dead skin and hardened calluses using a gel made from salicylic acid and lactic acid. Each box comes with a set of booties, which you wear for about an hour then remove, washing your feet off completely.
Here’s where things get wacky: Within about a week, all the coarse skin on your feet will literally start to shed off, just like a snake’s. Pick it off and voila! You’ll have smooth, ultra-soft skin unlike never before. It’s kind of disgusting, but a cult favorite among beauty lovers and so worth it, especially heading into sandal season.
4. This super fast and easy-to-use egg cooker
No matter which way you like your eggs, this efficient egg cooker can help you get the kind you want. It comes with multiple trays so you can make poached eggs, omelettes, and hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs to utter perfection in under 10 minutes. Made with an auto shut-off function so your eggs never overcook, this popular kitchen gadget is one of our favorites and is ideal for busy families and people with hectic schedules. Since it weighs less than a pound, it’s also lightweight enough to travel with and works well in dorm rooms.
5. A sticky goo that’s great for cleaning keyboards
Keyboards get so grotty over time, especially if you’re constantly using your computer. This reusable sticky goo is awesome for picking up all the dust, dirt, and debris that can settle in between the keys. Additionally, it’s just as effective for cleaning smartphones, cameras, car vents, and more. Because it’s a stretchy gel, it’s also really fun to play with if you have nervous energy or your hands are feeling restless.
6. This stainless steel tongue cleaner that helps eliminate bad breath
Nearly 3,000 shoppers on Amazon have tried out this stainless steel tongue cleaner and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Referred to as a “life-changing experience” by one reviewer, this scraper was designed to get rid of bacteria on the surface of your tongue, which can help prevent bad breath. It’s more effective than just a toothbrush because stainless steel is hard and resistant to bacteria, but it’s also gentler to use than plastic scraper. Plus, it’s curved, which makes it easier to reach all different parts of your mouth.
7. A 2-in-1 outlet cover that works as a night light
This outlet cover is unlike any other. That’s because it also functions as a night light and can help guide your way in the dark, especially for late-night bathroom runs. You don’t have to be an electrician to install this easy-to-use outlet cover, since it’s designed to just snap in place and works on most standard outlets, with no wires or batteries required. Each pack is available in a variety of shades and different styles, so you can find the type that best suits your style. One reviewer raved: “Perfect to light up the area so you aren’t running into furniture or the walls! And it frees up the outlet!”
8. This cult-favorite face mask that beauty lovers can’t get enough of
The name of this carbonated bubble clay mask alone is enough to get attention (so says my editor, anyway). But the real reason you’ve gotta try this blackhead-fighting face mask is simply for the experience. True, reviewers say it’s incredibly effective for cleaning and tightening up your pores, leaving a super clean, fresh feel once it’s all washed off. But this mask gets top marks from skincare aficionados because it bubbles up and makes you look like you just stepped out of a cartoon. There’s simply nothing else like it. In fact, it’s so much fun to use that it’s great for sleepovers and girls’ nights in when you just want to have a couple laughs, too.
9. A tangle-free way to store your earbuds
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost or ruined a set of perfectly good earbuds, but if I could estimate, I’d say it’s happened a lot. Given how important earbuds are for so much—listening to music during a workout, for example—the genius of this simple silicone earbud protector is considerable. Designed to work with most earbuds—including the best earbuds—this is lightweight, comes in a bunch of colors, and wraps cords up in a compact way so they never get tangled up, even if this protector ends up at the bottom of your purse or backpack.
10. This shower curtain that’s actually resistant to mildew
This mildew-resistant shower curtain is one of our favorites, and we’ve featured it before as one of the top products with a cult following on Amazon. It’s specially treated to prevent mold and bacteria from growing and is made from non-toxic, chlorine-free PEVA material, unlike other cheaper options available on the market now. Another thing that’s useful is that this liner comes with magnets at the bottom, so it stays in place on the inside of your tub, keeping water from spilling out while you’re in the shower.
11. A charcoal toothpaste that gets rid of surface stains
This charcoal powder works to pull of surface stains from your teeth through a process called adsorption and is naturally abrasive, but also to be expected because it’s charcoal. In the past, we’ve tested this powder out before and found that it may or may not work on a case-by-case basis, but that it’s definitely a lot of fun to try out because it’ll turn your mouth black (until you rinse it out, that is).
12. This toilet stool that’ll change the way you poop
This toilet stool caused a sensation online when it first came out back in 2014, and it’s not hard to see why. Featured on Shark Tank and The Howard Stern Show, the Squatty Potty will totally change the way you go about your bathroom business. Basically, it helps you squat, which relaxes your puborectalis muscle (and as a result, your colon) so you can poop without straining the way nature intended. In the process, the Squatty Potty can help relieve constipation and hemorrhoids, plus it’ll save you time in bathroom. One of our writers tested it out and raved about it. The only downside? Regular toilets will never feel the same to you again.
13. A stainless steel bar that makes smelly odors disappear
When you’re cooking with smelly foods like fish, onions, or garlic, it’s not unusual for the scents to stick around, and sometimes to even stick around well after you’ve washed your hands with ordinary soap and water. Enter: this stainless steel bar. All you have to do is rub your hands with it like you would a bar of soap and those pungent odors really do go away. Some reviewers have even used it to tackle B.O. and say it works better than regular deodorant.
14. A travel pillow unlike any other
Traveling and need a little shut-eye? Try the HoodiePillow. This inflatable travel pillow is made from sweatshirt-like material and has a little something extra that makes it better than the average travel pillow. It comes with an actual hood, which adjusts to your head size and can help block out light, noise, you name it. This also inflates, so it’s extra comfy, and when you don’t need it, and you can store it away with ease.
15. This natural light alarm clock for gentler wake-ups
The harsh light of day can feel especially rough when it comes on suddenly. Factor in a blaring alarm clock and it’s no surprise that most of us struggle to get out of bed in the morning. This alarm clock from Philips can make a world of difference, though, since it gradually emits light, simulating a gentle yet rejuvenating sunrise. One of our editors described the difference between using this and an ordinary alarm clock as “remarkable,” and said: “Now when the alarm sounds, I find myself able to actually get out of bed almost immediately instead of staring at my phone for a half hour while the rest of my body finishes trying to come back online. No more mashing snooze a half dozen times and then regretting it later.”
16. A skin cream made from actual snail slime
Nope, it wasn’t a typo, you read it right the first time. This restorative skin cream is made from actual snail slime. While it may seem completely icky at first, in actuality, snail slime can be fantastic for your skin, especially if you struggle with ultra-sensitive or acne-prone skin. Rich in copper peptides, snail slime has been linked to helping getting rid of acne scars and can help skin retain its moisture and elasticity. Totally weird? You bet. Worth trying if you have a troubled complexion? Better believe it.
17. This truly odd microwave cleaner that really works
Who is this mama and why is she angry exactly? That might be a mystery for the ages. One thing that definitely won’t be a mystery, though, is how good this wacky little device is at getting your microwave cleaner. We were surprised by how well the Angry Mama works at getting rid of hardened gunk when we tested it out. This invention, which uses water and vinegar to soften up chunks of food stuck to the inside of a microwave, is bizarre as can be, but definitely worth a try.
18. A set of handy grips so you can open literally any jar
Struggling to open stubborn jars? These durable jar grips can help you get a grip—literally—and open all your jars and containers. Available in three different shapes, these vary in design to help with certain containers. For instance, the teal square-shaped gripper is ideal for larger jars, while the red cone-shaped grip works wonders on smaller bottles.
19. These game-changing Japanese nylon washcloths
These Japanese nylon washcloths are designed to hit even the hardest-to-reach areas. Incredibly stretchy and coarse to the touch, these loofah alternatives can exfoliate your skin and slough away dead cells. Word of caution, they are rough to start with and require a little getting used to, but we consider these washcloths to be one of the best skincare products you can buy to get a softer, dewy complexion.
20. A special brush for detangling all your snarls
For hair prone to tangles, this brush that’s designed to detangle can be a tremendous help. Unlike ordinary brushes with bristles that work again hair and rip knotted hair through, this one glides gently through strands, unraveling them without causing damage to your hair or scalp. Reviewers say this brush is very kid-friendly too, so it works well for the whole family.
21. This clip-on strainer that’ll save you tons of cabinet space
Ever notice that normal strainers take up a ton of space? Not only that, but you have to actually pour steaming hot water over one while you balance it and make sure you don’t burn yourself in the process. It’s a lot of hassle. That’s why this clip-on strainer is so remarkable and one our favorite kitchen products for making life easier. You just have to put in place and you can cook around it and remove water with ease, saving yourself time and space.