15 genius home products you didn't know you needed

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Thu September 13, 2018

By now, you may have a list of products your home needs to make it the perfect welcoming, cozy and inviting space. Your list might include luxurious bedding sets that make dozing a real treat, grown-up cooking essentials that take your culinary chops to the next level, or cleaning products that can handle your heavy-duty deep cleaning sessions. And while you've already got your work cut out for you when it comes to refining your abode, we have a few more product suggestions we think will soon top your list.

These aren't your run of the mill pots or pans; they're more of the unique variety -- like a splatter guard that makes cleanup after cooking a breeze, or an alarm clock that can wake you up gently, the way the sunrise would. These stellar, but often overlooked, goods can offer genius solutions to everyday problems around the home.

We've rounded up 15 innovative products that you can shop now. Once you break these into your everyday routine, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

Stackable mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons that can prevent clutter

Joseph Joseph Opal 9-Piece Set ($50; bloomingdales.com)

A Frywall that protects your stovetop from oil splatters, making cleanup a breeze

Frywall Splatter Guard ($21.95; amazon.com)

No-spill wine glasses that prevent messy (and hard to clean) accidents

Aura Glass, Set of 2 ($59.95; amazon.com)

A sunrise alarm clock that wakes you up naturally in the morning

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock ($97.99; amazon.com)

A thermostat that can learn your habits to help you save energy and money

Nest Learning Thermostat ($249.99; bestbuy.com)

A clever (and cheap) bag resealer that can keep food from going stale

FreshETech Air Lock Bag Resealer ($9.50; touchofmodern.com)

A clip-on strainer that makes one-pot cooking easier

Peralng Clip-On Silicone Food Strainer ($9.98; walmart.com)

A trash can that makes recycling easier by separating trash from recyclables

simplehuman Dual Compartment Trash Can ($199.99; amazon.com)

A high-tech air purifier that can help you breathe easier at home

Molekule Purifier ($799; molekule.com)

A heavy-duty scrubber that can change surface texture with hot or cold water

Scrub Daddy, Pack of 4 ($14.99; amazon.com)

A sliding storage rack that can fit in the nooks and crannies of your home

Yontree Gap Storage Tower ($29.99; amazon.com)

A space-saving bookshelf that fits perfectly in the corner of your living room

Tisha Corner Unit Bookcase ($74.51; wayfair.com)

A weighted blanket that can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer

Amy Garden Weighted Blanket ($70.80; amazon.com)

A strawberry huller that eliminates the need for a knife

Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Huller ($6.95; amazon.com)

An end table that doubles as decor and a charging station for your devices

Ithaca End Table with Charging Station ($93.99; wayfair.com)

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed prices at the time of publication.