30 genius home products you didn't know you needed

Banu Ibrahim and Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored
Updated Mon May 13, 2019

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 unusual 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 30 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 ($99.95; amazon.com)

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

Nest Learning Thermostat ($249.99; bestbuy.com)

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

Peralng Clip-On Silicone Food Strainer ($10.19, originaly $30.57; 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 ($12.61; 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

Tisha Corner Unit Bookcase ($106.19, originally $119.99; wayfair.com)

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

Amy Garden Weighted Blanket ($47.80, originally $70.80; amazon.com)

A strawberry huller that eliminates the need for a knife

Chef'n StemGem Strawberry Huller ($7.95; amazon.com)

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

Ithaca End Table with Charging Station ($99.99, originally $177; wayfair.com)

A 3-in-1 tool that splits, pits and slices avocados to perfection

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer ($9.99; amazon.com)

An automatic corkscrew that does the hard work at the click of a button

Rabbit Automatic Electric Corkscrew ($39.96, originally $49.95; crateandbarrel.com)

An ultraclear, touch-sensitive cover to protect your iPad while you cook

The Orange Chef Sleeve for iPad 25-Pack ($14.95; amazon.com)

A hanging fruit wall to keep your fruits and veggies fresh and separated

Fruitwall ($159; amazon.com)

An all-in-one attachment that measures, sifts and weighs dry ingredients

KitchenAid Flour Sifter and Scale Attachment ($94.99, originally $129.99; bedbathandbeyond.com)

A wine glass holder for the shower so you can sip your sauvignon while you scrub

Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holder ($16, originally $18; urbanoutfitters.com)

An adjustable rolling pin that evenly flattens dough to ensure uniform baking

Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin with Removable Rings ($19.95; amazon.com)

A reusable sandwich bag that's good for the environment

Stasher Medium Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag ($12; urbanoutfitters.com)

A vacuuming robot that picks up dust, dander and debris

iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuuming Robot ($349.99; bedbathbeyond.com)

A bowl with a hiding place for pistachio shells and olive pits

Joseph Joseph Double Dish Pistachio Bowl and Snack Serving Bowl ($13.86, originally $20; amazon.com)

A handheld milk frother so you can enjoy lattes anytime, anywhere

Handheld Milk Frother ($12; urbanoutfitters.com)

A big heating pad that you and your significant other can share

Serta Ultra Soft Plush Electric Heated Warming Pad ($29.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

A shower head that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Keenstone Shower Head with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($19.99; amazon.com)

A jewelry cleaner that will make your necklaces and earrings shimmer and shine

iSonic Digital Ultrasonic Multipurpose Jewelry Cleaner ($49.99; bedbathbeyond.com)

A safe way to clean your sharp cutlery

Joseph Joseph BladeBrush Knife and Cutlery Cleaner ($7.43; amazon.com)

A dog camera that tosses treats and has a barking sensor

Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing Device ($199, originally $249; amazon.com)

An indoor security camera that doubles as a baby monitor

Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Camera ($299.99; target.com)

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