20 Products For Anyone Who’s Ever Wished For A Third Hand

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1.A plate with built-in slots to hold your stemware at the next function.

Promising review: “They exceeded my expectations. They are attractive, sturdy yet lightweight. These will be great for informal entertaining in home, outside, or even poolside. The cutout securely holds a wine glass and the cocktail area is sufficient for cheese, fruit, and/or other nibbles.” —Cynthia J. Salim

Get it from Amazon for $15.55.

2.A thumb page holder that’ll actually make one-handed subway reading look appealing. (And take the strain off your fingers when you’re lying down on the sofa enjoying some SSR.)

Promising review: “I got this for my dad who reads a bunch but has arthritis. What a clever little gadget this is. He actually uses it every night when he reads, really enjoys it. I’m happy it made him happy and helped him. Good deal!” —renee

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

3.A wine rack for your bike if you’ve ever opted out of biking to a party because you weren’t sure where you’d store the goods.

Get it from oopsmark on Etsy for $34 (available in three colors).

4.A towel with snappable buttons so you can carry on with your daily routine without it unraveling and giving your neighbors across the way some full frontal action.

Promising review: “This towel wrap is, of course, intended for use by men, and I’m sure it works well for that purpose. However, I thought I’d leave a review for any other petite females who may be looking for something like this, as I was, and haven’t had much luck with the ones marketed for women. I was mainly looking for something that met two criteria: 1) didn’t have Velcro and 2) didn’t come down to my ankles. I’ve owned similar wraps in the past and was always aggravated by the way the elasticized part felt on my chest, mainly due to the velcro. It also tends to get ruined when washed/dried, damages other items that are laundered with it, curls up, etc. I found a few wraps for women that had buttons or snaps like this one, but they were all way too long for me. I’m 5’1″ and about 110 lbs. This towel wrap was exactly what I was looking for — it hits me at mid-thigh level, is thick but not heavy (I didn’t want it to be see-through but didn’t want to sweat while trying to get ready), is absorbent but soft, and it fits snugly but isn’t too tight.” —ally9

Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in 14 colors).

And find a hook-and-loop women’s version for $19.95+ (available in S–XL and in eight colors).

5.A splatter-proof cookbook stand that’ll beat having to hold open pages with your batter-covered hands.

Promising review: “This is one of my most used kitchen ‘tools.’ I have always used cans or other random objects to hold cookbooks open until I finally decided to get a cookbook stand. I did a bunch of research before finally landing on this one due to its cost, reviews, and the fact that it breaks down and can be stored. I’ve been using this for almost a year and still absolutely love it.” —Christina D.

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

6.A multi-compartmented apron to free up your hands while completing gardening and household projects. Best of all: You’ll always have your phone well within reach.

Promising review: “The apron is wonderful. I use it for gardening. It has numerous pockets of assorted sizes to hold tools. The large front pocket holds my iPhone 8+. The straps adjust easily to fit my smaller frame. It is made of high quality and is very durable. It arrived on time and well packaged. I’m extremely pleased with this purchase.” —Kelly Cross

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

7.A trash can that’ll open when you utter the words “open can.” (An incredible flex to try out on guests.)

Promising review: “This may have been the most expensive trash can I have ever bought and probably one of the most awesome purchases I’ve bought. You never realize how crappy the $12-20 trashcans are until you spend a little more on it and then you’re like ‘holy crap.’ Saying ‘open can’ when my hands are full is super helpful, but even better is just waving the can open. I do appreciate the fact that when you wave the can open, it stays open till you walk away.” —Ray Jordan

Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in three colors).

8.An Echo Dot so you’re always just an “Alexa” away from hearing your favorite Spotify tracks or getting the day’s weather forecast.

Promising review: “I had no idea I’d love Alexa so much — I wake up in the morning and she does the routine I’ve set up, and she’s so comforting and useful and fun overall. My husband and I played Skills trivia games for hours last night. If we had kids it would be even more super useful (kids workouts, stories, games) — we even had a goodnight story read to us by Alexa and it was awesome.” —Leah

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

9.A collapsible tool tote that’ll give every imaginable tool a home — a home that is not your hand.

Promising review: “This bag has enough room for a myriad of household and light-duty tools. I like the fact that the pockets are generic and various in size, and the inside walls of the bag have loops to store tools in vertically or snap items onto. The bag also comes with a removable bottom for durability and flexibility. I expect this bag will last for over a decade with any level of normal use. For the price it can’t be beat, and I would buy it again.” —Andrew

Get it from Amazon for $12.05.

10.A yoga mat strap to make that after-work run to class less of a burden on your body.

Promising review: “This was just the right carry strap for my yoga mat. I had been using a ribbon that I was tying and untying! The loops are adjustable to the size of the mat as you slide the ends on and off. Pretty simple to use.” —purpleonion

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

11.A selfie stick that’ll double as a tripod, because our hands have been known to fail us when it comes to snapping group photos.

Promising review: “This item is amazing and definitely a must-have for travelers! Whenever my family and I go out to travel and try to snap pictures as a group, this product’s ability to stand on its own and connect to my mobile to take our group pictures has been the best investment yet! We don’t need to look for someone to take our picture or worry that someone will be missing out on the photo…This selfie stick can offer more than just having to take pictures with friends/family, it can also serve as a cellphone’s holder for when I need to do videography (or even FaceTime/Skype/FB video call) by my phone.” —David Ren

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

12.A dip clip to make your next drive-thru experience a whole lot less chaotic, especially if fries are involved.

Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $4.80+ (available as a single or double dipper).

13.A treat dispenser you can suction to the wall to distract your dog while you attempt to give them a bath.

Promising review: “I used this to calm my hyper neurotic schnauzer during grooming. Poor little guy was abused by a groomer when he was young, and has been VERY difficult to groom ever since. I’ve long been on the lookout for anything that will help calm him. Can’t take him to a groomer anymore, because he gets so stressed out. Grooming can take hours because he is so nervous. This tool was amazing. I was able to use the electric trimmer to do his belly, back and hind quarters quickly with no drama! Going to try it with my other schnauzer during his bath. My advice is to use just a little peanut butter or wet dog food at a time. Very thin layer. That way the dog really has to work for it and doesn’t fill up and get bored. This is the best grooming aid ever! It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing!!!!!!!” —Jeannie

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

14.A phone stand with rotating mounts so you can use it in your car or bike — or hell, around your neck to watch Netflix — when your hands are occupied.

Promising review: “This thing is so useful and just makes me even lazier and obnoxious around the house haha! I just got it for using it next to my bed at night like in the pictures, but now have found many other places to use it. I set it around my leg while watching TV when I need to check my phone for updates or if I’m playing a game during the commercial breaks (even though I could fast forward through them). I use it as a stand on my desk next to my computer for the same reason. And I never thought I’d walk around the house with this thing on my neck, but I have no shame and totally did that. My family now thinks I am too addicted to my phone.” —Marvid

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

15.A hands-free dryer holder that’s completely adjustable to angle the stream just right while you style your hair.

Promising review: “I love this item. I had rotator cuff surgery in my shoulder and won’t be able to get my arm up enough to hold the hair dryer for maybe a year. This is my lifesaver when it comes to doing my hair by myself. Solid construction and easy to install. Holds my hairdryer and looks like it would hold most any other one. Be sure to install this at eye level or it will blow down on your head instead of toward you.” —Barbara Harvell

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

16.A monitor document clip so you can have up to 30 important sheets of paper for easy reference at your desk.

Promising review: “This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it’s right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle.” —Life Is Short

Get it from Amazon for $6.54.

17.A shower curtain liner with pockets to have your body wash and shampoos within reach without any clumsy shuffling.

Promising review: “This is the perfect solution for my tub/shower situation. We have no shelving, and showerhead racks tend to get rusty/caked with soap and have even fallen off. We’ve had this in the shower for three months now and it’s great. It holds all our bottles, razors, and bars of soap.” —Rachel B

Get it from Amazon for $14.

Read our full review of the shower curtain liner with pockets (#2).

18.A genius can opener mount that’ll make opening beers, jars, push-and-twist medicine bottles — you name it — a one-handed operation.

Promising review: “Absolutely necessary for arthritic hands. I had one in another house and used it constantly. When I came here, I had to rely on other types of openers. Not good. After struggling for a few months, I found it here on Amazon. So wonderful. One of the best and most used things in my kitchen. Accommodates from vinegar (small) to large (4”) pickle jars.” —J Jenkins

Get it from Amazon for $15.90.

Read our deep dive of the EZ Off Jar Opener.

19.An outlet shelf that’ll be perfect for propping up your home speakers or tablet while you bathe.

Promising review: “I was very surprised and pleased with how well constructed this is. The faceplates (one standard; one decor) are metal, so they provide more than adequate support for the shelf. The hole provided for cable passthrough should be large enough for most cables and cords.” —Sue

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

20.And a laundry backpack that’ll free up your hands to, IDK, throw some punches.

Promising review: “I needed two things out of a laundry bag: something that could fit three to four loads and something that was not just flimsy canvas or cloth. This checked both of those boxes. The bag is adorable in that it is made to resemble a punching bag (and I often show aggression toward my laundry as it is my least favorite chore) and has a durable PVC bottom so even when you set it on a concrete laundromat floor, it protects your clothes and holds up to wear and tear. Worth the price for sure!” —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (also available in brown).

Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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