In an age of informercials galore, we are constantly being thrown these supposed “miracle” products that apparently make our lives better, more complete. For instance, now that I have a ShamWow and “say WOW everytime,” I’ve solved the world’s problems. This dizzying array of constant false and fantastical information is mind boggling, not to mention disorienting. Thankfully, diamonds in the rough exist.
There are a few precious infomercial items that have found their way into my home. And I have welcomed them with open arms.
1) The Snuggie
In high school, I bought my boyfriend and I matching red Snuggies as a joke for Valentines Day. My relationship with him may have not lasted long, but my relationship with my Snuggie is a success. The informercials are positively absurd (for example, I would never wear mine out in public), but lazing around the house in one? Yeah, I’m into that. Hopefully I don’t look as crazed as the dude below, however.
2) Wonder Hanger
These special hangers saved my life my first year in the dorm. Having far too many clothes, I was unsure of how I would fit them all into my tiny dorm closet. These hangers not only allowed an amazingly larger amount of space, but also helped to keep my clothes organized. To actually be able to see all of your clothes is a gift within itself.
3) Foodsaver Food Vacuum Packaging Machine
I feel like this one little machine solves so many kitchen problems. It makes it easy to store food, keep it fresh, as well as helps transport food when need be. So long plastic containers and mismatched lids!
5) Mr. Clocky
Okay, so I don’t think that this product is really even on an infomercial, but it’s the kind of product that should be. So therefore I am including it. This little gizmo is pretty cool if you are one of the many who struggle to crawl out of bed in the morning. This alarm clock will assure that you get out of bed. It actually jumps off of your nightstand and wheels around your room making noises until you stop it. Sound annoying? It is. But it gets the job done.