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Amazon's secret overstock sale section is packed with problem-solving products, starting at $6

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The secret's out. (Photo: Amazon)
The secret's out. (Photo: Amazon)

We LOVE a good deal. Every week, we spend hours combing the internet for the very best products at the lowest prices to share with you. But there's only one thing that makes a deal on a product even better: it solves a problem.

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You probably already know that Amazon is loaded with items that meet both criteria. What you might not know is that Amazon has a secret section with awesome overstock items that you can get at a serious bargain. It's packed with everything you need, but we've zeroed in on the items that can simplify, clear up or just make your life a little bit easier — all at a massive markdown.

We searched through hundreds of products — from vacation-saving gadgets to quirky items to make lounging more relaxing — and picked out our favorite items. Scroll down for hidden gems to help out around the house.


O C T A V O Electric Mini Garlic Chopper

$10$28Save $18
$10 at Amazon

This electric chopper is rechargeable and comes with a glass jar that holds about one cup (8 oz).

If you dislike mincing garlic or chopping veggies, you really can't beat the deal on this chopper.

"I was so tired of mincing garlic and ginger my hand and i was equally tired of having to clean garlic presses," shared a rave reviewer. "This is the perfect solution! i thought a mini food chopper was so extra, but its perfect. I don't know why we don't all use these! its easy to clean and allows you to chop as little/much as you like to get the perfect size you're looking for. this is the best purchase I've made in a while."


IAMPDD Self Stirring Mug

$10$22Save $12
$10 at Amazon

Made with stainless steel, this battery-operated cup holds 15 oz of liquid and stirs itself with just a touch of the button.

Whether you like hot powdered drinks or you don't like your coffee to settle at the bottom of the cup (we're looking at you, French press coffee drinkers), this takes all of the sweat and tears out of stirring your beverage. It's made with stainless steel and plastic and has a little battery-operated spinner in the bottom of the cup to keep things from getting stagnant.

"Powerful enough to create a suction, hurricane like funnel and nicely stir up the liquid in the cup," wrote a rave reviewer. "I'm using it for some herbal tea mixed with honey and it requires constant stirring to avoid the herbs from settling at the bottom of the cup, this spares me the constant stirring with a spoon...Above all, it could be a great gift to someone you like, as well as being a good conversation piece!"


Haundry Collapsible Bucket

$23$33Save $10
$23 at Amazon

This bucket holds 7.4 gallons but it collapses for easy storage thanks to the flexible thermoplastic rubber.

If you've spent any amount of time in a garage or basement, you know how much space a bucket can take up. This one shrinks down to a quarter of its size and slips nicely into small storage slots.

"I needed a bucket that I could collapse down for storage and this was the perfect fit," shared a happy shopper. "The handles remind me of a picnic basket but they make it sturdy when carrying it filled with water. The drain plug makes it easy when emptying in a sink. It seems to have a good seal as I have had any leakage from it."

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Zulay Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest with Drip Pad

$6$15Save $9
$6 at Amazon

This utensil rest can hold up to four spoons, knives or brushes while you're cooking to help keep your countertop tidy. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.

This gadget takes a spoon rest to the next level. Designed as a place to put your messy utensils while you're cooking, it has an extra large to catch all the drippings and there are four slots for all the wooden spoons and brushes you need to pull off dinner.

"Great for cooking big meals!" wrote a rave reviewer. "I have the single utensil holder that’s glass and looks cute, but when cooking big meals for friends and family I was laying down napkins and just dirtying the stove top without having a place for stirring items and scoopers and whatever else I’m using for cooking. This has been GREAT for getting rid of that problem! I will say, things like curry will stain it. But it also stains a lot of other plastic items so that’s on me for not thinking ahead. Otherwise, easy to clean, I can easily hold 4 utensils while cooking on 4 burners, and adds a pop of color to the kitchen! Hands down best thing in my kitchen to have."


HZMENG Automatic Drink Dispenser

$10$15Save $5
$10 at Amazon

This drink dispenser fits in most bottles. It offers hands-free dispensing featuring a battery-operated touch trigger and pump to draw up liquid and pour it.

Say goodbye to spills! This clever automatic drink dispenser lets you pump drinks from bottles instead of pouring, which is a game-changer for people who have trouble lifting big jugs of beverages. The tap and straw contraption fits into most bottles and features an automatic trigger for hands-free dispensing — just push the edge of your cup against it and the liquid flows.

"Absolutely love this product," wrote a five-star fan. "It is so very helpful for my elder mother who struggles with pouring. This is so great for anyone with Parkinson’s, stroke or after surgery and you can’t lift heavy items, amazing for children also. I can’t say enough about this product."


MOPMS Toothpaste Dispenser Wall Mount

$7$8Save $1
$7 at Amazon

This toothpaste dispenser squeezes out a dollop of toothpaste onto your toothbrush, hands-free.

This wall-mounted dispenser promises to eliminate the problem of messy tubes of toothpaste. The dispenser turns the tube upside down and, with a push of a lever, it squeezes out toothpaste onto your brush, hands-free. According to Amazon shoppers, this little gadget has the power to prevent messes and save relationships.

"I bought two (his and hers)," shared a happy shopper. We've been using these since November and they are fantastic! Stays securely attached to the mirror and is easy to use. My husband has left side weakness from a stroke and does not have use of his left hand. He loves how easy it is to load toothpaste onto his toothbrush without any help. So happy with my purchase and would gladly recommend!!!"


G-TING Dish Drying Rack

$14$27Save $13
$14 at Amazon

Heat- and rust resistant this foldable dish rack fits over the kitchen sink for small spaces and easy storage.

Perfect for small kitchens, this dish drying rack saves counter space by using the sink to catch dripping water. Bonus: it rolls up for easy storage.

“Ooooh, I scored big for Valentine’s Day this year!” wrote a doting husband. “My wife loves it. She likes order in her kitchen, and leaving things on the counter to dry is horrific. This little baby is easy to store and unroll for use, and enables one to keep all dishes/pots/pans over the sink. It can be a good space-saver by allowing you to use the area above your sink. Also works well as a cooling rack. So easy to use, and yet so enabling.”


Makerstep Over the Sink Colander

$13$19Save $6
$13 at Amazon

This adjustable strainer colander expands from 14.25 to 19.5 inches to fit perfectly over your sink so you can rinse your vegetables or drain your pasta with ease and less mess. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.

Anyone who has ever made pasta knows how easy it is to make a mess and lose your noodles when you drain pasta with a colander. This strainer fits perfectly over your sink to prevent wet messes, thanks to the adjustable design.

"Where was I without a sink strainer?" asked a happy shopper. "Instead of getting those dumb bowls with holes out, this makes it so easy to dump veg and fruit into this and run the sink hose over it. It's been a few weeks, but I'm getting lots of use out of it."


JHSSN Clothes Storage Bag

$37$73Save $36
$37 at Amazon

Made with waterproof Oxford cloth, these storage cubes have a clear vinyl window, a steel frame to help hold their shape for orderly storage, and a zip closure for easy access.

The end of summer means we'll be swapping out our summer bedding and clothes for cozier items. If you're short on closet space, these Oxford cloth storage cubes keep things compact and out of the way when you don't need them.

"Ordered these to store bedding, blankets, comforters, etc," a satisfied shopper shared. "I previously stored those items in the plastic zip packaging that new sheets and quilts come in, but I had so many and they were scatter in our storage room and in various closets. Now they're all together and still protected and easily available. Love the see-thru front with two-way zippers on the front and the top. They can be a bit heavy and unwieldy when fully loaded, but they seem sturdy and hopefully will last a long time for what I'm using them for."


TOGETRUE Plastic Bag Holder

$8$17Save $9
$8 at Amazon

Made with cotton and polyester, this bag can dispense more than just plastic bags.

This bag is designed with two openings and a loop at one end for easy hanging. You can use it for plastic grocery bags you want to reuse — or anything else that needs corralling in your house.

"I love these bags!" reported one enthusiastic shopper. "Very strong cording & material, excellent sturdiness. And it holds a lot of bags. What I love most is the bottom allows me to pull one out, but isn’t allowing bags to fall to the floor."


BAGAIL Double Layer Inverted Umbrella

$20$25Save $5
$20 at Amazon

For sun or rain, this inverted umbrella stands up on its own and is made with heavy-duty fabric that's both durable and blocks UV rays.

Not only is the umbrella made for the rain (it's never too early to prepare for the rainy season!) but it's also designed to provide shade from the sun and block damaging UV rays.

"Sitting in full sun with temps in the 90's, I found it to be very comfortable sitting under this umbrella," wrote a happy shopper. "I am typically bothered by heat and my husband not so much. The first Sunday that I used this umbrella I was cooler than he was using a regular umbrella."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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