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Amazon's secret overstock sale section is packed with problem-solving gadgets, from $5

The secret's out and we're here for it. (Photo: Amazon)
The secret's out and we're here for it. (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.

Xerhnan

Xerhnan 4-Tier Stackable Small Shoe Rack

$7$15Save $8
This shoe rack is stackable so you can add a shelf when you add shoes to your collection.
$7 at Amazon

If you're tired of digging through a pile of shoes to get out the door every morning, this stackable shoe rack should relieve you of a few headaches. It has already solved a few problems for nearly 5,000 rave reviewers.

"This little gem has been a life saver!" reported a five-star fan. "I've become quite a shoe collector, I was running out of space. This was the only spot I had left! It was super easy to put together, not flimsy at all. Looks like I have room for a couple more pairs of boots."

ALLWIN-HOUSEWARE W

ALLWIN-HOUSEWARE W Allwin Housewares Premium Silicone Set of 2 Cooking Tongs

$7$17Save $10
These tongs come with a silicone tip so you don't scratch your non-stick cookware or ruin your food before it lands on your plate.
$7 at Amazon

Tongs are the unsung hero of the kitchen. Flip frying chicken with ease or serve noodles without making a mess, there's a lot this gadget can do — and 24,000 shoppers rave about it.

"These work great especially on my pans that I don’t want to scratch," shared a five-star fan. "I have had them for about a year and they are still both holding up well and I use them almost daily."

GreenPan

GreenPan GreenPan Reserve Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 5 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set

$152$300Save $148
This set includes a 2-quart saucepan with a lid, a 10” frying pan, and 2.8-quart sauté pan.
$152 at Amazon

Non-stick cookware is not meant to last forever and if your set has seen better days, this is an incredible deal on GreenPan pots. They're made with non-stick ceramic so everything you cook slides out of the pan.

"I have been using the GreenPan Padova Reserve 10 piece set for about 6 months and these pieces are a complete game changer," shared a happy home cook. "I ordered this larger sauté pan because the 2.8 quart size included in the set wasn’t quite big enough for my family of 6. This one is the perfect size, and is wonderful as expected! I used to cringe when I thought about cooking eggs (and just about everything else!) because cleaning the pans was such a nightmare…but not anymore. This is how cooking and cleaning should be!" After 6 months of use I haven’t had any issues with foods sticking, and all of my pieces still look brand new. I can’t recommend these products enough!

GILLAS

Gillas 2 Pack Soda Can Organizer Rack

$20$28Save $8
This can organizer is stackable to accommodate just about any cabinet or pantry.
$20 at Amazon

If there are soda drinkers in your house, this can organizer can be a serious storage game-changer.

"Works for 12 oz cans and can be stacked on top of each other or be 2 separate organizers," reported a five-star fan. "I use it in my fridge and it keeps it neater than trying to stack them and is a great space saver. I started using one in my pantry to hold 10.5 ounce cans of soup."

Bell Dream

Bell Dream Bell Dream Ice Cube Tray with Bin and Lid

$5$11Save $6
This ice cube tray comes with a bin and tongs for easy serving.
$5 at Amazon

If your fridge doesn't have an ice maker or it just doesn't make enough ice, this tray with a bin, lid and tongs will have ice ready for you when you need it.

"These ice are great for when I have my girls over, they are kinda dainty to put in drinks instead of having the large ice cubes," shared a happy shopper. "This is also a cost and space saver if you don't want the counter top ice maker."

JXWING

Jxwing 4 Piece Silicone Spatula Set

$9
These heat-resistant silicone kitchen tools are practical in design and come in seven different colors.
$9 at Amazon

Stirring, scraping and spreading are so much easier with silicone kitchen tools. If you're planning dinner parties, this set will definitely come in handy. Just ask any of the more than 2,500 five-star fans.

"I recently joined a food subscription service so I've been cooking more than I usually did," reported a rave reviewer. "I was using wooden utensils and they worked fine but when you scrape the pan it doesn't get everything because it doesn't lie flush against the pan and from me hitting the side of the pan with the wooden spoon the pan was started to chip. I love how you can scoop up everything and it mixes so well. The best part is that they clean really easily with soap and warm water."

TEMOLA

Temola Meat Thermometer

$11$28Save $17
This bestselling meat thermometer features a backlit, large digital display that auto-rotates for easy reading. A motion-sensing sleep/wake feature saves batteries, while a three-second response time lets you get results ASAP.
$11 at Amazon

A meat thermometer isn't just for grilling. It takes the guess work out of heating up leftovers, baking bread or making your favorite, everyday chicken dish.

"So easy to use, quick read," raved a five-star fan. "Was always fearful of underdone poultry, but since I purchased this I no longer have dry chicken breasts - Hallelujah! Wish I had purchased years ago. Stores easily on the side of the refrigerator within easy reach of the stove."

G-TING

G-Ting Dish Drying Rack

$15$24Save $9
Heat- and rust resistant this foldable dish rack fits over the kitchen sink for small spaces and easy storage.
$15 at Amazon

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."

Homeleader

Homeleader Portable Space Heater

$27$40Save $13
This portable ceramic space heater uses 1500W to crank out warm air in the winter and transforms into a fan for the summer.
$27 at Amazon

This little heater is just the right size for a tabletop or hiding under your desk to keep your tootsies warm all winter long.

"This little heater can put it out! I have one in my home office and I purchased this one for my adopted grandma when she was released from the hospital," shared a happy shopper. "Love her so much and a wanted her to stay toasty on cool days. I really appreciate that if it were to tip, it automatically shuts off. So in addition to staying warm, she's safe as well."

DEVICO

Devico 32oz Water Bottle with Time Marker

$10$12Save $2
This bottle has markers to tell you how much water is in the bottle with little notes of encouragement. It also has a flip-top lid with a secure lock that opens with the click of a button.
$10 at Amazon

There's so much to love about this 32-ounce water bottle, but the big draw is its fun motivational sayings that encourage you to keep drinking water. You'll be encouraged by phrases like "remember your goal" and "don't give up" that correspond with different ounces and times of day, so you can easily stay on track with your hydration goals.

"First of all this is the prettiest water bottle ever," shared one of over 2,000 five-star fans. "Second, wow nothing has worked better for my lack of water motivation than this. Somehow following the time stamps on the side of the bottle keeps me going through the day, cause I'm only drinking small bits and for my ADHD brain breaking things down into chunks works WAY better than thinking to keep track of how many glasses I've had or God forbid those water tracker apps. I only have to really refill it once, and it's right there in front of me (right in sight, right in mind) and I know I'm drinking loads more water than I was before."

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

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