26 People Share Creative Solutions They’ve Seen That Solve Everyday Problems

There are just some things in life that we don’t consider as problems until we’re presented with a solution. Perhaps they’ve become a part of our routines. Or maybe we’ve become accustomed to dealing with them. Either way, it’s still amazing how people from all over the world are coming up with creative solutions to problems that we didn’t even know existed. It goes to show that there’s always a simpler way to do things. Also just because you’re comfortable doing something, it doesn’t mean it’s convenient.

Who would have thought that we need a chair with a bag holder? Or a necktie that you can use to clean your phone screen or eyeglasses? There is even a biker jacket with signal and brake lights! At a glance, some of them may seem insignificant . Your initial response would probably be, “I don’t need that in my life.” But when you think of it, their impacts are impossible to ignore. That’s just a few of them. We have more ingenious ideas coming your way. We’re sure that each will have you saying, “That’s a good one.” Hopefully, these creative solutions will be available in more places, so that many people can experience them.


“This highlighter has a clear part to show you what you’re highlighting.”


“This store has a winter simulator for testing out winter clothing.”


“My local dentist has a ceiling ‘Where’s Wally?’ for patients during appointments.”


“This store lets customers choose whether they want to be bothered by the staff.”

“My avocado has a color chart on the sticker, so you know when it’s ripe.”


“My local library has dozens of different cake pans to check out.”


Creative Solutions – The Rolling Bench


“Rental car in Ireland has dashboard sticker that reflects in the windshield to remind you what side of the road to drive on.”


“This restaurant sells fries in paper cones – and the tables have diamond shaped holes that hold the cones.”


“This tie is made with a microfiber lining so you can clean your phone screen.”


Pet pooping station at the airport


“This vending machine gives your money back if your item does not drop.”


“This toilet paper has a smaller roll inside that you can take on the go.”


“My son’s homework has a barcode that when scanned takes him to an instructional YouTube video posted by his teacher related to the lesson.”


“This bikers jacket has signal and brake lights.”


“Beijing commuters use recycling for subway fare payment.”


“This Japanese toilet has a privacy button which plays music so no one can hear you use the toilet.”


“This chair has a purse/bag holder.”


“This drinking fountain has a catch for dogs.”


“My daughter’s first grade classroom has desks with pedals so kids can move while learning.”


“In Seoul, the gas pumps hang from the roof.”


“This elevator has buttons you can press with your feet if your hands are full.”


“This bin that lets you vote for things with cigarette butts in Edinburgh.”


“This car won’t let me listen to music unless I put my seatbelt on.”


“This picnic table has seating for adults, a high chair and a kids table all in one.”


“My friend has an exit ramp for frogs to get out of his pool.”