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Products for people who hate making a mess

Instead of cleaning up – never make a mess in the first place!

Frywall Splatter Guard, as Seen on Shark Tank

Frywall Splatter Guard, as Seen on Shark Tank

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I personally despise making a mess whenever doing things, but that’s mostly because I’m just also incredibly lazy. After all, why go around cleaning up stuff if you can just avoid making the mess in the first place? Unfortunately, reality refuses to conform to my wishes, and I still always manage to spill, splatter, overpour, or otherwise create some form of unnatural disaster whenever I try to get things done.

Thankfully, there are some smart cookies out there who don’t leave any crumbs lying around. From very basic stuff like spoon rests, to fancy gyro-bowls for the small messes in your life, there’s some really cool stuff to make clean up in your house a little easier.

1. Splatter Guards

Frywall 10 (Medium) - Black - Splatter Guard, as Seen on Shark Tank
Frywall
Alpha XR
$19.95

At first glance, a pan splatter guard looks incredibly silly, but when you think about it, it's actually perfect to help avoid spills and splatters from cooking in pans.

Also in the same boat is the mixing bowl splatter guard, which is great if you're prone to getting bits of mix all over yourself and the kitchen.

2. Spoon Rest

Modern Silicone Spoon Rest
W. INNOVATIONS
Alpha XR
$15.99

This is a great option for a spoon or ladle: rather than having to either specifically put a plate out when you cook, or just trying to keep your utensils inside of other food/plates when you aren't using them.

3. Stove Counter Gap Cover

Capparis Kitchen Silicone Stove Counter Gap Cover
Capparis
Alpha XR
$17.90

Alright, I'm going to be very honest here and say that I'm guilty of constantly getting stuff between the stove and the counter – to the point where sometimes I just think it's better to keep the stuff pulled out. 

Thankfully I don't have to waste a bunch of time anymore since some smart people came up with a pretty elegant solution: literally a piece of food-grade silicone to cover the gap.

There's also this pack that comes with both a gap cover and a stove burner 'cover' that basically fits around the burner and makes it easier to clean out the spills.

4. Anti-Spill Cup Holder

Anti-Spill Cup Holder Drink Coaster
CUBE TECH
Alpha XR
$19.99

While some would say that spilling your drink from inside your cup while it's firmly planted on the table takes skill, a lot of us know that it's actually relatively easy to make a mess when we sometimes lose concentration. So, if you're prone to bouts of absentmindedness, this anti-spill cup holder will help save you a clean-up and damage to your furniture.

I'll also suggest the non-tipping tumbler if you prefer to just have a specific non-spill glass. Of course, if you already have a bunch of rings on your furniture, then check this watermark remover cloth

5. Wine-glass stuff

SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy for Beer & Wine Suction Cup Drink Holder
SipCaddy
Alpha XR
$13.95

While I wouldn't necessarily condone taking a glass of wine (or any glass for that matter) into the bathtub, if you really must, then definitely use a suction cupholder caddy, not only will it help prevent spills but also stop you from accidentally breaking the glass on something and having a disaster on your hand.

Similarly, if you're looking to have a nice picnic with wine and/or champaign, you can use these insulated travel wine tumblers, which are basically just plastic wine glasses with a cover.

6. Waterproof PVC Table Cloth

Obstal 100% Waterproof PVC Table Cloth
Obstal
Alpha XR
$22.99

Speaking of things that cover other things that give them a waterproof property, this checkered PVC table cloth is great if you not only spill a lot, but have friends and guests who also manage to spill a lot (birds of a feather, I suppose). There's also a lot of pretty cool designs if the checkered one doesn't fit your style, from a plain tablecloth, a really pretty floral one, to this modern-minimalist tablecloth.

7. Pot Pour Funnel

2 PCS Silicone Duckbill Diversion Mouth for Kitchen Pots
MEISEN
Amazon

For those who have a hard time pouring liquids out of pots while keeping the contents inside, this is a great solution – especially since you don't need to have to deal with an additional strainer in the sink. Personally, I've always disliked going that way because I always feel that kitchen sinks are always slightly dirty because we use them for cleaning so much.

8. Gyro Bowl

Ztl Gyro Bowl 360 Dgree Rotation Spill Resistant Gyroscopic Bowl with Lid
Ztl
Alpha XR
$11.99

This one is for your kids because they can be so incredibly messy. Fortunately, this bowl always manages to stay upright, and short of the kids grabbing it and throwing it forcefully, you won't have to worry about the food being tipped over.