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15+ Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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There are some problems that you don’t think need a solution… until there is one. These sorts of invisible issues make life a little more stressful—a little more awkward—so once someone comes up with a way to solve them, you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” From buying avocados to baking pan libraries, there have been some ingenious fixes to problems you never knew existed.

The answers to these conundrums lie in creative thinking. Often, this involves making a small tweak to an already-existing product. To get the “perfect” brownie, for instance, one cafe placed color-coded stickers on each serving that tells you what part of the pan the sweet treat came from. That way, it’s easy to spot an edge, corner, or center piece. And for shoppers who hate to be bothered by sales people, one store also uses the colored-labels trick—by simply picking up an orange or green basket, sales people will know which shoppers want help versus those who prefer to go it alone.

Check out the solutions to these problems, below. You’ll be saying “That’s a great idea!” in no time.

This highlighter has a clear section so that you can see what you're highlighting.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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A playful picnic table that's tall enough for kids, adults, and baby.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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A cafe makes their iced coffee with coffee ice cubes.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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An ATM that lets you pick your cash denomination.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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This vending machine tells you exactly how cold your beverage is.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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Here's a clever way to get your stolen pens returned.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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A “pet relief” station at the airport.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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By installing spacers between bathroom stalls, there's no awkward cracks.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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Just like a real oven, a microwave with a pull-out drawer.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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Make sure you get your favorite section of brownie with this color-coded system.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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Need help when shopping? Grab the orange basket.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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A makeup towel that won't show all the smudges.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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A bread clip doubles as button repair.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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This door sign changes from “Open” to “Nope” with one quick switch.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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One door has a handicap button at your feet.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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Borrow baking pans like you would a library book.

Creative Solutions to Problems You Never Knew Existed

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