Amazon’s Secret Overstock Section Is Filled With Problem Solving Products

Amazon’s Secret Overstock Section Is Filled With Problem Solving Products

The secret is out.  (Photo: Amazon)

The secret is out. (Photo: Amazon)

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

You probably already know that Amazon is full of items that meet both criteria. What you might not know is that Amazon has a secret section with amazing excess items that you can get for a serious bargain. It comes with everything you’ll need, but we’ve focused on the items that can simplify, clarify, or just make your life a little easier – all at a huge reduction.

We searched through hundreds of products—from vacation-saving gadgets to bathroom problem-solving tools—and picked our favorite items. Scroll down to find hidden gems to help around the house.

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

“Ooooh, I scored a lot on Valentine’s Day this year!” wrote a passionate husband. “My wife loves it. She likes to order in her kitchen, and leaving things on the counter to dry is awful. This little baby is easy to store and unroll for use and allows you to keep all dishes/pots/pots over the sink. It can be a good space saver, allowing you to use the area above the sink. It also works well as a cooling rack. So easy to use and at the same time so empowering.”

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

“My husband and I got to this point in our marriage where we were about to buy separate tubes of toothpaste because we hated how each other squeezed a tube,” shared a five-star fan. “Besides the Covid happened… I hated the mess and touching things that who knows what was in them… here comes this little beauty… saved my sanity!”

Not all bathrooms come equipped with a linen closet, but having towels within easy reach is a luxury everyone should have. Amazon shoppers love this rack as a solution to their lack of storage space in the bathroom.

“We have a storage problem in our home and very little usable wall space,” wrote one happy buyer. “This rack fits perfectly between our closet and bathroom doors without getting in the way. The best part is that it fits under our Egyptian cotton bath sheets! This freed up a lot of shelf space in our main closet.”

These organizers are made with easy-to-clean PET material, but for committed soda drinkers, a fridge can dispenser is essential for keeping things tidy.

“Something so simple made a huge difference,” reported one enthusiastic reviewer. “More space in the fridge and no more cans falling down. I love them.”

A hook is an all-purpose problem solver. Whether you’re short on shelves or need a nail-free solution for hanging decor, these adhesive hooks work like magic without damaging your wall.

“They worked wonderfully for what I needed from them,” wrote one happy buyer. “I even tested one by hanging a cast iron pan on it to see if it really held up a heavy item. It didn’t move a bit with the pan on it. They are very easy to apply and worked the area I needed them to work. Had a problem with another brand where they didn’t stick to the paint we use in our kitchen. This product had no problems sticking and staying on. They’ve been working for several weeks and are still holding strong.”


JHSSN clothing storage bag

$37$73Save $36

$37 on Amazon

Made with waterproof Oxford fabric, these storage cubes have a clear vinyl window, a steel frame to help keep their shape for orderly storage, and a zipper 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 fabric storage cubes keep things compact and out of the way when you don’t need them.

“I ordered it to store bedding, blankets, comforters, etc,” shared a satisfied customer. “I used to keep these items in the zip-top plastic bag that comes with new sheets and bedspreads, but I had so many and they were scattered in our warehouse and in various closets. Now they are all together and still protected and easily available. See-through front with two-way zippers on the front and top. They can be a little heavy and clunky when fully loaded, but they feel sturdy and I hope they last a long time for what I’m wearing.”

If you own an air fryer, you know how gross the inside of the fryer can get – tiny bits of burnt food fall through the cracks and create a mess. These air fryer liners are intended to reduce the need for cleaning. Designed like large paper cupcake liners, the paper catches the loose pieces of food beforehand so they don’t end up at the bottom of the fryer.

“This is exactly what I was looking for for my fryer,” reported one enthusiastic reviewer. “I was using coffee filters before but they work great!!! I was hoping someone would create this product.

It’s very easy to get too lazy to cover your food when you’re heating up a meal in the microwave. While having a dedicated food cover to prevent spills for easy cleanup is a genius idea, this cover takes the idea a step further. It has magnets built into the top of the lid – the stick on top of the microwave so the lid is always in the microwave and ready to use.

“We’ve had a non-magnetic cover in our tiny apartment for a long time,” wrote one satisfied buyer. “And whenever it wasn’t in use, I would ask my boyfriend and our roommate to microwave it. I have a better solution. This food lid now lives in the microwave whether you need it or not! It sticks well to the ceiling and goes down when needed! No more random microwave lid in weird places because the boys didn’t put it back! Now it just sits on the microwave roof!”

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

“I love these bags!” reported an enthusiastic buyer. “Very strong cord and material, excellent sturdiness. And it holds many bags. What I like the most is that the bottom allows me to pull one out, but doesn’t allow the bags to fall to the floor.”

The umbrella is not only made for the rain (it’s never too early to get ready for the rainy season!) but it’s also designed to provide shade from the sun and block harmful UV rays.

“Sitting in full sun with temperatures in the 90s, I found it very comfortable to sit under this umbrella,” wrote one happy buyer. “I am normally uncomfortable with the heat and my husband not so much. The first Sunday I used this umbrella I was colder than he was using a normal umbrella.”

If you’re traveling this summer, having an RFID blocking sleeve is essential. Instead of magnetic stripes, credit cards now transmit information using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology – it allows you to tap your card at a payment machine instead of swiping. These sleeves block transmissions so thieves can’t intercept them when they’re in your wallet and only cost $7 when you apply the coupon on the page.

“Not only can I have peace of mind when I carry my cards individually, but the card in use remains in my sleeve to the point where I slide it in for immediate use and then back in my sleeve,” wrote one seasoned traveler. “When I travel, I sometimes carry my wallet when I want to use cash, but when I’m relying on credit or debit, I only carry the card. Again, this will be perfect. What matters is if you believe RFID protection really works and I do I love their colors and they are very well made. They look like they are going to be very durable and won’t tear. A very useful product that I highly recommend.”

If you have Amazon Prime, you will get free shipping, of course. Not a member yet? No problems. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The revisions cited above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

Looking for more great Amazon home deals? Check out these:

Open air

  • Aocktobar waterproof waterproof beach blanket

    $8$13save $5

  • Coleman 4-person cabin tent with instant setup

    $123$185Save $62

  • Gardrit thermal bag 60 large cans

    $31$60Save $29

  • Kurifier Outdoor Solar Torch Lights 8 pack


  • Sevylor Quikpak kayak for 1 person

    $160$220save $60

  • VISTOP non-slip pad for children


vacuum cleaners

  • Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

    $160$220save $60

  • Belife 6-in-1 cordless lightweight vacuum cleaner

    $140$229Save $89

  • Bissell Zing Lightweight Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

    $72$80save $8

  • Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim)

    $140$200save $60

  • Whal cordless vacuum cleaner

    $150$400Save $250


  • Benchtop oven for digital air frying Ninja


  • Rockridge Press The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook

    $10$17Save $7

  • 6-in-1 Ninja Foodi Smart XL Indoor Grill

    $120$160save $40

  • Astercook chef’s knife set 15 pieces with block


  • Lodge cast iron combo stove

    $50$75Save $25

bedding and home

  • Yankee Home Sweet Home Classic Scented Candle 22oz Large Bottle Single Wick Candle

    $17$28save $11

  • AquaDance 7-inch Premium High Pressure 3-Way Rain Combo

    $40$85Save $45

  • Pack of 2 Beckham Luxury Bed Pillows Beckham Hotel Collection Sheets


  • DreamyBlue Premium Shredded Memory Foam Cushion

    $50$80save $30

  • Broom Holder Holikme Mop Wall Mount

    $13$19Save $6

  • Pair of window blinds with modern decorative flap Montana

    $14$25save $11

lawn and garden

  • Fiskars Bypass Pruning Shears

    $14$21Save $7

  • Yaheetech Multifunctional Bonfire Table


  • Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 Amp

    $158$200Save $42

  • Rotary lawn sprinkler GrowGreen

    $27$35save $8

  • Gootop Outdoor Mosquito Zapper

    $32$60Save $28

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