You gotta see these things!

We think you’re definitely going to be excited, happy, and maybe even a little bit blown away by these cool and clever (some might even say “genius”) solutions to problems that we encounter all the time.

Check out the things that these brilliant folks came up with. They might even inspire you to come up with your own!

1. Just use your feet!

Don’t worry about your hands being full anymore.

This elevator has buttons you can press with your feet if your hands are full from mildlyinteresting

2. Keep those kids moving!

Another incredibly smart idea!

My daughter’s first grade classroom has desks with pedals so kids can move while learning from mildlyinteresting

3. Buckle up if you want to rock out.

Safety first, people!

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

4. Have a drink, Fido!

Don’t mind if I do! (I think that’s what dogs probably say when they see this…).

This drinking fountain has a catch for dogs from mildlyinteresting

5. Now I could really, really use one of these.

I was never a very good highlighter…

This highlighter has a clear part to show you what you’re highlighting from mildlyinteresting

6. Help those little guys get out of there.

Onwards to freedom!

My friend has an exit ramp for frogs to get out of his pool. from mildlyinteresting

7. Just in case…

Hey, you never know, right?

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

8. This is really brilliant!

I wish this kind of stuff was around when I was in school.

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. from mildlyinteresting

9. I’d be using the green one every single time.

This is a great idea, though!

This store lets customers choose whether they want to be bothered by the staff from mildlyinteresting

10. Oh, boy, this would come in handy.

A very smart invention.

My Avocado Has a Color Chart on the Sticker, So You Know When It’s Ripe. from mildlyinteresting

11. Keep your eyes up there.

And ignore the drill…

My local dentist has a ceiling "Where’s Wally?" for patients during appointments from mildlyinteresting

12. This is so awesome.

Go ahead and try it out!

This store has a winter simulator for testing out winter clothing from mildlyinteresting

13. Keep the butts off the streets!

I think American cities need to start doing this.

This bin that lets you vote for things with cigarette butts in Edinburgh. from mildlyinteresting

Hey, those are pretty good!

And now we want to hear from you…

In the comments, tell us some genius solutions that you’ve come up with before.

And show us some pics if you got ’em!