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The genius solutions to everyday problems

Social media users from around the world have revealed the genius solutions they've come across. They include a gadget that allows you to rest your spatula on the counter.


Life is full of minor inconveniences - from waiting an age for the elevator to arrive to not being able to see the parking lines on the ground. 

But now, social media users have revealed the genius solutions they've come across in a series of pictures compiled by Bored Panda.

These include having a calculator on your shopping trolley so you can actually work out how good the deals are, and traffic lights where the poles light up as well.

Another nifty idea is having a road sign that's exactly the same height as the bridge in front - so that truck drivers know if they'll be able to make it through.

Meanwhile, one social media user shared a picture of a lift with a button that's 10 metres away - so that it actually arrives by the time you get there.

People have been sharing pictures showing genius solutions to everyday problems - including a calculator on a supermarket trolley 

Another nifty idea is having traffic lights that have poles that light up, so can you see it 

One person spotted a lift button that's 10 metres away from the actual lifts - meaning one will hopefully be there by the time you arrive 

This nifty gadget allows you to rest your spatula on the counter, without the end part touching the surface 

Working out which way to put the sheets on is an age-old problem - but this label makes life so much easier 

It can be difficult to see the lines when parking - but having them painted on the wall ahead offers a helpful aid

This clever toilet allows you to wash your hands and re-use the water when you next flush

Meanwhile, this road sign is the exact same height as the bridge in front - letting truck drivers know if they'll make it under 

This handle means you can open the door with your foot - to avoid getting germs on your hands

A clever timer on top of a bottle of pills means you can see exactly when you took the last one 

The various screws for this flat-pack desk is helpfully separated into each step - meaning you know exactly which part is for what 

This is a clever incentive to encourage people to help clear up litter on the beach

One social media user spotted this clever curtain rail - that solves the problem of light coming through the gap in the middle 

Meanwhile, this water fountain doubles up as a drinking spot for your pet dog 

And this nifty chair will allow you to store your bag and umbrella while you're enjoying dinner at a restaurant

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