While there are some people that one day hope to live on Mars, there are others who are just trying to make the Earth a more convenient place to live in. These people use a lot of creativity to come up with genius ideas that simplify our everyday lives. Once you start to realise how clever these ideas are, you will begin to question why their ideas are not being adopted all over the world. We have collected a bunch of ideas from these people and curated a list that you too can bring about in your daily life.
Reusing The Water For Flushing
This is an amazing idea. The water that you use for washing your hands can be collected in the tank behind the toilet and be reused when you want to flush the toilet again.
Collecting Beach Litter
In order to make sure that people do not litter and to encourage people to collect the litter from the beach, this café put up an offer where you could get a free coffee. All you have to do is collect a bucket of rubbish from the beach.
Cool Traffic Lights
When you are stuck in traffic, you may have found out that the height of the cars in front of you can often obstruct the view of the traffic light and you may not be able to see what light it is. In Ukraine, they have come up with an innovative way to make sure that everyone can see which light it is.
Water For The Dogs
This is the sort of water fountain that should be present all over the world. All the water that flows out of the fountain and not drunk is collected in the bottom pan so that dogs and other small animals can drink out of it too.
A Necessary Sign
This sign is necessary and should be put up in front of every bridge all across the world. It could prevent many accidents which are caused by high trucks and other vehicles hitting the bridges.
Separated By Steps
IKEA should pay attention here. Instead of separating the parts by their type, all furniture manufacturers should separate the parts by the steps.
Finding Mountains In Switzerland
This array of pipes will help you find and name all the mountains that are around this spot. Peeping through the pipes will allow you to see the mountain that is written on the side of the pipe.
Wheels On The Beach
This accessibility mat on the beach is for everyone that comes to the beach in a wheelchair or brings someone in a stroller. The mat makes it easier for the wheels to move and not get stuck in the sand.
Describing The Ingredients
More and more companies should adopt this method of displaying the ingredients in a product. This toothpaste has clearly mentioned which ingredients are in it, where they come from and what they do.
Elevator Call Button
These elevators have the button nearly 30 feet away from the door, which allows for the elevator doors to open by the time you get to them.
Reminding You To Take Your Pills
This pill bottle tells you the exact time when you opened the bottle last so that you have an idea as to when to take the next dose of your medication.
No Gap In The Curtains
The way that these curtains are placed in this hotel room ensures that there is no gap between the two curtains when they are shut. That means there is no annoying gap in the middle for the light to get through.
Kick The Buttons
There can be quite a lot of times when your hands are full and you may not be able to press the elevator buttons. This elevator has solved the problem by having buttons that you can kick.
Roofs Of UPS Trucks
In order to save a little battery and to also not put any lights in the back of the truck, the roofs of the UPS trucks are translucent to allow light to get in.
Children’s Bicycle Playground
In Copenhagen, there is a children’s bicycle playground where they can learn to ride their bicycles. The children also learn all about the rules of the road before they go out onto the streets.
Sitting On The Fence
Having this weird shape of the fence allows for the availability of seating for the people who want to take a little rest before they continue on with their day.
Extending The Crossing Time
When Seniors and disabled people want to cross the 8-lane highway, they can press the button for a bit longer so that the system understands that the person needs more time to cross the road.
Avoiding Germs On Doorknobs
This is a Toepener for the people who want to open the doors using their foot rather than the doorknobs. This helps to avoid the germs that linger on the handles.
Having these tires on bikes will remove all the worry from your mind of ever getting a puncture or running out of air pressure in the tires.
This swing is designed for the parents who want to swing with their babies. It is quite safe and the parent and the child can have fun together.
Parking The Cars Right
The paint lines in this parking garage continue up to the walls so that people can see them more clearly when they are parking. This helps people to park their cars just right.
Getting A Rough Estimate
This calculator on every cart in the supermarket allows customers to get a rough estimate of the bill that they are going to get when they check out. This allows for them to be ready with their cash and also stay in budget.
Display Of Storage Space
This USB stick displays how much storage has been used so that you can get an idea of how much storage space that you have left. You do not need to plug it in every time just to figure out how much storage space is left.
Workout While You Wait
People prefer coming to this laundromat because it has gym equipment that they can use while they wait for their laundry to finish.
The Right Side Of The Sheets
This tag on the side of these bed sheets allows you to see which side of the sheets goes on the shorter side of the bed and which side goes on the longer side.
Spatula With A Stand
This spatula has a stand on its side that prevents it from touching the surface of the food counter and making a mess.
No Drinking And Driving
This Canadian Whisky was served with a complimentary token for public transportation so that the person drinking the bottle would not drive after having a few drinks.
Storage Space For Everything
This ski resort has a restaurant that has storage space under the chairs where the guests can store their gloves, helmets and hats, and have their hands free for eating.
This pet pal is present at the local airport to help passengers to calm down and relax before they board their flight.
Drinking Coasters To Save Lives
This college bar has drinking coasters which have a drug test on them. You can pour a drop of your drink on both of the spots and wait for the color to change to see if your drink has been spiked.
Compost Bags From Coffee
This coffee shop gives out free bags of compost that they make from the used coffee grounds that they collect at the end of each working day. It is a great way to take care of the environment.
Charging The Batteries
These batteries are rechargeable through the port that they have and all you have to do is plug a micro-USB wire in them and charge them back up.
Privacy Is Important
More and more laptops are adopting various measures for taking privacy seriously. This work laptop had a cover on top of the webcam that the person could switch when they did not want to be seen.
Light Up Umbrella Signs
This is the sign that is present in the elevators of the building. The umbrella sign lights up when it is raining outside so that you can be prepared with your umbrella.
Safe Place To Exchange
This city has put up a safe place to exchange goods for deals that are made on the internet. The spot is right in front of a police station so that anyone can call out for help if required.
Facing Both Directions
The back of this park bench can swing and slide so that people can face either directions when they want to sit on the bench. This makes the bench an ideal place to view sunrise and sunset.
Keeping You Alert
There are some roads that are so boring that the drivers often feel the urge to just doze off. In Australia, they have put up trivia signs that keep the driver alert with interesting questions and answers.
Keeping The Drink Cold
This bar has a frost strip where you can place your drink. While it is placed on the strip, the drink remains cold and you are able to take your time drinking it if you are talking to someone.
When you are in Sweden you will see many benches like this, where the middle section pops up as a table and couples can have a nice picnic right there on the bench.
Complimentary Phone With Data And Calls
This hotel room comes with a complimentary Android phone with free data and calls that you can take out while you are staying in the hotel. This means that you do not have to carry a special international SIM with you while you are staying at the hotel.
Sleeping Cabins At Airports
There are many airports all around the world that have sleeping cabins that people can rent if they have time before their flight starts boarding. This allows passengers to take a little nap.
Cake Pans At The Library
This local library has various different cake pans that people visiting the library can check out when they need.
Bed In The Car
This inflatable mattress can help turn the back seat of your car into a full-fledged bed where you can relax if you are in the middle of a long journey.
This bridge has a button for crisis hotline that people can press in case of an emergency. This button can come in handy in case you have a medical or an accidental emergency on the bridge.
Bothered By The Staff
This supermarket has two types of baskets. The customers coming in can choose either type which allow the staff to know if they would like any help with the products or not.
Space In The Highlighter
This highlighter has a hole in its end that allows you to view what you are highlighting. In traditional highlighters, you have to pick up your pen before you carry on highlighting.
Like many stores in Australia, this store in New Zealand has a no candy at checkout policy for the parents with kids. This allows the parents to have an excuse when their children ask for candy.
Warning You To Change
This tire company engraves text in the tire that becomes visible once the tire has worn out. It is quite a convenient thing and lets you know well in advance that your tires are running out of rubber.
Tiny Model Tents
This shop has tiny model tents that give you a preview of what the tent would look like once it is pitched into the ground. This gives you a general idea as to what to expect before you buy the tent.
Chains To Differentiate
This ceiling fan has two chains, one for the light and one for the fan. It differentiates the chains by hanging a small light and a small fan at the end of the chains.
Pedal For Power
This charging area has a pedalling station attached to it where you have to pedal in order to get power to charge your device. This way, you can do your cardio as well as charge your device.
Hang Your Bag
This chair has a notch in its back where you can hang your bag and it will not slip off. This is a convenient way to hang your bag up instead of putting it on the ground.
Cone Of Silence
This Cone of Silence is present in this local library. If you are getting an urgent call that you have to pick up right away, you can just hop into the cone of silence and take the call without disturbing others.
Heated Part Of The Mirror
This mirror in a Japanese hotel room has a special heated part in the middle that does not fog up when you take a shower.
Rental Cars In Ireland
Rental cars in Ireland have a sticker on the side that reminds you which side of the road you should drive on. This comes in handy when you are driving in a foreign country and do not want to get involved in an accident.
Short Story Kiosk
This kiosk dispenses out short stories based on the time that you want to spend reading. It is a great way to pass the time and we wish that more airports and shopping center’s had this.
Toss In The Trash
The trash cans in Copenhagen are angled so that when cyclists are passing by and want to throw away some trash, they can do so without having to get off their bike.
Weight Of The Riders
This sign in the elevator shows how close the elevator is to reaching maximum weight capacity in an innovative way.
Travelling Toilet Paper
This roll of toilet paper comes with more toilet paper in the middle so that when you are travelling, you can just pop out the smaller roll and take it with you.
Rwandan Stop Lights
The traffic lights in Rwanda show the number of seconds until the lights change so that you can shut off your engines when there is a long wait and help the environment by reducing the amount of fuel you use.
Recycling Pouch For The Butts
This cigarette company provides a pouch that holds up to 20 cigarette butts that you can put in it after extinguishing them. After that, all you have to do is seal the pouch and then deposit it in any USPS mailbox and the butts will be recycled.
Shower Water Temperature
This shower control has a thermometer above it where you can check the temperature of the water that is running out of the shower.
Zoom In For The Elderly
This supermarket has magnifying glasses on the shopping carts so that the elderly can read the labels without putting any strain on their eyes.
Check Your Outfit At Different Times
These are the buttons for the lights provided in a clothing store where you can press the button for a particular type of light and view how your outfit will look at that time of the day.
Online Delivery Done Right
This guy ordered a hat online and it came packed in a bag of air. Having the hat packed like this prevented it from getting any creases.
Farmer’s Vending Machine
A local farmer has set up a vending machine in the local mall where he puts the fresh produce everyday. This allows people to get the fresh products right from the farmer.
Open Up And Eat
This bag of chips has two perforations on the bag. You can open the bag from the top perforation first and then from the second perforation so you can reach deeper into the pack with ease.
Three Button Service
This 3-button device was present in a hotel’s restaurant where you can press each of the three buttons to get the desired service. The first button is to call over the server, the second one is to call the bill over and the third one is to tell the server that the table is done.
Shoot Down Your Car
At a local Car Wash, you can shoot your car with suds as a way to pass the time while your car is being cleaned. This is also great if you have kids with you.
Only For Kids
There is a special carriage just for kids on Swiss Trains where there are all sorts of games that the children can play in order to pass the time during the journey.
This supermarket has special tags that you can put on the trolleys that have broken or bent wheels. This way, the staff at the supermarket will know if any of the trolleys need repairs.
Straight Into The Sink
This cupboard was designed by a genius. The maker of the cupboard made sure that the wet utensils dripped straight into the sink, avoiding any unnecessary water spills in the kitchen.
Cycling On Stairs
This rail on the side of these steps is present so that if you are on a bike, you can get up and down the stairs by simply walking your bike on the rail tray.
This is a directory from a library where the librarians have put up the sections in which there are books about the topics on the list. People are usually embarrassed to ask about these topics.
Top Of A Stromboli
This is a Stromboli from a local Italian restaurant. The chef puts one of each of the fillings on top of the Stromboli so that you can know beforehand what’s in it.
Overlapping Bathroom Doors
These bathroom doors overlap each other so as to avoid the awkward crack between the stalls and gives the person inside the stall the privacy that they need.
Map Of Water-Filling Stations
This water bottle has a map of all the water filling stations on it so that you are easily able to navigate your way to the nearest water station.
All Possible Shapes
This tool used by the carpenter has pins on it which allows you to create a ruler for any possible shape of walls or furniture.
Understanding A Textbook
This textbook has a dependency chart which shows all the sections that you need to go through in order to understand the sections that you want to understand.
Using Social Media Right
The state park in the picture is using social media in order to track the fires in the park. The board asks the people to volunteer as reporting personnel so that the fire department can be alerted of any fires.
This fake skylight in this surgery room is a genius idea. When you are lying on the operating bed, it’s nice to be able to look at the beautiful world outside that is waiting for you and this skylight gives you exactly that.
Different Types Of Coffee
This coffee shop has a menu in a different way. They show the differences between the various coffees to help you narrow down your choices.
This is a sunscreen station at a local beach where you can get all the sunscreen that you want. This means that you do not have to carry sunscreen around with you all day.
Capacity Of Each Carriage
This is the information board at a train station. The board is also present in each carriage of the train. It shows how full each carriage is so that people can move about the carriages based on the available capacity.
Borrowing Not Buying
This library tells all of its readers how much they saved by borrowing books instead of buying new books. It is also a great way to save the environment since fewer trees are cut down when you borrow from the library.
Not Mixing Up Tubes
This hospital has different shaped holes for different tubes so that the wrong tubes do not go in the wrong holes. This prevents the hospital staff from confusing the tubes and helping to deliver the right ones.
Scented And Unscented
This toilet in the restaurant has two different kinds of soap, one scented and one unscented. The latter is for before you eat and the former is for after you eat.
Cleaning Your Glasses
This man has stitched a micro-fiber cloth under his shirt so that he can clean his glasses with the micro-fiber rather than cleaning his glasses with the fabric of his shirt.
Cleaning Pet Clothes
This coin laundry machine has a washer and a dryer for the pet clothes that you would not want to wash with your own clothes.
Menus In Braille
A local McDonald’s ensured that all of its customers could read the menu. They had menus in braille so that even the blind customers did not miss out on the deliciousness.
Reading The Labels
This is a magnifying glass hanging from the ceiling so that you can read the small text that is printed on the labels of the medicines and other pharmaceutical products.
Bus Stop Library
One bus stop has a mini-library that offers books for the people who want to read something when they are taking the bus.
Wrapping Gifts In Newspaper
This newspaper comes with two sheets of pattern so that you can wrap up presents with the newspaper. It can come in handy when you are in an emergency and need some wrapping paper.
Built-In Hand Sanitizer
This door handle has a built-in hand sanitizer that you can push when you want to open the door so that your hands are ultimately free of germs when you get out of the room.
Chicken Gone Bad
This chicken came with a strip that showed exactly when it was packaged and how many days are left before the chicken actually goes bad.
This dishwasher has a little projector in it which shows how much time is left before the dishes are squeaky clean. It is an amazing invention.
This bowling alley has a vending machine that sells clean socks for all the people who want to buy new socks instead of renting them.
Labeling The Part Of The Pan
This restaurant labels their brownies based on the part of the pan that they were baked in and it is amazing. The brownies which are baked on the sides are a little more crispy and delicious.
This milk carton from Germany has a little window from which you can see how much milk is left in the carton so that you can buy another carton in advance.
Renting An Office
When you are at the airport, there could be times when you would need to get some work done in some peace and quiet. This airport has small cabins that you can rent to work in quietly.