20 Brilliant Ideas That Need Some Recognition

There are some ideas that we just need to talk about. Ideas that are so good, I'm sure we're all a little mad we haven't thought of them first. But it's fine, because we still get to enjoy them (even if we can't take any credit).

I hope that, when you see these ideas, you'll agree that they're worth watching out for.

"My town’s library is under construction, so they’re using an old grocery store as the temporary library."

Grocery stores are kind of like libraries. They both hold things on shelves. It's just that you can't usually eat what you borrow from one, and you can't return used items to the other.

It's a good thing this old grocery store still has its shelves, so that the library can be renovated properly.

"These public benches are reversible, so you can choose to look at people, or boats."

Now this is what I call innovative. Sometimes you want to face a certain direction while on a public bench; maybe you're waiting to meet someone, or you want to look at a certain view. This is what we need. Options. Give the people their options and they'll be happy for days.

"These three ceiling fans run off of one motor."

I'm pretty impressed by this one. Who needs a bunch of ceiling fans when you could have...still a bunch of ceiling fans, but this time they only use one motor? It seems pretty economical, but it also looks really cool. Not nearly as bulky as regular ceiling fans.

"New credit card 3 digit (CVV) changes every 4 hours."

This is probably the highest form of security we'll ever see. The CVV on the back of your credit card is the one thing keeping tons of people away from your banking information, and once someone knows that number, it's game over.

Sure, you'll have a hard time remembering it, but at least you won't get your identity stolen.

"I found a book called "THE ANCIENT THIRST TO READ". It's actually a flask."

Very smart. But, it would kind of suck if you were actually looking to read that "book." Then again, if you wanted to keep your drink hidden and know that most of the people around you hate books, this is the most ingenious hiding spot you could probably ever have.

"The smallest handrail you've ever seen."

You know what? I like this. Sometimes, it's hard for people to get up stairs. Even a single step can be tricky. So, why not have a tiny handrail for that single step? You never know who this could help out, and there's nothing better than making sure everything is accessible to all.

"My school has racks in the front office for kids to put their skateboards on during the day."

I wonder what my high school would've been like if we had a skateboard rack for students to use. Or my college, for that matter. It may have discouraged people from rolling around in the middle of the hallway while you're trying to walk to your next class, and that alone is great.

"My tour guide's tool for picking up littered bottles along the trail."

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It really sucks that someone would have to carry around so many bottle lids to pick up the litter that people leave on hiking trails. But at the same time, I can't help but be impressed by this tour guide's ingenuity. Even something small like this can have a huge impact.

"Chairs at my new job have rollerblade wheels so we can roll quietly."

There's nothing more irritating than the sound of someone's chair rolling in the middle of a quiet office. These wheels may make you move around a lot more, but they're also quieter. And I would absolutely take quieter over easy to maneuver every day. Plus, they're kind of fun.

"This door in my hotel bathroom can close off either of 2 doorways."

I can't get over how genius this is. The toilet is in its own separate room, which you can close off after someone's done some stinky business in there. But you can also just close the whole bathroom if someone's taking a shower or something. It saves space, and it makes sense!

"The golf balls at the mini golf on this pier are biodegradable and fall into the sea at the 18th hole."

Golf balls tend to get stuck in water, grass, trees, and all sorts of random places. This idea is genius because, instead of trying to keep the balls out of water, they make them out of something that would actually be beneficial to the fish in the area. How nice!

"Our refrigerator has revolving levels so you can reach everything easily."

I was today years old when I decided I need a fridge with revolving shelves. I didn't even know they existed until now, but man, do I want one so badly. Imagine being able to reach the things at the back of the fridge without taking everything out first. Yeah, it's perfect.

"A worker in my factory has a cowboy hat that doubles as a hard hat."

Safety is the most important thing while on a job, but that doesn't mean you can't also look cool or fashionable (or whatever you'd call someone who wears cowboy hats). I'm sure this won't go over well on a construction site, but you'd keep your head protected while out on the street at least.

"This furniture hardware is sorted by step rather than by type."

You know what? This makes way more sense than arranging the tools and hardware by type. You typically only need certain screws for certain steps, so it makes more sense to group them all by when you're actually going to use them, instead of having people look through charts to figure out what they need.

"My husband ordered a used laptop and it was arrived completely packed in little paper cranes."

This idea is genius, adorable, and colorful all at once! Paper cranes make for much nicer packaging than those horrible packing peanuts. They're also recyclable, which is really nice.

The only issue I can see is how long it would take to make that many cranes. It would definitely be a time-consuming task.

"My grandpa has a case for his sauces."

I think we can all agree that this kind of organization deserves a medal. Some of us collect sauces and toppings from the restaurants we go to (I, for one, always have a few sweet and sour sauce packets from McDonald's on hand). This keeps them all in place, and easy to get to.

"Shirts made from plastic bottles."

There are so many ways we can reuse old plastic. Like, so many ways. Recycling it and turning it into a shirt is definitely one way I've never thought of before, though. Who knew that plastic bottles could be turned into fabric? We should be doing this a lot more.

"My work continues the paint lines up the wall to help people park."

We. Need. More. Places. To. Do. This! Parking garages are so annoying because it's hard to see where you're parking. But these lines? These lines on the wall? That you'd be able to see from inside your car? Total game changer.

Alright, let's set them up in every parking garage across America.

"Instead of flowers, people bring sticks to this dog’s grave."

Most dogs don't care much for flowers. But sticks? Give the average do a stick, and it'll be entertained for hours.

Bringing sticks to a dog's grave instead of flowers seems like a much nicer way to remember the furry friend. Surround the grave with something the pup loved in life.

"My dad’s new fire pit is a 60 inch excavating bucket."

I mean, if it wasn't being used for anything else, then I guess this makes sense? There's no use in throwing the whole claw away. At least this is a really creative way to use the claw.

And you know what? It works. I'd want to light a fire there. It seems like it would be fun.