Life is full of obstacles.

Sometimes it feels like you take one step forward and there are a million different little things in your way trying to stop you from achieving your goals.

And that’s why we think you’ll enjoy these cool solutions to everyday problems!

Not only will you find them interesting, but we think they’ll also give you some hope because you’ll realize that folks out there are working to make our lives just a little bit easier…and we could all use a little bit of that right now.

Take a look at these photos.

1. How many times have you needed this in your life?

Can you spare a square?

This bathroom has a button that you can press if you run out of toilet paper. from mildlyinteresting

2. What are you in the mood for, Fido?

I bet they love this!

This rest stop has a vending machine for dogs from mildlyinteresting

3. From Japan with love.

A brilliant idea!

In Tokyo, sidewalks have paths for the blind from mildlyinteresting

4. You know you’re gonna need it!

We need more of these.

This plastic spoon has a built-in toothpick from mildlyinteresting

5. Try something new.

You might even like it!

This box of limes recommends a different way of cutting fruit. from mildlyinteresting

6. Never seen this before.

But I’d say it’s a good idea.

The bathroom in this restaurant has a mouthwash dispenser. from mildlyinteresting

7. Have a drink!

And now it’s easier than ever.

This coconut has a pull top from mildlyinteresting

8. Why don’t more places do this?

It’s good advertising!

This gas station sign also tells you the current price of coffee from mildlyinteresting

9. Hey, it works either way.

I’m a fan of this!

The microwave at my office is a pull out drawer from mildlyinteresting

10. Just so you’re not missing anything.

Don’t you hate it when you get home from the store and realize your milk expires tomorrow?

New Huge dates stamped on the milks in the store from mildlyinteresting

11. Those toppings are gonna stay put.

Finally! It’s what we’ve been waiting for!

This bag has the corners cut out so that the pizza sits flat. from mildlyinteresting

12. That’s a great idea.

And I’m sure the patients really love it.

This hospital has a flower vending machine from mildlyinteresting

13. As a hockey fan, I approve of this.

A genius idea, eh?

This Canadian remote control has a Hockey button from mildlyinteresting

Those are all pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

How about you?

Have you seen any really cool inventions lately that blew your mind?

If so, please share them with us in the comments. Thanks!