Do you ever encounter a situation where you’re inconvenienced and you think to yourself…there has to be a better way!

I bet you do all the time, because I know I do it!

And that’s why we think you’re really going to enjoy these very cool solutions to everyday problems that people encounter.

No, we’re not talking about curing cancer here, but we are referring to things that makes peoples’ lives just a little bit more convenient. And that’s gotta count for something, right?

Take a look at these photos. We think you’ll be impressed.

1. Starbucks desperately needs these.

I never have cash on me!

This Credit Card Tip Jar from mildlyinteresting

2. No more littering.

I hate seeing gum on the street…or stuck to a light pole.

This Japanese pack of gum came with a set of post-it-note-like papers to throw my gum away in. from mildlyinteresting

3. Let’s break it down.

This is very helpful.

This coffee shop shows the differences between coffee drink types. from mildlyinteresting

4. Never lose that pen again.

This is a brilliant idea.

This notebook has a hole cut in the paper for your pen. from mildlyinteresting

5. How good are you?

Well, put your money where your mouth is.

That’s one way to stop litter on campus from funny

6. You want to see how they’ll handle all kinds of terrain.

I approve!

This store has a "test ramp" so you can try out your safety boots on different surfaces. from mildlyinteresting

7. Farm to vending machine.

I’ve never seen this before! Cool!

Local farmer has a vending machine in our mall from mildlyinteresting

8. No more touching that urinal.

Never, ever again!

This urinal allows you to flush with your feet from mildlyinteresting

9. Blue or red?

Which one do you need?

This place has a separate blue alarm for medical emergencies from mildlyinteresting

10. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted this.

It’s a dream come true!

This McDonalds has a walk-through from mildlyinteresting

11. This will save a lot of time.

You know it!

The sewing kit at my hotel came with the needles prethreaded from mildlyinteresting

12. Bring ’em back for a refund.

This is some good marketing, right here.

This auto shop knows you steal their pens, but offers a discount on an oil change if you return them. from mildlyinteresting

Have you seen any inventions or new technology lately that really impressed you?

If so, please tell us all about it in the comments.

We’d love to hear from you!