I’ve spent so much time in my house during the pandemic that I think I’ve bought half of Amazon.ca to freshen up almost every nook in my house. I realised over the years I had let loads of piles of junk accumulated in pretty much every room. So really I should be thankful for the extra time I’ve had in my house over the last year because now I am super organized. With the house looking, if I do say so myself, pretty good I have had the opportunity to reflect on what my best buys have been during the pandemic. I spent hours browsing the endless pages of Amazon.ca and I can tell you there is so much choice that it can be a bit daunting. There is such a wide range of items to choose from and I found products that I never knew existed until I embarked on my house organizing quest. I think it’s also fair to say that our delivery guy is now so well aquatinted with our house hold that if he doesn’t deliver a package daily, it is highly unusual. If you are looking for some neat solutions to freshen up your house or organize a pile of junk then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got you covered. I have made you a list of the items which I deem to be the ‘best of the best’ of the products I bought for my home during the pandemic. And trust me on this, they will not disappoint. So here is a list of the items that enhanced my daily rituals but without a big price tag. Enjoy!
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This Memo Board Adds A Touch of Style To Your Home Office Organization
Plain cork boards and desk clutter are so 2019. I bought the gold version of this wire memo board for above my home office desk. It is plated with chrome so it has kept it’s color with use and each order comes with a variety of hooks, clips, and other little accessories you can use to decorate or hang notes. I love it so much, I bought the black one for the kitchen to organise the utensils above the cooker. Choose from five finishes: gold, rose gold, black, pink, or white.
This Stainless Steel Sink Caddy Makes your Kitchen Sink Look Slick
Our caddy used to fall over every single time I would try and add a brush to it. Not only that it was wire so it would stain the bench top. I have brought products from the trusted kitchenware brand OXO in the past and this Stainless Steel Sink Caddy is a handsome accessory for your kitchen counter. It’s designed with a removable interior divider so you can use it to separate sponges and brushes. The built-in drip tray lets water collect on bottom so brushes dry faster and counters stay neat. And better still… it doesn’t fall over when you put your dish brushes in it!
Always Grab Just One Sheet with this Simply Tear Paper Towel Holder
Okay why did nobody ever tell me this thing existed. I could have wrapped my neighborhood in the towels I’ve wasted over the years. And I’m not proud of that statistic. Designed with a spring loaded arm that holds your paper towel roll firmly enough that you can grab and tear just one sheet, with just one hand, the attractive Simply Tear Paper Towel Holder. When you eliminate the small inconveniences with products designed to make your life just that much simpler it makes a big impact.
This Bag Holder neatly holds Grocery Sacks where you Need Them
Set up this bag holder in seconds on the inside or outside of a cabinet door to create an easy spot for collecting trash. The steel frame slides onto the cabinet door with no assembly or hardware required, and has a built-in foam backing on the hook to prevent scratches. Hook a grocery sack on the handles, and you’ve got the perfect receptacle for trash or recycling.
Get your Appliances Sparkling with this Stainless Steel Cleaner Spray
We have a lot of stainless steel appliances in our kitchen and our refrigerator looks like a crime scene just dusted for fingerprints. This stainless steel spray cleaner cuts through those fingerprints and other stains off the surface, leaving it clean and shiny. More than 17,000 buyers rate this spray 4.7 stars!
These Lavender Incense Sticks will fill your Room with the Most Amazing Scent
My home office, kitchen, bathroom and every corner of the house have these lavender incense sticks. They smell wonderful and are great to have around whenever you are doing meditation, cooking, yoga, exercise or to mask the smell of fur babies who maybe need to get to the groomers for a long-overdue bath.
This Four-Gallon Caddy to Store and Carry your Cleaning Supplies
Again, how did I not know this caddy existed? The drawer for my cleaning products used to resemble something out of one of those hoarders reality TV shows. This caddy is brilliant for organizing the products that I have but also I can just pick up the caddy and off I go. It is just the right size to hold small and large canisters of cleaning solutions, as well as sponges, rags, gloves and lots more. Choose from black, gray or clear. For more storage space, pair it with the compatible four-gallon bucket. It nests neatly in the upper portion of the bucket, giving you additional storage space down below.
These Handy Clips are Designed for Use Outdoors No Matter the Temperature
I installed some lights recently in my garden which I wanted to hang with that ‘effortlessly hung’ look you see in catalogues. I did it successfully with the help of these outdoor clips. I did such a fantastic job; even my husband was impressed. Now the lights are held up in a sturdy position and there is no risk of them falling down. And they have survived both the summer heat and the extreme winter.
This Cute Linen Hanging Organizer Keeps Everything in its Place
We have a wet room at the back of our house which everyone uses as a dumping ground. The counters end up covered in stuff as there isn’t any place to store all the little items we use during the week. The surfaces in that tiny space end up covered in the items we use when we are going on a hike, such as the dog’s lead and toys. Problem solved: this linen hanging home organizer has five generously-sized pockets for all your bits and bobs and the thick fabric is sturdy enough to hold heavier items like tablets and water bottles.
This Bamboo Tray is the Perfect Breakfast-in-Bed Delivery System
I love this bamboo tray for various purposes, not the least favourite being breakfast in bed! Sometimes you wake up on the weekend and your stomach grumbles and you really want to stay in bed but you also want Cinnamon Toast Crunch. This tray with its foldable legs was a welcome addition to my lazy days paraphernalia.
This Rustic Tank Topper to Keep Your Bathroom Sink Clean and Clear (from Clutter)
I have some bathroom space, but not a great deal. And, as always, I’ll find myself with slightly too many items than places to put them. So, I picked up one of these woven baskets to put on top of the toilet tank. It’s great for holding hand towels or an excess roll of toilet paper. I found that it tied together the space in an elegant way, and made my bathroom look way fancier than it is.
This Accessories Set Gives Your Bathroom a Touch of Elegance
I like to buy eco-friendly hand soap in bulk, and I needed a container for it. This beautiful Parisian set offers functionality without sacrificing sophistication. Another perk is that the classy black and white design made it easy to match this set to the rest of my décor.
This Contemporary Tiered Rack to Organize Everything from Spices to Soaps
The common denominator between spices and soap is that most homes have many of both. That’s definitely the case with me, anyway. I picked up two of these standing rack organizers to keep my countertops clear, as well as for the beautiful, rustic look.
This Set of Copper Mule Mugs to Have Cocktails in Style
I just had to pick up this gorgeous set of copper Moscow mule mugs that are ideal for icy drinks and cocktails. The handles actually make the mugs comfortable to hold, while the material keeps beverages nice and cold. And when not in use, they look so great sitting out.
The Aroma of this Three Wick Candle is So Relaxing
When you are studying, having a long bath or doing some office work, light this candle that has an amazing scent. Vanilla and lavender aromas are so relaxing that you’ll forget all your worries and stress just in no time. Gift it or keep it – the choice is yours!
This Laundry Bag to Keep Things Nice and Neat
If you have kids that love to toss their laundry on the floor and maybe wear it a few times before actually washing it. Glow up their laundry routines with this over the door hamper that takes up no floor space in their rooms. It’s easy to fill and unload, making laundry a little bit less of a hateful chore.
This My Cinema Lightbox Adds Your Own Flair and Style to Any Home
This little marquee lightbox is perfect for adding any statement you want to your home – literally. With including 100 letter, number, and symbol tiles, this lightbox is super easy to use – just slide any tile right onto the lightbox and switch it on. The box is powered either by USB cable or battery, so make sure to choose which method works best for you depending on where the box will go (eg. near an outlet or mounted onto the wall).
This Glass Terrarium Planter Adds a Touch of Green to Your Decor
These delicate little hanging glass terrarium planters come in three different shapes. I hung mine in the very corner of my bathroom and kept the lengths at different heights and they look fantastic. It just breaks up the room in a nice way. These planters also make a perfect gift for plant lovers.
This Orthopedic Knee Pillow is the Perfect Companion for Side Sleepers
I can’t imagine my nights without this foam knee pillow that helps relieve my back pain and hip pain. You can use them between your knees to have a comfortable sleep, relaxing your tired muscles and giving them better support. Also great for if you have a leg injury or circulation problem in your legs.
This Sleek Bidet is an Easy Way to Transform Your Toilet
Listen, don’t knock the bidet until you try it. This one has dual nozzles for rear and frontal wash (great for that time of month, ladies) and is self-cleaning (great for … all times of the month, everybody). The dials on the side are also really convenient.
This Cozy Throw Looks Like Luxury and Feels Like Heaven
Every couch needs something cozy you can snuggle with and there is nothing better than a fleece throw for decorating it. Even better you can snuggle down in this super cozy and soft throw that is reversible and light weight. A perfect gift for friends and family at their housewarming party.
These Vacuum Sealed Bags are Perfect for Storing Away Your Winter Gear
Now that the warmer months are threatening to come in, it’s finally time to put away all the winter gear. I’ve found these vacuum-sealed bags which are super useful for storing everything for next season. I can easily fit winter jackets into the bottom of one storage container, with plenty of room left over for scarves, hats, and other accessories. Which, for someone who does not like the winter, actually amounts to quite a lot.
This Handheld Vac Makes Light Messes Easier to Deal With
Having a handheld vacuum has legitimately made my life so much easier. Between daily cleanings of the floors in my room to those few times a year I dare to look at the interior of my car, it’s made a huge difference in both efficiency and effectiveness. I no longer dread sweeping up dust bunnies from under my desk chair, for example, which in turn makes my space fresher and more pleasant.
This Wooden Floating Shelves Makes Decorating Your Space a No Brainer
I love the modern design and look of these floating shelves. The premium metal wiring ensures that no matter what you hang up, this floating shelf will not fall down. I popped a couple of these shelves up in the lounge and the bathroom to dress the walls up with some plants and candles.
This Touch Controlled Night Light with Timer Makes Bedtime Better
You don’t need to have a baby to use this touch-controlled night light, especially if you consider that kids will always be babies of sorts to their parents. This model offers a convenient timer and boosts brightness by 30% when outdoors, making it an excellent travel companion for family camping trips and backyard bonfires. It also features anti-blue lighting and a micro-USB, anti-topple base.
These Rustic Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shakers are Cute and Unique for Mealtimes
I just can’t get enough of mason jar inspired decor – so simple, yet sophisticated. These salt and pepper shakers are no exception, and the numerous colour variations ensure you can find a set that suits your kitchen space. Another thing I can’t get over is the high quality ceramic material used for these – that means no chipping, staining, and fading for a long time to come.
These Decorative Letters come in Love, Home & Family for your Wall Decor
These rustic decorative letters add a touch of home – literally – to any space you utilize them. With multiple ways of mounting, they can be either stand alone on a desk, or mounted to a wall – I personally have loved having mine mounted on the wall near the front door. A 2x3m double sided sticker comes included for setup, so putting them up in any spot in your home has never been easier – no tools necessary! The only decision you have to make is whether you will get LOVE, HOME or FAMILY.
This Privacy Film is a Cost Effective Way to Get Privacy and Peace of Mind
This set of anti-UV privacy stickers are just what you need for your bathroom, sunroom, and even large kitchen windows. I have used this in a similar way to the image above on our street facing windows. It is a perfect way to get privacy and I threw away the blinds that we had for years that didn’t work and blocked out the natural light. I needed a way to bring in more natural light to the room but also to add a little privacy from prying eyes outside. These stickers saved me a lot of mental stress and were super easy to clean, too.
Never Have Loose Sheets Again with these Sheet Gripper Clips
This product my friends is so versatile. Befriend these sheet holder clips and they will keep your bed sheet in place during nights when you’re sleeping or turning on the side. This makes for a quick and easy making of the bed in the mornings. It is also great to use flat sheets as better-looking fitted sheets with the help of these scrunchies. I also used it on our sofa bed which is a slightly odd size and the sheets always look ill-fitted on it. Two birds, one stone as the saying goes.
These Floating Shelves Will Add Character to Your Walls
My first experiment with floating shelves went well. So I looked to this pair of cuties as I have limited space in my room and needed to think creatively for ways to find storage. I wanted to put up shelves that didn’t appear to take up as much space and these were perfect for that purpose. These shelves hold up lightweight items such as small plants, candles, and a couple of my favourite books. They were also super easy to hang up (a single screw in the wall, as appears in the picture).
These Aopota Throw Pillow Cases Have Modern Prints to Style Your Look
This set of four throw pillows adds a patterned accent to many furniture styles; however, I find it works best when paired with neutral toned furniture. The 18×18″ size is perfect for just lounging about, and the linen cotton material adds to its comfortability. There are many style variations to choose from, but I find myself gravitating to this grey-blue design – simple, yet elegant.
These 12-Piece Wall Sticker Mirrors are a Cheap Way to Add to the Decor in a Room
I used these wall sticker mirrors in our doorway and they look so sophisticated. They were super easy to set up and place on the wall and the double sided adhesive pads included will make sure each products sticks. I hate drilling holes in the walls as I am not great at it so the adhesive ensures I can get around this and also not damage the wall. While the reflective look is not as good as a real mirror, it still adds appeal and class to any room it finds itself in.
This Z & L Wall-Mounted Mail Organizer is Essential for Organizing Keys and Stuff
If you are anything like me and perpetually need to hunt for keys and wallets in the morning before starting the day, then this wall-mounted mail organizer is a definite must have and a lifesaver. Mail can be easily slotted into the compartment, and the key hooks make it nice and easy to hang up those key essential items. The natural wood grain look also fits in well with any wall colour.
This Three Piece Marble Ceramic Bathroom Accessory Set is Super Chic
Adding a modern touch to your bathroom has never been easier than with this three piece set. The marble design gives any bathroom a stylish look with these parts on the counter. The durable ceramic material also ensures that you won’t need to replace them anytime soon, and the chrome-like plastic pump on the soap dispenser ensuring that it won’t rust or mould is a nice touch.
This Soft Fluffy Area Rug is Affordable and Durable for Busy Rooms
An area rug for a super affordable price? What more could you ask for? This rug comes in two different shades of grey, as well as rainbow when you want to really make a statement. It is super easy to clean as it can be thrown into the washer, and the fluffiness is super comfortable in any home and not at all harsh on the feet. Anti slip dots on the bottom of the rug also ensure it holds in place and does not cause any accidents from slipping.
These Satin Pillowcases Protect Your Skin and Hair While You Sleep
These satin pillowcases have truly had an impact on my life. The amount I toss and turn in my sleep is truly appalling, and my hair and skin certainly show it. Switching to satin/silk pillowcases have significantly reduced the amount of breakage and frizz, as well as keep everything well-hydrated by absorbing less moisture than cotton does. I highly recommend making the switch and seeing for yourselves the benefits. They are available in a wide range of colors to suit any decor.
Make Folding Your Laundry Fun with this Gadget
If you hate folding laundry, you NEED this shirt folding board. You’ll feel like a pro and it’ll cut your folding time down by half. Satisfying much? As one reviewer puts it, “my clothing has never looked so perfect.” Also, it solves the problem of messy cupboards because of the accuracy of which it folds items. Voila!