I am a house proud person because I think it’s important for my family to have somewhere they feel comfortable in. I think it as a Mom and wife it is equally important for my kids to have a place where they not only love coming home to but are also proud of being in. I don’t have a huge budget for my home improvements so I like to make purchases that will perform well and solve either clutter or improve areas of the house that need a lift. I also love having the right gadgets around the house to make simple chores like making meals for the family a little easier than they otherwise would have been. I have found that Amazon.com is a convenient and also economical way to find solutions for improving your home whether it be home improvements or household gadgets. I’ve taken the time to include here the items that have been the most popular products in my household. Trust me on this, they do not disappoint. From nifty gadgets that make your life easier to beauty product with over 10,000 positive reviews, these are the holy grail products that you need to know about.
Organize Your Coffee Pods Without Sacrificing Bench Space
Coffee pods are like potato chips — you can’t have just one. Flavor, that is. Who wants to drink the same coffee every morning? Sadists! This coffee pod storage drawer means you can have all the flavors you want, neatly organized right under your coffee pot so it doesn’t take up extra room. This version accommodates 36 coffee pods, which should get you through to the weekend.
This Set of Two Kitchen Mats are Feet Favorites
When I got this set of kitchen mats I didn’t think they’d make that much of a difference comfort-wise as I was standing at the stove or sink, but boy was I wrong! These anti-fatigue mats are so comfortable to stand on for long periods of time, and they’re easy to wipe clean, too. I love that they come in a set of two so you can place them wherever you stand most in the kitchen.
This Pack of Colorful Ceramic Coasters Will Protect Your Surfaces
I love these colorful coasters I got for my living room that I use on our new table. They are easy to clean, durable and come with a metal holder to keep all coasters organized when you aren’t using them. I recently gifted them to a girlfriend for her housewarming.
This Handle That Tenderizes Tough Meat
Nothing tastes better than a delicious steak, but you know what’ll make that steak taste even better? This tenderizer handle. 48 stainless steel needles pierce deep into the meat, helping to break up the tough sinews and tendons that create a chewy texture. Plus, it can even help shorten the time it takes for your steak to marinate fully.
Upgrade Your Tiki Torches
It’s time to get rid of the cheap tiki torches from Walmart, do you hear me? These six-inch molded glass table torches will give you the same amount of light but in a more grown-up type packaging. The vibrant colors and smart design go with just about any outdoor décor and offer up to five hours of burn time. Grab more than one set to deliver a really impressive light display.
Show Off Your Bloomers
This Amazon find is an inexpensive bamboo plant stand that can hold up to six of your favorite flowers or plants — indoors or out. According to the description, the installation is easy and the bamboo design is light enough to move around as you change your mind but sturdy enough to accommodate the evidence of your green thumb.
Stow Off-Season Clothes and Linens in These Large Capacity Storage Bags
When the seasons change, I like to create space in my closet and drawers by packing away the clothes and blankets I’m not using. These Storage Bags are perfect for it. Each one measures 23.6 x 16.9 x 13.7 inches, with a two-way zipper and a transparent front so you can see what’s inside.
Stage Your Own Ottoman Empire
Need more storage? Need more seating? Kill two birds with one stone with this fabric storage ottoman. I can think of several places in my own home where a piece like this would be a great fit and the hidden storage is honestly a better-than-normal bonus. This could be the perfect place to pull on your shoes for a run or to stash your briefcase after a long day at the office.
This is Perfect Pillow Talk
I’m back with more floor pillows. Why? Because floor pillows. I love ’em, what can I say? Available in round or square and a whole rainbow of colors, these cushions offer you a thick, tufted seat that’s great for everything from yoga to gaming to just hanging out. The fabric, a skin-friendly corduroy, is both breathable and comfortable. Will there be more floor pillows on this list? I’ll never tell.
This Vacuum Attachment Sucks Out Dryer Lint
A clogged lint trap can force your dryer to work harder than it has to, which can lead to higher energy bills — so grab this vacuum attachment. It’ll reach deep into your lint trap to get rid of any excess dirt or dust, while the flexible rod helps you maneuver it all around your dryer.
This Manual Whisk is Thumb-Powered
This manual whisk couldn’t be easier to use – just press down on the handle with your thumb, and the whisk starts moving rapidly! It’s a great choice when you don’t want to break out the handheld or stand mixed for small jobs. Even my kid uses it when she’s making herself scrambled eggs for dinner!
This Thick Mattress Topper Will Guarantee You a Better Night’s Sleep
Has the idea of buying a new mattress crossed your mind in the past 12 months? There are so many options out there now that it’s hard to know which one to pick. Maybe you’d rather just add an upgrade to your existing mattress with this plush pillow-top mattress cover. It adds a soft pillow-like layer to the mattress you already have and is a worthy investment for $40 instead of taking the plunge for a whole new mattress set.
Keep Your Dishwasher in Tip-Top Shape with this Dishwasher Cleaner
If your dishwasher isn’t clean, you can’t expect your dishes to get clean. Keep your glasses and plates looking nice and shiny, and your dishwasher staying fresh with this dishwasher cleaner. It’s designed to power away lime and mineral build-up while your dishes simultaneously get clean as well.
These Produce Bins Will Save Your Money on Groceries
I bought these produce bins a few weeks ago, and I’ve gotta admit — they’ve more than exceeded my expectations. They’ve got a removable drip tray on the bottom, which helps keep your greens high and dry away from moisture. And with handles on each bin, it’s easy to pull them in and out of the fridge.
These Hidden Drawers Add Extra Storage for Your Desk
This is SUCH a cool idea: I’d never thought about adding drawers to my desk. When you’ve been working from home for a while, all of a sudden, you’ve accumulated masses of stationery. I found this hidden drawer storage box on @meantobemarmar ‘s TikTok and bought this cheap version on Amazon to do the same thing. It has cleared up my desk space and made life a lot easier to find the stationery I need each day.
These Easy Pour Food Storage Containers Keep Your Pantry Tidy
If you need a good way to store bulk foods like beans or flour, try these amazing food storage containers with measuring cup lids. So no more mess when pouring cereal or rice. This Amazon customer says: “I LOVE these containers. My new obsession is making my small pantry more organized. I would definitely tell everyone to buy them for your rice, oatmeal, grits – hell, everything.”
This Microwave Shelf Heats More Dishes and Prevents Scalded Hands
Who gets to go first in the microwave? Whoever gets there first? Whoever is hungriest? This plate stacker means no more fighting over microwave time or space since it can accommodate two full-sized dinner plates at the same time. Now you can actually eat dinner together instead of one person eating so their food doesn’t get cold while the other is still heating up their meal. Also, it’s great for holding hot plates so you don’t scald your hands.
This Microfibre Anti-Frizz Hair Towel is for the Curly Girls
Microfiber hair towels are nothing new, but this one is special because it’s designed for our curly friends. Designed to absorb water more quickly for faster results, reviewers are thrilled with their results — from “since using this, my curls look like curls” to “it cuts drying time in half.” It has a convenient hanging hook for drying speediness, too.
This Basket Keeps Your Magazines and Appliances Tidy
Got stacks on stacks of magazines and folders on your desk? Just throw ’em into this basket. The feet on the bottom help keep it from tipping over, and it works just as well on your work station as it does in your bathroom. Choose from five finishes: matte black, chrome, graphite, rose gold, or soft brass.
This Basket Will Have You Grilling Like a Pro
There’s a certain art to flipping meat on the grill, and if you’re less-than-great at it? You can ruin dinner in a matter of seconds — so grab this basket. Not only does it make it easier to flip your protein, but it’s also made from heavy-duty stainless steel that won’t melt when exposed to high temperatures.
These Mirror Stickers Brighten the Light in Any Room
Wanna know the best decorating tip I’ve ever gotten? Adding mirrors to dark rooms can help bounce around light — and these sticker mirrors are a cost-effective alternative that you can put basically anywhere. “They look fantastic,” wrote one reviewer. “I’ve had them up for over a month, and there is no sign these will ever fall off on their own.”
This Garlic Rocker Stops Your Hands from Getting Stinky
I love using garlic in my food, but not so much the lingering smell it leaves on my hands and under my fingernails. I use this garlic rocker to keep my hands clean and chop the garlic into a much finer mince than I could with a knife. I get great results every time and consider this to be a kitchen MVP that gets used multiple times a week.
This Caddy Corrals Your Cleaning Tools
Washing dishes is a fact of life; yes, even if you own a dishwasher. That means you need a scrub brush or sponges … or both. But, where to store them? This two-in-one kitchen sink caddy gives these cleaning tools their own space, which keeps them out of your way while they dry in a sanitary kind of way. The design of this caddy won’t take up a ton of room, either. A good housewarming gift for new homeowner friends.
You Can Sit Under My (Lighted) Umbrella
Patio umbrellas are great; a necessity, really, if you have a backyard and spend much time there. The problem is, it can be tricky to enjoy them once the sun starts going down since the umbrella blocks out all light outside of it. (That’s what it’s supposed to do, right?). This patio umbrella light clamps right onto your umbrella’s pole, providing the perfect amount of light at any time of the day or night.
This Pillow Has 20K Positive Reviews and is Like Sleeping on a Cloud
Bedtime is my favorite time of day, and I pride myself on having only the highest quality bedding. This pillow has been in my life for about a year now, and I never want to use another pillow ever again. The memory foam conforms to your head beautifully, and the cooling gel disperses body heat, creating a cooler sleeping surface. As someone in the heart of the desert, this is a god-send.
These Faux Plants are a Class Act
A little greenery goes a LONG way in adding life to space, but it can be so hard to maintain and keep plants alive. So many other things to remember, watering plants isn’t high on my list! That’s why I love these faux plants – you get a set of three cute topiaries you can place around the house or group together for more impact.
These Foldable Fabric Storage Bins Make for Handsome Storage
Made of cotton and linen with faux-leather handles, these collapsible storage bins are both attractive and durable. Storage container dimensions are just under 15x10x10 inches, making them a great size for storing clothing, linen, stuffed animals, and more. You get two per pack, and there are eight colors to choose from.
This Easy to Install Decorative Wallpaper You Can Peel Right Off
You can’t deny that this patterned wallpaper is seriously cute, and unlike regular wallpaper, it’s even removable! It’s perfect for renters or homeowners who get bored and like to redecorate often. “The quality of this paper is amazing, and it’s much more beautiful in person than online,” raved one reviewer.
This Toilet Brush Gets the Hard to Reach Places and is a Space Saver
If I asked you what your least favorite chore is, would it be cleaning the bathroom? I’m going to guess yes. And I’m going to take another guess and say that the toilet is your least favorite part of the bathroom to clean. Getting on your hands and knees to scrub every inch–both inside and out–of it is my actual nightmare. Make your life a lot easier with this toilet brush. Its sleek design gets it deeper nooks and crannies with minimal effort, and it takes up very little space when not in use.
This LED Alarm Clock is So Easy to Read
This LED alarm clock is a fab invention – just plug in your phone with the USB cord and the time is displayed in extra large numbers that’s easy to see at a glance. I use my phone as an alarm clock every day, but have trouble seeing it in the dark. It’d be so much easier to just look over to my nightstand and see huge numbers glowing!