I don’t know about you but I absolutely love a bargain but I find that if I don’t research something properly you might end up with a piece of junk. I think it’s worth reading reviews but you often get conflicting information which is just really not helpful. As someone with a busy schedule, I like to have the right knick knacks around the home and on my person to make the daily grind just the little bit easier. Plus, also I am house proud so do like my home looking nice as well but I don’t have an awful lot of money leftover each month so my purchases need to work. I write for a living so I thought I might take the opportunity to make a list of the items that have been my best buys for around the home and some bits and pieces I’ve gathered for myself and the family. These 37 items are the great purchases I’ve made recently and trust me on this they were items that did not disappoint. From nifty gadgets that make your life easier to beauty products with over 10,000 positive reviews, these are the holy grail products that you need to know about.
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This Peel and Stick Wallpaper is Easy to Apply and Brings Your Decor to Life
Before you spend megabucks replacing furniture that is still good but you want to refresh your space a bit. Try this peel and stick wallpaper that couldn’t be easier to use. My mom recently did her bathroom cabinets and it looks so good. The stuff goes up in a flash, and when you’re in the mood for a change it’s easy to swap out! Also great for walls!
Sip Back And Relax With This Instant Hydrating Coffee
I drink a ridiculous amount of coffee every day. It’s gotten to the point where I honestly think it lives in my veins. The only downfall to drinking a lot of coffee is the amount of water I need to drink to stay hydrated. But now, I can drink coffee and hydrate simultaneously. How you may ask? With this genius VitaCup hydration instant coffee. This is the first coffee blend that hydrates and energizes you with electrolytes, coconut water, Himalayan salt, and magnesium. The packaging is travel-friendly too!
These Dude Bombs Prevent Embarrassing, Stinky Problems
Use them at home, work, or at other people’s houses to cover your tracks! Drop a Dude Bomb into the toilet before you go, then flush it away. It creates a barrier on the surface of the water that prevents smells from escaping! After flushing, it leaves behind only natural scents of lavender, cedar, lime, and eucalyptus.
This Mood Ring From California in Gold, Rose Gold or Silver
Honeycat, a California jewelry business started by two women, features classic designs with durable materials, at very affordable prices. Their popular Mood Ring is a grown-up version of a girlhood favorite, in 18k gold plating over brass. And yes, it includes a little color chart so you can interpret your mood based on the changing color of the stone! The ring has earned over 1,000 ratings on Amazon so far, with an impressive 4.5 out of 5 average rating. This is not the mood ring of your childhood.
These Fridge Liners Extend the Life of Fresh Produce
I always feel so virtuous when my shopping cart’s loaded with fresh fruit and veg, but it sometimes goes to waste because we forget to eat it in time! Problem solved with these foam fridge liners that extend the life of fruit and veggies, so you’re not wasting food and money. Reviewers really noticed a difference after using these in how long their produce stayed edible.
This Oversized Beach Tote Reviewers Say is “The Best I’ve Ever Owned”
I used a sad combination of grocery sacks and an old backpack to cart our gear to the beach recently. I’ve wised up and ordered this Oversized Beach Tote. It’s a fantastic value and has enough room and pockets to carry everything. It’s also earning top ratings from Amazon customers, with an impressive 4.8 out of 5-star average!
This Off-The-Shoulder Long Romper Comes in a Variety of Shades and Prints
This off-the-shoulder long romper is a best seller on Amazon because of its classic style, and it’s also built for comfort. I love it because you can either dress it up or dress it down. I have a couple of these, one in black and one of the tie-dye. It comes in a range of other hues so you are bound to find a shade to match your personality.
Use The Sun To Keep Your Devices Charged With This Solar Charger
A solar charger should be one of the first pieces of survival gear that you get. As I mentioned earlier, we’re all addicted to our phones and devices, and they’ve become important survival gear as well. Should anything happen during a camping trip or a hike, you’re going to want to call for help. But you can’t do that if your phone is dead. Use the sun to charge your devices with this solar charger. When fully charged, you can charge an iPhone up to 6-10 times and a tablet up to 3-4 times.
When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip
So I stopped going to the nail salon. That’s because I discovered the simplicity and inexpensive world of dip powder. My collection of dip powders has grown exponentially in the past five or so years, but I show no signs of slowing down in the “treat yo’ self” mantra. This dip powder kit for nails has everything you need to get started including brushes, liquids, manicure tools, and a selection of powders.
These Blackout Curtains are Effective and Work With Any Decor
Most blackout curtains only come in solid colors — but not these. The subtle pattern is noticeable enough to make them stand out but not so strong that it’ll clash with your existing decor. Plus, the grommet top allows them to glide back and forth over curtain rods without any snagging.
This Compact Power Strip is the Perfect All-in-One Travel Companion
With three outlets and three USB ports, this Compact Power Strip is a must-have for travel. It’s made by Anker, a well-respected brand known for high-value, low-cost peripherals. I love that the placement of the ports means large chargers don’t run into each other, so you get access to every port no matter what.
This Vacuum Attachment Sucks Up Dryer Lint and Gets to Hard to Reach Places
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.
I Am Absolutely Obsessed With the Little Green
I already mentioned that my car used to get pretty nasty. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to do a better job at maintaining it. But the cloth tan seats still somehow manage to get absolutely disgusting. The Bissell Little Green has been such a game changer to get my car as clean as possible. It lifts all of those nasty stains and leaves your furniture looking brand new!
Spruce Up Your Space with these Oh So Comfy Throw Pillows
Pillows are by far the cheapest way to transform boring furniture or a dull room. These throw pillows have just the right amount of texture, and the grey color matches every color palette. Keep in mind that the pillow inserts are not included so be sure to grab a couple of these before you cart out.
Make Detangling Your Hair Easily With This Electric Detangling Brush
I have extremely curly hair. When my mom would do my hair when I was younger, I would be in tears because of the knots. As an adult, my hair still gets knotty, especially after a sweaty workout. This electric detangling brush loosens even the most tangled frizzy hair gently, so you won’t have to dread brushing your hair anymore.
These Travel Bottles Are So Handy
I’m in love with these handy travel bottles. I’ve been refilling them with hand sanitizer and clipping them onto my kids’ backpacks and my bag, so we always have some available. They’d be great for actual travel, too, whether you fill them with lotion.
Get This Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard that is Compatible with All Devices
Sometimes I end up working through my phone or tablet, rather than my laptop, but I still need a keyboard to type on. So, I found this wireless Bluetooth keyboard through @toponlinefinds ‘s TikTok and it’s been a life-saver. It’s an Amazon’s Choice product because it’s compatible with so many different devices and you can connect two devices at once to switch between them easily.
You’ll Be Glad to Have This Nifty Little Ring Sizer
Ordering jewelry online just got easier, thanks to this affordable little Ring Sizer. It’s earning solid ratings on Amazon, with one customer writing, “Very easy to use! Able to order a ring online much cheaper than at jewelry store and not need to worry with any re-sizing cost/time.”
This Glass Computer Stand That Doubles as a Palette Table
Having your computer monitor or laptop higher than your keyboard can make the world of difference for your WFH comfort level. I fell in love with this sophisticated glass desktop stand on @amacthings ‘s TikTok and haven’t looked back. This one on Amazon is also height adjustable for extra comfort.
Weeds Are No Match for This Root Slayer Shovel with Serrated V-Shaped Edges
We have a long driveway which every year inevitably we have to tackle the weeds that pop up along the sides. I saw this Root Slayer Shovel which looked rather menacing in truth with its V-shaped tip and serrated edges. It glides through hard and dry soil with ease so I can cut through into the roots of weeds.
These Gloves Clean Everything From Dishes To Cars To Fruit
I, like many others, hate doing dishes. My least favorite part is touching wet food. I think we can all agree it’s pretty nasty. So when I came across these gloves, I was relieved, to say the least. They can be used to scrub not only dirty dishes but your sinks, your car, your pet, your veggies, and more. Talk about a product that really does it all.
This Exfoliating Face Mask Improves Uneven Texture with Turmeric & Vitamin C
Given that it’s chock full of turmeric and vitamin C, I guess it’s no surprise that this face scrub is bright orange. It’s also got pumpkin, ginger, glycolic acid, and aloe vera in it. I love that it’s made with natural ingredients, and I love how fresh and clean it makes my face feel! Treat yo self.
Every Boho Room Needs These Macrame Mirrors
Pieces like these macrame mirrors are such an easy way to incorporate boho elements to a room or gallery wall while also adding some texture. Pair them with other artwork (I have a couple of adorable prints if you keep scrolling) or hang them by themselves on a small wall that needs a little extra oomph.
There’s Nothing Corny About This One
The days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up, which can only mean one thing: Sweet corn season is nearly upon us. (O.K., it’s a summer thing, but bear with me, it’s been a long winter.) Steam your ears easily with this corn steamer. I can’t tell you how much time this would save from running water into a pot and then waiting for it to boil to drop your corn in. You can use it to steam other things, too, like carrots or hotdogs.
This Liquid Eyeliner Is So Easy to Apply
With over 1,400 rave reviews, this Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner is a clear winner for being easy to apply and super long-lasting. Ecstatic reviewers call this the “holy grail” of liners that lasted on one person for 11 hours with no smudging or transferring. And it’s under $6, proving you don’t need to spend top dollar for a high-quality product.
This Multi-Stick for Subtle Color on Eyes, Cheeks, Lips
I recently cleaned out my make-up drawer and whittled it down to my most reliable products. One of my new favorites is this Elf Multi-Stick, a 3-in-1 product that has streamlined my make-up on rushed mornings. The subtle color can be used as lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow. Each multi-stick costs under $5!
How much money have you spent on store-bought sprayers of olive oil? Probably more than you realize. Did you also know those cans are full of chemicals and aren’t just the oil they advertise themselves to be? WIth Misto, you control what’s in your oil spray. With just a few pumps to pressurize your bottle, you can have the convenience of a spray without the added junk.
This Power Strip Tower With 10 Outlets for Charging Your Devices
Most of us have multiple devices to charge, from desktop monitors to laptops and smartphones, which is why this power strip tower with 10 outlets is so convenient. I first spotted it on @bymichellelei ‘s TikTok and then bought this version online, ranked as an Amazon’s Choice product. It’s made my life a lot easier because I can charge everything at once.
This Bliss Jelly Glow Peel Exfoliates Your Skin Without the Ouch
I have really sensitive skin that gets a rash if you so much as look at it wrong. But I do like to exfoliate every once in a while to feel fresher, so I use this non-abrasive Bliss jelly glow peel that has fruit enzymes to gently remove dead skin and unclog pores. It also contains niacinamide, which is key for sealing in moisture so you won’t get dried out like with harsher exfoliators.
This Collagen Powder Will Restore Your Skin’s Elasticity and Vibrancy
Now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve found that my skin is not quite as full and elastic as it was before, so I tried this Collagen Peptides Powder Supplement, which has had great results. It’s flavor-free, so I add it to my daily smoothie or coffee, which helps restore the skin’s moisture and vibrancy. It’s a number one bestseller on Amazon, plus it’s doesn’t have any added sugars, sweeteners for GMOs.
This Hair Dryer Holder Solves a Bathroom Storage Problem
Is it just me, or do hairdryers seem to take up more than their fair share of storage space? Hang it out of the way on this Hair Dryer Holder, which attaches with Command adhesive–no drilling, no holes, no sticky residue!
These Floating Shelves are the Perfect Addition to Your Feature Wall
Got a big, blank wall in your home office? You can easily break up all that boring space with these floating shelves. They’re made from high-quality wood — not cheap plastic — while the triangle brackets give them an industrial flair. Use them to hold everything from cute Tchotchkes to heavy books!
This Mirror Adds Life to Any Space
If you need a quick fix to update any space, may I recommend this mirror? It comes in a bunch of sizes and it’d look great anywhere from a bathroom to an entryway to a bedroom. Its Scandinavian good looks play well with a bunch of decor styles, too, from boho to modern.
These Baskets that Add Storage to Clear Countertops
Pantries, blank kitchen walls, large cabinets — whatever you’re working with, these baskets will add some much-needed storage space. The small chalkboards in the back of each basket are a fun way to label what’s inside, and installation is super simple since each order comes with all the mounting hardware included. The best part? Each bin can hold more than 10 pounds’ worth of stuff!
This Beach Chair Allows You To Sit Back And Relax (In 5 Different Positions)
For the longest time, I had one of those cheap beach chairs that I got at Walmart for $5. And while it did the job, my partner got one of these four-position beach chairs, and after using it one time, I realized I needed one. It may be a bit pricier, but it’s so much more comfortable and allows you to truly lounge for maximum comfort.
This Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Inflates in Two Minutes
Versatile and oh-so-comfy, this Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad is a must-have for your next outdoor adventure. The sturdy polyester mat weighs just 3 pounds and folds up into a hand-sized carrying pouch (included). When you’re ready to relax, inflate the pad by pressing on the built-in foot pump.
These Oceanside Linen Pants are a Summer Must-Have
I started wearing linen pants after spending a summer in Europe, and these have been my go-to pants ever since. These oceanside pants are both casual yet elegant for a summer of fun. I feel like I’m on the French Riviera every time I wear them.
This Modern Chandelier Will Get You So Many Compliments
One of the easiest ways to spruce up a dining room or living room is to change out your old light fixtures with fixtures like this one. It’s fashionable, easy to install (all the arms are pre-wired and pre-threaded), and it even comes with an adapter for sloped or parallel ceilings. And the modern look won’t be going out of style anytime soon.