We’ve all seen the prompts on social media: If you could choose between a full-time housekeeper, personal chef, chauffeur, or nanny, what would you choose and why? For me, it’s a housekeeper — hands down. I mean, I enjoy cooking for the most part and I certainly don’t need someone to drive me the single mile to the grocery store. But, I could definitely use someone to clean my baseboards, remove streaks from windows and mirrors and, I don’t know, maybe do a load of laundry or three.
This list is almost as good as having your own personal housekeeper because it’s full of products that will make your home cleaner and more organized instantly. I’m talking about things like mop refill pads so you always have one clean and at the ready, a mattress topper that’ll not only make your bed softer but also keep it protected and storage for everything from china to cans and more. Hey, you’re on the move to “cleaner and more organized” already.
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Bottle It Up
The single hardest thing to clean in a house isn’t a gas stovetop or even a toilet — it’s bottles, tumblers, and the like. This bottle brush cleaner pack is stuffed with cleaning brushes of different shapes and sizes, which go where no other cleaner can: To the depths of your long-neck and narrow bottles. Each brush features a sturdy handle and stiff bristles and is dishwasher-safe.
Can’t Top These Mop Refills
Steam mops seem to be all the rage this year and for good reason (have you seen what a good job they do?!), but they’re only as effective as the mop pad you’re using. This four-pack of replacement pads works with several Shark mops options, giving you more than enough refills to have one always in reserve. At roughly $3.75 per pad, this is a steal.
If you can’t clean it up, hide it. That’s my personal philosophy. This metal garage storage cabinet has adjustable shelves and locking doors, making it great for holding a variety of things, even valuables. Each shelf in this unit is rated to hold up to 180 pounds, meaning the cabinet boasts a 900-pound weight capacity overall. Adjustable leg levelers mean it will sit securely anywhere.
Use A Filter
If you have a Dyson vacuum cleaner, you probably already recognize these cylindrical purple tubes as filters for your unit. What you’re likely just finding out is that these work just as well as the originals at a fraction of the cost. (This six-pack is $20.) You’ll get three pre-filters and three HEPA filters, which capture allergens to improve the air quality in your house as you vacuum.
A Real Screen Cleaner
What I hate most about screen cleaners is that, as soon as your spray them, the liquid runs everywhere. This screen cleaner has a gel-like consistency so it stays exactly where you spray it until you wipe it off. Use this for your glasses as well as a host of gadgets including your TV, computer monitor, phone, laptop, tablet, smartwatch, and more.
Top It Off
My grandmother hooked me on mattress toppers a long time ago, thanks to the added softness they lend to a bed as well as their protective nature from spills and accidents. This one has deep pockets for extra-wide mattresses, breathable fabric, and a design that’ll keep it in place all night long. If you’ve been contemplating a new mattress, this $30 mattress topper might prolong the life of your existing option.
Stop Splatters Before They Start
Who doesn’t love fried foods? But, ugh, that greasy mess it makes when you’re preparing them in your own kitchen. This splatter screen will keep the oil where it belongs — in the pan — and lessens the amount of clean-up you’ll have to do afterward. There are sizes available to fit pans from nine to 15 inches in diameter.
It’s On Lock
You might not immediately think “cleaner and more organized” when you look at this set of cabinet locks and drawer latches, but remember that kids can make a complete mess of a room in as little as a few minutes if you’re distracted. These locks and latches will keep things in their place, while also eliminating the danger of potential accidents.
Your New Kitchen Helper
Got unorganized kitchen cabinets? I hear you. Mine always start off great and morph into a mess because — guess what? — I can’t stop buying stuff on Amazon. This cabinet organizer set will give new life to your kitchen, bathroom, or even closet storage by putting everything in its place. The baskets have wide openings for easy access while the shelves nest neatly.
Let me introduce you to the only handheld steamer vacuum combo on the market. Sometimes spaces are just too small (or too high) to use a proper steam mop or vacuum. This option gives you a wet/dry vac and a steamer in one compact package. Designed with pet owners in mind, this vac offers chemical-free cleaning for your carpet, upholstery, and furniture.
Spray Odors Away
Smells are weird, aren’t they? Some of us love the smell of coffee, the ocean, or freshly-baked bread while we have very opposite feelings for smells like sweat, musty towels, or clothes, or cooked Brussel sprouts. This odor-eliminating spray tackles the latter with ease, removing bathroom odors, pet smells, and other nose-tickling scents (and not in a good way). This spray features an orange spice fragrance.
Don’t Bug Me
If there’s one thing that instantly makes a house feel gross, it’s gnats and other flying things that take over the air. This indoor insect trap uses light to attract bugs and then traps them with sticky glue boards; no more of that jarring “zap” sound. The manufacturer recommends setting it near fruit, trash bins, or plants to work its magic.
Cat Scratch Fever
Does anyone in your house have claws? I’m not talking about excessively long nails. I’m talking about little talons designed to wreak havoc on your upholstery. These clear furniture protectors will deter the furry overlords in your house from scratching your furniture, one of the more significant investments you make in your home. Thick and flexible, these are easily attached using the provided self-adhesive pads and twist pins.
I know you probably think you’ve already seen every dishcloth known to man, but what about Swedish dishcloths? Designed to be super absorbent, reusable, and biodegradable, these dishcloths are safe for all surfaces but are specifically designed for washing dishes, wiping countertops, and producing streak-free mirrors and windows. When they’re dirty, simply throw them in the laundry and they’ll be returned good as new.
Master Your Makeup
Men love to give women a hard time about their bathroom counters, but honestly, what do they expect? We have an entire industry of makeup, skincare, and hair care products marketed at us every minute we’re awake. This 360-degree rotating makeup organizer will give a lot of those lotions and potions a home, giving new life to your bathroom vanity instantly.
Seriously sanitizers, this one is for you. This portable ozone generator and sanitizer eliminates smells, purifies your air, and destroys bacteria and viruses with the flip of a switch. Practical, compact, lightweight, and easy to carry, but powerful, this unit works in as few as 30 minutes to refresh your space. One reviewer said, “Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t believe the difference this made in my home after just one use.”
Down Under Storage
If you can’t throw it out, you can at least hide it in a space few people utilize for storage: That black hole that is under your bed. These under-bed storage organizers are great for everything from shoes you wear less frequently to bedding to bulky sweaters and sweatshirts. These zippered bags feature adjustable dividers that’ll fit anything you decide to stuff in there.
Feel Free To Vent
Do you think of Amazon for things like air vent filters? I’m guilty of bypassing them sometimes in favor of home improvement stores, but no longer. This filtration kit includes more than 30 filters per roll to trap dust, pollen, smoke, and other unwanted particles and plenty of installation tape. Stop running out to big box stores and have your vent filtration kit shipped right to your front door.
Tame The Mess With Mats
I have a real pet peeve regarding tile floors — I can’t stand to walk on them when they’re wet. These memory foam bath mats come in a variety of sizes and patterns like the fun dino print pictured above. Better yet, it’ll eliminate those sopping wet floors that skeeve me out to walk on. These are non-slip and machine-washable.
Perfect Your Pantry
Most likely, you’re waging a war against your pantry … like many of the rest of us. There’s never enough room for everything and the stuff you need always seems to be in the very back. This over-the-door pantry organizer puts the things you use regularly easily within reach and frees up your pantry shelves for other things … like cookies.
This China Storage Is Fine
I’m not sure who swaps out their fine china multiple times a year, but if that’s you, you need to invest in these china storage containers that accommodate a dozen dinner, salad and dessert plates, saucers, and coffee mugs, and wine glasses. Make with luxurious quilting, these are nicely padded and feature zippers for the easiest of access. Nearly 50 felt plate dividers are included.
You probably have people in your household who have — we’ll call it, difficulties — making it to the laundry room with their dirty clothes. These pop-up hampers send a gentle reminder to get it off the floor and into the basket. Great for college dorm rooms or traveling, these can also be functional in an upstairs bathroom or teenager’s room, if you dare tread.
Fly Off The Shelf
If I had the room, I’d put bookshelves everywhere … and not just for books. This industrial-inspired bookshelf matches any decor and is a great resting place for everything from knick-knacks to books, of course. It’s made with a steel frame and dark brown wood with five shelves that can hold up to 22 pounds apiece. Sounds to me like a good excuse to buy more books.
Am I the only one who struggles to organize cans? I seem to never be able to find the right can and only discover it after I’ve already gone to the store and purchased another. This stackable can rack organizer may be just what the
doctor chef ordered. It fits in a pantry, cabinet, or on the countertop, if that’s your jam, and each one holds up to 36 cans.
Throw In The Towel
The only thing better than a sturdy paper towel holder is a paper towel holder you can use with just one hand. This one from GoodTurn lets you grab and tear off a single sheet like a ninja (their words, not mine). This one has extra weight and a non-slip base, both of which help it to be the ninja-beloved paper towel holder it has become.
I hate dusting — like, I loathe it. But, somehow, it doesn’t count as dusting if it’s on a pole with a reusable pad. This turbo mop removes dirt, dust, pet hair, and other debris from all types of flooring surfaces. The 360-degree rotating head makes it simpler to get into all those nooks and crannies, which everyone knows is where dust goes to hide.
Get Into A Scrape
I’ve written about these plastic scraper tools a few times now and I’m still intrigued every time. These pen-like devices have hundreds of uses from removing candle wax from your countertop to getting that pesky price tag off your latest purchase. Grease and grime? No match. Soap buildup? Say “sayonara.” (That’s “goodbye” in Japanese, in case you didn’t know.) Grab a two-pack for $12.
Order In The Outdoors
The official name for this product is the YardStash outdoor storage box, but I prefer their description which calls it a “weatherproof tarp sanctuary.” Crafted from vinyl that won’t crack, warp or leak, this storage solution is major space-saving salvation that’s ideal for patio furniture, cushions, garden tools, and more. It features a water-shedding lid, splashproof mesh vents, adjustable straps, and easy-open buckles.
The Sharpest Organizer In The Drawer
Stop stirring up everything in your kitchen drawer to get to that one knife that’s your favorite. Instead, grab these bamboo adjustable drawer dividers that let you organize so you can see easily where everything is. I love this option for drawers that aren’t of a standard size where utensil trays might not fit. This option utilizes the entire drawer as an organizer, neatly separated with these dividers.
Organize Your Batteries
When I was growing up, we had a battery drawer. If you needed a battery, that was your first stop to locate one. Thirty years later, we’ve evolved as a society and come up with this battery organizer that comes with a built-in tester. This contraption holds 93 batteries of varying sizes organized beneath a clear hinged cover. It comes in seven different colors, too.
I feel fortunate to have a large walk-in closet but sometimes I wish I had drawers or shelves to make things truly organized. This five-shelf hanging closet organizer is the next best thing, allowing you to put outfits out ahead of time or organize T-shirts or accessories. Slim with an open-concept design, it features two stainless steel hanging hooks and six exterior mesh pockets.
All Zipped Up
The first thing I think of when I see zip-ties is more closely related to my true crime addiction than my compulsion to organize, but the latter is definitely a solid tidying up option. These zip cable ties come in a pack of 100 and I would recommend them for exactly what they’re being pictured doing above: Pulling cords and cables together in a way that keeps them neat and tidy.
Orange You Thankful For This Spray?
Pet odors are a real struggle for most of us, probably because those sneaky little buggers sneak off and hide and leave us “presents” we’d rather not get. This pet odor eliminator spray from Angry Orange tackles those trouble spots with ease on the carpet, furniture, and floors. It’s derived from orange peels so you know it’ll have a light, citrusy fragrance.
If I could put everything in my house in a storage cube, I would be so happy. That’s not possible, of course — have you tried putting a microwave in a storage cube? — but they are crazy handy for a variety of other uses. Each set comes with one large organizer and three smaller organizers that nest inside when not in use. You can also snag these in several colors.
Save Some Space With These Bags
Christmas travel seemed like the perfect opportunity to give these space-saving compression bags a go and I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. This purchase includes a set of 10 large-sized bags that work by rolling them up to save space. Unlike other brands, this one requires no vacuum, which means one less thing you have to pack when you’re headed on the road.
Spray It Away
If you’re looking for a quick refresh, give this eucalyptus room spray a try. This one is great for giving your room a calming aroma, making it a particularly effective option for a bedroom. This also comes in other scents like a refreshing peppermint and aloe, sage, and lavender. These sprays are non-toxic, chemical-free, and have a long-lasting fragrance.
Care For Your Car, Too
Alright, technically, your car is not a part of your home, but if you drive much, you’re spending a fair amount of time in there. Keep it clean by buying a dedicated car vacuum cleaner. This one comes with an extra-long cord (that plugs right into your existing auxiliary outlet), multiple attachments, and a storage bag. Toss it into your trunk when not in use and it’ll always be nearby.