37 Things Under $20 Every Adult Should Own | 22 Words

Have you ever gone over to someone's house who you consider to "have it all together" and just stood in awe at all their amazing stuff? Do you wish you could live like more of a grown-up but aren't sure where to start? I've got some good news for you! The following 37 products are made for people who want to make their lives easier and solve annoying problems.

Consider this a starter pack for grown-up life. You might want to bookmark this page right now so you can refer back to it. It really is the adult thing to do.

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This TubShroom That Keeps Drains Running Smoothly

I have a LOT of hair. So much so, in fact, that pretty much every drain in my home is constantly clogged to the point where they refuse to even drain. It drives my husband insane. Luckily, a friend told me about an amazing product called the TubShroom, which instantly catches all the hair before it can create a clog. Talk about a game changer!

These Meal Prep Containers That Make Lunchtime 100x More Awesome

When I worked in an office, my lunches tended to consist of a brown paper bag jammed with whatever random food items I could find in the cupboards before I ran out the door. They weren't healthy, and, worst of all, they tasted pretty terrible. If only I had known about these Freshware Meal Prep Containers, which have perfectly portioned sections so you can pack something that's both delicious AND good for you.

This Windshield Cover That's A Must For Winter Weather

My husband and I recently bought a house that doesn't have a garage, which, although helped to bring the cost down, is a major pain in the butt during a Wisconsin snow storm. Until we can build a garage, we've been using this Shynerk Magnetic Edges Car Snow Cover, which means no more scraping ice or brushing snow for hours every morning. I don't know how we lived without it!

This Ice Cube Tray That Customers Are Raving About

I didn't own an ice cube tray until I turned 30 years old. I just figured that I didn't need one, and that my lukewarm drinks were perfectly fine the way they were. Boy, was I wrong.  These Ozera 2 Pack Silicone Ice Cube Tray Molds create the types of ice cubes that dreams are made of, and once you try them you'll be a lifelong cube convert. 

This Shower Curtain That Repels Mold And Bacteria

Take a minute to think about your shower curtain right now. Is it pristine, spotless, and totally worthy of guest usage? Or does the thought of someone outside your household using your shower right now make you break into a cold, panicky sweat? This LiBa Mildew Resistant Anti-Bacterial Shower Curtain Liner keeps it clean and mold-free so you're always ready for a last-minute overnight guest.

This Reusable Tote With A Seriously Cute Graphic

We've all been there: It's right around lunchtime, your stomach is growing, and every single person around you have suddenly transformed into the most annoying human being on the planet. You start to wonder why you're jumping down everyone's throats over basically nothing, and then it hits you: You're not just hungry, you're HANGRY. That's why you need this BLUE Q Hangry Handy Tote in your life.

This Sharpener That Transforms Your Old, Dull Kitchen Knives

If you're anything like me, you have the same set of kitchen cutlery that you've been using for the last 10 years. Sure, they're a bit dull, but they still work (for the most part). Want to upgrade your knife skills without dropping a fortune on a new set? Get this KitchenIQ Edge Grip Knife Sharpener, which transforms an old, worn-out set for under six bucks. Score!

This Non-Slip Liner That You'll Use All Over Your House

This Duck Brand Select Grip Easy Liner Non-Adhesive Shelf Liner is one of those products that, after you buy it, you'll wonder how you ever lived your life without it. It can be easily cut up to fit any size job and is perfect for lining drawers, shelves, keeping rugs and cushions from slipping, and anywhere else where you need a little bit of grip. 

This Dotted Grid Notebook That's Small And Easy To Write In

As a writer, I'm constantly kicking myself for not taking a bit of time out of my daily life to just jot some things down. Whether it be a quick poem, my thoughts on the day, a grocery list or events for the week, this Dotted Grid Notebook/Journal helps you get your thoughts down quickly and easily. The small size means you can just throw it in a bag and run out the door.

]This Recycling Sorter That Makes Saving The Planet A Snap

We all want to do our part for the environment, and while it make take a little bit longer out of your day, part of being an adult is taking those extra steps to do the right thing. This Whitmor Triple Recycle Sorte in Black makes it easy to do the right thing. It features several different sections to help you separate your recycling and aluminum handles so you can easily bring it out to the recycling can on trash day.

This Wine Stopper That Keeps You From Wasting Your Vino

As a certified grown-up, you probably treat yourself to a delicious glass of wine a few nights per week. But it can be tough to finish an entire bottle in one setting (and I don't recommend it), so often times "wine time" can turn into "wasted wine time" since you're forced to dump out half the bottle. Not anymore! This Vacu Vin Wine Saver pumps all the air out of your bottle so it stays fresh for longer. 

This Drying Rack That Mounts Directly Onto The Wall

Drying racks are basically a necessity once you reach a certain age. You get to the point where you're sick of constantly shrinking your favorite sweaters and jeans, but don't have the space to have wet clothing draped over every piece of furniture in your house. This Retractable Clothes Drying Rack can be mounted directly onto the wall so it takes up minimal space. At last!

This Tub O Towels Made For Heavy-Duty Messes

Are you a total klutz? Do you spill something on your rug or couch more often than you'd like to admit? Are you constantly muttering obscenities under your breath as you try and fail to get a stain out of your furniture or home decor? Trust me, I understand. These Tub O Towels Heavy-Duty Cleaning Wipes will take care of any mess without breaking a sweat so you don't have to.

This Dust Pan Set That You'll Wish You Bought Years Ago

A dust pan brush set. It doesn't sound very exciting, right? You're probably thinking to yourself, "Do I really need this? I'm not 70! Do I really want to become my mother?" Trust me on this one: Yes. Yes you do. And the next time you drop an entire bowl of Cheerios onto your kitchen floor and it shatters into a million pieces, you'll be glad you took my advice.

This Water Bottle With A Built-In Infuser

How much water have you had today? If the answer is "none", then it's time you upped your hydration game. I know, I know. Forcing yourself to drink gallons of water every day can be a chore. But that's where this Savvy Infusion Flip Top Fruit Infuser Water Bottle comes in. Simple fill the built-in infuser with your favorite fruits and veggies and your boring water gets a major flavor boost.

This Roll-Up Drying Rack That's Ridiculously Convenient

I hate cooking. There, I said it. It takes a lot to get me into the kitchen, and if I'm cooking a meal it needs to be as easy as possible or else I'll throw my hands up in frustration as walk out of the room. This Roll-up Dish Drying Rack is one of those kitchen products that makes your life just a bit easier and adds a stylish touch to your kitchen. So it's basically a win-win.

This Wireless Charger That's A Tech Must-Have

I was recently over at a friend's house and noticed that she had her phone resting on what looked to be just a black disc on her side table. When I asked what it was, she said nonchalantly, "Oh, that's my phone charger." She literally just sits her phone on top of it and it charges. Period. No wires required. I was hooked. This CHOETECH Wireless Charger will have you living in year 2059. 

These Cookie Sheet Liners That Bakers Swear By

Remember what I said about how much I hate cooking? That goes double for baking. There's just so much that could go wrong, and it's like a science experience that most often (at least in my case) goes horribly, horribly wrong. But with these AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat, I can actually make a dozen cookies and not worry about them sticking to the sheet or burning on the bottom.

This Toilet Paper Holder That Instantly Upgrades Your Bathroom

You're an adult now, and it's time to stop just putting a roll of paper towel on the back of your toilet like you did when you were in college. And for under $15 bucks, this Moen Toilet Paper Holder gives your bathroom a chicness that seems way more expensive than it is. It's also incredibly easy to install and takes up minimal space, making it perfect for tiny bathrooms.

These Silicone Stretch Lids That Keep Food Fresh

I can't tell you how many food items I've thrown out because I haven't stored them correctly and they've gone bad way sooner than they should have. These Silicone Stretch Lids are a total life-saver. The stretch to fit over pretty much anything (fruit, cups, Tupperware, bowls) so you waste less and enjoy more of the fresh, delicious food you love. They also save you money in the long run.

This Rechargeable Screwdriver That Tackles Any Household Job

Would you consider yourself a particularly handy person? If the answer to that is a definite "NO", that's all about to change. This BLACK+DECKER Rechargeable Screwdriver takes an annoying household chore and turns it into no big deal. And once you start using this baby you'll start feeling more and more accomplished, then before you know it you'll be consider building an entirely new wing of your house yourself. (But you should probably leave that one to the professionals.)

This Over Door Bathroom Organizer That Totally Frees Up Your Space

If you're anything like me, you have a terrible habit of hoarding bathroom products. And seeing as my husband and I are forced to share one bathroom with minimal storage space, this tends to lead to some frustration, fighting, and threats to throw products out the window. This mDesign Over Door Bathroom Hair Care & Hot Styling Tool Organizer Basket solves this universal problem instantly.

This Toothbrush and Razor Holder That Suctions Right To Your Mirror

Here's another genius solution to a cramped bathroom. This Tooletries Silicone Waterproof Toothbrush and Razor Holder clears up valuable bathroom drawer real estate by sticking directly onto your vanity mirror, meaning it's out of the way and still exactly where you need it. Seriously, why didn't I think of this thing?? This is one of those products that literally everyone should have in their home.

These Foldable Trivets That Protect Your Countertops

The other day, I cooked a pot of spaghetti sauce, took it off the stove and placed it on my kitchen countertop without a single thought that it might be a horrible, horrible idea. It immediately left a scorch mark, and I've cursed my own stupidity every day since. If only I had some of these Tenta Kitchen Foldable Silicone Trivets. Learn from my mistakes, people.

This Makeup Bag That Rolls Up For Easy Transport

My husband and I travel a lot, and we like to share a suitcase so we're not forced to pay for costly bag fees. This involves some very strategic packing, and my old, oversized makeup bag was taking up WAY too much room. That's why this Hanging Roll-Up Makeup Bag is one of my new favorite purchases. It rolls up to take up minimal space but still holds all of my travel essentials. 

These Cooling Cups That Keep Your Wine Perfectly Chilled

Image this scenario for a minute: You get home from work after a hellish day at the office, kick off your shoes, and pour yourself a glass of delish white wine. As you collapse on the couch and take your first sip, you shudder at the realization that your wine is, in fact, not chilled to perfection but lukewarm and disgusting. These Host Wine Freeze Cooling Cups make that horrifying scenario nothing more than a bad dream.

This Cold Brew Maker That Will Kick Start Your Mornings

Have you ever tried cold brew coffee before? If not, it's time you did. The combination of icy coldness mixed with the strong, rich flavor makes it an amazing start to your day, and with this Airtight Cold Brew Coffee Maker, it couldn't be easier to make in the comfort of your very own home. No last minute trips to Starbucks to satisfy your caffeine cravings for you!

This Herb Saver That Keeps Your Greens From Withering

Looking for a way to kick up the flavor on your weeknight dinners without adding a ton of salt and fat? Throw in some fresh herbs! The problem, however, is that fresh herbs tend to wither away just hours after bringing them home from the grocery story. That's what makes this Prepara Eco Herb Savor Pod such a supper superhero. It keeps herbs fresh for weeks longer than the fridge.

This Garment Steamer That Keeps Your Clothes Fresh

There are few things in life that I hate more than ironing my clothes. I'm constantly making creases where there shouldn't be creases, burning myself, and somehow getting big water spots everything when all I wanted was a fresh, dry, crisp wardrobe that doesn't make me look like I live out of my car. This Lemontec Portable Travel Garment Steamer is the answer to my ironing prayers.

This Organizer Drawer That Expands To Fit Any Dimension

What do your kitchen drawers look like right now? Are they perfectly organized to the point where Martha Stewart would be seriously impressed? Or are they so jumbled and unorganized that she would take one look at them and run screaming from your house? This Lipper International Bamboo Wood Adjustable Drawer makes it easy to get organized. Simple throw one in a drawer, expand it to fit perfectly and fill in the compartments. Easy peasy!

This Dash Mini Maker That Makes Adorably Tiny Waffles

Waffles are basically the most perfect food on earth. Am I wrong? I know I sound like Leslie Knope when I say this, but I could eat waffles for every meal and be perfectly happy with my life. If you agree with the above statements, it's time you got one of these Dash Mini Makers, which makes tiny waffles in just minutes. Your Sunday mornings will never be the same.

This Portable Humidifier That Keeps You Hydrated On-The-Go

When you're traveling, it's extremely easy to get dehydrated. You're constantly busy, so you forget to drink enough water. You're running through airports and staying in hotel rooms where the air in ridiculously dry, meaning your skin becomes so cracked and dried-out that you look about 10 years older than you actually are. This Ostad Humidifier solves that problem for you. The tiny size makes it incredibly portable.

This Egg Cooker That's Insanely Easy To Use

My new year's resolution for 2019 was to eat healthier. So far, it's been a struggle, since my schedule is so jam-packed that I tend to just cram whatever food I can find in my mouth and not even think about whether it's healthy or not. So if I'm going to eat healthy, it has to be easy. A friend told me about this HoLife Stainless Steel Egg Boiler, which cooks seven eggs at once so I can have a protein-packed snack with minimal effort.

This Nail File That's Basically Magic

After years and years of biting my nails, I finally quit about a year ago. Since then, I've been amazed at how long and strong my nails have grown. They also tend to get jagged, split, and overall terrible-looking when I neglect them for too long. This Premium Glass Nail File With Case makes your nails look like you just came from the salon without the $60 price tag.

This Night Light That's Motion-Activated

When my husband and I bought our house, we were amazed at how many times we nearly injured ourselves in the dark and shadowy corridors in the middle of the night. We needed something that would illuminate our hallways only when we really needed it. Enter these GE Ultra Brite Motion-Activated Night Lights, which only turn on when they detect motion. How brilliant is that?

This Veggie Peeler That's Dishwasher Safe

I have to admit, it took me a long, long time to break down and buy a vegetable peeler. I just didn't think I needed one, and the thought of peeling a ton of potatoes sounded like the worst thing in the world. But when I finally bought won, I chose this OXO Good Grips Y Peeler, and I couldn't be happier with it. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and fun to come up with new uses for it. Like, for example, delish zucchini noodles!

These Velvet Hangers That Give Your Closet A Grown-Up Makeover

Looking for a way to instantly upgrade your sad, disheveled closets? Invest in a set of these Zober Non-Slip Velvet Hangers. They're incredibly sleek-looking, and the velvet coating means that your clothes won't be constantly slipping off of them. Plus, you can get a set of 30 for only $16.99. You'll be showing off your Kardashian-level closets to your friends and family every time they come over.