After over a year in our homes due to the pandemic. I do not know a single person that is looking at their home and thinking... it's time to refresh this space. I don't know about you but money has been tight in my house but I always like to find ways to make things work whether it be something the kids desperately want to making my home look a little more respectable. A friend told me that if you hunt the endless pages of Amazon.com there are bargains to be had. I was so surprised to learn that there is so much affordable and nice stuff on Amazon. I personally find Amazon super useful for items which make daily life a little more simple or provide a daily hack which makes cleaning a little more manageable. I did hours of hunting to find the best stuff and I have written about so much other stuff in the past that it occurred to me that I should do the same for the items I found. So I made a list of the 42 products I got for my home, and trust me on this, they do not disappoint. These are my holy grail products that you need to know about.
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Save A Whole Lotta Room With These Cascading Hangers
We live in an old house so the closet space is not designed for modern living. Everyone has clothing for all seasons which means our closets are stuffed to the brim with clothes. In an effort to make things easier to find and my 2021 resolution to be able to close the closet doors. I did a little tidy and magically found room with these cascading hangers. You can save space in your closet without having to spend a lot of money. Magic!
This Lazy Susan Is Super Helpful for Easy Reachvia Amazon
Lazy Susans are amazing little contraptions. I like to use them in the fridge for easy condiment access but you can also use them in cabinets or under the sink for craft supplies, vitamins, cosmetics - basically anything that you need easy access to.
This Robot Vacuum Powers Through Cleaning My Floors
I've wanted a robot vacuum as long as I can remember. We have pets and I just can't keep up with the hair and dust on our hardwood floors throughout the house. This has been an investment buy for us because of the high price tag. I trawled through the reviews until I found one that scored highly for suction power, battery life and cleaning efficiency. With over 4,400 positive reviews it is also at a reasonable price point in comparison to other models.
These Earring Backs Have Your Back
There are four ladies in my house and all of us wear earrings. However, I personally find the normal metal backs are not as nice on my ear as these silicone ones. Well the other reason I like them so much is that I have a terrible habit of misplacing the backs of my earrings down drains or wherever they choose to fly out my hand when I'm either taking them off or putting them on. This little box of miracles holds about a million (ok, 1,200) earring backs. Never again do I have to worry about one dropping into the void. They're clear plastic so they are virtually undetectable and they'll fit on any earring from a standard post to danglers.
These Pillows Are Oh-So-Plush You Will Never Have a Restless Night Again
You can't get a good night's sleep without a good pillow. These plush gel pillows are Amazon buyer faves, rating 4.4 stars by more than 109,000 reviewers. They have 100% cotton covers and are hypoallergenic and machine washable. The gel fiberfill is designed to retain its shape rather than shifting or bunching.
This Sweatshirt Blanket Is Actually Life Changing
I am a creature of comfort. I absolutely adore cozy things, and this sweatshirt blanket is no exception - it looks amazingly snuggly and so much more stylish than a Snuggy, no? I have bought one for every member of my family and we use them on the cooler nights and it's especially a favorite when we have family meal nights and sit down to enjoy a good movie together. We also take them on camping trips because they are so super warm and great to sleep in the outdoors in. Is this the new athleisure? I think so...
Add Some Green To Your Space With These Fake Eucalyptus Plantsvia Amazon
Okay I have a confession. I cannot keep plants alive. So I got these these fake eucalyptus plants to achieve the look without sacrificing any more shrubs. They look brilliant anywhere; on a window sill in your home office for some quick decoration or in the kitchen or bathroom. You don't need to water them, and the concrete-style pots are basically guaranteed to match any decor. Plus, they look seriously real to the point where you'll probably see guests touching the leaves just to check.
This Sheet Set Is The Epitome of Style and Comfort With Over 220K Reviews
I have these sheets in every room of the house. They are absolutely amazing for both comfort and because they come in a variety of amazing colors and patterns. I was able to work with everyone's personal taste and style in their rooms. I personally take the view that your bed should look and feel as amazing as possible. Start today with this sheet set. There's a reason why they have received more than 220,000 positive reviews in the Amazon store. Cart now!
These Silk Pillows Have 147K Reviewers Raving About How They Retain Shiny Hair
So a friend told me that if you use silk pillow slips they are better for keeping your newly washed and blow dried hair in place. Let me tell you during a busy week this is something that I can keep pushing over to the next day because I don't have enough hours in the day. I cannot tell you the difference I have noticed in my hair since from swapping over to these pillowcases. There is also a secondary benefit which is sleeping on silk pillowcases is so luxurious.
A Tough Scrubber For Your Cast Iron Cookwarevia Amazon
I'm in love with my cast iron pan, but I'm not in love with how much of a pain it is to clean it. After some intense research and digging into customer reviews that's why I own this cast iron brush. Not only do the angled bristles make it easy to clean deep into the corners, but the scraper tip is perfect for all those burnt-on bits that my sponge can't handle.
These Star Lights Are The Perfect Soft Lighting Solution
I love this star curtain light to add the perfect dose of sparkle to a room. I have put them up as soft lighting in my kids room and I loved them so much I got another set for the garden. They are water-proof so they can easily go outside for decoration. Especially as the weather is due to get warmer soon I really want to prep the garden for some much needed outdoor socializing with friends and family over the coming months.
This Moon Night Light Has Over 3.9K Reviews on Amazon
This wildly popular moon nightlight with over 3,9K stellar reviews is on sale right now. You can use for a kid's room nightlight or in grown-up spaces as cool ambient lighting. You can't decorate every kid's room with stars... it works for girls but not the boys so this is a brilliant solution.
Maximize Your Bathroom Storage With This Corner Cabinetvia Amazon
No matter how big your bathroom is there is always that issue of space and I don't know about you but I feel like I never have enough room. From everyone's personal care products to feminine goodies to toilet paper to cleaning supplies, bathroom cabinets fill up quickly. I found this little guy which enabled me to not only maximize what was previously unused space but with this corner cabinet I can now store extra toilet paper, hair and hide the cleaning products and more.
This Highly-Rated Pillow That Works For Any Kind Of Sleeper
My partner is a side-sleeper so I had to research a specialist pillow for him because he has difficulty with pain in his shoulder blades with the wrong types of pillows. A good pillow is practically priceless, and this one has a bit of a cult following because it is great for every sleeper. Back, side, front, you name it. It comes with a premium filling that supports your head and neck and keeps you in alignment while you sleep. Not firm enough, the company even gives you some bonus filling if you need extra support. No wonder it has thousands of five-star reviews.
This Easy-to-Install Attachment That Filters Out Chlorine From Your Shower Watervia Amazon
If you suffer from excessively dry skin then this attachment is for you. Simply attach the device between your water pipe and shower head, and this filter will remove drying chlorine from your water. It also helps neutralize your water's pH level as well as neutralize any funky odors. The best part is there are zero tools required for installation you simply just snap it in and you're ready to go. But the best part? It's designed to work with all types of showers.
This Holder That Keeps Your Sponges Mold-Free
One way to combat mold and mildew is by making sure your dish sponge or scrubber brush gets completely dry between uses. Contrary to popular opinion in our household, it can't do that while lying in the sink. This sling makes it easier to keep your sponge dry and your home clean. Plus, it frees up space on your countertops. BOOM! Instant storage.
DIY Car Detailing With This Dustbuster
If you don't have a hand-vac yet. I only have one thing to say to you. What are you waiting for? This Black+Decker Dustbuster is affordable, durable, and extremely handy around the house and car. Charge it up on the included charging base for cordless vacuuming wherever you need it. I especially find it useful for spills in my kitchen but really I use it everywhere in my house.
Make Your Own Piece of Art With This Hands Casting Kitvia Amazon
Okay so this one is a bit random but I found it super useful when I had the kids home during the pandemic and I was scratching around for cheap activities. When you have time on your hands, you may as well have plaster on your hands! The best part was that it was not only fun to make but you end up with a unique piece of art at the end of it. The hand casting kit includes everything you need and detailed instructions. Fun for couples or families!
A Cooling Blanket For Those Hot Summer Nights
I don't know about you but I find I cannot go to sleep unless I have the feeling of a blanket or a sheet on me. I also sleep with a fan all year round because the noise soothes me to sleep. If you're a hot sleeper like I am, this cooling blanket will absolutely change your life. No longer am I waking up in the middle of the night with my nightclothes sticking to me, nor am I constantly stuck having to wash my bed sheets. It's made from a blend of breathable cotton and PE cooling fabric, plus it's safe to toss into the washing machine.
This M-Design Expandable Four Compartment Drawer Organizer For Large Utensils
I'm a big fan of organized cupboards and drawers. Cutlery organizers are easy to find but I find that it's harder to find something to suit larger utensils. This mDesign Adjustable, Expandable Four Compartment Kitchen Cabinet Drawer Organizer is perfect for serving spoons, cooking utensils, and other gadgets. Not only is it expandable to your drawer it comes in a variety of colors to match your kitchen decor. Perfection!
This Essential Oil Diffuser Adds Moisture To Air And Adds The Perfect Room Scentvia AmazonDiffusers are so important during the drier winter months to add some moisture back into the air, plus they smell so amazing when you add yummy essential oils to the water. I have a similar one to this that I use next to my bed because it has a bunch of different colored lights you can use as a subtle nightlight.
Keep Your Tissues In This Cat Butt... Well Because It Will Get You Some Laughsvia Amazon
If you're gonna have a box of tissues out, you may as well keep it inside of this cat butt. Why not? It'll start conversations with anyone who needs to blow their nose, and the cat even looks happy. In fact, I think he likes it when you pull a tissue out. You always have to look on the funny side of life!
These Reusable Paper Towels Will Save You Big And Are Great For The Environment
These reusable paper towels are pretty much genius because you just wipe up your spills, throw 'em in the wash then they're ready to go again. We would previously go through a million paper towels a week here, and it was so wasteful. So an effort to reduce unnecessary cost and waste. These organic cotton towels are more absorbent than the paper version and a lot friendlier to the planet.
Twist This Bendable Neck Pillow Into Any Shape, or Snap Together for U-Shaped Supportvia Amazon
This is no ordinary airplane-style neck pillow. It's bendable, so you can twist it into whatever shape you need. There are snaps at the ends so that you can clip it around your neck, too. Choose from black, blue, or gray. Trust me. This little guy is brilliant for when you are couch snoozing to taking a long car journey.
This Over the Door Organizer Will Store Your Hairdryer, Brushes and More
I absolutely hate when my bathroom is all cluttered. I need things in an easy to reach functional and organized way. Messy bathroom shelves and cabinets seriously bother me. I could cut down on what I have in my bathroom but when you have multiple people. It's all-important! That's why this over-the-cabinet bathroom organizer was super useful for me. It's perfect for storing EVERYTHING and the best part is that there is no installation involved as it hangs over the door. Goodbye messy counters and hello easy to reach, not to mention, stylish organization.
It's Time To Set The Mood With These LED Candlesvia Amazon
This is Amazon's buyer's choice for flameless candles and I totally understand why. These LED candles are just like the real thing, calming flicker and all, except minus the fire hazard. The easiest way to create some much needed hygge in your space, I have these scattered all over my house.
This Multi-Purpose Powerhouse Pumice Is a Miracle Cleaner for Toilets
Scour away stubborn stains with the eco-friendly Powerhouse Pumice. It erases years of calcium deposits, limescale, hard water rings, iron deposits, rust stains, and other grime. Can be safely used on most porcelain, ceramic, and metal surfaces. Here's one 5-star review: "THIS THING IS A MIRACLE WORKER. Requires very little scrubbing, my dang toilets look brand spanking new!"
A Plastic Bag Dispenser So Your Bags Are Easy To Reach and In One Tidy Space
Let's be honest with each other. Are your plastic bags gathered in a lump underneath your sink? Don't worry, mine were too. That is until I got this handy dispenser. It's large enough for up to 30 bags, and each order comes with screws as well as adhesive so that you can mount it on cabinets, under sinks, or even just to a wall.
This Powerful Grout Brush Lets You Scrub Those Crevices Like Never Beforevia Amazon
It's so hard to get the grime out of those crevices in the bath and shower tile! It gets super caked-on, and most brushes just won't get deep enough into the grooves to clear it out. This grout cleaning brush, though, has the perfect solution. It's got stiff angled bristles that get into all the tiny crevices and corners. And it's shaped perfectly to be cradled in your hand for sturdy pressure as you go to work.
Sleeping Beauty Status Comfort With These Pillowsvia Amazon
Do you ever wake up with a sore neck in the mornings? I do regularly and ever since I discovered these pillows I can assure you that I have been pain free ever since. Also, I put so much effort into my bedtime skincare routine, you best believe I want a heavenly sleeping experience. It will make you feel like your head is in the clouds. So soft and fluffy. But the best part? At the moment they are on sale for the bargain price of $30 but they are still great value at $39.99.
Save Your Carpets With This Powerful and Effective Spray Cleanervia Amazon
A quick remedy to sudden, unexpected carpet stains (which often happens if you have lots of small and big humans plus a fur baby or two thrown in) is to spray the affected area with a spot remover. Spray, blot, let it sit, and voila! No vacuums or rinsing necessary. Folex is a top seller for a reason and will keep your carpets looking new for a long time.
This Shower Curtain Liner Is Antimicrobial And Has 132K Reviews
Chances are, your current shower curtain liner is all mildewy and is in need of a refresh. Try this one with over 132,000 rave reviews. Sure, it might not be as fancy as some of the other things on this list, but you'd be amazed at what a difference a new shower liner can make.
These Scrubbers That Clean Deep Into Tight Spacesvia Amazon
Grout, shower tracks, window sills — you name a tight space, these brushes can reach deep into it to get rid of grime. The opposite end on one brush features a scrubber blade for extra-stubborn dirt, while the non-slip handles help you hold on as you scrub back and forth.
This Window Film Adds Style, And Privacy At Low Costvia Amazon
Nothing ruins prancing around your home naked like spotting your neighbor peeking in through the window, so put this film up. Not only does it give you some extra privacy at an efficient price point, but it also filters the sun's rays so that your computer screen isn't left with a giant, obtrusive glare — a must-have for your next video conference.
What Kid Wouldn't Want a 3D Color-Changing Dinosaur Light?
Amazon.comThis is a one-of-a-kind night light that'll have the kids screaming with excitement. Just turn it on, and a 3D dinosaur springs to life before their eyes. It comes with a remote control with a timer, a dimmer switch, and seven light colors with adjustable brightness.
This Anti-microbial Scrubber Has a No-Stink Guaranteevia AmazonFor a cleaner, germ-free kitchen, you need to choose your dish scrubbers carefully. These Peachy Clean Scrubbers are a great choice! Made in the USA by a family business, these scrubbers are constructed of silicone and have a fresh, peachy scent.
This Drain Stopper Is Simply The Bestvia Amazon
Whenever I want to fill up the kitchen sink with soapy water, it's tough to get it to stay without draining away. This plug cover is an elegantly simple solution as it simply sticks to the bottom of your sink or tub and doesn't let a drop of water escape down the drain.
This Dustbuster Has Over 22K Ratingsvia Amazon
If you don't have a hand-vac yet, what are you waiting for? The Black+Decker Dustbuster is affordable, durable, and extremely handy around the house and car. Charge it up on the included charging base for cordless vacuuming wherever you need it.
This Window Track Cleaning Brush Is So Effectivevia Amazon
The next best thing other than paying someone to clean your windows is using this window track cleaning brush that gets all the dirt out easily. The tracks are seriously the grossest part of that painful task, but this brush makes it a breeze since it can get into the tiniest of crevices. It's got almost 2,000 rave reviews because it just plain works!
These Oven Rack Covers Stop Painful Burnsvia Amazon
Have I mentioned that I'm clumsy? Case in point, most of the time when I'm baking something I end up touching a part of my hand or arm to the piping hot oven rack causing a big ouch. These oven rack covers prevent that from happening; just pop 'em on over your racks and bake fear-free.
Take Inspo From Marie Kondo and Organize With These Shelf Organizers
It a fit of rage at my pantry shelves and my family's inability to seemingly behave like humans in our kitchen. I set about one Saturday during lockdown, with my kids, sorting out our pantry and the cupboards. By the end of the exercise, we had everything in it's place and I can now see at a glance where everything is. It also makes the weekly shopping list easier to compile because it's easier to see what we have on the shelves. Cart away!
Keep Your Laundry Organized With These Mesh Laundry Bags
As someone who over the years has destroyed a lot of delicate pieces of clothing in the wash. I can't say enough good things about these mesh laundry bags. The mesh can be used when washing laundry - anything from silk tops to sneakers in the washing machine - but can also be used to organize dirty clothes when on the road.