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49 Items For Your Home From Amazon That Our Readers Tell Us Are Must Buys

We know better than anyone that browsing the endless pages of Amazon Canada can be, in a word, overwhelming. I sometimes find myself in an endless scroll as there are so many products that look intriguing, but it’s hard to know what the best ones are in each category. So how do you filter out the products that are junk to get to the good stuff? Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve written about hundred (and hundreds…) of products over the years, but we have take the time to look at what our readers tell us are the best of the best. This list contains the 49 most popular products we’ve ever featured from Amazon Canada, and trust me on this, they do not disappoint. From nifty gadgets that make your life easier to every day items you need to make your home function with over 10,000 positive reviews. These are the holy grail products that you need to know about. There is no need to thank us. You are welcome!

You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).

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These Sheets Have Over 19K Rave Reviews

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Looking for new sheets? Have I found the best option for you! These amazing microfiber sheets are so incredibly comfortable and have over 19K glowing reviews for being soft, durable, wrinkle-free, and of great value. They come in 42 different colors and patterns, so you’re sure to find a pair (or two) that match the bedroom decor of every room in your house.

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It’s Time To Set The Mood With These LED Candles

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If you are looking for the ideal product to set the mood in a room of your house but also don’t want to risk a fire. Amazon’s LED candles are just like the real thing, calming flicker and all, except minus the hazard. The easiest way to create some much needed hygge in your space, I have these scattered all over my house from the lounge room to the bathroom.

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Sleeping Beauty Status Comfort With These Pillows

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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? They’re under $30.

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Make Your Home Healthier With This Air Purifier That Tackles Odor, Allergens and Pet Dander

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A high-quality air purifier is a great additional to any room in the house. This Levoit air purifier in white or black takes on allergens, odor, dust, mold, pet dander and more. It has a true HEPA filter and runs quietly. More than 29,000 buyers rate it 4.5 stars.

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This Antibacterial Kitchen Runner Adds A Touch Of Comfort And Class

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This antibacterial kitchen rug is made from easy-to-clean 100% nylon, so it resists bacteria from raw meat juice spills and stains of all kinds. It comes in a bunch of sizes and pretty colors, but my favorite is the geometric gray runner pictured above.

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Yes, This Dishwashing Rack Actually Makes Me Happy

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No one and I mean no one wants to stand around doing the dishes. If you’re anything like me, there is always an endless pile of dishes on the drying towel. Aimlessly thrown one on top of the other it’s a miracle anything dries. Well let me tell you, this hybrid drying-rack-towel easily organized my drying dishes in a way where it doesn’t look like a disaster and they actually dry. And when your dishes are dry you can easily stow it away in a drawer. Fabulous.

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People Swear That This Tub Shroom is the Best Shower Drain Protector Ever

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How can the unassuming TubShroom cause such a stir? With 72K plus reviews, mostly 4.5 star reviews, this little drain stopper is the best at catching hair while being easy to clean. Sure, you might not associate a drain protector with an “oasis”, but taking a shower without dealing with a clogged drain might just change your mind.

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This Fluffy Throw Blanket With Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

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I have throw blankets stashed all over the house, but this is the only one that glows in the dark! This cozy, plush throw blanket measures 50 by 60 inches, the perfect size for wrapping up to watch TV or keeping at the foot of the bed for chilly nights. It’s easy to find in the dark, thanks to the softly glowing stars (after 10 minutes of light exposure, the glow lasts up to 6 hours). A must have for the kids of the household (or in my case adult).

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This Laundry Guard That Keeps Your Socks From Disappearing

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I’ve had a problem with missing socks for as long as I’ve been doing laundry. For some reason, when I’m folding my clean clothes and matching socks together, there are suddenly all singles and no couples. Then it dawned on me: They’ve probably all been falling behind the washer and dryer this whole time. And it’s gross back there, so I’d rather just avoid that area altogether. This laundry guard lets me do that and I’m forever appreciative.

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These String Lights Are Solar Powered!

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These solar-powered string lights soak up the sun all day to give hours of warm glow at night without costing you anything in electricity. Pretty genius way to give your yard major ambiance on the cheap. At this price, you may want to buy multiple strands to decorate your entire porch or yard or brighten up the kids bedrooms.

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This Outlet Shelf Will Save You So Much Space

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I hate to see clutter on surfaces, like actually hate it, it’s one of my pet peeves. So when I found this outlet shelf and discovered for myself how functional it was around the house. I bought one for every room. Decluttering is surfaces makes the space feel more organized and clean.

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This Toilet Cleaner Does Your Dirty Work

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Cleaning the toilet might be the worst household chore, ever. I loathe it with every fiber of my being, but love when the toilet’s clean. What to do? Get this toilet cleaner that attaches inside your toilet’s water tank and bleaches the toilet every flush, is what! It comes in blue (so you can see it’s working I suppose) or bleach types, and it sends a little bit of cleaning solution every time someone uses the toilet to keep it sparkling fresh. You probably have to scrub really stubborn stains (gag), but for everyday freshness, I’m getting this asap.

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Actually See In Your Closet With A Motion-Activated Light

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Where do I start about how many nights these little magical strips of light have saved me from fumbling into the wall. I had my husband install one in the bathroom for my late night trips (yes… I go every night at 2am no matter when I stop drinking before bed). I also have one in the storage cupboards in the garage so when I’m riffling through I can see clearly what I am looking at.

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This Is The Desk Cleaner You Need For All Those Little Crumbies (And It’s So Cute)

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I’m not even joking when I tell you that my mom bought me this when I first moved out. When she gave it to me I genuinely thought she was joking, and when I realized she wasn’t, I thought she was nuts. But let me tell you, this little ladybug, is AWESOME and you need one in your kitchen, live.

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This Motion-Sensitive Night Light Can Help You Get Back To Sleep

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So my aforementioned nightly toilet visits are an appointment I never seem to miss or be late for. So if you are like me the next time you wake up for a midnight snack or bathroom run, let the warm glow of this motion-activated bed light guide you back to your bed (without the bruises). Forget turning on your bright lamp, waking up your partner and struggling to fall back asleep. You both deserve a better night’s rest.

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Always Have Soft Spreadable Butter With This Butter Bell Crock

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It is not an overstatement to say that the Butter Bell Crock will change your life. This ingenious contraption keeps your hydrophobic butter submerged in water so it stays fresh (but never wet, because: science!) and always spreadable right on your countertop. If you live in a warmer climate – the tip to stop your butter going mouldy is to add cold water and an ice cube. The refresh every other day if you are in intense humidity. Serioulsy, have you carted this yet?

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These Oven Liners Prevent Messes and Costly Oven Cleaning

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My husband decided to make one of those high-piled apple pies. We saw some black smoke coming out of the oven because the pie filling juice had overflowed and burned on the bottom of the oven. I seriously thought we were going to have a fire – the smoke alarms went off and it was a pain to clean up. I went on the hunt for these oven liners that you simply put on the bottom of the oven to catch any potential drips and drops. Take my advice and get these things asap to avoid the nightmare of oven deep-cleaning.

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This Wood Polish With 22K Reviews Works Miracles on Wooden Surfaces

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I will let the 22K plus reviews speak for the wonders this product will do for your furniture. Don’t throw away that dresser or table with good bones just because the wood’s beat-up. During Covid we were desperately trying to set up home offices and I found a desk I hadn’t used in a while which was not in great condition. Anyway, I brought try this wood polish to give it new life. As you can see in the before and after pic above, it’s pretty powerful stuff. Use it to take out water spots, scuffs, scratches, and more while adding much-needed moisture to the wood, so it looks great for a lot longer.

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This Reusable Tumbler With 2.7K Reviews That I Take Everywhere

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I love drinking out of straws, and while I’m very on board with getting rid of plastic straws, I still believe that sipping liquids out of straws is just more enjoyable. That’s why I’m obsessed with this Ello Devon Glass Tumbler with Silicone Sleeve. It keeps me hydrated and is super portable AND it’s an environmentally friendly option.

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These Mircofibre Sheets Have 25K Reviews Raving About Comfort And Durability

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I know I mentioned the microfibre sheets I have on my bed earlier but we couldn’t not mention these guys. Say goodbye to your boring white bedding as these stylish printed bedsheets are seriously cute. As they are also microfibre you will feel so comfortable and snug when climbing into bed at night. Who knows the next time we’ll be in a hotel, we’ve got to make every night count.

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Take Your TikTok Lights To The Bathroom With These Fun Toilet Lights

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Going to the bathroom in the middle of the night in the dark is no fun, and opening a bright bathroom light when you’re half asleep is even worse. These motion-activated lights solve all of your bathroom trip woes. With 16 LED colour options, going to the potty will feel more like going to a party.

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Give Your Shower A Sleek Upgrade With These Hooks

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If you’ve had your shower curtains for a decade or even worse, if you haven’t changed them since the last owner, gasp, you need to do it now, like right now. These sleek, shower curtain hooks will give your bathroom a chic feel, and they come in three gorgeous colours.

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This Seat Cushion Set That Does Wonders For My Back

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About a month ago, I noticed some horrible shoulder pain that never seemed to go away. No matter how much I stretched, slept with a pillow between my legs, or forced my husband to give me back rubs, it still hurt. And then, I finally realised that all this WFH was to blame. My make shift office chair is simply not great. This seat cushion with over 13K reviews on Amazon aligns my spin when I sit and it’s made a huge difference.

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These Drawer Dividers Are Perfect To Keep Drawers Organized

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I just love to be able to grab and go in my closet. So, I couldn’t ask for more when I saw these drawer organizers that have built-in partitions for keeping underwear, bra, tie and socks separately. It keeps my smalls nice and tidy which makes everything so much easier to find. I installed one drawer in my kids’ closet as well and now they don’t face difficulty in picking one out.

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This Under Sink Organizer Gives You Twice the Storage Space

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If you could have seen the cabinets under my kitchen sink before I discovered this incredible contraption. Close your eyes and picture a jumbled mess of cleaning products, oils and vinegars, hair products and more random stuff all piled together. Well… this is no more as I got this handy undersink organizer that has a place for everything. The best part is that It’s expandable from 15″-20″ so it’ll fit under sinks of all sizes, plus you can place the shelves at four levels to customize to your storage needs and there’s a genius space left for your pipes so it’ll fit perfectly.

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This Pocket Shower Curtain Keeps Your Shower Organized

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There is nothing more I hate in my bathroom than the dozens of products I am forced to buy, because not one person in my house shares a single thing, gathered on the bath floor. Between the different types of shampoo and kids’ bath toys, you can have a lot to keep around your bath. My bathroom was previously a graveyard for bottles. Then I discovered, this shower curtain which can be used with the pockets facing you in the shower, or with the pockets facing out. Problem solved.

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This Three Chamber Shower Dispenser Is Super Convenient And Practical

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I have a shower room downstairs that my husband likes to use on days when he is doing yard work or has been out for a run. Funnily enough, it also became a graveyard for bottles. But I wised up and got this wall dispenser to cut down on the mess. Not only is it super easy to assemble onto the shower wall with no tools required, and the large 14oz chambers are very easy to refill once you’re running low. Never fuss with shampoo bottles again.

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This Food Warmer That’s Perfect For Hot Lunches At Work

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Remember how I said it’s probably a good idea to stop spending $15 on lunch every day? Now it’s easier than ever to do it with this food warmer. It’s great for soups, stews, rice bowls, or even just transporting salads, and the lid locks down in order to help prevent accidental spills. You can also use it to keep dips warm during dinner parties, plus one Amazon shopper wrote about how you can’t smell the food heating up inside, making it perfect for the office.

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This Glasses Stand that Looks Great On My Bedside Table

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I am notoriously bad about both misplacing and mistreating my glasses. They’ve gotten horribly scratched over the years because I just stick them in random places when I’m not using them. This WhopperIndia Wooden Eyeglass Spectacle Holder keeps my glasses safe and my space extra quirky. I even bought one for my glasses-wearing BFF and it was a huge fit. I like that it looks more like a piece of art on my desk.

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The Cable Management Sleeve With Over 10K Reviews Banishes Cable Clutter

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This flexible JOTO Cable Management Sleeve is beloved by Amazon reviews — over 10K of users, to be exact. With a near-perfect rating, this form-fitting cable sleeve is an easy and efficient way to hide cable wires. This cable sleeve works especially well for wires behind TV entertainment systems and computer monitors.

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Add A Bit Of Magic To Your Food With These Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Just admit it: You’ve always thought of yourself as a bit of a Prince or Princess. With these magic wand salt and pepper shakers, you can be a little more fairy godmother … or godfather, if you will. Dispense salt and pepper with a flourish of your wand and add a bit of magic to your meals. You don’t even have to say “Shalakazam!” when you’re using them, but I highly recommend it.

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Fix Your Clogged Toilet Without Having To Call A Plumber

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This is the ultimate tool for your household when you get a clogged toilet. It is ergonomically designed to get in and around the S-bend to push through whatever is clogging your system. This little tool will save you costly call outs for the local plumber to fix what can be fixed with this magic tool. It is a revolutionary plunger and 3.2K positive reviewers agree.

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These Chair Socks Are Saving My Kitchen Floors

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We have wood floors in the kitchen and stools pulled up to our island where the kids eat 90% of their meals. The kids are wiggly and climb on and off the stools, meaning a lot of scraping across the wooden floor. We have the little plastic protectors on the stool legs, but they collect so much dirt and dust it looks like the stools are wearing fuzzy slippers. A much better solution are these chair socks, which just slip over the chair or stool legs and glide across the floor, no scratching! They come in a few colors to blend in with wood tones, but I think they look cute when in contrast, too.

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These Silky Satin Pillowcases Banish Morning Bed Hair

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Pamper yourself with these smooth, luxurious satin pillowcases. The polyester satin material creates less friction for your hair when you sleep, helping you wake up with smooth tresses instead of that frizzy electrified look. The smooth texture is also gentler on the skin for fewer wrinkles. You get two Queen-size pillowcases for only $8.99 — and the colors are to-die-for! I’m in love with the deep, lustrous teal, and have half a mind to design my entire bedroom around it.

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Strain Like A Pro With This Silicon Straining Gadget

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We’ve all been there – trying to strain pasta, holding our heavy pot full of hot water in one shaky hand and our flimsy plastic strainer in the other. This clip-on strainer will leave you wondering where it’s been all your life; it’s a serious game-changer.

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This Minimalist Toothbrush Holder That’s Cute And Clever

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Remember what I said about the downstairs shower room. You can barely fit a toothbrush into my tiny bathroom. There is literally nowhere to put it. I have a pedestal sink and zero cabinet space.
This toothbrush holder is not only incredibly small, but it’s also incredibly chic at the same time. It almost makes me forget how much I hate not having space in the downstairs bathroom.

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This Automatic Toilet Cleaner Is A God-Send

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So I let you in on my toilet cleaning secret system earlier. It is one of my least favorite chores. So I was overjoyed to find this automatic toilet cleaner and this is the amazing refill which accompanies the cleaner to freshens your commode with every flush. The eco-friendly bleach cleaning system installs easily into your toilet tank and keeps things sparkling fresh for up to three months, no scrubbing required.

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Keep Your Pantry Tidy With This Handy Organizer

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Before I had this nifty little organizer, I seriously had no idea what was stashed away in my pantry. I would buy something and it would enter the abyss, never to be seen again. With this, you will never hunt for an item buried deep in your pantry again! No need to check ten times before finding the snack that’s been hiding, you’ll be satisfied right away.

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This Iron Out Cleans Up Discoloration In Your Shower In Minutes

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If your shower looks anything like the picture above, you need Iron Out rust stain remover stat. It works incredibly well to remove those nasty orange stains in showers, bathroom and kitchen sinks and toilets. You can even use it on surfaces like concrete, tile and fabric inside and outside the home. Our shower curtain rings bled orange onto the shower curtain I really really like so I’m going to try to salvage it with this spray.

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It’s Absolutely Necessary You Have These In Your House

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When my husband and I moved in together, my in-laws gave us a decanter, you know, because adulting. We suddenly felt very fancy. Except, we used it once and it was practically impossible to clean. So it sat sadly in our cupboard collecting dust until I happened across these helpful little cleaning balls specifically for decanters and other oddly shaped items.

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These Cute Hedgehog Dryer Balls Make Doing Laundry A Seamless Experience

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Okay, who knew something as cute as hedgehog dryer balls could actually be useful? Reduce your drying time with these laundry balls and avoid annoying wrinkles and static in your clothing. Better yet, you can cross that expensive fabric softener off your “to buy” list – guaranteed you won’t be needing that anymore with this adorable (and did we mention reusable) replacement.

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These Cute Lotus Holders Organize Your Cotton Swabs or Toothpicks

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Keep your cotton swabs and toothpicks safe from dust and dirt with these cute lotus storage holders. For less than $12 they add a cute touch to any coffee table or bathroom, and the lid is transparent so you can easily see how many swabs are still inside.
But what do reviewers have to say about it? One raved that “Fits my cotton swaps while looking nice and decorative in my bathroom. The lotus leaf part is removable, so you can add more swaps / more room by taking off the layers.”

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These Cheese Storage Bags Prolong Your Cheese’s Life

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We’ve got so much cheese that it pretty much has its own drawer assigned in the fridge. But what do we store it in? It’s all bound up in plastic wrap, which I find leads to the cheese going mouldy quickly nor is it great for the environment. A much better idea are these cheese bags that lets the cheese breathe to prevent mold and spoilage. The wax-coated paper regulates humidity so your cheese doesn’t get too wet or dried out, plus the bags have space where you can write the name of the cheese and the date – no more sniff test!

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This LED Clock With A Faux Wood Grain

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When you just want to know what time it is and don’t care about the weather, date, etc., this minimalist LED clock more than gets the job done. The faux wood grain looks great sitting on the shelf above my television, and if you do need to know the weather, date, or temperature, just press the display button to change what’s showing.

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These Remote Control String Lights Are Dimmable

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You can get string lights anywhere, but this strand has some upgrades that make it extra useful. The set of 50 LED string lights are controlled by the included remote control, which enables you to select from eight lighting modes, set a timer, and control the brightness. I recently put them around my daughter’s bedroom and the look fantastic. Other Amazon reviewers report that they work great for patios and even to decorate a golf cart!

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These Clothes Organizer Bags that Use The Natural Power of Charcoal

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When I store my sweaters during the summer months, they tend to smell pretty darn musty when I pull them out around mid-September. These 1Storage Charcoal Fiber Clothing Organizer Bags with Breathable Material use charcoal to keep things fresh for months. They also keep my closets much less cluttered.

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This Vanity Jar For Cotton Swabs And Balls

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Not only can you store small vanity items inside of these jars, but the lid is also rimmed so that you can also place hair ties, eyeshadows, and more on top. They’re made from durable shatter-resistant plastic, and there are tons of colors to choose from — my personal favorite is soft brass.

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This Door Stop Security Alarm Is Low-Priced and Easy to Use

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I get a better night’s sleep when I feel safe. Shocker, right? It’s not always easy to feel secure in a hotel room or rental which what most reviewers buy this door stop security alarm for but we cannot travel right now. However, my husband got it for our exterior back door which is an affordable, simple to use solution as it emits a painfully loud shriek when activated.

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These Drawer Organizers Have Handy Dividers And Come In A Variety Of Colors

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As you know, I do love a drawer organizer in each of my dresser drawers. They’re great for separating tights, socks, bras and underwear into separate compartments. More than 31,000 Amazon buyers rate these 4.6 stars. What I like about these ones is that you can choose from black, brown, gray, beige, pink or turquoise.

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