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    26 Home Products That May Trick People Into Thinking You Have Your Life Together

    Even if your life is a mess, your home doesn't have to show it.

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    1. A three-tier rolling cart so you can keep your countertops clear and clutter-free and know exactly where your toaster is when you have approximately a single minute to get your breakfast together before you have to run out the door.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely blown away by this cart. Just buy it!! You won’t regret it. It looks way better in person. It's sturdy, very easy to put together, and gorgeous!" —Diana Kopp

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    2. A lift-top coffee table that'll hide all those random magazines and books you've accumulated that make your home look messy and smaller.

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    Promising review: "I really love it. It looks elegant in my living room, and it's not too heavy or hard to put together. It saved me storage space too." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $103.92 (available in black and brown).

    3. A double laundry hamper designed to help you pre-sort your laundry and also keep it from accumulating in a big pile on your bedroom floor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't believe I'm writing a review for a laundry basket, but I love it that much, so here I am. I purchased one at the Container Store that was $90, and once I got it home, it was ok, but I felt guilty for spending that much money on something you throw dirty clothes in. I've recently moved into a new condo where storage is a premium — however, the bathroom is pretty large, which is why I decided I needed something that was publicly presentable. The quality of this hamper goes way beyond the price. It's attractive, stylish even, and very sturdy. I love it." — Alan McGinnis

    Get it from Amazon for $45.96 (available in two styles and seven colors).

    4. A slide-out storage tower so you can ~squeeze~ the most out of your kitchen even if you have less cabinet space than you thought was possible. Plus, you'll know exactly where the baking powder is when you need it for a recipe.

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    Promising review: "This storage tower is awesome and such a space saver. I live in a small apartment with little cabinet space, so I used this tower for my spices right in between my stove and refrigerator. It was also the easiest thing to assemble (no tools required)!" —S.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.01.

    5. A clipboard frame so you can easily switch out all the art you've collected instead of letting it sit in your room for months because you're too lazy to get frames to fit it all.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    6. A ottoman that's basically three things in one: a coffee table, storage area, and comfy seat for when you have friends over. I call that a win-win-win.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I don't write reviews unless I really hate or like something, and I LOVE this ottoman. I bought two to combine lengthwise as a sort of reading bench in my small room, and they fit perfectly! They're not too narrow but are petite enough to fit in a tight space or just add seating to a room. They're sturdy and a nice muted silver-gray color. The storage is great too. They don't feel or look cheap and are worth the price." —Samara

    Get it from Walmart for $35 (available in gray, brown, and black).

    7. Or an ottoman with a secret—it's got places to store your shoes, which is especially great if your shoe collection is so big that guests find themselves tripping over pairs when they walk through the door.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is beautiful, unexpectedly! It looks much more expensive, and the storage space inside is ample. Living in a smaller sized apartment, this is a perfect medium-sized ottoman. It's not too small as to be useless and not too large as to eat up the whole room. I bought the white one. Also, it is sturdy enough to sit on and to put your drinks or books on. The seaming is slightly off, but to an untrained eye, this will go unnoticed. This is truly a great buy!" —Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $84.28 (available in 11 styles).

    8. A Tupperware lid holder because I'm pretty positive the sign of a put-together house is opening a cabinet and NOT having all the lids fall out on you avalanche-style.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This does exactly what it says it does. It holds a variety of lid sizes and fits nicely inside the cabinet. It is so nice to be able to find the exact lid you are looking for without having to rummage around inside the cabinet. I would recommend this product." —shelby2289

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A couch tray table because finding a good side table that works with your couch is hard, but using one of these to prevent spills is super easy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My guests like these. I was initially worried folks would spill their drinks forgetting they were there, but they work well. I keep them in a chest until needed, and they store nice. They look very nice and are of good quality. I have a standard poofy couch, and it works fine on the arms. It's a great investment and will keep well long term." —Rence

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four styles).

    10. A liquid stainless steel kit that'll turn your cheap-looking appliances into ones that look like they came with a much higher price tag using only a few coats of paint.

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    Promising review: "I was hesitant about doing this to my dishwasher, but I am so glad I did. I bought a new stove and refrigerator but didn't want to get a new dishwasher because it still worked, so I decided to try this. It looks fantastic! You do have to have patience between each coat because you have to wait one hour. I had to do 5 coats. It doesn't have a strong smell, so I was able to do it without having to open windows. So worth the money and time." —lovinglife822

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. A set of floating shelves to take advantage of wasted space on your walls and for showing off any cool books, candles, or souvenirs you love.

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    Promising review: "I've been looking everywhere for shelves like these but have had no luck. Anything I found was either too big or over $100. These are fantastic. They go perfectly in my bathroom and allow me extra shelving for things I can't fit on the countertop. I'm buying another set or two for my living room. They're super easy to hang, especially if you have a drill." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six colors).

    12. Or some floating shelves that will transform all your favorite novels and cookbooks into works of art you can enjoy every single day because, let's be honest, are you really ever going to get around to reading them?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get them on Amazon for $25+ (available in four variations and silver and white).

    13. A super chic futon –everyone will be surprised when it pulls out into a bed and it'll be good to have when your friends decide to crash at your place...again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this couch. It looks great and is way more comfortable than I would be. I tested sleeping on it, and it's actually fairly comfortable as a futon as well. I love the modern look, and the quality seems pretty good too. It was definitely a good buy, especially for the price" —Laura Allen

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $316.99 (available in nine styles).

    14. A set of coasters that are basically like little pieces of art to set your drinks on...as an added bonus, they'll help protect your furniture.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get a set of six from Urban Outfitters for $35 (available in grey, pink, and white) or a similar style from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. A pair of pocket wall shelves to help keep your home office organized and maybe even solve the problem of finding that missing paperwork you just know you put somewhere on your desk.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a nice addition to my rose gold/copper office organization items. The items exactly as pictured. Sturdy construction, mounting hardware is included, but I am using them on my desktop currently." —Daturtlern

    Get the set of two on Amazon for $13.99.

    16. A microfiber cleaning cloth so you can, once and for all, get your stainless steel appliances streak-free in one simple swoop. Your life may never be the same.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love love love this. My refrigerator always looked gross no matter what I used to clean it with. This is amazing. Just wet it, and it takes all fingerprints off, and it shines like it’s brand new. I bought a few more. I use them for dusting and cleaning." —Laurie

    Get it from Amazon for $3.13.

    17. A marble self-adhesive film to make every surface look 100x fancier and help ensure that you get your security deposit back when you move out.

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    Promising review: "Wow!!! I can't believe how much this brightened up our bathroom!! The paper is very thick and seems very durable!! It looks beautiful! It is mostly easy to install. It just takes some patience. I watched videos on how other people did it first before attempting it myself which I think really helped!! Using a blow dryer to smooth it on helps prevent bubbles from getting caught underneath the paper. This $12 update made such a difference!!!"—Anna F.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in 10 variations).

    18. A three-pack of fake plants to add a nice touch of greenery to your home without having the fear that you'll forget to water them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These immediately made my space brighter and happier. I will probably be buying more of these in the future since I cannot keep real plants alive. I highly recommend!" —Sara Bryden

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles).

    19. A magnetic knife strip to keep the random collection of knives you have out of your drawers and safely on your wall where they are less likely to harm someone just looking for a fork.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "After years of using a knife block, we decided to free up some counter space and install this magnetic strip for our knives. It was easy to install. The magnet is very strong. And we have extra space on our kitchen counter. Win, win, win." —A. Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. An end table with a storage basket to artfully contain your blankets so they don't end up in a pile in the corner.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this table! The setup was a breeze. It was simple enough to do while watching an episode of Scandal. I believe it took me 15-20 minutes. I'm using it as a nightstand, and it's sturdy enough to support my 35" TV. You really can't beat the quality at this price!" —petitepineapple808

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    21. A minimalist bookshelf that will make any books and trinkets look so much nicer and like you artfully placed them there, even if you just mindlessly set them on the shelf.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite Amazon purchase in a very long time! I am so in love with this shelf, and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. It is very good quality and would look great in virtually any space. We are going for a minimalist/mid-century modern feel in our home these days, and this piece complemented our decor so well! It arrived in flawless condition, and my husband assembled it very quickly, without any issues. I highly highly recommend these shelves. You won't be disappointed!" —Heather M

    Get it from Amazon for $120.43 (available in nine styles).

    22. A Simplehuman grocery bag dispenser to keep all the plastic bags you've accumulated together, so you can easily grab one whenever you need one instead of just using whatever's closest.

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    Promising review: "I had a handmade bag to hold my plastic grocery bags, FOR YEARS!! When it finally tore so badly that I could no longer use it, I found this item. It's perfect! It's well made, has a stainless finish, and no sharp edges. It's mounted on the inside of my cabinet door, making it very convenient, and freeing up some space in my cabinet. It holds 25-30 bags, probably more if you really stuff them in. I really like this dispenser." —Cubby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.66.

    23. A decorative tray that'll make your coffee table feel super nice without spending all your money

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $18.

    24. A bathroom storage cart for when your skincare collection has grown a little too much and you want to be able to still do important things in your bathroom, like...use your sink.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79.

    25. A 10-piece gallery wall set that comes with a template to help you hang all the frames on your wall perfectly (because trying to do that on your own is just not an option).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these frames. There are sturdy and look great for displaying our family photos. I like that they are casual but they don't look cheap. I also like the chart included to help hang the photos." —Slater Family

    Get it from Amazon for $74.55 (available in nine styles).

    26. A double hand towel holder to make it very clear where guests can dry their hands instead of having them look around, get too scared to make the wrong decision, and wipe them on their pants instead.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three styles).

    Even if you feel like this sometimes, at least you home won't:

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