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    27 Home Products You May Think You Don't Need, But You Probably Actually Do

    Small things that might just make a big difference in your home.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A set of minimalist wood hooks to artfully hang your clothes and accessories and prove to everyone what great style you have.


    Promising review: "Me: I'm going to put hooks on the back of the door.

    Wife: No you're not. No hooks, nothing, nada, never.

    Me: Here are the hooks for the back of the door.

    Wife: Oh, those are so nice!!" —Ihaveopinions

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two finishes).

    2. A sloth planter – you won't be able to stop smiling when you see it hanging out in your home.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This wonderful sloth comes exactly as pictured and is super well made. It really brightens up my day to see him on my windowsill holding my ivy." —purplelauren

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    3. A magazine rack so sleek, it will disguise the fact that you have magazines that are over years old in it (you keep telling yourself you'll read 'em ~one day~).


    Promising review: "I just got this magazine holder today and I can't tell you enough about the quality of this product. It's beautiful, just like the picture, and it's efficient...I put it alongside my TV stand and no longer have to clutter up the stand ;)" —N.M.P118

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96.

    4. A dishwasher cleaner because you really should clean the thing that cleans your dishes way more than you probably do.

    Promising review: "These tablets work great. I was having an issue with my dishwasher leaving a lingering odor after I ran a wash cycle and it was driving me crazy. Running one of these tabs monthly completely eliminated that issue." —E. F.

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $4.96.

    5. A mail and key organizer so you'll never have to spend 10 minutes running frantically around the house screaming, "WHERE DID I PUT MY KEYS??" because they'll always be right there on the hook.


    Promising review: "Really good design and the price is right! I’ve been looking everywhere for a simple mail holder that had a somewhat thin profile and one that could mount to the wall (or in my case, a wooden panel)." —Brian

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    6. A herringbon blanket made to throw over a chair or couch to make it look nicer than it actually is.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four styles and 16 colors).

    7. A pack of bed-sheet suspenders to solve that annoying problem you've been dealing with when your fitted sheet comes off your bed wayyy more often than it should. (And by way more often, I mean more than once. Your fitted sheet should never come off your bed on its own.)


    Promising review: "Amazing product. I am an architect. I hate a messed-up bed. I couldn't find thinner fitted sheets. I bought these clips. Did I say amazing? I often have shown my own home to potential clients in order to show them some of my work. The beds had to be neat when I did. I bought these clips with a lot of doubts. I CAN'T SAY HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO READ THE REVIEW FROM THE PERSON WHO DESCRIBES THE BEST WAY TO PUT ON THE CLIPS. (By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed surface, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress. As opposed to all of the other reviewers who complain about how difficult it is to fasten the clips on while lifting up the corner of the mattress!) Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric." —Steven P. Gray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. Some twinkle lights so you can illuminate your room in the coziest, most charming way.


    The lights have eight settings: steady on, combination, waves, sequential, slogs, chasing/flash, twinkle/flash, and slow fade, so you can really customize the lights to fit your ~vibe~.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these for my bedroom to line my wall, and they look so great! I would recommend hanging them with the lights tied as they come out of the box instead of untying them beforehand. That was a hassle! I hung them with white thumbtacks to blend with the wires, and they look really good. 5/5!" —Sophia Mayer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

    9. A Tupperware lid holder because I can't be the only one who opened my cabinet and had my entire collection fall on me (avalanche-style) because there's no good way to store all of them together.


    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 $12.99.

    10. A plant stand to show off all the babies you've been collecting because being a plant parent is hard work, and you should be proud.


    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $69.99.

    11. 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. It's all about recycling and what we can do to be a little more green!

    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 $14.97.

    12. A mirror that will reflect light in the room, and make it feel bigger than it actually is. No matter what size your home it, this is a good thing.


    Promising review: "I am in love with this mirror! It is very large and perfect for what I needed! I love the modern look, and the price!!" —Rachel H.

    Get it from Amazon for $50+ (available in sizes six sixes and eight colors).

    13. A Drillbrush Power Scrubber you'll want to constantly take for a ~spin~ because it will get everything from your tub to your sink so darn clean.

    Promising review: "You will not be sorry you purchased these. Yes, I agree holding the drill can be awkward or heavy but it is so worth it ! The bathtub in my rental was disgusting and discolored from having hard water. I think the cleaning solution helped a little but not nearly as much as the brushes did ! Absolutely phenomenal. Would purchase 100 times over!" —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors).

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

    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. 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 getting caught underneath the paper. This $12 update made such a difference!!!"—Anna F.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50+ (available in 10 sizes).

    15. A laundry detergent cup caddy that's such a simple but useful invention (it stops excess detergent from spilling everywhere), you're probably thinking to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?"


    Promising review: "This product does a great job serving its purpose, and especially for the price! I love how it stops the dripping of laundry fluids and stores the caps without having to rinse the cap excessively before storing it on a shelf. Would definitely buy again and have already recommended to friends. There are others out there at triple the price, but face it, they all do the same thing so why not save some money with this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98.

    16. A geometric wire photo frame to give your photos some dimension and add a little personality to your desk or coffee table.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.61+ (available in five colors and sizes).

    17. An ice cub tray with a lid so you don't have to play the game of "how can I stack my frozen food to keep the water in the tray from dumping everywhere?"


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in ice cube or ice stick).

    18. A faux sheepskin area rug to add a soft spot to the floor and make your home even cozier.


    Promising review: "These rugs are great quality and so soft. I bought two for next to each side of my bed. Nothing worse than waking up and placing your feet on a cold wood floor. They are so soft and my husband even likes them. They do flip up sometimes, even with a sticky rug pad under. However, I am very pleased with this product." —Sara W.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five colors and three sizes).

    19. Some nonslip velvet hangers designed to take up less space *and* hold clothes better, so half your wardrobe doesn't end up on the floor when you try and take one shirt out.

    Promising review: "These hangers are amazing. They take up minimal space, are sturdy, and, best of all, the clothes don't fall down from them so it keeps everything looking neat. I have replaced all of the hangers in my closet with these hangers, and I couldn't be happier. I am pretty sure I now have double the amount of space. I love this product and would buy again." —Vida Maars

    Get a pack of 30 on Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors and in a 30-, 50- and 100- pack).

    20. A macrame hanging shelf, because even if you're just ~hanging~ in there with whatever life throws your way, at least your home will look super cute.


    Promising review: "This is so amazing and unique! I toyed with the idea of making my own shelf, but it would not have had the intricacy of this one. I get so many compliments on it! I highly recommend this work of art." —ema

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

    21. A magnetic dishwasher sign so you never have to play the game of "Is this filled with dirty or clean dishes???" because nobody ever wins that game.

    Promising review: "I love my roommates. They are some of my favorite people. What I don't love? The DISH DRAMA. No more with this magnet! I love the understated look; it actually matches my dishwasher so much it looks like it was made for it! The slider goes back and forth easily and the magnet is super strong—does not fall off no matter how many times I open the door and let it drop. I highly recommend this for anyone with more than one dosh loader in the house...this thing is a life (and water!) saver!!" —BAOH

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. A candle that'll make your home smell like there's a fresh apple pie baking, even if you haven't used your oven in months. Ahhh, just like at grandma's.


    The candle has notes of butter, apple, cinnamon, clove, cookie, sugar, vanilla, and tonka bean and typically burns for 60-80 hours.

    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    23. A wire wall grid panel to artfully display all the Polaroid photos and post cards you've collected ever since that trend came back in style.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect size for my office wall space (would also look great in a cubicle) and comes with 4 gold clips and 4 tiny wood clothespins. It's a fun geometric accent—works like a bulletin board, but it's classier."—Rachel Royer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in three styles).

    24. A shoe drying mat for the winter months, because there's nothing much worse than tracking snow and dirt through your place and inevitably stepping in a wet puddle while wearing socks.


    Promising review: "This is small but fits very nicely by the door. It holds two pairs of big snow boots on rack or four pairs total. We live in northwest Montana so we have big snow boots. I really like this product. Plus, the price was amazing." —SkiP

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. A couch clip-on table so you have a place to set the remote and a drink even if you have no room for a coffee table on both sides of your couch. This way you'll lose the remote less *and* spill fewer drinks, which is a win-win.


    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in red, black, and white).

    26. A bar cart designed to give you a place to display your alcohol collection and make your home seem fancier when you have guests over for dinner.


    Promising review: "This is a perfect little bar cart. It fits wine bottles and shaker and accessories on top, long stemmed wine glasses in the middle, and has a third shelf for miscellaneous items such as alcohol bottles and an ice bucket! I love this cart! The gold color is perfect!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $47.99.

    27. And a splurge-worthy cordless Dyson that just may change your world. Don't believe me? Well, it's made me actually enjoy vacuuming my apartment, and that's pretty life-changing to me.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    I've been using the cordless Dyson for almost a year now. I got it as a birthday gift from my grandma, and it's honestly one of my favorite birthday gifts ever. I used to DREAD vacuuming. I hated how long it took, how you had to keep stopping to unplug and replug in the cord, and how mundane the whole experience was. Well, not anymore. I honestly never thought I'd be the kind of person to get excited about getting a vacuum, but this baby is brilliant. I can vacuum my whole apartment in about 5 minutes (it's pretty small) without ever really stopping. Plus, it has different attachments that help me reach those hard-to-reach places (*cough, cough* under my couch) that haven't seen a vacuum in years.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

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