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    49 Products For Your Home That'll Make You Think "Why Didn't I Buy This Years Ago"

    Past you may will be upset you didn't buy these products sooner, but future you will be so thankful for them.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 super-sleek velvet ottoman designed so the top pops off (and you can flip to make a small table) to reveal some sneaky storage. You can fill this with basically anything, even an ever-growing candle collection, as one BuzzFeed editor does.

    2. Sticky Stake insect traps you place in your plants to attract flies, gnats, midges, and other insects and keep them from flying around your house and annoying you so very much.

    3. A super-cool wall-art holder with slots to hold your favorite lipsticks. Not only will it be a piece of art on your wall, but it will be super convenient when you are looking for the specific lipstick that matches your outfit. Now you know exactly where it is.

    lip-shaped wall art with circle cut-outs that fit lipstick and lip gloss containers

    4. A soundproofing strip to help block out all the surrounding noise so you don't have to hear the music that your upstairs neighbor decides to put on at 2 a.m. Some of us like to sleep!!!

    5. A sofa table skinny enough to not take up a ton of space but still give you a place to add chic decor pieces and organized storage — from the entryway or even behind the couch.

    6. Some Shoe Slotz designed so you can store your shoes on top of each other instead of side by side, meaning not only will your closet look so neat, but you'll also have room to store more shoes. Always a win in my world.

    A before and after photo of a organized shoe collection and an organized one

    7. An adjustable standing desk worth the investment because not only can you customize the height, but it can hold up to 275 pounds, is water and scratch-resistant and has an included cable tray to keep your desk free and clear of cords.

    the bamboo desk top with white legs

    8. A small lamp that'll cast a sunset or sunrise light in the room and add some ambience without you having to go outside.

    Reviewer's lamp casts a warm orange light onto the corner wall of a room
    Reviewer's lamp shows purple and blue light on the wall

    Promising review: "I ordered this lamp as a gift for my husband. We just set up a room in the basement where he keeps his records, films, musical instruments, and other fun stuff. We call it the music listening room — he has a stressful job so he really enjoys going down to the basement and listening to a record and turning on some nice mood lighting. I ordered the sunset lamp as a complement to the theme of the room and we just love it. The closer you are to the wall, the more of a defined a circle it will cast, and the farther back you move the lamp you will see more of an ambient light instead. It’s a really cool light that looks great next to our other eclectic lights, lava lamps and such. When not in use, the lamp is very small and discreet, just a few inches high and sits on the desk in the room." —MBA Squared

    Get it from Amazon $17.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A door draft stopper reviewers swear is a great way to stop cold air from getting into your home during the winter months. Not only will you save money on your energy bill, but you'll also stop tiny critters from crawling their way into your home. And now that's a win-win.

    10. A Rifle Paper Co. printed rug because if you've been eyeing this beauty for a while now, this is your sign that you need it in your life. It's beautiful, will add some warmth to the room, and make you extremely happy when you look at it. OK, maybe this is just me convincing myself to finally hit "add to cart."

    the rectangle blue rug with white and blue flower pattern all over it

    11. A Bissell multi-purpose portable cleaner pretty much guaranteed to gross you out because of all the dirt and gunk it will pull out from the furniture and upholstery in your home. Reviewers have used this to save their couches, rugs, stairs, car seats, and more. 

    gif of reviewer using the cleaner to make their couch cushion look brand new
    reviewer image of the green portable cleaner

    Promising review: "This vacuum is amazing. I first heard of it on TikTok where people were using it to clean their stairs, mattresses, car seats, etc. and from the videos, it already looked amazing. But considering how dirty my dining chair cushions were, I was a little bit apprehensive and skeptical. I purchased the item and used it on my chairs for the first time and the results were SO AMAZING. Best vacuum I've ever used. I even bought a second one!" —Davina

    Get it from Amazon for $109.59+ (available in two styles). 

    12. A set of blackout curtains because I'm sure you loved all the natural light that came with your home, that is, until it woke you up at 6 a.m. on Saturday. These curtains will make sure that you get your much needed beauty rest no matter how bright it is outside.

    13. A silverware tray because just letting your utensils sit in a pile really shouldn't ~slide~. This will let you keep them all together and looking oh so nice.

    Long rectangular tray in grey with four different sections with silverware in each

    14. An acrylic plant hanger made to fit in your windowsill so you have a place to not only store your ~growing~ collection of plants, but also display them.

    The three-tiered shelf holding nine plants

    15. Bed bands that'll work super hard to keep the corners of your fitted sheet in place so they don't pop off and try to escape every chance they get. Plus, this means you won't have to fight to get the sheet on all four corners as often — that itself is a chore.

    16. Some Oh Yuck jetted tub cleaner that's appropriately named because I bet that's exactly what you're going to say after you use it in your tub. And then you'll probably question how clean you got last time you took a bath...

    Promising review: "This stuff is magic! We've lived in our home for four years now and had never used our jetted tub. One day last week I decided I needed a nice long soak, filled up the tub only to discover the water was rusty and yellow (SICK). I looked up online what the best way to clean a jetted bathtub was and Oh Yuk came up over and over. Now I know why, this stuff is a miracle worker! We ran it through our tub several times until it was clear. We were so impressed, I purchased another bottle as a housewarming gift for my sister-in-law who is moving into her new house next week. You will not be disappointed, and I'd be shocked if the first words out of your mouth when you use this stuff weren't 'OH YUK'!" —Kimmy D

    Get it from Amazon for $17.84.

    17. A shoe cabinet made to hold more than 30 pairs of shoes and keep them all looking neat and not cluttering up the entryway of your home.

    18. Or a vertical shoe tower if your space is smaller but you still want a place to put your shoes as soon as you walk in the door.

    19. The Pink Stuff, which is an all-purpose paste that works to clean basically everything in your house. This means you can go from scrubbing a pan to making your muddy rain boots look brand new in one swoop — no changing of cleaning products required.

    20. Some shelf dividers providing you the chance to stack clothing and linens in the whole shelf without them toppling over, creating an even bigger mess. And when you want to grab that specific shirt at the bottom of the pile, you'll be super grateful to have these.

    reviewer photo showing shelf dividers used to separate stacks of towels in their linen closet

    21. A FURemover Broom that works to remove pet *and* human hair from deep in your carpet that your vacuum can't reach. Plus, it has a squeegee edge so you can also use it to clean your shower, windows, and even car windshield. We love a multipurpose product!

    22. A peace vase, or in other words, the new focal point of whatever room it's in. This beauty will bring you so much joy every time you look at it.

    gold vase with a peace-sign design in the middle

    23. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can use weekly to stop any buildup or odors from coming out of your sink. Nobody wants to deal with that grossness!

    blue foaming cleanser pushing its way out of the sink drain
    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "We moved into a townhouse that had a garbage disposal in the kitchen. I never had one growing up and didn't think too much about it until the funky smell started. I researched ways to clean it and came across these. Decided to order a four-pack and try them. THEY ARE LIFE-CHANGING. Just run some water, toss the packet in, and turn on the disposal. The little packet does all the hard work for you. I order a new set as soon as we start to run low." —lucas broshears

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.25.

    24. A floating shelf to 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 every single one of them?

    reviewer image of three of the shelves on the wall holding up three different stacks of books

    25. A flat outlet plug to help you eliminate the clutter and eyesore of the mess of cords around your plugs and give your space a sleek and clean look.

    reviewer showing a before and after of a plug coming out from behind a dresser and then being hidden with the flat outlet plug

    26. An overflow drain cover here to solve the bath problem where you just can't seem to get the water deep enough for you to fully relax and enjoy after a long day. This cover allows you to add a couple of extra inches of water, something that reviewers say makes ALLLL the difference.

    reviewer in tub filled up high with water and bubbles

    27. An O-Sheet! specifically designed to hold one complete set of sheets because no one (and I mean no one) enjoys trying to fold their extra fitted sheets to make them look nice in the linen closet. Instead, all you have to do is put the sheets into the fleece, and use the drawstring to close it. Plus, it has an indicator strap so you always know what size sheets are in it. How genius is that?

    28. Some abstract watercolor wall decals that'll give your walls some life and let you get your security deposit back at the end of your lease. If you live in an apartment that could use a coat or two of paint, this is a great way to revive it and give your home more of a personality.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something that would match up my abstract aesthetic and pastel colors. It really adds more personality to my room! It was easy to stick — probably spent 15 minutes trying to decide the best arrangements. I would 100% recommend." —Sofia Camarillo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.89 (available in six colors).

    29. A vacuum hose attachment you actually attach to your vacuum to suck out all the dust, lint, and other debris that's hiding in your dryer. This 2.5-foot kit will get in there deep and remove so much stuff you'll be shocked how your dryer has even worked up till this point.

    30. A dresser mirror actually made so the bottom is flat, meaning it will fit on top of your dresser perfectly and give the room the pop that it deserves.

    The round mirror with a flat bottom and black frame sitting on a dresser

    31. A cord organizer to help you hide any messes that accumulate from plugging in all your devices that are a total eyesore in the room.

    A before and after picture: on the left, a bunch of black cords tangled on the floor, and on the right, all those cords now nicely disguised in a light brown wood box with white sides.

    32. A set of amber soap dispensers enabling you to make your bathroom look sleek and chic (the best home decor combo IMHO) even if you fill them with soap you got with your 40%-off CVS coupon.

    Promising review: "These are amazing soap dispensers. The amber glass is sturdy and strong, and the pump works great. They're easy to fill and they look so good on your bathroom or kitchen countertop. Highly recommend!" —Emily

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four different pump colors).

    33. 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.

    Reviewer pic of the three-tier skinny tower between a fridge and stove with assorted kitchen goods on it.

    34. Shower curtain rings with two separate hooks so you can hang both your curtain and liner separately. Not only will the curtain open and close more smoothly, but you'll be able to remove them easily when it's time for a cleaning. Which reminds me...it's probably time to clean my shower curtain. 😬

    curtain rings with two separate hooks to hold liner and curtain

    35. color-changing LED light string you can string around your room so it actually glows and gives off the coolest ambience. These lights are not only easy to install, but they have six brightness levels, 32 color options, and a remote to help you easily customize the look. How cool is that?!?

    Reviewer using the light string in purple to line a corner of the room
    Another reviewer lining the bottom of their wall with the light string in blue

    The lights also come with some 3M adhesive you can cut to fit the length of your room.

    Promising review: "I saw these a bunch of times on TikTok and had to get them. They are so beautiful. My favorite mode is rainbow, when it flashes all different colors. The lights come with directions on how to set it up. I had absolutely no trouble setting them up. Everything works great! There is an option of 21 colors, including rainbow mode and a bunch of other modes as well! The remote requires no batteries at all, neither to the lights. If you are thinking about getting these, I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. Best $20 I've spent in my entire life!!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three lengths).

    36. A personalized map key holder small enough to fit right beside your door so you (and your boo) avoid a cluttered home *and* always know where your keys are. Plus, it will show the place you two first met, which will bring a sweet smile to your face every time you see it. 

    square personalized map with two silver hooks with keys on them
    Oakdene Designs / Etsy

    Before adding this item to your cart, you can select to add either one or two names to it. Then add the name(s) and the address you want illustrated on it in the box. Oakdene Designs is a Salford, United Kingdom-based small biz that specializes in creating personalized home decor and other mementos!

    Promising review: "Our custom key holder is absolutely stunning! The quality exceeded my expectations, and the shipping process was very quick. So thrilled with this memento of our first apartment together that we will cherish for years to come!" —Jessica

    Get it from Oakdene Designs on Etsy for $19.52 (available with one or two names). 

    37. A set of silicone stove-counter gap covers I'm really upset I haven't had in my home for years now because these stop all those tiny crumbs from falling down the crack, and that is so so so impossible to clean up! *shakes fists in the air*

    Reviewer's picture of the gap cover placed between their stove and counter

    38. A CovoBox made to look like a stack of books, but it's actually hollow on the inside, so you can use it to cover your Wi-Fi router that's awkwardly sitting out. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to beautiful (and functional) decor.

    before and after showing how what looks like a bunch of gold and tan books actually hides a wifi box and Alexa device