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You know you're morphing into an adult when new ice cube trays and stainless steel cleaners begin to excite you...

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1. An ice cube tray complete with a silicone lid to prevent any water from spilling out. PLUS! The lid makes it easy to stack things on top of it.

Psst, this ice cube tray is dishwasher-safe! Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Psst, this ice cube tray is dishwasher-safe!

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

2. A non-abrasive cleansing and polishing powder — it'll be perfect for porcelain, copper, glass, tile, stainless steel, plastic, and brass.

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Promising review: "Yes! This turned my nasty yellow bathtub white again! I don't have to keep my shower curtain closed anymore while I have guests come over because I don't have to be embarrassed by my tub. You do have to scrub, but it WORKS and I'm really happy with the result!" —Cassie B.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.50.

3. A knife sharpener for knives that have gone dull over time. They can't even slice through a loaf of bread anymore, let alone a darn steak!

This sharpener has a coarse and fine sharpening option, as well as a non-slip base. Promising review: "Do you find yourself hating the knifes you cut with? I certainly did. Always grumbling about not being able to cut a freakin' bagel or tomato! Although, as they say, it's often more difficult to cut something soft than it is something hard. In any case, do yourself a favor and get this very cheap sharpener. It works like a charm in a mere two or three swipes/pulls on the unit. Honestly, I can't believe I never thought to have one on hand before. It should be a staple in every kitchen." —MattGet it from Amazon for $5 (available in three colors).
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This sharpener has a coarse and fine sharpening option, as well as a non-slip base.

Promising review: "Do you find yourself hating the knifes you cut with? I certainly did. Always grumbling about not being able to cut a freakin' bagel or tomato! Although, as they say, it's often more difficult to cut something soft than it is something hard. In any case, do yourself a favor and get this very cheap sharpener. It works like a charm in a mere two or three swipes/pulls on the unit. Honestly, I can't believe I never thought to have one on hand before. It should be a staple in every kitchen." —Matt

Get it from Amazon for $5 (available in three colors).

4. An odor-resistant, charcoal-infused sheet set that will continue to smell (and feel) fresh between loads of laundry — because let's be honest, who washes their sheets **every** week. Am I right?

This set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (only one pillowcase if you're ordering the twin size). Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $32.50+ (originally $65).
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This set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (only one pillowcase if you're ordering the twin size).

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $32.50+ (originally $65).

5. Stemless wine glasses capable of surviving an American Horror Story-style apocalypse. These BPA-free babies are seriously shatterproof.

These wine glasses are the kind that you'll ALWAYS want to keep on hand, because they're inexpensive and cant be broken into a million little glass shards. Just be aware that they're not dishwasher-safe (I'm sorry), and need to be washed by hand. ALSO! They're stackable! Promising review: "These are exactly what I've been looking for. I wanted something with no stem that was unbreakable, and these are excellent! They stack for storing, are super lightweight, and really durable. I dropped one from about six feet high, it went skating across my Mexican tile floor, and there wasn't so much as a scratch or a nick on it. Plus, they're affordable!" —Vegan for lifeGet a set of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.
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These wine glasses are the kind that you'll ALWAYS want to keep on hand, because they're inexpensive and cant be broken into a million little glass shards. Just be aware that they're not dishwasher-safe (I'm sorry), and need to be washed by hand.

ALSO! They're stackable!

Promising review: "These are exactly what I've been looking for. I wanted something with no stem that was unbreakable, and these are excellent! They stack for storing, are super lightweight, and really durable. I dropped one from about six feet high, it went skating across my Mexican tile floor, and there wasn't so much as a scratch or a nick on it. Plus, they're affordable!" —Vegan for life

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

6. A non-adhesive shelf and drawer liner that is super easy to install. Just cut the size you need and BAM! You're done. Plus, these are machine-washable.

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You can even slip this under seat cushions to ensure they stay in place!

Promising review: "This liner is perfect for kitchen cupboards and drawers. It grips well, is easy to work with, and I will be buying more for my laundry room shelves!" —Kat

Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in six sizes and seven colors).

7. A stainless steel whistling kettle so great, Kermit will refuse to sip tea brewed in anything else. This nifty thing is designed with an easy-pour spout, a stay-cool handle, and a removable lid that makes it SUPER easy to clean.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $39.99 (originally $56.99).
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Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $39.99 (originally $56.99).

8. A plant-based, natural stain remover basically inspired by Britney Spears' hit song "Non-Toxic."

Incredible jokes aside — this product is tough on stains, but safe for your household. This can be used on carpets, dining chair upholstery, your clothes, etc. Promising review: "I had some super nasty dress shirts that I was about to throw away. No matter how much I washed them, my antiperspirant deodorant was caked up inside the armpits and actually smelled like someone with rank armpits just took it off (not me certainly!?). I put two squirts of this stuff under each armpit and rubbed for about 15 seconds each. Then I tossed all the shirts in the floor for the night, still wet. The next morning, I washed them, took them out of the dryer, and I couldn't believe that the shirts looked and smelled brand new. I love this stuff!" —Don K. Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
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Incredible jokes aside — this product is tough on stains, but safe for your household. This can be used on carpets, dining chair upholstery, your clothes, etc.

Promising review: "I had some super nasty dress shirts that I was about to throw away. No matter how much I washed them, my antiperspirant deodorant was caked up inside the armpits and actually smelled like someone with rank armpits just took it off (not me certainly!?). I put two squirts of this stuff under each armpit and rubbed for about 15 seconds each. Then I tossed all the shirts in the floor for the night, still wet. The next morning, I washed them, took them out of the dryer, and I couldn't believe that the shirts looked and smelled brand new. I love this stuff!" —Don K.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

9. A stainless steel can opener with ergonomic handles and an easy-to-grip turning knob. In English? This is super easy to use and feels comfy + secure in your hand!

This lovely can opener also has a one year warranty, in case anything unfortunate happens to it! Get it from Amazon for $11.52+ (available in five colors).
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This lovely can opener also has a one year warranty, in case anything unfortunate happens to it!

Get it from Amazon for $11.52+ (available in five colors).

10. A compact dustpan and brush set you'll want to keep in your kitchen. This will allow you to quickly sweep up alllll that Cocoa Puffs cereal you spilled, but it won't take up as much space as a boring regular-sized broom.

Promising review: "Such a simple concept. Genius! It's difficult to find the perfect dustpan, but this is it. The brush has an angled tip that gets into corners, but the best part is that the small strip of rubber that edges the pan actually lays flat, unlike countless other brands I've tried. I am no longer chasing crumbs around the floor!" —L. Get it from Amazon for $6.15.
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Promising review: "Such a simple concept. Genius! It's difficult to find the perfect dustpan, but this is it. The brush has an angled tip that gets into corners, but the best part is that the small strip of rubber that edges the pan actually lays flat, unlike countless other brands I've tried. I am no longer chasing crumbs around the floor!" —L.

Get it from Amazon for $6.15.

11. Non-stick silicone baking mats that get rid of the need for oil and cooking sprays. Give a gargantuan GOODBYE to ruined cookie sheets, folks.

Promising review: "I love these mats because they keep my cookie sheets in perfect condition. They cook evenly, clean up easily in the sink, and they're a great value for the price!" —ShawnGet a pack of two from Amazon for $8.37.
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Promising review: "I love these mats because they keep my cookie sheets in perfect condition. They cook evenly, clean up easily in the sink, and they're a great value for the price!" —Shawn

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.37.

12. A mounting bracket to give your TP a permanent (and pretty darn pretty) home.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

13. Clear plastic trays you can use to organize every nook and cranny in your house. Junk drawers? Consider them a thing of the PAST.

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Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

14. A cold brew maker with an airtight lid and stainless steel filter that will keep your coffee fresh for up to two weeks. No more paying unreasonably high prices for your favorite cup of Joe!

Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee. Promising review: "I've switched from drinking hot coffee to cold brew, and this product is very easy to use. Just put the coffee in the filter, add water, and allow to seep. This makes great-tasting cold brew concoctions at home for much cheaper than you would pay at fancy coffee houses." —Amazon Customer Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
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Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

Promising review: "I've switched from drinking hot coffee to cold brew, and this product is very easy to use. Just put the coffee in the filter, add water, and allow to seep. This makes great-tasting cold brew concoctions at home for much cheaper than you would pay at fancy coffee houses." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

15. Gorgeous, stackable storage baskets perfect for storing everything from bath towels and bath bubbles to art supplies and stuffed animals.

Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.95.
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Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.95.

16. A 20-piece dinnerware set that is stackable, dishwasher-safe, affordable, and downright gorgeous. Maybe I'm being dramatic here, but I think it's possible I've just met my soulmate...

This set serves four people! Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $78 (originally $130).
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This set serves four people!

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $78 (originally $130).

17. A stainless steel cleaner not intended to clean the man of steel. You still need to shower, buddy.

This cleaning spray comes with a handy dandy microfiber cloth and will leave all your stainless steel appliances glowing. This even helps prevent fingerprint smudges! Promising review: "When this arrived, I couldn't wait to get it out of the box to use it! It worked like a charm: streak-free and smells amazing! I actually joked with my brother about how you know you're an adult when you get excited about a cleaning product." —Kelsie Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
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This cleaning spray comes with a handy dandy microfiber cloth and will leave all your stainless steel appliances glowing. This even helps prevent fingerprint smudges!

Promising review: "When this arrived, I couldn't wait to get it out of the box to use it! It worked like a charm: streak-free and smells amazing! I actually joked with my brother about how you know you're an adult when you get excited about a cleaning product." —Kelsie

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

18. A drying rack that is a must-have for teeny tiny kitchens. This dish drainer can (fruit) roll up when not in use!

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Promising review: "This is the greatest thing ever! I bought this for a laundry room sink as a place to lay out sopping wet swimsuits, but it's the coolest. It's heavy, durable, shockingly attractive, and rolls up to nothing for storage. I will get a second for my kitchen and ditch the drain rack that never gets emptied. Plus, the warm grey color is gorgeous and matches anywhere in my house." —E. Cannaday

Get it from Amazon for $25.

19. A dishwasher-safe stainless steel peeler capable of peeling potatoes (for your french fry dinner, of course) with speed and ease.

This peeler can also work on carrots, zucchini, and whatever heckin' other vegetable your nutritious self enjoys to eat. Get it from Amazon for $8.99.
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This peeler can also work on carrots, zucchini, and whatever heckin' other vegetable your nutritious self enjoys to eat.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

20. An ice bucket designed with double wall insulation. In English? You will have 1) no messy condensation, and 2) your ice will actually remain ice for up to six hours.

Psst, this also comes with tongs! Promising review: "I purchased this ice bucket as a gift for my Mother. My parents love hosting small dinner parties, especially on their deck during the summer months. My mother loves her new ice bucket for both its attractiveness and functionality! The insulation works very well and as promised, has kept the ice from melting outside in the hot weather. The size is perfect for smaller groups and doesn't take up too much room on the counter or table. She also loves that it came with matching tongs that can be hung right on the handle!" —DeeGet it from Amazon for $24.95.
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Psst, this also comes with tongs!

Promising review: "I purchased this ice bucket as a gift for my Mother. My parents love hosting small dinner parties, especially on their deck during the summer months. My mother loves her new ice bucket for both its attractiveness and functionality! The insulation works very well and as promised, has kept the ice from melting outside in the hot weather. The size is perfect for smaller groups and doesn't take up too much room on the counter or table. She also loves that it came with matching tongs that can be hung right on the handle!" —Dee

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

21. A ceramic cookware set complete with all the tools you need to make any and every delicious dish you have seen prepared on the internet. HELLO, BUZZFEED TASTY VIDEOS!!!

This set can handle temperatures that are hotter than Hades (they are oven safe up to 450°F), are made with a non-stick coating that makes 'em easy to clean, and YES! They're dishwasher-safe.So what does this cookware set include? A fry pan, a saucepan with a lid, a grill pan, a saucepan with a lid, a jumbo cooker with a lid and a helper handle, a dutch oven with a lid, and a recipe booklet!Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $150.49 (originally $214.99).
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This set can handle temperatures that are hotter than Hades (they are oven safe up to 450°F), are made with a non-stick coating that makes 'em easy to clean, and YES! They're dishwasher-safe.

So what does this cookware set include? A fry pan, a saucepan with a lid, a grill pan, a saucepan with a lid, a jumbo cooker with a lid and a helper handle, a dutch oven with a lid, and a recipe booklet!

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $150.49 (originally $214.99).

22. Velvet hangers that will save a RIDICULOUS amount of space in your closet. These non-slip hangers are super thin, but sturdy enough to hold all your favorite pieces of clothing.

Get a pack of 30 for $16.99.
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Get a pack of 30 for $16.99.

23. A wine stain remover for when your red, red wine doesn't want to stay close to you. Give it some space.

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Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great this is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has last us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

Get it from Amazon for $6.

24. An extension cord perfect for any home that has outlets in the most inconvenient of spaces. Raise your hand if you have two (!!!!) outlets behind your bed like I do!

Promising review: "This is perfect! I've been using this for almost a year and I use it to connect my cellphones, so that I can reach them when I'm sitting down and they are charging. The quality is very good and is made from a sturdy, quality material." —Adele Get it from Amazon for $5.09.
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Promising review: "This is perfect! I've been using this for almost a year and I use it to connect my cellphones, so that I can reach them when I'm sitting down and they are charging. The quality is very good and is made from a sturdy, quality material." —Adele

Get it from Amazon for $5.09.

25. A 45-piece flatware set with a sleek, simple design that coordinate well with any color dish. And HECK YEAH, these stainless steel puppies are dishwasher-safe.

This set includes eight dinner knives, eight dinner forks, eight salad/desert forks, eight soup spoons, eight teaspoons, one serving fork, one sugar spoon, and one butter knife. Get a 45-piece set from Amazon for $49.97.
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This set includes eight dinner knives, eight dinner forks, eight salad/desert forks, eight soup spoons, eight teaspoons, one serving fork, one sugar spoon, and one butter knife.

Get a 45-piece set from Amazon for $49.97.

26. A stainless steel paper towel holder complete with a weighted non-slip base, meaning it won't move every single time you go to grab sheet.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

27. A waterproof tray to prevent muddy footsteps from ever approaching your hardwood floors. Maybe Adora from Sharper Objects should have invested in one of these, eh?

This multi-purpose tray is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use!Promising review: "This is great for stowing wet shoes and boots when you get home. I live in an apartment where I have no mud room or garage to walk through first when I get home, so I take my shoes off at the door then put them directly on this, as does my boyfriend. Very sturdy, plus it's easy to clean and sanitize!" —SuzeGet it from Amazon for $11.99.
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This multi-purpose tray is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use!

Promising review: "This is great for stowing wet shoes and boots when you get home. I live in an apartment where I have no mud room or garage to walk through first when I get home, so I take my shoes off at the door then put them directly on this, as does my boyfriend. Very sturdy, plus it's easy to clean and sanitize!" —Suze

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

28. An angled measuring cup so you don't have to crouch down (and inevitably spill whatever it is that you're holding) in order to see the ~exact~ ingredient amount you're pouring.

Promising review: "If you're going to get excited about a measuring cup, it might as well be this one. Designed with consumer habits in mind, the angle of the cup makes it easy for you to measure out liquids by looking directly into the cup as you pour; no more cocking your head to the side! This measures by the cup or by the ounce, it's dishwasher-safe, lighter in weight than your traditional glass cups, and has a great handle grip which allows you to keep a handle on things (no pun intended). Durable and still looks brand new after two years of heavy use. This is your cup!" —Drea A.Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.
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Promising review: "If you're going to get excited about a measuring cup, it might as well be this one. Designed with consumer habits in mind, the angle of the cup makes it easy for you to measure out liquids by looking directly into the cup as you pour; no more cocking your head to the side! This measures by the cup or by the ounce, it's dishwasher-safe, lighter in weight than your traditional glass cups, and has a great handle grip which allows you to keep a handle on things (no pun intended). Durable and still looks brand new after two years of heavy use. This is your cup!" —Drea A.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.

29. A stovetop moka espresso maker that'll deliver you a cup of caffeinated deliciousness in less than five minutes. Heaven is at your fingertips, folks.

Plus, this was made in Italy AKA it has to be amazing. Promising review: "Never have I ever had a better cup of coffee or espresso! We put the max amount of water and coffee grounds and, it's not as strong as espresso, but it's much stronger than coffee. Whatever it is, it is the best I have ever had, hands down. Plus, this thing is easy to clean." —Brian Get it from Amazon for $18.
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Plus, this was made in Italy AKA it has to be amazing.

Promising review: "Never have I ever had a better cup of coffee or espresso! We put the max amount of water and coffee grounds and, it's not as strong as espresso, but it's much stronger than coffee. Whatever it is, it is the best I have ever had, hands down. Plus, this thing is easy to clean." —Brian

Get it from Amazon for $18.

30. A coat rack complete with a shoe rack and 10 hooks to keep your entryway nice, neat, and clutter-free. Use this to hang coats, scarves, hats, handbags, and more!

Get it from Amazon for $79.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

31. A splurge-worthy dish rack that is truly *chef kisses fingers* perfect. It's rust-proof, can hang four (large) wine glasses, includes a drainage system for excess water, and it's FINGERPRINT-PROOF.

This is one of those purchases that you will never ever regret. Promising review: "I've owned this dish rack for over a year and can state unequivocally this is the best dish rack in the history of man. (How's that for drama?) While it sits on the counter, there is a pan beneath the rack that drains all water into the sink; it is just wonderful. You may pay a bit more, but you won't be disappointed in any way. There is even a rack for hanging your wine glasses to dry." —TobiGailGet it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two sizes).
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This is one of those purchases that you will never ever regret.

Promising review: "I've owned this dish rack for over a year and can state unequivocally this is the best dish rack in the history of man. (How's that for drama?) While it sits on the counter, there is a pan beneath the rack that drains all water into the sink; it is just wonderful. You may pay a bit more, but you won't be disappointed in any way. There is even a rack for hanging your wine glasses to dry." —TobiGail

Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two sizes).

Me, after finally purchasing very basic things that I should probably already own:

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