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23 Products That'll Help You Fix All Your Household Problems

Be your own Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor.

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1. Give your bed a Steve Urkel makeover by using adjustable suspenders. These bad boys will keep your sheets in place.

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"DID I DO THAT?" —these suspenders, after successfully keeping the corners of my bed sheets alllll tucked in.

Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! OMG, I love them. They work easily, won't tear fabric, and make a huge difference in appearance, fit, and the comfort of your sheets." —Elly's proud granny

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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2. Squash any chances of a Bug's Life reunion in your home with liquid ant baits. Sorry not sorry, Flik.

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Promising review: "I do feel a bit like God right now. It's been fun watching this microcosm of the ant apocalypse unfold with an aloof Mona Lisa grin on my face. I am a terrible God, but I am benevolent. These creatures died thinking they were having the best day of their lives, and that's better than most of us get in this crazy world. Thank you, Terro." —Allison M. Dickson

Get a pack of six on Amazon for $4.72.

3. Remove rug-induced safety hazards with a non-slip mat. Ideal for clumsy people who would probably trip in a horror film.

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Honestly? I'm clumsy. I would be the one to trip.

Promising review: "This is by far the best rug grip product I have ever purchased, and it surpasses anything you can buy at the store. I have two of these and my rugs have not moved at all, even with a teenager who drags her feet and a beagle that races around the house like a crazy dog. This is the only rug pad that can withstand the wrath of the beagle!" —Bittersweet513

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

4. Catch all the hair trying to escape from your shower via a TubShroom. Because cleaning up hair can be really draining.

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This ~nifty~ invention prevents anything from going down the drain, plus is super easy to clean.

Promising review: "This works really well. My hair collection has grown so much, I might have enough to make a hair friend soon — I shall try on the first full moon. Seriously, though, look at all the dog hair that would have gone down my drain after just one dog bath. Yikes." —Kate Wills

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

5. Use a tie rack hanger to create a home for your closet's worst enemy: the dreaded army of tank top people.

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"I just...don't know where to put them anymore!" —my closet, venting to me about the hoards of camisoles that take up too much space.

Promising review: "I am a repeat buyer of this product — it has a very solid design and structure." —thebestjaspreet

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

6. Update the finish of your old appliances with this stainless steel kit. 'Tis like magic, dear readers!

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Promising review: "This paint rocks! I couldn't spend $2,500+ on a new stainless steel fridge, so I decided to paint the sides of my fridge a black satin and then use this product for the door and freezer door. It worked perfectly! The stainless steel dust in the product creates the stainless texture look, is durable, and will still allow magnets to stick to it." —R. McDonnell

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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7. Prevent bruising with these steel nail cable clips. They've been sent from heaven to protect you from tripping over wires.

"You're cruisin' for a bruisin'." —my wires, pre-cable clips.

Promising review: "These are great cable clips! They're good quality and very sturdy, and the nail is tough. It doesn't bend when hammering it into place, which has happened with other cheaper versions I've tried." —SR

Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $4.99.

8. Abolish all "did I turn off my straightener?!" panic attacks with this timed outlet. Everybody rejoice.

9. Prevent the terrifying sound of slamming doors and banging cabinets with sound-dampening bumpers.

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Promising review: "These little things really work, and are some of the best I've seen. The backs are very sticky and adhere without prep, and the domes are the perfect size: enough to take away the blow from hard slams, but small enough to let cabinets close all the way." —Mr Urban Tactical

Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $5.30.

10. Improve Wi-Fi connection with a range extender. Because NOTHING is more infuriating than spotty internet connection.

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With the exception of bad cell service.

Promising review: "This is an easy and affordable fix to extend my Wi-Fi throughout my house!" —zaeemrk47

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

11. Clean the crap outta your toilet with a disposable toilet cleaning kit. Wink.

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If you're grossed out by the fact that your old toilet brush is sitting in literal filth, then this scrubber kit is for you.

Promising review: "OMG! I am beyond impressed with this product! I opened it and just snapped on the disposable cleaning sponge and scrubby soap thing. Not only was it easy to use, but it fits perfectly under the rim and gets the entire underside of your toilet sparkling clean." —Kimberly Eubanks Soenyun

Get it from Amazon for $7.58.

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12. Use a magnetic rack to store knives that don't fit in a conventional drawer.

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Raise your hand if you've ever tried stuffing a knife into a way-too-tiny drawer. If your hand is not raised, you're lying to yourself.

Promising review: "This product is a must, especially if you have a small kitchen and need to remove the clutter. Worth the price, and very easy to install!" —Louis Lawrence

Get it from Amazon for $9.96.

13. Turn any light into a nightlight with a plug-in dimmer. Perfect for nights spent binge-watching American Horror Story.

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Side note: Why do we make fun of people for being scared of the dark? The dark IS scary, damnit! It's full of terrors!

Promising review: "Works great! I'm using this with a multi-bulb tulip lamp in my living room so it can be nice and bright while I'm working, but dimmed while watching movies, playing video games, etc. I have mine with the dimmer switch on the top of my futon, so it's super easy to access." —Laura H

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

14. Reduce the number of remote controls you lose by consolidating everything into ONE universal remote.

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Promising review: "The set-up was so simple, and this has been able to replace four of my remotes!" —Laura McRae

Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

15. Use up every last drop of Colgate with this handy dandy tube squeezer. Now proceed to brusha brusha brusha, Jan style.

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Grease. What a film.

Promising review: "This simple plastic device has changed my life. How do I describe my life journey with toothpaste technology? As a child, I would grab the tin tube of toothpaste and squeeze it from the middle. Toothpaste would ooze out and most of it would end up on the sink ledge, my hands, or my shirt. After a few days and nights, the tube would end up with toothpaste on one end of the tube, toothpaste on the other end, and a no man's land without toothpaste in the center. I suffered for years with this. As tin tubes gave way to plastic, nothing changed. Still the center desert of toothpaste haunted me. I yearned for a solution. And then one day, the internet. And then Amazon. And this simple beautiful solution. My life is fulfilled. Nirvana has been achieved." —T. Dugas

Get it from Amazon for $5.34.

16. Keep your Forever21 necklaces in plain sight with this hanging organizer. Jewelry boxes breed chaos, okay?

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You dump your jewelry into a box and then BAM! Necklaces are tangled, bracelets are nowhere to be found, and you'll never see those stud earrings again.

Promising review: "Very practical and simple! The display helps me select and wear my jewelry more often — no more digging, searching, or forgetting about what I have." —R. Barnes

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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17. Use this power scrubber for a good clean feeling that even Orbit would be jealous of. Your grout will be grinning.

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I promise.

Promising review: "Love it! This gets the spots I would have a difficult time cleaning otherwise; it makes it so much easier to get my bathroom and kitchen completely clean." —Y. L.

Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

18. Make the most of your closet space with an adjustable organizer kit. Maybe you'll ACTUALLY be able to see what's in there.

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🎶 "And I still haven't found what I'm looking for" 🎶 —me, before this organizer kit came into my life.

Promising review: "We multiplied the spare room in our closet by using this kit!" —Birdie K.

Get it from Amazon for $107.99.

19. Reach for the stars AND for the top shelf with this folding step stool that can be easily stored when not in use.

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Stop using nice furniture (e.g. a dining room chair) to get shoes from the top of your closet.

Promising review: "Are you so short you can't reach the cabinets? This is the answer. This stool is lightweight, folds easily for storage, and the rust-free plastic construction allows me to use it in the shower while giving my kid a bath." —H3H8M3

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

20. Transform your ugly old chair into something straight off a Pinterest board with a faux fur rug.

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Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this! It's super soft, plus it hasn't shed a single hair since I opened it. I'm thrilled I chose this!" —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

21. Get rid of dishwasher residue and build-up with cleaning tablets. Because the thing that washes your dishes should be washed, too.

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"Your dishwasher is so busy taking care of everyone else, that it forgets to care of itself." —if a dishwasher were to star in any rom-com, ever.

Promising review: "This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do!" —Old Southern Charm

Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $9.18.

22. Use a window film to retain privacy while searching for gold at the end of the rainbow. Which this film will create.

And don't worry — this leaves no sticky residue behind.

Promising review: "Really happy with this product. I have huge sliding door windows on the first floor, so I wanted to have some privacy while still getting some natural light. This film was very easy to apply, and I plan on buying more for my other set of windows!" —D. M. Guzman

Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

23. Clean the pesky crevices throughout your home with this brush set. Perfect for cleaning under sink drains!

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Which I totally already clean! **nervous giggle** Like, all the time!

Promising review: "These brushes are little but fit find your hand nicely. They're great at cleaning all the filth on the cupboards and along baseboards — I will never use an old toothbrush again!" —JB

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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