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    31 Surprisingly Effective Things From Target Under $20

    These life-changing items are going to have you pressing *add to cart* a little more than usual.

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    1. A rain water-scented hand soap if that distinct smell after a fresh downpour is your thing. Made from olive oil, essential oils, aloe vera, and a ton of other thoughtfully chosen ingredients, this promises to keep your hands from drying out.

    A blue bottle of hand soap
    Target

    Promising review: "My new go-to hand soap! This hand soap is awesome because it's natural, so it's gentle on my hands. It leaves them feeling soft and smooth, and the scent is extremely fresh and pleasant! The bottle doesn't leak all over my sink, and I only need a few drops to lather up good!" —Catplaysbass

    Price: $3.89

    2. A wine aerator to channel your inner wine connoisseur. This isn't a want; it's a need. Once you pour the wine, you can see the magic happen. This item might be hand wash only, but everyone you know will want to get their hands on it after seeing how awesome it is.

    A black and clear wine tool
    Target

    Promising review: "I was impressed by this product at a relative's home, so I grabbed it when it went on sale at Target. It really does work and is a lot more convenient than a decanter for serving a glass or two of wine. However, it does slow pouring, so I would probably use a decanter if serving an entire bottle." —lscats

    Price: $13.69

    3. A lint roller simply because you need one in your life. You can use this to eliminate lint, fur, fuzz, debris, and hair from your favorite outfit — no sense in getting dressed up if you look like you just wrestled a shaggy dog.

    Model using a lint roller
    Target

    Promising review: "These are high-quality lint rollers. I use these regularly and have found them to be very helpful to me. I have a cat, and she is often on my lap just before I leave my home. I find that I can use this product for quick touch-ups very quickly and effectively." —greatlakesgirl56

    Price: $4.99+ (available in three sizes)

    4. A gold pyramid bookend to provide your home with a glamorous vibe that just screams "luxury." No one has to know you bought it from the same place you got your almond milk.

    Gold bookend in a home
    Target

    Promising review: "I needed just one bookend, and this immediately caught my eye. I love the gold and the shape, as well as the price! It's very cute, and does its job....what more could you ask for? I definitely recommend it!" —Allison

    Price: $15

    5. An all-purpose Clorox cleaner with bleach that'll clean hard and nonporous surfaces, and also deodorize and disinfect everything it comes in contact with.

    A blue, green, and red spray bottle of cleaner
    Target

    Promising review: "The smell isn't overbearing like some bleach cleaners, and it works great in my bathroom and my kitchen. I clean almost everything with it because it also disinfects." —Good to go

    Price: $3.39

    6. A five-tier pants hanger to keep your pants sorted while saving some space in your closet. Also, do you see how sexy this thing looks? Talk about organization goals.

    A pants hanger with two pairs of pants on it
    Target

    Promising review: "Literally obsessed with these hangers! Completely exceeded my expectations, and by far. Not only are they super sleek and clean looking, they are 1000% FUNCTIONAL too. I love how clothes don't slip off, and each level is easily accessible without destroying the ones above or below it. ... oh, and THE PRICE. Can't beat it. Came back to order another three more for myself since the first three were for the hubby." —Kips44

    Price: $7

    7. Or a pack of 30 suit hangers that have a closed silhouette, which makes it easy to hang pants and a jacket on one hanger. Bonus: They have a velvety feel which makes your closet feel luxe.

    A set of white suit hangers hanging
    Target

    Promising review: "These hangers are sturdy, so you can hang heavier clothes on them without worrying if they will be able to withstand the weight. With their velvety texture, they also hold on to the clothing so no need to worry if something will fall off super easily in your closet (or on the trip into/out of the closet and onto your floor)." —Musicchica1128

    Price: $18+ (available in three colors)

    8. A Magic Eraser because they are genuinely ~magical~. Add a bit of water and watch this conquer even the toughest of stains in your home.

    Model using magic eraser to clean brown stain on stove
    Target

    Promising review: "I LOVE magic erasers. I have used them for general household cleaning, to get marks off a new dresser and toilet lid, to clean shoes, and they are the only thing that will get the dry erase marker completely off our family calendar(and I tried EVERYTHING under the sun for that). They work amazing at cleaning up white wood trim around my house." —MommaG

    Price: $5.19+ (also available in six pack)

    9. A pillow protector that'll help expand the life of your favorite pillow. Complete with a zipper on each case, this machine-washable and hypoallergenic set promises to live up to their expectations.

    A white pillow protector
    Target

    Promising review: "The pillow protectors are great, so far! I washed them before putting them on my pillows. They laundered nicely. Very lightweight, not heavy as some others I've ordered. I definitely recommend them." —Sparrow

    Price: $5

    10. A drawer organizer to keep your drawers looking as good as your closet. It's hard to keep the little things organized, and this does an adequate job of helping you keep everything sorted.

    A drawer organizer with colorful clothing inside of it
    Target

    Promising review: "I've purchased these drawer organizers multiple times now and have been so pleased! They're great quality and don't require any assembly. They adjust to fit even larger size drawers and do not shift around inside. They've been great in our kids rooms to keep things organized and readily available to use. You will not be disappointed!" —ChristinaY

    Price: $15.49

    11. A six-piece colorful knife set that'll slice through your favorite food effortlessly. Nonstick, stainless-steel knives that work and are super cute? Sign me up.

    A green, blue and purple knife with a cucumber
    Target

    This set includes a utility knife, two paring knives, and three-knife guards.

    Promising review: "Fantastic knife set. Great for kitchens as well as offices. They don't take up a lot of space, and the beautiful colors announce their presence which helps to eliminate accidental injuries. They are super sharp and feel sturdy." —Matt

    Price: $9.99

    12. A tub of natural liquid laundry detergent for those with sensitive skin. Without dyes and fragrances, and made with plant-based ingredients, there's a lot to love about this product. Did I mention that it promises to remove those super tough stains?

    A white bottle with blue detail
    Target

    Promising review: "Great plant-based alternative from other chemical brands. Love how soft it keeps all my clothes. No dryer sheets or fabric softener needed. Great scents too. All plant-based is the way to go!" —BD

    Price: $11.97

    13. A fabric shaver to keep that sweater you've had for a million years looking like you just bought it last week. This de-pilling device works on a variety of fabrics by catching imperfections in the detachable lint catcher.

    A blue and white fabric shaver in use
    Target

    Promising review: "This little thing is powerful! Really has made old clothes look new again. I've been waiting to write this review until I had a good enough before-and-after example. While not all garments photograph as obviously de-pilled as this, you can always see the difference in person! I've used it on all different types of fabric: leggings, sweaters, polyester, fine knits, the couch even. Definitely read and follow the directions for success. DO NOT PRESS DOWN. That's how fabric gets caught; just gently glide. Definitely lay the garment out as flat as possible on a table to use this, as though you were ironing it. If you follow those directions, you will have success. Go slow and empty the fuzz catcher frequently. Happy de-pilling!" —H

    Price: $12.99

    14. A set of six Command Hooks because they're surprisingly effective at their various jobs — the main one being giving your home zero damage as you hang up various items.

    A command hook in a window holding a snowflake
    Target

    These hooks adhere to wood, paint, tile, and other surfaces. The set comes with six hooks and eight strips of adhesive.

    Promising review: "Command Hooks are the greatest! You can use these bad boys for anything. I purchased several types, including these hooks to hang lights in the house, decorations, giant candy canes, and purchased the nail command hooks so that I did not have to put holes in the wall. They hold so great!" —Erinboberin

    Price: $3.99

    15. A daily wood cleaner that'll give your wood surfaces a wonderful shine every time. The formula helps remove grime, dust, and more without harming the material.

    almonds with orange-colored bottles of cleaner
    Target

    Promising review: "I have used this cleaner on my wood table for the last five years. It does a wonderful job of cleaning without destroying the wood finish." —clean RN

    Price: $5.99

    16. A Scotch-Brite green sponge made from 100% plants and recycled content so you can have some peace of mind as you scrub away your messy kitchen sins. With it being dishwasher safe and gentle on countertops, dishes, and non-scratch pan, I'm surprised you don't own this item already.

    Model using natural sponge to clean red stain
    Target

    Promising review: "I agree that these sponges last a long time. I put mine through a hot water dishwasher cycle at least twice per week, and they still somehow hold their functionality longer and better than their conventional counterparts. I'm so sick of plastic everywhere, so the eco-friendly part was why I first bought them, but the great quality keeps me coming back. Only wish my local Target would carry more of the smaller packages." —aminasinger

    Price: $3.39+ (also available in six pack)

    17. A set of compression bags that'll make storing your linens and clothing way easier. If you're looking for a little more space in your home, these water-resistant and airtight containers will fit the bill.

    A yellow home that is using bags
    Target

    Promising review: "Really compress down to almost nothing. Tremendous space saver. Have held so far, but I've had other vacuum storage bags before that lose their seal, so it will be interesting to see how these hold up over time. So far, so good."—shangie78

    Price: $12

    18. A fabric steamer because sometimes irons require too much effort. You'd be surprised how much a little steamer like this can change your life; it's time to say goodbye to your iron and wrinkle-free spray for good.

    Model using black steamer on coral shirt
    Target

    Promising review: "What a lifesaver steamer! Not only is it great for traveling and simple steaming, but also super handy for keeping masks sanitized! I've been using it for steaming lighter-weight clothes and linen for that crisp bedding look. Anytime I'm traveling I use it to 'steam clean.' Can't be too safe these days and this has def. helped with extra cleaning to kill bacteria. Been a big help for peace of mind and that extra bit of safety. A great twist on and off the top. (Be careful on refill. Top stays hot.) "—Kace Doll
    Price: $19.99

    19. A nonstick cookie sheet that'll make sure everything heats evenly. Also, this sheet promises not to rust or develop dark spots.

    A cookie sheet with spatula and rag
    Target

    Promising review: "So far, so good. I've Always had pretty crappy cookie sheets until I bought these. They feel pretty heavy-duty; nothing sticks to these sheets and they are pretty big. I would totally recommend." —NicMcK

    Price: $5+ (also available in larger size)

    20. A Febreze air freshener and odor elimination kit to keep you home smelling as clean as it looks. In addition to lasting up to 50 days, this item also has a low-level indicator light to tell you when to swap in your refill.

    A model installing a febreze kit
    Target

    This starter kit comes with a PLUG and one oil refill.

    Promising review: "I kept wondering how to make my musty New York apartment smell fresh. No matter how often I cleaned, did the laundry, sprayed Febreze, or hid baking soda boxes, the musty smell of radiators and old plaster wouldn't go away. I took a chance on this plug-in, and poof! I am a superwoman! Our apartment smells amazing now." —AP

    Price: $6.49

    21. A gel toilet-cleaning stamp that'll keep your bathroom smelling fresh even after a nasty night. Simple to apply and activated with every flush, this will keep your toilet clean and smell-free. Trust us on this one!

    A blue, green, and white package of toilet cleaner
    Target

    Promising review: "These work so well; I just started to purchase them on a whim because I like a clean and fresh scent, but I don't want to add anything into my actual toilet water. So easy, and one gel stamp works for almost two weeks! All you do is just pop it where the water comes out when you flush, and you're good to go!" —Reviewsss

    Price: $4.69+ (also available in 24 pack)

    22. A hanging closet organizer with a detachable hamper that'll keep everything easily accessible. This easy-to-hang organizer features three shelves to store whatever you need!

    A tan 3-shelf closet organizer with a hamper
    Target

    Promising review: "Great for the price. First, one purchased has lasted over a year and no issues. Pack it heavy with dirty laundry and folded rugs on the 'shelves.' Space-saver for kids' closets and laundry room too." —LivinLaughinLovinLife

    Price: $10

    23. Or a three-shelf hanging closet organizer without a hamper if you already have one you can't bare to part with. You still can't go wrong with some extra shelves in your closet!

    A neutral three-shelf unit in a closet
    Target

    Promising review: "A lot more durable and sturdy than I was expecting! The price is pretty great for this hanging organizer; I'm pretty sure I paid a lot more for the cheap, flimsy one I used to have (not from Target). I am actually going to order a couple more!" —Mel Anne

    Price: $10

    24. A soap dispensing dish brush that'll make cleaning a tad bit more manageable. Featuring nylon bristles and a soft-grip handle, this is sure to shorten your cleaning routine. It also comes with a plastic holder, so nothing adds to your kitchen's mess.

    model using blue soap-filled brush to clean pan
    Target

    Promising review: "Love this brush cleaner. Soap goes in easy, and pressing the 'button' to dispense the soap, and it comes out so easily with no issues. No dripping, no mess. The little drip dock it comes with is a major bonus for it to dry." —BrittanyB

    Price: $11.99

    25. A mattress protector to keep your bed protected at all times, no matter what goes on in the bedroom. This waterproof protector is stain-resistant, easy to clean, and easy to put on your bed.

    Coffee spill on matress cover
    Target

    Promising review: "This mattress protector is exactly what we need for our children's beds. It is easy to install when a child has an accident, and it is easy to clean with any cleaning detergent or Clorox wipes (great thing, it does not retain smells), and then can quickly add new sheets (instead of having to wash another item like most other mattress protectors)." —Jen

    Price: $14.99+ (available in four sizes)

    26. A glass cleaner that smells like the sea and will keep your glass surfaces as clear as day. Using ingredients that are naturally derived, paraben-free, phthalate-free, dye-free, aluminum-free, this item deserves a place in every home. BTW, there is no rinsing required after using this!

    A clear bottle with green grass an blue detail
    Target

    Promising review: "I love love love love this glass cleaner. I've been using vinegar/water for years because I have a certain child (3) that likes to spray stuff all over the place, including all over her. I need something safe for her that I don't have to call poison control if it gets on her skin or in her mouth. I love this cleaner. It's so effective. It gets so many things off that vinegar doesn't. It's crystal clear. Smells great. And I love the sprayer — isn't that funny? Wish the cost was a bit less, but because of the quality, I won't be going back to vinegar!" —Pristinephoenix

    Price: $3.99

    27. A box of dryer sheets because your clothes deserve to smell as wonderful as your home. A product that'll reduce wrinkles, control static cling, *and* help repel lint and hair?! BRB adding 292838213 of these to my cart.

    A box of orange dryer sheets
    Target

    Promising review: "This one smells the best, and my clothes are never static-y. That's all I really care about with a dryer sheet. I don't have sensitive skin, so I can't speak to that." —DenMother
    Price: $4.99+ (available in four sizes)

    28. A fabric storage bin that'll hide whatever you need it to. It'll do a great job of helping you utilize all the storage space in your home (even that space under your bed), and it actually helps everything stay in place. Plus, it comes with fabric handles!

    A pretty grey box in a closet with all neutral shades
    Target

    Promising review: "I have got these storage boxes in multiple sizes and love them all. They looks so elegant and are very durable canvas material. I can tell these will last for years. I've been needed under the bed storage but wanted something that would look good, and these really fit the bill. Now I want more for my closets!" —Ang

    Price: $14

    29. A container of the Clorox disinfecting wipes that'll keep every surface in your home germ-free. Life-saving and game-changing, these multi-surface items are pretty much a household staple. Bonus: They're bleach-free, so they're safe to use on a bunch of different surfaces.

    A yellow and package of wipes
    Target

    Promising review: "I prefer these wipes over other brands and scents. They clean effectively and leave little to no residue. Great for cleaning up meat in the kitchen or for a quick bathroom clean on busy mornings."—elyse
    Price: $3.59

    30. A single rod garment rack to store all your extra clothes. A ~sturdy~ garment rack for under $10?! *adds to cart* It also has a rolling base, adjustable rod, and frame!

    A single rod black garment rack with warm colored clothing on it
    Target

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing!!!!! Sturdy, spacious, and yet very light, so if you need to move it, you can do it yourself. I put sweaters, shirts on hangers and on the bottom ledge folded jeans. It held up so well." —Sweetssk77

    Price: $9

    31. Or a double garment rack that'll store double the amount of clothes for under $20. Besides having double the space, this rack also has a rolling base and can be adjusted to store just about any piece of clothing.

    A double garment rack with black and white clothes
    Target

    Promising review: "I have a very small closet and needed additional hanging space. This worked very well. I really like that there are two rods and wheels so I can move it easily. The top rod can be raised or lowered as needed, and the two shorter rods on the sides of the top rod can be extended or retracted. In total, this adds about another foot of space. I have hung many clothes on it, and so far, it has held up without any leaning." —EPTX88

    Price: $16

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