Skip To Content

    We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

    39 Practical Things Your Home May Be Sorely Missing

    These things are on every home's wishlist.

    1. A pair of fan light pull cords so you can finally know which turns on the fan and which turns on the light. What an ~illuminating~ product!

    long chains with charms shaped like lightbulb and fan

    2. A set of inexpensive microfiber sheets that feel just as silky soft as much more expensive brands. So you and your wallet can get a good night's sleep.

    the  sheets

    3. A cat-tastic magnet so you and your roommate will actually know if those dishes are clean or dirty. Such a small gadget with huge effects.

    4. A tea bag organizer to bring order (and space) to your packed cabinets.

    the tea organizer

    5. A prep-and-pour cutting board for anyone who gets more chopped garlic on the floor than in the pan (me).

    6. A sage and citrus multi-purpose cleaner that keeps your space clean and delicious-smelling.

    glass spray bottle filled with rosemary, sage, and lemon

    7. A digital alarm clock so beautiful, you may finally use an actual clock over your phone. Best of all, it has three USB ports so you can charge said phone.

    8. A little baby steam iron that's quick, easy-to-use, and doesn't require an ironing board so you can tackle those pesky little wrinkles in a flash.

    Reviewer using the mini iron to iron their non-medical face masks

    9. A set of thick velvet slip covers to instantly transform your drab couch into something new and fabulous. Goodbye, stain-covered gray couch and HELLO new couch of my HGTV dreams.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

    10. A bidet offering a more luxurious option over that dry, wasteful, less-efficient toilet paper.

    11. A natural sweater pill remover made from upcycled car windshield glass (OK, cool) capable of scraping away annoying pills from sweater, blankets, towels, and any other fabrics that need a refresh.

    Hand holding the pill remover on a sweater

    12. A expandable, cabinet-lining, two-tier shelf that will make every bottle you own visible and easily accessible.

    u-shaped shelf with spices

    13. A pair of Command broom holding wall mounts so those things can stop falling out of the closet and bopping you on the head.

    reviewer image of many brooms on wall

    14. A pack of butterfly-shaped sticky traps to install near your houseplants so you can finally evict all those tiny fly free-loaders.

    15. A six-port outlet that swivels so you can finally plug stuff in behind your couch.

    16. A splurgy soap and lotion dispenser for anyone looking for that "wow" piece to tie their whole bathroom together.

    three pump bottles with squiggle designs in various combinations of red, yellow, and orange

    17. A kid-friendly wooden knife that can chop soft foods but not fingers. Your little sous chef can finally do more than just lick the spoon.

    Two children using wooden blocks with handles to cut apples

    18. A pack of sheet suspenders for the restless sleeper who always ends up in a tangled ball by morning. Keep those suckers in place!

    suspenders on sheets under mattress

    19. A pack of shower curtain clips, because the last thing you want to happen after watching Psycho is to have the curtain billow in and attack you.

    a curtain being put into a clip stuck to wall

    20. A washable sponge for anyone who hates having to throw away so many mostly-fine sponges just because of a little mildew smell.

    A sponge with a floral design and mesh overlay sits in a wooden bowl

    21. A Dalmatian-inspired area rug to add some much-needed excitement to your space. Note: Zero puppies have been harmed in the making of this rug.

    white rug with black splotches

    22. A magnetic meal planning pad with a detachable shopping list for when you want to really commit to cooking at home.

    notepad on fridge

    23. A beeswax wood polish and conditioner to give your furniture an impossibly lustrous shine previously never seen in your home.

    24. An all-in-one printer because it's finally time to commit to your home office. Why this particular model? It can print, copy, and scan; comes at a reasonable price; has a 2-year warranty; and tons of great reviews.

    the color printer

    25. A monstera to bring life into your stuffy home. 2020 is the year you keep a plant alive. I believe in you!

    large plant with heart shaped leaves

    26. A drain cover so you can fill your tub all the way to the tippy top. You need all the water you can get — it's cold out there!

    plastic cover over drain

    27. A rotating spice rack that not only provides you with all the spices you need to start your culinary journey, but also comes with FIVE YEARS of free spice refills; that means you can sprinkle your sea salt with reckless abandon.

    spining spice rack

    28. A journal happy to store all your increasingly complicated passwords. At least 12 characters, including a symbol, number, capital letter, ancient rune, and the fleeting details of a half-remembered dream? COME ON!

    29. A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Life is so much better when you have a waffle in each hand.

    small waffle device that makes four sticks

    30. A pet hair remover that'll pull all the fur off your belongings. It turns out that white fur coat you own is actually a black denim jacket???

    31. A massaging shower head with 30 different settings so you can make sure your precious shower time is well-spent.

    two nozzle shower head

    32. An Amazon Fire Stick that lets you stream all the shows, movies, and music you could ever want.

    33. A fan-favorite all-season comforter — your current one is getting a little lumpy, no?

    quilted comforter

    34. An unreasonably cuddly throw blanket that you should only buy if you plan on hibernating underneath it until April.

    fuzzy blanket

    35. Or a more budget-friendly fleece blanket that reviewers say has an equally impressive level of snuggliness.

    36. A pack of pantry moth traps to finally rid your home of those tiny, annoying bug aviators.

    37. A Capri Blue Volcano candle that's commonly burned in Anthropologie stores. Now your home can smell just as nice.

    hands hold candle tin

    38. An egg cooker so you can stop settling for overcooked hardboiled eggs with gross gray yolks. You deserve better.

    egg device that has six eggs cooking in it

    39. And a privacy window film that's easy to install and fills your home with lots of rainbows when the sun hits it just right. Now you can sing "somewheeeere over the rainbow" as you step over your dog.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide banner

    Looking for more stuff to help make your house a home? Check out the best places to buy inexpensive furniture online, the best places to buy couches online, cute home decor you’ll wish you knew about sooner, or check out all of our home content for even more great ideas.