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    21 Problem-Solving Products To Help Put An End To Pesky Home Issues

    Including pads to prevent bedsheets from tangling in the washer, a furniture repair pen, and a zippered sleeve to hide all your cables and cords.

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    1. A pack of furniture pads because you finally got hardwood floors, and the last thing you want is for your favorite armchair to scratch the surface.

    The pack furniture pads

    This 133 piece set comes with beige and brown felt pads in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit your type of furniture. There are 106 brown pieces and 27 beige pieces.

    Promising review: "When we decided on moving to a new rental home with all vinyl flooring, the first thing I did was order these. My husband told me it was a waste of money, so I said I would return them if we didn't use them. We put these under all of our furniture because we moved prior to purchasing an area rug. They are very easy to use and work really well. I was even able to easily cut them myself for an oddly shaped item. I give this product a 10/10 and would recommend these to anyone. The pack was large enough for all of our furniture and we still have plenty left." —BridgetJames

    Get it from Amazon for $11.91.

    2. A door draft stopper to keep those chilly winds from seeping into your home, battling your space heater.


    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for! I have a sizable gap under my back door, and these do the job to keep hot and cold air out and in depending on the season. It's easy to apply, sticks very well, and is easy to cut to length. I used scissors. This is exactly what I was looking for. I have a metal door so a typical weather strip was not an option. This just sticks to the door; it can’t be any easier. Highly recommend." —Sean M Flanagan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors).

    3. A mop and broom holder because you're tired of knocking over all the cleaning supplies in the corner of the closet every time you reach for a broom.

    a reviewer photo of the mop and broom holder hanging against an orange wall that's holding a swifter wet jet mop a steamer two brooms and a dust pan

    Promising review: "I love how easy this was to install. The stencils that were included help you to mark where to drill the holes, which made this so much easier to make it level and at a good height. The capacity for mounting several tools is great! I was able to mount brooms, a Swiffer mop, a small electric vacuum, another mop, and still have a slot left to fill with something else. Plus, there are hooks available at the end of each slot for hanging things like dust rags, towels, etc. This product almost seems underpriced for all the things it offers, a real value. Get one now!" —Claire Auger

    Get it from Amazon for $14.31.

    4. A TubShroom to save your drains from the massive amounts of hair and other *materials* that might try to escape your shower.,

    Promising review: "No seriously, this is amazing. I have long hair and recently had a baby. It's a wonder I still have any hair based on the clumps I see falling out on a regular basis. This means the poor tub drain is getting clogged every time we turn around, and we're spending ridiculous amounts of time with that spiky stick thing you shove down there and then pull out over and over. I figured if this even worked to catch half of my hair then it would be worth it. Holy moly! When they say it catches every hair they aren't kidding. We clean it off about twice a week. And when they say it's easy to clean, they are right again. A swipe with toilet paper and the hair blob comes right off to be flushed down the toilet. I've already told so many people about this product because I love it so much. Fantastic!!!" —Sasamo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors).

    5. A pack of furniture pens to keep your furniture looking good as new for as long as possible. These repair pens clean up minor scratches and scrapes like nothing ever happened.

    A reviewer photo on the left is the before with chipped wood showing discoloration on the furniture and on the right the after which shows no discoloration and the furniture looks like nothing every happened to it at all

    Promising review: "After moving our furniture, I noticed a few scratches on the TV stand. I looked everywhere here in Hawaii for something moderately priced to match the stand to no avail. I found this product on Amazon and it exceeded my expectations! Not only was it a great price, but there were 12 different options to choose from so I was able to find something that matched the TV stand perfectly! This kit includes six wax crayon-looking sticks and six actual markers. The crayon things are for if you have a deep gash and the markers are for basic cover ups. Mine was just a cover up so I mixed two of the colors and I seriously can not tell where the scratch was now unless I get super close and feel the wood grain for the scratch mark." —nalokaloka

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A pet hair remover to collect all the fur that's left all over the house like little piles of buried treasure.

    Promising review: "We have a golden retriever and I've struggled keeping our bedding clean because she sheds bad and I don't have the heart to not let her sleep in our bed. The dog hair just gets tangled in the fabric and I'm constantly aware of it because it gets everywhere. I've tried lint rolling, but everything just rolls up in the roller and it's a nightmare. Vacuuming doesn't really work without a battle either. I would nearly be in tears and would waste so much time trying to get mediocre results from vacuuming and/or lint rolling. This is literally so much easier and quicker. The next picture of all the fuzz in my hand is from all the bedding, mind you this was one day after it was all washed and dried. Do yourself a favor, and buy this ASAP." —Kellynn

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A wood polish that'll breathe new life into your furniture. Now, when people ask if you got new furniture, you can respond with, "You mean this old thing?" And, actually mean it!

    a reviewer photo of a table with the before on the right side of the photo and the after on the left showing a significant difference in the shade and shine of the wood

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING! My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all. But, then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    8. A caulking tool reviewers say was easy to use and made their work look like they hired a pro.

    a promo diagram photo of the many ways someone can use the tool to help with caulking

    Promising review: "I had to re-do some caulking around two bathrooms as well as some external door frames. I bought this little tool to make the process go more smoothly and I am so glad that I did! The scraper quickly and easily removed the old caulking from all the surfaces and worked so much better than tools I have used before. It was so much easier to scrape out the old stuff. I then used the opposite end with the rubber spatula attachments to smooth out the applied new caulking. It made a clean and smooth line on tile, marble, and wood services. This baby makes my work look much more professional than what I have done before. It’s also super cheap!" —Fhdaddy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A zippered sleeve to hide away all those ratty wires and cords, which makes for a visually appealing display, and a safer one if there are kiddos or pets roaming around.

    a before and after photo showing the cords neatly stowed away

    Promising review: "Finally someone thought of a genius solution to organizing cables without having to unplug all wires and fishing them through an organizer. I used this cord management system for my entertainment unit as well as my workstation. It's easy to use, just bunch everything together and zip the sleeve around it. It's that easy." —TypeCast2000

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.97.

    10. A magnetic ironing pad that'll snap to your washer or dryer perfectly, making it THAT much easier to iron your clothes. So maybe, you'll actually start ironing your clothes.

    a reviewer photo of the magnetic ironing mat on a dryer

    Promising review: "If you're like me and living in a space that doesn't have a ton of room let alone for a big old ironing board, this is the perfect solution. This mat easily sticks with the magnets to the top of the dryer. It's a great space saving solution. If you're looking to minimize, this is what you want!" —JD

    Get it from Amazon for $15.34.

    11. A garbage guard because you're not the only one who's opened a garbage lid only to be run back into the house in full panic when all the bugs fly out.


    Promising review: "Got an outdoor can, the kind the mechanical arm on the garbage truck picks up and tips over, with the lid opening by gravity. Placed this on the inside of the lid, near the hinge to lessen the chances of it being scraped off during emptying and no flies/maggots! No apparent odor, just seems to put a big hurt on the fly party that used to be my trash can (litter box contents, remnants of meat, etc.) " —Michael E. Bradley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.84.

    12. A solar-powered, motion sensor-activated lights that'll shine a light on anyone moseying around your property and hopefully deter intruders. Plus, if choreographed right, could make for a one helluva light show., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these to cover the side of my house. Installation was easy and I left them outside for two days to charge. The light coverage was about what I expected from them and do the job well. The motion sensitivity covers all the side and lights turn on. It has rained about three times and still work great and hoping they last for a long time." —J. Argueta

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $28.99.

    13. A set of LED pathway lights perfect for lighting your path so you can see the can of biscuits that escaped your grocery bag and rolled across the yard.

    a reviewer photo of the LED pathway lights lit at night

    Promising review: "This product is perfect in every way. It’s super easy to assemble. They are solar powered, which saves you money on batteries. They are very bright as you can see, and sturdy enough to withstand strong winds. And, great price too! What else could you ask for?" —Christine Bulldog

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $48.44.

    14. A portable air-conditioner that'll come in handy for spaces that don't have AC, or people who tend to run a little hot. This compact wonder can act as a fan, a dehumidifier, and an air-conditioner.

    a promotional photo of the portable air conditioner

    Promising review: "I saw a lot of good reviews and decided to go with it. I can honestly say it far surpassed my expectations. I’ve run it for almost 10 hours and all I drained was about three ounces of water. This unit cools my room so well I’m almost actually frozen LOL. I would definitely recommend this unit moving forward. And, to anyone on the fence about buying this unit, know that it’s very very good. It's so good, we actually just ordered a second!" —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $319.99+ or Walmart for $319.9+.

    15. A dishwasher cleaner to clear out all the leftover residue from dishwasher tablets, limescale, and other mineral buildup.

    a person putting the dishwasher cleaner tablet into the dishwasher

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I had standing water on the bottom of my dishwasher. I dropped one tablet in the water, put it on lite wash cycle, and at the end of the cycle the water was gone! It thoroughly cleans and I have not had any other problems. I now use regularly. I recommend this highly to keep your dishwasher clean and eliminate clogs from buildup. It was recommended to me by my super and after my positive experience I am happy to co-sign his recommendation." —cheapchicshopper

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.98.

    16. A pair of sunblock curtains perfect for the days when you want to sleep in and don't want the sun waking you up. Or, for setting the scene for movie-watching.

    Promising review: "Before I purchased, I read through so many of the reviews on these curtains. I had previously purchased similar curtains and was sorely disappointed when they didn't work, so I was a bit skeptical that these would be any different. But, I figured hundreds of five-star reviews couldn't be wrong — and they weren't. These do exactly as they say — block the light completely, and help to muffle sound. I live next to a busy highway and as soon as I put these up, it sounded like the highway was far in the distance. I track my sleep every night, and since I've had these curtains I've gone from a 60%–70% quality of sleep to 90%+ every single night. Highly recommend!" —Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $38.95+ (available in 13 sizes and 24 colors).

    17. A set of wad-free pads to keep your bed sheets from tangling in the washer and dryer.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    18. A pack of dimmable daylight bulbs to give the illusion of natural light for homes with dark interiors.

    the daylight bulbs

    Promising review: "I'm picky about the way my light looks. These bulbs are the best I've seen so far. The colors look exactly how they're supposed to look. and, they don't have that ugly yellow glow that a lot of other bulbs create. I love the natural light look it gives." —Adam

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    19. A Command variety kit filled with hooks and adhesive strips to hang all sorts of items up around the house.

    a diagram of the things you can hang with the command kit

    This set comes with four small picture-hanging strips, four large picture-hanging strips, three clear medium hooks, one clear large hook, seven clear micro hooks, four clear small wire hooks, and 22 clear strips. Plus, a reusable case you can use for storage.

    Promising review: "I bought these for our daughter's college dorm as it's the only product (and this specific brand) allowed by the university for hanging items from the walls/doors/furniture. If that doesn't say enough, then I don't know what else I can say to convince you that these are awesome! We chose a variety pack so she could hang various items of different sizes and weight. I have used these at home as well and will continue to buy them as needed in the future. Gotta love 3M for coming up with such amazing products that truly do what they're advertised to do!" —Multi-tasking Genius

    Get it from Amazon for $20.11.

    20. A Wi-Fi extender to boost the signal in your home, covering those dead spots where your YouTube videos always seem to stop. Now, you can stream Chris Evan's funniest moments without interruption.

    the wifi extender

    Promising reviews: "When I first started working from home I was having trouble with the audio and video quality of my web meetings and even lost the connection to them at least twice a day. I decided to try this and in the two months I have had it I have had ZERO connectivity issues. I'm in a ranch-style home with the router in the basement and my office on the ground floor as far away from the router as I could be. It didn't seem like that should be far enough to make a difference since each floor is only 1,200 square feet. However, I plugged the unit into a socket in the hallway outside my office and it has made a fantastic difference in my office as well as on the TV in the bedroom across the hall. No stuttering on the TV, no issues during Zoom, Webex, or Microsoft Teams meetings. Absolutely worth every penny. And I am not being compensated in any way for this review." —Baker & Candy maker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    21. A vent cleaner hose that'll attach to your vacuum to make it easy to clean out your lint trap and improve the drying power of your dryer.,

    Promising review: "When my vent cleaner arrived I was so excited to use it! It sucked up so much lint that my vacuum container was filled. I was shocked to see how much hidden lint was in my dryer. The lint wand came with a guide attachment, which is an added bonus, and makes it very easy to move around those small deep spaces. It was super easy to use. I highly recommend this item to everyone who owns a dryer. It fits on two different vacuums I own — a Shark and a Bissell. It's a lifesaver! I can't wait to use it again." —momofeli

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in five styles).

    When these problem-solving products actually start solving problems in your home:

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