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    31 Genius Home Products From Walmart You’ll Probably Wish You’d Discovered Years Ago

    I didn't know I needed a soda pump cap until now...

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    1. A mirrored mini-fridge, because can we say multi-purposeful? This personal cooler is great for all of your favorite things: skincare, snacks, beer, and more beer. Plus! It also has warming capabilities. Your hot coffee will thank you.

    the mini fridge with a mirrored LED door

    Promising review: "If you're deciding on whether to get it or not — you should 100% get it! When I saw this product in store I instantly wanted it but I was skeptical if it would actually chill my things. But it does! Not only is the price affordable, but it's also a LED mirror. I have it on top of my nightstand and I keep my skincare items in there. It's definitely worth it, plus it's very cute." —Leslie

    Price: $32 (available in two colors)

    2. A veggie spiralizer that'll make cutting your veggies way more fun (and safe). My friends probably hate me every time I say I "gotta get my greens in." But your girl's gotta get her greens in. Now, they'll be in cool spiral shapes and I don't have to risk slicing a finger every day! ZOODLES FOREVER.

    vegetable spiralizer with a crank, with an onion being spiralized

    I think any time I'd use this, I would just be singing "Crank That" the whole time. With 10 different blades, this spiralizer is sure to help you prepare meals quickly and efficiently. You also get four recipe ebooks with this purchase!

    Price: $37.68

    3. A set of six stemless margarita glasses — and by "stemless," they mean "more space to fill with margs." These dishwasher-safe cocktail glasses will add sophistication to your bar cart, are durable, and have a thick base that makes them practically spill-proof.

    three stemless margarita glasses with blue ribbons blown into the glass. Glasses are filled with margaritas with limes and salt on the rim.

    Did I say to put beer in that mini-fridge earlier? I meant tequila. These glasses are elevated, yet will make you feel like you're at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston (the correct answer is Papasita's). Yes, I did just order these for myself.

    Price: $39.99

    4. A soda bottle pump cap, because this really feels like one of those early 2000s "As Seen On TV!" moments and I don't hate it. It'll re-fizz-ify your drink (no, I did not make up that word) may be the most genius thing since sliced bread.

    liter of pepsi with a soda pump cap in spout

    For those of you who open three cans of soda a day but never finish one of them (you know who you are), this is for you! Pop this pump cap into your bottle to re-pressurize your soft drinks.

    Price: $9.99

    5. A set of peel-and-stick tiles to easily upgrade your walls. This is such a clever way to spruce up the kitchen! No need to spend a fortune on a backsplash, just to hate to two years later. I wish this was around when I was growing up — my brain is burnt with the memory our kitchen covered in forest green paint and matching subway tiles.

    sea glass peel and stick resin backsplash tiles staged in a neutral, inviting kitchen

    These tiles are also great for temporary apartments.

    Promising review: "GREAT PRODUCT. Nice coastal vibe. I did a kitchen backsplash area that was previously painted. After many months the tiles look great. Just be sure to wipe then now and then with a damp gentle cloth to keep them clean. Pretty easy to install, just take your time and follow instructions, including the amount of extras you may need for your square footage. I found two knife types helpful. A standard artist X-Acto knife plus a standard box cutter. Keep them sharp, replace blades to keep your cuts meticulous! Use a good cutting mat underneath, a mat with measurements on it. I would recommend this product, really pretty and quite robust. Upon first look, a friend thought I installed ceramic tile, not kidding." —HomeBody

    Price: $12.97 (comes in a set of four)

    6. A Nest Home Thermostat — yes, you can change the temp from your bed (!!!). If you're like me and go to bed freezing and wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, then you need this. You can set it to a schedule that's adjustable whenever you like. It even turns itself down after you leave the house to save energy! Change the settings from your phone, anytime, anywhere.

    Google Nest Home Thermostat on a wall

    Adding this to my Christmas list.

    Promising review: "Love the fact when we return from a trip, we can have the house the perfect temperature upon arrival. We had an AC person install it, but I downloaded the Nest app and set it up for my husband and myself on our smart phones and tablets. Also, it looks great on the wall. Finally, when you walk past it, the temperature lights up in blue so you never have to turn a light on to read." —Walmart Customer

    Price: $140.83

    7. A Royal Gourmet grill, because this portable table top grill is the perfect way to lure your friends over this summer, or to haul onto your camping trip. And it even comes in a fiery red to represent the fire food you're about to whip up.

    silver and black portable table top gas grill with burgers grilling

    If you see me using this bad boy on my rooftop this summer, don't tell my landlord.

    Price: $89.99 (originally $106, available in two colors)

    8. A salad shooter (no, it's not a shot glass for lettuce) that does much more than shoot out cucumbers. It also shreds cheese, slices onions, and even potatoes! This would've been huge for me in college if it made salad-making more fun.

    Professional Salad Shooter electrically cutting vegetables that land into a salad bowl

    Promising review: "There is NO BETTER KITCHEN GADGET ever made. I have used one for years. My daughters and granddaughters all have them and none of us wish to be without a salad shooter. Bought these for 'just in case' one quits." —Dorothy

    Price: $49.99

    9. A super stylish cigar-holding Scotch glass, ideal to show off to all the people in your life who think they're good at poker by default. The built-in cigar rest is a unique design elements that is both beautiful and useful.

    man playing cards with scotch glass and cigar in his left hand

    I feel like this would've been an essential for The Godfather. And also for my grandfathers. Bonus: this would be a perfect Father's Day gift!

    Price: $21.19 (originally $28.29)

    10. An ultrasonic pest repeller — bye bye, gnats! To be completely honest, when I first saw this, I thought it was a pest zapping robot. It's just three different devices stacked up for the photo that repel bugs, not kill them. Apparently it also repels mice. If only I had this for summer camp as a kid...would've saved me from a lot of weird, unidentifiable bites...

    six white pest repellers

    Promising review: "I have found that they work very well; you just have to buy enough of them and place them strategically in your home . I cannot use pesticides but I have found these little pest repellers to be better than pesticide for keeping the bugs away. Also it takes time, because some bug can hide in spaces for a long time. Pest prevention instead of pest control." —Serenity

    Price: $24.78 (originally $28.20)

    11. A set of solar-powered string lights to illuminate your favorite spaces. I know we all had these firefly string lights from Urban Outfitters years ago, but were they SOLAR POWERED?! I bet not. This is an energy efficient way to light up the backyard, your bedroom, and so much more.

    A vase, decorative bird cage, succulent terrarium, and decorate bike decor wrapped in the LED lights

    Promising review: "I was amazed at how bright they were and that they were still on at 5 a.m.! Then after a full dark and dreary second day, they came on again!! I love them and ordered another set!" —ellv8er

    Price: $15.98 (originally $24.48, comes in a pack of one or two, comes in three colors)

    12. A sushi-making-bazooka, because where the heck was this during quarantine?! Make your sushi your way, and eat as much of it as you want to. Surely, I'm not the only one who orders four different rolls and just hopes that it all fits into my stomach...right?

    sushi maker used to roll sushi onto a bed of seaweed

    Promising review: "Made sushi for the first time. Came out perfect. I would recommend this device for all beginners." —Sherie

    Price: $10.99

    13. A microwavable pasta cooker with a portioning tool that may become your new go-to cooking tool. Just add water! My New Yorkers: since it seems that half of the apartments in this city don't come with a stove top, you could probably use this.

    deep, rectangular pan and clear acrylic lid with raw spaghetti inside of it, along with a small measuring tool with two different sizes holes and the recommended amount of water to add per serving

    The portioning tool tells you exactly how many noodles needed for one or two servings, and has water line markings on the edge to achieve the perfect al dente spaghetti. No more overcooked noodles stuck to the bottom of your pan. *Chef's kiss*

    Promising review: "Great product and you don't have to wait for water to boil and check to see if the pasta is done. It is." —Eileen

    Price: $12.97

    14. An onion holder for yet another vegetable cutting device to save your fingers. This tool has many tricks up its pronged sleeve, such as holding round foods in place and creating the perfect slice. The razor sharp tines easily slide into hard vegetables, and the no-slip grip is comfortable for both right- and left-handed users.

    Person holding a piece of meat down with the pronged tool

    Create the perfect slice of tomato, peach, onion, lemon, and more. This is also great to cut an aesthetically pleasing fruity cocktail garnish. Not only is it dishwasher-safe, it's finger-safe! Just listen to Kathy.

    Promising review: "A few years ago I was slicing an onion in my hand, cut my pinky to the bone and ended up in the ER and got five stitches to the tune of $1,500. Yes this little gadget is well worth it I may buy another one or two for my two daughters for Christmas." —Kathy

    Price: $6.29 (originally $7.39)

    15. A Chromecast with Google TV so you can take your subscriptions anywhere you go. While your TV may already have the bells and whistles, it's great to have this gadget in your back pocket when traveling to make you feel more at home in a new place. And if you want an upgrade without purchasing a new smart TV, than this is an affordable way to do so! It gives you access to all of your favorite streaming services, and even live TV.

    The streaming tool attached to a TV

    Promising review: "I have an older TV model (I believe 2015 or 14) and I love how this Chromecast turned it to a smart TV, well, sort of. The remote control is very useful but needed to learn how to use it with the apps, didn't take long though. The initial setup was fully guided and clear. I guess even without technical background you will not have an issue following the instructions. You can link your streaming services subscriptions easily and can install other streaming apps, and some games. All in all, I love it." —Mos

    Price: $49.98

    16. A portable DVD player that'll be perfect for road trips, the backyard, the fort you're building in the living room, or anywhere without access to Wi-Fi. This probably would've been much cheaper for my parents than installing a DVD player into the '98 Suburban to keep us entertained for hours on end.

    Black portable DVD player with swivel screen and key pad buttons

    Don't lie, you all still have your favorite DVDs sitting at home collecting dust.

    Promising review: "Arrived on time. I've always wanted one of these because of the practicality of being able to take it anywhere. I just received it yesterday. Read the booklet. Was using it within an hour. It's a very good deal. Liked the price but the reviews were what sold me on choosing this one." —tammyg

    Price: $91.17 (available in four colors)

    17. A 2-quart Mr. Coffee iced tea and iced coffee maker so you can stop ordering Starbucks everyday. This machine comes with an attached carafe to take up minimal space. Put the coffee grounds, loose leaf tea or tea bags into the brew basket, just like you would any other coffee maker. This electric machine will make your favorite caffeinated cold drink within minutes!

    The iced tea and coffee maker

    So my roommate is obsessed with iced coffee. Just last week, she bought a coffee maker so she could keep a pitcher of coffee in the fridge to have endless iced coffee. I started writing this article a week too late and now I know what I'm getting her for her birthday.

    Promising review: "I am so glad I bought this. This is a great item and easy to use. Both iced teas and iced coffee taste great. Love it." —Char

    Price: $19.94

    18. A summer necessity: a retro Nostalgia snow cone maker that brings you back to your childhood. Nostalgia is right. It's probably for the best that I didn't have this snow cone maker sooner, because I'd be on a serious sugar high pretty often. The shaved ice maker comes with a reusable cup that perfectly in its little stand. This is so cute for summer!

    a small, aqua snow cone maker that deposits shaved iced and holds paper cones

    Promising review: "It's great, does a good job" —MedicineMan671

    Price: $49.99

    19. A laundry basket with separated sections for your lights and darks. So simple, yet so clever. Whoever designed this just shaved, like, three minutes off of my laundry process and I am forever thankful.

    grey laundry basket with one side market "darks" and the other marked "lights"

    The collapsable X-frame makes it easy to store in small spaces and seems incredibly easy to set up.

    Price: $25.99

    20. An aqua automatic pasta machine to match the peel-and-stick tiles and the snow cone machine. Yet another food processor I wish I had during quarantine. It has three different sized noodle molds to make enough for one to two people at a time. This battery-powered machine can be used up to 50 times before needing to be powered up again.

    handheld noodle press with a section to put raw dough in, then by the press of a button, dough is ejected through small holes in the form of noodles

    I wonder if you can cook these noodles with the microwavable pasta cooker?

    Price: $92.99 (originally $185.98)

    21. A silicone clip-on strainer that will leave no noodle behind. This colander fits almost any pot, is foldable, and is heat resistant up to 230 degrees.

    a lime green silicone strainer attached to a bowl with noodles and water in it, draining the water into another bowl

    I could've saved so much ground beef with this strainer...

    Promising review: "This beautiful little tool can be easily clamped on the edge of the pot (any size) and drain the liquid quickly and easily." —Yvonne

    Price: $10.90

    22. A lid stand — again, so simple yet so smart. Who else never has enough counter space? I usually just end up walking around my kitchen holding a dirty ladle because I have no where to set it down while I wait to stir whatever I'm cooking. So, yep, this would've been nice to have when I began my adult life.

    The lid stand holding a pot's lid

    The bottom of the stand has a nonslip pad, which is perfect for messy kitchens. My countertop almost always ends up covered in sauce of some sort. This would also work for cutting boards, dishes, and flat pans.

    Price: $28.43

    23. A beautiful lift-top coffee table — helloooo new home office! This is a great space-saver and comes in three rich colors to match the vibe of your home.

    oak coffee table with a top that lifts and shifts over a lap to create a work desk. the coffee table is staged in a living room with a grey couch and grey area rug

    Having this to slum on the couch with while working from home would've been amazing this past year. Everyone who set up some janky makeshift office, I'd recommend upgrading to this pretty piece.

    Price: $179.99

    24. A pet hair-remover to toss into your washing machine. If you have a pet, you know how hard it is to get their hair off of your clothes. And sometimes a lint roller doesn't cut it. You can throw this cute lil thing into the washing machine to remove all the hairs you couldn't catch! You can also roll it over your sofa, car seats, and anywhere else your pet has claimed as their spot.

    The pet hair removers

    My cats are no match to this pet hair remover! It was time for my lint rollers to take a break, anyway.

    Price: $6.99

    25. A Phillips wake-up light alarm clock that rises like the sun. Not gonna lie to you guys, I'm not the person for this. My current curtains are very ineffective and I feel like I'm going to turn to ash every morning when the sun comes up. I'm like a vampire. No, I am not a morning person. But I still think this product is pretty genius! Some people love to wake up to natural lighting. It's a wonderful way to start the day and eases you out of that deep, deep sleep.

    An LED lit alarm clock that gives off a warm, natural lighting on a stand

    Promising review: "I initially got this lamp because I was struggling with SAD. I immediately fell in love with it. I love that it wakes you up over a period of 30 minutes and it does mostly fill the room with light." —Ow3st

    Price: $49.99

    26. A wall-mounted sanitizing toothbrush holder — a wall mount of many talents. It's also a toothpaste dispenser and kills 99% of germs. Not only does it look modern, but its functionality is clearly with the times...

    a wall mounted toothbrush holder pictures with five toothbrushes and toothpaste in the toothpaste dispenser

    As I was researching products for this post, I came across this and thought "but this isn't new and exciting... it's been done before." And then I realized it had sanitization capabilities. I started thinking about everything I put on my bathroom sink and audibly gasped. My cellphone and my toothbrush should never land in the same place. NOPE nope nope nope I'll be adding this one to my cart.

    Promising review: "Quick installation and easy to use. It keeps counter tidy and organized. Make sure to use the right toothpaste for the dispenser to be able to work. The UV sterilizer is great It keeps our toothbrush clean and fresh. Also, the UV sterilizer shuts off automatically. Overall, it's great to have one of these." —Angelie

    Price: $27.66 (originally $41.49)

    27. A personal avocado tree growing kit — all you have to do is peel the avocado, plant the pit in the mold, and watch it grow!

    avocado tree growing kit sitting on a window sill next to a plant

    Remember when there was that avocado shortage in 2019? Well, good news! Apparently there's another one. This would've been just as handy a few years ago as it is now and forever more. Also, imagine how much money we'd all save if we didn't have to buy avocados each time one goes bad. Which is all the time. Get this for the price of three avocados.

    Promising review: "Good quality. Comes with flags to allow you to keep track when you planted them. Well worth the money." —dlstormic

    Price: $9.99 (comes in five colors)

    28. A four-in-one mini air-fryer oven that does so much more than air fry. This baby does it ALL. It's an oil-less cooker, roaster, toaster, crisper, dehydrater, warmer, and apparently more. Imagine if I had this thing freshman year of college???? I can't even tell you how many turkey sandwiches I made.

    a small, aqua instant pot with a drawer to insert the food and flat buttons to control the action of the pot. shown with a plate of fried chicken nuggets, french friends, and condiments

    You can go ahead and add this to our mix of aqua colored kitchen appliances. I sense a theme.

    Promising review: "I researched many mini air fryers and landed on this one due to Instant Pot brand reputation, 4-in-1 function, color choices, and the fact that it was UL listed (I'm in product development and pay high attention to whether products are certified at all, ETL, or UL lol. You always want UL!!). I'm SO happy with my purchase!! Air fryer arrived quickly and the aqua color is gorgeous. I love the digital touchscreen. Makes it feel more high end. The manual is easy to read and air fryer easy to use. I have already tested out several recipes in this thing and love it!! Everything comes out perfectly and evenly crisp. Cleanup is easy. Makes for a quick delicious weeknight dinner! If you're thinking of buying this, do it!!! It's my new favorite kitchen essential." —Tiffany

    Price: $49.99

    29. A set of six stretch silicone food lids (aka an alternative to cling wrap) in various sizes. They're stretchy enough to fit on oddly shaped mugs and bowls, are microwave-safe up to 450 degrees, and are environmentally friendly!

    multiple sizes of bowls covered with silicone food lids on a table

    Surely, I'm not the only one who struggles with Press n Seal. These food covers are reusable and are quick to apply. I feel like I could've saved a lot of time and energy putting away leftovers if I had had these a while ago!

    Promising review: "These are the best lids ever. I recently ordered a set of bowls which did not have lids. I ordered two sets of these lids and I could not be more pleased. The tabs around the edges make it very easy to stretch the lids to fit many different sized bowls. And the fact that the lids are BPA free makes me love them even more." —SMILEY

    Price: $6.99 (comes in a pack of 1, 2, or 3)

    30. A little food umbrella for a perfect addition to your summer cookware and picnic sets. Use it to keep the gnats away from your food.

    a spread of food on a picnic table covered by a mesh table umbrella

    I don't even want to think about how many little bugs I've probably ingested because my food wasn't covered while eating outside. Okay, now I'm thinking about it but I wish I had this mesh tent for all the summers of my past.

    Price: $14.28

    31. And finally, a rolling kitchen cart , aka the exact table I was searching for last year for my NY apartment. The light wood is simple and clean, can be moved around, and saves *so* much counter space. It's perfect for any kitchen, studio apartment, or dorm where multi-purposeful space is needed!

    The rolling kitchen cart

    Promising review: "This cabinet is beautiful and so functional. Huge amount of space between the shelves and the glass front cabinet. I have placed my mixer and accessories in the cabinet so that they are easily accessible yet out of the way when they are not needed. Lovely bamboo wood top really give this cart an upscale look. There is even space for wine bottle storage. The wheels are a great touch since they allow me to move the cart when I need additional space in my kitchen. Great addition to any kitchen." —Pam15042

    Price: $152.99

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