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    30 Useful Products Under $10 That'll Actually Help Improve Your Entire Home

    Affordable finds for your kitchen, bathroom, closet, and more.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A biodegradable vegan dish block that can cut through grease and grime all over your home. Use the sudsy, dye- and fragrance-free formula to wash your dishes, spot clean your carpets and laundry, remove adhesive residue, and more. A single bar can last more than a month!

    No Tox Life / Etsy

    No Tox Life is a mother-daughter Etsy shop from Sandee Ferman and Callie Milford. Their Etsy shop currently only sells the vegan dish block, but on their website, you'll also find other vegan bath and home products.

    Promising review: "Transitioning to more sustainable products isn't an easy process, but this Dish Block is so incredible. It's even better than traditional plastic bottled dish soap — very sudsy — a little goes a long way! I use this dish block with with a bamboo bristled brush and bought a bamboo block to put it on." —Daniela Velez

    Get it from No Tox Life on Etsy for $9.98.

    2. A dishwasher indicator so the status of your dishes is always immediately apparent. No more popping it open and giving the air a quick sniff to see if you actually ran it last night or not.

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    Promising review: "I really should have purchased this sooner. One day my mother-in-law put away the dishes up in my cabinets a full load that was dirty — just hand rinsed. My husband rinses really well, but still. Yuck! Had to take all the dishes out of the cabinets and rewash them. Because Amazon has all things I knew there would be a solution so I started searching and found this. I have waited a while to write a review to say that it really does hold up well." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A pack of cleaning tablets you can use on water bottles, carafes, coffee pots, and anything else that could use more than a quick rinse with water.

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    I use these to clean just about everything in my house. Last time I deep-cleaned my stove, I removed all the knobs, grates, burners, etc. and plopped them all in a bowl of hot water before adding two of these tabs. After soaking until the water was no longer warm, I gave everything a quick rinse and it looked good as new. I didn't even have to scrub them with a sponge or anything!

    Promising review: "Be sure to use hot water; it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I'm amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn't help either but it did." —MisterPlow

    Get them from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12 or 36).

    4. A set of 30 adhesive spice grips so you can clear a whole shelf and move your collection to a cabinet door instead. There's no natural high quite like figuring out ways to use dead space!

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    Promising review: "I am pleased to have found a solution to organizing my spice cabinet that works for me! I did not want them to be permanent — I wanted the flexibility to move them if I need to rearrange or take them down cleanly if they end up breaking or failing — so I pulled off the adhesive strips that came on them and instead used medium size 3M Command Velcro hanging strips ($3.47+), three or four per each clip strip. I have several sizes of spices, including square glass, and they are all holding fine so far. I would rather have had all six strips white than three white/three black, but I can live with it. For the cost (and since I used removable hanging strips), I'll be happy if they last a year or so before I need to replace them. I'm thrilled to not have stacked spice jars cascading out of the cabinet every time I cook!" —Dana

    Get them from Amazon for $7.87+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    5. A dome-shaped drain hair catcher to suck up all of your fallen strands before they join forces to create the clog of all clogs.

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    Once you're done showering, just pop off the silicone guard (it works with both flat and raised drains) and throw your shedded hair in the trash.

    PS: That second photo is after a reviewer gave their chocolate lab a bath, so it's a great product for pet parents, as well!

    Promising review: "After tossing away quite a few cheap-o drain protectors that became dingy over time no matter how I soaked and scrubbed them, I decided to splurge on this OXO silicone drain protector. I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place — even with my faucet running almost directly on it. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, in my case, the silicone hasn't held onto mildew or mold — I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase for the few dollars more!" —Suneimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A lavender-scented carpet refresher with the power to neutralize foul odors all around your home. Sprinkle it liberally on rugs, upholstery, mattresses, or dissolve it in warm water and use it to wipe down counters. Either way, you'll enjoy a big ol' whiff of fresh fragrance afterwards.

    a bag of carpet refresher powder next to purple stones and sprigs of lavender
    Ash and Indigo Boutique / Etsy

    Ash and Indigo Boutique is an Oregon-based Etsy shop that sells an array of soy crystal candles, handmade soaps, smudge kits, and more.

    Ingredients: lavender buds, lavender essential oil, and sodium bicarbonate.

    Promising review: "I have dogs and one of them has really bad breath. She licks the carpet and I’ve been having a difficult time trying to keep our carpets clean. This amazing powder does the job. It came quickly and smells amazing! I’ll be ordering more once I run out. Thank you for such a wonderful product!" —Donna Nemerovski

    Get a 6-ounce bag from Ash and Indigo Boutique on Etsy for $6.

    7. A set of six cable clips so you can wrangle all of your chargers and avoid having to climb under your bed or desk to hunt down MIA cords.

    a triptych showing how you peel, stick, and clip the black cable holder
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk." —bigmag

    Get them from Amazon for $6.97.

    8. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets that can cut through lime and mineral build-up like no one's business. Used once a month, the septic-safe formula will keep your dishwasher blissfully clean and odor-free.

    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "Yes, you can clean your dishwasher without utilizing a pre-packaged cleaner. Call me lazy. 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! Great results, fairly economical — and by the way — it works!" —Old Southern Charm

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. A handheld knife sharpener so you can slice through Coke cans like they do on infomercials or chop through a pineapple next time one happens to fall out of thin air just like you're playing Fruit Ninja. (Don't actually do that though – that's dangerous.)

    hands using the black sharpener on a knife
    Amazon

    One of our editors owns and swears by this knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "At first, I didn't think it worked too well. But then I watched their YouTube video and realized that you may have to pull the knife through the sharpener up to 10 times to get it sharp. (I was initially only pulling it through a couple times.) After pulling through the knives about five times, the knives did indeed get very sharp. For my knives, I pulled them through the 'coarse' side five or six times, then through the 'fine' side about four times. Seemed to work well for me.

    Another tip: set the sharpener on the edge of the counter at a 45-degree angle. (That's apparently what the V-shaped groove is for on the bottom of the sharpener.) When the sharpener is on the edge, you can pull the knives straight through and down without worrying about hitting the countertop and scratching it or breaking the tip off your knife." —Jack

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. A hand-forged wall hook to post up right by your front door so you have a reliable place to store your keys and mask. It'll speed up your whole "phone, wallet, keys... oh, and mask!" routine as you head out the door.

    the iron hook screwed into a wall
    Echo Hil Forge / Etsy

    Echo Hill Forge is an Ohio-based Etsy shop that specializes in iron hooks, hangers, and jewelry stands as well as leather coasters and cast iron skillet handles.

    Promising review: "Super happy with these hooks. Aside from high standard workmanship, the branding and packaging is next level. Fast shipping. Couldn't be happier! Thanks from Vermont!!" —Hutnons Hutnons

    Get it from Echo Hill Forge on Etsy for $9.

    11. A washable sponge with a seriously shocking lifespan. According to reviewers, when washed and rotated in and out of use, they can last upwards of a year!

    Marley's Monsters / Etsy

    The eco-friendly invention comes from Sarah Dooley of Marley's Monsters. If you're looking for other sustainable supplies, you should also check out her reusable gift wrap, coffee filters, facial rounds, and nursing pads.

    Promising review: "I love these reusable sponges! They scrub food off easily and are very sturdy. I am so happy with the quality and the fact that I can wash and reuse them! Perfect replacement for disposable sponges and so cute!" —Kristen Velasquez

    Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $10+ (available in packs of one or three and three colors).

    12. And, to go with that, a flexible sink caddy where you can store sponges and scrub brushes so you don't have to fish them out of murky dishwater. Since the holder loops around your faucet, you don't have to rely on flimsy suction cups, either.

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    Promising review: "Such a great sponge holder for the price. I was also stoked that it could bend and fit any sink easily. It looks like it’s made from metal, but it’s actually a flexible plastic material, which is amazing because it won’t ever rust. I would highly recommend buying this!" —Rhea

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in four colors).

    13. A pair of tube squeezers guaranteed to extract every last drop of toothpaste so you can work smarter, not harder. No more fruitless wringing or throwing away extra product.

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    Promising reviews: "These work great. The key twists the empty section of the tube easily so every bit of the toothpaste is used with no fuss. Have one for my husband and I and for each of the two kids. Highly recommend this product. Update February 2021: All four of these are still working and looking great after couple years of constant use. Super pleased!" —Chelley Patterson

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A fume-free cleaner ready to erase years of baked-on drippings from the bottom of your oven. Some of them may be from you, others may be from previous tenants (or your children who've now gone off to college), but they're all gettin' wiped away now.

    amazon.com

    The formula can be sprayed on and wiped off in as little as five minutes but for really bad messes, some reviewers suggest leaving it on overnight.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned my oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, left overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again! Can use for everyday spot cleaning with only have to let sit for couple hours for minor things. Used on broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool, no need to scrub ever again now! Crockpot leaked over bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; just sprayed and wiped off in the morning. Plan on using to clean grill in spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    15. A beauty spatula, because you spent $40 on that color-matching foundation and you'll be damned if even one drop goes to waste.

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    Promising review: "I bought this a while ago because while I loved using Tarte Shape Tape foundation, I felt like there was often too much product I couldn’t reach using the built in applicator. Each bottle is one ounce, and I had five 'empties' to test this spatula on. I got so much product out of these old bottles that I had to stop before finishing every bottle. My 2-ounce container is practically over flowing! Thanks to this little spatula, I now have two full bottles worth of foundation potted to use. The spatula is pointed and I think for these bottles a square shaped spatula would have been more efficient, but nevertheless the deed is done! So impressed! (And, considering the cost of each bottle, I saved about $70 worth of foundation that I love and is no longer being sold!)" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in packs of one or two).

    16. A set of minimalist labels that not only give your pantry a major aesthetic upgrade, but ensure you always know what you're reaching for.

    Cornmeal, baking soda, oats, truvia, and coconut flour labels on glass jars
    The Dwelling Company / Etsy

    The Dwelling Company is a Utah-based Etsy shop from Lacee Jones who creates labels for literally everything/anything you can think of!

    Promising review: "Couldn’t be happier with these labels! Very high quality and so happy with how they turned out. Lacee is awesome and makes sure you like the custom labels before sending. Highly recommend. She shipped them so quick, too!" —sparklz2533

    Get them from The Dwelling Company on Etsy for $7+ (available in packs of six to 72 and in two styles).

    17. An adjustable , three-blade blind duster capable of cleaning the grimiest blinds — we're talking top and bottom — in one fell swoop. This way, you won't be engulfed by a cloud of dust every time you crack them open.

    a hand using the blue duster to clean both edges of a blind
    Amazon

    It comes with five different covers that are all machine washable, thank goodness!

    Promising review: "I got more excited about this find than is probably normal! This product is AMAZING! Everyone should own one. I've been using a Swiffer duster to clean my blinds. I have to clean one side, then the other, and there is STILL always dust left behind. This product is a game changer. You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so no matter how dirty your blinds are you should still be able to finish the whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers, so there is no money wasted on refills." —Sarah

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers designed to eliminate the funk that emanates from your ballet flats. Look, they're super comfortable, but they also hold onto odors like it's their job!

    a shelf holding six pairs of shoes with odor eliminators
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!! So I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in packs of one, two, and three).

    19. A pack of reusable "paper" towels you can use and wash and use and wash for years to come. Forget going through an entire roll of one-and-done paper towels just for a single OJ spill — just one of these guys will get the job done.

    three packs of the reusable towels
    Lan Craft US / Etsy

    The eco-friendly cloths from Lan Craft US, an Austin-based Etsy shop with handmade reusable towels in hundreds of prints.

    Promising review: "I bought these a few months ago and we haven’t used paper towels since! We absolutely love them! I roll them up on an old paper towel roll and bought a wire basket that hangs under my sink for the dirty ones until laundry day. They even get more absorbent the more you wash them! We love them so much I just ordered two more sets!" —Bethany Moller

    Get it from Lan Craft US on Etsy for $8.91+ (available in two sizes, packs of six or 12, and in 16 colors/patterns).

    20. A set of four sheet fasteners that are basically like suspenders for your mattress, because nothing ruins a morning like having the corner of your fitted sheet pop off as you roll over.

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    Promising review: "Amazing product. I am an architect. I hate a messed up bed. I bought these clips. Did I say amazing? This is THE BEST way to put on the clips: By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed surface, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress. (As opposed to all of the other reviewers who complain about how difficult it is to fasten the clips on while lifting up the corner of the mattress!) Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric." —Steven P. Gray

    Get a set of four (one for each corner!) from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A cutlery organizer smartly designed to save a buttload of space. Sick of fishing around a jam-packed drawer on the search for your favorite fork? Give it a cozy, reliable place to call home.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    I bought this a few months ago and I'm a little embarrassed about how often I think about it. For the first week we owned it, my boyfriend and I both commented daily on what a smart design it is, how much room it freed up in our drawer, and how we wished we knew about it sooner. If you — like me — are at that stage in your late twenties where practical, problem-solving products put a ridiculously wide smile on your face, I'm sure you'll love it.

    Promising review: "Fits my drawer like a glove AND holds my set for 12! Heavy gauge plastic construction that does not give even when fully loaded. This has opened up so much more space in my drawer making it easier to find other serving pieces and the odd items in that drawer. Love it, highly recommend it. Before purchasing, measure your drawers to make sure it will fit. I love that it can lie parallel to the drawer front. I was concerned that my flatware would stick out too tall for my stock cabinetry drawer, but that is not a problem." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors and four sizes).

    22. An automatic lavender-scented toilet bowl cleaner that turns every flush into a mini cleaning sesh. The gel formula lasts up to two weeks and as it gradually dissolves, it takes lime scale build-up and toilet ring stains with it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So I decided to try this product after reading the reviews, some great and some not so great. I also talked to a friend who loves them! So, I figured for less than $4 I didn’t have much to lose and let me tell you these things smell AMAZING!!! Super easy to apply and the scent isn’t too strong but you can smell it when you go potty! If you pay attention to the water in the toilet bowl you can see that it’s actually working as well! Not sure how long each one will last but for the price, you can just buy more!! I’ve also heard these are way better than the ones that hang onto the side of the toilet!" —Kay Kay

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.97.

    23. A sheet of stick-on sound dampeners because *some* of your roommates close cabinet doors with WAY more force than necessary and you're sick of the noise.

    Five clear sound dampeners lined up on a cabinet door
    Amazon

    Each sheet comes with 100 adhesive bumpers which can be put on doors, chair legs, or anything else that could use some quieting down.

    Promising review: "These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you're wiping down the part of the cabinet they'll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while." —LMA

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (for a sheet of 100).

    24. A lil' gap-cleaning brush you can use to dig out the crud (dust, pollen, food crumbs) that accumulates around your windowsills and door tracks.

    A model using the blue cleaning brush on a window
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an amazing set of brushes. Don't be fooled by the low cost. The brushes are soft and long enough to get into tight spots but firm enough to hold up. They work amazing in those hard-to-clean aluminum window runners and sliding doors. I've used them to clean in enclosed fan blades, refrigerator vents, etc. They wash easily and with a bit of TLC they hold their shape. Always nice to find something so simple and inexpensive that works so well." —CNJ

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $4.99.

    25. A pack of pre-moistened screen cleaning cloths so you can give your TV (or tablet or desktop or... you get it) a little TLC before you sit down and watch some TLC.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first because I've tried just about everything to clean my monitors and TV screens and EVERYTHING left streaks. Well, the buck stops here. These wipes are AMAZING! As advertised, they are completely streak free. I don't know how they came up with right formula, but they got it! A+++++++++++++++++++++" —Howard C.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in packs of 10, 24, or 100).

    26. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner that, once filled with water and a dash of vinegar, will steam clean the grimiest of appliances. Hot Pocket grease, butter splatters, and burnt popcorn smells are no match for her.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My daughter cooked ramen noodles for three minutes without any water. Needless to say it was burnt and almost caught fire. I have scrubbed the microwave and couldn’t get the horrible smell out to the point it was giving me a headache. After several days I decided to ordered this before buying a new microwave. Got it today and used it and shocked it actually pulled most of the odor out that’s trapped in the upper vent. This $10 item saved me $200 to $400." —Angela D.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in different sizes and packs of one or two).

    27. A scratch-free scraping tool because the stickers on those TJ Maxx candles aren't going to remove themselves and you just painted your nails yesterday.

    A hand using the scraper to remove a sticker from a glass
    Amazon

    The tool isn't just for stickers; use it on candle wax, soap buildup, dried food, and more. It's dishwasher-safe, so you don't have to clean off any sticky residue, either.

    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." —MissPicky

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in set of five).

    28. A handy "did you feed the dog?" sliding system so you'll be able to keep track of Sparky's meals. Look, the dog is a master manipulator and without it, he will con you into feeding him a second dinner.

    The sliding system mounted on the wall; it's roughly the size of an outlet
    Amazon

    Whether you have the memory of a dog or split feeding duties with an S.O./roommate/family member, this nifty little tracker will prove indispensable. The gadget tracks a.m. and p.m. feedings Sunday through Saturday and the sliders "click" into place when moved, so you don't have to worry about bumping them if you brush them on accident when reaching for the light switch.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just see if it's green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available as a set of two and three, and in a cat version).

    29. A smart funnel that makes it easy and mess-free to transfer the last drops of any slow-moving liquid. Sick of throwing away hand soap dispensers with a little bit left in the bottom just because you're too impatient for them to drain into your new bottle? Check this baby out.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The innovative gadget connects the mouths of two bottles for hands-free transfers. Just put the bottle you're looking to fill on the bottom, the bottle you're looking to empty on top, make sure everything is clipped in, and the funnel will hold things in place. Don't worry about size compatibility, either; the tool works with a variety of differently sized and shaped bottles.

    Promising review: "I purchased this for myself to try and then bought them as Christmas gifts. It gets every last drop of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., out of the bottles. I've decided to buy another one for the kitchen for things like dressing, ketchup, mustard, and oils. Helps with clutter and will save money over time by not wasting the last bit in the containers." —Diane H

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors and one, two, or four packs).

    30. And a silicone dish brush built to outlast the sponges and nylon brushes you've come to rely on. Grease is no match for this guy — and it won't get moldy or stinky like your other waterlogged tools, either.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "First time with a silicone brush. Quarantine has necessitated I wash a lot of dishes and was looking for something new. Love this. The head it tiny yes, but works well for all kinds of things. Love the way it feels. Use if for cleaning plates as well as nasty water bottle crevices. Feels like it is more sanitary than nylon bristles. Try it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

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