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    37 Practical Things Your Parents Totally Want You To Buy

    You'll shock your parents the next time they come over when they see you now own adult things like an electric toothbrush, a live plant, professional knives, and a set of fluffy towels.

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    1. A rechargeable Shark cordless hard floor vacuum/mop to get your floors clean in record time. Use the vacuum function to suck up big pieces of dirt, hair, and dust, and then you can switch right to spraying and mopping for a sparkling clean result.

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    It even has a headlight so you can see what you're doing even in dark corners.

    Promising review: "I live in a house with all hardwood floors/tile and I get sick of sweeping and mopping. I’ve now used this on my whole house and I LOVE it! The suction is awesome, all those little crevices that dirt always stick in comes clean with the suction power. The spray mop is awesome and the cleaner leaves your floor clean and shiny. I quickly vacuum a spot and then go back and mop it. It takes half the time as before. And then throwing away that gross pad at the end is very rewarding. Five stars from me!" —Rebecca R

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    2. A Duvaid duvet cover changing accessory if you literally put off washing your sheets because re-inserting the duvet into the freshly washed duvet cover is such a pain in the butt. This nifty tool gets the job done in seconds!

    Duviad, Duvaid

    To use, tuck the grips under the mattress, insert the corner of the covered duvet into the clamps, and then just pull the cover over the rest of the comforter. Magic!

    Promising review: "Duvaid is a game-changer. I hate when my wife asks me to change our duvet cover because it's such a pain to do it by yourself. You're trying to hold the end at the head of the board in place while pulling the cover down to the other end of the bed without the comforter shifting and sliding. Impossible. Until Duvaid. It works effortlessly — just put one grip under the mattress, lock in the corner of the comforter and cover into the other grip, repeat for the other side, and you can easily slide the cover over your comforter. It's like magic. Doing this household chore will never be the same." —DC and Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    3. A stainless-steel Black + Decker four-slice toaster oven that's sure to remind you of those after-school pizza rolls you made yourself before your parents came home from work. Now you can use this to make and re-heat adult food...or you can just stick to the pizza rolls. We won't judge.

    A stainless steel toaster oven with three round knobs and a glass door with a pizza inside
    Amazon

    Choose from four functions on the toaster oven: convection bake, broil, toast, or keep warm. It can easily fit a 9-inch pizza, four slices of bread, or a variety of other snacks and meals.

    Promising review: "I love my toaster oven. It has a sleek stainless-steel design that goes perfectly with the decor I have in my apartment. The variety of settings makes it even better. This is why I chose to invest in a toaster oven instead of just a toaster. You can do SO much with it. I use it for toast/bagels, proteins (fish, chicken, etc.) and vegetables. It's also useful because I can avoid turning on the bigger oven which has a bigger impact on the power bill. I will say, it's not the easiest to clean (not the hardest either) because it's stainless-steel, but if you buy a good cleaning product you're fine." —Claudi Padilla

    Get it from Amazon for $42.87.

    4. A Brita Ultra Max filtering dispenser so you can keep cold, freshly filtered, great-tasting water at the ready for any of those surprise visits your parents love to make.

    A rectangular clear plastic Brita water filter with black top and spout
    amazon.com

    Make sure to replace the filter every 40 gallons or every two months.

    Promising review: "I love this product. I don't know why people complain about it being too tall; it's as tall as a standard jug of milk. It does get kind of heavy, but the handles on the side are fine. The water is fresh and crisp just like a normal Brita filter. Our last one cracked after many years so we upgraded to this. Highly recommend." —SirFrankoman

    Get it from Amazon for $25.92+ (available in two colors and two filter options).

    5. A snake plant perfect for gardening novices because it can thrive in low light and doesn't require much watering. The next time your parents start asking when you're going to give them grandchildren, just show them this plant baby instead.

    snake plant in a white and tan terra cotta pot
    Bloomist

    The live snake plant comes in a terra cotta pot.

    Get it from Bloomist for $88.

    6. A 16-piece set of furniture sliders to protect your beautiful hardwood floors while also saving your back from heavy lifting whenever you need to move a piece of furniture. They also work on carpet!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Should have gotten these years ago. They are absolutely wonderful. I can move heavy furniture easily without damaging hardwood floors or getting stuck in area rugs. Because the legs of my furniture are thick and cover them almost completely, I keep them under everything and can move furniture to vacuum. Really great!" —MMLELL

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

    7. A Home Chef subscription if you want to cook at home more but don't really have the time or energy to come up with meal ideas and go grocery shopping. Reviewers love the easy instructions, variety of options available, and the quality of the food they receive.

    salmon and green beans on a plate with a home chef meal kit box next to it
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    This meal kit subscription offers gluten-free, dairy-free, meatless, calorie-conscious, and carb-conscious meals, so whatever your dietary preferences are, they'll have something for you! Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients and the instructions to cook the meal. Most meals take 30 minutes to cook, but there are also 15-minute meals as well as oven-ready meals that you just pop right into the oven when you're ready to eat.

    Promising review: "Excellent flavors, easy to make, good variety of meals, arrive fresh and correctly prepared every time. Couldn't be more pleased. Has saved me time and money during the busy weekdays!" —Jessica

    Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/per serving.

    8. Microfiber-blended kitchen towels with Dad joke-level puns on them to elicit a laugh from even the most serious of house guests. Plus: they're very absorbent!

    White towels with images of vegetables and puns like "Oh, Snap" and "Let the beet drop"
    Do Take It Personally / Etsy

    Do Take It Personally is a small business established in 2014 and based in Trosky, Minnesota that makes custom coffee mugs and funny kitchen towels.

    Promising review: "Bought it as a birthday gift and the recipient absolutely loved it! Blown away by the quick and efficient service. Quality is great, everything is as pictured. The cute tags are a hidden bonus." —Alena

    Get it from Do Take It Personally on Etsy for $11.95+.

    9. An Anker "PowerPort Cube" USB power strip — your parents might not understand why you need to plug in six different things for your home theater set-up, but they will be very impressed when they see how organized all your cords look.

    Amazon

    It has overload protection and a fire-retardant casing, and many reviewers say it's great for travel!

    Promising review: "So I bought this because we have an extension cord by our couch full of chargers. Sometimes I want to plug in my laptop there and watch TV while I do some work but have to sacrifice charging something else to charge it. Bought this to fix that problem. I can plug in my phone, my boyfriend's phone, and my iPad or whatever and have three extra outlets and it looks clean and not like a mess. I also mounted it under the coffee table so it’s not an eyesore on the floor. It’s hidden away. I love that. Also, can we talk about how fast it charges things? My phone charges in half the time. If I need to charge my phone before leaving and I’m in a rush, I plug it into this and I’m usually pretty set. Great purchase. I’m glad I found it." —Sarah K. Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in two colors and three lengths).

    10. A brushed stainless-steel Simplehuman dual-compartment step trash can to keep your recycling separate from your garbage. One of the signs you're turning into your parents is when you get excited about a fancy new trash can — it's okay, just embrace it.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Yes, the price tag is hefty, but it does come with a 10-year warranty.

    Promising review: "Never paid this much for a garbage can but have no regrets. Works perfectly for my household. I live alone and most of my trash gets recycled so I use the larger bin for recycling and the small bin for garbage. Item arrived in perfect condition. Have had for several months now, no issues to date. Love being able to open the lid hands free; soft-close feature is a wonderful bonus." —Grandmalice

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    11. A four-piece set of oven-, freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe silicone mats (two circles, two squares) that will help you out with so many tasks in the kitchen — use it to grab a hot pot handle, as a drying mat, as a spoon rest while you're cooking, or as a trivet for hot dishes at the dining table.

    Model's hands using red trivets to open jars, dry glasses, and rest hot pans on
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great trivets. I have been looking for something like these for quite some time. Perfect sizes and shapes. I have found many uses for these items. A little difficult to clean, by hand, any food debris out of the recessed honeycomb cells. But where it is silicone, dirt does come off pretty easily in the dishwasher. Great potholders and jar opener. Fast shipping and reasonably priced. I liked them so much, that I ordered a few more sets for gifts." —Mr. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.47+ (available in 18 colors).

    12. A four-pack of 100% Turkish linen bath towels because nothing says, "Look! I've got my life together!" than a set of soft, fluffy, absorbent towels that all match!

    A stack of four gray linen bath towels
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve used and washed them several times now, and they are still soft, fluffy and absorbent. I soaked them in cold water for about six hours before washing them the first time. I can’t remember where I saw that suggestion. I think it said something about that helping to maintain the softness, but it also helped to get rid of the chemical smell. I’ve seen a couple of reviews that said the towels left fuzz all over them when they dried off. I have not experienced that at all." —Juli B.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    13. A bed sheet detangler that'll prevent your bedsheets from getting bunched up in the washing machine and dryer. They actually make your sheets dry faster with less wrinkles!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet
    Amazon

    These detanglers from Wad-Free aren't recommended for use with bamboo, eucalyptus, or rayon sheets.

    Wad-Free is a small business that invented this laundry gadget to prevent sheets from tangling, twisting, and balling up during the laundry process.

    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.

    14. A Leatherman multi-tool so you can feel like Bob the Builder whenever a problem pops up around the house. Nobody: Can we fix it? You: *whips out this tool from your pocket* Yes we can!!

    Amazon

    The tool comes with a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, a package opener, bottle and can openers, a file and a ruler.

    Promising review: "Great value and quality, I've already bought several as gifts and everyone loves them. I keep on in my car and in my camping gearbox. Anybody familiar with Leatherman knows they make good quality products. The only consideration is the tools on each Leatherman multitool. For the money, this is the best value of all the Leatherman Multis. Cheap enough so that if it gets lost or scratched up you won't cry too much. I like that the knife blade is on the outside so that you do not have to unfold the thing to deploy it. The fit and finish just shines quality. There are cheaper multis out there and I've tried them all, in the end, I keep coming back to Leatherman." —Avg. Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    15. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive remover to get rid of that aggravating residue left behind when you peel off a price sticker from a new purchase. It's also helpful around the house to get rid of glue stains or old tape marks, as you can see in the photo below.

    A before-image of tape residue on wooden stairs and an after-image of the same stares cleaned with Goo Gone
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Easily removes sticker residue. The only thing I would recommend is don't remove the silver foil at the mouth of the bottle, instead pierce the foil with a pin and then use it as a squirty bottle. This will be much easier to manage the flow of the liquid as you only need a very small amount." —Joe90

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

    16. A pack of 30 multi-colored, PVC-coated, steel-wire utility clips so you can always have a clip handy whenever you open up a fresh bag of chips. They're also great for arts and crafts projects for little ones!

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    Promising review: "These clips are sturdy, dishwasher-safe and can be used for just about anything. They keep my cereal and chip bags closed tightly, can clip several items together on my desk, and look great when hanging student work in my classroom." —TwistedChick

    Get it from Amazon for $7.83.

    17. A bottle of dermatologist-tested, mineral-based sunscreen from Think because no matter how old you get, you'll always have your parents' voice in the back of your mind saying, "Make sure to put sunscreen on!" whenever it's sunny out.

    person squeezing sunblock out of a thinksport bottle before going kayaking
    Think

    Promising review: "My favorite sunblock! My skin is fair and crazy sensitive. The sunblocks from this company don't bother my skin at all. I especially love that they don't have shea butter in them, cuz I'm sensitive to that too... I'm an avid cyclist, so I'm outdoors A LOT especially in the summer. I use it on my face without any stinging and it doesn't sweat into my eyes. The fragrance is incredibly light and fresh, which wins huge points when so many products tend to be overly fragranced and perfumey. The only negative I have is that it does leave a pronounced whiteness on the skin, but any good mineral sunblock will. That's just the way it is. Overall, I'm head over heels in love with this sunblock — I feel like I buy it by the case!" —Chrissy From SoCal

    Get a 3-oz. bottle from Think for $12.99 (also available in a 6-oz. bottle for $20.99).

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    18. A Filtrete air purifier to remove all of the dust, mold, pet hair, and any other microscopic nastiness that's floating through the air and making us sneeze. This one's specially designed for larger spaces up to 250 square feet, making it perfect for studio apartments or large open-concept areas.

    black filtrete air purifier in the entryway of a room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Works better than expected. I like everything about it. On high, it’s hardly audible, and after a few minutes you don’t hear it at all. I have a studio apt which is a little bigger than the square footage mentioned, but pulls any smoke and the stuff in the air, from entire apt. For the price, I think it’s well worth the money." —Harry P

    Get it from Amazon for $151.66.

    19. A Wi-Fi-connected smart plug so you can schedule the lights to come on at the same time every night, even if you're out on vacation. This syncs with Alexa so you can change the plug's schedule or turn off an appliance with just your voice command.

    A white smart plug in a wall electrical outlet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought some other smart plugs last year and tried to use them for turning on lamps in my kids' rooms, but they were never very reliable, so they only worked sometimes. It was frustrating and I eventually just unplugged them. When I saw these by Amazon, I tried them and the setup was super easy and I haven't had any issues with them not working! Since this was already synced to my account, setup was as easy as plugging it in and pressing the ON button on the side of the plug. It connected instantly with my Wi-Fi network and all I had to do was rename the plug in my Alexa app. I would definitely recommend these over any off-brand if you're looking to use them with Alexa." —D Kerr

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    20. An electric toothbrush from Burst with a motor so powerful, it can remove up to 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. It also has a timer to tell you when to move to another section of your mouth to make sure you're getting a thorough clean.

    model holding up the rose gold burst electric toothbrush
    Burst Oral Care

    The charcoal bristles help to whiten as you brush!

    Promising review: "I love my new Burst sonic toothbrush!!! I’ve had it for 3 weeks and my teeth have never felt so clean!!! This brush is absolutely worth every single penny…I love how it has multiple settings and pauses to let you know when you should move on to the next section! I love brushing my teeth! It’s so easy and enjoyable!" —Terry

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99+ (available in black, white, or rose gold).

    21. A two-pack of compact, collapsible, lightweight LED lanterns because your parents raised you to always be prepared and you're not going to disappoint them now! This bright lantern lasts up to 30 hours on just battery power, so make sure to keep a few stored around the house in case of a power outage.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have to admit that I was a bit concerned that these lanterns were too good to be true. I wanted non-gas lighting for our upcoming camping trip and these came highly recommended. So I did my research. Even though I'm very particular about reading reviews, I didn't want my expectations to be unrealistic. Surely these collapsible lanterns couldn't produce the amount of light claimed, right? Wrong! These are little powerhouse lanterns! They are super bright and easily illuminated the entirety of a pitch-black bedroom. The fact that you get two lanterns for this price feels like a steal. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. They're not bulky or as tall as a standard gas lantern. I've included a photo next to a roll of paper towels for scale." —Riis & Andrea

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A roll of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, machine-washable, reusable bamboo towels if you realize you go through way too many paper towel rolls in a month and want to cut down on your waste.

    Model's hand's holding a small watermelon in bamboo towel under running water
    Amazon

    You'll receive 20 sheets a roll, and the sheets are machine washable and reusable up to 120+ times before discarding.

    Promising review: "Wow. I just used these for the first time to wash my windows. I get a lot of oily dirt from the road, and it usually smears around and gets stuck in whatever old washcloth or sock I am using. As soon as I dropped these in my bucket of soapy water and gave them a little scrub, the dirt lifted right out like magic. Next used them to clean crumbs and spills out of my fridge and freezer and same thing — they rinsed clean (almost clean) right away. There's some dirt still in them, but I'll put them through the wash next." —SBP

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A trio of professional-quality knives because nothing's as satisfying in the kitchen as slicing, dicing, and cutting your ingredients with a razor-sharp edge. A priceless investment for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this knife set is sure to last you years and years.

    three knives stored upright in a wooden block
    Material Kitchen

    The set comes with the Almost 4” Knife, the Serrated 6” Knife, and the 8” Knife.

    Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned small business that sells high-quality kitchenware meant for home cooks.

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with these knives. Not only are they beautiful to work with they look like a piece of art on my kitchen counter. They make slicing any type of food item completely effortless. They glide through without feeling heavy. The grip is perfect for my small hands. I would highly recommend purchasing these knives." —Claudine P.

    Get the three-piece knife set from Material Kitchen for $155 (available in three handle colors) and get the stand for $75 (available in two colors).

    24. A 40-ounce S'well water bottle with a wide-mouth opening and a carrying handle so you can always stay hydrated no matter where you go. The triple-layer vacuum insulation will keep your drinks cold for up to 60 hours!

    model carrying the teakwood traveler water bottle
    S'well

    Promising review: "It’s neither heavy nor awkward to drink from, but don’t try it while driving. This bottle is perfect while playing tennis or golf, at the beach or on a boat, and during family car trips in the Florida heat — any time you need cold water. Before this bottle, I carried two smaller bottles everywhere, so I’m thankful S’well offered a new size. Also, your water stays cold for almost 2 days." —Mare

    Get it from S'well for $50.

    25. A three-tier, rolling metal storage organizer that you can utilize in so many helpful ways: as a nightstand, a craft station, or a kitchen organizer, just to name a few.

    A light blue three shelf metal storage cart on caster wheels
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This nice cart was a breeze to put together, is sturdy and has a very nice coat of paint. I don't have drawers in my bathroom sink cabinet. It worked out perfectly to put everything that was on my bathroom counter into the cart, and hair dryers and brushes in the second bin. I just roll it into the bathroom closet and roll it out when I need it. No more counter clutter." —Zinnia

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    26. A machine-washable and dryable non-slip, absorbent, memory foam bath mat because you deserve to feel like you're stepping on clouds as you get out of a nice, warm shower. Life's all about those little luxuries!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love how my feet just sink into this mat. It almost feels like its air-filled when it goes down, and it pops up again like new. It's durable and can stand lots of moisture, especially if used next to shower/tub. The bottom has some kind of slip-proof material to help keep it in place so that you don't slip when trying to get out of the shower." —Jessica C.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight sizes and 21 colors).

    27. An extra-cute silicone spoon rest you can clip onto the edge of your pot for a ~handy~ solution that lets you store dirty spoons between stirs.

    Target

    Promising review: "Functional and chic with bright color design. Easy to use. Easy to clean. I always hated when I would make food and I did not have anywhere to put the spoon. It was a battle between either getting my counter/stove dirty with whatever was on the spoon or getting the spoon dirty if something was on the counter. I saw a lot of spoon rests that were easily going for double this price and this one works just as well as the more expensive ones. My daughter loves the color and the design." –Vessie

    Get it from Target for $8.99 (available in red or blue).

    28. A NordVPN two-year plan that you can use on up to six devices to get secure and private access to the internet, even when using a public Wi-Fi. You'll rest assured knowing your personal information is protected.

    instagram.com, instagram.com

    Get a two-year protection plan from NordVPN for $4.13/month.

    To learn more, check out "15 Phone Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know."

    29. An over-the-sink dish drying rack to save precious counter space. Plus: it can be rolled up when it's not in use so you can utilize all of your sink.

    A metal grated dish drying rack with black rubber edges over a sink
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It fits perfectly over the sink. It takes up only half or less of the open space and it drains into the sink. Can be rolled up and put away easily. I use it every day. It stays in place and can be used for drying dishes or fruit and veggies just washed." —CKnaplesdenver

    Get it from Amazon for $11.75+ (available in five sizes).

    30. An apron with a storage bag for holding your craft or cooking supplies as you work. The bag is detachable and comes with a strap, so you can wear it by itself and use it to store essentials as you run errands around town.

    DL Awesome Living / Etsy

    The apron comes in one size and is designed to be unisex. It's made of cotton canvas and can be machine washed and dried.

    DL Awesome Living is a small business based in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in making handmade aprons and home accessories.

    Get it from DL Awesome Living on Etsy for $43.39 (available in three colors).

    31. An Always Pan that's as beautiful as it is practical. This one pan can replace your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. People with a small kitchen and limited storage space: this do-it-all pan was made for you.

    Our Place

    Promising review: "Best and most versatile one out there. I’ve had a few great pans; this is more than that. You can cook so many different things easily. I love experimental cooking, and I also love trying to make foods from cultures I’m not experienced with. The size, shape, depth, 'accessories' sold with it, and additional pieces they offer to work with it make it the most versatile one out there. It makes cooking any food from any recipe a million times more simple. Super easy to clean too with a non-stick surface that’s better than any other out there." —Anna C.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in seven colors).

    32. A hamper with four compartments to keep darks, colors, whites, and delicates separate. Is that the sound of your parents quietly weeping as you do your laundry the proper way? Yes, it is, and yes, you should be proud.

    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Laundry hamper is great quality, the bags are removable, the wheels lock and it has been a true time-saver. Worth every penny!" —Kelly

    Get it from Wayfair for $74.98 (originally $145.99).

    33. A Brother P-Touch label maker because it's so fun to go on an organizing mission and place a label on everything. It comes with multiple fonts and 27 templates so you can customize the labels to fit your ~aesthetic~.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It’s great! Did everything I wanted it to do and more. For the other reviewers who are complaining it wastes tape obviously didn’t read the directions. To fix the 'problem' they are having you just have to change the margins, which are full, half, or narrow. I attached a picture with the difference between full margins and narrow. It’s all pretty simple and I can’t wait to label everything!" —SaRee Voth

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    34. A two-pack of WD-40 EZ Reach Spray to quiet squeaky door hinges, remove grease and grime, or help with any mechanical DIY projects you're doing. This one comes with a flexible straw that you can angle to get into any nook or cranny.

    A model's handing holding a can of WD-40 and spraying a stream of its contents
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Always used WD-40 and it's clearly superior in the field, but what makes it even better is when the introduces the dual-use head. where you can spray it out of the normal sprayer, or lift the arm up to use that. They've gone a step further and made that arm flexible. The best part about this new arm is while flexible, it holds the shape you bend it to well, and can easily be straightened out when done. There's also a trick to this nozzle: You can purchase this one, then purchase the non-bendable version going forward and paying the normal amount. Just remove the head when this bottle runs out, and replace the heads of the cheaper versions with this one." —JT Thompson

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.76.

    35. A nonslip, waterproof, washable indoor/outdoor mat so you have somewhere to wipe those dirty feet before you track all that filth into your beautiful home!

    A cream-colored rug with orange and gray geometric shapes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "So soft! Love the rug. It’s super soft but has been holding up well being in a high traffic area. My dog has tracked in mud on the rug but I have been able to clean it out easily. Also vacuums easily as well." —Reese

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes and two colors).

    36. A 16-pack of Command small wire hooks if you don't have lots of storage space but you do have an empty wall just begging you to hang your things on it. The 'rents will definitely comment on how inventive and resourceful you are when they see how you use these hooks around the house.

    A reviewer displaying wire hooks holding baseball caps and utensils
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these hooks. I have them in our closets (for hats, scarves, light jackets) and in our kitchen (for measuring cups and spoons). I love how easy they are to put up and take down. If you make a mistake and put it in the wrong spot, no problem! Just take it off and use one of the extra adhesives to put it on the right spot." —A. Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine quantities and two colors).

    37. A 365 Blanket from Muslin Comfort which, as the name suggests, can be used year-round because of its lightweight, breathable material (no more night sweats!). It's oversized and machine washable, so you can use this in place of a traditional heavy comforter and top sheet.

    gray oversizes muslin comfort blanket on a bed that has a white comforter on it
    Muslin Comfort

    The blanket comes with a 30-night, risk-free trial with free returns. Reviewers say that the blanket is truly oversized, and many recommend sizing down depending on your mattress size.

    Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small business based in California that specializes in 100% muslin cotton bed & bath products.

    Promising review: "This is so soft, beautiful, well-made and comfortable as a summer, warm weather blanket. I have a queen-sized bed and got the full size. It fits perfectly and is plenty big. It is very light and breathable, but has a light blanket weight to it so you do not feel like you are missing anything. It has definitely helped with night sweats. Worth the investment!" —Lileen C.

    Get it from Muslin Comfort for $169.99+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    You as you look around your house and realize how proud you are of your choices:

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