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    27 Under-$50 Home Products From Amazon That Have Thousands Of 5-Star Reviews For A Reason

    Whether you're looking for new ways to decorate your walls or a handy kitchen gadget to make cooking easier, these tried-and-true products will make your house so much better.

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    1. A throw pillow cover with a fun pom-pom border that will add a playful touch to your couch or bed. It's a great way to add some much-needed color to an otherwise plain room.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these pillow covers! They feel very high quality at a very affordable price. I have four children, and I was afraid of the light color getting dirty, but they are very easy to wipe down and keep clean. They are SUPER soft and comfy. I am very happy with my purchase." –Jenny Hauser

    Price: $14.99+ (available in 7 sizes and 23 colors)

    2. A nonslip desk mat to dress up your work space while simultaneously protecting your desktop from any damage. If you use a mouse, this can also act as one big mouse pad as well.

    gray desk mat underneath a laptop coffee and phone
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    Promising review: "The description of this desk mat is spot-on. If you really are concerned about possibly damaging your desk surface, this does provide protection; it does not slip, and the items on it don't slip either. However, I eliminated the other mouse pad because my mouse glides on this mat effortlessly. Did I mention that the mat looks pretty nice on my desk? Excellent product and value. Don't think about it twice, just buy it and you will not regret it." –ramosrenej

    Price: $9.99+ (available in 3 sizes and 16 colors)

    3. A Command broom gripper to store your broom upright when you're not using it. Say goodbye to the days of stuffing your broom in a closet and losing it forever.

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    Promising review: "I was using regular Command hooks on the back of my basement door to hold my broom, mop, swiffer, etc. Every time I opened the door, they swung all over the place, sometimes falling off (they have strange handles). I found these and WOW! What a difference. Highly recommend. Items stay in place, are easy to remove for use, and replacing is a breeze, too. What did we do before Command hooks??? Hint: if using on the back of a door, place the Command holder somewhat toward the middle of the handle instead of at the top. This will help prevent swinging when you open and close the door." —Diane

    Price: $9.51+ (available in packs of one or two)

    4. A milk frother that'll create professional-quality foam on the top of lattes – a small but necessary luxury! You'll feel like a barista when you use this every morning, even though you're just in the kitchen.

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    Promising review: "Ahhhh, what a powerful and sturdy frother! Not only is it aesthetically pleasing to look at, it packs a SERIOUS punch when it comes to blending capability! The convenient power button on top is so convenient and easy to control. The blending power is unmatched and far exceeds the power of my frother from Williams Sonoma. I can’t recommend this enough and am absolutely THRILLED with this purchase! I will certainly be purchasing it in more colors to give to my customers!" –Katie Weaver

    Price: $19.99 (available in 19 colors)

    5. A popular candle made with an odor neutralizer specifically designed to fight unwanted smells caused by stinky (but lovable) pets. It has a burn time of up to 60 hours and it comes in over 25 different scents.

    person cuddling her dog while a pet house candle is burning in the foreground
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    Promising review: "We are foster parents to a LOT of kittens, and while we wait for them to find their forever homes, even though we clean the litter twice daily, things can get smelly. I was certainly skeptical about this candle because all the reviews heralded it as some sort of miracle product. But it totally is. The first night I came home that it had been delivered, my partner had lit it and I walked into a house that DID NOT SMELL LIKE CAT despite there being 11 kittens actively everywhere. Poop smell – gone. Kitten fart smell – GONE. General messy kitten smell – GONE. We like keeping our house clean and safe for the little ones in our care, and this helps us feel a little more sane while we take care of our own cats, and take care of the ones still looking for their families." –Elizabeth Lincoln

    Price: $21.95 (available in 26 scents)

    6. A set of blackout curtains so you can finally sleep in on the weekends instead of waking up with the sun as it streams in through your window.

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    Promising review: "I am thrilled with these darkening curtains! I bought the smoky blue, and being a light color, they still managed to block out nearly all the light! The only place you can see sunlight is at the top edge (understandable), which isn't a lot. I love this shade of blue – the light color makes the room appear bigger and looks gorgeous on a silver rod. Highly recommend the AmazonBasics brand of room-darkening curtains." –Sadaf Sibtain

    Price: $24.99 (available in 6 sizes and 21 colors)

    7. A set of three decorative mirrors to liven up an entryway or add a pretty focal point to the blank wall above your couch.

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    Promising review: "I love how the mirrors look exactly the same in person as they do in the pictures. They're actually prettier in person and I appreciate how light weight they are, making it easier to hang on the wall even using nailess hangers." –Y. Boyd

    Price: $14.99 for a set of three (available in four colors)

    8. A colander you can attach to the side of your pot to easily drain the water from your pasta when it's done boiling. It takes up about the quarter of the space a traditional colander does, so this is great for anyone with limited kitchen storage space.

    person using a green snap on strainer to drain the water from a pot of pasta
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    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good about this strainer. It fits all my pots from small to huge, even frying pans! I have strainers, colanders, every kind of lid converter...this strainer is the best ever. When the pot is too heavy for me to hold to drain off the water, with this I can still hold on with both hands. Washes up like a dream, or toss in the dishwasher. I do not know how I lived without this strainer. Now I can get rid of probably 20 items out of my kitchens!" –Jade Fox

    Price: $15.99+ (available in four colors)

    9. A knitted, textured throw blanket that might just be the softest, most luxurious blanket you've ever felt. Did I mention how it looks super sophisticated draped across your couch or bed?

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    Promising review: "If you're looking for a nice pop of color in a neutral room - this is it! I inspected the throw carefully and found no issues. No holes or messed up fringe. Aside from the color, I absolutely love the pattern which adds a simple but noticeable texture over clean white sheets. The throw is lightweight enough that I can see myself using it over the summer but warm enough to keep me cozy in-between seasons." –Rosalyn

    Price: $17.99+ (available in three sizes and 23 colors)

    10. A curtain of twinkly lights to make you feel like you're a woodland fairy living under the stars. Hanging these up in your bedroom will instantly give the cozy space some more character.

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    Promising review: "They are SO pretty in person and add SO much to a room. Bought these for our daughter’s dream teen bedroom makeover and they did not disappoint. Easily one of my favorite things about her new room. These will transform any room into a magical place. I highly recommend buying them for your little girl or teen or they are missing out! They are the small fairy lights so they don’t get too hot, they have different settings and they are easy to install. We bought two sets to create this look and even had a few extra stands that we just kept tied up in the corner." –Clark Imaginations, LLC

    Price: $17.99+ (available in two colors)

    11. A set of faux tulips that'll add a touch of spring to any corner of your house. If freshly cut bouquets leave you sneezing all day long, this is a genius way for seasonal allergy sufferers to still add some vibrant color to their space.

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    Promising review: "These are absolutely beautiful! I could not believe how real they looked and felt when I took them out of their wrapping. The stems felt so realistic that for a split second I started second-guessing myself about whether I had ordered real flowers or not! I am absolutely thrilled with these! There is a slight unpleasant odor but it's dissipating and I feel sure it will completely go away in a short while." –M. Hefner

    Price: $16.99+ (available in 30 colors)

    12. A floating bookshelf for a seemingly ~magical~ way to show off your favorite books. It's a smart solution for small spaces that don't have enough room for a large bookcase.

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    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Price: $12+ (available in two sizes)

    13. A pack of oven liners that protects the bottom of your oven from those dreaded drips and spills that happen when you're cooking up a casserole.

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    Promising review: "I have often lined my oven with a custom fit pan, or with simple aluminum foil, but after cleaning my oven recently, I decided I needed something a bit more hearty than my standard silver colored sheet liner. I ordered these before Thanksgiving and put them to the test the day before and the day of. My oven was on at least 350 degrees for 12 hours one day and 6 hours the next. The mat held up perfectly. No wrinkling or buckling due to the heat, no melting, and thanks to liner, my sweet potato casserole with the butter and pecan and marshmallow topping that bubbled up left no mess in my oven. Once the oven cooled, the crisp baked mess brushed right off and the mat went right back into the oven!" –Pepperite

    Price: $13.99 for a pack of three

    14. An over-the-door shoe organizer to keep all of your favorite sneakers, sandals, and flats within view. Need more storage space? You can also use it in your coat closet to organize winter gloves, hats, and scarves or in a utility closet to hold cleaning supplies.

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    Promising review: "We just moved into a house with smaller storage space than we are used to and these over-the-door pockets have been perfect! We bought a couple of them for shoes and another one to expand the storage capacity of our very tiny kitchen pantry (we had to fold under one row of pockets to make it fit). These hang well without damaging the doors or affecting the ability to open and close them. Additionally, they seem sturdy and hold even our bulky hiking and running shoes without issue. We can fit small sandals both into the same pocket, expanding the space even more." —wawadehut

    Price: $8.97+ (available in three colors)

    15. A tower of slide-out baskets you can use to store pretty much everything: beauty products in your bathroom, food in your pantry, or cleaning supplies under your sink.

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    Promising review: "This product was sooo easy to put together!! I recently moved into a new house and have way too many skincare products that I’m not using everyday as part of my routine. I needed a way to organize them and this was perfect and has the are underneath my sink looking so neat and organized! I fit my surplus of skincare, all my nail stuff, and some extra bath stuff all inside. I love it!!" —B

    Price: $22.99

    16. An essential oil diffuser to give your space a subtle, but pleasing, aroma all day long. It also comes with 10 essential oils so you can get started on making your space feel like a luxurious spa immediately.

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    Promising review: "I love the light wood grain look very much. This product is beautifully designed! I bought it as a humidifier to help balance out the dryness in my bedroom. The product was well packed with 10 oils and the oils smell very natural. I have used several types of essential oils in it, and the scent really spreads across the room. My wife like the lavender and jasmine very much. It's really a good price to get a diffuser with so many oils. The auto turn-off feature when there’s no more water inside is really working. I was so happy with this feature as my family always forgot to check the water level." –Molly

    Price: $39.95

    17. A set of airtight food storage containers that'll keep your dry goods fresher for longer. They also come with labels you can place on the front of the containers. You'll be so satisfied with how organized your pantry looks after using these!

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    Promising review: "The price is great for these large, airtight storage containers. I buy a lot of ingredients in bulk and love that they fit in these containers. For reference, I was able to hold 10 lbs of sugar, a little less than 15 lbs of brown rice and sweet rice, and 7–8 lbs of flour in the 6.5 L size. They are airtight, as I can flip my sugar and flour upside down and nothing comes out! In addition, you get a variety of labels, a white marker, and some scoops as accessories. I weigh my baking ingredients, so having extra scoops works out nicely to avoid cross contamination of ingredients." —Marcy

    Price: $25.99+ for a set of four (available in four sizes and colors)

    18. A bathtub caddy to transform your bathroom into a luxurious oasis where you can soak all your worries away. It's slip-resistant, has extendable handles, and will keep electronics, candles, and books safe and secure.

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    Promising review: "I didn’t take baths for the longest time because I found it inconvenient and couldn’t relax. The few times I took a bath in this tub prior to getting a bath tray, I would put my iPad on the toilet a few feet away out of arms reach. Needless to say I’d be getting up every so often to adjust the volume, change the show, etc. I am so happy I ordered this! I can put my iPad or a book against the metal rest, have a drink, put my phone in the phone holder, and put some decorative candles in the sides. I am now a bath lover and would recommend this product to anyone looking to step up their bath or relaxation routine. I can now relax in the tub and multitask easily! My cat even jumped up on the bath tray while I was in the tub and it was completely sturdy. I’ve bought this as a gift for both my mom and boyfriend's mom because I love this product so much!" –Sierra Ritchie-Gruver

    Price: $39.97+ (available in seven colors)

    19. A rapid egg cooker for easily whipping up your preferred style of eggs in the morning. If you're a big breakfast person, you absolutely need this in your life.

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    Promising review: "If you eat hard boiled eggs often this is absolutely 100% worth the money just for that. Eggs come out perfect every time. No green rings. No rubbery whites. Easy to peel every time. It's easy, faster than boiling water, and every egg turns out the same. Makes other kinds of eggs too, and according to the booklet you can steam veggies and other things in it too. But omg even if you only ever used it for hard boiled eggs it's worth it. I don't think I've ever given a product 5 stars like this before. Also, skeptics: yes, I know boiling eggs isn't hard. It's the consistent results with even less effort that's remarkable." –Crockery

    Price: $17.99+ (available in five colors)

    20. A rubber squeegee brush that will lift up so much pet hair that you didn't even know was trapped within your carpet. Seriously – run this brush over your carpet, and watch in amazement at the huge fur balls that your vacuum has been missing.

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    Promising reviews: "Didn’t expect much, just bought this on a whim because on of those 'Things from Amazon that actually work' articles you see on social media. Well, I can say that it actually worked perfectly! I thought my carpet was clean because I have a full-size 'pet' vacuum, but I can tell that this broom is the only thing able to get deep enough and pull all that hair and dirt out of the fibers. Even works better on my tile floors than a regular broom. It doesn’t kick up dust particles or leave them behind. Also, I feel you can use this instead of your mop since it also has a squeegee and can be cleaned just by rinsing it. So you get a twofer with this." –Nelio

    Price: $12.44

    21. A silicone baking mat to prevent your baked goods from sticking to the pan. These reusable mats are much more sustainable than the single-use parchment paper you usually use to line your pans.

    silicone baking mat on a sheet pan with sugar cookies on top
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    Promising review: "These are my first silicone baking mats. After seeing them on all of my favorite baking programs, I decided to give these a go. I typically bake on an insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper (which I thought was wasteful) or a cooking stone (more prone to sticking). Used twice so far with oatmeal raisin cookies and crinkle cookies. There was not one bit of stick between dough and mat. Amazing! And it distributes heat great, too. My baking times haven't changed, and the border even heats up well. Cleaning up these mats is easy, too. Everything so far has simply wiped right off. It's recommended to air dry the mats. This didn't bother me since they dry so fast. Flap it around a bit and it'll be good to go." –OpalJingle

    Price: $14.55 for a pack of two

    22. A pack of vacuum-sealed storage bags to compress your bulky bedding or off-season clothing that is currently crowding your closet. You'll be amazed at how flat everything gets when you suck all the air out of the bags!

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    Promising review: "They work! And they work great! We have a closet that was used just for extra pillows and blankets, but I’m all about maximizing storage space. This stuff doesn’t get used too often, so I decided to store them in these bags to make more room, and it worked out perfectly! This freed up half the closet and gave me so much more room for organizing and storing things away. I was worried about sizing at first but I’m glad I went with a large. A large can comfortably fit two queen-size pillows, or a queen-size duvet, or about four or five throw pillows. The bag is a bit big for our suitcases, so I would probably need to order a medium if we planned to use these for travel." —Thane

    Price: $15.64+ for a pack of 10 bags (available in four sizes)

    23. A stainless steel cleaner that'll get rid of all those pesky handprints on your appliances. It won't leave behind any streaks, and your appliances will look brand new!

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    Promising reviews: "The stainless-steel appliances in our rental were so stained and smudged. Regular cleaners didn't work. I saw this product recommended on TikTok, and immediately looked it up on Amazon. The reviews were good and price was right, but what won me over was the plant-based ingredient list and lavender scent. I used the product the day it arrived in the mail. Worked like a charm! Easy-to-use spray, microfiber cloth included. So now my stainless steel appliances look shiny and my kitchen smells amazing! Highly recommend." –diana

    Price: $16.95 or Subscribe & Save for $16.10/month

    24. A set of artificial ivy vines to instantly make your bedroom feel more ethereal and calming when you hang them up against a wall. It's a budget-friendly way to create an eye-grabbing accent wall in your space.

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    Promising review: "I’ve used this all over my home and still have almost half of it left lol you get so much! I am a plant lover but there are some areas of my large older apartment that are very dark and don’t get any natural light (bathroom and kitchen). I used this to 'fake' plants by piling and draping. I used it along my shower and love the Mediterranean boho look! I also used it along my big standing mirror which is so eye catching in my room. Overall yes there plasticky but from far away they look great!" –Allison

    Price: $15.99 for 24 strands

    25. A set of Rubbermaid food storage containers specifically designed to keep your produce fresher for weeks longer than normal. No more throwing away moldy strawberries after just a few days!

    a Rubbermaid container holding fresh lettuce inside
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    Promising review: "We bought one of these just to try them out. We live in Montana and the veggies just don't seem to last as long as they did when we lived in Arizona or Washington state. I put some baby spinach in one of the containers and nine days later the spinach literally looks as good as the day I bought it. I bought a three pack from Amazon and just threw a bunch of mixed berries in one and broccoli in another. I am extremely happy with my purchase." –pettyolives

    Price: $12.81+ (available in six sizes)

    26. A light-up alarm clock that simulates the sunrise to gently wake you up in the morning. It's a lifesaver for early risers who struggle to get out of bed.

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    Promising review: "Awesome clock that brings extremely bright light into room! I got this because my apartment is facing the west so it’s almost pitch black until about 8-9am and I struggle to wake up for work. This clock not only allows you to use the light feature (which can be extremely bright) but also can add sound to the light. The night feature has a soft sound almost like water to help you drift off to sleep and the light dims as it goes. Definitely worth the money! There’s color features as well but I have not used those yet." –nicolelacey
    Price: $39.96

    27. And a pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet for anyone who loves to cook and needs a piece of high-quality cookware that will last for decades (seriously!). It allows for even heat distribution so your food will come out perfectly every time.

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    Promising review: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove, both gas and electric(on glass tops do not drag this skillet on it, it will scratch the glass) as well as over fire outdoors. I've owned it for eight months now and it still looks as new as it did eight months ago. Make sure to research how to clean your cast iron cookware and always heat them up to evaporate any surface moisture after cleaning before oiling. I've made many different foods in this, Utica Greens, bacon, eggs, steak, pizza...etc. All have come out perfectly. I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting forever!" –Tinkerman

    Price: $12.92+ (available in seven sizes)

    All right – time to enjoy your new and improved house or apartment! You must be exhausted after adding all these genius products to your cart.

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