31 Genius Home Products From Target You’ll Probably Wish You’d Discovered Years Ago
"Where have you been all my life?!" –You, to these ridiculously useful products
We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
no-spill ice cube tray that you can place at an angle to free up precious freezer space. The lid also prevents the ice from tasting stale.
Promising review: "These trays are everything an ice cube tray should be. They’re user-friendly, the cubes come out easily, they make a nice-sized cube, and they don’t have to be placed perfectly flat! I’ve squeezed them in the freezer tipped and stacked with zero leakage!" – Chrissy
silicone spoon rest you can clip onto the edge of your pot for a ~handy~ solution to where to place your dirty spoon in between stirs.
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
socket shelf that not only provides a place to safely organize any electronic you're charging, but it also includes six outlets and two USB ports!
Promising review: "I am so loving this socket shelf! What a genius idea! I love all the additional 3 prong outlets and that it doubles as a surge protector so I can keep my larger kitchen appliances plugged in. Plus I can set my phone on the shelf and charge it while listening to music or watching a cooking video! I need one for every room now!" – Jwyand1
pants hanger for your jeans or leggings that take up way too much space in your drawers.
Promising review: "I bought these hangers for my dress pants and dresses. They hold the clothes in place and are much more space-efficient in my closet compared to separate hangers for everything." — Random
A pack of
adhesive cable organizers so your phone charger cord doesn't get lost in the abyss that is your bedroom.
I bought these a month ago and they have been a game-changer for both my bedside table and my desk. It makes me feel so organized, and I wish I would've known these existed sooner!
Promising review: "These are so cute and work so well to keep cords from falling all over the place. I like the shape and colors as well." – JacquiR5
Price: $9.99 for a pack of six
mini waffle maker for anyone with limited kitchen storage space who still wants to treat themselves to a delicious homemade brunch on Sunday morning.
I love this little appliance! It heats up fast, it cooks the waffle batter in minutes, and it barely takes up any space in your cabinet. Fun tip: the waffles are the perfect size to use as the "bread" in a breakfast sandwich.
Promising review: "This mini waffle maker saves me time, energy and money every morning! I use my protein pancake mix to make a quick egg and cheese sandwich, or enjoy classic waffles with fruit. Such an easy cleanup and perfect for my small apartment kitchen." – cm
Price: $9.99 (available in six colors)
express chopper that you can use to dice up an onion in mere seconds or make perfectly blended dressings and sauces.
I have had this for a few years and it's probably my most used small kitchen appliance. It works just as well as those larger, more expensive food processors, and being able to make homemade salsas and dressings in seconds makes cooking so much more fun.
fold-up heat mat to protect your bathroom counters from your hot straightener or curling iron.
single-serve blender that's so easy to use, you can whip up your morning smoothie while you're still half asleep.
Promising review: "It has totally impressed me. I purchased with the intention of making smoothies, so granted I'm not using it to crush/mix solid ice cubes - just frozen fruit with juice and yogurt. Still, this is the perfect size and seems powerful enough for my purposes. I am thrilled! I love how the cord wraps around the bottom discreetly and neatly between uses. The cup attaches/detaches easily, as well as the lid. I can even fit it in my cupholder in my car, which is nice for on-the-go." – funnygurl628
Price: $21.99 (available in three colors)
bathtub drain protector to keep your hair from going down the drain and creating a serious clogging problem.
Promising review: "This was definitely money well spent. It catches a ton of hair and has kept my shower drain flowing quickly for six months now." – kristen3970
2-in-1 toaster and oven combo that is the multitasking kitchen appliance of your dreams. You can make toast from the top or cook a personal pizza in the larger compartment.
Promising review: "The best 2-in-1 small electric appliance. Just a little larger than a small toaster oven but when it replaces the toaster as well, l have so much more counter space. Heats up leftovers in record time." – db
accessory basket to slide onto the edge of any wire shelving unit to maximize your storage space in a sleek way.
Promising review: "This was a buy that I dreamed up but didn’t know if they made them so when I found it, I was more than excited. I use these bigger shelves for my home, all over, and in my bedroom I needed one for my smaller cloth items. It’s working out well so I’m very happy and will be back to buy more!" – Trish A
Price: $15 (available in two colors)
handheld garment steamer that dewrinkles your clothes in minutes and is so much easier to use than a bulky iron and ironing board.
Promising review: "I was able to steam three clothing items taking my time with full water capacity. It really gets the job done and easy, simple instructions, worth every dollar!" – Betzzy
A set of
reusable zippered bags you can use to store leftover food or organize snacks without having to use single-use plastic.
Promising review: "Love these! I bought them a few months ago and they have held up awesome with no stains, breaking bags, or any signs of wearing out! They fit in the drawer easily and aren't too bad to clean. I usually just fill the bottom of the sink with a little hot water and soap and they clean up easily." – Amber
Price: $19.99 for a set of five
eight-piece measuring cup and spoons set that fits together so perfectly, you'll be so satisfied every time you place them in your kitchen cabinet.
Promising review: "Very happy with these! $2 for all of these? Functional and well made. AMAZING! I went back to Target and bought another set for my daughter who will be off to college!" – RegularCustomer
Price: $2 (available in three colors)
A set of
closet shelf dividers so you can finally organize things like purses, sweaters, and jeans without them falling all over each other.
Promising review: "These were just what I was looking for. Transformed my closet into an organized masterpiece. Good quality and easy to install." – BethieB
Price: $10.29 for a set of two
Promising review: "Exactly what I needed. I'm always trying to save cabinet space, especially with items that we don't use on a daily or consistent basis. This collapsible strainer is exactly what we needed for our homes. A definite space saver! The material is also easy to clean and in a fun turquoise color." – Clarity and Class
vegetable and herb stripper to make meal prepping a breeze. You use the small holes for herbs like rosemary or thyme and the larger holes for leafy greens like kale.
turntable that's great for organizing spices and maximizes those hard-to-reach corners of your cabinets.
Promising review: "Great turntable for the price. Just like everyone else in quarantine, I am organizing my pantry. Used this lazy Susan in my pantry. Makes all your sauces, marinades and oils easy to reach. Would definitely recommend!" – Hchu
angled 2-cup measuring cup so you don't have to bring the cup up to eye level or bend down to see how much you've poured in.
Promising review: "The idea of not having to hold the cup up in front of your face to look at the measurements is a game changer. The measurements are accurate and it's incredibly convenient. What more could you possibly want?" – Carol Ann
slim rolling utility cart that fits perfectly in between your washer and dryer for a smart storage solution in a tiny laundry room.
Promising review: " Fits perfectly in the 10 inches of space between my washer and dryer! Just what I was looking for! Seems sturdy!" – Ilovetarget
expandable drawer organizer perfect for tidying up your sock and underwear drawer so it's not just a huge sea of fabric anymore.
Promising review: "I've purchased these drawer organizers multiple times now and have been so pleased! They're great quality and don't require any assembly. They adjust to fit even larger size drawers and do not shift around inside. They've been great in our kids rooms to keep things organized and readily available to use. You will not be disappointed!" — ChristinaY
Price: $15.99 for a set of two
all-purpose kitchen scraper that you can use to scrape dough off your counter, pick up chopped veggies in one scoop, or use as a ruler for precise measurements. Plus: it has a handy conversion chart printed right on the scraper!
Promising review: "I love this scraper! I’ve had different scrapers but this one is something else! I use it all the time when I bake and prepare my doughs. Also when I cook in meats, it’s just so easy to use and clean. I love the measuring conversions engraved on the side of the scraper; those are so useful when working on new recipes. This scraper does what it promises and even more! I totally recommend it, it’s worth the money!" – Lucy Ann
storage ottoman that's spacious enough to store your extensive fuzzy blanket collection.
Promising review: "I have this in my entryway and it's perfect for sitting on to put on shoes and having some extra storage. The quality is great and is even holding up pretty well with my cat scratching it." – Jessica
keyboard stand with adjustable height and tilt so you can achieve the most ergonomic setup for your home office.
Promising review: "I love this. It came assembled and is lightweight. It's easy to adjust and seems stable when I'm typing on it." – wfh2020
Price: $49.99 (available in two colors)
A roll of
nonslip shelf liner that can be easily cut to perfectly fit into your kitchen cabinets and drawers. Plus: it makes the interiors look professionally organized.
Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for! I was pleasantly surprised that the liner is thicker than I expected. Liner is very easy to cut by simply cutting along the vertical and horizontal lines of the liner. Couldn't be happier with this purchase!" – Mocki2loli
A pack of
LED battery-operated puck lights you can place underneath your kitchen cabinets or in your closet to provide some much-needed light to dark corners of your home.
Promising review: "These are easy to stick to the wall with included double sided tape or hang. Lightly tap to turn on and off. Couldn’t be easier. Bought more to add underneath kitchen cabinets to add light when I’m making coffee early in the morning when it’s still dark." – ClarissaN
Price: $8.59 for two
two-tier organizer with baskets that pull out from the front so you can easily access all of your belongings and take advantage of every inch of cabinet space.
Promising review: "For the price point, this one hits a home run! I use it to store bits and bobs in my tool cabinet and the dividers make this an organization must have! it holds weight well and can handle being overstuffed! I just got the smaller version and am excited to try it under my bathroom sink!" – Lynn C
A pair of
bear paw meat handlers to make shredding meat so much easier and, frankly, way more fun.
Promising review: "So glad I bought these! They are easy to use and have multiple uses in the kitchen, from picking up/holding large pieces of meat to carving and shredding meat in the slow cooker, or even as salad tongs. Love that they are dishwasher friendly too. Great price and quality. Definitely recommend!" – Tzlee
electric tea kettle that boils water in a fraction of the time it takes stove top kettles to do the same job.
I bought this a month ago, and I am so
mad I had been using a stove top kettle before and wasting precious time waiting for my water to boil. I just put in enough water for one cup of tea, and it boils the water in less than a minute Plus the blue light makes it look extremely fancy.
Promising review: " The texture of the bristles are firm yet flexible. And I love the hanging loop to hang the brushes on a small hook by my sink." – PamB
Now sit back and enjoy how much better your life is now that these products are in it.
Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity. What's your favorite product? Shopping Newsletter
Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.