31 Useful Products From Target To Help Fix Common Household Problems
Can you fix it? Yes, you can....especially with these handy gadgets, easy-to-use cleaning products, and more.
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get all those annoying scuffs, marks, and stains off your walls. They're also great to use when deep-cleaning your kitchen and bathroom.
Promising review: "These Magic Erasers have been in my cleaning arsenal for years. Recently I discovered that they can be used to clean baked-on grime from my oven. You just go over the areas with a damp sponge and immediately follow up with a completely dry sponge. It does take some elbow grease but there are no harsh fumes from this method so it is the one I prefer." – MrsEscamilla
sturdy step stool that you'll use practically every day, whether you are reaching for something on the highest shelf, hanging up holiday decorations, or cleaning dust off a ceiling fan.
Promising review: "I love this handy step stool. It is easily folded and stored away and sturdy. It has followed me to three homes and still as good as new. A must buy for shorties like me!" – Shells
splatter screen to keep all of that hot, messy oil inside your pan and not all over your stove top. It also keeps any odors inside the pan so your whole house doesn't stink of whatever you're cooking.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this! The product is very sturdy and totally does what it needs to! I cook a lot and I hate when my whole house starts smelling and grease starts flying. This really helps with the smell and splatter. I also have never put this in the dishwasher. I wash it by hand because I want to make sure it lasts longer." – Mel
A tube of
Gorilla Glue, because all of us have those clumsy moments where we accidentally drop our favorite mug or plate.
Promising review: "I purchased the Gorilla Glue in order to fix broken legs on a dresser. It dried quickly and worked really well. I ended up getting some of the glue on my hands and it was easy to scrub off as well." – Jdubois
dog grooming brush to gently remove loose pet hair before it sheds and collects all over your couch, carpet, and clothes.
Promising review: "It was amazing for my dogs. There used to be a lot of hair on my couches but now there is barely hair on them! I love this brush; you have to get it ASAP." – Unknown
A pack of scratch-free
glass cooktop cleaning pads for getting all that caked-on, burnt mess that collects on your electric glass stove top.
Promising review: "This pad does clean tough messes on my glass cooktop that don't come up with a regular cloth or sponge without using any soaps/chemicals, just water. I don't use it for everyday clean-up, just for tough messes, so it has lasted a long time without getting beat up and doesn't need to be constantly replaced." – emily
container lid organizer so you don't have to search through all your cabinets just to find the right lid.
Promising review: "I am in love with this lid organizer! I've tried others but they never stood up to my expectations, but this is awesome! It stores every one of my many lids and makes it so easy to find the ones I need quickly!! It added so much room to my cabinets!! It stores away easy and conveniently! It is definitely a huge space-saver!" – deekat10
A pack of
cable management clips so you can organize your cords behind furniture to make them less visible and tangled. You can also put them on your bedside table to keep your phone charger cord within reach.
Promising review: "These little cable clips work so much better than expected! Great for holding charging cables (phone, game controller, laptop...) so they don't fall behind furniture. Just really make sure that the surface you're sticking them to is clean and dry and that you put a good amount of pressure on the clip to adhere it properly." – iamasamsntha
Price: $9.99 for six
knife sharpener to restore the sharpness of your favorite knives so they can cut through all your produce and meats with ease.
Promising review: "Easy to use. Just one to three swipes and the knife is sharp again. Make sure you hold your knife perpendicular at a 90-degree angle to the counter to ensure an even sharpen." – Mr Brono
A pack of
battery-operated puck lights so you can illuminate a dark coat closet or to give your kitchen countertops more light.
Promising review: "Perfect lights to light up closet. 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
bathtub drain protector that prevents hair from going down and clogging the drain. No need to keep your plumber on speed dial anymore!
Promising review: "Wonderful. F its the drain perfectly and is indented/curved in the middle a little to allow for better fit (it's not just flat over your drain). The upper gripping is nice too. This looks soooo nice too." – Farz
pet stain and odor remover for the times your favorite four-legged friend has an accident on your carpet. It breaks down even old, set-in stains immediately upon contact.
Promising review: "I've been using this for years and it's the best. I've had a variety of cats and the most recent adoptee developed a behavioral urinary problem, he peed in our bed. Of course I washed the linens but used the spray on the foam mattress cover and the mattress itself. NO odor and no stain. I also use this to clean the litter box when I replace the litter. Most cats don't like fragrance and this has no scent." – Yogak8
sewing repair kit to keep on hand whenever you need to sew back on a popped button or stitch up a tear in your clothes.
Promising review: "Our dog took the stuffing out of my daughter's stuffed bunny. This little kit was great to stitch it right back up. It’s compact and good to have on hand. I’m not a savvy sewer to know any difference between needles or thread but it got the job done." – Lou
stand-up pan rack so you finally have a way to store your sheet pans, skillets, and pan lids all in one space-saving place.
Promising review: "I saw this in my favorite store and it piqued my interest. I had to take it home. In less than five minutes my stacks and piles were organized and beautiful! I open the doors and see the neat order and smile so big! I had never seen this type system before the one I purchased. So easy to use and sturdy too." – PatiN
10-foot extension cord with three outlets so you can solve the problem of only having one outlet in an entire room. Plus: the plug that goes into your wall's outlet lies flat, so it's easy to place behind furniture.
Promising review: "The perfect length I was looking for. Great quality. Love the braided fabric on cord and the color makes it blend in with our wall. Great value!!" – Yolanda F
laundry drying rack so you finally have proper space to hang all your delicate clothes that can't go in the dryer.
Promising review: "Love it! I don't have a dryer and needed a sturdy dryer rack that could hold up to the weight of cotton blankets and jeans. I'm totally satisfied with this purchase. I bought two of them." – Rosebud
hair tool organizer that hangs on the inside of your bathroom cabinet doors so you can save space and keep all your hair tools' cords from tangling with each other.
Promising review: "Really pleased with how useful this is. I have very limited storage space in my bathroom and the dividers in this allow me to store hair brushes in one compartment and bottles in the other two. I was concerned before buying about the review that said this item didn't allow their cabinets to close, but I had no problem with that." – Rachel
rug pad to place underneath any area rugs so they don't slip and slide on your floors.
Promising review: "Great rug gripper! It’s nice to have this under your rug because you don’t have to attach it with any sticky stuff. I’m glad I found this at Target!" – Ro
Price: $4.99+ (available in six sizes)
fabric steamer that gets wrinkles out faster and more efficiently than a traditional iron. You can also use this to steam your curtains!
Promising review: "I bought this thinking it world probably be returned. Boy was I wrong! I have yet to touch my iron since this purchase and I'm not complaining. Dragging out the iron and ironing board has always been a dreaded, although necessary, task. I've steamed shirts, skirts and pants, and all of them were far easier to stream than iron. The locking feature on the trigger is a nice touch! I do recommend purchasing this, you will not regret it." – CMartin
electric wine opener, because you've broken one too many wine corks using a flimsy corkscrew to open a bottle of wine.
Promising review: "I guess I'll start with I am a wine drinker, and have always had to ask my other half to open the bottle for me and hated being a bother. I stumbled on this little gem and all I can say is WOW! I can't say how happy I am that I bought this. It was a little tricky to get used to but once you do, (it only took me a couple of tries). All you have to do is push down with just a little force on the unit and do not stop until the unit stops whirring completely and that's it VOILA! The cork is completely out in one little step! Easy peasy! If you're on the fence, jump off and buy this. I recommend this highly!" – Massachusetts
brown sugar container with a terra cotta disc that keeps your brown sugar from hardening over time.
Promising review: "I am loving the Prepworks ProKeeper Brown Sugar container! It's great not having a brick of brown sugar. I was a little worried since it seemed smaller than I anticipated but it does hold a 2-lb bag. Highly recommend." – Momof3boys
five-tier metal rack so you can stop leaving your shoes by the front door, causing everyone to trip over them. This looks great in a mudroom or at the bottom of a closet.
Promising review: "Great product at the right price. Great quality, very sturdy and fits a nice amount of shoes. I like the color and that it doesn't scratch my floors or walls. Thinking of purchasing a few more. I would purchase again!" – Hayebes20
restaurant-quality turner that might just be the only kitchen utensil you absolutely need. It's perfect for flipping pancakes, scrambling eggs, making a stir fry, serving food....the list goes on and on.
Promising review: "This bad boy gets the job done. Can't recommend enough that you have at least one stainless-steel turner in your arsenal, especially if you've got a cast-iron skillet. They're made for each other." – Cole in NYC
spice cabinet organizer, because you're sick and tired of having to take out every single spice jar to find that onion powder in the back. You can also use it to organize medicine, craft supplies, or anything small that's crowding your cabinets currently.
Promising review: "This was the perfect solution to organize my slim spice cabinet. It’s been a week and it’s so much easier to find what I’m looking for. It’s perfect. I used the second to also manage some medicine bottles for the family." – Rvr
electric screwdriver with a flashlight to make home improvement projects and furniture assembly easier on your wrist. Manual screwdrivers just take forever to use anyway!
Promising review: "This rechargeable screwdriver/flashlight is a must-have for all homeowners! I really like the way it converts from a pistol grip to a straight in-line screwdriver for tight spaces and it comes with two bits. Lots of power for the most stubborn situations. The flashlight feature to a great option too! Highly recommend!!" – P Westbrook
A set of
reusable wool dryer balls that reduce static and drying time. Plus: you'll save so much money on those one-use dryer sheets.
Promising review: "These work great to help with wrinkles, dry time and static. I add some essential oils to the wool balls and they help keep the clothes smelling fresh." – MamaBear
Price: $9.49 for three dryer balls
cordless hand vacuum to pick up all the dust and crumbs that collect in the tiny crevices of your home. It's also the perfect size to clean up your car's interior.
Promising review: "After years of living like a pig, with small scraps on my kitchen floor, it finally dawned on me, why not get a hand vacuum? This Dustbuster takes up little space in my kitchen. And, it's there for me after I get tired of looking at something. It packs great power, always quickly sucking up anything that I'm tired of looking at and it quickly zaps random insects! Finally, the battery has a great life. Get one." – eSteve
personal space heater that'll keep you toasty when your apartment's decades-radiator just isn't giving off enough heat.
Promising review: "This heater is compact and unobtrusive, but it puts out a great circle of warmth at the same time. We use it in the bathroom after showering and to keep from moving the house thermostat up in the evenings." – Karen
A pack of
reusable sliders for safely moving furniture around without scratching hardwood floors.
Promising review: "I thought these would be perfect to use under a dresser in my bedroom. It is old and made out of solid oak. Before using these sliders I could barely move this dresser, even with all the drawers out of it. Once the sliders were put under each corner I didn't have to remove anything, even the items on top didn't have to come off. It slid so easily across the floor, it was like it was on ice! After it was moved I had the sliders taken back out and now I'm looking for what else I can move with them!" – donnam
A set of
drawer organizers so you can section off your drawers and keep them orderly. It'll actually increase how many pieces of clothing you can place in each drawer.
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-sized 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: $15.49 for two
Command gripper so you can store your broom and mop securely up on the wall and not have them fall over in your closet constantly.
Promising review: "Works great! Easily stuck to wall I needed it to. Holds broom and mop in place. Very snug fit for handle. No sliding out of the holder." – AnnieC
Price: $11.99 for two
You, any time a household problem pops up now:
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