31 Useful Products From Walmart To Help Fix Common Household Problems
Stains on the walls? Clutter in the kitchen? Pet hair on the couch? Human hair in the shower? Consider these problems officially solved.
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citronella candle to ward off all of those pesky mosquitoes that keep hanging around your patio or front porch.
Promising review: "We have four of these on our back deck. They really do help! We are usually swarmed by mosquitoes when we're outside, but with these lit, only a few mosquitoes make it past them." – Tc609
deshedding glove designed to help you groom your pet in a gentle way and prevent pet hair from collecting around your house.
Promising review: "I have a Husky. She likes this better than all the brushes that I have. It removes a lot of fur and it peels off the glove as described. Great invention; worth it!!" – Josiej
Price: $10.75 (originally $19.02).
An eight-pack of
floor protectors for the legs of your chairs to prevent scratches on your hardwood floors.
Promising review: "After having a huge problem with the sticky pads for furniture legs, I ordered some of these plastic slip-on sleeves. They work really well! So far we've had no problem with them coming off or cracking. They slide really well." – MarciaK
Price: $8.73 for a pack of eight
plastic mat to place underneath your office chair in case your home office has carpet and the wheels of your office chair can't roll.
Promising review: "My hubby and I are putting together a small office and have pretty much ordered everything for it through Walmart. This mat is sturdy and durable. It's a perfect addition to our office!" – gailichi
bread box that will prolong the freshness of your bread. No one wants moldy bread three days after you bought it! Perish the thought!
Promising review: "I really like this bread box. It is large enough to hold three or four loaves of bread (or a combination of bagels, muffins etc.); the bread stays fresh, and it looks attractive on my counter." – Victoria
Promising review: "When we moved into our new apartment, the cooktop had a lot of stuff caked on from previous tenants – gross! Fortunately with this and a little elbow grease, the surface shone and almost all of the gunk was gone! Highly recommend, even gets rid of the burnt-on stuff that has been there for a long time." – Bernalite
adjustable organizer that keeps all of the lids for your food containers upright and insight. No longer will you have to search the deepest reaches of your kitchen cabinets for that *one* lid you need.
Promising review: "This food container lid organizer is just what I needed! I have so many containers and lids, and they have completely taken over one of my cabinets. This organizer is perfect to keep all the lids neatly together and in one place!" – Cobainian
A two-pack of
LED wireless puck lights to put in your closet, pantry, under your cabinets, or any other small corner of your house that doesn't have a light source.
Promising review: The puck lights are just what I needed to light up my stove area when I am not cooking. The lights give just enough light to grab water or a snack from the refrigerator without turning on the brighter lights. They are very lightweight and turn on with a light touch. I now understand why people like puck lights. They look sleek and modern and use very little energy. I can see a lot of usages for these little beauties." – DSL1
Price: $8.59 for a pack of two (originally $9.97).
A pack of 100
nonslip velvet hangers so your clothes actually stay on the hanger and not on the closet floor.
Promising review: "I absolutely love these hangers, and you definitely can't beat the price!!! It not only gives my closet a luxurious look with the velvet, but it also helps create so much more space!!!! They're strong, too. I also REALLY like how nothing slips off of them, like with plastic hangers, and they also have an indentation for straps." – Michelle
tie and belt rack because stuffing them in a spare drawer just isn't cutting it anymore.
Promising review: "This single-piece construction is sturdy and useful. It looks elegant, holds at least a dozen belts (using hooks) and ties, (using longer horizontal hooks), and simply slips over the door." – SafetyLane
TubShroom, which is a bath tub drain protector that catches all of your hair before it clogs your drain. Gross, sure, but really effective.
Promising review: "I used to have a hair-catcher in my shower that did a good job but from time to time I still had to use a tool to remove the hair deep down in the drain. Not any more! This Shroom slips down inside and catches all of my hair. I remove it after every shower. When I want to take a bath, I pull out the Shroom and put the normal plug back in. Works great!" – Stevesgurl
39-piece tool set that you can pull out any time you need to put together a piece of furniture, hang up a picture or repair, or start a DIY project.
Promising review: "I bought this tool kit for my two daughters who are in college. It is a perfect tool kit, it has a little bit of everything. Great tool kit at a great price and it comes in a storage box that you can store just about anywhere. Also part of the proceeds benefits the American Breast Cancer Society. Very pleased with this purchase." – dlx4
knife sharpener so the next time your knife gets too dull to properly chop, you can have a sharp blade in a matter of minutes.
Promising review: "This sharpener is a great deal for a cheap price. I took all my big knives and sharpened each one at a time. I discovered that if you press hard and go slowly down the blade of the knife while sharpening with this tool, this will give you the best results. Don't waste your time with expensive electric sharpening machines. This tool will do almost as good of job. I definitely recommend this sharpener and it fits right into my drawer." – deerecka
stain and odor remover for when your four-legged friend has a little accident on the carpet (and you really liked that carpet).
Promising review: "I have tried so many different things to help with pet stains, mainly urine, and this is the only one that does what it says it’s supposed to. It has a nice clean smell and gets rid of the funky urine smell. I have a senior dog and she occasionally has accidents in the house. This spray has been wonderful to have! I first soak up what I can with a towel then spray it liberally with this, let it sit then suck it up with my handheld spot cleaner. It leaves the area smelling fresh and no sign of any urine!" – Onyx2016
sewing essentials kit so any time you need to make a small repair in your clothes, you'll have the tools and the thread color to get the job done. So what? Sew buttons, that's what.
Promising review: "The Singer Sew Essentials + is an amazing sewing kit that has EVERYTHING you could ever need to complete a sewing or repair adventure. The 224 Piece case by Singer has a vast color assortment of threads. The other sewing essentials such as thimbles, needles, measure tape, hook and eyes, fasteners, seam ripper, scissors, plus more is a dream come true for any seamstress young or old, beginner or expert. I highly recommend this kit, all in one case. It's a quality Singer product!" – LaLady
step stool that you can pull out whenever you need to reach something on a high shelf. It also folds up so you can store it away easily.
Promising review: "Love this step stool! It's easy to use and very compact and can fit almost anywhere for storage. I have had this for a certain time now and it is simply amazing!" – David
A bottle of
Gorilla Glue that comes with a brush and nozzle so you can easily repair that broken mug or trinket the next time you have a clumsy moment.
Promising review: "I like that it has two different ways to use: brush it on or squeeze a little out of nozzle. I prefer the brush because I am in control of how much I use. I always make a mess when I squeeze it out the little nozzle. Great idea with the brush!" – Mister1212
10-foot extension cord so you can plug in anything you need, even if your house or apartment inexplicably only has, like, five plugs total.
Promising review: "I'm very pleased with the quality of this extension cord. It works as expected, has a generous cord length, and gets the job done. You can't beat the quality for the price." – Summersolstice21
Price: $7.64 (originally $11.46).
power strip to keep underneath your home desk so you can have all of your chargers plugged in at the same time.
Price: $14.66 for a pack of two.
Magic Eraser that seriously lives up to its name as it gets rid of grime and scruffs off of walls and bathtubs with ease. Thanks, Mr. Clean!
Promising review: "These sponges are amazing. They cleaned three 1980s tubs I thought would never clean up in the non-slip grooves. Now I use them for practically everything in the house to get rid of visible dirt and mildew." – Hydraelle
Price: $6.97 for a nine-count pack.
6.6-foot long charging cable for your phone so you can stop losing your super short cable behind the bedside table every night.
Promising review: "I like the 6-foot cord. It is longer than the original lightning cord that came with my phone, so I have plenty of room instead of having to strain the cord to keep my phone within reach while it charges. It charges quickly, so it seems to be legitimately compatible with my iPhone SE." – TheFatManWalksAlone
A small but mighty
wireless handheld vacuum that comes with three different attachments so you can pick up dust and dirt from even the smallest of crevices.
Promising review: "I LOVE THIS THING! It works in small spaces and is so easy to use... literally has one button. The attachments help to get every last piece of dirt. I've used it on my car, around the house, and furniture! Would recommend it to anyone. I'll never go without it!" – Kelley
Price: $24.99 (available in four colors).
floor fan just in case the air conditioner poops out and you need some air flow in your house or apartment.
Promising review: "Great medium-size fan, perfect for work. I have just enough space on my desk for it. My 6-inch was a bit too small and had only 1 setting. This one is tilting, has three settings and all are quiet. It looks great and is a great addition to my office. People already asked me where I got it!" – Blurryface
lint roller that will become your secret weapon against pet hair on your furniture or spilled glitter from DIY projects.
Promising review: "Excellent pickup, and a necessity with cats in the house. Also used to check pants and socks for ticks before entering the house. Can't be too careful!" – MSNY
Price: $5.78 for a pack of two.
over-the-sink 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.
Promising review: "My mother purchased this item, and she loves it. This roll out drying rack works great. It fits over the sink perfectly and is very sturdy. It holds several pots or pans easily. The fact that all the water can drip right into the sink is great and saves time. It rolls up quickly and easily so that it can be stored out of the way after use. If you get it dirty, no problem as it is dishwasher safe so cleaning it is simple too." – Allen
A Scrub Daddy
dual-sided sponge and scrubber that allows you to get all that caked-on food off of your dishes without too much elbow grease.
Promising review: "These are awesome. Makes washing the dishes almost effortless and doesn't scratch the non-sticks at all." – Johnathan
Price: $4.68 for a pack of four.
mini Magic Bullet blender so you don't have to use and clean a huge blender just for one banana strawberry smoothie.
Promising review: "It's a compact device which serves every purpose of blending, chopping and uses less space for storage, too! For a student like me its one of the best recommended purchases!" – Meghna
scraper that is the perfect problem-solver for any baker: it cuts brownies, can be used as a ruler, and helps you handle dough with ease.
Promising review: "You can feel the weight that it is very sturdy! It's large enough to handle a 1.5 lb bread. It doesn't stick to the bread and it is easy to clean as well." – Cathy
A pair of
boot shapers so your boots can stand upright instead of flopping to one side.
Promising review: "These are great! They work perfectly for my boots. They can be customized in height. When not in use, they lay flat for storage. It's perfect. A great bargain for four sets." – HelenP
Price: $16.71 for four pairs.
weatherstrip seal that will close any gaps in your doors and windows, thus preventing drafts and air leaks.
Promising review: "If you're patient and take your time putting this stripping up correctly, you will not believe the difference. Literally night and day. The drafty door was so bad we were going to invest in a good storm door, then put this stripping up and the draft is completely gone! Even passes the candle test. We couldn't believe how brilliantly this stuff works." –ABH2
laundry drying rack so you can stop hanging up clothes to dry over random chairs in your house.
Promising review: "It is very sturdy and holds more clothes than my old one, will not rust, and actually is a great color. Folds down easily if you want to put it away. This one should last me forever. This will hold at least 10 items of clothing (jeans, sweaters, work pants, shirts). I use it for all my clothes I don't dry. It holds up perfectly full with wet clothes." – MelissaC72
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