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    70 Home Products You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

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    1. Wood polish and conditioner to revive all sorts of heirloom and sidewalk finds so you can bring your great-grandmother's rocking chair back to fighting condition for the nursery. You're going to start scouting out projects to tackle with this potion!


    Enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain on finished *and* unfinished wood. For use on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors and trim, etc.

    Promising review: "I'm not able to sand and stain my floors until spring but they are so dry and worn. I bought this hoping to keep them moisturized until we can refinish and I am amazed with this product." —nicole feather

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    2. A humidifier that may seriously help your stuffy nasal passages and dry winter skin woes. Buy one for your bedroom AT LEAST but you'll thank yourself for buying one for your living area too. Just think of that harsh indoor heat!

    the humidifier on a side table in a living room

    Trust me, running one of these in your bedroom while you sleep will take your skin's moisture up a notch and may even help you sleep a little more soundly. They help me! This cool mist model has a 1.5-liter tank that can put moisture into the air for up to 16 hours of continuous operation. FYI, this tank size is good coverage for bedrooms, offices, and other medium-sized rooms.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A shower curtain liner with storage pockets and double-hook curtain hooks for a streamlined bathing experience. Yup, this is my shower and since I took these pics I've easily swapped in two different shower curtains thanks to these hooks!

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Hello and welcome to my shower! Yes, this is my bathroom and I've been using both of the products for coming up on three years. I love them both SO MUCH that I've bought two replacement liners since this inaugural one. Now, I'm not the best at keeping things clean so if you're one of those people, you can def get more than a year's use out of one of these beauts. The hooks are still going strong though, so no need for replacing those. The liner is an excellent storage alternative to a regular old shower caddy. Want more deets? Read my full review for the storage shower curtain liner.

    Get them from Amazon: liner for $19.99 and 12 hooks for $12.99+ (available in several finishes)

    4. Foaming garbage disposer tablets to bring up all the gunk so you don't have to. It's gonna get GROSS but you can get through it to the much cleaner side.

    double kitchen sink with running water on one side and cleaning foam coming up from drain on other side

    Freshens and leaves disposer, sink, and kitchen smelling clean. Made with natural ingredients and safe for drain, disposer, and septic. Use weekly to maintain a smooth running disposer, prevent buildup and odors, and extend the life of the disposer.

    Promising review: "It actually worked! So my kitchen started smelling a bit and I figured it was my garbage disposal, so I bought this and it was so easy to use. You just drop a packet inside the disposal, turn on your sink with a little bit of hot water and turn on your disposal, and after a couple of minutes it should be clean. I figured it was my disposal because my kitchen doesn't have that funky smell anymore." —Max Power

    Get a four-use pack from Amazon for $6.05.

    5. A slim cutlery organizer to make room for the rest of the stuff you've been keeping in an unwieldy standing container on your countertop. Trust me, I have it and love it!

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to about using about 4 inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A jar of the The Pink Stuff — a TikTok-famous cleaning paste made to handle all kinds of sticky, stuck-on situations like this nasty-looking kitchen faucet. 

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stovetop and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A bacon sponge "unpaper" towel to help get the extra grease off of your fave breakfast side with a reusable kitchen tool!

    a pile of bacon on the reusable towel
    Green City Living / Etsy

    It's 12"x11", and made of polyester and organic cotton. It's super absorbent but easily cleaned by soaking the towel in hot water and a degreaser soap like Dawn. After soaking, it can be washed along with your family's towels. Green City Living is a Denver-based Etsy shop that specializes in easy-to-use items to help you go a bit greener. They're currently donating 1% of sales to the Climate Emergency Fund.

    Get it from Green City Living on Etsy for $12 or Amazon for $13.50.

    8. A purr-fect coffee spoon that'll post up on the side of your mug once you've mixed in all the good stuff.

    glass coffee mug with silver cat spoon on side with arms that keep it hanging from the edge of the coffee mug

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    9. A couch clip-on table for that side where there's zero space to squeeze in a side table for your beverages and the remote.

    couch arm with octogonal shape tabletop that clips onto the arm

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two wood finishes).

    10. A hanging boot organizer because maybe you just rewatched Tidying Up to get you back in the organizing spirit. (I personally find it very soothing.), Amazon

    But Marie wouldn't make you feel bad about being lazy again. You've just gotta maintain!

    Promising review: "Sometimes I'd waste time digging for the matching pair I was hoping to wear. I've been wanting to buy the Boot Butler, but was hesitant because of the price. After some time and frustration (especially with boot season approaching), I bought the Boot Butler for myself in October as an early Christmas gift. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! I loved it so much, I bought a second set a couple months later and am now contemplating buying another. I love that my boots aren't in a pile anymore; that they are easy to find and see, and I don't have to shuffle huge plastic boot boxes around (an option I tried before and was not happy with)." —ZAR

    Get a set for five pairs from Amazon for $69.99.

    11. A jetted tub cleaner that'll make you gag with delight once you run it through your system and all the pipe filth emerges like some Ghostbusters sludge. Oh, and it's septic safe.,

    Promising review: "OK, so I am somewhat of a clean freak and I run bleach through the jets prob twice a month on top of my weekly cleaning. And I was skeptical how this product could get it any cleaner than I thought it was. Well I am here to tell you this pic is after the second cleaning with this cleaner!!!! I am a believer and would highly recommend this product to anyone with jetted tub!!" —Momof2greatboys

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    12. A neutral runner to place in your hallway where you can hear EVERY footstep. This bit of cushioning underfoot will help dampen sound while making the overlooked space look homier.


    Get it from Amazon for $30.56 (available in seven colors).

    13. And a faux-cowhide rug to zhuzh up a corner of your home that's needed a little something for a while you haven't quite put your finger on it 'til now.

    chaise lounge with dog sitting on it with the faux cowhide rug on the floor in front of it
    Rugs USA

    Get it from Rugs USA for $68.60+ (available in three sizes, three colors).

    14. An tea press and tumbler that's dishwasher safe and will fit in most fridge doors so you can have some noncoffee caffeine at the ready.

    two of the tumblers showing using loose leaf and a tea bag to make the tea

    Oh, and it's BPA free with a leakproof lid so you can toss it in your bag without any worries.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively on Amazon for $17.40.

    15. A scratchy lil' tool to FINALLY get all the pet hair off your fabric surfaces both inside your house and car. You'll wonder how you lived without it up until now.

    Promising review: "This this is like magic. Our van was nasty and covered with hair from a German and Australian shepherd. Looked brand new after. Don’t think about just buy it. It will blow your mind." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    16. Fishing rod organizers for your garage door because you can never seem to keep them in one place out of harm. (It sounds like a weird idea, but it totally works!)

    inside of a car garage door with racks that hang fishing poles horizontally without disturbing the use of the garage doors

    Hardware included for easy, no-tool installation on standard garage doors. If the door is a hard insulated or wood door, self-tapping screws are not included but can be shipped at no cost. Can also be installed on walls and ceilings. Give the inventor of these racks an award because they are damn clever!

    Promising review: "I have to say I’m pissed that I didn’t come up with this idea first. Great product. It is a must-have if you fish and need space in the garage. Easy to install, works like a champ. I showed my neighbors and the reactions are all the same. OMG!!!!!" —David

    Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in two sizes).

    17. A scratch-off world map that'll be a pretty reminder of your past travels and how staying inside not spending money will make your future travels even more spectacular!


    I have one just like this (gifted from my friend Courtney!) and keep it in a frame without glass so I can easily scratch off each destination I've recently visited.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    18. An all-season comforter made of down alternative that is ACTUALLY MACHINE WASHABLE. Seriously, leave the bedding and home goods that require dry cleaning in 2020. And it's reversible, so you can get a lil' versatile with your bedding scheme.

    gray fluffy looking comforter on a bed

    Promising review: "It's so fluffy! As soon as I got it I threw it in the dryer with some dryer sheets and when it came out it was fluffier than before. I threw it on my bed and my dog immediately jumped up on it and hasn't left since. He enjoys it and so do I." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in eight sizes and 10 colors).

    19. An Instant Pot 7-in-1 multi-cooker you'll be so sad you were sleeping on this whole time once you realize that this could be the biggest lazy-enabler in your kitchen since pizza delivery. And that's a good thing! (Yes, I believe even Martha uses one secretly.)

    The Instant pot on a kitchen counter with chicken tacos

    It's used as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out our full review of the Instant Pot and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. I bought the 10-in-1 IP for my mom for Christmas and she's been using it for a main or a side dish about every other day. She loves it!

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say the can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how I throw everything in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    20. A silicone sink strainer that can make ridding it of tiny food particles easy as pie so you aren't awkwardly standing over your trash can raking them out of your OG metal strainer like a masked killer in a movie. I bought one of these and it truly is game-changing.

    hands holding sink strainer with knob you can toggle to help get food off of it

    You know what I'm talking about. I own this and have NO dishwasher, so I do a whole bunch of hand-washing at my sink. This does a fab job of catching all the food bits (including the ones I thought I'd already raked into the trash) so they won't go down the drain. And the silicone construction makes it easy to pop out and violently beat the metal part of the drainer against the side of my trash can to get out the food bits. Of course, I'm wearing dishwashing gloves when I'm doing this. But I still don't want to touch the old gross food! Even through the gloves. TL;DR, your sink could really use this. 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    21. A baby gate to finally keep the dogs out of the kitchen while you're cooking. Or from stealing cat food. Or from scaring visitors. It's quite the problem-solver!

    reviewer's dog looking sad behind a baby gate in a doorframe

    Promising review: "Great product. Not at all difficult to install. Works just like it is described to work. Highly suggest that the little cups that fit on the rubber foot be used. You just screw them into the door frame/wall and put the rubber feet into them. It's still a pressure foot, but the little cups being screwed into the door frame make it very, very secure and stable. My old Aussie feels a little betrayed, but peace reigns. No more stealing cat food while I'm out and about, dang it." —Mary Valentine

    Get it from Amazon for $49.85.

    22. A Roku that works with Alexa so you can catch up on your stories from the couch without lifting a dang finger — JUST as nature intended. Seriously, why aren't you watching Superstore?


    It has the usual suspects of other streaming systems that work with your TV. *Except* you can also plug your headphones into the remote and enjoy your stories without disturbing anyone else in the house. My mom does this all the time with hers while my dad's snoozing in his chair in the living room without disturbing him. It's easily her fave part of it! And yep, it'll work with your Disney+ subscription!

    Get it from Amazon for $85.39.

    23. A memory foam pillow to make your couch or fave chair feel *so* much comfier (yes, it's possible!) during your next binge-watching session.

    person sitting on a couch with long half-circular pillow used as a lumbar pillow

    I bought one for each of my parents for Christmas 2018 after reading my coworker's story about stuff for people who never want to leave the couch. It is squishy but supportive and wide enough to fit across the full width of a recliner chair. Oh and did I mention I used my parents' pillows a lot while at their house? I had to give them a proper test run bc journalism. Don't @ me.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes).

    24. An unassuming wall-mounted broom organizer that'll become your cleaning station with five spots for long-handled tools and six hooks to help corral product bottles.

    Promising review: "Perfect! Exactly what I needed to organize my mop, broom, scoop, etc. Efficient and easy to use. A little hard to get my scoop into it but that’s cause it’s thicker than the rest of items. Love that there are hooks. Spray bottles and cleaning product bottles hang perfectly on there too." —Kavita Chandanie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    25. Or a pair of broom holders in case you've gotta get a little more nimble with your closet storage solutions. I use my coat closet to store cleaning supplies because, well, NYC one-bedroom apartment. And these broom holders have made SUCH a difference in the organization.

    two hooks for broom handles

    I've been in my apartment for years and had all but resigned to having extremely disorganized cleaning supplies...that is 'til a whole bunch of them tumbled in an avalanche on top of me one day when I opened the closet. There's something about a broom handle smacking you square in the nose to serve as a wakeup call. I easily mounted both of these to a closet wall, where they now hold my broom and Swiffer. They do a good job *keeping* the grip on the handles when I inevitably bump into them. The cleaning tools may sway a little bit when bumped, but just a teensy bit. I cannot believe I waited so long to make the (v small) investment in these, but I'm glad that I finally did. 

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A really good steam mop — it can help kill up to 99.9% of germs on household surfaces like wood, tile, marble, and linoleum. So that *should* cover a good amount for ya'.

    the steam mop being used on a wood floor

    Has an on-board spot boost brush to remove tough, sticky messes; easy-fill watering tank with measuring cup; high and low steam settings.

    Promising review: "I went a month without mopping my kitchen floor, in a house with two kids and two dogs (don't judge me). I didn't think this thing would get it all up — it did...and effortlessly. Then only thing it didn't get was some of the grout stains, but that's asking a little much anyway. You can't beat it for the price." —Nici

    Get it from Amazon for $102.99+ (also available in sets with demineralized water and steam mop pads).

    27. A commercial-grade cleaner for getting at soap scum and grime on notoriously hard-to-clean shower doors. It's time to stop ignoring those scummy surfaces you encounter on the reg.

    before pic of a very murky looking shower door covered in soap scum then a clear looking shower door thanks to the cleaner spray

    Seriously, why did anyone think shower doors were a good idea?

    Promising review: "Amazing product! My kids' bathroom has a tub with a textured bottom and what seemed to be ground-in heavy soap scum. I tried everything from Tilex to baking soda and vinegar but the stains just wouldn't budge. Got my shipment of Bucko in, immediately ran upstairs and sprayed the tub down, let it sit for three minutes, grabbed a washcloth, and the stains/soap scum just wiped right off. I couldn't believe it!!!" —Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88.

    28. A set of reusable coffee pods you can fill with your favorite ground brew and then toss in your K-Cup machine like normal. This'll put a halt to tons of plastic pod waste, both for the environment and your fam's monthly budget.

    Promising review: "These reusable filter cups work PERFECTLY with our Keurig Elite B-40 model. Usually we use K-Cups, but we received a bag of ground coffee as a gift. We attempted to use our old reusable filter cup that we'd had for an old model Keurig, and it just created a mess and left tons of grounds in the cup. Amazon delivered these K&J cups in a day and they solved the problem. The bottom and sides are mesh, which was not true on my old reusable filter cup, and the little lid snaps shut snugly. They come four to a pack, but I don't see using the others until the one I'm using wears out. Very easy to clean also. So happy to find these!!!" —Jamie von Holstein

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    29. And a set of K-Cup cleaning pods in case your Keurig is starting to have problems. Give these for a go for $11 before shelling out cash for a new machine! The glass on the left shows the progress with a few cycles.,

    Promising review (for the pic on the left): "Ran it through three times. It truly works!" —Shawna20

    Promising review: "I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use… I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!" —Corey West

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    30. A velvet slipcover to give your ragged old couch a complete new look. Plus, the slipcover comes with straps to keep it in place so you don't have to futz with it all the time.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and loveseat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $42.49+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    31. A set of TikTok-famous adjustable mug organizers that'll help you better use your kitchen cabinet space *and* also keep your mugs safer since they fit on top of a mug, creating a setup where you can safely stack a second mug on top instead of googling replacements. 

    The round adjustable flat organizers in blue, orange, and black, plus a before and after pic of the mugs unorganized and organized

    Psst — if you want to see them in action, check out this viral TikTok of the mug organizers that's clocked millions of views. 

    Promising review: "I love these cup organizers. I have a small cabinet above where my coffeepot is and these have made it a pleasure to open that cabinet. All cups are organized and easy to get to. They stay right where they should be. No more stacking them inside one another and them falling over when I opened the cabinet. I also use these for some bowls in my dish set. Works great. I just ordered a couple more and I am going to use them for my china cabinet. I wondered when I first bought them because the price was a little high. Worth every penny and more. I can not say enough good about these." —ChefGirl

    Get a set of six (to organize 12 mugs) from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors). 

    32. A luxe-looking futon no one will realize is a futon, unlike that metal monster you've been using as extra seating in the TV room. Blech.

    light green tufted futon that looks like a couch in a living room
    The Novogratz

    I can say this because I owned a horrible metal futon for like six years of my life, OK?!

    Get it from The Novogratz for $629 (available in three colors).

    33. A v good air mattress so you'll have something squishy to sleep on (instead of the couch or floor) when your in-laws visit for a week at a time.

    the air mattress

    Promising review: "I've retired at 65, and am self-moving a long distance. I purchased this product with hope and it has absolutely done the job. I have used it six times so far, for at least a week each time, while packing or unpacking my stuff at each end, etc. and it gives me a comfortable sleep, on my sides or back. I have had two back surgeries and feared a bad reaction but it has actually supported my back better than the 8" memory foam mattress I had on my main bed. My only recommendation is that you use a mattress pad under the sheet. Otherwise, it will feel a bit chilly or moist against your contact side and, yes, I have the blue flocked side upward. Fast inflation and deflation, easy to carry when rolled back up. I highly recommend this product for temporary bedding." —Azbard

    Get it from Amazon for $114.95+ (available in five sizes).

    34. An exterior trash can holder in case you're tired of 1) carting your patio trash back inside or 2) staring at an ugly trash can that does anything but look nice with your patio dining set.

    basket-effect trash can holder beside a home entry

    FYI, this has a latching lid so you won't have to worry about critters digging into your refuse.

    Get it from Amazon for $54 (available in two colors).

    35. A handsome Nic Cage sequin pillow cover because you *know* you've wanted it awhile. Just go ahead. Add to cart and then lovingly stroke that beautiful sequined face.

    gold sequin pillow cover that when is stroked reveals a pic of Nic Cage

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors).

    36. And a coffee mug that transforms from solid black to utter perfection you can sip from while parked beside your new throw pillow cover.

    coffee mug with Nic Cage's face on it with flowers and the words "You're my national treasure"

    Get it from Amazon for $17.50.

    37. A motion-activated toilet light that I guarantee SOMEONE in your household will love.

    toilet with half in the daylight and half in the dark with the toilet lit up

    It fits on any toilet bowl, and has 16 colors, 5 brightness levels, and a 170 degree radius.

    Promising review: "I am 9 months pregnant and my sister is 8 months pregnant. So I decided for Christmas this would be the best stocking stuffer. I am so happy I bought this. I honestly wish I had gotten it sooner. Especially with how frequent getting up to use the restroom at night is when you are pregnant. This light is perfect because it allows you to get your business done and return to bed without really getting out out of sleep due to the light brightness in comparison to the actually restroom light!! Great buy! I have already had several family member request that I buy them one as well. 😉" —Olga

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    38. Bamboo charcoal odor neutralizers you can keep in the mudroom and make a house rule that your kid with the stinkiest feet puts in their shoes as soon as they kick 'em off. It may even make those shoes last longer!

    athletic sneakers with the bamboo inserts in them

    Get six from Amazon for $25.95 (also available in blue).

    39. A storage bench that'll be perfect in the spot where everyone kicks off their shoes. Look! Cubbies where they can put those shoes!

    mudroom area with bench that has a cushion on top and four cubbies for storage below
    The Novogratz

    Get it from The Novogratz for $224.

    40. A terrazzo-print desk in a much easier-to-clean PVC-laminated particleboard because maybe it's time you stop balancing your laptop on your lap on the couch. Just because it's *called* that doesn't mean that you have to park it there.

    mid-century modern style terrazzo print desk with two open compartments with access in the front and white legs

    Get it from Amazon for $93.99+ (also available in black marble print).

    41. A tea bag organizer so you can finally reclaim your cabinet space from the miscellaneous tea boxes you forget you had until you need that ONE spice that also lives in the same cabinet.

    reviewer pic of the tea organizer mounted on the inside of a kitchen cabinet

    Promising review: "This is the perfect addition to my new kitchen to get my many teas off the counter and out of sight, yet easily accessible. It’s sturdy plastic and fit exactly between the two trims on the inside of my cabinet. The back is flat so I purchased the 3M doubled sided tape and voilà! The description says it holds 90 tea packets but it’s more suitable to 72, 12 in each of the six bins. My cabinet doors are 'self-closing' so there is no worry of the bins not staying in place." —2Bounders

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    42. Wool dryer balls you can toss in the dryer instead of chemical-coated dryer sheets that, psssst, leave behind buildup on the inside of your dryer and thus makes it less effective over time.

    white wool balls on a blanket

    If you can't give up on the scents of dryer sheets, you can treat these with essential oils!

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    43. Satin pillowcases that I own and love! They'll become an essential for anyone who sleeps hot and/or wants to keep their hair and skin moisturized. Soooooo, everyone?

    gray satin pillowcases on sleeping pillow on a bed

    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillowcases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get two from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in three sizes and 24 colors).

    44. The Omsom Bundle, which is really just fancy talk for flavorful Asian dish starters (aka, the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings) to keep stashed in your pantry for heavy lifting. Each comes with recipes you can easily follow. Just add protein and veggies!


    Cofounders and sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham started Omsom after stints at startups and in consulting. As the kids of Vietnamese refugees, they were inspired by all the from-scratch Viet dinners they watched their mom cook growing up. With Omsom, they aim to bring lots of flavor to your pantry with their pantry starters that'll help you make some amaaaazing Asian dishes. Each starter serves two to three people. (Fantastic news for lazy people like me who buy a spice once, and then let it expire.)

    This bundle will give you some major kick for your buck. It includes the entire Omsom collection of six cuisines with 12 starters total, including one Southeast Asian Omsom Sampler with Vietnamese, Thai, and Filipino starters and one East Asian Omsom Sampler with Japanese, Korean, and Chinese starters.

    Promising review: "Delicious and easy dinner. I love the flavors because they are nostalgic and delicious and make mealtime a breeze with my kids." —Suzanne R.

    Get it from Omsom for $55.

    45. And a variety pack of A Dozen Cousins ready-to-eat seasoned beans, an extremely tasty recipe of a dinner staple. You only have to put the bag in the microwave for 60 seconds, which'll help you concentrate on the other parts of your meal. (I love the Trini Chickpea Curry with rice for a super-satisfying weekday lunch.)


    The founder based his flavorful creations off his own Creole, Caribbean, and Latin kitchen.

    Promising review: "Who writes a review about beans? Somebody who loves beans but had given up on them, until now. This is a great product. Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don't have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I've been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I'm really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    46. An Always Pan you'll wanna leave out on your stove top (like I do) because it looks pretty *and* you'll use it so often. I has a nonstick surface, vented top, mesh basket for steaming, and high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle. So, uh, this covers a LOT.

    Our Place, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Bek O'Connell loves her Our Place pan:

    "I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also cofounded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls."

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

    Check out our full review of Our Place's Always Pan.

    47. A neon light to add in some major pizzazz to your living room setup.


    Each runs on three AA batteries (not included).

    Get them from Amazon: cloud for $12.98 (three colors) or lightning bolt for $8.99

    48. A hybrid mattress as an extremely comfy compromise if your partner swears they need springs and you want adaptive foam. Turns out, you can have both!


    Get it from Tuft & Needle at Amazon for $427.50+ (available in six sizes).

    49. A reed oil diffuser more or less made for folks like me who can't keep actual plants alive. Lucky for you and I, these faux flowers look *quite* realistic.

    Reviewer's reed oil diffuser

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful reed and flower diffuser. Perfect packaging with lots of oil in it. I purchased a real flower diffuser with April Fresh scent. I absolutely love it. This is a pretty modern diffuser; good for my home decor. I am going to repurchase it for every room in my house and gift for my friends." —Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $17 (available in three scents).

    50. A limited-edition "tiny print" from Tiny Showcase, which is a marketplace chock-full of stunning affordable art to help fill up your walls.

    Luke Boggia / Tiny Showcase, Gretta Scheing / Tiny Showcase

    This small biz was launched in 2004 to help make art collecting affordable and accessible. For every print sold, the company donates a portion of the proceeds to a nonprofit chosen by the artist. Note that there *is* a quantity policy that limits the purchase of to two editions of a piece of art to keep it tiny, preventing any wholesale funny biz.

    Get them from Tiny Showcase: Lunar Phases of 2022 by Luke Boggia (left) for $32 or Craspedia by Gretta Scheing (right) for $30+

    51. A faux monstera plant complete with a planter and rocks for a realistic look even plant serial killers (like me!) can care for.

    faux monstera plant in a silver-tone planter with rocks

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    52. A heavy-duty Command hook that'll hold your step stool in place because you're tired of having to scoot it out of the way every time you have to get at something else in your closet. (I do this every single time and need this for my step stool!)

    the hook on a wall holding up a two-tier stepstool

    FYI, this hook will hold up to 7.5 lbs.

    Promising review: "I'm a big fan of Command products; I think they're brilliant. I know some folks have had bad luck with these ruining their walls, but I've only had good experiences. I use this big guy to store my step ladder in the pantry. They're simple to apply and even easier to remove. Shipping was super fast and the add-on price was sweet." —Oregonians

    Get it from Amazon for $4.46.

    53. A NordVPN security system that'll keep your personal *and* WFH data protected and private by encrypting your internet connection.

    a graphic of an astronaut in a bubble headed towards a laptop
    nordvpn / Via

    Get a two-year plan from NordVPN for $3.71/a month (also available in one-month or one-year plans).

    54. A gel-infused mattress topper to help keep hot sleepers cool as a cucumber without sacrificing the cushy embrace of memory foam.

    bed with blue mattress topper on top

    Made of a ventilated design infused with gel and comes with a three-year warranty.

    Promising review: "So we've now had this for roughly a few months now and it's the best sleep I've gotten in a long time. I'm currently in my 9th month of pregnancy so finding a comfortable sleeping position without a pillow is nearly impossible, but I'm able to sleep a bit better with this on our bed. The only downside is it tears fairly easily, so if you have dogs like us (or even cats) I would be extra careful with having them on the bed due to nails. Highly recommend purchasing!" —Michaela

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in thicknesses 2- and 3-inch, and seven sizes).

    55. A professionally framed gallery wall because your attempts to put up your wedding photography haven't quite panned out and you just celebrated your fifth anniversary.

    living room couch with gallery wall of pictures hanging above it on the wall

    I've used a Framebridge gallery wall before and they turn out beautifully! You can upload digital pics to their site and choose your format and frames. Then your gallery wall arrives with framed photographs (complete with mats), a paper guide you can hang on your wall with spots for each frame, and the hardware. It's more or less foolproof — as long as you know how to use a hammer!

    Get this gallery wall from Framebridge for $749 (available in three frame styles). And check out more gallery wall options.

    56. Fridge bin liners that'll absorb extra moisture in an effort to keep your produce fresher for longer. PLUS, they'll catch the brunt of messy spills and will be so much easier to clean than taking a drawer out of the fridge and awkwardly scrubbing it down in your sink. I've done that before and it's not great!

    open fridge with drawer inside that has the liner underneath oranges, grapes, and apples

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.70.

    57. A foot massager you'll start using on the reg while you park on the couch and catch up on your stories after a long, hard day sending tons of emails.

    black foot massager with two places to place feet with infrared massage heads

    This uses infrared heat and six rotating massage heads for delivering some serious relaxation.

    Promising review: "Don't wait to get this like I did. It's fairly priced and great to have. I'm a nurse so I work 12-hour shifts plus an hour and a half commute each way on the train. I get back pain. I use this when I get home or randomly while watching TV. It gives you that perfect little massage you need. It gives off heat too. I love it and highly recommend it." —tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99+ (also available in big vibration). Also check out a manual rolling massager I own and use while I'm sitting on my couch.

    58. Some really good bath towels because it's way more affordable to invest in these and feel like you're getting the spa treatment than actually paying to go to a spa.

    person's feet who's in a bubble-filled bath tub

    These bath towels earned the mid-price pick for the best bath towels. BUT LET ME TELL YOU, I've been using Snowe bath towels (that TBH are more like bath sheets) for longer than I've been working at BuzzFeed (or BF Reviews has existed) and I am a diehard fan. They're super soft and light, but also somehow extremely absorbent. And they only grow softer the more you wash them!

    Get them from Snowe for $24 each (available in five colors).

    59. A floor lamp to help you light up your preferred reading corner. Tiny lights you can clamp onto your book help, but this'll be drastically better!, Amazon

    I own a (now sold-out) similar floor lamp from this site and I honestly thought my bedroom was well-lit. Welp, I was WRONG. Also, I'm totally speaking to myself about lighting up your preferred reading spot. My lamp is by my go-to spot on the couch!

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    60. A electric air fryer with tons of onion rings and other scrumptious possibilities.

    Promising review: "My husband surprised me with this fryer cause he said it was the deal of the day and couldn't pass up. I was hesitant at first because it is a very large piece of equipment and we have limited counter space. But once I started using this I couldn't stop! I love it so much! It really does get things crispy! I have cooked chicken wings, tacos, zucchini fries, bacon, and more in it and everything comes out great! You do have to play around with the temp and timing of stuff but once you get the hang of it it's easy peasy! The digital buttons make it easy and it's nice to have different options instead of just off/on like some fryers. And it actually isn't too heavy so I can move it on and off my counter easy too. I think it's a great way to crisp food without turning on my hot oven in the summer! Would definitely recommend!" —WillMatic84

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    61. A phone soap sanitizer (and charger!) to park on your beside table so when you dock your fave gadget for the night so it can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day too.

    the phonesoap open with a phone neatly fitting into the cavity with a cord leading out of it to charge

    Also, phones get so dirty! But I'm going to pretend like I didn't say that bc I don't wanna gross myself out all over again thinking about it. This gadget was seen on Shark Tank (in case it looks familiar) and uses UV light to kill 99.99% of bacteria on your phone in just 10 minutes!!! AND it'll clean whatever fits inside, like reading glasses!

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    62. A Dyson stick vacuum that'll be so effective you may even *want* to clean. And this comes from me, a person who owns one, hates to clean, but takes joy in using it every single day. Weirder things have happened!

    person using the stick vacuum on a rug
    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    One of my coworkers owns this in lieu of a storage space–hogging upright vacuum and touts its crevice tool for sucking hairs out of upholstery. Also, it works on both her hardwood floors and a shaggy rug! So really, it's a multitasking investment worth your coin. Check out our review of the Dyson V7 motorhead cordless stick vacuum.

    Promising review: "So I write this review to put all the bad ones to shame. This is the best vacuum I have ever used. I’ve you are contemplating to get this vacuum, I highly recommend it. I’ll never go back to anything else. It’s built well, has great suction. It picked up a lot of my two dogs' hair (one big dog, one small dog), and also mind that two days ago I had my carpet professionally cleaned, now i’m questioning if they even did a really good job. The vacuum picked up a lot from my carpet, and I only vacuumed for a couple minutes. The only 'possible' negative I have is I wish it had a longer charge, however, I know what I signed up for by buying this one and not one that claims it lasts longer. All in all, I 100% recommend this product." —Chelsee Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $334.

    63. A bidet toilet seat because you could cut down on your toilet paper usage AND — not to be gross — but your butt does a lot for you. Um, this seat is also HEATED. You'll never wanna leave your toilet!

    the bidet attachment with a close up of the two dials on it

    Promising review: "How did I live without this relatively inexpensive gadget? Really one of the better life improving gizmos I have ever purchased. Love my warm toilet seat to sit on and the saving on toilet papers that comes with the use of this bidet!" —Anonymous

    Get it from BioBidet for $349.

    64. A copy of A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape as a resource for you (or other people) using the toilet as a social escape. Sometimes you just need some time to yourself. And this book acknowledges and honors that.

    the book cover

    And if you run out of things to look at in this book, just check out Joe Pera's YouTube channel or his excellent Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks With You on your phone. 

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    65. Custom labels to help organize every last thing in your life. Now you can zero in on getting some socks on your cold feet so much faster.

    dresser with custom labels on the front of the drawers
    Made By Moores / Etsy

    Made by Moores is a Westminster, Colorado–based shop that specializes in custom labels for just about everything in your home. 

    Get them from Made by Moores on Etsy for $2.50+ each (available in a variety of sizes and fonts).

    66. A powerful dishwashing spray that, honestly, if you buy anything from this list, this should be it. You can spray down that casserole dish caked with enchilada sauce, let it sit, and you simply wipe and rinse away that saucy mess in a few minutes. (Can you sense an enchilada theme here?)

    spraying the Dawn spray on a sink full of dirty dishes

    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well.

    Get the starter pack from Amazon for $17.50.

    67. And for those times when you *do* have to do some scrubbing, some Scotch-Brite nonscratch sponges will help you go IN on those dishes without scarring or scratching them.

    person using sponge to clean greasy casserole dish

    Promising review: "Good scrubber, it’s tough on stains and it doesn’t damage my pots or pans." —S530 

    Get a three-pack from Target for $3.69.

    68. A Blue Apron subscription because having someone do your grocery shopping and telling you what to fix can be a good thing.

    plate full of turkey dish on a bed of rice
    @blueapron / Via

    Subscribe to a single-serving plan from Blue Apron for $9.99+ a week.

    69. An under-cabinet lid opener can help pop open that jar of pasta sauce in a jiffy. Everyone can use this, but reviewers with limited dexterity especially find it helpful!,

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

    Get it from Amazon for $14.75.

    70. fridge wall organizer so you'll better see your yogurt's expiration dates and don't have to dig to unearth your breakfast.

    open fridge with wall mounted storage for yogurt cups
    Storage Theory / Etsy

    Storage Theory is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa–based shop with tons of problem-solving products. 

    Promising review: "Easy to install and it cleared up a ton of space in my fridge." —Tara Ann

    Get it from Storage Theory on Etsy for $10.99.

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