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    30 Things From Walmart For Anyone Who Lives In An Old House

    Stuff for those who are lucky enough to live in an old home but who could use some help with its ~quirks.~

    1. An electric heated blanket because, for some reason, old houses tend to be chilly no matter what time of year. The best part about this fuzzy throw is that it's machine washable AND has auto-off timing settings, so you don't have to worry about leaving it on too long.

    A gray blanket on a white chair

    2. An entryway coat rack for housing all your outside clothes because sometimes closet space can be hard to find in an old house.

    The coat rack and shoe rack

    3. An easy-to-set-up HEPA filter air purifier because even though we love our old houses, sometimes it feels like the must of owners past is quite literally trying to suffocate us. With this gadget, sneezing from decades of dust, pollen, and pet hair buildup will be a thing of the past.

    The air purifier

    4. A wooden pet gate because some rooms just aren't meant for our furry friends. This particular barricade is adjustable, so you can customize it to fit any doorway's dimensions!

    A woman holding a toddler with a brown dog waiting on the other side of a wooden gate

    5. An Oriental-style area rug that can help soften the echoey hardwood floors of your new (and very old) Victorian house while adding a cozy touch to any space.

    A beige Oriental rug in a living room with a tan couch and white rocking chair

    6. A wooden bookcase with adjustable shelves that is neutral enough to use in any space but can easily be made into the crown jewel of your living room by displaying all your beloved knickknacks and books that you've definitely read.

    A dark brown wooden bookcase with vases and a globe on it

    7. An adorable color-changing dinosaur night-light because sometimes the kiddos (and, let's face it, the adults, too) can get a little spooked by all the old house noises at night and could use some bedside company. Plus, it's rechargeable, so they can take it with them to any room of the house!

    A dinosaur-shaped night-light glowing green on a bedside table

    8. An easy-to-install door draft stopper because old houses usually have zero insulation — and we don't want to spend thousands of dollars on AC and heating.

    A hand installing the draft stopper under a door

    9. A humane mouse trap because while we love adorable tiny creatures with adorable tiny feet, we don't remember them signing the lease or contributing to the grocery budget.

    A mouse next to the green mouse trap

    10. A handmade macramé hanging planter to add some life to your old space. Since counter space can be hard to come by in older homes, this will help make more room for your precious plants!

    A plant hanging in a macramé planter

    11. A mid-century modern-style floor lamp because overhead lighting is not always easy to come by in older homes. This one is the perfect combo of current *and* retro vibes that'll look great in any room.

    A silver floor lamp by a table and chair

    12. A Swiffer duster kit with an extendable pole so you can clean even the hard-to-reach spots, like fan blades and the tops of bookshelves, because an old home is the ideal breeding ground for a seemingly endless amount of dust.

    Two hands assembling a duster

    13. A plug-in LED under-the-cabinet light fixture because, again, sufficient overhead lighting in older homes is rare, and you can't really have lamps in the kitchen. Plus, it's super easy to install!

    A kitchen counter lit by lighting installed under the cabinets

    14. A set of three silicone drain covers because those 100-year-old pipes will have a lot of trouble handling hair clumps, and paying for plumbing in old houses is outrageously expensive.

    a set of three silicone drain covers

    15. A USB charging station for multiple devices because in old houses, outlets can be lacking, and we don't need to constantly be fighting about who gets to charge their phone. This one has space for five devices at once!

    A charging port charging multiple devices

    16. A roll of botanical peel-and-stick wallpaper that still gives retro vibes to honor the house's history, but covers up the previous wallpaper that someone somehow thought looked good 50 years ago. Plus, this one is removable, so it's also perfect for renters!

    A bedroom decorated with wallpaper with green leaves all over it

    17. A 25-pack of slick metal cabinet pulls to bring a little bit of the 21st century into the kitchen, because we've accidentally pulled off the old cabinet handles one too many times.

    A metal cabinet handle sitting on a dark wooden surface

    18. A tabletop ice-maker because unless your old house was recently refurbished, your fridge probably won't have one. And it can make two different cube sizes!

    A red ice-maker next to two bottles of water

    19. A three-pack of Dr. Scholl's nonslip fuzzy socks because with those original hardwood floors, you WILL slip and you WILL fall. As someone who grew up in an ancient house and injured herself WAY too many times trying to do the Risky Business sock slide, I can say that these are CRUCIAL.

    A person lying in bed while wearing the socks

    20. A mini tabletop dishwasher because most old houses don't have dishwashers, and unfortunately, there's no such thing as a dishwasher fairy. Bonus: This one can also wash veggies and fruits!

    A white mini tabletop dishwasher

    21. A set of vintage-inspired curtain swags to fully embrace your house's maturity while also serving very cool cottagecore vibes (so your grandma AND your TikTok-influencer niece will think they're cool).

    The white translucent curtain swag

    22. A home theater projector because you might be nervous about mounting a big flat-screen on your (maybe crumbling) walls but still want to enjoy a movie night (or hours of bingeing reality shows).

    A white movie projector with a person sitting in the background

    23. A double-layer under-the-sink organizer because you most likely won't have enough counter space in your old bathroom (people didn't have skincare shopping addictions back in the day the way they do now). This one is great because you can also use it in the kitchen, office, laundry room, or even on a tabletop!

    A set of two under-the-sink organizers

    24. A set of shibori-style gardening tools because lots of old houses have "gardens" that are really just glorified patches of dirt with weeds. It's time to get in there and fix it up!

    A set of gardening tools in a blue box

    25. A cedar Adirondack chair so you can sit on your front porch and yell at the neighborhood kids to stay off your lawn (or just enjoy a nice day outside).

    A wooden Adirondack chair on a porch with a blanket on it

    26. A Nest-compatible smart lock because old houses' locks tend to get jammed all the time, and it's the hugest pain when it's freezing out and you're trying to get inside as fast as possible.

    A black smart lock

    27. An oil diffuser because old houses tend to hold on to smells from years ago (how was it ever okay to smoke cigarettes inside??). Plus, we all deserve a spa experience at home every once in a while, darn it!

    The fabric diffuser

    28. An under-the-bed storage container with wheels because in old houses, not all bedrooms have closets or linen cabinets. The tops of these ones are clear, so you can actually see what you've put in them!

    An under-the-bed storage container

    29. A twinkle-light curtain to add some whimsy and fun to your quirky, 19th-century house. What's more, these are water-resistant, so you can use them inside or outdoors!

    A curtain of twinkly lights hanging

    30. An 89-piece tool kit so you can maintain and fix up your sweet historical home that you love so much, even though something always seems to be broken or in need of repair.

    A pink tool kit with a hand hammering a wooden toy car

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