31 Products From Walmart That'll Make Your New Apartment So Much Better
If you don't have a drill kit from day one, you're going to be totally ~screwed~.
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4-in-1 corded stick vacuum, because you'll want to keep your apartment looking spick-and-span from day one.
Promising review: "I love that it works as a handheld vacuum and has different attachments for certain areas. It's not too loud, but it has great suction and cleans my floor very well. The vacuum also swivels to reach hard areas." — MrsConner
Price: $79 (originally $89)
headboard with a price tag that'll knock you off your feet (but last throughout your lease).
Promising review: "I love this headboard! There are no flaws in the headboard — the silver nail heads are evenly spaced and straight. With the price, I couldn't be happier." — Sheri
Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes twin-California king)
double-sided hamper for making laundry day so much easier.
Promising review: "This is just what I wanted. It's the perfect size, it looks great near the shower, and it fits lots of clothing and towels. It's well-made and has easily removable linen bags made out of washable, cotton material." — Milly
drill and 70-piece project kit, because you'll need a good set of tools to set up your apartment and keep it in shape for years to come.
Promising review: "For the price, it's tough to beat. I've used it to put furniture together and drill small holes in sheet rock. It's not a heavy-duty set, but it does do a great job for the small tasks that need to get done. The battery stays charged for a long time and it doesn't take up a whole lot of space." — Javert
A set of
seven gilded frames to make all your favorite pictures pop.
Promising review: "These exceeded my expectations — they're well-crafted and have a sleek metal composition with quality glass. The price is such a steal. Highly recommend." — MLama
Price: $14.99 (originally $39.99)
curtain panel for keeping the light, noise, and heat out when you're trying to sleep in on a Saturday morning.
Promising review: "After installing these curtains, my apartment has been significantly cooler and the sun-blocking capabilities give my place a hotel room type of feel. All my visitors have noted their elegance and the price for these is right." — ruthietravels
Price: $8.99-12.89 (available in four sizes and 20 colors)
over-the-toilet space saver to make your bathroom look even classier than your living room — and declutter your counters.
Promising review: "Very pleased with my purchase. It's pretty sturdy and looks classy for the price. I just love the pop of color it adds. Space-wise, it worked out perfectly." — herking
bar cart, because you'll be having a lot of parties once the apartment is totally decorated.
Promising review: "This bar cart is lightweight and versatile. It's a great size for any room, particularly for those who live in a tight, urban space. The bottle and glass holders are so convenient, I can't imagine hosting a party without this item! A wonderful buy for the price!" — RonReviews
tower fan that'll keep you cool during the next heat wave — without any hefty A.C. charges.
Promising review: "The fan gives out a lot of cool air without all the noise of other fans. It is a good-looking gloss black tower that does not take up a a lot of room. I'm very happy with the performance of the product." — a1chef2011
Price: $38.84 (originally $49.99)
dinnerware set, because you don't want to be eating off paper plates for the first month.
This set includes four dinner plates, four dessert plates, and four bowls.
Promising review: "This is the first time I have bought square dinnerware. I love it! It adds just the right touch to my apartment. It's simple and basic, yet beautiful." – TCisco
20-cup water dispenser so you can stay hydrated (important!) while you're lifting boxes and moving furniture.
Promising review: "I wanted to stop using plastic bottles due to the environmental impact. This really does remove the bad odors and tastes that come from the public water. I drink a lot of water, and one filter lasts about a month." — Pat the Cat
Price: $26.99 (originally $44.30)
Promising review: "My fiancé and I wanted lamps that didn't take up space on our nightstands. We wanted wall sconces, but didn't want to do any hard wiring. These beautiful plug-ins were exactly what I had in mind. They were easy to install and I got regular light bulbs for them since the lamps are dimmable." — CAROLINEB
shower curtain, because getting used to a new space is stressful enough without having to worry about flooding your bathroom.
Promising review: "Great price and great quality. The design is actually embroidered into the curtain! I couldn't be happier." — Happycustomer
Price: $19.88 (originally $26.99)
sophisticated wax warmer to make sure your home smells as beautifully as it looks.
Promising review: "It's very elegant looking and gets plenty warm to melt any wax I've put in it. It's one of the best wax warmers I've ever bought." — Robinlouise91
pocket organizer for your makeup brushes that you can stick to your mirror in order to clear up valuable counter space.
Promising review: "This pocket is awesome. It sticks to my bathroom mirror — no adhesive necessary! It's like magic. It holds my makeup brushes and keeps them at the ready. It has holes at the bottom of the pocket so wet brushes can drain out." — notalazysusan
stackable three-tier rack that'll hold your massive collection of shoes.
Promising review: "I stacked four of these shoe racks in my closet and I love it! It's very practical and looks high-end." — Little J
Price: $29.99 (originally $31.99)
folding step stool so you can reach the top shelf of your tall cabinets without too much of a struggle.
Promising review: "I wanted a step stool that was higher than the usual 7-9 inch height. The extra inches on this make it perfect. I love the fact that it just flips closed and flattens for easy storage." — NYuela
Price: $12.97 (originally $15.99)
faux fur throw blanket that all your guests will want to snuggle up with.
Promising review: "This is absolutely beautiful, long, silver-gray fur that is silky and shiny, not shaggy like a lot of other blankets. It has a luxuriously soft underside perfect to cuddle up with. I have gotten so many compliments on this blanket and my teen daughters keep trying to steal it. If you buy this, you will not regret it!" — Kimber032
Price: $52.99+ (available in three colors)
wooden lap desk, because your brand-new bed is simply too comfortable to leave.
Promising review: "This is a fabulous little table, it's well-made and beautiful. The price was also very good. I wish I would have bought it sooner." — LBusch
ornate rug that your guests will compliment the second they step inside.
Promising review: "This rug is everything I was looking for, and more! It arrived perfectly wrapped with no creases. Everybody who has seen it has said how beautiful it is! Plus, the price and quality are great." — Avega
Price: $12.99+ (originally $34.65+; available in seven sizes and eight colors)
two-tier planter so all of your babies can get enough sunlight without crowding your window sill.
Promising review: "It's a beautiful plant hanger. I love that it goes with my kitchen." — ladyel1
Tasty kitchen utensil and gadget set that'll have everything you need to start cooking in your new kitchen.
This set includes an emoji kitchen timer, five measuring spoons, five measuring cups, two silicone spatulas, a multi-color whisk, two tongs, and three strainers. This is part of
BuzzFeed Tasty's collection, exclusively at Walmart. Promising review: "This is an excellent value for the quality of products you receive! I half-expected them to be cheap and flimsy but to my surprise, they are not! The bowl scrapers are actually better than the ones I have. They're very thick and durable. I'm very pleased with this purchase." — SarahA
A pack of four
night lights so you won't have to turn on all the lights just to go to the bathroom. They automatically turn on when it gets dark and won't cover the entire outlet!
Promising review: "The lights project the perfect amount of light without it being bothersome while you sleep. It is a soft white glow." — Beth
Price: $8.97 (originally $17.66) for a set of four
over-the-door mirror that'll swing open to reveal your gorgeous (-ly organized) collection of jewelry.
Promising review: "This keeps everything organized! The best part is that it locks!" — thedowntownaly
Price: $70.98 (originally $166.99)
round mirror you can hang in the entryway so you can do a last-minute lipstick check before you run out the door.
Promising review: "I had been looking online for a mirror for awhile and you can't beat the price!" — barb
two-slice toaster so that you can make yourself a filling breakfast even if you haven't had the chance to totally stock up on cooking supplies. All you really need is a bagel and cream cheese to get you going!
Promising review: "This toaster is very colorful and brightens up my countertop. It has all the features I could want and appears well-made. I like that it is modern with the stainless steel, but classy and unique." — einff
Price: $27.88 (originally $39.96)
entryway storage valet that'll hold all of your bags and coats without taking up too much space.
Promising review: "I easily put this together in less than an hour. I have a coat or bag on each hanger and the unit holds it all well. The shelves are a nice place to organize gloves, hats, and scarves in bins, as well as the occasional pair of shoes." — Kirabbismom
24-pack of glass storage containers, because you'll be putting your kitchen to good use and will have plenty of leftovers.
Promising review: "I bought two sets of these containers and have used them a lot, they seal well and food stays fresher for longer." – Millicent Owens
Price: $48.99 (originally $99.99) for a set of 24
mid-century TV stand that has plenty of shelf space for your gaming systems, snack stashes, extra blankets, or whatever else you'll be needing for your binge sessions.
Promising review: "It took us about two hours to put this together. The wood material seems solid and can hold the weight of our large TV. I love the mid-century look! The price was very reasonable for this item and I would recommend it!" — Taylor
Price: $69 (originally $99)
two-tier Lazy Susan to organize literally any corner of your home — your bathroom cabinet, pantry, fridge...I rest my case!
Promising review: "It's a little pricey, but the great quality makes it worth it. I have three of these in my kitchen between my pantry and cabinets." — Grammie
A pack of
silicone ice cube trays for preserving all of your lemons, limes, herbs, and — of course — making actual ice to keep your drinks cold.
Promising review: "These are wonderful! When I get fresh lemons and limes that are on sale, I preserve the juice in the freezer for meals. I'm going to use them for freezing fresh cilantro, as well. The cubes just pop right out when you push on them. I love these!" — designsbycm
Price: $12.74 for a set of four
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