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    34 Things That May Be Small, But Will Make A Huge Difference In Your Home

    It turns out that odor-removing gel, rainbow film tile, and bed sheet holders actually make very noticeable improvements.

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    1. A set of floating shelves that'll create some breathing room on your counters and help you display decor items!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These were the first shelves I've ever put up and a year later, I still love them. They're actually surprisingly sturdy and I never think twice about loading them up with however much I can fit (they never show any sign of strain or move at all). They are pretty small, so check the dimensions, but they are absolutely perfect for displaying photos, art, plants, etc. I've moved them around to three different walls in the past year, and I'm constantly switching out the displayed items yet they show almost no wear or tear." —zebrye

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two colors).

    2. An odor-removing gel you can place next to stinky garbage cans, in your bathroom, or on the counter when it is time to cut some onions. This powerful little jar will absorb unwanted odors and leave your home smelling fresh.

    The jar of odor-removing gel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have eight large-breed dogs that have the run of the house, even though we sweep and vacuum twice a day you can still smell dog. I have little to nothing in the way of soft surfaces that hold odor and the whole house gets a deep clean three times a week, but the smell keeps popping up. I put three of these around my house and people have asked me if the dogs are not in the house anymore. It doesn't cover up the smell, it really eliminates it and leaves the house smelling crisp and clean." —BB Caldwell

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $23.80.

    3. A set of light-dimming stickers for anyone who is kept awake by the indicator lights on their devices glowing in the darkness. These stickers will cover up the light and return your room to its state of darkness.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that helps correct a problem that you think you just have to live with, the overly bright indicator light. It's very simple; the sheet is filled with dozens of pre-cut static cling light blockers that have been made from a film that blocks about three-quarters of the light. The very first thing I put it over was the bright red led of my Panasonic TV. Apply the dot and voilà! The glaring red dot is significantly muted and yet should I be watching a program that is solely an uninterrupted black screen, I can be comforted that the TV is truly on." —Kurt A. Greiner

    Get a set of 100 stickers from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. An adorable and practical fruit hammock to ensure your apples and bananas are always in view and ready to be snacked on.

    the fruit hammock with bananas and apples in it
    KnappsKnots / Via Etsy

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this! It opens up so much counter space in my small kitchen." —elvnflame

    Get it from Knapps Knots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    5. A 3D window film tile that'll give you some privacy by blotting out your window — and it creates a spectacular rainbow light indoors when the sunlight hits.

    Reviewer's picture of their room cast in rainbow through the film tile
    amazon.com

    Each tile you buy is peel-and-stick, so it's super easy to use!

    Promising review: "Not only is this functional, it is SO pretty. It gives my bathroom a totally serene feel. It's easy to install — there IS a film on the back that must be removed. On a corner, use a piece of tape on the front and one on the back, and pull apart until the film comes off. Note: The film is clear; the rainbow effect comes from light being refracted by the film." —Stephanie Graham

    To learn more about this, check out our "review of the rainbow window film".

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    6. A pizza stone to transform frozen and homemade pies into crispy, cheesy masterpieces.

    BuzzFeed Shopping member's comparison of pizza baked in a pizza oven and another pizza baked on the stone to show they have similar quality
    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is a solid, heavyweight, large stone. It is big enough to make baguettes. It will only make one medium pizza at a time, though you could fit two small ones. The pizza comes out with the crust crispy on the bottom and just perfect overall! Takes about 8 minutes to fully cook a pizza with toppings. Yum!" —artcat

    Check out our Pizza Stone Review for more info on this product.

    Get it from Amazon for $31.90.

    7. A draft-blocker designed to stop bugs, cold air, and sound from disturbing you while you're in your room, as it prevents them all from getting in.

    The draft-blocker attached to a door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m renting an apartment and my front door doesn’t brush up against the floor. There was about an inch gap which was annoying, because it meant light, noise, and bugs could get in. Ever since I’ve installed this, I’ve had almost no bugs, light, and so much less sound! It’s great. The sound blocking is especially amazing, because my bedroom is near the front door and I hated hearing my neighbors' conversations clear as day in the stairwell. It practically matches the color of the door so it doesn’t stand out at all. It’s been on for a little over a month and I’ve had no issues. It’s been stuck where I placed it. I’m very happy with this product!" —airazedy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. A set of bed sheet holders to end the struggle of the sheet worming its way off the corner of your bed while you're trying to rest.

    Reviewer's before-and-after to show their bed sheet being pulled up versus neatly tucked in by the sheet holders
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re-arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors and four pack sizes).

    9. A chic, trendy print so you can add a bright work of art to your wall to make the room come together.

    The white, red, and pink print of a rose, hand, and snake
    Emma Make Studio / Etsy

    Emma Make Studio is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop to keep on your radar if you love stylish home decor. Emma Hall makes gorgeous, trendy prints (and scarves) in various sizes that'll make your space feel a little more modern.

    Get it from Emma Make Studio on Etsy for $47.44+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A pet-hair remover that'll get hair off the couches, beds, carpets, your shirts — you name it, and this gadget's got you covered.

    Reviewer's picture of the pet hair–removing roller filled with fur
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this product after realizing the Scotch Brite fur removing sheets have been discontinued. We have three cats and we regularly used the sheets to remove embedded fur from our sofa and chairs. I was skeptical about this product when I bought it and was AMAZED by how well this worked. The best part to me is that it also helps the environment because there are no sheets to be thrown away. Highly recommend!!!!!" —jean p godoy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. A color-changing LED light string to light your room in the color of your choice and give your space some oomph!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It comes with 3M adhesive and can be cut. And! It has a remote control so you can dim or brighten from anywhere.

    Promising review: "These lights were so much easier to install than I thought they'd be! The tape on the back is really strong and the lights themselves are brighter than the main light in my room. Everything was really dark and bland before, but these really made everything feel prettier than it was." —Shayna

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    12. A dry food dispenser you'll depend on for storing handfuls of candy, bowls of granola, and all sorts of other snacks. Plus you'll be able to tell when you need a re-up!

    Reviewer's picture of the food dispenser with M&M's and granola
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I was so tired of my 9-year-old leaving the cereal bags open, or him opening multiple boxes at once without finishing the prior open box. This has solved both those issues. Now I put the new boxes on top when the older gets low enough to fit, keeping proper rotation. And even better, EVERYTHING COMES APART EASILY TO CLEAN. It's also easy to dispense, just rotate right and then left, back and forth until you reach desired amount, then just replace the cap which goes in place easily. HIGHLY RECOMMEND." —Marie Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $26.60.

    13. A trendy desk lamp that'll ~light the way~ when you are doing some late night reading or trying to get your studies done.

    The white and gold desk lamp with three legs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got two of these for my daughter's desks under their list beds. They are sleek and exactly what is pictured." —Primeaholic

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $24.49+ (available in six styles).

    14. A set of wooden wall hooks to hang coats, bags, and other belongings on the wall and keep them off the floor for good!

    The small wooden peg wall hooks
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with these! I initially bought a set so my kids could have somewhere to hang up their backpacks (yes, they’re sturdy), but I love them so much I got some so my husband and I could hang our coats. They’re modern and have an elegant look. We loved them, so much we plan on purchasing another pair for my kids' coats." —Linny

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.49 (available in two finishes).

    15. A pack of toilet-cleaning gel that's about as close as you're gonna get to the toilet cleaning itself. You'll be scrubbing way less with these helpful friends!

    amazon.com

    Each application lasts about 12 days!

    Promising review: "Love these. They keep the toilet clean. So you squeeze this thick, nice smelling gel stuff onto the inside of your toilet bowl using the dispenser that comes with — easy. It lasts a few weeks according to how often your toilet is flushed. Each time you flush, water runs over the gel, cleaning the bowl and dispensing a fresh scent. I've watched as, ahem, dirty stuff stuck on the inside of the bowl gets washed away as the cleaner works its magic. I've used these for years and highly recommend." —Johnny's girl

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $23.67.

    16. A drain cover ideal for anyone who wants the maximum amount of water in their baths at all times. Just pop this over the overflow drain and enjoy!

    Reviewer's feet resting on the drain cover with their bubble bath reaching almost the top of the tub
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know...THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone! Be careful if you have a refinished tub, as I do...remove those suctions SUPER gently and don't let them stick on too hard. Technically you're not supposed to use suctions with a refinished tub." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A mason jar cold brew maker so you'll always have easily-dispensable cold brew on hand, AKA the stuff your entire household runs on.

    The large cold brew maker with stainless steel spout
    Willow & Everett

    It can serve up to 12 cups — or about a full week of coffee! Plus its airtight lid will keep it fresh. You just fill the filter with your favorite grounds, pour in water, and let it brew in the fridge.

    Promising review: "This cold-brew coffee maker is fantastic. It takes less time to set up a brew than it takes to load the Mr. Coffee for regular coffee. And the brilliant feature of this coffee brewing system is that it makes enough to last several days. I enjoy the ease with which I simply 'turn the tap' to pour a glass." —Mr. Donald L. Stevens

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    18. A personal humidifier to keep on your desk and gently mist your air as you WFH in the dry air conditioning.

    the small blue humidifier with a bunny and mushroom and other plants inside
    PersonalGiftsByTyler / Via Etsy

    Personal Gifts By Tyler is an Etsy shop specializing in small and quirky gifts and decor items.

    Get it from Personal Gifts By Tyler on Etsy for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    19. A set of rustproof shower curtain rings that actually make it easy to get your curtains and liners on and off for wash day, or when they need to be replaced altogether.

    The shower curtain rings with attached balls for easy gliding
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Gone are the days of two rods when you buy these genius little 'hooks.' The bearings glide easily across the rod with no snagging. Setup is easy and removing the liner and outer curtain is a snap when it's time to throw them in the wash. These are the only shower curtain rings I will ever buy — I want to hug the inventor!" —D. Dickinson

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three finishes).

    20. A fuzzy animal print throw blanket so you can have a luxurious evening, lying on your couch and watching a movie.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I am really happy with the throw blanket. The quality is AMAZING! And the blanket is super cute and super soft!!! I definitely recommend it! It also makes a really good gift!" —Urszula

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two sizes and six patterns).

    21. A set of silicone stove counter gap covers to prevent marina sauce and other foods from slipping between the dreaded crack between the oven and the counter next time you decide to get wild in the kitchen.

    Reviewer's picture of the gap cover placed between their stove and counter
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been using these for about a week on my new freestanding range. When they removed my old range, I was really surprised to see how much stuff had slipped through! Now, when I cook, I can see the splatters and seasonings left on the silicone that would have fallen between the stove and the counter. These gap fillers really do clean up easily, too. Although they are that extra thing to clean, I prefer that to knowing there's a mess hiding in the cracks." —JMom

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    22. A friendly doormat to inspire your guests (and yourself) every time they arrive at your door.

    The brown straw doormat
    Wayfair

    The mat says "you look good" in all-caps black letters.

    Promising review: "We have this mat inside the house, so that we get a nice 'you look good' affirmation whenever leaving the house. It also provides a nice place to wipe feet when entering the house." —Anita

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $39.99.

    23. A sophisticated slipcover that'll make the old drab chair in your living room look like new — because $30 on a cover is a much more affordable solution than getting a new chair altogether.

    amazon.com

    It comes in four sizes: for chair, love seat, recliner, or sofa! You can either get a chic pattern or a variety of colors in ~plush velvet~.

    Promising review: "Our ugly sofa and loveseat were one step away from the landfill UNTIL a sleepless night surfing on Amazon changed their fate! Truly, these are amazing in every way and changed the look of our entire room. They are not too thin or too thick — they seem durable and are very welcoming. They were well worth it!" —Faithful Prime Member

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    24. A pan and lid rack so your dishes stay neat and orderly, and you have one less thing to worry about in your life! No more searching for that one pie dish for hours on end.

    The lid rack holding various pans and lids to keep them separated
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have one kitchen drawer and very awkward cabinets in our apartment so organizing was an ever-changing and maddening puzzle. Frustrated with the challenge, I went online and came across this product. In my desperation, I decided to try it out anyway. I ended up loving it and bought three more at that price. I'm happy to recommend this product to others in the same situation. It's very sturdy and takes only seconds to set up!" —Elizabeth Giordano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and three styles).

    25. A gorgeous vase bookend to hold up your precious novels and add a lovely decor piece to your bookshelf.

    The two bookends in the shape of women's facial side profiles, one is of a white woman and the other of a Black woman
    Jungalow

    Jungalow is an LA-based, Black woman-owned business (you may know Justina Blakeney from her design blog, Jungalow) that features female artists from all over the world. With every purchase you make from this shop, they plant *at least* two trees as part of their dedication to better sustainability practices!

    Get it from Jungalow for $98 each (available in two styles).

    26. A wedge doorstop with an alarm that'll go off whenever the door is opened, so you can rest assured no one will barge into your home/room (without a loud noise going off, at least) when you need privacy.

    The wedge doorstop placed under a door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are fantastic and VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn't open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends. Easy to use as well. Keep in mind that if you set it off, you need to pick it up and turn off manually." —Xfiler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    27. A patterned table lamp to add a cheerful piece to your guest bedroom or a little extra light for your nightstand.

    The table lamp with a black and white patterned shade
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I am happy with the look of this lamp. The size is not too small or too big. The shape is very cute. The colors are perfect for the bedroom. The design of the shade and pattern on the shade is very unique. It dresses up the room." —Marla

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $29.99.

    28. A pair of velvet throw pillow covers that'll instantly dress up any room with their cute little pom poms!

    The velvet pillow covers in teal with decorative pom-poms
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered these to replace existing covers and they look and feel much more expensive than pictured. The fabric is very soft and the color is perfect!" —Carla David

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven sizes and 23 colors).

    These are slip covers — get a pair of pillow inserts from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in nine sizes).

    29. A cutlery organizing tray to end the chaos of the forks mixing in with the spoons once and for all, and keep your cutlery drawer as neat as can be.

    Hand placing a fork into the vertical cutlery organizing tray
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Seriously, this is the best invention ever. My poor utensil drawer was stuffed to the seams and this little guy totally solved the problem. We use flat IKEA utensils and can fit 12 of each piece. I can't explain how happy I am to have so much room in that drawer now. And for less than $10!" —Brittany H.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors and four styles).

    30. A jar of Museum Gel you can stick on furniture, glass, crystal, and more to prevent breakage. Reviewers with cats swear by this stuff to stop their pets from knocking over plants and other household essentials.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I read somewhere random online that museum gel could help cats from knocking stuff over. So I put this stuff under all my plants, and my cats no longer knock them over and break the pots! It has saved me so many messes. It's kind of like clear silly putty. You don't need a lot because it slowly smooths itself out and will leak over edges. It's super easy to take up and move around. It doesn't harm furniture or windows at all! If you have cats, this is basically a necessity." —djYAAAS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.78.

    31. A shoe organizing tool so you can stack the shoes you already have and make room for more!

    amazon.com

    You'll get 18 individual "stackers" that'll let you organize your shoes by pairs.

    Promising review: "I bought this with a 50/50 chance this wouldn't be great, but would be a temporary fix to organizing my shoes in my closet. Boy oh boy did it ever!!! They're the best bang for your buck without spending a mini fortune! They're easy to use and work with about every one of my shoes, except my boots. The shoe area in my closet now looks like a shoe store and I love a good shoe store! I couldn't be happier with my purchase and will buy more!" —Amber

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $35.99 (available in two colors).

    32. A silicone drain cover to stop gross food gunk, hair, and other fun wonders from going down or clogging up the drain.

    Hand lifting the silicone drain cover to show it protecting a sink drain
    Amazon

    Reviewers also say this is easier to clean than alternative hair catchers in showers (hello, conditioner buildup 🙃). They have suctions on the bottom so they'll stay in place.

    Promising review: "We do not have a garbage disposal in our kitchen. We have been using the sink drain stopper, but finally got tired of constantly cleaning them, as food would get stuck in the holes. I looked for a different solution for some time and thought this would be a cheap thing to try. They suction well and it's easy to pick up and wipe the food in the garbage. They clean so much faster than the original ones." —Deloris P.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.97.

    33. A set of vacuum storage bags that'll seriously save you some space. Pack your winter sweaters, extra bedding, or entire wardrobe away with these miracle workers.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These bags are WONDERFUL! I have two kids and I have saved a lot of their clothes because we are expecting to have more children sometime, and I would love to not have to rebuy everything but they seriously take up so much space! I love that the hand pump is included, easy to use, and doesn't take long at all even on the large bags. The directions are printed on each bag so you are reminded how to use them without keeping a box or instruction manual. Thank you for a great product!" —Angela Urrutia

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $22.09+ (available in six sizes).

    34. And a drawer divider set you'll use to organize socks, undies, bras, and T-shirts to your heart's content, because an organized wardrobe is the first step to looks galore if you ask me!

    Reviewer's drawer with the divider set inside to organize their stockings, underwear, socks, and bras
    amazon.com

    This set includes four bins: a six-cell (for scarves and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear, briefs, and ties), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

    Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back." —M. Hanson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in six colors).

    Your cats watching you protect everything with Museum Gel like:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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