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    Just 27 Practical Things From Amazon You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Sooner

    I've weighed the pros and cons on these items and, turns out, there are no cons.

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    1. A box of Bounce pet hair & lint remover for pet owners who love their furry friends...but hate having their hair stuck all over their clothes. Grab a box and give your best friend a hug.

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    Promising review: "We have two dogs and they shed all the time, these are truly a game changer!! No more dog hair coming out of the dryer stuck in the clothes! Helps keep it off your clothes when wearing it!! Love it!" —Michelle Cifuentes

    Price: $8.91 for 120 sheets

    2. A nifty crevice-cleaning tool that has two sides for twice the clean. One side can help you brush the dirt and dust out of your window tracks, sliding door tracks, vents, you name it. Then, the scraping side of the tool can be used to remove grime and soap residue from your shower's sliding door tracks. Teeny, tiny crevices, you have finally met your match.


    Promising review: "I always struggled to clean window and sliding door tracks, now it is as easy as can be! I did all of my windows out of sheer excitement! I use the brush to loosen the grime, then vacuum. Couldn’t be easier!" —Kirstin B

    Price: $5.48 for two cleaning tools (available in two colors)

    3. A removable over-the-sink dish-drying rack, because it's time you reclaim your counter space. Bonus: The utensil compartment is removable and can be used as a colander(!).


    The rack is heat resistant — safe up to 550°F — and folds for easy storage.

    Promising review: "I love having my counter space back! My old draining rack would always collect water and get yucky, but I don’t have to worry about that with this one. And it's so easy to just fold it up and put away when I don’t need it." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $17.97+ (available in two colors and four sizes).

    4. An electric toothbrush that'll remove plaque and tartar and give you that post-dentist deep-clean feel. Reviewers are raving about how much whiter their teeth have become since using this brush.

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    Promising review: "I have always used a manual toothbrush but my dentist recommended this so I gave it a try. I have been using it for a few months now and my teeth are whiter and cleaner." —claudia

    Price: $44.97

    5. A wall-mounted broom rack so your brooms, mops, Swiffers, and dusters don't have to be stacked perilously in the corner anymore — or fall over every time someone closes a door *a little too hard*.

    A wall-mounted organizer with 4 hooks and 3 racks holding a broom, mop, Swiffer, and duster
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    Promising review: "I assumed I would need to mount this with screws, but nope! The adhesive is STRONG! Now my broom and mops aren’t falling out of my coat closet every single time I open the door. Game changer." —Geewillywinkers

    Price: $11.99+ (also available in a two pack)

    6. A folding board that'll cut laundry time in half and transform your dresser into one that would make Marie Kondo proud.

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    Promising review: "This product is fantastic! I bought it to organize my closet. The device is easy to use and works incredibly well. My closet now looks fantastic — just like a department store clothing section. Organized and neat. I thank the inventor(s) for creating a device that turns a previously dreaded task into a task that is much more enjoyable and results in an impressive outcome!!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $11.89+ (available in four colors)

    7. A wet and dry Swiffer cleaning kit, because why buy a mop and a broom when you have a cleaning tool that does both? Think of the space you'll be saving in your closet.

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    The kit comes with one Swiffer tool and 19 cloths.

    I absolutely love the Swiffer Sweeper. It's the perfect cleaning tool, especially if you live in a smaller apartment and don't have tons of storage space for multiple cleaning products. It's slim, so I can clean hard-to-reach places, like under the oven. And it picks up SO much dust and dirt with just one pad. I love the wet pads for my kitchen tiles, and the dry pads for my hardwood floors in my bedroom and living room. Definitely recommend!

    Promising review: "I love it! I have hardwood floors and getting out the vacuum cleaner just to get up the dust was tedious. Along comes the Swiffer! This thing is fun! Just grab a pad, attach it to the Swiffer mop head, and go at it! Dusting the floors and walls was easy! The cleanup was easier yet: Just remove the pad from the Swiffer and toss it in the garbage, all done! I think my vacuum cleaner is going to get lonely." —Shel

    Price: $16.84 for kit

    8. A toothbrush organizer that also automatically dispenses toothpaste, so you never have to fight to squeeze out the last bits of the tube again. It also comes with four reusable cups, two drawers, and plenty of shelf space for cotton swabs, floss, makeup, and anything else you want to clear your vanity of.

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    Promising review: "I wish I had known about this sooner!!! Very functional and sturdy. Perfect for my son and I. No digging in drawers looking for toothpaste or any of the things we use daily! You won’t regret the purchase! Works on walls that are not a smooth surface, just smooth out adhesive strip to completely stick." — Amazon Customer

    Price: $18.59+ (available in five colors)

    9. A charging station because let's face it, there are never enough outlets for all our devices. Plus, it's also an adjustable phone or tablet holder — place it in portrait mode to FaceTime and landscape mode to watch the next episode of Sex Education on Netflix.

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    Promising review: "This charging station is absolutely perfect and amazing. I can’t tell you how many times my watch and phone chargers have slid off my nightstand and how many times I’ve woken up in the morning and my devices are not charged due to coming off the magnet. I’ve been using it a few days now and my watch and phone and AirPods are all fully charged and so much more organized. Buy it!!!!" —Christyna Brown

    Price: $39.99 (available in two colors)

    10. A mini razor that comes with a matching protective case, so you can toss it in your gym bag for a post-workout shave without worrying about its blades snagging on your clothes, or yourself.

    A model holding a mini razor with a matching protective case
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    Promising review: "Great companion for travel and gym. I love the compact case, so it easily slips into the pocket of a bag and you don't have to worry about cutting yourself rummaging for it. I actually bought some for my friend and a second one for myself (one now is a permanent fixture in my gym bag the other for travel). I also actually prefer the shorter handle for the bikini line. And the cherry on top is that you can replace the blade with regular Venus razor heads." —LondonPeach

    Price: $8.99

    11. A magnetic stacking cooking utensil set so you never find yourself playing another game of hide-and-seek with your ladle.

    A magnetic, stacking kitchen utensil set next to the stove

    Includes: one slotted turner, one spaghetti server, one slotted spoon, one solid spoon, and one ladle. Dishwasher safe and heat resistant. 

    Promising review: "These are the cutest things ever. And they save so much space. They are very durable and easy to clean." —Luis Rafael

    Price: $28+ (available in two colors)

    12. A cheeky microwave steam cleaner because the microwave is the hardest kitchen appliance to clean, so why not let this little buddy help out? Just fill the cleaner up with water and vinegar, heat it up for five minutes, and wipe the spaghetti splatter away.

    A microwave steam cleaner inside a microwave

    Promising review: "Works amazing! Add the vinegar to the fill line, then the water. And after seven minutes, anything stuck to the microwave wipes right off and leaves behind a clean smell. Completely worth the value. I already recommended it to friends." —Alessandra

    Price: $7.99+ (available in four colors and in packs of one or two) 

    13. A set of 10 Magic Erasers so you can finally say goodbye to that hard-to-clean, built-up soap scum in your tub. This extra-strength foam pad can tackle dirt and grime on every surface — from grills to microwaves to sinks and more.

    a wall with crayon stains, and after being cleaned
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    Promising review: "This product does soooo much. 1) Used it on my white aluminum exterior doors and garage doors. No need to paint and look so new! 2) Mildew and mold on shower floor or tiles? Not after using this. 3) Gets marks off wall paint. Boom. 4) Whitens up porcelain bath fixtures. Scrub that tub and watch it turn white! 5) Great for cloth seats in cars to get off old stains. 6) Rub on outdoor seat cushions. Gets out stains. 7) Wipe around windowsills. Grime gone. 8) Wipe on baseboards of walls. Gets off years of gunk. 9) Use to wipe down washer and dryer and get those white appliances shiny like new." —MB Jay

    Price: $12.10 for 10 erasers

    14. A handy knife brush for those who are *over* accidentally slicing up their sponges and fingers when washing knives. This blade brush was designed with a nonslip grip for your safety.

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    Promising review: "I never thought I would write a review for a knife scrubber, but this one is fantastic! It's easy to hold, keeps your hand safe, keeps you from constantly replacing sponges that have been cut accidentally, and the bristles are nice and stiff so they really get the knives scrubbed clean! It's also a great size and covers my big knives completely. Highly recommend!!" —AznShppr

    Price: $8.49+ (available with or without an additional dish brush)

    15. A TubShroom so you will never again have to unbend a wire hanger and go fishing in the drain for hair clogs (ew, I feel gross just typing that). The TubShroom catches hair before it goes down the drain, can go weeks without being cleaned, and is made of silicone that can lasts up to 10 years.

    A reviewer holding up a TubShroom filled with hair from the drain
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    Promising review: "AMAZING! A must have for families with long, shedding hair!! Doesn't fit snug in my tub drain but fits well enough. Once a month, I used to have to use chemicals to declog our shower drain, as the amount of hair coming from my long hair and my teenage daughters made it so the shower would clog up and provide us with three to four inches of standing water. I bought this hoping it would catch the hair as advertised, causing the drain to not clog. This tiny little device is a true miracle!!! We've been using it for almost three months now and I have yet to need to use chemicals to declog pipes as we have ZERO clogs!! I do have to remove the plug every day to remove the hair that has collected, otherwise the tub will not drain. Cleaning the plug is a nasty job as you can imagine: hair, soap scum, etc. The only true negative that I have found is that the in side of the plug is hard to clean as the soap scum collects on it and using a tissue simply won't clean it. About once a week, I have to go in with a pipe cleaner or bottle brush to clean and sanitize the inside of the plug cylinder." — The Sugar Fairy

    Price: $12.99+ (available in five colors)

    16. A box of dishwasher pods for those who are tired of finding powder residue stuck to their dishes after a wash cycle. These pods fight tough grease and leave nothing behind (except for the fresh scent of Dawn, natch).

    the box of dishwashing pods

    Promising review: "Excellent product! I just put the pod in the dishwasher's compartment. After the washing cycle is completed, dishes are squeaky clean...and I never prewash! Also, the soap smells wonderful. When I unload the dishwasher, the whole kitchen smells clean!" —Prospurr4

    Price: $16.94

    17. A 12-pack of charcoal deodorizer bags that'll keep your shoes fresh (by which I mean, stop your foyer from smelling like stinky feet). Your guests will be thanking you.

    A reviewer displaying a charcoal deodorizer bag in their shoe
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    Tip: Place the bags in the sunlight at least once a month to refresh them. 

    Promising review: "This product exceeded our expectations. Immediately, we placed the shoe deodorizers into the shoes that smelled up our closet and within minutes, the smells were gone. The packets don't have any smell themselves, which is great as well. Neat, clean, and definitely recommend to all!" —Eden

    Price: $14.95 for 12 bags (available in two colors). 

    18. A flexible duster, so you can finally get into every hard-to-reach space in your home, and find out what's been living under your oven and washing machine. *Mystery solved.*

    A model using a long, flexible yellow duster to clean under the dryer

    The duster is also machine washable.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for under all your appliances. It fits under the washer, dryer, stove, and refrigerator no problem. Very easy to clean. I just wash it out in the sink and set it out to dry. It is machine washable, too. I highly recommend it for cleaning under anything!" —Scorpio Texas

    Price: $24.69

    19. A laptop stand because all this WFH has not been good for your back. I've got a ~hunch~ you're going to love this one.

    A laptop on a silver laptop stand
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    Promising review: "This stand is fantastic. Doesn't feel cheap at all — sturdy, heavy material and my laptop feels very secure on it. It has rubbery grips on the bottom to keep it in place and on the stand where the laptop sits to keep it from sliding as well. It's just the right height and puts my laptop at eye level and I like that it creates a space underneath where I can store my keyboard and mouse. It was easy to snap together and the silver color looks really nice." —KLW

    Price: $27.99+ (available in six colors)

    20. A fabric spray so you can release wrinkles without ever having to wait for your iron to heat up again. Seriously, it's so brilliant, you might start wrinkling your shirts on purpose just so you can watch it work it's magic.

    a shirt, before and after being treated
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    Promising review: "If you have clothes that are wrinkled when you take them out of the drawer, this product works great! All you do is spray it on the clothing —  I just press it and move my hand down as I press it, and it dries wrinkle free! Works fast and a lot easier then taking out the iron! I went on a cruise and had a small bottle and it worked great with travel!!" —Jeanne

    Price: $13.94 for two bottles

    21. A can rack for those who want their pantry to look like the team from the Home Edit organized it themselves. No more new cans of chickpeas because you forgot you already have five cans of chickpeas hiding in the back of your shelves.

    A reviewer displaying their black can rack organizer filled with cans of food on the kitchen counter
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    Promising review: "Beyond excited about this. We open the pantry door and just stare in, because it’s helped us organize our can mess so much better! This allowed us to use the baskets the cans were in for other things. No problem assembling it and no sharp edges (they have these rubber things you put on the ends). Allows you to see everything so you don’t over-shop (like ending up with numerous cans of ravioli or baked beans...)." —Melissa H 

    Price: $24.97 (available in four colors)

    22. A pack of 12 reusable sandwich bags so you can store your fave snacks all while helping keep the Earth cleaner. The set includes four different sizes, and they're all freezer safe, leakproof, and easy to clean.


    Promising review: "I love these! I didn't realize how many plastic bags I used before. These are so easy to clean. Wash them with soapy water and dry upside down on an upside-down cup. They're ready to use super fast. I will for sure buy more so that I can freeze stuff in them. I use them for open block cheese, freezing homemade cookie dough, kids snacks, etc.. you should buy two sets for sure. You'll love them. I bought my best friend some." —Courtney Boyack

    Price: $13.99+ also available in packs of 24)

    23. A sanitizing box that'll zap 99.99% of germs from your phone, remote, tablet, keys, glasses, headphones, and masks using only UV light in just 10 minutes.

    A black UV-powered sanitizing box

    Promising review: "Simply open the door, put in what you want sanitized and in about 10 minutes you're good to go. We put everything in our Phone Soap: our phones, masks, tablets, keys you name it. I highly recommend it." —Ben Amos 

    Price: $199.95 (also available in white)

    24. A Furbo dog camera so you never feel too far away from your bestie, whether you're at work or just on a dog treat run. This allows you to keep an eye on your furry friend, day or night. Watch them on the video feed, detect barking, toss treats, and provide positive reinforcement, all through the Furbo app.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this item! It alerts me when my dog is barking, I can take a look to see AND hear what’s going on. I can toss my fur baby treats, speak to him, listen in, and the range of vision is phenomenal! He has also come to know that when it makes the sound, a treat is coming to him. I’ve commended him and rewarded him for going potty on his training pads while I’m at work, I’ve given commands such as sit, down, etc. and rewarded him for following orders. It allows me to continuously watch and train him when I’m not even at home. WONDERFUL!!" —Special K

    Price: $169

    25. A pair of dishwashing sponge gloves that have built-in bristles, making washing the dishes a whole lot easier. These completely eliminate the need for sponges (and the need to deal with that moldy sponge smell).

    the gloves washing a dish

    Promising review: "You can do anything with these gloves — wash dishes, wash your car, clean the shower, even wash your dog if you want. There's really nothing you can't clean or wash or do with these gloves!" —Joyce DiGregorio

    Price: $9.99

    26. A tap water filtration system because it's time to quit your habit of buying tons of bottled water. A Brita makes for some high-quality H20!

    A reviewers white, tap water filtration system over the kitchen sink faucet
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    Promising review: "Awesome filter! Way cheaper than buying bottled water and just as tasty and refreshing! Comparing a cup of water without the filter and a cup with it, it is a no-brainer to tell which one is filtered. I can actually see particulates in the non-filtered water, and nothing in the filtered! Never going back to regular old tap! It even makes my sweet tea and Kool-Aid taste better! I didn't know that was possible but it is. It is super easy to install. I am not a handy Mrs. Fixit type of person but it took me all of 5 minutes to install and start using it." —Crista Gail

    Price: $16.88+ (available in two colors and two styles)

    27. A pan rack that'll keep your cabinets organized, so you don't have to play a game of Jenga every time you want to fry an egg.

    Five pans stacked in a bronze pan organizer

    Promising review: "I am super happy with this purchase. It has really helped organize my cabinets! I put a heavy cast iron skillet on it and it has held up great. It was super easy to assemble. Straight forward and only took a couple of minutes. I highly recommend it to those looking to organize their kitchen a bit more!" —Matthew Payne 

    Price: $16.87+ (available in three colors)

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