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    27 Useful Products To Help Fix Common Household Problems

    I've got 99 household problems and these products help solve some of them.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A 10-pack of gas stove burner covers you can easily remove for a quick rinse under the sink (or pop in the dishwasher). Crusty and rusty stoves are not inviting when you're about to cook another dinner for five.

    Good news! You can trim these to fit whatever size stovetop you're working with.

    Promising review: "A great way to keep your stovetop nice and clean. The gas stove burners covers can be cut to fit your stove needs. There are ten burner covers in the bag. Placing the covers on the stove takes care of those messy spills and grease. I simply lift the covers off the stove and rinse off for easy clean up. The quality is good and they work well on my gas stove. I just trimmed them to fit my burners." —Sbrady

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    2. A six-pack of non-toxic moth traps, because you spend so much time, effort, and money on putting together the perfect wardrobe and storing away seasonal clothing, but these guys can ruin that in literally one day.

    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    3. A set of two vinyl furniture scratch guards so your pets will finally get the message that your really expensive couch is not their really expensive toy.

    Promising review: "I purchased these because my destructive cats tore up two sofas. I purchased a new sofa and didn't want to go down that road again if I could help it. I have already tried sprays, calming scent diffusers, and double sided tape. None of these worked. I put these on two sofas and so far my cats have left them alone. I have had them on for a couple of months. Of course, you can see them but they have an obvious purpose. They attach by screw in fasteners with a spiral pin. I haven't had any problem with rips from these. They needed tightening a couple times, but that is it." —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74.

    4. A leather recoloring balm that'll magically repair faded and scratched color on your favorite furniture in the house. It comes in tons of colors and can be used on furniture, shoes, handbags, or anything else that's leather!


    Promising review: "This product is amazing!! I've tried different leather cleaners and conditioners to try to restore my faded and cracked leather loveseat chair, but nothing worked. I was ready to just donate them to charity, but decided to try one last attempt to fix them up. I'm so glad I found this re-coloring balm!" —Casey B

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 19 colors).

    5. A squeegee broom to rid your carpet, rugs, tile, and hardwood floors of every last pet hair you know has been building up for months and months.

    What's especially great about this product is that it works on such a variety of surfaces so if you're cleaning your living room carpet of pet hair you can move right on into the kitchen and do the same thing with the tiles.

    Promising review: "1000% worth it ya'll! I read about this on BuzzFeed and had it on my wish list for a few weeks. When our nine month old–black lab came back from the trainer, I knew it was time to get something to help the mountains of hair. I got this in today and tried it out. I didn't think it would get much, I swept last night. Oh my lawrd. The hair it picked up was ridiculous! If you have pets and hardwood floors, you need this. Life changing! So glad I bought this!" —Katherine Burch

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99

    6. A set of four anti-vibration pads so your washer and dryer can stop making all that ruckus! Although I gotta say ruckus is a fun word.

    Promising review: "If I washed a large load (like towels) the machines would take on a life of their own: wobbling, shaking, scooting… It’s amazing how far a large front-load washer can travel on a tiled floor. I put one disc beneath each foot of the machines, and since then the've remained firmly planted to the floor. In 15 months they have not budged even an inch. The discs are quite substantial, and seem to be made of a very heavy and dense rubber. They aren’t adhesive, but they do seem to provide enough traction with the floor to keep the washer and dryer from moving." —Frederick

    Get a pack of four on Amazon for $24.99.

    7. A tea bag organizer to de-clutter your pantry that currently has ten bulky tea boxes that are half-empty to start with.

    This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

    Promising review: "I love tea. In fact, I don't drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn't take a lot of room. Love it. It's my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one." —Kasia K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    8. A set of stove counter gap covers, because you and I both know that when current-you drops food behind the stove, it's future-you that's gonna have to deal with it.

    A super great plus to this product is that you can trim it easily with scissors to fit your space.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down into the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available two lengths and three colors).

    9. A drain cover that'll add up to five inches of extra tub water by blocking the drain holes for a more relaxing and deeper soak every time.


    Promising review: "This is a great item to add to your bath time routine! I usually take a bath once or twice a week as a way to unwind, but the tubs in my house aren't very deep, & the water drains through the overflow drain very quickly. This makes it so that the water stays in & you won't have to choose what part of your body to keep under the warm water. It's easy to use & install, just takes a few seconds to make sure all of the suction cups are in place." —Karen B

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights, because you've stubbed your toe on the kitchen table one too many times! These are a cheap way to get helpful lighting in places that need it most around your home. You don't need to get professional installation — just stick them on.

    They're battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

    Promising review: "Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version." —H. Jonathan K. Park

    Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $19.99 (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $12.97.

    11. A pack of wool "socks" for your chair and table legs so they don't totally scratch up your floors over time.


    Promising review: "Love these! I found these furniture socks & they are the best. They go on and off within seconds and they look cute too. We love them! Well made and totally protects our floors!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in history. This before and after alone has already changed me for the better!

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79 (available in six packs).

    13. A 100% natural soy wax candle meant for anyone with a pet in their home so they can eradicate those funky smells that come along with those adorable faces.


    Promising review: "Best candle on the market! If you have pets or not, this candle lasts such a long time and the scents are not sweet and overpowering. If your trying mask an odor or just want a beautiful smelling home. This candle is what you want. I use nothing else. I LOVE THEM!"—P. Jarrett

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 14 scents).

    Find out more in this Pet House candle review.

    14. A narrow rolling laundry cart to make the most use of those tight spaces. This handy storage unit has three tiers and can hold all those heavy detergent bottles without a problem!

    Promising review: "This cart is perfect. It is sturdy and rolls well. I have a tile floor in the laundry, and it has no issues rolling. The plastic appears and feels strong. It fits perfectly in the 11" space between my washer and dryer." —Alicja

    Get it on Amazon for $39.99.

    15. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples that'll absorb gas so your produce will last longer in the fridge. Raise your hand if you bought veggies on Monday and had to throw them away by Thursday?! *Raises hand*


    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks, and some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    16. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair or accumulating so many clothes in one drawer you can't open or shut it anymore.


    Thanks to their super simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a sock organizer and decided to try this. I needed to make my sock drawer neat where I could find exactly what I was looking for. Very easy to pop these together. It's like legos. Took me about five minutes to assemble and voila! Would highly recommend!" —Tarek

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    17. A set of bed sheet suspenders that'll seamlessly keep your fitted sheets in place. Strapping idea, lads!


    Promising review: "Out of everything I've ever ordered from Amazon, this is the one I've told everyone about. We got use to sleeping in our mattress because our sheets slipped off every single night. I got the brilliant idea to look stuff like this up and decided on these in particular. They have kept our sheets on."—Cassandra

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A stainless steel kit for updating the finish of your old appliances if you're feeling like your kitchen could use an ~affordable~ remodel. At this price, it really is a steel!


    Promising review: "This paint rocks! I couldn't spend $2,500+ on a new stainless steel fridge, so I decided to paint the sides of my fridge a black satin and then use this product for the door and freezer door. It worked perfectly! The stainless steel dust in the product creates the stainless texture look, is durable, and will still allow magnets to stick to it." —R. McDonnell

    Get it from Amazon for $23.49

    19. A pack of six liquid ant baits to squash any chances of an Antz reunion in your home. We are Pixar fans in this house.

    The ant baits are pre-filled so no need to get your hands dirty. Just set the trap out where you see the ant trail is most populated.

    Promising review: "Works very well and took care of my carpenter ant problem. I used three of the six in the pack to kill a horde of ants and a queen that set up behind the dishwasher. Ants were totally gone by day three and have not returned in over two days!" —Viktor Vaughn

    Get a pack of six on Amazon for $4.89.

    Check out the post, "I'm Gagging, But You'll Never Believe How Effective This Ant Trap Is" to find out more about how this product can help you.

    20. A tie rack hanger that'll create a home for your tanks, ties, and scarfs. You're knot going to miss the mess you used to have!

    There are seven straight hooks and seven curved hooks so you can hold fourteen ties or scarves, or more if you double up!

    Promising review: "I'm not going to lie, but I have a ton of belts for my work and had them scattered across multiple hangers. I saw this online and thought it would help. It did! It made my closet less congested with hangers holding up one to three hangers. Each belt has their own slot that I can easily take out and examine to see which belt to wear for the day." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $11.08.

    21. A TubShroom to catch all the hair trying to escape through your drain. You're going to shower this thing with love when you see how well it works!

    What's great about the TubShroom is that it fits right inside your drain as if nothing is even there. The hair still goes down the drain but catches right inside, unlike those drain covers that collect hair outside and around the drain so you're forced to look at the hair as it collects.

    Promising review: "This works really well. My hair collection has grown so much, I might have enough to make a hair friend soon — I shall try on the first full moon. Seriously, though, look at all the dog hair that would have gone down my drain after just one dog bath. Yikes." —kate

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    Check out, "This Mushroom-Shaped Hair Catcher Is So Gross, But Really Satisfying" for more reasons this product will fix your drain problems.

    22. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains so you can take care of the slow-flowing drains that have been bugging you for weeks. With just a few minutes of work (no need to call the plumber, or take apart the drain) this'll slide right in and the hooks will do the trick. / /

    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it I went to work, within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!!" —DebSd

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99.

    23. A pack of 100 steel nail cable clips to prevent trips on cords. They've been sent to protect you from falling over any loose wires.,

    Promising review: "It’s hard to leave a glowing review for such a basic utilitarian product. However these were an extremely good value, they’re easy to use in that the nails are already firmly placed in each clip, the nails are no bigger than they need to be to minimize damage to your walls, and they seem to be made consistently with high quality." —Josh

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    24. A folding step stool, because every time you need to reach that thing in the back of that shelf you've thought to yourself, "Wow, could really use a stool right about now."

    Promising review: "Are you so short you can't reach the cabinets? This is the answer. This stool is lightweight, folds easily for storage, and the rust-free plastic construction allows me to use it in the shower while giving my kid a bath." —H3H

    Get it from Amazon for $10.89 (available in four colors).

    25. A pack of 100 sound-dampening bumpers to prevent the loud sounds of slamming doors and banging cabinets. Bumping this up to the top of my shopping cart!


    Promising review: "These really do the best job of quieting my cabinet doors when they close. I have replaced all the felt and silicone bumpers throughout my house and I can totally tell a difference. A little thing, but I love these. I just need one more order for the cabinets in my basement kitchen and bath. Highly recommend. I didn't find anything like this at the home improvement stores. They really work." —Ilene Dickamore

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $5.99.

    26. A glass cooktop cleaner essential for removing the nasty, caked-on food gunk stuck on the sides of your burner from your attempt at making spaghetti three weeks ago.

    The kit includes a 10-ounce bottle of Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    Promising Review: "This stuff is incredible. My rental apartment has a white glass cooktop and it gets nasty even if you use very clean pots and pans on it. Before I found this stuff, I thought that for sure I would lose a big chunk of my security deposit, but I have yet to encounter a stain that this stuff cannot remove. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries alternating between the paste and the razor scraper, but even the most stubborn burned-on, carbonized food bits always come off." —A Real Name

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    27. A water-based alkaline wood cleaner that'll be tough on dirt, oil, and dried spills but gentle on the wood itself. You won't know just how dirty your railings are until you give them a good scrub.

    This cleaner foams and removes built-up residue such as dirt, oily films, and dried spills.

    Promising review: "This is the best wood cleaner! It doesn't leave a super shiny or wet appearance on your table top — just a beautiful, clean look. Much better than other wood cleaners I've tried in the past!" —girl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69

    Before and after you fix all of your household problems.

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