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    37 Household Basics That Are A Good Idea To Have Around

    If you can't remember the last time you replaced your pillows or sharpened your knives, then this post is for you.

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    1. A set of 10 reusable silicone drinking straws, because they're much better for the environment and they'll make it easier to tell your drink apart from your roommate's or other family member's.


    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and with a straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to Oceana if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to Oceana. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.95 (available in bent or straight).

    2. A pair of small deep-clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices in your place squeaky clean.

    A reviewer photo of a tile floor with half of it dirty between the tiles and the other half very clean between the tiles

    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: hands may 'hurt' a bit after use due to elbow grease." —Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in two colors).

    3. A pack of two self-adhesive razor holders that'll make it easier to keep your razor separated from your partner's and you won't have to worry about it constantly falling off the side of the tub.

    Two razors hanging on the razor holders

    Promising review: "I tried the first one out in the shower to hang my razor and it works great! It definitely holds up against the water and I can see how it would easily work for hanging keys or even a phone while it's charging." —Steve D

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors and a pack of four).

    4. A pumice stone cleaner you will want to keep your bathroom sparkling. It'll help get rid of those hard water stains, rust, residue, and more — because no one enjoys sitting on a yucky toilet.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time that regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase...well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. A TubShroom to prevent hair from clogging up your pipes and creating a gross puddle of water in your shower.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Cleanup is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I've ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!" —Lawyer For Justice

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors and a two-pack).

    6. A nontoxic enzyme-based spot cleaner that'll help you remove that annoying stain from your favorite shirt.


    You can also use it on carpets, bedding, cloth diapers, etc.

    Promising review: "I feel like you won't believe what I'm about to write, because I can't believe it myself. On New Year's Eve, my husband and I had an epic fail. We dropped a glass of red wine in our bedroom, and as if it were a gymnast, the glass tumbled three times before crashing on the ground. Red wine flew all over the carpet, bedding, and my favorite pale yellow upholstered bench at the end of our bed. We stood there in shock, and then I remembered I had just bought Puracy. After spraying the better part of a bottle on various linens, our carpet, and my pale yellow bench, IT LOOKS LIKE THE EPIC WINE FAIL OF 2016 NEVER HAPPENED. It's seriously like magic. I still can't believe my eyes and really wish I took before and after photos. Worth every penny!!!!! It's now my go-to stain remover!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A set of bedsheet fasteners, because it's so annoying to wake up in the morning and realize your entire fitted sheet is now bunched up in the corner of your bed.

    The fasteners attached to a bedsheet

    Promising review: "These work really well! I have a 14-inch mattress, so keeping the fitted sheet well-secured has been a struggle until now. One of the best purchases I've made. I followed someone else's advice here of turning the sheet inside out, putting the fasteners on, then putting the sheet on the mattress. Made them very easy to use." —Jayne Voyt

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A dual-sided hanging organizer for sorting all of your small possessions, like hair accessories, tights, or beauty products.,

    Promising review: "This is a very well-made closet organizer! The pockets are able to expand to allow for various items to fit. I put underwear and socks in the smallest upper pockets and tank tops and leggings/genie pants in the bottom large pockets. The middle-size pockets fit winter socks, bras, or two pairs of athletic socks nicely. Plus, the pockets are clear so you can see what is in each! Very pleased with my purchase and would definitely buy again." —Awhatchamacallit

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. Some vacuum-sealed pop containers so you can organize your cereal, flour, snacks, and more in a neat way that'll keep them nice and fresh.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for pantry organization. I ended up with three sizes. The tall thinner ones for spaghetti. The medium-sized containers fit a 5-pound bag of flour. The largest containers fit a 7-pound bag of brown sugar. Worth the cost if you are tired of your pantry looking messy. Based on the quality I expect these to last many years without needing to be replaced. Airtight lids work well and are very simple to use and clean." —Tonya murray

    Get it from Amazon for $14.46+ (available in 11 sizes).

    10. A set of interlocking bins to finally get those junk drawers organized — you'll probably be amazed at what's been hiding in there! The bins can be arranged any way you like and can work in many places, such as your desk, kitchen, or bathroom.


    Promising review: "This set has been perfect for my desk at work. The clutter in my drawer was so annoying to sift through before I found the right pen or paper clip. Now everything is easy to find and well organized. Nice to be able to customize arrangement as well. I may purchase more of these for cluttered drawers at home." —ccc_wood

    Get an eight-piece set from Amazon for $11.01.

    11. A pack of stainless steel wipes to have your kitchen appliances ✨shining✨ and free of grease, streaks, and fingerprints.

    A reviewer's before-and-after of a sink with grease and residue stains in it, and then the sink completely clean

    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless-steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless-steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.58.

    12. A heavy-duty power strip so you can plug in your phone, laptop, smarthome devices, lamp, speaker...everything you need at once! No more running around the house to charge everything in different rooms due to a lack of outlets., Amazon

    Promising review: "Really needed more plugs for my living room, since there's always a problem if there is more than one person who wants to use their laptop, plug in a game, and charge their phone. I tried the USB port with my Samsung lightning cable for my phone and it worked just as well as usual — convenient so my friends don't need to bring around matching adaptors. The spacing is very convenient for my laptop to have room next to the TV plug, and now I can extend it and reach the HDMI port at the same time. The cable has a good amount of reach, but it's thick and won't tangle. Overall worth the purchase." —Vida

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in black and white).

    13. An extendable microfiber duster set that'll reach the toughest (and probably dustiest) areas of your home, from the ceiling to the awkward spaces behind your kitchen appliances.


    It comes with four pieces: an adjustable handle that extends from 24 to 49 inches, a regular short handle, a fluffy duster good for brushing stuff down from high places, and a bendable chenille and microfiber duster that grabs and holds onto dust and dirt.

    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. Love the telescoping design and that it has no protruding joints that would prevent it from fitting underneath furniture with low clearance. Reaches under, behind, and around all the tight spaces I can't get to without moving heavy furniture around. The duster is also very lightweight and can handle delicate situations." —Sjay

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. A rust stain remover to get rid of the unappealing rust that tends to make the shower and sinks look, well, pretty grody.

    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands down. I just sprayed, walk away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    15. A 68-piece tool kit with a 20-volt lithium drill perfect for a variety of home projects, including hanging decor, assembling furniture, and more.

    A reviewer showing his tool kit while holding the

    Promising review: "Great kit. I am a woman, so I appreciate the smaller size of the drill and how lightweight it is. I have small hands, so the drill fits perfectly. And don't let its size fool you. I was able to drill in concrete walls with no problem (NOTE: the bits included are only for wood; you need to buy separately concrete drill bits). The battery lasts a long time. I did not charge it when I first received it until about three weeks after and it still had charge in it. Has all the tools one may need. I did buy a toolbox and transferred all the tools to it, just to have everything more organized and easily visible and to temper my OCD. Great package deal. Very happy with it." —MelyPR

    Get it from Amazon for $74.

    16. A multipurpose cleaner formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients you can use to boost your laundry detergent, get out stains on clothes and carpets, tidy surfaces, and more.

    three bottles of the cleaner in scents frankincense and myrth, sandalwood, and nag champa
    Good Vibes

    This concentrate should be diluted with water for surface cleaning!

    Good Vibes is a Black woman–owned business that sells plant-based multi-surface cleaners in unique fragrances that can be used all over the house.

    Promising review: "I don’t even know where to start! I use this on my floors, my granite countertops, glass stove top, I put a little in my laundry, on my dining room table, I even use a little to wet dust with. I literally clean even when I don’t have to just so I can smell its fragrance. I love that the scent on my laundry lasts. I used the Frankincense & Myrrh cleaner on my bedsheets and duvet cover and the scent lasted quite some time. My home smells so fresh and airy. I will be ordering again soon." —Keyana

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10 (available in two sizes and seven scents, including unscented).

    17. A three-step folding step stool that'll come in handy for reaching the top shelf in the kitchen, hanging your family photo above the mantel, and so much more.

    models using the step stool to reach a high shelf and to dust the ceiling

    Promising review: "I like this stepladder because it is fairly lightweight and easy to carry from one place to another. Also, the ladder I have now is more complicated; buttons must be pushed and held while opening/closing etc. but this one opens with a push down on a stair and stabilizes once stepped on. It closes just as easily when stepped off. Just fold and put away, no pinched fingers. The best part of the stepladder is the width. The ladder is wide and the stair steps themselves are wide, so I feel more secure with more of my foot on the stair. Once opened, the stepladder seems sturdy and is easily transported." —MJ VanHecker

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two colors and three designs). 

    18. A carpet and upholstery stain remover to finally get rid of that spaghetti stain in the middle of your living room carpet.

    Promising reviews: "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review I’ve ever written, but felt like I needed to because this product is so amazing. My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" —Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40.

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover!

    19. A walnut scrubber sponge for an eco-friendly upgrade from your gross old sponges. It's designed to conquer tough cleaning jobs on dishes, countertops, and more. Plus, it's hypoallergenic and plant-based (meaning it doesn't contain harmful toxins).

    the walnut scrubber sponge
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business founded by Morgan Hirsh. The business offers a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. The membership is free for 14 days and then $59/year.

    Promising review: "I will NEVER go back to cheap dish sponges! Wow, I was so impressed with the quality of this product and how effectively it cleans and scrubs off my dirty dishes. Price is amazing, quality is perfect, and it's sustainable!!" —Monica U.

    Get it from Public Goods for $4.75.

    20. A container of Tide Pods to act as your detergent, stain remover, and color protector in one convenient lil' package. It'll be SO much easier to just pop one of these in the washer instead of measuring out a bunch of messy liquid detergent.

    reviewer's container of tide pods with four pods next to it

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and these are great. They're super easy to use and convenient. I love that I just grab one and throw it in. No hassle with cups and lids. My clothes smell so good afterwards. My suggestion: make sure you're buying the ones with the 96 count. If you look you can see that the ones with 96 are usually the same price as the lower quantity." —cory

    Get a 96-pack from Amazon for $21.44.

    21. And a plant-based fabric softener for helping your clothes feel softer and smell fresher (it's lavender scented!) after every wash.

    the bag of liquid fabric softener next to a laundry basket

    True is a Black-owned and veteran-owned business based in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Promising review: "Been without softener for awhile. Hard to find a great environmentally-friendly product. This product will be my go-to softener. No static and clothes are fresh and fluffy." —edward m.

    Get it from True for $17.99 (one bag is enough for 101 loads). 

    22. A Goodful 12-piece nonstick cookware set so you can toss the scratched-up cookware you've been accumulating since college and finally have a matching set.

    the cookware set in black

    The set is dishwasher safe and includes an 8-inch fry pan, 10-inch fry pan, 2-quart saucepan with tempered glass lid, 5-quart Dutch oven with tempered glass lid, stainless steel steamer basket, 4-quart deep sauté pan with tempered glass lid, 10” square griddle pan, bamboo turner, and a bamboo spoon.

    Promising review: "I snagged a set of these pots on Prime Day because our old set was worn out. Wow! They are silky smooth, nothing sticks at all to these babies. And they’re dishwasher safe. I have only had them a few weeks but I have no complaints so far! I added a picture of the griddle after cooking four eggs — and there’s not a thing sticking on it! I’m impressed by this relatively inexpensive set." —NattyPoo87

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line at Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three colors).

    23. Or a popular Always Pan that'll look nice in your kitchen, help you cook TONS of yummy meals, and be much easier to clean than your old, worn pots and pans. And speaking of which, this baby was designed to replace eight (!!!) traditional pieces of cookware. An icon.

    Our Place

    Not only is this pan extremely pretty, it's also versatile! I am far from a chef (pasta is pretty much my go-to), but all of the different functions of this encourages me to try more things. And my favorite feature is probably how easy it is to clean! Whether I'm cooking eggs, chicken, veggies, or whatever, the cleanup is always quick and easy. I never have to leave it to soak for hours or struggle to scrape food off of it. It just wipes clean with a sponge every time! And for someone who doesn't have a dishwasher, an easy after-dinner cleanup means a lot to me. Most of my other pots and pans are old and cheap, but now that I have this I hardly need to use anything else.

    Our Place is a POC-owned business based in Los Angeles. All of their boxes are packaged with biodegradable and recyclable materials, and the Always Pan is made in a female-owned factory in China.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best pan I have ever purchased. I have been looking for a good skillet but within a year it's in the trash. Not only is this pan easy to clean, it's a nonstick pan, and you can even use it to steam vegetables. I leave it on my stove top. It maybe pricey but it's worth every penny." —Margaret M.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in eight colors).

    Check out our Always Pan review to read more about why our team loves it so much.

    24. Stackable bins to help whip your fridge, pantry, or junk drawer into shape. These allow you to give small items a home and still be able to keep everything visible.

    reviewer's clear bins stacked and filled with spices

    Promising review: "Works perfectly in my fridge. Looks so much better than my old bins and can fit items nicely. Love that they are clear as it makes it easy for my toddler to see what he wants without having to take the whole bin out of the fridge. You could easily use these for various things throughout your home to organize and make your life easier. I bought several in various sizes." —runner34

    Get packs of two bins from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four sizes, so you can mix and match).

    25. A hypoallergenic microfiber bed sheet set that comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases to give your bed or guest room that five-star hotel feel.

    Reviewer's bed with the tan colored sheet set on it

    Plus, they have over 150,000 five-star reviews! ⭐

    Promising review: "I love these sheets! My husband and I just bought a new bed, and I'm really picky about the sheets we use. I like them so much, I'm planning on ordering a few more sets. The price is completely reasonable for king size, which are normally super expensive. I highly recommend them." —Michelle Weber

    Get it from Amazon for $32.97+ (available in 11 sizes and 42 colors).

    26. A hand-poured soy candle inspired by the city of Charleston so you can keep your space smelling pleasant and homey throughout the day. The candle comes in a cute mini mason jar and has notes of currant, white tea, and florals.

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor's picture of the candle on a table
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I received this candle as a gift from a friend and it's so lovely! The company is Black woman–owned and the soy candles are hand-poured in North Carolina. The Charleston Sweet Tea scent reminds me of a summer trip I took to Charleston a few years ago with the friend who gifted it. It smells like berries, flowers, and apples. And it's been burning pretty slowly, which is always a plus because I light it almost every day!

    Get it from Southern Elegance Candle Co. for $20.

    27. Or, if you're not a candle person, an illuminating essential-oil diffuser and set of six essential oils that'll have your house smelling fresh and peaceful for some much needed aromatherapy.,

    The diffuser can also be used as a color-changing night-light, plus it has programmable on/off cycles and auto shutoff once the water runs out.

    Promising review (for the diffuser): "This is a really great diffuser, especially for a first timer like myself. It's small and simple and also succeeds in freshening up my entire room. The 30-second burst is great at keeping your space feeling and smelling great throughout the day, while the continuous mode lasts for about six hours so I keep it on while I'm sleeping." —Pascal Ibe

    Promising review (for the essential oils): "Oils are tricky to buy in a variety pack because there are always ones you don't want, sandwiched in with really good ones. This has the best of the best. I LOVE IT! And It's a really great price. Just opening the package smelled nice. I would buy this again, recommend it, and even give as a gift!" —Momma Moki

    Get the diffuser from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four designs) and get the set of six essential oils from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A big, soft bath sheet that I promise is far superior to those old, dingy towels you've been using for years. After a long bath or shower you can wrap yourself up in one of these — and don't be surprised if you go to sit on your bed for a second and end up falling asleep in it.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed, Towels By Gus

    As a plus-size woman, it's actually a struggle to find a towel that can completely cover me. I was so excited when I used one of these bath sheets and I could easily wrap it. The cotton towel is super soft and dries my skin really well — without getting little annoying fuzzies all over me. I need to purchase more because it's the only towel I ever want to use anymore.

    Towels by Gus is a family-owned business based in California. Their products are made in the US, 100% organic cotton, and they off custom monogramming.

    Get it from Towels by Gus for $39.99 (available in 11 colors).

    29. A clip-on colander designed to fit most round pots, pans, and bowls to make preparing dinner a little quicker, easier, and convenient.,

    It's compact and easy-to-store, BPA-free, FDA-approved, made of top-quality silicone, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well." —R. Higgins

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in five colors).

    30. A pack of reusable mop pads that'll fit on your Swiffer, because they are better for the environment, more cost-efficient, and many reviewers say they actually work better than the disposable pads!,

    Promising review: "I have to admit I was not sure about this product. I wanted to reduce waste with the disposable pads; but I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner than the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in a pack of four or eight).

    31. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tabs to remove all the grime from inside your machine and stop it from having any weird smells and hidden residue.

    A model placing one of the tablets in a dishwasher

    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove residue that can make your dishwasher stink. They also help get rid of lime and mineral buildup that can appear inside your dishwasher. Use them once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh and clean!

    Promising review: "I had tried lots of white vinegar for two cycles in my 20-year-old dishwasher for the cloudy and powdery dinginess it had started doing and it only helped about 30%. We have very hard water. This zapped the buildup and glass is clear again and colored plastics no longer have the powdery like coating. So glad I took a chance on this!" —J. Holden

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.98.

    32. A squeegee broom basically guaranteed to make all of your floors look brand spanking new. The 100% natural rubber brush picks up pet hair like a magnet and easily removes hair from carpets, rugs, hardwood, and linoleum.

    The broom sweeping up a huge pile of dog fur from the carpet

    The built in squeegee edge can also be used to clean windows, showers, and windshields. Use it to clean up liquid spills on tile, concrete, or any hardwood surface too. It's basically a must-have to keep your floors shining.

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and I found this product on a whim one day. I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    33. A knife sharpener so you no longer have to deal with old, dull knives that can barley cut through bread. This will ensure your knives last longer and it's a much cheaper solution than replacing them.

    a knife being sharpened with the knife sharpener

    This sharpener has a coarse and fine sharpening option, as well as a nonslip base.

    Promising review: "Do you find yourself hating the knifes you cut with? I certainly did. Always grumbling about not being able to cut a freakin' bagel or tomato! Although, as they say, it's often more difficult to cut something soft than it is something hard. In any case, do yourself a favor and get this very cheap sharpener. It works like a charm in a mere two or three swipes/pulls on the unit. Honestly, I can't believe I never thought to have one on hand before. It should be a staple in every kitchen." —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    34. A bleach-free powder cleaner that'll easily remove rust, tarnish, and stains from your sink, floor, dishes, and more. You're going to be pouring this stuff everywhere once you see how well it works!

    Promising review: "Yes! This turned my nasty yellow bathtub white again! I don't have to keep my shower curtain closed anymore while I have guests come over because I don't have to be embarrassed by my tub. You do have to scrub, but it WORKS and I'm really happy with the result!" —Cassie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    35. A dishwasher-safe stainless-steel peeler so you can easily peel everything from potatoes to carrots to zucchini — it'll take your salads and garnishes to the next level!

    the peeler on a surface with peeled veggies

    Please note: reviewers say it is very sharp! So please use with caution.

    Promising review: "This little tool is comfortable to hold and peels the toughest peels (winter squash, rutabagas) as well as the thinnest (kiwis, potatoes) very easily. I put mine in the dishwasher and it's come out fine. I didn't want to have to hand dry a blade as sharp as this, I'd peel off my careful. But it works really well and I'm happy I bought it." —AMQCS

    Get it from Amazon for $9.02.

    36. A two-pack of durable pillows, because the ones you've had for years are probably flat, stained, and giving you neck pain. Swap those out for a fresh set and see how much better you sleep!


    Promising review: "Fantastic deal. Been having headaches from neck issues for months. Tried four different types of pillows to no avail. Within one week of using this my sleep had completely changed. No more tweaked neck, or headaches at all. I sleep much better. Am still amazed after one month of how much it changed my sleep for the better. Highly recommended." —Joe B.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    37. And a set of silicone ice cube trays with lids, helpful for stacking and avoiding spillage. Get ready to throw those old plastic ones away because the flexibility of these makes it much easier to get the ice out.

    the ice cube trays in blue and teal

    Promising review: "What a huge upgrade to those rigid plastic trays that spill water all over your freezer as you try to refill and stack them! It's incredibly easy to snap the cubes out of the trays, and the cubes are a great size. I love that the lids keep everything in and out of the trays. Great buy!" —Christen N.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

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