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    37 Household Products That Are Just A Good Idea To Keep Around

    A bedside caddy, mold remover, razor holders, and more things that'll help your household run a bit more smoothly.

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    1. A dishwasher magnet to prevent you from accidentally putting your dirty dinner plate in with all the clean dishes and then rerunning the whole thing.

    The dishwasher magnet reads "clean" on one side and when rotated to the other side, it reads "dirty"

    2. A pack of two self-adhesive razor holders that'll make it easier to keep your razor separated from your partner's or roommate'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

    3. 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.

    4. A handheld milk frother so you can enjoy a fancy latte, cappuccino, or macchiato from the comfort of your home.

    5. 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

    6. A heat-resistant silicone mat/pouch so you can safely use and store your hot hair tools without having to worry about them melting or burning anything.

    7. 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.

    8. An overflow drain cover so your bath can stay nice and full for ultimate relaxation.

    The drain cover being used in a full bath tub

    9. set of custom labels to help organize your refrigerator, pantry, or any space you want! With this beautiful system in place, your fridge will always look tidy and you won't have to worry about rummaging through every shelf trying to remember where you put the ranch dressing.

    Various labels placed on drawers in a fridge
    Various labels placed on shelves in a fridge door
    Organise Life Designs / Etsy

    Organise Life Designs is an Australia-based Etsy shop that specializes in making labels.

    Promising review: "My fridge looks so organized. The words are clear and easy to read and they look fantastic." —Jackie Mellor

    Get it from Organise Life Designs on Etsy for $1.36+ (available in three sizes, 14 fonts, and four colors).

    10. A set of bedsheet fasteners, because no one likes to wake up in the morning and realize their entire fitted sheet is now bunched up in the corner of their bed.

    The fasteners attached to a bedsheet

    11. An Echo Dot so Alexa can tell you when your next appointment is, play your favorite song while you get ready, set alarms, and more.

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

    13. A convenient bedside caddy for when you don't have space for a nightstand, but you still need a place for your glasses, tablet, and journal. You can easily attach it to the side of any bed or table with two pairs of hook and loop fasteners.

    14. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner so you won't smell a yucky, rotting aroma every time you go to do the dishes.

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

    16. 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.

    17. An electronics accessory organizer made of waterproof nylon to keep your phone cords, camera batteries, and SD cards, untangled, undamaged, and easy to find.

    Reviewer photo of the organizer filled with cords and chargers

    18. A bottle of mold and mildew remover, because those tubs and showers can get gross within the blink of an eye. Just apply the gel on the surface, let it sit for 7-8 hours, and rinse it off — no scrubbing required!

    A reviewer's before-and-after shot of mold in the corner of a tub, and then the mold being about 90% gone

    19. 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.

    20. fruit and veggie hammock for a fun and unique way to store your fresh fruit — it'll look adorable in your kitchen and save you valuable counter space. 

    Fruit in the hammock hanging from some cabinets
    Knapps Knots / Etsy

    Knapps Knots is a woman-owned business based in San Diego that specializes in handmade macrame crafts.

    Get it from Knapps Knots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and 12 colors; free shipping).

    21. A water bottle holder stand so you can organize your cabinet in a way that not only looks way better, but will prevent your water bottles from rolling around and falling off the shelf.

    22. A buttery-smooth sateen sheet set that'll give your regular old bed that 5-star hotel feel. You always want to keep multiple sets of sheets in the house for guests, wash day, spilled coffee, etc.

    a bed with the white sheet set on it

    23. A pack of stainless-steel wipes to have your kitchen appliances shining bright and free of grease, streaks, and finger prints.

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

    24. A stylish round tray you can use for So. Many. Things. It can be an elegant way to display your perfumes, a catch-all tray by the front door, or a fancy way to serve snacks to your friends.

    the brass and black round tray with a couple of beauty products and a necklace displayed on it

    25. An extendable microfiber duster set that'll reach the toughest (and probably dustiest) areas of your home.

    26. A hand-poured coconut and soy wax blend Otherland candle — it smells like sandalwood, amber, and moss and it will not only make your home smell amazing, but it will also look gorgeous with the rest of your decor. It's always nice to keep a collection of candles on deck because you never know when you'll need one to set the vibe or get rid of a lingering odor.

    The candle

    27. Or a trendy soy wax bubble candle that'll look super cool on your dresser or coffee table. In fact, you might want to buy a few so you're not sad when you light it.

    square candle with nine bubbles on each side
    Yui Brooklyn / Etsy

    Yui Brooklyn is a small Japanese-owned business based in Brooklyn.

    Promising review: "So cute — I'm obsessed. I was worried the candle would melt during shipping (SO HOT lately) but the seller packaged it super well and it arrived still perfectly in shape. Definitely going to buy from her again!" —E B

    Get it from Yui Brooklyn on Etsy for $14+ (originally $20+; available in 19 scents or no scent).

    28. A rust stain remover to get rid of the unappealing rust that tends to make the shower, sinks, and other appliances look grody.

    29. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover that'll easily sweep away fur from your carpets, couch, and car seats.

    Reviewer photo of the pet hair being almost completely swept off of a carpeted surface

    30. A 68-piece tool kit with a 20V 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

    31. A mad mama microwave cleaner, because it's time for those sauce and cheese splatters to get lost.

    32. A GOpure personal water purifier with the power to purify up to 264 gallons of tap, so you can drink clean water from a pitcher, water bottle, or whatever you need. The portable pod works like a magnet to attract, bind, and adsorb the heavy metal, inorganic, bacteria, and impure chemicals in your tap water.

    The pod being dropped into a glass water pitcher

    33. 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.

    model using the step stool to paint a door trimming

    34. An air purifier with a true HEPA filter designed to help capture 99.97% of airborne particles from your room. 😱 Once it sucks up that pet dander, lint, dust, and more, it'll be a (literal) ~breath of fresh air.~

    the air purifier in a living room

    35. A very hardy and adaptable snake plant to add some greenery to your space, especially if you're new to the life of plant parenting. This bb can thrive in all types of light and only needs to be watered every two to three weeks.

    A snake plant
    A reviewer's snake plant
    Rooted, Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    Please note that this plant is toxic for pets!

    Rooted is a small business that's on a mission to reconnect people and nature. They sell various plants, as well as accessories and supplies.

    Get it from Rooted for $25+ (available in two sizes).

    36. A sleek stainless steel pan with fume-free coating that'll both look great in your kitchen and help you prepare delicious meals. Thanks to its copper core, it heats up super quickly and evenly and the coating helps it last 37 (!!) times longer than ceramic.

    the coated pan in a dark green color

    37. And a subscription to NordVPN (Virtual Private Network), which is an "encrypted tunnel" that can protect your internet data, such as entering your credit card info, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you're in a secure environment.

    illustrated man sits in cloud

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