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    39 Problem-Solving Products Every Home Owner Probably Needs

    And renters too, tbh.

    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 draft stopper you can easily install (just peel and stick!) on your door to keep your home the temperature you *want* to to be, whether you're keeping the A/C in during the summer or the cold out during the winter.


    You can just the pieces to fit your door, too. And it can help keep bugs out, which 🙌.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "These are a must have! I couldn’t believe how easy these were to apply. The material is very easy to cut with normal scissors and I was able to lay it on the door cut the exact length apply and noticed and immediate difference! We bought these for two doors leaking cold air into the house but it’ll also double to keep little bugs out! The material is very bendable which is nice if you open the door and it’s long it doesn’t damage anything it’s very rubbery." —Lindsay T.

    2. And a window-insulation kit that'll also help keep your heating bills down — no more warmth (and money) going out while the drafts come in.


    Get a three-window kit from Amazon for $6.59 (also available in five- and ten-window, as well as patio door and large window kits).

    Promising review: "Very easy to use once you get the hang or it. I live in an apartment building with very drafty windows and electric heat; this insulation saves me a lot of money on my winter heating costs, and I've gotten really good at making it nearly invisible over the years." —Julie

    3. A set of three scrubbing attachments you simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car ridiculously fast and easy.


    The drill is *not* included, but you can get a basic Black and Decker drill ($49 on Amazon) so you can start that speed-cleaning STAT.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I'm planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas." —xxxxx111000

    4. A pair of fillable paint touch-up pens for a quick way to fix any marks, scratches, or scuffs on your walls or furniture.


    Some reviewers have no trouble refilling the pen, some do, so note that they make come to about $5 per single use.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest thing ever! A lot of the review are because people do not understand the concept. No, you cannot add different colors to the pens. One pen, one color, forever. There is no way to clean. That's what they have a pack of more than one. I added my wall paint and I ALWAYS have simple touch up at anytime. The paint comes out nice and the brush is perfect for smaller touch up areas. I use this for when the kids scratch the wall or for when I need a clean up that can't be wiped off. Every household should have this and it should be sold at the checkout isle. This is a must have for all homeowners!" —Dlanoz

    5. A nifty nimbus magnetic key-holder, because $8 on this adorable item will be a WHOLE lot cheaper than calling a locksmith.

    Attach it to a wall near your front door and never forget — or lose — them again!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    6. An under-the-sink water filtration system so you can kiss your Brita goodbye and pour a glass of the good stuff straight from the tap.


    It has a two-step filter that removes 99.99% of contaminants, and it comes with direct connect hoses to hook right up to the standard 3/8" valves in U.S. kitchen sinks. It's designed to be installed in under three minutes.

    Get it from Amazon for $76.95.

    Promising review: "We have town water and it seems they are putting more and more chlorine in it every year. We should be getting used to it and tasting it less and less, not more! The refrigerator filters are super expensive and weren't cutting it. Every time I put a glass to my mouth it smelled like a swimming pool. I searched the internet and decided to give this a try due to the positive reviews and affordability. Wow! easy install (I'm an avid DIYer). And the taste! The chorine taste is just gone! No more overpriced fridge filters for us. I love that the filter replacement procedure is basically the same as a fridge. Just twist and remove. We love it so much I teed off the fridge line and put a dispenser at our sink as well. The flow on this thing is just amazing! And the water tastes great! Don't waste your money on the expensive, complicated ones. My parents have a three-chambered, name brand filter at their house. It was expensive, the replacement filters are expensive, it is a pain in the petunias to replace the filters, and the flow rate is pathetic! But guess what! Our water from this filter tastes just as good as theirs at a fraction of the price, plus it's way more convenient, plus the flow rate is way better. I just can't say enough. Love, Love it! You will too!" —BJ

    7. A quiet, energy-efficient air purifier that'll help remove airborne dust, allergens, smoke, pet dander, and more, no matter how many furry friends you have around the house.

    It removes odors, has three fan speeds and timer settings, plus an *optional* night light so you can keep it in your room without disturbing your Chamber of Complete Darkness.

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    Promising review: "My girlfriend is allergic to cats, so I purchased this to make sure that our bedroom has minimal cat dander in the air. She's never been bothered like she has with other places that have a cat, and I run this on high for a few hours before we sleep and then leave it on night mode at night. It's quiet unless it's on its highest setting, in which case it's just light white noise. It looks classy and the interface is simple and intuitive. I also have a hamster cage in my room that tends to smell several days after I clean it — now, I can go between weekly cleanings without even noticing an odor! This is a wonderful air purifier." —Alyssa Boll

    8. A drain snake with over 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don't even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that's clogging the system — in one quick pull.


    I've used this myself on a clogged sink AND shower drain and let me tell you as someone who has a ton(!!) of hair — it truly works.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these because of the reviews and I thought, with six kids I know we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this. Be prepared to throw it away as you're not going to want to clean it." —Jennifer R. Little

    Check out more gross before and after pictures in Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging.

    9. An outlet timer that'll automatically shut off after one, two, four, or eight hours, because we've all had that "Wait... did I shut off the curling iron/slow-cooker/lava lamp?" moment.


    You can also set it to the "hold" setting if you don't want to use the timer at that moment. Besides curing your curling iron anxiety (which, extremely me) the Amazon reviewer below had the great idea to use it to charge their phone without leaving it plugged in for too long!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    Promising review: "I love this product. I use it only for my cell phone charger cable so it won't overcharge all night. I set it on for two hours and my phone and I wake up in the morning to a fully charged phone. I've heard its not good for a battery to be connected to a charger for long hours." —Scott

    10. A mold & mildew removing gel, because it seems like the mold and grossness just keeps coming back every time you shower — and that's just no way to start your day. Just squeeze out and let this non-drip gel work its magic overnight — NO s c r u b b i n g.

    It clings to tile, meaning it'll STAY PUT, killing mold & mildew and keeping it from reappearing later down the road.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product." —thekuan

    11. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to end your gnat problem once and for all. No more stalking them in silence and trying to smack them out of the air.

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.14.

    Promising review: "After bringing a new houseplant into my home, I started noticing gnats. At first I didn't think much about it, but then they got annoying! Thanks to Buzz Feed's advertisement of this product, I quickly made the connection between the new plant and the arrival of the gnats. This thing has trapped about 100 so far and greatly reduced the number bothering me! (I had no idea one average sized plant could spawn so many gnats!). I replanted it this weekend in new soil and am hoping that helps, but these traps have helped significantly! The plant was from my dad's funeral, so I hate to get rid of it...hoping the new soil will get things under control enough for the traps to take care of the rest." —Missy

    12. A set of pre-filled ant traps that are ready to use at the first sign of the picnic-crashers. Just open and leave it out, and you can get rid of the whole colony.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    13. And for bigger bugs or arachnids you're afraid to approach (me) spider and insect catcher that'll keep pests in its clutches without smushing them so you can bring them outside where they belong — NOT in your bathroom, leaving you to panic.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I ordered this, but I have a husband who makes bug splats on my walls and I needed something to stop that. This thing actually works!! I have always been a catch and release person when it comes to indoor bugs but this makes it so much easier. I love it." —Island Gal

    14. Sugru, a moldable glue you can use for SO MANY PURPOSES. You can fix fraying wires, hang pictures (without a nail), create ergonomic grips on tools, and soooooo much more.


    It sets strong because it turns into silicone rubber, permanently bonding to almost any surface. It's waterproof (use it to secure a shower caddy!), heat- and cold-resistant (use it to insulate a pot handle!), and electricity-insulating (fix those constantly fraying smartphone cords!).

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven sets of colors).

    Promising review: "My Macbook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger. The only downside is each package is not resealable. Luckily I also had an iPhone cable and Apple earphones to reinforce. So basically, Apple, get your s*** together and pack some Sugru with your products." —Leesankwok

    15. A picture hanging tool that'll make every step of the process easier. Just line it up with your anchor points, make sure your pot on the wall is level, then use the points on the back to mark your spot. You ~nailed~ it!


    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    Promising review: "Glad I waited to review, because at first I really didn't think I was impressed, as the product seemed a bit on the cheap side. I was wrong, and after using it on a project where i was installing the hanging bracelets on a wood plank piece I created, as well as hanging that same piece above a door in a main room, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. It made every part of the hanging process crazy easy! All the functions of the hanging device worked flawlessly and smoothly, and I will never hang anything without using this again. Definitely recommending this to friends and family, great product!" —rcr

    16. A Feed n Wax Wood conditioner reviewers swear by to bring their scratched, worn-out, and dull tables, cabinets, and drawers to new life. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than a kitchen remodel.

    It'll basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings) and polish up beautifully in minutes, bringing out the natural color and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.73.

    Promising review: "Our home was built in 1984, solid wood cabinets still solid but needed some love. We are getting ready to update the countertops and I was trying to decide if I wanted to spend the extra money and just replace the cabinets. Decided to try some love on the old cabinets, found this product and gave it a try. Yes, it was some work, but I am a 'hands-on' kind of girl, so spent the better part of a day removing the cabinet hardware, waxing and buffing. This product does feel greasy but I could see it soaking into our old wood cabinets. Even gave some of the more used one a second coat. Left it on for the directed 20 minutes and then buffed off with a clean dry cloth. Our old cabinets look fantastic. So glad I found this, it just saved us thousands on the cost of new cabinets." —K. Pollock

    17. A scent-free, biodegradable odor eliminator for those stinks you didn't think you'd ever smell the end of. It bonds with ~odor molecules~ to get rid of the stink, without leaving any perfume-y smells behind.

    Dead mice, run-ins with skunks, pet messes, years of cigarette smoke — reviewers have stopped them ALL with this spray.

    Get a pack of three bottle sizes from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I have seen the commercials for others with claims of removing odors (and tried them too) but I have used this for years and will continue too use it. Zero Odor works where all others have failed. The first time I used it we were clean out an apartment to prepare it for new people and the prior tenants had cats...what a strong, offensive odor they left behind. I thought nothing would work and we would have to completely refinish the entire area and that would have cost a fortune, well Zero Odor was a last ditch effort because we had tried about seven or eight other things already, from chemical cleaners (hours of labor) to every type of spray I could find and none of them even put a dent in it, a few masked it for about an hour but that was all they did. I purchased Zero Odor specifically for this problem area, I sprayed everything, walls, floor, ceiling and the closet too. We came back the next day and it was totally free of any odors at al, it was 100% clear and clean. Keep mind the placed smelled so bad before that we had to keep the windows open, well Zero Odor became a part of my cleaning kit from that day on and I will never go without it. This one works, plain and simple. I have no idea how but when everything else failed Zero Odor did it and continues to time after time. Let the others claim whatever they want but this product does exactly what it says with no compromise, not even a hint of the old odor is left behind. No way around this one, it's great stuff." —Stonington

    18. A two-in-one window-washing sponge and squeegee so easy to use, you'll actually clean your windows, because seeing out of them is kind of important. You'll get that no-streak shine every time.


    Get the window washer from Amazon for $12.20 and the extender pole from Amazon for $10.

    Promising review: "I'm done with windex and newspaper. This product makes the job cleaning windows (something I do once a year...maybe) just because it's so tedious, much much easier. I bought this to clean windows on a home I'm selling and it was quick, extremely effective. Going to wash windows in my current home today because, first, they need them, and second, I know it'll be quick and painless!" —sun_muse

    19. I'm A Homeowner, Now What?, a logbook to help you keep track of everything you need to know: contacts for electricians and plumbers, checklists for routine maintenance, planning space for updates and renos, info on appliances like water heaters, and more.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    Promising review: "This was an amazing organizing tool when I sold my house. I was able to leave information on the home I was selling for the new buyer. Wish someone would have done this for me. Recommend that realtors purchase and give to clients." —Cynthia

    20. A pack of anti-vibration pads, because laundry day is a chore enough without the rattling of the machines ruining your simultaneous Netflix binge.

    They're universal in size to work with most machines too!

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I live in a New York City apartment on the fourth floor, I recently bought an LG all in one washer and dryer combo. I love the machine, however, when the spin cycle starts my apartment sounds and feels like either an earthquake or living on a rocket launch pad. I was confident that if I continued to use this machine it will eventually fall through the ceiling and on my neighbor 's head. I purchased a vibration pad from home depot but the earthquake continued. This product saved me from losing my apartment and possibly a murder rap, the vibration was reduced by 95%. I can now wash knowing my laundry and the rest of the world is safe." —Amazon Customer

    21. A pair of lil' leaf scoopers to help make clearing your lawn less of a, well, chore.


    The jumping into the leaf pile part will be just as great though!

    Get them from Amazon for $19.57.

    Promising review: "I really like these mitts. They greatly facilitate cleaning up leaves and yard debris. They are very durable for yard work. I wouldn't use them to move gravel or rock. These mitts save time and more importantly a lot of back wrenching work. I use these too when out on yard jobs. If you have a lot of leaves or loose brush to gather these make the job a great deal easier." —Marty R.

    22. A Tubshroom, a game-changing drain strainer to catch every single strand of shed hair and make clogged showers a thing of the past.

    BuzzFeed / Sarah Aspler

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

    Promising review: "Can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, it appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly. I'm very impressed having been using around a month. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron Morlock

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's Tubshroom review for all the deets (and more ~hair raising~ pics).

    23. A handy dandy gutter scoop with a high handle and extended front so you can quickly get rid of all those goopy leaves without breaking a sweat.


    Get it from Amazon for $3.41.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for cleaning the leaves, seeds, & debris out of your rain gutter. It made the job go faster and so much easier. I figure anytime you can get a useful tool for under $5 it wouldn’t matter if it had to be replaced every year but to my surprise it held up this year and we’ll be able to use it at least another year or more. I’m going to buy more to add to gift baskets for friends." —Sal's

    24. A cabinet system to help you make the most out of your space for all of your novelty mugs and giant pasta bowls — and your regular plates, too.


    It comes with (deep breath): a wrap rack, two-shelf spice rack, three cabinet shelves, and a lid/plate rack.

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $24.79.

    Promising review: "I love how organized my shelf is now! It fits in perfectly and is very sturdy. Getting six pieces for less than $5 each is amazing. I put pans and lids, plates, spices, and saran wraps, and I used one of the racks for organizing my coffee stuff." —Barbara

    25. A dryer duct cleaning kit that'll easily remove all the built-up lint and fluff that's lurking there. It can improve the performance of your dryer and help decrease the likelihood of starting a fire.

    It comes with a brush head and six rods that can extend up to 12 feet.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.25.

    Promising review: "Easy to use, and completely astonished me to see the gigantic amount of lint that was almost totally blocking our ducts. The metal ducts are about 12 feet long. I used this tool with power drill clockwise adding section by section. Then pulled it out, and attached my Work electric leaf blower and enough lint blew out as you can see to have completely blocked the air flow from the dryer! Now the dryer works as it should and drying time is much much faster! Obviously never cleaned since the house was built more than 18 years of lint build up (lived here a year and the dryer frequently gave an error message D80 which meant 80 percent blocked... we think it was closer to 100 percent. GREAT PRODUCT to do it yourself and save. THANKS" —Craig B. Highberger

    26. A Iron Out rust stain remover you can use on interior *and* exterior stains from the bathroom to the concrete. The formula clings to the stain — you don't even need to scrub!,

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    Promising review: "Worked on contact. No scrubbing, or pulling out the brush, just let it sit for a few minutes and the orange rust stains were gone. We have very hard well water and when out softener died, we needed a little time to research and save up for a new system. I was using everything under the sun with all the elbow grease I could muster to remove the stains. Until I tried Iron OUT. Already bought more." —Stevie

    27. A pack of Stomp 'n Go stain-lifting pads if you 1. have carpeting of any kind and 2. have a pet or ever drink non-clear beverages. These'll knock out any stains in no time flat.

    They can remove stains caused by wine, blood, pet messes, mud, coffee and more. Just set the pad down, stop on it (fun!!), and toss — for more major stains, you can leave the pad on for 24 hours.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews for anything, but I just had to write one for these. I have ordered three boxes already and will continue to order them forever. We have two dogs and one of them will get sick or have an accident in the house a few times a month. I've used all kinds of carpet cleaner as well as the SpotBot, but they never seemed to really get the stains out. I bought these on a whim because I was desperate to find something that might work and guess what? THEY WORKED! No joke, every stain I have put these on has come out of the carpet just by this pad sitting on the stain for around 24 hours. I have told everyone I know about these and have heard great things from them as well. If you are on the fence, just give them a try! I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!" —

    28. An over-the-door plastic bag organizer to restrain your collecting habits, corral your bags, and make it easy to grab one to use without disturbing the whole assortment. Just reach in the hole!


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine finishes).

    Promising review: "I’m really happy with my kitchen organizer. It is out of sight, holds a lot of plastic bags and now, and I no longer have a huge bag full of plastic bags in my pantry. Cleared up a lot of space. Awesome!" —Monica

    29. A set of motion-sensing strip lights for installing effortless under-cabinet lighting, brightening dark closets, or lighting up creepy-at-night staircases.,

    They go on when you get within three meters (almost 10 feet), and turn off 15 seconds after you walk out of range. And they just stick right on — how easy is that?

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $18.99.

    Promising review: "One of the smartest things that I've purchased in a while. Just peel off the double-sided tape cover and stick the magnet wherever you need light. The light is metal so it clings to the magnet that you just stuck to the wall, ceiling, wherever — it's super easy to change the batteries. Motion sensing so you don't have to touch them — just be there. Also, they are light sensitive so that you don't waste battery power if there is enough light anyway. I like to use rechargeable batteries so that I don't have to buy batteries all the time. They are bright enough for a regular closet or under a kitchen cabinet and the lights are LED so they are energy efficient. I just bought a couple more 3-packs for seasonal gifts. This is a no-brainer — you need this!" —Kindle Customer

    30. A roll of screen repairing tape to quickly patch up a hole or tear in your window screen. Prepare *now* before spring is back before we know it!

    It may not blend in perfectly but hey, it's cheaper than replacing a whole screen!

    Get a roll of 15 feet from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I live in an old home and we are at the point in life where we have done all the big repairs we are going to do. We have holes in quite a few screens which my spouse promised to fix with his mystical screen hole patching prowess. That was years ago and I’m tired of getting eaten alive. I bought a roll of this and in 10 minutes every screen was patched. This product cuts cleanly even with mediocre scissors. It adheres to the existing screen neatly and without a lot of pressure or fuss. I’d say not to worry too much about which color you choose as this product is quite obvious in use. It is really not going to blend. However I don’t care; my screens no longer are mosquito boulevards and the product stays put. I’m thrilled, one more job off the list." —Quickbeam

    31. A 50-pack of super-slim velvet hangers that'll streamline each and every closet, allowing you to hang way more tops, blazers, dresses, and coats (oh so many coats).

    Because of the velvet coating, spaghetti straps and slippery fabrics won't keep falling off. And unlike similar options, reviewers promise the flocking does *not* come off of these and all over your clothes.

    Promising review: "These hangers do all the work for me. I was finally inspired to rid myself of flimsy tacky dry cleaner hangers and bulky plastic ones — I’d have to size up my clothes in order to determine which ones wouldn’t slide off the plastic. With these hangers, everything works, and the velvet is like an easy to use magnet for my clothes. Nothing slips. The space-saving design makes a surprising difference. I share a small master closet and thanks to these hangers my side is roomy and organized now." —E. Marshall

    Get a set of 50 from Amazon for $26.99+ (also available in ivory).

    32. A set of cozy-looking furniture socks to keep the legs of tables and chairs from scratching your precious hardwood floors — and from making that annoying squeaky-scratchy sound. Those adhesive felt pats you're used to? They just never. stay. on.


    They work for legs up to 5" circumference.

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "We had been using adhesive felt rounds on the bottoms of the chair legs to keep from scratching our hardwood floors. With use, this type of product would eventually slide off and the adhesive that was left on the legs would get smeared all over the floor. It was very frustrating. I thought I would try these chair socks and I’m so glad I did. They have stayed on without any problems since we received them. It has been a few weeks now and I’m so glad I found these online and made the purchase. Even my 98-year-old mother is able to move her chair around without any problem. This was such a great purchase for us."Amazon Customer

    33. A pack of sound-dampening bumpers you can stick right on noisy cabinets so you're not jarred awake with the BANG that indicates someone else's late-night or early-morning bowl of cereal.


    Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    Promising review: "Funny enough, but this is one of my favorite low-cost upgrades to the house. Our previous dampers were a cloth that came with the cabinets and were getting a bit thin. Thought I would try and upgrade to save on the stress of the hickory doors. Wow was I surprised of the difference of a good bumper. These stick on very strong, but don't ruin the wood if removed. They have a beautiful but solid thud that is not loud, but also don't bounce the door or drawer back at you which others might do. There are also so many in the pack that I replaced every bumper in the house, good or bad, and still haven't gone through half the bag. They'll be passed down through the generations!" —Andy Levesque

    34. A set of Space Saver vacuum bags to squeeeeeze your out-of-season clothes and blankets into their most compact version.

    And if the photos above aren't enough, check out these photos to see two massive stacks of tees sealed into a Space Saver the width of a SODA CAN!

    Promising review: "THESE ARE LIFE CHANGING. The package came quickly to my door with five storage bags. They even give you a hand pump to use in case you're taking the bags camping or just don't have a vacuum handy. I tested the pump to see how well it works, perfect! I have uploaded photos of my hall closet before and after using the storage bags (pictured above). And HOLY COW I have half my closet back! I would have more room but I left out a few blankets we regularly use. I used three bags to store ALL THE items including three large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more, these are fantastic!!!" —Knastay

    Get a set of six jumbo bags from Amazon for $29.99 (also available in small, medium, and large).

    I finally gave in and bought some of these and YOU GUYS!!!! I'm so happy I did (I have way too many sweaters). Check out my review of the space saving bags for more deets!

    35. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

    It has almost 5,000 five-star reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    36. A wall-mounted rack to keep your broom, Swiffer, and mop out of the dust before they can even sweep it up. And now you can actually (::sheds tear::) walk into your broom closet without tripping over a million handles.

    Freed up floor space = more room for storage bins!!!!!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I have a small apartment, and the broom closet was always a mess, with the brooms hitting me in the face whenever I took the trash out. This saved me so much stress! The slots have little rollers and they move to fit just about any size mop or broom. There are also little hooks that can drop down if you want to hold towels or the dust pan, which is what I use it for. This is a must-have organizational tool!" —Jacqui Nibbelin

    37. A humidifier (and essential oil diffuser) so you can put an end to the utter dryness in your house once the heat cranks on. There are only so many times you can apply lotion in one day.

    A full tank can run for up to eight hours, or you can set it to automatically shut off after one, three, or six hours!

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

    Promising review: "We have a toddler and a baby and have space heaters running almost every night. We also live in a very dry climate so we are in constant need of humidifiers. Most humidifiers have to be taken apart and cleaned to prevent microbes and such from growing. Also we have very hard water so the build up from mineral deposits are a pain to keep up on. I saw these diffusers being talked about on a blog and figured I give it a try. They were the same price as most humidifiers and I figured if it didn’t work so well for that at least I could put oils in and freshen the air. I have to say these are great! I bought another one, a bigger one. I plan on buying another one even. The area where the water is placed is like a wide open bowl when the lid is removed and made of a smooth plastic, you can easily wipe down in between uses. No little nooks and crannies to scrub. The output of moisture is great. We wake up without dryness just like a standard humidifier and if we feel like using essential oils it disperses them perfect." —Someguy

    Looking for some essential oils to get started? Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    38. A motion-detecting toilet light that'll glow any of 16 colors — so you don't miss the bowl no matter what, trip over cords in the dark, stub your toe, or make another 3 a.m. bathroom trip mishap, without needing to waste electricity or install a nightlight.


    With a 4.5/5-star rating and over 2,800 five-reviews, you know you can trust it.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Promising review: "I am pregnant and get up to use the bathroom multiple times a night. This little gadget has been awesome. It provides a good amount of light but not too much to wake up my sleeping husband. It has multiple colors and the motion sensor is great. Plus it only lights up when you need it, unlike a night light. It is also really easy to set up. Love it!" —K. Adler

    39. A pair of insulating blackout curtains to keep precious heat IN and annoying sunlight OUT — or even worse, the lights your neighbors refuse to turn off at 3 a.m. that are somehow brighter than the sun.

    Get two panels from Amazon for $24.95 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    Promising review: "Best blackout curtains ever for the price. I've shopped all over and these are truly what they are advertised. I didn't think I would need blackouts, but I work nights and sleep till noon and these are absolutely perfect. The color is a rich navy which are difficult to find in store. Trust me when I say, I went everywhere: Lowes, Home Depot & Home Goods, Tuesday morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target. No place had them in this color for this price. I love, love, love, Amazon Prime because I wasn't sure if these were going to work out, but they are above and beyond what I expected." —Josie Holdridge

    Me when I've finally checked all the housekeeping items off my to-do list:


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