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    30 Home Things To Increase Chances Of A Security Deposit Return

    To ensure you hear that πŸ’° ching-a-linging back into your acct.

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    1. Wood repair markers because you won't be charged for scratches and nicks in wood surfaces if you color those babies in so they're totally undetectable. Hit the floors, steps, windowsills, cabinets, and wherever else.

    top shows a wooden cabinet with light-colored scratches all over it and the bottom shows the same cabinet with zero scratches and no more discoloration

    The key is to get the blending right so make sure you test the marker in an inconspicuous spot first. This'll also be good for any rented wood furniture in your place if you got a fully furnished rental. Also, several reviewers noted that wiping it after with a cleaning wipe OR an alcohol wipe will help to make the spot look especially natural. One more heads up: Tons of reviewers didn't love the crayons that came in the pack but shared that the markers still made the pack worth the price.

    Promising review: "In honesty, I didn't really expect much from these, especially because of their low price. But I've used them on EVERYTHING! I've cleaned up the appearance of cupboard doors, trim, wood name it. At first, I struggled with the spots looking like I colored them but found that wiping the area immediately after with a dry paper towel took care of this issue. Unless the spot was huge, you can't even tell that it was fixed." β€”Christina DeBusk

    Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. Stainable wood filler for deeper holes and scratches that can't be simply colored in but DEF need fixing by the time you move out and the landlord does the walk-through. This'll have you like, "What spot?",

    This wood filler has real wood fibers for sanding, staining, and painting. It also resists shrinking and cracking. Plus, it's designed to firmly holds screws and nails if that's what you need it for. One thing several reviewers did say was that after this tub has been opened, the product gets super dry but there's a remedy; one reviewer says just mix in a small amount of water and it'll be back like new. Lastly, I found this incredibly helpful video that shares three ways to repair wood scratches in your home. I definitely followed it when I moved out of my last apartment. Good luck!

    Promising review (from someone who painted after): "This stuff is great for filling in holes in wood as well as other materials. Bought it to fill in screw holes in some wood trim around my front door. I applied some and then sanded. It looked pretty good but decided to do another layer. Now after painting, you can't tell where any of the screws are located. Not sure about the 'stainable' aspect, but painting it worked great. Sanding worked very much like sanding real wood. Has small wood particles inside the putty, so it seems like it will hold up a long time." β€”Randy

    Promising review (from someone who stained after): "Adding larger hardware to our cabinets and this wood filler worked great to fill in cabinet holes. I used wood stain markers to match our stain and it turned out perfectly." β€”Moonbaby4885

    Get it from Amazon for $16.51.

    3. Felt furniture pads to keep your stuff from ruining the floors when you move 'em around OR just from wearing down the spot over time. Just peel and stick!

    the pack of pads which look like felt stickers and in all different circle sizes

    You'll especially want these if you have a metal bed frame and hardwood floors in your bedroom because baybeeee β€” I wish I'd thought to use these after ordering my metal frame from Amazon. It TOTALLY scratched my floor up and I had to repair the floor when I really could have prevented it from the jump.

    Promising review: "I have old brick floors in my kitchen and keeping room where bar stools and chairs were really badly scratching the brick because the original protectors from the furniture manufacturer had worn out. These were very easy to apply and so far the furniture just glides on the floor instead of dragging and scratching." β€”Socialeyes

    Get them from Amazon for $14.91.

    4. Door stoppers so you can put a ~halt~ to the wall damage bound to happen near the door that opens wide and slams hard (gotta lovvve tight spaces and heavy-handed folks in the house, right?)

    round clear doorstopper on the wall actually stopping a doorknob from touching the wall

    It's also dope that these are clear so they won't be total eyesores and disrupt your decor! Reviewers shared that they can be used to do a ton of other things too (e.g. toilet seat protection).

    Promising review: "Great door stoppers. We used them in addition to hinge door stoppers to prevent the door from hitting the bed in the kids' room because of course they swing every door with all their might. We also used them between their bedposts and the wall to prevent the door from damaging the wall when they jump on it. They great!" β€”ShopGirl

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A tile and stone repair kit β€” betcha thought those chips in your floor or on that back wall behind your counter were a lost cause, huh? Nope! This'll get 'em back to looking like nothing ever happened.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about being able to conceal hairline cracks in our bathroom tile that is marbled. After matching the base color, filling the cracks and waiting for the areas to dry, I honestly had a hard time finding the cracks again to apply the clear lacquer. Wish I had found this product sooner. Will recommend to all my friends." β€”Aileen G.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    6. And! An oil stain remover to fix up stone surfaces you believed would sho'nuff be the reason your security deposit went bye-bye. This'll prob help you ~counter~ that loss.

    A reviewer's four steps: 1 an oil stain on untreated marble, 2 apply thick amount of product 3 let dry for 72 hrs 4 scrape away and the stain is gone

    It works on marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, grout (for ceramic and porcelain tile), masonry, and concrete β€” and it won't discolor the surface of the stone even one bit!

    Promising review: "Had an oil stain on my untreated West Elm marble top buffet from a kids toy. I purchased the oil stain remover and crossed my fingers that it would work. Followed the directions, waited 72 hrs to let it dry completely, and then scraped it off with a credit card. It worked perfectly! I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend this product!" β€”parkhaven916

    Get a can of it on Amazon for $9.50.

    7. A 4-in-1 hole repair product β€” a bottle of spackle with a built-in primer, a built-in putty knife on the top, and a sanding pad on the cap β€” that will get those walls under control with ease.


    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product! Completely repairs dings, damages, and holes in drywall (that a landlord would charge $100+ for) in one product. Used it to fix a large wall ding above my bed that was very unattractive. Spackle easily coated and covered the ding. I flattened the spackled surface with the sharp edge on the bottle and allowed it to dry overnight. I sanded down the surface with the smoother disk on the cap, and no scrapings or dust spilled at all while sanding β€” it left a perfectly smooth surface. Painted over it and it's gone!" β€”Analytical V

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    8. A replacement HVAC system filter β€” consider this a handy reminder if your lease says you're the one responsible for replacing this. You haven't touched it since the move-in date, huh? Replace it now, friends β€” especially if you already know you've got yourself a petty landlord.

    left side shows the filter full of dust (which of course means it's working) and the right side shows the filter when it was first put into the vent

    These are meant to capture stuff like lint, dust, dust mite debris, candle soot, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, smoke and smog, cough and sneeze particles, and other particles that contain bacteria and viruses. It's also a smart filter so you can use an app to track airflow and when it's time to change it again. Lucky for you, these hardworking filters come in a pack of two β€” one for the old place and one for your new place.

    Promising review: "I have tried many air filters over the years and have come across two problems. One is that the filters that protect better often restrict the airflow too much and have actually shut down my furnace. The second is that the air filters that allow good airflow don't filter very well. This is the best air filter that I have found that will both β€” filter well and also not restrict airflow. If you have any of the two issues I did, then do not hesitate to give these a try." β€”Rhynocerology
    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $37.38.

    9. Oven cleaner because yes, a landlord can declare your oven too dirty and withhold some or all of your deposit for the cost of cleanup or completely replacing it. This cleaner will make that baby look brand spankin' new so you can avoid those probs!

    It's lemon-scented and fume-free! Yay!

    Promising review: "Whoa, Mama this stuff works! I have an oven I’ve embarrassingly neglected for five years. I did as the other reviewers stated and sprayed it on and let it sit overnight, then cleaned up the next day. It literally wiped up with a damp sponge. No scrubbing necessary! I will mention, however, that the directions state to cover the heating elements first with aluminum foil. I didn’t read the directions prior to using it (whoops!) and sprayed the product directly onto my heating element which made it a little more difficult to clean as they don’t come out. I just had to make sure to clean that area extra well and really get in the nooks and crannies. I also got a spray bottle full of water and REALLY sprayed all over it to rinse the area very well after wiping up the grime. Then, I simply dried it all up with a clean rag. I’m so glad I found this product and I solemnly swear I will not wait another five years to clean my oven ever again!" β€”Rebecca

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $23.19.

    10. And! A cooktop cleaning kit so you get that stove cleaned inside and out.

    The kit comes with a 10-ounce bottle of Cerama Bryte Cooktop Cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "I tried EVERYTHING for two years to get the ring of baked-on grime off of our stovetop. Nothing worked. I figured I’d give this product a go since the kit was just $10. IT’S AMAZING. A little scrape with the razor and a few scrubs with the cleaner and pad. BOOM! Nasty rings around the burners are GONE!" β€”OperaDiva

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two kit options).

    11. A duster brush just for your blinds (esp the plantation kind) because if you think it's wild for a landlord to charge for dust, then think again. There's usually a fee attached to extra cleanup so you'd better send those dust bunnies hopping on away!

    The brush has microfiber sleeves that'll actually pick up all of the dust so you don't have to do so many swipes. It cleans two blinds at once so you can breeze through it and will come in especially handy for folks with plantation-style blinds which are thicker and wider and therefore collect even more dust. Oh yeah, the microfiber sleeves are removable and washable PLUS you'll get an extra four so they'll be interchangeable. Woot!

    Promising review: "Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years???? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years and happily found this item. It WORKS!!! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won't break any time soon." β€”Marionvgt

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    12. An extendable microfiber duster β€” since we're talking dust β€” so you can get up-too-high particles plus the ones hiding out between tinier crevices. Leave no spot unwiped, folks!


    It'll come with an adjustable handle that extends from 24 to 49 inches, a shorter handle, a detachable fluffy duster end, and a detachable microfiber duster for deeper cleaning.

    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." β€”Sjay

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. Garbage disposal cleaning packets to ensure that you don't leave any assaulting odors behind when you're outta there. Wouldn't want your security deposit to go ~down the drain~ because of a foul odor you left the landlord to deal with, would ya?,

    BTW, it's lemon-scented and the packets are biodegradable so they won't screw up the environment once they go down your drain and out into the sewage.

    Promising review: "We moved into a townhouse that had a garbage disposal in the kitchen. I never had one growing up and didn't think too much about it until the funky smell started. I researched ways to clean it and came across these. I decided to order a four-pack and try them. THEY ARE LIFE-CHANGING. Just run some water, toss the packet in, and turn on the disposal. The little packet does all the hard work for you. I order a new set as soon as we start to run low." β€”Lucas Brothers

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in multiple quantities).

    14. A rust-busting spray gel that'll get rid of those unsightly stains around your house that'll only ever roll their eyes and suck their teeth at bleach and baking soda. Just picture this spray saying, "Hold my beer" as the other cleaning products stand on the sidelines in awe.

    For the most part, rust accumulating in your bathtub isn't your fault as a tenant but if you, say, have just been dealing with the problem on your own and haven't ever reported it β€” a landlord may be able to charge you for it anyway depending on the wording of your lease.

    Promising review: "I have used EVERY product on the market to clean my tub for the last 15 years, to no avail. Some products knock the top layer of rust off (like CLR or Scrubbing Bubbles). Others do nothing to the stains, even after I scrub for hours (like bleach with a Brillo pad or Dawn/vinegar or baking soda scrub). The pictures speak for themselves! I got it this clean with three applications and 30 minutes, with only wiping the gel off between applications! I’ve never seen it this sparkly clean. I just bought a year’s worth of this brand’s other products (cleaning powder, gel spray, and toilet bowl cleaner)!" β€”Shawkawkaw

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    15. Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to remove permanent-seeming stuff from surfaces in your house β€” like tarnish, rust, hard water stains, and even soap scum. Lowkey, this may make the property look better than it looked when you first moved in. πŸ‘€

    A before-and-after photo showing a dirty and clean sink

    Peep our full review of the Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to get more tea on how well this stuff works (and on what).

    Promising review: "Bar Keepers Friend should really be called 'Homeowner's Magician!' I purchased this cleanser in an attempt to revive our stainless steel knife set, which is a great moderately priced set that has seen better days, and I'm extremely happy that I did. The cleanser not only took away the rust spots with minimal difficulty, but it returned them to their original luster! After cleaning our knives, I gave it a shot on our porcelain sink, which I typically have to douse in bleach cleaner to remove the stains from, causing the entire kitchen to be filled with noxious fumes... and it worked beautifully! The stains came clean, and it made the sink look pretty enough to eat off of." β€”Kat Ferrari

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in two sizes or a pack of two).

    16. A wine-stain remover because that red wine spot (yea, even the one you settled for being light pink instead of Merlot dark) is coming outta πŸ‘πŸΎ that πŸ‘πŸΎcarpet πŸ‘πŸΎ tuhπŸ‘πŸΎ day!,

    Per reviews, it'll work on carpets, couches, pillows, and more!

    Promising review: "I initially bought this to clean red wine out of fabrics that cannot be cleaned but did so with trepidation because I've tried other products that have only made things worse. Anyway, I didn't have to wait long to test out Wine Away's effectiveness as the first red wine spill happened a couple of weeks later on my wife's brand new, super expensive runner which we weren't supposed to be drinking anywhere near and, of course, is brilliant white. At this point, I had already given up all hope of covering up my tracks but figured I might as well try Wine Away as my last-ditch 'maybe I won't have to sleep on the couch' effort. To my amazement, upon spraying Wine Away on the stain, it immediately cleared up and left no residue or dullness behind. Honestly, I even called my wife in, told her what happened, and had her search for where the stain was and she couldn't find it. Simply amazing stuff. I am now a believer in Wine Away and have used it on not only wine spills but also pet stains on various fabrics and it's always stepped up to the challenge." β€”Derek

    Get it from Amazon for $13.25.

    17. And! Pet stain remover to remove those extra deep pee spots that seem impossible to get out, plus the assaulting odors that can come along with them.

    Top photo shows a pets tinkle time evidence in a reviewer's carpet while the bottom "after" photo shows the same reviewer's carpet cleared up after the cleaner. Someone's probably getting their security deposit back.

    Pet owners, you already know what it is! Landlords often give your apartments an extra eye knowing that you had animals on the lease. There have even been instances (per court TV and IRL folks I know) of landlords claiming carpet damage done by pets who weren't even there 😳. Anything to keep your deposit in their bank account and not yours. Set yourself up for the best outcome by being the cleanest, neatest pet owner possible β€” including arming yourself with this stuff. Very impressive note: At least TWO reviewers put their CSI hats on and straight-up used a blacklight on their carpets to make sure the spots were gone-gone according to science β€” and per their before-and-afters, they were! 😱

    Promising review: "This is the only cleaner we found to take out really old pet urine stains and the smell!! I poured the cleaner directly onto the stain, let it sit for an hour, and then used a regular rug cleaner with this cleaner again and the stains were gone! Not only did it clean the carpet but it also took out the very strong pet urine smell we had that we couldn't get rid of no matter what we treated it with. This is worth the money and I'll be buying more!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in 32-ounce and one-gallon sizes).

    18. And! A Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty made with actual factual grass that'll be perfect for training your doggo to not go indoors at all β€” so the carpets stay as pee-less (as possible).


    It'll also be super helpful for cold days when you just really don't feel like stepping out or when your pet is recovering from an injury and/or surgery that limits walks awhile. And yuppp, this is a Shark Tank product! Peep even more Shark Tank home products here!

    Promising review: "My dog Karl loves his Fresh Patch. I live on the 11th floor and ever since he was a puppy, he’s been using Fresh Patch. No accidents inside. Replaced every two weeks. Easy peasy. Best product for a city living doggie. Five stars." β€”Cp

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in three sizes).

    19. Watermark-removing cloths to make pesky rings disappear from your wooden surfaces. Now listen, you'll be mad as fire to discover that even a penny of your money is being withheld because of rings on rented furniture that coulda been cleared away with these wipes.

    Promising review: "This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious rings from where hot mugs had been left unattended, and despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to reduce their appearance. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would, and they haven't come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the watermark (it may take some time, but it's worth it!), and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again." β€”Trini

    Get them from Amazon for $8.28.

    20. A leather stain remover spray that'll give any leather furniture in your house a refresh without having to take anything (especially your money πŸ€‘) to a professional for a deep clean.

    This also works on durablend, vinyl, compound, saffiano, faux and other leather or leather-like surfaces. It's an especially great choice for anyone who rented a fully furnished apartment that has leather items.

    Promising review: "Used the microfiber cloth to apply and after the first treatment noted only mild improvement, but after the second treatment (done just after the first treatment dried), the stain was not visible!! I then did the entire chair and the results are great. Advice: Do not scrub the area hard. This may roughen up the leather. Apply lightly and wipe off with another microfiber towel." β€”mich

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    21. A battery-powered scrubber with a super sturdy handle so you can get into even the smallest of nooks and crannies properly to clean. With the oscillating bristles, there'll be no real wrist work involved!

    the brush laying on the floor. one side of the tiled floor is completely white after using the brush. The right side of the floor still has black grime in the crevices of the tile.

    Promising review: "What a difference five minutes with this and Bar Keepers Friend can make! I was getting ready to refinish a dresser and the thought of having to scrub and polish all of the hardware had me thinking I should replace rather than reuse. I decided that I would use a toothbrush to attempt to keep the original hardware but saw this option and gave it a try. It was magic! Honestly, less than five minutes of scrubbing revealed the beauty of the hardware and while I need to do a little more work with the grout head (which I immediately ordered), the results were great. Since then, I have used it to clean those icky places on pots and pans by the handle, on small appliances, and more. I had to stop myself from roaming around the house looking for places to try it on! It's worth the money. I think I am going to get rechargeable batteries for it (but truly, I have used for over a month and the batteries are still fine)." β€”cphilburn

    Get it from Amazon for $19.40.

    22. Or, a whole grout cleaning kit to get those tiles looking perfect. This'll be a dream for the folks (like me, lol) who like to leave a home looking like total MONEY (ya know, so the landlord doesn't keep yours). Doing the most? Maybe. But, it couldn't hurt. πŸ€·πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    The kit comes with two bottles of Grout-Eez and a scrubber you can attach to a standard mop or broom pole.

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product. I have tried several grout cleaners over the past 15 years since the majority of our flooring has been ceramic tile. This product surpassed all of them. In fact, nothing has ever worked this quickly. The three best features included (1) the instructions on both the bottle and with the product were clear and I followed them to a tee, (2) the perfect brush that came with it that fit perfectly into my grout lines and was easy to attach to an existing handle and (3) how easily the soil was removed from the grout. I would recommend using this around one tile first and definitely wait the 10 minutes then wiggle the brush in the grout lines. The soil comes up quickly." β€”Karen

    Get a set from Amazon for $39.95.

    23. Air-tight paint touch-up pens that'll handle any small scratches, scuffs, or stains that you, the kids, your spouse, or even your pet may have contributed to the walls during your stay.

    Amazon, Slobproof

    Just stick a pen in a can of paint (er... hopefully matching the surface you're correcting) and suck the paint up like you're using a syringe. Also, you'll be happy to know that these babies are indeed refillable, even though some reviews say they aren't; here's how, my friends.

    Promising review: "Love this β€” absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed usable, without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it. It would be nice if the manufacturer put an area on the pen where you could easily label the paint info, but I use a permanent marker, and it works okay." β€”Hooked on Amazon!

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $9.99.

    24. Or, Magic Eraser sponges – they'll leave you in AWE when you're done. The landlord will be like, "But I don't smell any paint." And you'll be like, "Oh, it's because I didn't use any; it's Magic." And it'll kinda-sorta be the truth. 😏,

    Yo, I LOVE these things and have recommended them to literally everyone in my life. I love how they remove black marks on walls without taking the paint off the walls or causing any discoloration. They've been lifesavers for my apartments but I also always make it a point to bring a pack to any Airbnb stays so I can leave the space looking as great as I found it. If these babies had been around when I was a kid, this would have saved hours of wiping walls down with rags and buckets of concoction-cleaned water (Gotta love Saturday clean-up with mom, right?).

    Promising review: "Hey! Did I tell you Mr. Clean and his Magic sponges changed my life?! I live in an apartment that very quickly gets gross and grubby due to oldness and I use these suckers on *everything*. I don't recommend using them on matte walls but I do anyway, to erase scuffs. I use them on my kitchen floor which is disgusting thanks to the '60s floor tiles that are peeling off the floor, and my Siamese cat who eats his wet food while standing on his plate and then walks around leaving little paw prints of grossness. I use the sponges to clean everything in my bathroom and kitchen. There's nothing more satisfying than wiping your stove with a damp Mr. Clean, turning it over, and seeing the tint of filth. Even if you think you have an immaculate kitchen, (and your friends say, 'OMG, your house! It's so clean! I wish my house was so immaculate!' when they visit.) Mr. Clean will prove to you otherwise." β€”Customer Review

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in a 10-count).

    25. Screen repair tape to cover that tear in the screen window or door. Super forgettable imperfection, until it's in a letter filled with reasons why your security deposit isn't en route. 😯

    model holding the tape over a tear in the screen window

    It includes a 2-by-80-inch roll you can easily cut with scissors! Plus it has three layers to make this baby strong as hell.

    Promising review: "This works so well on screen holes! The backing is very sticky and it stays in place well. I used it on a very small hole, and then also for a larger hole where I had to use two strips. They are both very secure. I'm glad we don't have to replace an entire screen just because of one hole!" β€”KS girl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    26. OR, a whole window screen roll kit to inconspicuously replace the whole she-bang and your landlord will be none the wiser. Per lotsa reviewers, this thing is super easy to install β€” especially for first-time DIYers.


    One reviewer even noted that their 14-year-old son was able to get it done with no probs! The kit'll come with the fiberglass screen, one 140" x 25' spline, and one spline implementation tool. There's also a video right near the pictures on the product page so you can see how it's done!

    Promising review: "I have never installed anything before. My husband claimed he couldn’t do it without even opening the box, so I opened it up and had it done in about 20 minutes all by myself. The directions were straight forward and it was easy to install, especially for someone with no experience with home improvement projects. Very pleased and would buy again, though I hope we never have to!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38 (different kits for different needs including pet-resisting, sun-resisting, and more!)

    27. A fireplace cleaner kit that will get rid of soot stains (plus germs and odor) so your fireplace goes back to lookin' like the brand new upgrade your landlord bought right before you moved in a year ago.,

    The kit comes with a brush and a16-ounce bottle of non-toxic fireplace cleaning formula.

    Promising review: "Unbelievable! My daughter just moved into her first home. She thought she would have to paint her brick fireplace because of the heavy soot stains that had been there for years. We applied the product twice and put in a whole lot of elbow grease, but what a difference!! It’s a messy process, but well worth the time and energy." β€”MM

    Get it from Amazon for $16.54.

    28. Self-adhesive marble film to give your bathroom or kitchen counters a chic upgrade that'll be easy to remove when your lease ends.

    on top a reviewer's plain bathroom counter, on the bottom the same counter covered in marble film

    Promising review: "I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap IKEA tables into less cheap-looking IKEA tables because I'm not made of money, but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price. I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble, not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also, it was delivered same-day which was miraculous as my DIY initiative tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." β€”Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 10 sizes of rolls).

    29. A suction shower and bath grip so everyone in the house can step in and out of the bath without slipping β€” with no permanent, deposit-threatening install involved.


    To install, just apply pressure and flip the latches to activate suction.

    Promising review: "I did not want to drill into my tile to install a bar that would only be needed temporarily. A family member would need a little extra help getting in and out of the shower for four to six weeks. This product was the perfect solution... with a couple of caveats. First, the suction cups need to be on prefectly smooth tile. This means it can't cross grout lines and if you have mosaic tiles or rough hewn tile, forget it. Second, you need to put a little oomph on the handle when you're installing it. Luckily, I've got oomph to spare. With smooth tile and elbow grease, this is really sturdy and came off (with same elbow grease), leaving not a trace. Keeping this for future use for sure! Highly recommended!" β€”Benkai

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    30. Command hooks to hang up literally anything you want without causing any wall damage you'll have to pay for later.,

    Promising review: "We do not have a closet near our front door and needed a simple way to allow guests to hang their coats during a visit. These hooks worked and, because of the white color, are not noticeable when not in use. They even allow me to hang my purse temporarily from time-to-time. Because we are renting, I am super happy that they can be removed without damage and reused again in the future." β€”L. K. Lawson

    Get a seven-pack from Amazon for $9.48.


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