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    26 Useful Products Under $10 That'll Actually Help Improve Your Entire Home

    Smart finds for your closet, bathroom, kitchen, and more.

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    1. A set of 30 adhesive spice grips so you can set up a spice rack anywhere that's most convenient and functional for you and your kitchen.

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    Inside a cabinet door, on that empty wall in your pantry, on the side of your fridge...there are so many ~possibilities~.

    Promising review: "I am pleased to have found a solution to organizing my spice cabinet that works for me! I did not want them to be permanent — I wanted the flexibility to move them if I need to rearrange or take them down cleanly if they end up breaking or failing — so I pulled off the adhesive strips that came on them and instead used medium size 3M Command Velcro hanging strips ($9.99), three or four per each clip strip. I have several sizes of spices, including square glass, and they are all holding fine so far. I would rather have had all six strips white than three white/three black, but I can live with it. For the cost (and since I used removable hanging strips), I'll be happy if they last a year or so before I need to replace them. I'm thrilled to not have stacked spice jars cascading out of the cabinet every time I cook!" —Dana

    Get them on Amazon for $9.97.

    2. A packet of water bottle cleaning tablets you can also use to scour out coffee pots, pressure cookers, and almost anything else with stubborn stains that regular soap and water don't touch.

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    You simply fill your container with warm water, add a tablet or two, wait half an hour, then rinse. Reviewers say it works best on metal or ceramic (not so much on plastic).

    Promising review: "Be sure to use hot water; it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I'm amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn't help either but it did." —MisterPlow

    Get a bag with 12 tablets on Amazon for $8.

    3. A set of six cable clips to stick literally anywhere you have cables and wires that need a little neatening up.

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    Promising review: "These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk." —bigmag

    Get them on Amazon for $6.97.

    4. A dishwasher indicator that basically guarantees no one in your household will ever load dirty dishes in a clean dishwasher ever again — or inadvertently put dirty but impeccably well-rinsed dishes back in the cabinet.

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    You could use the included magnets or foam strips (or substitute in a removable adhesive Command Strip) to attach it to your dishwasher — all good options to have, especially if you're concerned about magnets scratching your stainless.

    Promising review: "I really should have purchased this sooner. One day my mother-in-law put away the dishes up in my cabinets a full load that was dirty just hand rinsed. My husband rinses really well, but still. Yuck! Had to take all the dishes out of the cabinets and rewash them. Because Amazon has all things I knew there would be a solution so I started searching and found this. I have waited a while to write a review to say that it really does hold up well." —Jason

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A handheld knife sharpener because trying to dice fruits and veggies with a dull knife is like trying to put on a pair soaking wet jeans: time-consuming, nigh-impossible, uncomfortable, and just plain silly.

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    One of our editors owns and swears by this knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "At first, I didn't think it worked too well. But then I watched their YouTube video and realized that you may have to pull the knife through the sharpener up to 10 times to get it sharp. (I was initially only pulling it through a couple times.) After pulling through the knives about five times, the knives did indeed get very sharp. For my knives, I pulled them through the "coarse" side five or six times, then through the "fine" side about four times. Seemed to work well for me.

    Another tip: set the sharpener on the edge of the counter at a 45-degree angle. (That's apparently what the v-shaped groove is for on the bottom of the sharpener.) When the sharpener is on the edge, you can pull the knives straight through and down without worrying about hitting the countertop and scratching it or breaking the tip off your knife." —Jack

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99.

    6. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner to loosen a bunch of the smelly slime from every nook and cranny so it rinses cleanly away.

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    Although this won't solve your problem if your disposal's clogged — for that, you might want to call your plumber!

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again." —KS

    Get it on Amazon for $6.22.

    7. And a bag of six dishwasher cleaning tablets that will cleanse away any mysterious funky smells and even get rid of those strange streaks on your plates.

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    Promising reviews: "Yes, you can clean your dishwasher without utilizing a pre-packaged cleaner. Call me lazy. This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do! Great results, fairly economical — and by the way — it works!" —Old Southern Charm

    "Started getting white streaks all over my dishes. That never happened before. Thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. Clean dishes with this weird white film on them. Wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on (a dishwasher is an incredibly simple piece of machinery.) Found this! Bought it. Used it. Dishes are clean again!" —Carey Holzman

    Get it on Amazon for $3.70.

    8. A flexible sink caddy — it loops over your faucet to hold your sponge well out of the water so it can actually dry (which is key to preventing the dreaded stinky sponge).

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    Promising review: "Very good sponge holder. Husband hates things on the counter and I hate stinky sponges. I didn’t want to fight with stupid suction cups and looked for something else. Honestly I thought I was going to hate this but I love it. The thing is moldable so you can bend it to fit the drop of the counter to sink. It doesn’t just lay awkwardly out. Worth the money." —T

    Get it on Amazon for $4.17+ (available in four colors).

    9. A fume-free oven cleaner because you don't have time to scrub out all that impossibly baked-on grime, and this will knock it out in 40 minutes.

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    Although some reviewers say they just leave it overnight so it has the maximum amount of time to work.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned my oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, left overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again! Can use for everyday spot cleaning with only have to let sit for couple hours for minor things. Used on broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool, no need to scrub ever again now! Crockpot leaked over bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; just sprayed and wiped off in the morning. Plan on using to clean grill in spring and am sure it will make it a breeze." —Andrew J.

    Get it on Amazon for $6.44.

    10. A beauty spatula to reach into the depths of narrow-necked bottles so you don't have to waste even one drop of foundation, concealer, or eye cream.

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    Promising review: "Fantastic product. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. Works on bottles, jars, etc. Only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh the money I could have saved. Clean with soap and water after use and store in rubber-end up, and I think you will get your money's worth out it. Already bought more as gifts." —HMSK

    Get one on Amazon for $5.89.

    11. And a pair of two tube squeezers that'll do the same thing for toothpaste and any tube that's about two inches wide (or smaller) — you paid for every ounce of product, so why not use it?

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    Promising reviews: "These work great. The key twists the empty section of the tube easily so every bit of the toothpaste is used with no fuss. Have one for my husband and I and for each of the two kids. Highly recommend this product." —Chelley Patterson

    "A little hard to get some tubes started but once you do it does a good job! Love that it has the built in stand! Using one on a tube of lotion, no longer have to tap the lotion to the opening!" —MaureenM

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $7.88.

    12. A drain hair catcher to halt those nasty built-up clogs in their tracks. This way you can completely avoid those gross drain cleaners, no matter what kind of drain your bathroom happens to have.

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    It's made of silicone, which makes it incredibly easy to clean — gunk will just slide right off. (BTW, if you're wondering, a reviewer took that second pic after bathing their chocolate lab!)

    Promising review: "After tossing away quite a few cheap-o drain protectors that became dingy over time no matter how I soaked and scrubbed them, I decided to splurge on this OXO silicone drain protector. I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place — even with my faucet running almost directly on it. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, in my case, the silicone hasn't held onto mildew or mold — I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase for the few dollars more!" —Suneimi

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A drain millipede — its Velcro-like hooks will win the battle against the hair-and-slime monster that's tormented your slow-draining tub or sink for far too long.

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    Promising review: "THIS IS PERFECT! My sink has been clogged up for 5 months and I tried everything: Draino, vinegar and baking soda, etc. None of these solutions worked. I tried this Flexi-Snake after seeing it in a BuzzFeed article about products that work surprisingly well, and this works surprisingly well. I unclogged my sink in less than five minutes. Next time something clogs, I’ll just buy one of these." —Mekela

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A soft cleanser for breaking up those built-up hard water stains on your glass shower door, zero elbow grease required.

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    Promising review: "Like a hot knife through butter for built up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I've tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven't tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I'll be reordering just to have extra. Just can't have enough of a good thing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon: two bottles for $11.25 (or $5.63 per bottle) or one bottle for $8.31.

    15. An over-the-cabinet organizer (slash hair battle station) with dedicated spots for your dryer and one other tool, like a brush, hair straightener, or curling iron. Then stash everything else in your hair-perfecting arsenal in the main basket, and you're good to go.

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    Note that your door has to be at least 13 inches wide for it to work!

    Promising review: "Just what I needed. I LOVE it! Just stick your hair dryer or straightener in the holders when you're done and put brushes/combs in the middle section. Since it's metal, you don't even have to wait for the thing to cool down. If you hang the basket on the outside of the cabinet, you can even leave your appliances plugged in. It's not as attractive with the cords hanging down that way, but who sees it other than me or my husband? It's soooo convenient!" —Southern Gal

    Get it on Amazon for $8.91+ (also available in a satin nickel finish).

    16. A no-waste cap complete with five size adapters — it'll make it easy to use every last drop of your favorite soaps and lotions (especially those huge pump bottles that are so hard to turn upside-down).

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    With the included five adapters, you can make 'em fit petty much any screw-top bottle out there! The cap itself flips open so you can continue to use the product without having to screw it on and off all the time. And of course it's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "Life-altering. I will never fight with a pump bottle again. As soon as it gets difficult to pump anything out of any bottle, I will waste no time in "flipping it." I'm so glad someone created this. Upside-down bottles are such a small annoyance in life, but this simple solution really means a lot. 100% worth the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two caps (and five adapters) on Amazon for $13.99 ($6.99 per cap).

    17. A moisture absorber for soaking up any extra humidity in a small space, which can help stop mold in its tracks once and for all.

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    Promising review: "My bathroom has no vent/fan and we had a pretty bad problem with mildew all over the ceiling. A friend recommended this and so I figured I'd try. We washed the surfaces with a mold and mildew cleaner and stuck this on the floor, and I haven't seen any mildew in a few months. It's well worth the $10! Get it!" —Kristen Pieratt

    Get the starter pack for $9.90 (which includes one set of refills), and a four-pack of refills for $7.98, both on Amazon.

    18. A cover to block your tub's overflow drain because you should be able to take a completely full bath without the last few inches of hot water draining hopelessly away.

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    Promising review: "My husband loves baths and I purchased this mainly for him because he's a big person and every little bit of extra water depth he can get is wonderful. You can really get an extra two to three inches. The suction cups fit easily on the tub and you don't have to use much pressure at all. They stick as soon as you push a little and you can even hear a little "click" sound as you push each one, telling you it's sealed. Our cover never "floats off" or comes off the tub until we take it off, and when we do, it is easily removed. All in all, a great purchase!" —artsqueenbee

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99+ (three colors).

    19. A stamp-in gel — after your toilet's clean, this will KEEP it clean, no need to scrub on a regular basis. Just press it beneath the rim and let it do all the work.

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    You'll have to re-stamp every 12 days or so, depending on how often that toilet gets flushed. (Pro tip, make sure to stamp it somewhere in the bowl it won't, erm, become a "target" and get sprayed off before its time.)

    Promising review: "These are amazing and I'm bummed I haven't tried them until now! Warning: possible TMI ahead!

    We're big fans of the 'if it's yellow, let it mellow' potty practice in our home as it conserves a serious amount of water if you flush every 3-4 tinkles vs every time....anyways! We used to use the Clorox pucks in the toilet tank, however a recent move to a home with very hard water has rendered our beloved Clorox tabs useless and I found myself scrubbing our toilets every few days. These little gems are easy to use and with our limited flushing, one application tends to last around two weeks before it starts to lose it's smell and effectiveness. But it kept our bowls clean and the bathroom smelling fresh." —Stephanie

    Get a pack that lasts for 20 weeks on Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A blinds cleaning tool so you can gently but firmly grip the top and bottom of two blinds at once, banishing every bit of dust in half the time it would take to clean them normally.

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    It comes with five different covers that are all machine washable, thank goodness!

    Promising review: "I got more excited about this find than is probably normal! This product is AMAZING! Everyone should own one. I've been using a Swiffer duster to clean my blinds. I have to clean one side, then the other, and there is STILL always dust left behind. This product is a game changer. You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so no matter how dirty your blinds are you should still be able to finish the whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers, so there is no money wasted on refills." —Sarah

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    21. A conditioner and polish that transforms faded, scratched, and water-damaged wood furniture back into the pieces you originally fell in love with.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    It works on both natural and finished woods, including wood floors. Get a bottle on Amazon for $8.48.

    22. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers to put in your shoes the moment you take 'em off because they suck the lingering moisture out to help prevent more bacteria from growing there. That means your closet won't smell like, well, your feet at their grossest.

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    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!! So I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get the set of two on Amazon for $9.95.

    23. And a pack of adjustable shoe doublers so your high heel and flats collections can take up half the space they would otherwise, freeing up extra shelf you can use for basically anything...including new shoes, of course.

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    As the pic on the right shows, you can adjust these to work with multiple shoe types and heel heights (it also works for bigger sizes — the shoes on the left are women's size 12).

    Promising review: "Well worth the money! Saved so much space and were pretty easy to put together. I bought them for my husband's shoes (he has A LOT of shoes). I am so very impressed with the quality and how sturdy they are!" —Marlowe Syed

    "Tried three variations before I found these, which are incredible. Best on the market. My 4-5" heels and booties fit nicely in these slots. Also I fit twice as many in my closet!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five on Amazon for $17.99 (about $3.60 each).

    24. A set of four sheet fasteners for securing all four corners of your fitted sheet so they don't slip off in the middle of the night, leaving you partly sleeping on just your mattress cover.

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    Promising review: "Amazing product. I am an architect. I hate a messed up bed. I bought these clips. Did I say amazing? This is THE BEST way to put on the clips: By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed surface, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress. (As opposed to all of the other reviewers who complain about how difficult it is to fasten the clips on while lifting up the corner of the mattress!) Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric." —Steven P. Gray

    Get a set of four (one for each corner!) on Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A wall-mount organizer that will instantly create a ~drop zone~ where you can keep keys, mail, dog leashes, sunglasses, and whatever else you need to grab as you head out the door.

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    Promising review: "Perfect!! It comes with screws and anchors, but I hung it up with Command Strips ($9.99) to avoid holes in the wall of our rental — it stays up great. It's like one inch shorter than some of the ads we get in the mail, but hey it's all paper. It bends to fit! We hang our keys on it, I hang my wristlet, and my boyfriend hangs his back scratcher :P We also put our sunglasses in with the mail so we can grab those on our way out too." —FishyBirdMLS

    Get it on Amazon for $10.99. (Eeek, a dollar over — sorry sorry sorry!!)

    26. A weekly pill organizer with removable four-section trays for each day, so you don't have to dig through your evening pills to get the ones you need to take at noon.

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    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. I don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on 10 different meds which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket and I am set for the day. As a side note when you pull out your new pill pod you know what day it is. Lol. I keep the tower in our medicine chest, and if home just leave the day I am using on top of the tower. Mom saw mine and ordered one. Everyone who I’ve shown it to is sold. It’s a great product." —Karen R. Starken

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $12.99 (about $6.50 per organizer).

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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