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    30 Things That'll Make Your Home Look Better In Under An Hour

    If you've got guests coming over in a few, have no fear — these will help.

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    1. These eucalyptus toilet-cleaning bombs because cleaning toilets is not a task you're jumping up and down to do. These freshen the bathroom and leave the toilet sparkling in a jiffy. You can use them for sinks, tubs, and garbage disposals too!

    eucalyptus toilet fizzies next to a jar of them
    Happy Earth Boutique / Etsy

    Happy Earth Boutique is a woman-owned small biz making healthier alternatives for your health and home.

    Promising review: "The eucalyptus is strong and it fizzes nicely. I drop one in once or twice a week and scrub the toilet a bit, and the scent lingers after flushing. Perfect for keeping my bathroom fresh!" —kd Bromley

    Get it from Happy Earth Boutique for $16.

    2. Or these Clorox toilet tablets to disinfect your toilet in just five minutes. Drop them in, watch the water turn blue like you've cast a spell, and voilà!


    Promising review: "I wasn't impressed at first. This doesn't take the place of cleaning the bowl manually, but it does cut down on how often you need to clean your bowl. I had old stains from the previous tenants inside my bowl, but after about four weeks the stains have disappeared. Love this product!" —Dorine Buse

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.67.

    3. A statement-making boho color-block wall decal that'll lighten up your walls without requiring the huge effort of hanging wallpaper or spending hours painting. And no worries, this is removable.

    the wall decal behind a bed
    Kenna Sato Designs / Etsy

    Utah-based small biz Kenna Sato Designs sells cool wall decor, prints, and gifts like mugs and phone cases.

    Get it from Kenna Sato Designs on Etsy for $45 (available in five color combos).

    4. A cotton swab holder that's as a cute place as you'll find to hide your toothpicks, dental flossers, and cotton swabs., Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s definitely cute and a great product. It works well. Some cotton buds are too long for it, but that’s not usually a problem. I love the way it looks on my counter rather than a bulky box." —Dee Morales

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A super pretty rainbow prism suncatcher so you can instantly bask in tiny little rainbows that'll really perk your mood up!,

    Promising review: "They actually were bigger than I anticipated, which was actually pretty awesome. I hung them in the window of my office and it's beautiful when they catch light. Definitely worth the money when it puts a smile on your face." —EmmyAnn

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.98.

    6. A ChomChom pet hair roller if your pet sheds a a lot, a lot. And you're tired of cleaning up after it. And if guests are coming over in an hour? Just roll, roll, roll, and watch the fur lift away!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my 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

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A decorative irregular-shaped mirror because it's funky and cool and will give your space an airy, breezy feel.

    IkkiTreasures / Etsy

    You can add a pen to this order that allows you to write messages on the mirror!

    IkkiTreasures is a Canada-based small biz specializing in pretty home decor.

    Get it from IkkiTreasures on Etsy for $27.99+ (available in four styles and with or without a pen).

    8. A cult-fave jar of The Pink Stuff paste that'll remove everything from stains, rust, and discoloration to stubborn marks from metal, ceramic tiles, saucepans, barbecues and yeah, more. If you spilled dinner all over the table and your mom is just about to come home, have no fear — this'll get off any gunk or mess you can imagine.

    Before and after photos of a discolored wall cleaned by The Pink Stuff
    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Say what?! It works??! YOU GUYS!!! My daughter decided the world is her canvas. Her medium: crayons. Almost every door and wall in my rented home is covered. I've tried everything, and my arms are super buff from scrubbing, all for nothing. I saw the Pink Stuff on a Pinterest post, and thought I would check it out here on Amazon. I thought, "well, it looks like it'll work, and if not, it's not expensive and it can't damage my walls anymore than they already are." I am NOT disappointed! I used a damp microfiber cloth, scooped up and wiped it on the walls. I kid you not when I say it just wiped off!! My husband's mouth fell open and I happily did my entire hall 🤣. Seriously, get it." —Sarah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.30.

    9. A set of grocery organizers since you probably didn't know there was a way to organize your fridge so that you aren't screaming in horror every time you open it, wondering how on earth you'll find your eggs. Everything shall finally be organized!

    A customer's fridge filled with several pantry organizers

    Promising review: "My refrigerator and shelves are organized for the first time ever! I can just pull out a container and get what I need instead of having to move things all around to reach something in the back of a shelf." —..

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    10. An oh-so-stylish large woven storage basket because it'll clear the mess on your floor (just dump everything in if someone's coming over soon) and it'll look aesthetically pleasing due to its cotton rope design.


    Follow the directions and keep the basket full for two days after receiving so it stays fluffed up and maintains its shape after shipping.

    Promising review: "I was very pleased with this purchase. It's made well and quite sturdy. I have two pillows, a blanket, and small quilt inside. It's currently in my living room, holding those items for cold weather; once spring and summer return, I'll use it in my guest room. I'm happy to know that's it's machine-washable, although I've had no need to clean it. It's a fine addition to my home!" —pksommer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    11. An all-natural, vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free Puracy stain remover for getting rid of evidence of your wine spills, pet messes, dirt, and so on. It's like a stain-vanishing potion! You'll be surprised how easy it is to use.

    It works on stains from grass, berries, blood, sweat, oil, tomato sauce, watermelon, red wine, mud, cosmetics, pet accidents, and more. Wanna know more on why we love it? Check out our Puracy Natural Stain Remover review!

    Promising review: "This stuff is straight magical. It has gotten out tattoo ink, wine, blood, marinara, whiskey, coffee, and other liquids and foods from white and cream colored clothes. I have used it on those weird spots that show up on your clothes when you don’t let the water run before you add the soap and then clothes. Gone like they never happened. This stuff works on pet accidents, child activities, and other spill-able enterprises. It’s also all natural. I keep a small spray bottle of it in my purse. It has come in very handy for not only myself. Whoever invented this, you have my deepest thanks." —Catie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A time-saving robot vacuum to make yourself feel like you live in the future — never again will you touch a broom. All you have to do is set the robot's cleaning schedule and it's got you the way its got the backs of over 34,000 5-star reviewers!


    Promising review: "I am a NEAT FREAK! I love to clean. I literally clean my house daily. It can’t be clean enough. I have a two-story, three-bedroom three-bathroom house with two dogs. This vacuum cleans all of it! This gadget is legit like a little human vacuuming your floors, but super throughly. It goes over all my rugs and hardwood floors, and it goes in the bathrooms and closets and under all the furniture. Once in awhile it gets caught in the wires underneath my TV but most of the time it is able to get itself out of it It’s quiet. My dogs barely even notice it. This is worth every penny! It’s easy to set up, and easy to clean after each use. It does all the hard work for you. Since I’ve had mine, I’ve literally gotten five friends to buy one and they all love it too. (This is NOT a paid advertisement or review. This is just a review from a normal woman who really loves her floors clean)." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (also available in white).

    13. A pumice stone to make the inside of your toilet look totally spotless and pretty because, ya know, pretty toilets are a thing. And hopefully the friends you have coming over in an hour will keep it that way!,

    Promising review: "I had stubborn stains on my toilet bowl that wouldn't come out with toilet bowl cleaner, the toilet bowl brush, bleach, or anything else I tried. The stains were stuck for months but the pumice was able to remove it instantly. The pumice did not scratch the bowl at all." —Margaret D.

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

    14. A power scrubber brush you attach to an actual drill (um, wow) to do all the backbreaking work for you. You'll be done before you've even finished saying "power scrubber brush."

    The scrubber and drill next to a shower door, half of which is stained, the other half of which was cleaned thoroughly by the drill

    Promising review: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

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

    15. A bottle of wood polish for effortlessly making your doors, floors, cabinets, and antique furniture look like they should be in some Gothic vampire movie. So sleek they shall be!,

    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. Take a look at the pictures to see the before and afters. 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

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    16. A waterproof and stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive that'll give a classy and inexpensive instant upgrade to your furniture. It'll lend to the light and bright aesthetic.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to refinish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that...paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and refinished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Z

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

    17. An Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablet to get rid of those mysterious stains and smells on your plates. When you realize you won't have to spend hours scrubbing away at them, it'll make your mood so much better.

    Promising reviews: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build-up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or buildup around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $9.39.

    18. A power scrubber that'll get into all the little crooks and crannies and corners that your fingers can't so even if you can't get your space all spick and span before your parents visit, this power scrubber sure can!

    Promising review: "I discovered this tool at a friend's house. Wow! It got into tiny crevices of pots, pans, lids, the stove, sink. It saves painful arthritic fingers from scrubbing. I had to have one! I've used it to polish the intricate carvings and trim on my silver pieces, things that I have never been able to get clean by hand. Anything that can be moistened with liquids, gels, or cream cleaners should be fine to use it on. I clean my jewelry with it. It's excellent on my wedding rings. It could be used on grout in the bathroom. I was so happy with it that I ordered another one. It's been gentle enough but effective enough to get the stains out. I could never accomplish by hand, what this little miracle tool can do." —Linn D.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. A pack of (reusable) watermark remover cloths so your guests won't get wind of those unsightly water and heat stains from the five cups of coffee you had just that morning.

    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. I bought the Guardsman Water Mark Remover based on other reviews saying that it did an excellent job. 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 water mark (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." —Trini

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    20. A storage box for all those pesky cables, cords, and loose wires that make your room look ugly. This doubles as a charging station for your devices too (and of course, looks nice in your room)!

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this organizer box. I can't stand a heap of tangled cords going every which way. I've got two AC adapter boxes in there. Also in the box is a small power supply, the cord for the iMac I use, and a long USB cord plugged into my charging station. It's awesome." —Ben W

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    21. And an ultra thin electrical cover connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at a time! No more bulky plugs and tangling wires your friends might trip over. And they won't see all the scratches from dragging furniture either because there won't be any when you have this!,

    Promising review: "The design of this is great. I always hated putting plugs behind furniture and either not using the plug, or the furniture being inches away from the wall. This is the perfect solution. I have a few of these now behind couches and dressers in the house and they are great. This is more expensive than some other flat extension cords but I think the look and quality of these is worth it." —Adam C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    22. A charming vines wall decal to transform your bedroom into a fairytale castle or sun-soaked cottage. Your pick!

    green wall decal mimicking vines descending down a wall

    Promising review: "I LOVE how beautiful these are, like hand-painted beads on my little one's closet doors. They look great on a soft sage green background. There's a tiny bit of texture in the paint which you can see through the decal at the right angle, but most often guests assume I painted them myself! The smoother the surface the better, but I would definitely buy these again." —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    23. A pack of five desk drawer organizers which will probably be one of your most useful purchases this year because if you're anything like me, your drawers are always a mess. Organizers like these come in handy all the time!


    Promising review: "I needed an organizer for a new desk that has very shallow drawers. This fit perfectly and I liked how I could arrange them in different configurations to suit my needs." —Quinny

    Get it from Amazon for $16.21.

    24. A rolling utility cart for a sleek touch to your decor and also more space anywhere you need it in your home. Use it in the dining room as a bar cart or in the bedroom so your books and skincare aren't cluttered everywhere.,

    I have one in blue and I think it was one of my smartest purchases this pandemic. It fills all my skincare and haircare products. It's so convenient; I can just grab anything I need and see it at a glance, and it looks super pretty in my room — not clunky at all.

    Promising review: "I am beside myself with glee over this cart! I assembled it in less than 10 minutes with no help. I am intensely impressed with the design of how easy it is to put this cart together. I really wish the engineers around the world who create various pieces of furniture to be purchased online would take a hard look at the amazingly simple construction of this product. What ingenuity! The baskets are solid metal. Now I plan to go back and buy three more. One to put in the closet to hold shoes, one for the kitchen to hold towels and recipes, and one to put in the bathroom for toilet paper, tissues and paper towels. I can't say enough good things about this cart...but I tried!" —Sassy Schmidt

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in five colors).

    25. An add-on storage shelf you'll probably cry over because you don't need any tools to install it. (Just expand it to the size you need and tighten the screws with your hand!) That empty space above your closet finally becomes useful, and your floor finally becomes clear of towels, shirts, and bags so it'll look fresh and ready for new decor once again.

    Expandable shelf placed in closet

    Promising review: "I had a lot of wasted space at the top of my narrow linen closet, and a deep shelf would not work. This shelf was the perfect solution. Now I can stack my less frequently used large towels at the top of the closet and still be able to access the shelf below. Strong and easy to install, and the shelf won't slip. Very happy to have found this shelf." —Mother of Cats

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in a variety of sizes and colors as well as in multi-packs).

    26. An oh-so-pretty dried eucalyptus wildflower bouquet for perking up your space in the oh-so-prettiest way! Yes, it has "bridal" in the title but who says you need to marry to enjoy flowers? 😌

    the bouquet
    Hidden Botanics / Etsy

    UK-based small biz Hidden Botanics sells flowers and wedding-appropriate accessories!

    Get it from Hidden Botanics on Etsy for $16.27+ (available in four sizes).

    27. Some decorative throw pillow covers — they'll spruce up your plain pillows so when it's time for some nice lounging, your seating will look a bit more sprightly.


    Don't have any pillows on hand? No worries, you can buy a set of these hypoallergenic pillow cushions.

    Promising review: "These pillows are so cute! I bought them originally for my patio and brought them inside due to the rain we’ve had the past few days and now I’m in love with how they look in my dining room! Trying to decide whether to buy another set. I absolutely love these covers and the quality is amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight sizes and 18 different sets).

    28. A flip-down hanger so you can store and show off your coats, scarves, umbrellas, and hats in a super contemporary way instead of stumbling over them!

    The white hanger, made with abstract blocks, holding a baseball cap and a canvas tote bag

    Promising review: "These hooks are functional and fun. There are five hooks for hanging your items. It's plastic, not wood — the description states this. It's easy to install and came with a paper ruler to use as a guide when installing. I have rain coats, umbrellas, sweaters, and dog leashes hanging on it and it's holding well." —M String

    Get it from Amazon for $21+ (available in nine colors).

    29. A microfiber duster that actually traps all the dust that arises when you're cleaning so it won't float around the air and make you sneeze — and then feel like you haven't even cleaned at all because there's so much dust. When you're done, just remove the cloth and throw it in the wash!

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

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    Promising review: "I've only had this for a short time but already love it. Being allergic to dust mites, housework tends to produce allergic reactions whether I clean or not. So dust accumulates between bouts of bravery and cowardice until I'm forced to be more proactive. I love how this picks up even heavy layers of dust while keeping a distance. Shaking it out is easy, and once you decipher the snap attachment to remove the duster from the handle, it's easily dropped into the washer." —Kindle Customer

    Get this from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A frankincense and myrrh all-purpose cleaner you'll reach for to clean everything from floors and cabinets to windows, sinks, cars, and even dirty mop heads. You can also use it to boost your laundry detergent or as a spot cleaner for stains. This one's not kidding around!

    the bottle
    Good Vibes Clean

    Good Vibes Clean is a Black woman-owned plant-based small biz with all-purpose cleaners that come in amazing fragrances. They'll change your home's whole ~vibe~.

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

    Get it from Good Vibes Clean for $10.

    31. A very lovely area rug you can whip out with a flourish to give any room in the house a sophisticated refresh in minutes! It's amazing how much just one rug can do for a space!

    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "We love it! It’s soft! Sturdy and really brings out the space! Everyone usually compliments my rug!" —Vianey N

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $53+ (available in 17 sizes).

    You in your newly made-over home with all that space:

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