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    39 Essential Home Purchases You Need To Just Buy Already

    Because the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

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    1. An emergency first aid kit that comes with 298 pieces of supplies so that you always have what you need if an oopsie happens. From minor cuts to more serious accidents, make sure your home (and especially your kitchen) has one of these, even if it's just to provide peace of mind.

    2. multi-plug outlet with six electric outlets, two USB ports, and a built-in nightlight. The nightlight has three levels of brightness, and turns on and off automatically if the area gets too dark or bright. 

    Reviewer turning the light on and off the charger with items plugged in
    Charger with several large plugs in it

    Promising review: "So happy that I bought this beautiful wall charger. It looks much more expensive. The six outlets are nicely positioned that I can use all of them at the same time. Two USB outputs are ideal for charging our phones. Highly recommend!" —Elaine

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.


    3. A kitchen sink drain cover to catch all the loose foodstuff that falls into your sink on the daily. That lingering smell caused by food buildup in your sink's drain? It's time to put an end to that, stat.

    4. And a pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaner if there's already plenty of stinky gunk buildup in your drain. It does a great job of dislodging buildup (decaying food, fats, oils, and grease that stick to the sides of your pipe) and eliminating odor that's lingering in your drain.

    blue foaming cleanser pushing its way out of the sink drain
    Amazon

    All you do is place one pouch in the disposal, run the water and disposal until the blue foam rises, and once the blue foam retreats back into the pipe you turn off the disposal and it's done! You don't have to scrub or do any cleanup. 

    Promising reviews: "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. 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." —lucas broshears

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.29.

    5. An Instant Pot that is truly, just honestly so essential to any kitchen. This thing does it all: pressure cook, slow cook, cook rice, steam, sauté...it even makes yogurt. If I could only have one small appliance in my entire kitchen, it would be this one.

    The Instant Pot, featuring a digital display

    6. An ergonomically designed 12-in-1 screwdriver so you can make sure you're ready when you need to tighten a screw — from loose cabinet doors and funky furniture to electrical panels and hanging art.

    image of reviewer holding the workpro screwdriver which has bits in compartments within the handle

    7. A food storage set that includes eight 30-ounce containers with lids, perfect for meal prepping. These are made out of thick glass that doesn't get that food stain fog like traditional plastic ones.

    a photo of the entire set being used to meal prep in a fridge

    8. A microfiber duster to actually capture dust particles instead of scattering the dust around like a traditional feather duster. It's machine washable too, so when it gets caked with nastiness just slide it off and toss it in the washing machine to make it like new again.

    Gif of the duster being used to remove dust from the front of an air conditioner unit
    Gif of BuzzFeed editor, Yi Yang removing the microfiber cloth
    BuzzFeed / Yi Yang

    Promising review: "We live in an old 1790s home with lots of wall trim and moulding. This piece of cleaning equipment makes dusting super easy. All I do is run around the room a couple of times, tackling each level of trim at a time and then shake it out outdoors. When it gets really dusty and dirty, I just toss it in the wash. LOVE IT!" —swissgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A pack of two flashlights (it come with batteries!) for when the electricity goes out. It may seem like overkill, but buy enough of these so you can keep one in each room. You'll thank me when the electricity inevitably goes out and you don't have to fumble from room to room trying to remember where you're keeping yours.

    Reviewer's two flashlights are shown

    10. An automatic bleach toilet cleaning system that automatically cleans and deodorizes your bowl with every flush. No one likes to clean toilets, so please just accept this help. 

    It's super quick to install, and one cartridge can last up to three months!

    Promising review: "I've installed these in all six toilets in my home and they are a great idea. I've been using this for about four to five years. This device circulates bleach product into the toilet bowl after every flush, where it is needed to prevent staining such as water lines from calcium buildup. The chlorine water is restricted to the bowl, not the tank. If chlorine is in the tank it will erode away the flapper and foam seal which separates the tank from the bowl, requiring more expensive repairs. This product solves that problem with no drawbacks and don't look unsightly like the clamp-on bars of chlorine that are permanently inside the bowl." —Dr. D123

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77.

    11. A garlic chopper to take on the daunting task of chopping or mincing garlic. You just put up to five regular-size cloves in it and then use your hand to roll this thing on any smooth surface, and it chops it all up in a matter of seconds. If you want to mince it, you keep rolling for maybe 10 more seconds. It's seriously the best!

    reviewer holding chopper filled with chopped garlic

    12. A jar of the The Pink Stuff — aka TikTok's favorite all-purpose cleaning paste. From everyday messes like countertop spills and soap scum to years' worth of buildup like rust on windows, there's no grossness that this miracle cleaner can't take on. 

    Reviewer using it to clear up hard water stains in tub
    A customer review before and after photo showing the results of using The Pink Stuff on their stovetop

    Promising review: "Found this product on TikTok. I don’t think I’ve ever seen value like I do this product! Literally use it on EVERYTHING!! Kids and teens have dirt, grime, and grease on their walls? ...This will make it look like a new paint job. Baseboards need some love? A pea-size amount of this makes them look brand new. Need a shoe cleaner? PERFECT for sneakers. I could name a million more uses, but I can ASSURE you this is worth every penny. What’s more? You need such LITTLE of this product, it will last a VERY long time. Thank you, TikTok!!!" —Rachel in CLT

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    13. A storage box to contain and hide your tangled mess of wires and cords. Modern living means nests of cables in your home, but fortunately you can hide it away thanks to this sleek storage box that fits up to 15-inch extension leads. It has a rubber underbelly so it'll stay put once you place it where you want.

    14. A microfiber spin mop with a very efficient design. You step on a pedal to make it spin, and it's actually kinda remarkable how much extra wetness it spins off. And the design of the actual mop is brilliant — it's a triangular shape so you can get into tight corners. 

    reviewer using foot-operated peddle to wring microfiber mop
    reviewer image using the mop to clean the floor

    Promising review: "Ashamed to say, but I barely ever mop the floors. I purchased this O-Cedar Mop and Bucket based upon the great reviews. I am here to add a 5-star review of my own. This mop and bucket not only cleaned my floors, but it made the entire process easy (and dare I say fun?). I did the entire first floor of my house both tile and wood. Then wanted more fun, so I scooped up the handy handle and carried it upstairs where I continued on to the bedrooms and bathrooms. I don't want to go on and on, but this mop picked up lots of dirt and grime, then popped easily into the washing machine. It came out great. The swirly thing makes all the difference. It wrings out all of the excess water, so it's easy to mop without using too much muscle, which I do not have. And the mop heads are short, rather than long mop heads, which only make for heavier mops. If you're on the fence, go for it, you'll agree." —LauraP320

    Get it from Amazon for $48.22.

    15. An expandable rack that wraps around your awkwardly shaped sink pipe, no problem. When you use this you'll quite literally double the storage space in your cabinet. Can you say "miracle product"?

    16. A set of two toothpaste squeezers with built-in stands to make sure you get all the paste out of the tube. Because these hold the tube upright, it's way less messy. All the globs of toothpaste that are littering your sink and bathroom countertop will be a thing of the past.

    17. Reusable unpaper towels so you can save some cash *and* the planet. Try not to think about how much money you've spent on single-use paper towels and instead just buy these already.

    18. A pack of two adjustable under-the-bed organizers to keep seasonal or bulky clothing out of sight when not in use. Now that the weather's getting colder, it's time to pack up all your summer clothes and put them away until next spring.

    reviewer image of clothes packed into three compartments of the under bed storage containers

    19. And a pack of vacuum storage bags to make sure you get the most out of the above storage bins. Stuff these bags with as much as you can and then attach literally any vacuum to it to suck the air out. The vacuum seal will reduce the size by up to 80%! Imagine how much extra stuff — linens, towels, seasonal clothing — you can store away when not in use.

    person using a vacuum hose to suck air out of space bags holding clothing

    20. A stainless-steel kitchen sink organizer so everything you need at the sink is exactly where it's supposed to be. It has a spot for sponges, brushes, bottles, soap, and even a little rod for hanging a hand towel.

    reviewer image of the odesign kitchen sink caddy organizer in a kitchen

    21. A pack of washing machine tablets to make sure your machine is sparkly clean and therefore capable of making sure your dirty laundry gets clean too. One tablet will remove odor-causing residues and grime, most of which you probably don't even realize is there.

    Product photo showing a model place Affresh washing machine tablets into their washing machine
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My washer was smelling and had grime inside the seal that wouldn’t come off even when I tried to scrub it off, so I used one of these tablets in the wash. It worked like magic. Not only did it clean the washer very well (the water looked so dirty during the cycle), but it also got rid of the smell! I will keep using these as recommended." —Eca

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.18.

    22. And a dryer vent cleaning kit that'll suck out all lint and other particles that have been building up in your dryer's vent.  Your clothes dry much faster if your after your vent gets a deep cleaning from this thing. 

    Promising review: “OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS HOSE. My dryer was like one cycle away from catching fire, and my vacuum’s skinny hose nozzle was too short to get into my dryer vent because the nozzle widens after 6 inches. So when I saw this product go on sale I bought it and it came the next day. It came in two or three pieces that fit into each other and go over the vacuum hose. It was SO SATISFYING to watch the big clumps come out of the dryer vent! I mean my dryer was nasty. Look at the pictures. I have a German shepherd and a pit bull, so our laundry is always full of nastiness. Well, this little hose got it all and it looks brand new in there. The big clumps were hard to get through the hose at first until I realized I could pinch the opening of the hose to make it circular, which allowed the clumps to fly through. Even the sound was satisfying. I will be vacuuming under my fridge next. No dying in a fire for me.” —Bee92

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in six colors).

    23. A printable Wi-Fi sign so you don't have to try to remember your router name and password every time a new person comes over. You download the file, so if you ever need to change your network's name or password you just edit the original copy and print a new sign.

    A sign that reads "welcome the wifi password is inmyhouse974" is shown

    24. A set of drawer organizers that'll help keep your socks, bras, scarves, and more from overflowing onto your bedroom floor.

    A reviewer's organized drawer with socks and bras

    25. A 15-piece set of airtight food containers, because your most-used pantry items deserve special containers that'll help prolong their freshness. 2022 is the year of the clutter-free pantry, people! You heard it here first.

    reviewer image of the full 15 piece Airtight Food Storage Containers Set in a cabinet being used to store different kinds of food

    26. A battery organizer to keep all your batteries neatly stored — and it comes with a battery tester *just in case*.

    27. A Tushy bidet, because keeping yourself clean has never been easier. This attachment doesn't need electricity or anything! And it's super easy to install.

    GIF showing the placement of the bidet
    Tushy

    This bathroom must-have doesn't require electricity or any additional plumbing, and can be temperature controlled.

    Promising review: "It is very easy to install. We are addicted to this product because it works wonderfully and it saves so much toilet paper! Also, it is perfect for the elderly or anyone with stiffness or poor range of motion in the back or shoulders...cleanup is efficient and consistent." —Roger Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $69 (available with a silver or bamboo knob).

    28. A jar of Humble Suds' all-natural scour cleaning paste for taking on tough cleaning jobs like baked on grime in the oven to removing difficult stains on your bathroom's grout. Thanks to a combination of castile soap and essential oils like sweet orange and lemongrass, not only does this do the job of removing grime, but it smells amazing, too!

    Before and after photos of a not clean and then clean stove

    29. An Oxo over-the-drain hair stopper if you shed hair like it's just your job. This tiny but mighty tool will catch all those loose strands before they can congregate in your pipe. 

    Promising review: "This has been my saving grace!! No longer do I have to routinely pull 3-foot-long strands of old goopy hair up out of my drain. Catches everything. Must have for pop-up drains!!" —Chels

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. A windproof rechargeable lighter for all your candles and grilling needs. The flexible neck makes it easy to light hard to reach wicks, and it'll spark 400 times before it needs to be recharged.

    image of reviewer holding the rechargeable lighter in their hand

    31. A handmade cable organizer so your devices can conveniently charge on your desk without creating a nest of unsightly cords. This organizer has a spot for up to four cords, so your daily devices (phone, laptop, etc) will have its own designated space.

    A small piece of wood with slices cut out for cables to fit through is resting on a table

    32. A Bissell multi-purpose portable cleaner to tackle the most aggressive messes and stains, all without the annoyance of a cord. Reviewers have used this to save their couches, rugs, stairs, car seats, and more. 

    gif of reviewer using the cleaner to make their couch cushion look brand new
    reviewer image of the green portable cleaner