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    Buy These 41 Home Essentials If You Want To Feel Like An Adult

    It's time to get your (home) life together.

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    1. An emergency first aid kit that comes with 298 pieces of supplies, because it sucks when you accidentally hurt yourself and realize you don't have the supplies you need to fix the problem.

    2. A kitchen sink drain cover to catch all the tiny bits of food that want to call your drain home. The catch part is made of silicone, so when it's time to clean the foodstuff out you just push it from the other side instead of shaking it like you'd do with a metal catch.

    3. multi-plug outlet with six electric outlets, two USB ports, and a built-in nightlight. The nightlight has three levels of brightness, and can turn on automatically when it senses the area getting dark.

    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.


    4. A food storage set that includes eight 30-ounce containers with lids, perfect for meal prepping. The containers are glass, which means you won't get the food stains you often see with traditional plastic food storage containers.

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

    5. A pack of two flashlights (it come with batteries!!!!) for when the electricity goes out. I know that the idea of lighting a bunch of candles is very romantic, but when you're stuck in the darkness these baddies will be your saving grace, so please buy enough to keep one in every room.

    Reviewer's two flashlights are shown

    6. A jar of the The Pink Stuff — aka TikTok's favorite all-purpose cleaning paste that truly does it all. From everyday messes to years' worth of buildup, 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.

    7. 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.

    8. A nontoxic, plant- and mineral-based essentials cleaning kit so that you can keep your home sparkling clean without the use of harsh chemicals. The kit may give you sticker shock, but after you factor in how many times you can refill each bottle with the magical concentrate, it breaks down to about the same price per bottle of cleaner you'd buy at a big store.

    The cleaning essentials kit is shown in a bathroom

    9. dual-spray showerhead for an instant showering upgrade, because why use one showerhead when you can use two? Reviewers say it's really easy to install, too.

    A reviewer's installed dual shower head that shows each head with multiple spray options
    the same shower heads with the water turned on

    Promising review: "Wonderful product for low cost! I moved into a place that had an old shower head that barely worked. I decided to look into new shower heads, and this one popped up. I am very impressed. The installation instructions were very easy to follow. I have had no issues with cracks, malfunctions, or leaking. There is no leaking and dripping in the hose, either. Both work wonderfully. This makes the shower feel very spa-like. I recommend this highly." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three finishes).

    10. A microfiber spin mop that will make sure your mop isn't soaking wet before you use it, which will dramatically cut down on the time it'll take to not only clean your floors but let them dry. This mop is machine washable, has an automatic wringer, and is designed in a shape that will reach into small spaces and corners, no problem. 

    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 $51.99.

    11. A set of two toothpaste squeezers with built-in stands to make sure your toothpaste tube stays tidy and doesn't take up too much countertop space. I suffered for more than 30 years without one of these, which meant I had a bathroom countertop littered with half squeezed toothpaste tubes that were so unsightly and took up quite a bit of space. Not anymore! Now ALL the toothpaste the tube gets used, and it stays neat the entire time!

    12. An expandable rack that can be adjusted around your faucet's awkwardly shaped pipe. When you put everything on the cabinet floor you waste so much vertical space, so consider a rack like this to store double the storage space under your sink.

    reviewer pic of inside a bathroom vanity cabinet with a lot of organized items in a small space thanks to the adjustable organizer

    13. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner that is quite literally magic. 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 $4.25.

    14. A set of reusable paperless towels so you don't have to keep using single-use paper ones. Because it feels so good to keep your home clean AND ALSO do your part to be kind to the environment.

    15. A pack of two adjustable under-the-bed organizers to keep seasonal or bulky clothing out of sight and out of mind when not in use.

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

    16. 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

    17. A stainless-steel kitchen sink organizer so everything you need at the sink is exactly where it's supposed to be. This thing is great, and 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

    18. 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. Like with all cleaning appliances, it's important to keep them in tip top shape so that they run at max efficiency. 

    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 $11.98.

    19. And a dryer vent cleaning kit to suck out all lint and other particles that have been building up in your dryer's vent. 

    A customer review photo of the dryer vent cleaner filled with the dirt it collected
    A customer review photo of the dryer vent cleaner filled with the dirt it collected

    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 three colors).

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

    A reviewer's organized drawer with socks and bras

    21. A 15-piece set of airtight food containers, because a bunch of opened containers of your most-used foodstuffs will quickly clutter your pantry. Instead, buy your favs in bulk and keep them in these airtight containers.

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

    22. A battery organizer to keep all your batteries neatly stored — and it comes with a removable battery tester so you can make sure a battery actually works before you jam it into your remote control.

    23. 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 $49 (available with a silver or bamboo knob).

    24. An automatic bleach toilet cleaning system, because cleaning your porcelain throne's bowl is never fun. Once installed (reviewers say it's a breeze), the bleach automatically dispenses, cleans, and deodorizes with every flush. 

    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.

    25. A garlic chopper to take on the daunting task of chopping or mincing garlic. You literally 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! Sticky cutting boards, knives, and fingers will be a thing of the past.

    reviewer holding chopper filled with chopped garlic

    26. 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

    27. 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. And if that's a tad bit overwhelming, the free Instant Pot app has hundreds of free recipes for you to peruse.

    The Instant Pot, featuring a digital display

    28. 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

    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 bed pillow specifically designed to resist heat and humidity buildup, because constantly waking up throughout the night to flip the pillow over to the "cold side" is exhausting. Plus, you spend one third of your life sleeping, so a decent pillow is worth the investment.

    A stack of three different bed pillows are shown

    31. 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.

    32. A two-stage knife sharpener, because a dull knife can actually be pretty dangerous in the kitchen. If a knife's not sharp enough, you run the risk of the blade sliding off the thing you're trying to cut and then it might slice your finger. Keep all your knives sharp with this easy tool that only requires a few swipes to make it like new again.

    33. A pack of absorbent and multipurpose microfiber cloths for cleaning up all sorts of messes without using single-use paper towels. I actually love these because a lot of my furniture is black, and because these are microfiber they leave no residue or streaks behind. I've also washed mine more than 100 times and they still work as well as the first time I used them.

    A stack of the grey, green, and pink microfiber cloths on a shelf next to cleaning supplies

    34. 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

    Promising review: "This vacuum is amazing. I first heard of it on TikTok where people were using it to clean their stairs, mattresses, car seats, etc. and from the videos, it already looked amazing. But considering how dirty my dining chair cushions were, I was a little bit apprehensive and skeptical. I purchased the item and used it on my chairs for the first time and the results were SO AMAZING. Best vacuum I've ever used. I even bought a second one!" —Davina

    Get it from Amazon for $123.59

    35. An automatic, odor-absorbing, sensor-activated trash can made of fingerprint-proof stainless steel. You should actually be paying this trash can for the amount of work it puts in.

    Stainless steel trash can

    36. 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 rehanging art.

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

    37. A slender storage cabinet that'll fit between your toilet and the wall or tub. Not only can it hold all the essentials like extra TP and cleaning supplies, but you can use the top to show off a good book or a nice candle. 

    the white cabinet with a toilet paper dispenser
    the white cabinet with the door open showing the two spacious shelves inside

    Promising review: "So easy to put together I could put it together with my eyes closed. Fit amazingly perfectly between the tub and the toilet and it has created so much more space and my bathroom is no longer cluttered because of this product." —COS45B

    Get it from Amazon for $26.08+ (available in two heights and four colors).

    38. A bath overflow drain cover so you can get an extra six inches or so of water when you pour yourself a bath. It also stops that annoying drainage sound — aka the mood killer — that happens when the water reaches the drain.

    The drain cover overtop of the overflow drain in a full bath