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    31 Home Items From Target Under $100 That Are Surprisingly Easy Upgrades

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    1. A Casaluna modal towel reviewers swear is the most absorbent thing they've ever encountered.

    Four sizes of the towel hanging in a bathroom, shown in white.

    The towel is available as a washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, or bath sheet, and made of 80% cotton and 20% modal. Its machine washable, fade resistant, and features a low-lint knit so it will stay fluffy and fresh wash after wash.

    Promising review: "I love this towel. It is hands-down the softest towel I’ve ever had, and soaks up so much water. I picked it up on a whim at target, and I loved it so much I had to buy another. It makes something like showering feel so luxurious compared to my other towels! Will be adding more to my collection." —Sab 58

    Price: $10+ (available in four sizes and seven colors)

    2. A Philips Sonicare rechargeable electric toothbrush able to remove up to seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Your dentist will be pleased.

    The toothbrush in blue, on its charging base

    It also has a ton of other features, like alerts when it's time to change the brush head, a pressure sensor to protect teeth, a two minute timer to make sure you're really brushing as long as you need to, and a two week lithium ion battery life. With all that going on, this model has most of the features of a more expensive toothbrush at a surprising fraction of the price. It may mean fewer trips to the dentist though, which means fewer opportunities to meet your future husband in the waiting room (but maybe that only works if you're Liz Lemon).

    Promising review: "I bought this toothbrush after my dentist urged me to start using a electric toothbrush. Overall I've owned it about a month. At first it takes some getting used to the feeling of electric toothbrush in your mouth lol and then your all good. I have noticed my teeth visibly appear cleaner since using this regularly. A little tip: No need to go out and get a more expensive model from what I've read the other models just have more settings. This brush has the standard clean brush setting which is the same exact first setting on the pricey ones." —Lucky13

    Price: $39.99 (available in four colors)

    3. A heated blanket that will keep you (and your furry bed companions) extra toasty all this winter this year, next year, and beyond, because reviewers say it lasts ~forever~.

    The blanket, shown in leopard print.

    The microplush fabric is super soft and holds up great in the washing machine, the size makes it big enough for two people plus pets, and people especially love the ten-hour auto-off feature. True, it's not nearly as heartwarming as the blankets Taylor Swift hand made for Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid's kids, but it will keep you toasty.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this blanket (and so do my two dachshunds)! It has six heat settings and heats up quickly. It warms my entire body up and relaxes me, too. I have chronic pain from a car accident, and the heat from this blanket actually helps. Dachshunds love to burrow, be covered and be as warm as possible and you'll find them both either under the blanket with me or on top of it because it's become too warm underneath for them. I've had this blanket for over a year now and it still works perfectly. This heated throw covers my body perfectly — with room to spare (and enough room for two small dogs with me). Happy, warm family over here!" —Good Golly

    Price: $29.99 (available in nine colors)

    4. A plastic bowl with a built-in straw, to level-up your breakfast game by making sure you get every last drop of your cereal milk.

    The bowl, in pink

    Most people buy these for their kids, but I'm proud to say I use one myself. The milk is the best part of eating cereal, why waste it?

    Promising review: "Absolutely loving the Pillowfort bowls and plates and this one is no exception! The colors to pick from are so bright and vibrant. My daughter loves the straw on the bowls!" —Nicolema

    Price: $1.99 (available in four colors)

    5. A collapsible reusable stainless-steel FinalStraw that comes with a case and cleaning brush that people actually use because it's convenient and easy to keep clean while you tote it around.


    Promising review: "Being frugal, I've bought a few metal straws but I had a hard time actually using them because the lack of carrying case. So I decided to get the FinalStraw, and it's so worth it! Not only does it have a case, but the case is easy to clean if I put the straw back in dirty, AND it has its own brush. Plus, the tips of the straw are silicone so it doesn't hurt my teeth, I can get a better grip on it, and it doesn't clang as much in the glass. Yes, it's more expensive than other metal straws, but it's worth it since I can actually USE this one with its carrying case!" —Deiphoebe04

    Price: $19.95 (available in three colors)

    6. An Instant Pot with a new easy-seal lid, so you can kick that old Crock-pot to the curb. Instant Pots are great because they make food in way less time and this one has 14 programs to put your cooking on autopilot.

    The instant pot, shown with ribs

    I have this exact model and I use it almost everyday. Don't tell my darling mother though, she still swears by her Crock-pot. I get it, but don't want to spend eight hours waiting for my chili to be done. With an Instant Pot, I get the same slow cooked results in under an hour.

    Promising review: "I recently purchased my Instant Pot after my Crock-pot no longer worked properly. I had been considering getting one for a while but a friend of mine wasn’t impressed with hers so I’d been putting it off. Well, I’m OBSESSED with it! I’ve tried out a couple of recipes so far and I can’t get over how quickly and easily everything cooks. It’s going to be especially perfect for the summer when I don’t like to heat the kitchen up too much with cooking." —Brittany

    Price: $99.99

    7. A snazzy Christopher Knight solid wood end table in the shape of a guitar pick that's super sturdy, easy to assemble, and will make a well-composed addition to any room.

    The table in the walnut finish next to a blue chair

    The solid wood is a definite upgrade from the particle board a lot inexpensive furniture is made of. Ron Swanson would approve. And, it really is easy to assemble—all you have to do is screw in the legs, and you're good to go! I once bought a cabinet from IKEA it took me three days to put together so I understand what a relief that is.

    Promising review: "What are you waiting for? Buy it! This table is stunning. I bought the walnut color and it is divine. It’s a great size for next to a sofa or side chair. It was easy to assemble and it was packaged well for shipping." —Snowkitty

    Price: $51.19+ (available in two colors)

    8. A round wall mirror that's a nice dupe for a CB2 mirror at a third of the price. It'll look great paired with that new solid wood end table.

    The black-framed mirror on a brick wall in a living room scene

    Promising review:"I have been looking for a round mirror, this is an AMAZING deal. This size mirror for under $100 is a bargain! I was blown away at the quality and it was SUPER easy to hang! I highly recommend this." —Melissa3678

    Price: $79.99+ (available in three colors)

    9. A Roku Ultra with Bluetooth, voice control remote with headphone jack, lost remote finder, 4K UHD picture quality, AND Dolby Audio. It's truly the best Roku out there.

    The Roku, and remote, shown with headphones plugged in.

    Promising review: "Awesome! Worth every penny! We have a Roku on all of our TVs but is the only Roku Ultra and the difference is stunning. Setup was simple, it did most of the work and when it was done the picture is so much better that it's hard to describe. And it's fast, blazingly fast. It synced itself to the TV, so the TV's on/off and volume all work with the Roku remote, no need for the original remote for the power and volume controls. And it has earbuds, plug them into the Roku remote. The Ultra is a pleasure to use, I really like it...a lot!" —Moterman126

    Price: $79.99

    10. A Levoit compact HEPA filter air purifier to upgrade the very air you breathe. Your home is your sanctuary and you should be able to breathe easily, even if you have a smelly pet or have an unfortunate tendency to burn just about everything you try to cook (like I do).

    The filter shown next to a bed on a side table

    I burned soup once, so I really feel for this reviewer.

    Promising review: "I am impressed with this air purifier. I burned some garlic toast and set off the smoke alarm, and this Levoit air purifier had the whole downstairs air perfect in less than an hour! I also have an indoor/outdoor dog that gets smelly and it clears the air until bath day! Very quiet and it sits on a table or floor. I like the style that fits in with my white cabinets. And it comes with two filters, one inside the unit and a free one. Thanks Target!" —Gene

    Price: $99.99

    11. A temperature regulating weighted blanket designed to improve your sleep by applying light pressure to alleviate anxiety, without making you too hot.

    The blanket

    Cozy throws are great, but they don't necessarily trigger your nervous system to lower your heartrate and breathing rate so you sleep better. I use one to help shut my brain off to get some shuteye, and it totally works.

    Promising review: "I wanted to upgrade to a weighted blanket with washable cover. This cover has a plush, almost silky top layer but a more standard sheet like bottom layer that keeps it from sliding around too much. The temperature balancing system of the blanket really has me looking forward to using it throughout the summer, too." —Tee

    Price: $42.49 (available in two weights)

    12. A two-pack of hypoallergenic feather and down pillows reviewers swear are the fluffiest ever.

    The pillows, on a bed

    You spend a third of your life sleeping. Having a higher-grade pillow is totally worth it!

    Promising review: "These are the fluffiest, most amazing pillows ever. They feel exactly like nice hotel pillows. I have a lot of neck problems bc of how I sleep and I can already feel the difference. Will buy again!" —Maddie

    Price: $75

    13. A 3-inch memory foam mattress topper to upgrade any mattress to a blissfully plush experience. Goodbye, backaches!

    The foam topper, with someone pressing their hand into it to show how soft it is

    Promising review: "My college roommate recommended this topper to me and I am SO glad she did. This has changed my life because my bed without this specific topper was so uncomfortable and would make my back and neck sore/ache. Ever since I got this product I've slept with no problems or aches. I would 100% recommend it. I have ordered this product three times already... One for my college and the other two for my mom and my room at home!" —TP

    Price: $59.99+ (available in four sizes)

    14. A coiled rope square base tote that's soft and sturdy and reviewers use for literally everything — from organizing the closet, to tidying up the living room, holding firewood, organizing crochet supplies, and keeping kids' blankets and toys neat and organized. Wherever you use it, it's sure to improve the room and make your life easier.

    The basket with a blanket and a magazine in it.

    As Marie Kondo says, "A dramatic reorganization of the home causes correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective. It is life transforming." Start small by giving your throw blankets somewhere nice to go when you're not using them.

    Promising review: "These are adorable and very functional! We bought these to go in a storage unit for my daughter's dorm room. They fit perfectly and are very roomy. She's able to store everything she needs, food, dishes, toiletries, school supplies, and clothes in them. The leather handle on them is a perfect way to access them and keeps them from getting dirty. The basket material is thick and sturdy, they hold their shape nicely. Very attractive. Highly recommend these, well worth the price." —Kotoszoo

    Price: $14

    15. A Manduka X yoga mat with extra cushioning that's three inches longer than their standard mats, to give your downward dog a little breathing room. Also, it has a nonstick surface reviewers swear by.

    The mat

    As Adriene Mishler says, "there's no cheating in yoga, you make it your own." Maybe you need more room. Go for it!

    Promising review: "Great mat, very sticky so no slipping. The denseness is the best and I don't think it will start chipping like some of my other mats have after months of use. It's a bit heavier that traditional mats but the extra cushioning is easy on the knees for those poses where you need to drop a knee!" —Eileen

    Price: $47.19

    16. An extra sturdy three shelf etagere that goes over the toilet to add a little extra storage space right where you need it.

    The gray and brown shelves, shown over a toilet

    "Etagere" is fancy-speak for an open shelving unit, in case you were wondering (I had to look it up myself, no judgment). The premium title is appropriate, because this is probably the nicest over-the-john unit Target sells.

    Promising review: "This is a sturdy and good sized etagere. The finish of the vintage oak is a nice pale wood (not orangey or yellow) and I love having three shelves for storage. I replaced a smaller more flimsy one with this and am very happy with the quality." —MZN

    Price: $89.99

    17. A Brita tap water faucet filter to make your tap water delicious and clean by removing lead, chlorine, asbestos, and particulates.

    The silver-colored filter installed on a faucet

    Promising review: "I switched to this faucet filter from a Brita pitcher and I love it! It’s slightly bulky but that’s the only downside. There’s a HUGE difference in the taste of my water, more so than with the pitcher, and it’s also more convenient. I expected this to be more expensive too but it’s more than worth the price." —Shelby M


    18. An OXO swivel peeler that is a very ~appealing~ step up from a metal peeler.


    My partner has a mold allergy so we have to peel all our fruits and vegetables. I've tried a lot of different peelers, and this is hands-down the best one out there.

    Promising review: "I used to have a cheap peeler and it was so hard to use. After I bought this one… I realized my old one is absolutely terrible. This is a well-made peeler!" —Sweng

    Price: $8.99

    19. A 30-oz double-wall stainless steel tumbler to keep your drinks hot or cold for ~hours~. It offers the same performance as the comparable Yeti cup for a third of the price. It's vacuum-insulated to keep drinks hot for four hours or cold for 20 hours (wow!) and it's BPA-free.

    The tumbler, in black

    Hand-washing is recommended for the tumbler, but the top is dishwasher-safe. Don't put it in the microwave.

    Promising review: "This cup is amazing, especially for the price. I never believe the time frame cups advertise because I’ve never had one last near what they say they should, but this cup delivers upon its advertisement. Even my more expensive cups don’t last as long as this one. I filled my cup with ice and water at 9 p.m., at 9 a.m. the next morning I still had ice and water in it, I then left it sitting in my car in 80 degree weather all day, at 5 p.m. the ice was gone but the water inside it was still ice cold! I highly recommend this cup." —DaniBee

    Price: $8.49+ (available in three colors)

    20. A Shark steam mop that'll leave your floor cleaner than if you used a mop and bucket.


    Dirty floors are the worst, but they won't be a problem anymore with this bad boy. It has three steam settings for different floor types and tough, stuck-on dirt, and the two-sided mop head means you can use the mop longer without having to clean it.

    Promising review: "My floors have never been cleaner! I would always mop with a regular mop and our socks would still be dirty. After I used this my floors are spotlessly clean, even with dogs coming in and out." —Amazing Steam Mop

    Price: $79.99

    21. A Waterpik dual head shower head to elevate your bathing experience.

    A person showering using the shower head

    As the old saying goes, "two heads are better than one."

    Promising review: "This makes shower time a spa experience. I love the look, versatility and practicality of it too. Now shampooing hair or even cleaning the shower is so much easier. The best part is that it was a five-minute installation process! Love it." —Lily

    Price: $59.99

    22. A squatty potty that mimics a natural squat and reviewers say really works and will totally change your life.

    A person sitting on a toilet with a squatty potty

    My sister turned me onto these. She's been known to even take hers on vacation. I thought it was silly at first but it really does work and now my bathroom isn't complete without one.

    Promising review: "I didn't think this would make a difference. But then I read the reviews here and decided to try it. This thing is GREAT! It really makes a big difference. I take a lot of fiber, which helps, but this takes it to the next level. Really great! Almost no effort at all. After using this, I've realized that most of the western world has been going to the bathroom the wrong way." —Enargins

    Price: $24.99

    23. A geometric table lamp with a chic marble base that'll give your room a serious glow-up.

    The brass lamp with a marble base

    Promising review: "I cannot rave enough about these lamps. They are gorgeous and priced just right. They look similar to West Elm lamps at a fraction of the price. I also ordered Edison bulbs that give it some added table side flare. I am so impressed by the Project 62 product line!" —Lflo

    Price: $35

    24. And an Edison bulb to go with that new lamp, with the warm glow of old-fashioned filaments and LED efficiency. Its a ~delightful~ improvement over a regular bulb.

    The Edison bulb

    Turn any lamp into a steampunk masterpiece.

    Promising review: "Love these bulbs! The shape and filament gave our bathroom vanity light fixtures such an upgrade. These helped us achieve the industrial, farmhouse look on a budget. They have a soft glow while still shedding plenty of light. Just what we were looking for!" —SassyShopper

    Price: $10.99

    25. A silicone oven liner with a nonstick surface that's a no-brainer for making your life easier, because ovens are a pain to clean, and frozen pizzas have to be cooked right on the rack and ~always~ drip cheese everywhere.

    The tan-colored oven liner in the bottom of an electric oven

    A cleaner oven is a better oven.

    Promising review: "This oven liner is perfect. It fits my oven just right and so easy to clean. Now my oven stays fresh and bright all the time. If something spills, I just remove the liner and wipe it off after cooking. It goes right back in ready for next time. So much easier than the mess I used to have to face. Perfect!" —Seaweade

    Price: $7.99

    26. A curved shower curtain rod to add some extra elegance (and space!) to the place where you bathe.

    The rod installed in a bathroom with a white shower curtain on it

    Promising review: "This is the best curtain rod ever!! I have an oval-shaped bathtub and was having water leaking out with a straight curtain rod. This one makes it so that doesn’t happen anymore plus there is extra room when I’m showering. It was very easy to install. I followed the tension rod instructions and they worked without fail, and I did it all by myself." —Virginia

    Price: $42

    27. And an elegant embroidered and tasseled shower curtain that pairs nicely your snazzy new curved rod.

    a white shower curtain with tan fringe on the bottom and a wheat-like vertical design

    A nice shower curtain can really tie the room together. And thankfully, this one has reinforced buttonhole-style holes for the curtain rings, making it especially easy to put up.

    Promising review: "I received this the other day and hung it immediately. Lovely beige and brown tones. Has shabby chic feel and will match most bathroom coloring. Cute tassels at the bottom. I just love it!" —Bhriv

    Price: $20

    28. A drawer organizer set, to transform your junk drawer from a netherworld where all your stuff disappears into a place where you can actually find things.

    The drawer organizer set

    Sometimes it feels like that eyeglass screwdriver has disappeared to The Other Side, when really it's just hiding.

    Promising review: "Really helpful! It helps keep my drawer from being such a crazy mess! Now I can find stuff." —Courtney

    Price: $9.89

    29. An instant-read no contact forehead thermometer that's a definite step up from the kind you stick in your mouth because it's way easier to use and a lot more hygienic. It's great for kids, or anyone who is never sure if they're putting their oral thermometer under their tongue right.

    A person having their temperature taken with the thermometer

    Promising review: "This is super easy to use and I find it to be accurate. With three kids, I really needed something fast and accurate. This does the trick and is worth the cost." —Momof2

    Price: $39.99

    30. A Scrub Mommy, from the makers of Scrub Daddy, with a sponge and non-scratch scrubbing pad that works much, much better than a regular kitchen sponge and lasts way longer without getting smelly and gross. And unlike the Scrub Daddy, this one has holes in it for easy gripping and a fun smiley mouth that's also great for detailing silverware.

    The Scrub Mommy in its package, and another one out of the package, on a kitchen island countertop

    This thing is a miracle, especially if you don't have a dishwasher.

    Promising review: "I've always hated sponges, they get disgusting so quick. I was using brush scrubbers for everything because it felt wasteful to throw out sponges constantly. This sponge is totally different. I cannot believe how new this thing still looks and smells after two months of use!" —SamSam

    Price: $3.59

    31. And a Joseph Joseph expandable dish rack that's thoughtfully designed and classy as heck. It slides open to hold more dishes and people love the high-quality materials and rust-prevention coating on the metal bits.

    The dish rack shown in regular size and expanded

    Promising review: "I love this dish rack. It is made of good quality and the insert is coated to prevent rust. It is compact and looks great. It slides open to a great size to hold quite a bit." —Target Customer

    Price: $49.99

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