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    31 Useful Products From Target That’ll Help Solve Your Most Common Annoyances

    And good riddance to dehydration, ingrown hairs, tampons, and messy cabinets.

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    1. A very sturdy file cabinet that doesn't look like a file cabinet! I feel like the appeal is pretty self-explanatory on this one.

    the walnut finish file cabinet with extended black drawer

    Your important papers are more than just TPS reports, and deserve a stylish home to reflect that.

    Promising review: "LOVE IT! It is super high quality (heavy boxes!) and look way more expensive than what we paid. Beautiful look. My partner put together and it took more than the usual build-it time because it was designed to be strong and lasting. The end result is well worth it!" —Kansas

    Price: $169.99

    2. A fitted sheet with extra elastic at the corners and labels so you know which side is which. It's also great for extra tall mattresses or when you're using a thick foam topper.

    A person pulling the sheet over the corner of a bed

    Promising review: "We have a memory foam topper on top of our mattress, which makes our bed extra thick, and my husband was always pulling the fitted sheet up and off the bed as we slept. This fitted sheet solved the problem. They are ingeniously designed with an extra panel at the top and bottom and extra thick elastic that really wrap securely around your mattress and stay put. Plenty soft and a great price. Love being able to buy the fitted sheet alone—perfect for duvet users! I highly recommend this sheet for anyone who suffers from their fitted sheet not staying put! I'm buying more!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14+ (originally $19, available in sizes Twin–California King and eleven colors)

    3. A cloth-upholstered storage ottoman that's double the usual size and a worthy adversary for the mountain of blankets and throw pillows that have been slowly taking over your sofa for months.

    The ottoman in gray, in a living room

    It's 18-inches high, 24-inches wide, and 18-inches deep — comparable to a 95-quart storage bin — and is sufficient for about eight to 10 neatly folded throw blankets.

    Though it won't solve the problem of your partner taking up too much space on the couch, at least now you'll both have more space to fight over, and somewhere to put your feet that's wide enough for everyone (at least in theory).

    Promising review: "So happy with this storage ottoman. It looks very-well made and classy in-person, and has a ton of room for storage. I put a tray on it and use it as a coffee table. Great for those who want to maximize storage in small spaces!" –Jessica

    Price: $70

    4. A menstrual cup – it's easy to use even if you're a beginner and could save you a lot of money on tampons and pads that would just end up in the garbage anyway. It folds easily, has a flattened bit on the side to show you where to place your finger while you hold it, and the bottom narrows in a way that makes it easy to remove.

    A model holds the product

    It's easy to use and a nice medium size in case you're not sure what works best for you.

    Made of medical-grade silicone, it also has a slip-free grip for easier handling, and comes with a black carrying bag. You can wear it for up to 12 hours, and it's reusable for up to 10 years, saving you up to $500 in the long run.

    New to this kind of thing and curious how it all works? Cora has a lovely graphic guide here.

    Promising review: "Took a few days to get the hang of it, but boy is it worth it! I will never return to traditional period care. The online resources on Cora’s website are helpful, as well as the blog Put A Cup In It. Just try it already!" —Caroline

    Price: $37.99 

    There is also a larger size, which you can find here.

    5. A pet stain and odor eliminator that uses enzymes to break down urine stains and lingering odors, even on stubborn problem areas. A lot of people say this one worked where others didn't, to make their floors, furniture, and fabrics pristine.

    The product spray bottle

    Stains are annoying enough, getting rid of them should be as easy and effective as possible. The spray bottle comes with 32 ounces of the product.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product! Might actually save our area rug that we thought we were going to have to get rid of because my dog has urinated on it so many times and no matter how hard we tried we could not get the smell out. This stuff is awesome! I have used it on my hardwood floors when my dog has gone and it completely takes the smell away. It has a very strong smell almost makes me think of Pine-Sol. So some people might have an issue with that but I personally like the smell. I used to use natures miracle but it was no longer working for us so I decided to try this stuff and this will definitely be a staple in my cabinet from here on out. I will be recommending it to all my pet owning friends!" —Leah

    Price: $24.49

    Need more? Get a gallon here.

    6. A combination hair dryer and detangler because getting your hair just right is so time-consuming. This will cut that time waaaaay down. Sleep longer, get places earlier, and save yourself the aggravation of having hot air blowing in your face for like an hour every time you get out of the shower. Sounds like a win to me.

    A model uses the product, in teal

    Use this miracle two-in-one to get your 'do set and styled to professional blowout standards, without spending a lot of time doing it yourself or dropping the equivalent of dinner for two at a salon. Incidentally, if you include the tip, this is the exact same price of a standard blowout at Drybar in New York or LA.

    Promising review: "This device is easy to use and my hair ends up looking like I got a salon quality blowout. I love it." —Bebe

    "This thing is a game changer. I have thick curly/frizzy hair and it gets my drying and styling done so quickly. Fantastic!" —KD417

    Price: $59.99 (available in two colors)

    7. An upholstered headboard that for once doesn't look like part of a couch, and will make your bedroom look way fancier in a flash. Also, don't you want to stop hitting your head against the wall?

    The headboard in brown and twin-size

    Yeah, I thought so. Also, that weird gray cloud that forms over your bed when you don't have a headboard is gross. Cover that mess up!

    Promising review: "I am an avid designer shopper, but wanted something less expensive for my guest rooms. After reading the reviews, I decided to give the linen headboard a shot and it DID NOT disappoint! It is everything plus more. Just buy it.... you wont regret it. Linen perfection." —Serena E

    Price: $341.99+ (available in five sizes and five colors)

    8. A silicone baking mat reviewers swear is just as good as a Silpat, for 60% less. It fits right into a standard cookie sheet, and any mess that gets on it stays there instead of soaking through, so it can be washed right off. It's so much easier than spending interminable prune-handed minutes prying off burnt-on bits and stubborn sauce stains.

    The silicone baking mat on the metal tray

    No muss and no fuss sounds like a huge plus for anyone who, like me, hates doing dishes. And it's a big money-saver, saving you on liners like parchment and aluminum foil, and also helping your cookie sheets last longer by saving them from the abrasive cleaning and the rust risk that often follows.

    Promising review: "I have really enjoyed using this instead of parchment or foil when lining trays. Nothing sticks to this; even if a sauce gets on it I set it in the bottom of my sink while I wash other dishes and by the time I'm done the sauce slips right off." —Vanessa B

    Promising review: "Very similar quality to my Silpat. Worked perfectly for candy making." —Paula

    Price: $8.00

    9. A container lid organizer to save space in your cupboards, and also save ~you~ from the aggravation of having to paw through a huge pile of different lids and try several that don't fit, before giving up and resigning yourself to dried-out leftovers.

    The container lid organizer in white

    It's made by a woman-owned business and, although it isn't dishwasher-safe, the smooth plastic is a breeze to spot-clean or hand-wash.

    Promising review: "It’s so perfect for my cabinet. Used two to make my cabinet go from a total mess to organized chaos." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $12.99

    10. A five-tier pants hanger because it's easier to find the right pair when they're hanging, instead of having to dig through a drawer (inevitably crumpling everything in the process).

    black pants hanger holding up a pink pant and a light gray pant

    Tiny closet-havers rejoice!

    Promising review: "Bought one. Loved it. Bought five more. Very sturdy and is perfect for keeping my pants compact in the closet. The ability to unhook the rods allows me to take out the pants out without disturbing the others much." —SimplySarah

    Price: $7

    11. A handheld garment steamer to remove wrinkles from your clothes right on the hanger, without the hassle of an iron and ironing board.

    Model using a garment steamer to steam a pink blouse

    It has two modes: regular and turbo (for tougher wrinkles). The reservoir holds enough water for a 15-minute steam sesh and it heats up in just 40 seconds.

    Promising review: "I was able to steam three clothing items, taking my time with full water capacity. It really gets the job done and is easy to use, worth every dollar!" –Betzzy

    Price: $44.99

    12. Peel-and-stick wallpaper because it's annoying that your walls are boring and this is a quick and easy way to add some pizazz. And since it's a cinch to remove and leaves no residue, it's perfect for renters and homeowners alike.

    Pink metallic wallpaper

    This is sold by the roll; each is 20-inches wide and 16.5-feet long.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I envisioned. Easy to put up. It took me about an hour and a half. Makes the hall cozy in my small condo." —KL

    Price: $34 (available in two colors)

    13. A deep seat cushion in a rad black and white print, to protect your delicate backside from accidentally getting burned on metal bleachers. It's also a nifty tool to make hard chairs and stools more comfortable, or to make seating more accessible for you if you or someone you care about has back pain.

    The black and white cushion

    This cushion is fade-resistant, water-resistant, and made out of recycled polyester to keep you comfy while keeping old clothes out of the landfill.

    Promising review: "So much cushion and it’s very pretty. I modernized my outdoor egg chair with it and it fits." —JZ

    Price: $35

    14. A Soap & Glory makeup remover because getting makeup off is a pain, but it shouldn't be painful for your face — or wallet! Reviewers say this is an equally effective and way less irritating alternative to Clinique's "Take the Day Off" cleansing balm. It's also a whopping 60% cheaper.

    A model has a dollop on the balm on their face, and you can see the milky texture

    It starts waxy and melts into a milky cleanser. The balm is formulated with an AHA exfoliator, as well as natural emollients liken Vitamin C, avocado oil, and jojoba oil. The formulation is silicone-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and vegan.  

    Promising review: "This is great. I used the Clinique balm and that was good, but would slightly sting my eyes. I tried this on a whim and OMG it's *so* good. I was not paid for this review in any way, I just felt this is not talked about enough. No residue at all, does not sting eyes, takes everything off." —Pbeb

    Price: $11.99

    15. An inexpensive drawer organizer for anyone who's ever been annoyed shuffling through a drawer for several minutes trying to find the one remaining clean spoon. It'll keep your flatware organized and at the ready for your eating pleasure. It's dishwasher safe and more bacteria-resistant than bamboo or whatever pressboard Ikea was using when they manufactured your cabinets.

    The drawer organizer in gray holding silverware

    At $2, it's so worth it, but measure first: it's about 9.25 inches by 13.25 inches which will fit in most (but not all) drawers. Unless you're dealing with a narrow cabinet, you'll probably be able to get two or three in there.

    Promising review: "The price was great, it holds all of my utensils, and I had room to fit two side by side. I love them — no more mess!" —DL

    Price: $2

    16. A diamond-patterned area rug that'll really tie the room together even if you're as accident-prone as I am, because it's machine-washable and has a no-slip backing that actually works. And if you do end up staining it into oblivion, NBD, because it's affordable as heck.

    The rug in pink

    Promising review: "This rug exceeded my expectations! It's so soft and does not move around. Would definitely recommend." —Lisa

    Price: $60+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    17. A rollout under-the-sink organizer with nifty features like wheels and movable dividers, so you always have easy access to your cleaning supplies, spare toiletries, medicines, and anything else that's natural state is cabinet chaos.

    The roll out undersink organizer with wheels in white

    It's from a woman-owned company and also really easy to clean.

    Promising review: "Where have y’all been my whole life? I bought one to use under my kitchen sink and was so pleased with how well it organized everything, I ordered another one for the bathroom. In the kitchen, my dishwasher detergent fit perfectly. The optional dividers keep everything contained, and the wheels in the back make it easy to access the stuff that's hard to reach. It is one of the best organizational products I have ever purchased and used." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.99

    18. A gentle foaming facial cleanser that's truly 100% free of fragrances, alcohol, parabens, and silicone, as well as common allergens like gluten and propylene glycol. If you've been struggling to find a sensitive skin facial cleanser that actually works, stop looking — this is the one.

    A model uses the cleanser

    My domestic partner has multiple chemical sensitivities and a glycol allergy. I have really easily irritated skin and a wicked gluten issue that's so bad that even cosmetics can trigger it. It took us a full year of looking to find a facial cleanser that worked for both of us. I picked this one up by accident a few months ago and we've never looked back. 

    Promising review: "I love this as an everyday cleanser because I have sensitive skin. The foaming makes me feel so refreshed, it's not harsh on my skin, and it doesn't dry my face out after using it. I would definitely buy this again." —Amandam696

    Price: $9.99

    19. A slim rolling utility cart sized to fit perfectly between your washer and dryer, so you can store your laundry supplies right where you need them even if you don't have room for a full-on cabinet.

    white rolling cart in between a washer and dryer with laundry supplies on it

    It's just 9.25-inches wide, which is small but still big enough to fit most laundry product boxes and bottles. The epoxy-coated steel is easy to clean and rust-resistant. And the best part: the wheels, so you can reliably keep stuff on that bottom shelf without worrying about it being lost to the dust-bunny/misplaced sock forest lurking beyond your reach.

    Promising review: "Fits perfectly in the 10 inches of space between my washer and dryer! Just what I was looking for! Seems sturdy!" –Ilovetarget

    Price: $18.59

    20. A bathtub drain protector to keep your hair and whatever else gets in there out of your easily-clogged, difficult-to-repair bath drainpipe.

    bathtub drain protector

    When I lived in Palm Springs, I shared one drain line with the guest bungalow and the apartment behind mine, which of course got clogged. The gunk and smell started backing up into my bathtub. The landlord didn't want to do anything about it because trying to fix the problem was far too expensive.

    It was annoying but I get it. Clogged drains are a pain, but tub drains are the absolute worst because the pipes are difficult to access. They also back up easily because they have to handle so much water.

    So, do yourself a favor and keep your tub drain clear.

    Promising review: "This was definitely money well spent. It catches a ton of hair and has kept my shower drain flowing quickly for six months now." – kristen3970

    Price: $7.99

    21. A vacuum sealer because food keeps getting more expensive and you can save a ton by extending the shelf life of your meats, veggies, and pantry staples. It keeps food preserved up to five times longer by sucking all the air out and heat-sealing special plastic bags. People get really into it, but lucky for all you novice freshness fanatics, it comes with two rolls of bags to get you started.

    The FoodSaver sealing a bag with some raw red meat in it

    Includes meal prep starter kit: one 11-inch by 8-inch vacuum seal roll, five 1-pint vacuum seal bags (perfect for snacks and sides), five 1-quart vacuum seal bags (ideal for portioning lunch or dinner), and two 1-quart vacuum zipper bags.

    Promising review: "This was my first experience with any sort of vacuum sealer, and WOW! I was so incredibly impressed by all the ways this tool can be used. I thought it was just for food storage — you know, to replace plastic wrap or plastic bags — but there are soooo many ways this is helpful. I can freeze ANYTHING, and things stay good longer. Plus I also marinate or store ANYTHING, ANYWHERE! No more worries about ants getting into everything; it seals everything vacuum tight. Simply put, this FoodSaver is a quality product. It will save you a TON because you'll have no more food going bad or things getting stale, and you can stop wasting money on plastic wrap, tin foil, and plastic bags." —cBow96

    Price: $149.99

    22. An old-fashioned safety razor I've used and like more than the others I've tried because the texture on the handle is surprisingly easy to hold, even when it's covered in shaving cream. It uses standard two-sided razor blades, which are cheaper than plastic cartridges and more environmentally friendly too.

    The razor

    This razor comes with five blades and I promise it's a lot less scary than you'd think to replace them. It's called a safety razor because the guard makes it possible to get a close shave with less skill than using a traditional straight razor, which is basically just a knife. This type of screw-top design and the two-sided blade that goes in it were invented in 1901 by King C. Gillette (yes, that Gillette).

    Promising review: "I love this safety razor! It is super easy to change the blades out and gets a nice clean shave every time. I purchased this razor to cut down my environmental impact a little by ditching plastic razors and it has been a worthwhile investment." —Shena67

    Price: $17.59

    23. A four-piece set of food-safe organizing bins because there's nothing more therapeutic than an organized refrigerator, countertop, pantry, or closet. It comes with two wide and two slim bins that are super durable and clear for easy viewing.

    The four-piece refrigerator storage bin set in clear plastic

    The overall dimensions are 8.8-inches (height) by 10.5-inches (width) by 8.9-inches (depth). 

    Promising review: "I used these to organize my spice cabinet and they’re just the right depth. Strong plastic securely holds my heavy glass spice jars and mixed sized spice containers." —FurnishingApt14

    Price: $25

    24. A keyboard and laptop stand with adjustable height and tilt, to work from the couch or bed or seated on the floor without hunching over awkwardly. And, if you feel limited by your current desk's height, you can turn it into a standing desk.


    I like to work either standing or seated on the floor, and this thing is indispensable. I own several, which I first used to replace a desk when I went a few months without any furniture (huge lifesaver).

    Promising review: "This works great. I am a virtual student and also a teacher and it helps so much having this on my desk. I got a separate keyboard so I’m not straining my neck looking down and I always have my camera at a good angle for Zoom calls now!" –wfh2020

    Price: $39.99

    25. A leave-in conditioner from TGIN (a Black-owned business!) that uses the near-magical anti-dryness properties of honey and olive oil to get your hair happy and hydrated again, while also detangling with avocado and jojoba oils. Reviewers with naturally curly hair swear by it.

    The mask with ingredients behind it (honey and alow)

    It's heat-safe, has no parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, lanolin, or artificial colors, and was made without animal testing. 

    I recently spotted some hanging out on my darling mother's bathroom counter, which is a compliment since her 3b curls are notoriously difficult to keep detangled. Her under-sink area is a veritable graveyard of failed de-frizzing products and leave-ins. It used to be a favorite subject of hers, until she mysteriously stopped bringing it up. Now I know why.

    Promising review: "Amazing at conditioning and detangling too. Works very well in my daughters hair. She has tons of corkscrew curls!" —LisaMW

    Price: $22.99

    26. A softening oil for hair and skin that helps prevent irritation from dryness and the inevitable (and oh-so-annoying) post-shave rash, when those suckers start to grow in and your skin is just not having it.

    A model applies the balm on irritated skin

    This product is sensitive skin safe and free from parabens, artificial dye, and fragrances.

    Promising review: "Started using this two days after shaving, when the hairs are painfully prickly and sensitive. The next morning, everything was so soft! Been using it everyday and I’m in LOVE! 10/10, strongly recommend!" —Anonymous

    Price: $18.29

    27. A smart Bluetooth water bottle that blinks and glows to remind you to drink because it tracks your hydration through a phone app.

    The bottle in black glowing rainbow on the bottom.

    According to a study by the Cornell Medical Center, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Staying properly hydrated is hard, though, if you're not in the habit. Sometimes all you need is a reminder.

    The top is dishwasher safe, but the electronics on the bottom are not waterproof so the bottle is hand-wash only.

    Promising review: "I had purchased the first model of this bottle years ago that when I found out that they came out with a rechargeable Bluetooth version with the sensor on the outside I had to get it! It’s even better than the first model. I’m in love with it! And the biggest plus to this model is that it keeps the water cold for 24 hours." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $69.99 (available in four colors)

    28. A propane-fueled patio heater to keep your party going even when summer nights turn chilly.

    The heater in a backyard

    Packing 46,000 BTUs, this model puts out enough heat to warm a 2,300-square-foot outdoor area under ideal conditions.

    Promising review: "We bought this last week and are so happy with it. It puts out a lot of heat and keeps everyone warm several feet from the unit. It's easy to use and light, and easy to move around. We expect to use it all fall and into the winter." —MikeWest1

    Price: $239.99

    29. A tuft-upholstered storage bench that'll turn your entryway into a full-fledged waiting area or have somewhere to set things down near the front door (like the groceries, your bag, or an umbrella). It'll also make a huge difference by hiding away things that don't need to be out.

    The bench in brown

    Promising review: "It looks great, and it's the perfect size storage for five pairs of shoes. It’s been over four months and still sturdy." —AM

    Price: $170+ (available in four colors)

    30. A solid wood Novogratz plant stand to vanquish the weird dead space in the corner of your living room or hallway by attacking it with an arsenal of plants. Take that, squalid emptiness.

    the wood plant stand with several plants on it

    Promising review: "This came together fairly easily, all is the holes were drilled perfectly so it was just a matter of tightening nuts and bolts. The color is nice and it holds more weight than I expected it to (just be sure to tighten the bolts really well). Some of the shelves are smaller, but orders can hold larger pots. I'd definitely recommend this for the price." —Anon

    Price: $61.99 (originally $149.99)

    31. A thigh chafing stick reviewers rave over because it works all day long and doesn't leave a stain on your clothes. Some people have even called it magical.

    The chafing stick with some of the stick spread on a pink background behind it

    Promising review: "I used this for the first time for a weekend trip wine tasting in 100+ degrees. I always wear Spanx shorts so my thighs don't rub against each other and decided to give this a try. I'm so happy I was able to use this and no Spanx shorts for the first time in years! It was magic!" —LizDelG

    Price: $13.99

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