43 Things To Help You Get Your House In Tip-Top Shape For The New Year

43 Things To Help You Get Your House In Tip-Top Shape For The New Year

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Psst… We’re now so close to the New Year, I can smell it. And what does 2020 smell like, you ask?

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A CLEAN AND ORDERLY HOUSE THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY THINK IN! Lol, I don’t mean to yell but we have major goals for the new year so let’s get to organizin’ and cleanin’. Ahead, you’ll find all the stuff you need.


Fridge storage bins to keep everything in there neatly placed and visible so you can put your hands on it all whenever you want. This’ll also help anyone who visits to wade through the fridge with ease. They come in a set of four.


Promising review: “I organized both my pantry and refrigerator with these storage bins. I love the various sizes and durable construction. I can now see exactly what I have and don’t ‘lose’ items in the back of the pantry or frig. In fact, I ordered additional bins after I received my first order.” —Jennifer Olson

Get the four-piece set on Amazon for $29.99.


Wood polish and conditioner to make even the most high-traffic wood surfaces in your house look brand-spankin’ new. One scroll through the before-and-after pictures for this product on Amazon and it’ll be very clear why it has so many five-star reviews.


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… 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 it 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 $8.48.


A remote control organizer so you can go ahead and get the whole house accustomed to putting all the remote controls in ~one~ place. This way, when you’re ready to Netflix and chill, you can spend more time debating which movie or show to watch instead of looking high and low for the remote.


Promising review: “Love this. It works well and I have bought two of them, one for my hubby and one for me. They hold our remotes and a few other things like pens and small note pads so we don’t have clutter next to our chairs when watching TV. Great purchase.” —Deb S.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A lid organizer so finally, FINALLY you can locate the tops to all of your plastic containers without having to launch a cabinet-wide search party. It’ll hold round and square lids up to nine inches wide and it only takes one minute to set up!


Also, one reviewer shared that a sweet note from the brand in their package revealed that this YouCopia brand is a small women-owned business!

Promising review: “This product does exactly what it is supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes, I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer.” —S. Hawthorn

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four sizes).


A three-tier spice rack with drawers that’ll pull out AND down so you can lay eyes on the exact spices you need no matter where you set this in your cabinets.


Promising review: “Finally, I found the right organizer for my spice bottles! They used to be everywhere in the cabinet. I couldn’t find one I needed and have been wasting a lot of time looking for it. With this spice rack, all bottles are displayed and organized clearly and nicely. The rack also works for my K cups. I am so excited to have this rack and would love to purchase another one for my family.” —Ellen

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).


Promising review: “Product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise, it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces.” —Congaree

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.


A hanging shelf wall set to give your home a style upgrade and a new storage spot that takes up minimal space. You can even use it to display cute holiday fixtures to avoid creating clutter in your house with seasonal decorations.


Promising review: “I had an awkwardly empty spot in my bathroom and these shelves fit perfectly. Installation was straight forward. Step-by-step picture instructions were included. The strings come tied to the wood shelves so I only had to loop the ring on. I can’t be happier. This is a great addition that ties my whole room together!” —Anna

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.


A mop and broom holder you can attach to a wall and make your kitchen or laundry room look less cluttered instantly. It’ll also hold things like bags and house keys.


Promising review: “This product is fantastic! It was easy to mount and hanging stuff is a breeze. My house is very old with no extra closet or pantry space. I needed to clean up the dreaded corner of shovels and a mop. Luckily, this product was able to do that and it also comes with hooks. Since it’s hung by my back door in the kitchen, I can also hang my aprons and purse on it. This little piece is very sturdy and so are the little hooks. My double-zippered purse is full of things and it holds like a charm.” —Shellybeenz

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.


A silverware sorter to save you more space than you probably ever imagined so you can do way more with your kitchen drawers and feel right proud of yourself for being one boss of an organizer.


Promising review: “I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons, etc., in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. I will say I have to flip my forks over face down to be able to shut and open my drawer, but then the drawer itself is kind of shallow. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!” —Mialro

Get it on Amazon for $9.99 (available in three styles and two colors).


A two-sided tea stand so when you offer tea to your guests, you can quickly put your hands on the exact flavor they want without having to shuffle through different boxes like a chaotic deck of cards. It’ll hold 100 tea bags and has 12 slots.


Promising review: “Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That’s what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But, as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!” —Sarah C.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.


Leaf scoops so you can get your yard ready to welcome your family and friends with holiday decorations instead of wet, nasty leaves.


Promising review: “I picked these up to help get my lawn under control. I have several large oaks and a few pine trees in my yard. I saw so many positive reviews that I figured that these leaf scoops were worth a try, and I’m glad I did. The speed at which I can bag yard waste is significantly increased, and I feel much more efficient. I have big hands, and these still work fine for me. I can’t argue with the ease of use and overall efficiency that they provide when it comes to picking up leaves. They’ve held up great and I strongly recommend them.” —Josh F

Get them from Amazon for $29.95.


A decorative tray that’ll look super cute and sophisticated no matter what you pile on top of it. Reviewers say this tray will come in handy for serving guests, keeping up with remotes and TV guides in the living room, or for holding stuff like a book or newspaper if you plan to read in bed.

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Promising review: “I love this tray! It’s very well made, a perfect shade of gold, and large enough to hold coasters, remote controls, etc. The tray makes a great addition to my coffee table as an eye-popping accent piece.” —Messi76

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles).


A folding board that’ll deliver those precise storefront-style folds every single time and QUICKLY, before guests can ring the doorbell. It’s so easy that even the kids will be able to help out!


Promising review: “My husband cannot stop folding T-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It’s a great product and so easy to store and use!” —Krista

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in six colors).


A hanger stacker that’ll turn laundry day into such a quick breeze because be honest, washing clothes is the easy part. Not leaving unsorted clean clothes out for three days is what you need more support with. With this stacker, you’ll actually be able to find hangers without the task of untangling them.


Promising review: “The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time. I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! Seriously, laundry is enough of a pain so to not fight with hangers will be wonderful. It arrived double-boxed and nicely packaged within. Assembly was simple with a total of four screws to attach the vertical pieces to the base and the wrench included. No personal tools were needed. The hanger stand doesn’t wiggle and seems sturdy. Hopefully, it stays that way because this has saved me a ton of room and hassle! I’m buying another for child-size hangers.” —Kara Adams

Get it from Amazon for $18.34 (available in six quantity selections).


A laundry sorter cart that’ll be your file cabinet for clothes. You can label your darks, whites, workpieces, and linens and then wash whichever bag is full first. These labeled bags will also help you find that ~one~ dirty clothing piece that you want to wash individually to wear again before the next big laundry day.


Promising review: “So I purchased this to organize and create a laundry system. Up until this point, I used one basket for everything. Wow. What a time saver this has been. I now do wash when any baby (2) or adult (2) are running low on their clothes. My husband is size L or XL and just one of the bags held one week’s worth of clothes. This most definitely simplified my laundry.” —Mackenzie

Get it from Amazon for $32.18 (available in three colors).


An over-the-door rack to basically give yourself an extra set of shelves for organizing food in your pantry. Since it’ll fit over any door, this can also be put in your linen closet to store other household items.

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You can also mount this directly onto the door so it doesn’t hang from the top.

Promising review:
“A great addition to my linen closet! I was very pleased with the fact the baskets can hold Costco-sized toilet paper rolls! I used the over-the-door hooks. Very easy to assemble and install. The door doesn’t close quite as easily now because of the hooks but for the added storage it’s something I can deal with. I followed the suggestion in other reviews and secured the bottom with command strips to keep it from swinging. For extra stability, I used a few strips in the middle sections too. I’m trying to think of how I could use one on every underutilized door in my home now! :)” —Caitlin

Get it on Amazon for $31.99 (available in two sizes).


A shower curtain with quick-dry mesh pockets to keep all your bathroom accoutrements ⁠sorted out and easy to find. It’ll also save some counter and cabinet space. The many compartments will also be helpful if you have a few family members stay over since they can each have a pocket to store their bathtime stuff.


Promising review: “This liner may be the most useful product I’ve ever purchased! It allows you to organize all your various bath products in conveniently sized mesh pockets. The pockets are strong enough to hold full shampoo and conditioner bottles without tearing away from the liner. No more worries about cluttered edges causing things to fall off the sides of the bathtub. No more nasty soap scum from bars of soap resting on the edge of the tub. No more rust circles from cans of shaving cream. It’s brilliant!” —G. Allen

Get it from Amazon for $15.50.


A shoe shelf so everyone can drop their kicks off right at the door and store them in a neat way so they’ll be found later. It’ll take up minimal floor space and has seven tiers and — if you order the large size — each tier is wide enough to store two pairs. It’ll definitely come in handy when guests are making their holiday rounds to prevent leaves and dirt from getting onto your carpet.

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Promising review: “This is the answer to my prayers about how to store our family’s shoes by our backdoor in a small, small space. It’s so very useful and classy looking for a shoe rack! It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy!” —Christine

Get it from Amazon for $65.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).


Cable clips to keep all the cords in your house orderly so the first thing your guests see won’t be a tumbleweed of wires.


Promising review: “We had so many charging cords on the bedside table that birds were eyeing it as a possible nesting location… I tried a number of backyard engineer / ‘life hack’ type solutions… Every ‘solution’ I tried was, to be generous, attractive as mud and not terribly effective. So, as I do with an embarrassingly large number of similar issues, I looked to Amazon for answers and found these Blue Key World cable clips. These things met all of my criteria. They were reasonably priced, looked durable, appeared easy to install, and they had good reviews. I ordered a set which arrived in two days… Installation was extremely simple: Figure out where you want to put them, peel the paper off the sticky foam on the back of each clip, and press it into place. Once stuck on the surface of your choice, all you have to do is push any offending cables in between the little rubber ‘fingers’ and boom, instant organization. I was and continue to be 100% happy with this purchase. The clips are well made and extremely easy to install and use. Cords don’t bind when you use them and the clips securely stay where you put them. I’m pleased enough that I am going to order another set for my home office and for my work office too.” —Broad Interests

Get them from Amazon for $5.97.


A three-tier cart that’ll single-handedly organize your laundry room since it can hold multiple bottles of detergent, fabric softener, and more. It’s has a narrow shape so it may fit between your washer and dryer or snugly against the wall.


Promising review: “This cart is perfect. It is sturdy and rolls well. I have a tile floor in the laundry, and it has no issues rolling. The plastic appears and feels strong. It fits perfectly in the 11″ space between my washer and dryer.” —Alicja

Get it on Amazon for $36.99.


A corner tray that’ll make your soap, sponges, and scrub brush huddle in one spot instead of all over your counter. It’ll also drain water so no more excess water puddles to waste time wiping up after doing the dishes.


Promising review: “This caddy saves space at the sink by hanging over a back corner of the sink area. It keeps water from sitting near the hand and dish soap since it drips into the little easy-to-clean tray instead, which tilts towards the sink. The suction cups work great to keep it in place. It is a perfect size. Still holding strong several months later. Excellent product.” —C.J. Moses

Get it on Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).


An eight-cube shelf organizer for storing games, books, blankets, or whatever else you want to keep in your living room and access frequently. It’ll sit vertically or horizontally to suit the space needs in your home.

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You can also store your stuff out in the open or use the recommended fabric storage cubes up to 13 inches tall which are sold separately.

Promising review: “Wow! I’m impressed! This was so easy to put together, and the instructions weren’t confusing. It’s super sturdy and looks wonderful, all for an amazing price. It’s also larger than what I had pictured, which is a plus.” —Tony Halladay

Get it from Amazon for $100.41+ (available in nine styles and different quantities) and the fabric storage cubes for $25.99 (eight in a pack).


A six-piece vanity set so you can make all your stuff look even cooler when it’s all organized in a designated place. The set will store beauty products, jewelry, and anything else you want to organize to make your spot look way better than it currently does. These small organizers also make clearing clutter super easy since you can just drop them in any compartment without thinking and everything immediately looks neat.


Promising review: “I LOVED the strong quality of this item. I loved it so much that I ordered a second set to organize my jewelry and both sets fit perfectly in my drawer. It looks absolutely organized. I can see each piece immediately and access them faster as opposed to before when I had to go over each of them all piled up together. Sometimes, I did not even want to waste my time figuring out which piece of jewelry was where. I even preferred not wearing the best ones for my outfit since I was rushing out the door. Although these organizers are labeled to be for makeup, they ended up being jewelry organizers for me and I am extremely happy that they worked for this interest.” —Lily

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


A tub drainer to catch all the hair that would normally clog your drain. It’ll also be easy (and yea, kinda disgusting) to pluck out and clean when needed.


And in case you were wondering, one reviewer did show and share that YES, it’ll catch curls too!

Promising review: “Before using the Tubshroom, I used a flat hair catcher on my tub/shower drain and cleaning it was gross. This one really does the job nicely. When you lift it from the drain, the hair (absent gunk since only hair remains) is caught by the lip. Hence, you can easily remove hair with a tissue. Also, since there are plenty of little drainage holes, it doesn’t get moldy compared to a flat hair catcher that covers the top of the drain. The material is soft and easily pliable, thus, fits drain and catches all hair. It’s well worth the cost compared to hiring a professional drain cleaner.” —Dr. SG

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).


OR, a Flexisnake to dig out all the hair that’s been having camp meetings in your drain. It’ll be a nasty process but you’ll be so happy when water’s back to running down your sink like a dream.


Promising review: “I was in denial about what was clogging my shower drain. Some idiot grouted the grate on top of the drain leaving me at a loss with figuring out how to unclog it. I’ve tried the pouring stuff down the drain, the hot water, and the leaving it overnight. I still got a shower-foot-bath until I found this. I worked up so much hair out of my drain. It’s almost embarrassing to admit. But this is awesome. I would recommend it to friends.” —Elisa

Get it from Amazon for $5.28+ (available in two colors).


A toddler-size storage shelf because YES, you’re finally going to beat the challenge of getting your kids’ rooms cleaned in record time. This shelf is also a great aid for encouraging your kids to keep their toys put away on their own.


It has 12 standard size open storage plastic bins and four double-size open storage plastic bins.

Promising review: “Now my daughter can see all of her toys. Before, everything was in the toy box, which itself took up a lot of room, but my daughter only played with the toys at the top. Now that all of her toys are visible, she plays with all of them all the time. I love that the bins are interchangeable too. They don’t have a set spot and can go anywhere.” —Rachael_Roc

Get it on Amazon for $59.49+ (available in three colors).


Animal bag clips to encourage everyone in the house to close up those snack bags when they’re done so no crumbs come tumbling out.

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Promising review: “At last, the cute bad-habit enablers that I was waiting for! Every so often, I have an open bag of snacks upstairs that I would rather not take downstairs before sleeping and these adorable little critters will hold the bag securely and look good doing it!” —Barb S.

Get them from Amazon for $3.99.


A wall organizer for the workspace in your house that’ll hold your important documents so they’re ready for grabbing when you need to access them. This’ll save you so much desk and floor space!


Promising review: “This is exactly what I needed for our very small home office. I was looking for a system to organize invoices and this is perfect. Our office is small and this takes up no room at all since it hangs on our door! Love it!” —C. Conroy

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four styles).


A produce-saving container to make fruits and veggies ACTUALLY FREAKING LAST for more than four days. Time out for returning to your fridge with your taste buds set on those sweet-smelling strawberries you picked up at the grocery store just to discover they’ve withered away and smell like death. Do I sound like a personal victim? I am but since I bought these for myself for the holidays, I won’t be ever again.

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Buzzfeed Shopping editor Natalie Brown tried it and turned me into a believer with this mind-blowing review:

“I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. And here they are 10 days later!!! The berry I left in the original container looked dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves. (I’m not eating the leaves, but still.) But the produce-saver strawb’s as fresh as it was on day one! Not that I wouldn’t eat the dehydrated one if that was my only option, but given the choice? I’ll take a fresh strawberry every day!”

Check out her full review of Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers for more deets.

Get them from Amazon for $4.95+ each (available in eight sizes).


A Mr. Clean Turbo Plunger and Bowl brush caddy set to save more space near your porcelain throne.


Promising review: “Plungers are a surprisingly difficult thing to buy. You have to make sure they’re sturdy and provide enough suction so that you’re not plunging endlessly to no avail. We’ve had this set for two years and it just works. No matter what the toilet has been clogged with (and I’m a mom of two toddler boys so use your imagination here), this plunger has handled the job masterfully, never requiring more than two to three pushes. The brush is also very functional and sturdy. I’m a huge fan of this set and am actually writing this review as I add a second set to my cart so I can stop shuffling it back and forth between bathrooms.” —The Tech Couple

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in a two-pack and eight colors).


A drawer organizing set with four bins for separating bras, panties, scarves, ties, and more. Finally, you’ll be able to locate your special holiday socks at first glance.


Promising review: “Let me tell you…I used to be the most unorganized person ever! Like panties, socks, leggings, and bras all mixed in together. I had no idea how many I had and there was no planning involved. I got this as a joke. I didn’t believe it’d work for me. AND IT DID! In these couple of months, I have become super organized and excited about making this area of my belongings tidy and updated. Do yourself a favor and buy this item! Or two, like I did.” —Milica Bura

Get them from Amazon for $13.87+.


Collapsible tunnels to create a straight-up playground for small cats, dogs, bunnies, etc. Ya’ know how kids like to hang out in a “fort” with blankets, boxes, and such? Well, this is the “fort” for the kids with fur — and when they’re done, you can just fold it up and stick it somewhere so your house looks spic and span.


It has three tunnels, a peephole, and a bell toy. It’ll fold up like those collapsible cylinder laundry bags so you can store it whenever you want your floor space back.

Promising review: “We got this for Pixie, our bunny! It took her a bit to get used to it but now she is obsessed with it! It’s a clever design with the middle peep-through hole! She pokes her lil’ head through it and we laugh so hard! She HAS to go through the tunnel no matter what to go anywhere! She even started pushing a big ball through it! Hilarious! Our bunny is about three or four pounds and she is a chunka chunka, but runs through it like batman!” —Memo13

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 17 styles).


Floating cat furniture that’ll transform any wall into the purrr-fect obstacle course and part-time lounge spot for your feline. This way, you can save floor space and keep your kitty occupied enough to stop scratching up other furniture of boredom.

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Promising review: “This is a great product! It’s high quality, beautifully made, and the shipping was quick. Our cat loves his new hangout spot!” —Jennifer Yamaguchi

Get it from Pets Helper Co. on Etsy for $96+ (available in two sizes and three color options).


A doggie doorbell if your dog is like mine and will howl bloody murder when he’s ready to come in and you’re not moving fast enough for him. Over time, the dog will learn to just use their snout or paw to press the bell instead of screeching and scratching your door. Of course, the bell could also be placed inside if you’re willing to train your pup to use it to alert you when they need to go potty.


Promising review: “Our potty-bell prankster loves this! She learned how to use it in about two days so now we have no more accidents. We use it as a way for our Rott to tell us when she needs to go out. She sometimes uses it to play, pushing the button running out and in a circle like a crazy pup and then runs full speed back in. LOL. We find our potty-bell prankster hilarious so it works for us, and as long as you have a sense of humor with your pup, this is very worth it. We have a happy puppy and we’re happy she’s no longer pottying indoors.” —Nikkie

Get it from Amazon for $30.


A cabinet door organizer for storing the cutting boards you’ll be pulling out and putting away frequently when you prepare those holiday meals. It can hang with its built-in hooks alone but also comes with screws to secure it in place. You can also store other supplies like cookie sheets, foil, and more!

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Promising review: “This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I’ve been doing everything I can to make sure there’s a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it’s completely versatile. Hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it’s great for renters and owners.” —Kerry

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.


A kitchen knife sharpener to get your dull knife game back on ~point~.


Promising review: “Rather than replace my kitchen knife set, I thought I’d spent the $6 on this sharpener to see if I could save them. I was skeptical about how well it would work, but the reviews were pretty great. This little thing is fantastic! I was able to sharpen my knives really quickly and easily. I have only done my straight-edge knives and not my serrated ones because I didn’t realize it could do both until I was finished. I’ll do my serrated knives another time and see how well that goes, but I have high hopes due to how well it sharpened my chef’s and santoku knives. My knives are roughly 10 years old and have never been sharpened, so they were very, very dull. I sharpened them with the coarse blades and it worked beautifully. I am so happy with this sharpener and I was able to save a lot of money since I don’t have to replace my knife set.” —Breanne

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

Check out our full review of the Kitchen IQ knife sharpener.


A pet hair removal roller because it’s time you started carrying your pet’s love all over your heart and not all over your couch, bed, curtains, hopes, dreams, etc. Ha! You get the point. This roller will make everything hair-free with just a few swipes. It’ll also remove lint and dander (buh-bye allergies!). Plus, it’ll be easy to clean since the roller traps the particles in a compartment that you can open up and dump out.

The reusability makes it one of the best pet hair removal devices since you don’t have to worry about running out of stickies as you would with a traditional lint roller.

Promising review: “I have searched and searched for a pet hair remover for my furniture that actually works — this is it. It removes all the hair quickly and fully and self cleans. It is so much easier than the disposable rollers — not to mention cheaper and more environmentally friendly. I have ditched those altogether. I’m buying two more for other rooms in my house. Amazing success!!!” —Sophia P.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.


Air-tight food storage containers for snacks so you always have something on hand to nibble on.


The containers are also dishwasher friendly!

Promising review: “I bought this because it was the perfect height for my cupboards to store cereals and other loose items and make it look much better than random boxes. I really love the look of these and they work well for pouring bowls of cereal. The lids are easy to use. I would say the quality of the plastic bin is above average thickness. Overall great product!” —Nikelle

Get it from Amazon for $36.79 (available in a four-piece set).


Silicone baking mat sheets so throwing cookies, rolls, and other tasty things into the oven can be a quick, non-messy situation your belly will be so grateful for. No more stuff boiling over and sticking to the bottom of the pan, or worse, the bottom of your oven.


They’re safe for up to 480 degrees and can be used inside of pans OR underneath them in the oven to catch anything that boils over. Mess-free cooking = GOALS, ya’ll.

Promising review: “These baking mats are absolutely fantastic. The quality is superb, and SUCH a good price. I use them for just about everything I put in the oven from pizzas to cookies. You name it! I also love that besides food sliding easily off the non-stick surface, that they help protect all my baking sheets and such. It’s also super handy to just throw them in the top shelf of the dishwasher or even just wipe clean… I’ve had these mats and used them almost daily for almost a year now. They still look brand new and I have had no problems with staining, melting, or the mats becoming worn. When using them, I cook most items at 375 degrees but have used them at up to 425 degrees several times with no issues so far… These things are fantastic and have paid for themselves many times over with the superior non-stick surface, ease of clean up, and the cost of parchment paper and or/aluminum foil I used prior to discovering these.” —Jezzhani

Get them from Amazon for $12.97+.


A cooktop cleaning kit so you can treat yourself to a brand new stove without actually having to spend the hundreds of dollars it usually costs to snag one. The kit comes with a 10-ounce bottle of Cerama Bryte Cooktop Cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.


Promising review: “I tried EVERYTHING for two years to get the ring of baked-on grime off of our stovetop. Nothing worked. I figured I’d give this product a go since the kit was just $10. IT’S AMAZING. A little scrape with the razor and a few scrubs with the cleaner and pad. BOOM! Nasty rings around the burners are GONE!” —OperaDiva

Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in two kit options)


A dishwasher magnet to keep EVERYONE in the house on the same page about what’s going on with the dishes. You know, because dirty plates in the cabinets are a no-go.


Promising review: “Not too much to say here. It will remind you that your wife wants you to empty the dishwasher. It will also remind your wife that you haven’t emptied the dishwasher.” —Taz

Get it from Amazon for $5.28.


Affresh dishwasher tablets to banish odor-causing residue from your machine so your dishes come out sparkly clean and smelling lovely. These trusty tablets can be tossed in the machine while it’s empty or full.

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Promising review: “After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!” —Sheila

Get them from Amazon for $3.89 (available in a six-pack)


Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes so you can live out your dreams of being a green thumb–holding plant whisperer. Translation: You’ll complete the final phase of actually becoming your mother. Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry plants and watch them flourish!


The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

Promising review: “I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don’t flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again.” —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $6.43+ (available in single and bulk quantities).

You inviting your guests in when you have all this organizing stuff and know your house is FLAWLESSSSS.


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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