Keeping Your House Nice Is Hard, But These 45 Clever Things Make It SO Much Easier

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Even after you’ve done all of the renovations and upgrades that you want to your house, maintaining its beauty and organization is tricky. Especially if you have a house full of kids or pets, begging to make a mess of it all. I’ve shopped around and found solutions to all of your cleaning and organization woes. Keeping your house nice is hard, but these 45 clever things make it so much easier.

Protecting your investments is a no-brainer, but you may not realize there are plenty of affordable tools that will keep your higher-priced items looking their best. Check out the covers that protect your refrigerator handles from sticky fingers, or the canvas baskets that look good while hiding a mess of toys, blankets, or crafts. Little purchases like coasters or dedicated organizers for each room can help to protect your home from future damage.

Some wear and tear is inevitable when it comes to your house, so when things start to look a little dingy, try one of the restoration products I included, such as cleaners for windows, mirrors, or metal fixtures. I also added a repair kit for wooden floors or furniture, as well as one for repairing leather. These small maintenance hacks will preserve your favorite home pieces while you enjoy them.

Staying clean and tidy is no simple task, but you can rely on these highly rated and reviewed Amazon products to help you along the way.


A Mini Desk Vacuum That’s Rechargeable

If your desk is the messiest place in your home, you’ll love this adorable mini vacuum. It cleans up dust and crumbs from desktops, tables, counters, floors, and even keyboards. The rechargeable hand vacuum gets into corners and crevices, and you can clean out its filter with the push of a button. It comes with an attachable vacuum nozzle, a manual, brush, and USB charging cable.


The Covers For Your Fridge To Combat Fingerprints

Over time, grime inevitably builds up on your refrigerator door handles. These plush, protective sleeves keep stains, water drip, fingerprints, and smudges at bay, and they’re totally inexpensive. This pair of machine-washable covers features velcro closures, which you can adjust to fit your door’s handles. Choose from a variety of sizes and quantities so you can protect your other appliances, too.


This Set Of Rug Grippers That Work On Outdoor Rugs

You can totally stick these corner-shaped rug grippers on an outdoor rug to prevent curling. They’re made with adhesive that’s completely weatherproof, so they’ll stay stuck to your indoor or your outdoor rug. Plus, they work on the wood floor in your home, your stone patio, and more.


A DIY Wood Furniture And Flooring Repair Kit

Restore any wood flooring or furniture with this repair kit that’s an Amazon bestseller. It easily fills chips, cracks, and other imperfections in wooden furniture, molding, laminate, edging, baseboard, and even decks. This set includes ten repair compounds in various colors, a spatula, an application brush, a wood putty stick, and a mixing jar.


This Wall Rack That Keeps Your Brooms Stowed Away

Keep your tools nice and organized with this wall mounted mop and broom holder. Made from heavy duty stainless steel, the rack comes with three rubber-lined clamps that support tools up to 30 pounds in weight. It also features four hooks for smaller items, too.


The Leather Cleaning And Recoloring Kit For Quick Fixes

Make your tired and worn leather look as good as new with this cleaner and repair kit. The first step of the kit includes cleaning your leather to remove deeply ingrained dirt and grime while prepping the surface for step two: recoloring. It restores faded leather and protects leather surfaces for the future. This kit comes in 12 colored compounds that can be mixed to match your leather.


These Under-Bed Organizers That Are Super Versatile

Of course, these under-bed storage bags fit a bunch of clutter and slide under your bed frame — but they’re also super versatile. The compact design is only 7.5-inches tall, so you can even tuck these zip-up bags on a closet shelf. These breathable organizers are made with a handle that’s helpful no matter where you store them.


This Cable Management Box That Conceals Cords

How can your home look its best with messy cords and cables contributing to clutter? This cable management box set is the simple, affordable solution that conceals power strips and loose wires so you can see the room and not the accessories that make it come alive. This set includes three boxes of a variety of sizes and is available in two colors.


A Compact Drawer And Shelf Combo For The Kitchen

This small drawer adds usable storage space to your cluttered cabinets. The compact shelf features three tiers and a pull-out drawer. Stack spices or canned goods on the organizer so you can easily see everything at once. It easily fits in your kitchen, however, it’s versatile enough that you could use it to organize your bathroom or craft area.


These Stain-Resistant Comforters In 20 Colors

Finding a comforter that’s luxurious yet easy to maintain can be tricky, but this microfiber blanket is stain-resistant to keep it looking brand new. This $35 find features a down-alternative fill and double-sided box quilting that looks expensive and feels cozy. It’s super soft and lightweight enough to use year-round. Whenever it does need a clean, wash it in your machine on cold and gentle cycles. Choose from 20 colors.


The Bamboo Shoe Shelf For Your Entryway

If your shoes and the shoes of every guest that enters your home are sprawled out all over the hallway floor, this is the attractive solution you need in your home. This sustainable bamboo entryway shelf has two tiers where you can store shoes and boots, as well as purses and a basket for umbrellas. Buy a couple and stack them on top of each other for additional storage.


These Grippers That Stop Furniture From Sliding Around

Tired of your furniture sliding back a few inches whenever you sit down? These grippers work to keep couches, chairs, and more firmly in place. The adhesive backing lets you stick them right into place — and with their solid felt core, they can also help prevent scratches on your hard floors.


The Spoon Rests That Keep Counters Clean

This kitchen counter gadget is a chef’s dream because it makes post-meal clean-up a breeze. The food-grade, BPA-free plastic utility rests are designed for you to set spoons, pot lids, and other utensils on to avoid making a mess. The multifunctional rest keeps utensils separate and, thanks to the high lip around the edge, catches any liquids before they drip on your counters. This pack comes with two.


These Non-Toxic Bug Traps

These roach traps don’t use harmful chemicals to rid your home of pests. The included bait lasts for up to three months, and the sticky interior stops bugs in their tracks. Just peel, fold, and put them where you need them and discard when full.


A Set Of Garment Bags To Protect Your Clothes

Keep your clothing in its optimal condition with this set of garment bags. Each of these bags is 42 inches long and comes with a hook for a hanger and a zipper closure to keep dust and other particles out. The clear panel on the side helps you easily ID your items. As a bonus, this set even includes a water-resistant shoe bag.


A Glass Food Container That’s The Perfect Fit For Bread

This BPA-free and dishwasher-safe food container might look like your others, but it’s actually the perfect fit for small bread loaves. You can even bake it right in this unique and preheated oven-safe bread container. It’s made with an air-tight lid, and the borosilicate glass bottom has handles to carry your banana bread from the pantry.


A Pack Of Rustic Corner Shelves For Unusable Space

These unique corner shelves make use of wall space in your home you’d otherwise ignore. This two-pack comes with dark rustic-looking wood shelves and four black metal brackets to secure them to the wall. The right-angle shelves fit perfectly into any corner or nook.


These Unbreakable Cups For Your Next Party

Host a party without the fear of broken glass with these unbreakable cups. They’re eco-friendly and even made from reclaimed materials such a natural wheat straw and starch. They’re biodegradable and won’t break or chip — even if you run them through the dishwasher, microwave, or even store them in the freezer. This pack of five comes in a variety of colors so your guests can keep track of their drinks.


The Grout Pens That Make Tile Look Brand New

Give your tile an upgrade and avoid scrubbing in the future with these grout pens. This kit comes with a foldable cleaning brush that gets tough, stuck-on grime, as well as two beige-colored grout pens that easily cover dingy grout lines. This pack includes two replacement nibs for the pens so you can revamp your whole space for less than $20.


A Bamboo Bath Mat That Prevents Slipping

Keep your bathroom smelling fresh by avoiding common mold traps by using this bath mat instead. Made from bamboo, it both looks chic and dries quickly. It’s non-slip too, and features rubber padding on the underside to prevent it from sliding around. It’s lightweight, too, weighing under 4 pounds.


This Unique Metal Brush That Eliminates Pet Hair

Eliminate pet hair from your favorite sofa with this magic tool that should cost a lot more than $10. This metal brush features a wooden handle, which is comfortable in your hand. In addition to handling pet hair and fur, you can use this tool to gently brush your couch and trim loose strings and banish pilling.


This Set Of Compact Glass Jars For Chic Sauce Storage

Stick all of your favorite sauces or leftover roasted red peppers in these little glass jars with an air-tight seal. They look super chic in your refrigerator with their silver-tone clasp design and included chalkboard-like labels. With their matching glass lids, they even look nice for serving.


The Sink Mat That Fits Around Your Faucet

Keep sitting water in your kitchen to a minimum with this sink mat. It wraps around the base of your sink and absorbs splashes or drips. The protective mesh material dries super quickly and can be machine washed and dried. It has a snap that secures the mat around your faucet and comes in three colors.


These Fun Wall Hooks That Encourage Tidying Up

Looking for whimsical solutions that will get your kids to pick up their stuff (or keep you motivated as an adult)? Try these wall hooks that look like little characters scaling the wall. The “buddy” wall hooks can hold up to five pounds — ideal for jackets, lightweight bags, and towels. This pack of three includes mounting hardware and adds a fun touch to any space.


The Glass Wax That Polishes Windows and Mirrors

Do your windows, mirrors, or metal fixures look tired and worn? This professional glass wax is the solution you’ve been searching for. It polishes and protects glass and metal by simply rubbing on and buffing the wax off. It goes on dark pink but dries to a chalky white so you know when it’s time to remove it. This little bottle will give your windows and mirrors a streak-free finish.


An Attractive Toilet Brush and Holder That Matches Your Decor

Keeping your toilet clean isn’t a fun job, but at least the tools to do it can look nice with this stainless steel toilet brush and holder. Featuring an attractive bronze-hued finish, the brush fits discretely into the canister with a smart ribbed top. As one reviewer wrote, “Very pleased, exactly what I wanted. Good value for the price.”


These Door Draft Stoppers That Keep Bedrooms Warm

These weather-stripping door draft stoppers fit onto your door to keep out sound and light and to regulate temperature. The transparent seal traps heat in or out, depending on the season, so you can cut electrical costs. Installing it is as easy as cutting it to size, peeling back the adhesive tape, and sticking it onto your door. You can use it anywhere to close gaps in garages, basements, beds, or even cabinets.


An Organizer That Can Fit More Than 90 Batteries

If you have a drawer that’s filled with loose batteries, consider transferring them into this organizer. There are dedicated slots for AA, AAA, 9-volt, C, and D batteries, and the transparent lid helps keep them all safe from dust. Plus, each order comes with a battery tester included.


These Silicone Baking Mats To Fit Your Small Cookie Trays

These silicone baking sheets fit right on top of your half-sheet trays or even in your microwave, and yes — they’re totally microwave-safe. You can stick this set in your dishwasher and even in your freezer to chill cookie dough. The non-stick surface is made with a circle pattern for tiny cookies or macarons.


A Set Of Nesting, Wooden Coasters To Protect Tables

These wooden coasters look like expensive decor accents when they’re not in use, but function beautifully at protecting your table from ring marks. The four-piece natural acacia wood and cork coasters nest into one another when stacked and offer a sturdy lip to keep drinks from spilling. The cord bed absorbs moisture to keep your tabletops in pristine condition.


The Fabric Pins That Are Magnetic And Release Easily

These genius magnetic pins ensure you never wake up with your duvet bunched up at the foot of your duvet cover. The easy-release pins secure up to 10 pounds so you can also use them for hanging curtains, pinning comforters, or securing couch covers in place. This set comes with eight pins.


These Traps That Help Protect Food From Moths

Hang one of these traps inside your pantry, and it’ll attract moths so that they stay out of your food. They’re designed to work with nearly any type of moth — and the hook on top makes it easy to hang them wherever you want. Plus, each trap lasts for up to three months.


A Bag Organizer That Fits Next To Your Jackets

Slide this breathable bag organizer right next to all of your jackets and hanging tops, thanks to the stainless steel hook. This hook also has a 360-degree spinning design, so you can turn this double-sided organizer to grab the right bag. It’s also finished off with clear windows to see each bag.


The Magnetic Curtain Tie-Backs That Look Stylish

Don’t just push your curtains open, tie them back with these magnetic curtain holders that keep them in place and add a charming accent. Not only are they easy to use, but they’re also decorative with a modern spindle-shaped clasp and rope tie that’s stylish.


A Pack Of Odor-Beating Lavender Sachets For Home

Keep your closet smelling fresh by hanging a few of these lavender sachets over your hangers. The small bags are filled with French lavender, which has a calming fragrance that can reduce odors and boost your mood. Place one in your gym bag or by the door where everyone leaves their shoes. This set comes with 24 sachets.


The Self-Watering Pots That Hydrate Your Plants

These self-water planters make it easy to care for your plants, even if you don’t have the greenest thumb. The 6-inch pots feature a large, transparent basin that can hold excess water, which plants absorb through a connecting cotton rope. This set of three is available in gray and white and will water your plants for up to about a week, depending on the plant and time of year.


This File Organizer That Boasts Tons Of Storage

Your office deserves some TLC, and you can deliver it with this two tier desk organizer. Made from durable metal mesh, this organizer offers a whopping five slots for file folders, plus two shelves, and a side slot for pens and other utensils. It’s compact, too, standing at just 14 inches high.


A Slim, Sleek Rolling Cart For Extra Storage Anywhere

If you need some additional storage, check out this rolling three-tier cart. It has more than 5,000 reviews, and many reviewers have raved about how easy the trolley-style cart is to move from room to room, as well as how the durable wheel brakes keep it from rolling away on its own. It’s made of plastic and stainless steel so it's easy to wipe down, plus its narrow size is perfect for storing in your bathroom, laundry room, or kitchen.


A Sprinkler That Helps Larger Yards Looking Green

Able to cover up to 3,600 square feet of lawn, this sprinkler can help save you so much time and stress when it comes to keeping your grass green. Metal weights on the bottom help keep it stable while the three sprayer arms rotate — and since it’s made from tough ABS plastic, there’s zero chance of it rusting over time.


These Guide Lights That Easily Install On Your Outlets

Adding custom lighting to your home can be a huge investment, but these outlet guide lights are a budget-friendly solution — plus they have 11,000 reviews. This pack comes with two outlet plates that have a built-in light and don’t require batteries or wires. They snap on easily without occupying one of your outlets and they come in four colors.


A Container That Saves Bacon Grease For Later

Using bacon grease in your cooking can add another depth of flavor to your meals, but pouring it into plasticware while it’s still hot isn’t the best idea — so grab this container. It’s made from tough stainless steel that won’t melt, and even features a built-in strainer to remove any burnt bits, leaving you with just the oil.


These Storage Cubes That Come In Tons Of Colors

Whether your shelves look messy or you’d like to organize your closets, these storage cubes are a solid pick. They come in 10 different shades, making it easy to coordinate them with the colors in your home. Plus, they fold down when you aren’t using them, making it easy to stash them away in cramped homes.


A Stainless Steel Tray For Spinning Cabinet Organization

All of your cleaning cloths and spices are completely secure with this stainless steel organizer. It’s two tiers and each one is made with a small rim to hold onto all of your cabinet essentials. You can even turn this 360-degree spinning tray without worrying about fingerprints.


This Flatware Organizer That Expands To Fit Your Drawers

Don’t let your flatware sit loose in your drawers. Instead, use this organizer to keep them looking neat and tidy. It expands from 13 inches out to 20 inches, making it suitable for all sorts of drawers. Plus, the frame is made from natural bamboo that easily blends with nearly any style.


A Sleek Organizer For Those Bulky Cast Iron Pans

This alloy steel organizer is the fix for those heavy cast iron pans that you don’t know what to do with. I mean, it holds up to 50 pounds of those cluttered pans in your cabinet or on your counter. One of the five pan-holding shelves is extra-wide and 3.5-inches high for a super bulky pan.

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