50 Legitimately Brilliant Things For Your Home That Are Surprisingly Under $25 On Amazon

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50 Legitimately Brilliant Things For Your Home That Are Surprisingly Under $25 On Amazon
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It can be difficult to maintain a home or apartment; that’s why it’s so important to invest in household products that are so clever, they’ll add some extra convenience to your life. And if they happen to be budget-friendly, even better.

From Swedish dishcloths to shoe organizers, some of these things might be unfamiliar to you, but you’ll be astonished by how much of a difference they can make in your home. When your brilliant new swag arrives, you’ll forget how you were ever able to live without it. Here are 50 of the best home items that you don’t want to sleep on — and even better, they’re all under $25.


This Adhesive Drawer You Can Attach To The Underside Of Your Desk

Mount this adhesive drawer to the underside of your desk to maximize your storage space in a major way. It keeps papers, office supplies, and electronic devices off your desktop, so your office will look neat and tidy for the duration of your workday. When you buy, you'll receive four powerful self-adhesive tapes, which you can use for a seamless installation process.


This Silicone Kitchen Tray That Keeps Countertops Dry

Store this silicone kitchen tray by your sink to keep countertops dry while you do the dishes. Made of a high-quality material that's lightweight and durable, it'll resist heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can rest hot kitchen utensils on it without damaging countertops. When it's in need of a clean, just wash it by hand with warm, soapy water. Customers have given this convenient tray a score of 4.8 out of five stars.


This Electric Candle Lighter That Will Protect Your Fingers From Flames

Use this electric candle lighter to illuminate your space and fill your home with an amazing aroma. It's fast and flameless, and it works effectively without creating any unpleasant odors to compete with your earthy, fresh, or floral scents. Plus, it ignites up to three times faster than traditional and single arc lighters, and its extended design keeps hands and fingers safe from fire.


These Reusable Silicone Lids That Are Microwave & Freezer Safe

Swap out your aluminum foil and cling wrap for these reusable silicone lids. Each of the seven lids in the pack comes in a different size to create an airtight and leakproof seal over pots, pans, and bowls. They’re completely microwave and dishwasher-safe, and they come with a cotton mesh bag for easy storage in drawers or on shelves when they aren’t in use.


This Bed & Furniture Stopper That Secures Furniture Without Heavy Lifting

Secure your sofa with these bed & furniture stoppers — no heavy lifting required. They shouldn’t damage floors of any surface, whether your home is furnished with hardwood, marble, or something else entirely; slide them around wheels, and they’ll squeeze firmly to create a stable base. If your furniture has wheels of up to two and a half inches in diameter, you can feel confident that these stoppers will fit.


A Shoe Organizer You Can Hang Over Your Closet Door

Keep your footwear collection in order with this shoe organizer. Hang it over your closet door, and it’ll securely hold all your favorite sneakers and sandals for easy access and visibility; you can also use it to store scarves, handbags, and other accessories. It’s equipped with 24 visible pockets, which allow fresh air to circulate and keep your shoes smelling... well, better than they otherwise would.


These Swedish Dishcloths To Replace Your Disposable Paper Towels

Replace your disposable paper towels with these Swedish dishcloths, which are definitely less expensive and arguably more effective. They're made of plant-based cellulose material, and each cloth can be washed just over 100 times before needing to be replaced. Plus, each dishcloth is the cleaning equivalent of up to 15 rolls of paper towels, so it's an incredibly wallet-friendly alternative.


This Nail Polish Holder That Will Prevent Spillage While You Paint

This nail polish holder will keep your DIY manicures mess-free. It's designed with Smartgrip technology, which holds securely onto smooth surfaces, so sudden hand and elbow movements won't knock it over. It'll fit nail polish bottles of almost every size since it's made of a stretchy silicone material that securely holds onto your favorite hues, and its hinge function means you can tilt it to your desired angle.


This Container Lid Organizer With Adjustable Dividers

If you’ve ever searched high and low, trying to find the right top for your reusable containers, this container lid organizer might be your best bet. It’s equipped with adjustable dividers that let you customize the way you store your kitchen must-haves. Plus, its built-in handles let you pull it out and push it in with the utmost ease when you’re ready to box up your delicious leftovers.


These Portable Travel Hangers You Can Pack In Your Suitcase

Pack these portable travel hangers in your suitcase to keep your clothes wrinkle-free, no matter where in the world you may be. Just insert the hanger into a clothing label and snap it open for a convenient storage option that helps you take care of your favorite pieces. Each hanger supports up to five pounds at a time, so they'll withstand heavy coats and backpacks with the utmost ease.


This Wall Mount & Garden Tool Organizer To Save You Storage Space

This wall mount and garden tool organizer gives you a perfect place to store your cleaning essentials without taking up too much real estate. It has five secure slots and six roomy hooks, providing 11 total storage spots for mops, brooms, brushes, and everything in between. With a 35-pound holding capacity, it’s strong enough for all the tools you use on a regular basis.


These Reusable Coffee Pods That Let You Use Whichever Blends You Want

Coffee lovers will adore these reusable coffee pods, which allow users to brew their favorite blends with their coffee machines. They're compatible with a wide array of beverages, whether you're making coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, and their stainless steel mesh helps you brew fine blends without clogging or leakage. When they're in need of a clean, just rinse them off for maximum convenience.


This Fruit Infuser Water Bottle To Customize The Way You Hydrate

Change up the way you hydrate with this fruit-infuser water bottle, which lets you choose new flavors on a daily basis. It’s equipped with a flip-top lid, which keeps it sealed when you’re not drinking, and a nonslip grip that lets you maintain a firm hold while you go about your day. Whether you prefer citrus flavors like lemon and lime or fresh herbs like mint, you can customize your H2O every day to better suit your taste buds.


This Barbecue Spatula With A Bottle Opener & A Serrated Edge

This barbecue spatula is an incredibly useful tool to have on hand at your next outdoor party. That's partially because it's made from heavy-duty stainless steel and equipped with a serrated edge that lets you cut your food when you're finished cooking. You'll also appreciate its built-in bottle opener, which you and your guests can use over and over when you’re ready to crack open a cold one.


This Bubble Tea Cup With An Acacia Wood Lid

Boba enthusiasts will love this bubble tea cup, which they can use to tote their favorite beverage from place to place. Its acacia wood lid seals tightly to the cup, so you won't have to worry about accidental spillage while you're on the go. Each cup has a 20-ounce capacity, and you can reuse it over and over again to avoid disposable plastic cups and straws, reducing your carbon footprint in a major way.


A Sushi-Making Kit With A Classic Bamboo Material

This sushi-making kit is a lunchtime essential when you’re working from home since it enables you to whip up your favorite rolls in a matter of moments. It's made of bamboo, which is a highly renewable resource, and its smooth and splinter-free design keeps your hands safe while you work. When you're finished making your culinary masterpiece, dig in with the included chopsticks.


These Flexible Cutting Boards That Come In A Pack Of 3

You’ll appreciate the thin design of these flexible cutting boards, which are incredibly easy to clean and store. They're extremely gentle on kitchen knives, which means they'll help your utensils maintain their sharpness over time with very little maintenance on your part. You'll also appreciate their convenient triangular holes, which you can use to hang them up in between meal prep sessions.


These Serrated Steak Knives With A Nonstick Coating

The nonstick coating on these serrated steak knives makes cleanup a breeze when you’re finished with dinner. They’ll cut effortlessly through even the toughest meats, so they’re an excellent option for chefs who work with a variety of textures on a regular basis. Plus, their ergonomically designed polypropylene handles keep your wrists and hands comfortable while you prepare a delicious dinner for clients, loved ones, or yourself.


A Digital Meat Thermometer With An LED Display That’s Easy To Read

Use this digital meat thermometer to get an accurate read on the temperature of your food, which makes for smarter cooking and baking. After just two seconds of use, it'll display its results on a large LED screen that's incredibly easy to read, whether you're in a well-lit kitchen or the backyard while you grill. Plus, it's fully waterproof, so you can use it with food and beverages alike. When you're finished, you can clean it with a soapy cloth and rinse it in the sink.


These Silicone Stove Gap Covers To Keep Crumbs From Falling Through

Keep crumbs from falling between your countertops with these silicone stove gap covers, which prevent food residue from accumulating in your kitchen. They're made of a heat-resistant silicone that maintains its sturdy construction over time and repels dust. It's 21 inches long, meaning it should be big enough for counters and stoves of every size — but if it's too large, simply cut it down to your desired length.


These Reusable Baking Mats You Can Use Instead Of Parchment Paper

Swap out disposable parchment paper for these reusable baking mats. They're made of a durable silicone material that'll withstand temperatures of up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, and they're reinforced with fiberglass mesh for maximum strength. You can use each one up to 3,000 times, which makes them a sustainable alternative to single-use disposable options.


This Vegetable Spiralizer & Slicer To Make Delicious Noodles In No Time

If you’d like to add more veggies to your diet, use this vegetable spiralizer and slicer for a pasta dish that’s full of nutrients. Other spiralizers can be bulky and large, but this machine is incredibly compact, so it won't take up much real estate in your kitchen. It's equipped with a removable container that catches your freshly sliced veggies while you work and a lid you can use to store your delicious zoodles.


This Pot & Pan Wall Mount Hanger With 15 Sturdy Hooks

Store your kitchenware in style with this pot and pan wall mount hanger. With 15 sturdy hooks, it’ll carry all your cooking must-haves, so you’ll have more space in your cabinets and on your countertops for the ingredients you love. Plus, it comes with all the mounting hardware you’ll need for a successful installation; even if you’re new to the world of home improvement, you’ll be able to mount your new piece with the utmost ease.


These Pet Food Can Covers That Keep Wet Food Fresh

Storing your dog or cat’s dinner in the fridge can make for bad odors and premature expiration; use these pet food can covers to keep their wet food fresh. They're made of flexible silicone that you can slip on and off in a heartbeat for easy access, and they're completely BPA-free. Use them with cans of almost any size for a comfortable fit, and rinse them off in between uses for maximum freshness.


This Double-Sided Sponge To Clean Your Shoes & Soles

With this double-sided sponge, your favorite kicks will be squeaky clean. Use it to wipe off your favorite shoes from heel to toe, and scuff marks, dirt stains, and unsightly smudges will be gone in no time flat. All you have to do is add water and scrub lightly since its powerful micro-scrubbers will do most of the heavy lifting. “These work better than any product I have used to clean my shoes, especially the white sides of the soul edges,” said one five-star reviewer.


These Durable Bed Sheet Straps With Strong Metal Clips

If your fitted sheet often pops up in the middle of the night, this bed sheet strap will be a game-changer. This helpful gadget is made of stretchy elastic nylon that lasts for years on end, and its rust-resistant metal clips protect fabric from potential damage. Each strap is equipped with an adjustable buckle, which allows you to customize its size to fit your needs.


These Under-Bed Storage Containers To Help You Maximize Your Space

Take advantage of all the space your home has to offer with these under-bed storage containers. They're made of a lightweight and breathable polypropylene material that's nonwoven, so they won't rip or tear, even after years of use. Use its reinforced handle to slide it out from under the bed whenever you need something you've stored, and its clear plastic cover will help you find what you're looking for fast.


A Dip Clip That Attaches To Your Plate For A Smarter Way To Snack

Snack smarter with this dip clip, which attaches to your plate for all your hummus, tzatziki, and guacamole needs. Their soft-grip buttons attach securely to your dishes, and they're made of food-grade plastic that's super easy to wipe down and clean in between uses. These are an especially smart buy for anyone who doesn't like their sauces or condiments to touch multiple foods on their plate.


This 3-In-1 Avocado Slicer To Speed Up Your Guacamole Prep

Guacamole lovers will be obsessed with this three-in-one avocado slicer, which slices, pits, and scoops fast for easy cooking. Its stainless steel pitter works with just one quick twist, and its slicer removes the fruit from the skin in seven evenly sized pieces. The best part? It's safe on the top rack of the dishwasher, so you can clean it with the utmost ease and get back to the guac.


This 3-Pack Of Crevice Cleaning Brushes You Can Use All Over Your Home

This three-pack of crevice-cleaning brushes will help you sanitize corners, edges, and seams in no time flat. Each brush features an ergonomic handle, which makes the cleaning process comfortable for hands, wrists, and joints. Use them in your kitchen, bathroom, or garage; they'll work on a wide variety of surfaces for a deep, effective clean.


This Portable Charger & Power Bank For Hikes, Concerts, & Everything In Between

Bring this portable charger and power bank along on hikes, to concerts, and wherever life takes you. It's equipped with two USB ports and two USB-C ports, so you can charge double the devices, even when there's no outlet in sight. The secret to its success? Its high-density lithium battery module, which has a larger capacity than most traditional batteries.


These Adjustable Plastic Baggie Racks To Help You Store Leftovers

These adjustable plastic baggie racks act like an extra pair of hands in the kitchen to help you store leftovers. They're compatible with gallon, quart, and sandwich bags alike, since you can customize their length to fit your needs. Just place them on a flat, clean, surface, choose your desired height, and clip your bag in for convenience and ease.


This Stainless Steel Odor Absorber For Better-Smelling Hands

Rub this stainless steel odor absorber between your hands after washing the dishes, and it’ll have your palms smelling better than ever. Here's how it works: the molecules in its stainless steel material bind with the sulfur molecules on your hands, which transfers unwanted odors onto the bar. Use it after handling garlic, onions, fish, and any other foods or ingredients with especially strong scents that tend to linger.


This Insulated Bowl That’s Leakproof For Lunch On The Go

Use this insulated bowl to take soups and salads on the go without any leakage. It'll maintain the temperature of your food for up to four hours, so your hot meals will stay hot and your cold meals will stay cold. Plus, its contoured lid makes opening a breeze, and its notched base gives you a secure grip while you eat on the go.


These Sphere Ice Molds That Keep Drinks Cold In Style

Keep drinks cold in style with these sphere ice molds, which go hand in hand with your favorite highball glasses. Each mold comes equipped with a tight-fitting lid, which seals out unwanted odors and allows for convenient stacking. The resulting ice cubes (if you can still call them that) look amazing in cups of iced tea, cold brew coffee, lemonade, and any other beverages you love.


This Food Flipper & Meat Hook That Comes With A Free Recipe Book

When you buy this food flipper and meat hook, you won’t just receive a helpful culinary tool — you’ll also get a complimentary book of essential barbecue recipes. The hook itself will help you turn, flip, and grab food without marking it up or losing any of its flavor, thanks to its nonslip grip and stainless steel build. Best of all, there are hooks available for righties and lefties alike, so everyone will be ready to cook.


This Mini Waffle Maker Machine To Make You Smile In The Morning

This mini waffle maker machine is sure to make you smile in the morning. Because it only weighs about a pound, it's an essential tool for apartments, smaller kitchens, or campers/RVS; it takes up so little real estate on your countertop, and it makes packing a cinch. All you have to do is plug it in and get cooking since it heats up in a matter of minutes. This little gadget has over 190,000 five-star reviews and counting, which is quite impressive.


This Watermelon Slicer For Easy Access To Your Favorite Fruit

This watermelon slicer gives you easy access to your favorite fruit without having to perform what feels like a surgical operation. Simply push the slicer into your watermelon and its automatic cutter blade will do the rest; all you have to do is snack on the perfectly sized cubes you'll have when you're finished. Because it's made of durable stainless steel, it's sure to last for picnics, barbecues, and brunches to come.


These Retro Vinyl Record Coasters For The Music Lover In Your Life

These retro vinyl record coasters make an amazing gift for the music lover in your life. Each set comes with six chic coasters, which are actually made of the same vinyl as your favorite records. Plus, they'll protect surfaces from hot and cold drinks alike, whether you're sipping hot coffee in the morning or tea before you go to bed.


This Quirky Eyeglass Holder With A Fun Mustache Design

If you’re looking for a fun way to store your eyewear, invest in this quirky eyeglass holder, which features a fun mustache design. Keep it on your desk or bedside table, and you won’t have to search high and low, wondering where you’ve left your spectacles. It's made of 100% Sheesham wood, which makes it a sturdy option that's sure to last (and become a favorite home decoration very quickly).


These Towel Holders You Can Mount In Your Kitchen For Convenience

Mount these towel holders in your kitchen for maximum convenience (and dry hands after you wash the dishes). Each towel holder is made of soft silicone that holds your towel securely in place with no sharp corners; even babies and children can use them with little to no effort. You can install them with screws and dowels or self-adhesive tape; just choose the method that's easiest for you.


This 3-Tier Cooling Rack For Busy Bakers Who Need Extra Space

If you’re a busy baker who needs a little extra space in your kitchen, invest in this three-tier cooling rack. It's fully collapsible, so it'll fold up flat when you need to store it in a cabinet or drawer. Its wire mesh design cools delicious baked goods of all shapes and sizes, and if you're pulling a heavier treat like a cake or pie out of the oven, you can use its additional support arm for a little extra reinforcement.


A Coffee Pod Carousel To Organize Your Blend Collection

Streamline your morning brew process with this coffee pod carousel, which can help you organize your blend collection. It'll store up to 35 pods at a time, making it easier than ever for you or your houseguests to choose which variety they prefer. Its stabilizing weighted base keeps it from tipping or slipping while you spin it around, and its compact size helps it fit snugly on your countertop.


These Silicone Toothbrush Holders For Hygienic Storage

Store hygiene products on the wall with these silicone toothbrush holders, which keep your kitchen sink extra clean. Each holder is equipped with four elastic columns that hold razors, brushes, and other personal care essentials securely on flat surfaces of all materials. They're made of tough silicone that resists rust and corrosion, so they're sure to last a long time in your kitchen or bathroom.


These Stunning Vases With A Minimalist Rose Gold Design

Decorators with a minimalist taste will absolutely adore these stunning vases. Their modern rose gold design shows off your favorite flowers, helping roses, lilies, and lavender look incredible in any room of the house (not that they need the extra help). You can also fill them with stones or sea glass for a household vibe that’s less floral and more beachy.


This Classic Sponge Holder That Looks Amazing In Every Kitchen

This classic sponge holder looks amazing next to your sink and makes a helpful tool during the dishwashing process. It's made of a durable porcelain ceramic that holds your sponge securely in place between scrubs. Because you won't need to store your scrubber in the sink, you'll prevent germs from building up, which means your dishes will be cleaner than ever before.


This Coffee Mug Holder That Makes An Excellent Storage Solution For Collectors

If you’re a seasoned souvenir collector, this coffee mug holder can help you store your spoils. It's equipped with strong stainless steel hooks to hold even the heaviest of cups and mugs with ease. Plus, it's incredibly easy to install, no matter your level of expertise with home improvement products; it’ll also fit in smaller spaces, so dorm and apartment dwellers can use it too.


These Cable Clips That Work To Keep Your Cords & Wires Tangle Free

Keep your cords and wires tangle-free with these cable clips, which you can install in your office or bedroom for convenience. With a strong 3M adhesive pad, it'll stick securely to smooth and clean surfaces, whether your desk is made of glass, plastic, metal, or wood. It's made of a flexible silicone material that bends easily to accommodate your cables, and you can even use it to hold pencils and pens for note-taking ease.


This Rechargeable Book Light For The Stories You Just Can’t Put Down

The next time you’re lost in the pages of an incredible story, use this rechargeable book light to find out what happens to your favorite characters. You can choose between five sweet colors, each of which is practically guaranteed to put a smile on your face. You'll also appreciate its flexible head, which you can adjust to read at an angle that's just right every time.


This Moon Phase Decor That’ll Transform Any Room In Your Home

If you want to redecorate any room on a budget, this gorgeous moon phase garland is an excellent way to do it. Especially perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices, these lunar wall hangings are handmade from light metal, which is sure to be a conversation starter with guests. Available in both gold and silver, reviewers report that it also works somewhat like a chime when it’s hung outdoors.