45 Legitimately Awesome Things For Your Home You'll Wish You Bought Sooner
Is FOMO still a thing? I'm not sure if the hip kids are still using that slang, but one thing I do know for sure: The feeling is definitely real when it comes to
these things for your home that are rad as hell. In fact, once you lay eyes on them, you may wonder how you ever lived without them.
Leading off this list is a handy little doohickey that I'm always recommending to friends ever since I cut the cable-cord:
The Amazon Fire TV stick, which has saved me so much money while also opening a whole world of programming and apps to my family — and they're all available with voice control via Alexa. It has even led to one unexpected development: Even my life-experienced but tech-unsavvy mother can work the TV now.
But if you're not really interested in technology, don't worry — you'll be noodling over all the other
genius household items in the categories of cleaning, organization, and self-care. Take these silicone scrubbers that replace your kitchen sponges, for example, or this brilliant organizational caddy that hangs off the side of your bed. In short, the next time your guests come over, they'll be the ones with FOMO.
A Magnetic Eyelash Kit That Comes With 5 Sets Of Lashes
Applying your own eyelashes has never been easier thanks to this
magnetic eyeliner and eyelash kit. It features a smudge-proof eyeliner with magnetic particles that help attach the eyelashes with ease. This kit comes with five pair of lashes which are durable, strong, and designed to fit any occasion.
This Versatile Pillow For Back- & Knee-Relief
Crafted from high-density memory foam,
this knee pillow is designed to restore spinal alignment and relieve aches and pains. Buyers say it's ideal for conditions like sciatica as well as for the discomfort that occurs when you're pregnant, but it can also be placed between your thighs or your lower legs if you're a side-sleeper. Use it as a bolster under your ankles for sprains and circulation, too.
These Food Storage Containers That Collapse Down
Made from BPA-free, food-grade silicone,
these containers are so versatile for food storage: They'll take you straight from the freezer to the microwave and right back, and best of all, when not in use, they collapse nearly flat for easy storage. The accompanying plastic lids ensure that leftovers stay fresh and totally leak-proof.
The Organizer That Will Give You Your Bed Back
Make more room for yourself in the bed thanks to
this organizer caddy. It has pockets for all that stuff you need nearby, like the TV remote, books, your phone, magazines, a pen, and much more. Constructed from durable cotton canvas on a steel wire frame, it installs easily with a flap that slips right between your mattress and box springs. It also comes in seven colors to match every décor.
This Drain Cover Gives You An Additional 2 Inches Of Bathwater
Enjoy an extra 2 inches of water in your bathtub with
this ingenious cover that lets you bypass the overflow drain. Made from a soft, flexible, mildew-resistant material, it adheres with suction cups to stay put and fits all the most common drain types. If needed, it washes easily in the top rack of the dishwasher, too.
Get Rid Of Odors The Natural Way With This Charcoal-Filled Bag
Made from attractively stitched linen that's available in three colors,
this bag is filled with eco-friendly bamboo charcoal that soaks up unwanted odors and moisture. Ideal for small spaces like your car, near the litter box, in the closet, or in the crawl space, this stink-stopper deodorizes naturally without harmful chemicals. As a result, it's safe for kids and pets, never needs batteries, and lasts for up to two years.
A Drain Protector To Catch Hair, Jewelry, & Any Other Potential Clogs
No unwanted substances (whether that's your hair, a contact lens, a kid's toy, or a ring) will get down your sink drains when you put
this drain cover in place. Made from silicone, it has a dome shape that protects both flat and pop-up drains, and it's weighted so that it will stay in place even when your sink is full.
This Dish Drainer That Collapses To Save Space
collapsible dish drainer helps you air dry your dishes and utensils while also saving space at the same time. It's super compact and folds down to 1.8 inches for quick and easy storage. Made of BPA-free rubber, it's extremely durable and safe to toss in the dishwasher for simple cleaning.
This "Sponge" That Never Gets Stinky & Scrubs Like A Whiz
Made from 100% BPA-free silicone,
this scrubber has so many advantages over the traditional kitchen sponge. It's non-absorbent, so it's not going to sit there breeding bacteria, and it's resistant to odors and mildew, too. This scrubber also has a pleasant peachy scent, and it's tough as nails to get the job done — but won't scratch your cookware.
This Whisper-Quiet Humidifier For Hydrated Air
Dry air can wreak havoc on your skin and be a real problem for allergy and asthma sufferers, but
this humidifier provides a worry-free way to condition your indoor air. It's also so quiet that you'll hardly notice it. The robust 1.6-liter tank provides up to 16 hours of continuous use without a refill, so you'll sleep and breathe better. It also features high and low speed settings, an optional night light, and an auto shut-off feature for safety.
This Bath Tray That Holds Everything You Need
Made from eco-friendly, renewable bamboo that's sustainably harvested,
this bathtub tray has the space to hold everything you need for a truly luxurious dip in the tub. With a backrest for your tablet or book plus a slot for your phone, it's multi-media compatible, and it has spaces for drinks, snacks, and toiletries. Designed to stretch in a manner that will accommodate most standard bathtubs, this is one you won't want to miss.
Keep Your Clothes Looking Fresh With This Defuzzer
Clothes, linens, and even upholstery will look as fresh as the day they were bought when you have
this fabric shaver on-hand. With a large head and three settings of depth control, it provides a customized shave that can remove everything from standard pilling on a sweater to lint on a 20-year-old couch, and it's even suited to keep delicate cashmere and other fabrics in shape.
The Memory Foam Gel Cushion That Helps Relieve Back Pain
Made with a combination of gel memory foam, this
seat cushion does an amazing job at relieving issue with back and spine pain. This cushion is great for use while sitting at home or in your office chair and comes with a non-slip bottom to keep it place. The zippered velour cover removes easily for quick and simple cleaning.
This Dual Fixture Makes Every Shower A Spa Treatment
A spa experience can be as close as your own shower with
this dual shower head, which offers eight settings ranging from pulsating massage to eco-rain. This also offers the best of both a fixed, waterfall head and a detachable handheld one with a 5-foot flexible hose for the ultimate in versatility. It's easy to maintain, too.
Get Barista-Like Foam In Your Own Kitchen With This Frother
If you're a coffee or matcha aficionado, you will absolutely flip for
this milk frother that makes barista-worthy drinks right in your own kitchen. This cordless unit features a food-safe stainless steel whisk and shaft with high-speed rotation and simple, one-touch use. Not only is it great for coffee and tea, but you'll love it for milkshakes and even for scrambling eggs.
This Charging Station That Powers All Your Devices At Once
Made from sustainably harvested bamboo,
this charger stand provides an attractive and eco-friendly way to get your electronic devices organized while they power up. It has space to keep everything in its place: Tablets and/or smartphones will find a home here, plus your smart watch, and there's even a purpose-made spot to charge your AirPods. The stand is designed to work with a five-port desktop charger and comes with a set of short cables.
Enjoy Smoothies, Shakes, & More With This Powerful Blender
You know this trusted brand name for its power, and
this Nutribullet is no exception — it puts a remarkable 600 watts of blending leverage into whipping up protein drinks, smoothies, baby food, dips, or shakes. This set comes with two stainless steel blades plus a selection of BPA-free, shatterproof cups, including the 18-ounce blender receptacle that doubles as travel cup.
The Weighted Blanket That Might Just Change Your Life
Whether you have insomnia, high stress levels, or just a hard time getting to sleep from time to time,
this weighted blanket can make a huge difference in your everyday life. Laying underneath a weighted blanket really is like getting a full-body hug: It stimulates the release of endorphins and promotes a sense of calm. Made with box stitching to ensure that the glass beads remain evenly distributed, this blanket is a lock for peaceful rest.
This Shower Filter For Happier Hair & Skin
Give your hair and skin a break from all the unwanted chemicals and minerals in your hard water.
This filter balances out the pH levels in your shower water while neutralizing odors and actually adding back beneficial minerals. As a result, it strengthens instead of giving you frizzy strands, chipped nails, and dry skin. No tools are needed to put it in place and your whole body will be so much happier, a shower at a time.
This Turkish Towel That's Ideal For So Many Uses
Made from 100% Turkish cotton,
this towel comes in dozens of colors and is as good-looking as it is versatile. While it's not as bulky as your traditional bath towel, it's super soft and easily just as absorbent, making it great for use after the shower, during a workout, or when heading to the beach. Since it takes up less room in your suitcase, it's perfect for travel, too.
These K-Beauty Washcloths That Effortlessly Exfoliate
Made from 100% viscose,
these washcloths are designed to provide a gentle exfoliating treatment that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Offering two strengths of exfoliation — the green cloths provide a more gentle treatment than the red — they're designed to be worn like mittens. Just rub your hand over your body for an all-over scrubbing treatment that removes dull skin and revitalizes your circulation.
A Set Of Brushes That Attaches To Your Cordless Drill
Cleaning is totally a breeze with
these brushes, all because they attach to any cordless drill and power through tough stains and stubborn build-up. The medium-stiffness bristles on this set are specifically designed to clean without scratching on porcelain, tile, and other hard surfaces, while the brushes feature quick-change shafts that make them easy to get on and off.
The Fun Lights That Make Any Room Occasion-Ready
If you're looking for a fun and inexpensive way to add ambiance to any room,
these cork lights fit the bill. They're a fun way to commemorate wine bottles from favorite occasions gone by, or to pull olive oil, water, and liquor bottles out of the recycling and back onto the shelf. The LED lights run on included batteries and provide hours of light.
This Clip-On Gadget That Strains Any Pot Or Pan
Tired of losing a few pieces of pasta every time you strain your spaghetti over the sink? Or seeing a few chunks of meat vanish down the drain when you're straining ground beef?
This strainer is designed to snap onto the side of just about any pot, pan, or small bowl, so you have a quick and easy way to strain — hands-free. Made from durable, BPA-free silicone, it's dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant, too.
This Posture Corrector That Helps You Stand And Sit Up Straight
You'll notice an immediate difference after wearing this
posture corrector just a few times. It works to straighten your back and spine, relieving the pain and discomfort that comes with hunching over our desks and computers while working at home or in office. Made of breathable fabric, this device comes in unisex sizing and is designed to fit chest sizes ranging from 30 to 43 inches in size.
This Portable Laptop Desk That Comes In An Assortment Of Colors
Great for use while traveling or at home, this
portable laptop desk is designed with a foam lap pad that allows it to rest comfortably on your legs as you work. It feature an easy to clean hard top surface and comes with a section that organizes your charger cords and prevents them from becoming tangled. The carved out handle helps you easily take it with you wherever you go while the assortment of available colors allows you to select your favorite hue.
These Smart Bulbs That You Can Control With Schedules, The App, & Your Voice
Curb your energy spending by operating
these bulbs on schedules that you set via the app. You can also set schedules so a light will greet you when you come home from work, or discourage prowlers by triggering your lights to go on and off even while you're out of town. They offer hundreds of different color choices, and can be controlled via your voice assistant as well.
This Handheld Sewing Machine That's Great For Quick Mending Jobs
mini sewing machine is a great tool to have on hand for smaller sewing tasks. It features a portable and compact design and is fully cordless for easy maneuverability and use. It requires four AA-batteries or a power adaptor to operate and can mend just about any fabric with little to o effort. Ideal for travel, this machine can be used on the go and is the perfect size for beginners and small hands.
These Reusable Mesh Bags Are The Eco-Friendly Way To Shop
Designed to put an end to the use of the plastic bags you find in the produce section,
these mesh bags come in three different sizes for large, leafy greens, medium-sized tomatoes and onions, and smaller fruits and veggies like kiwis and limes. They're also useful for so many other things around the house, like keeping craft supplies organized or bringing a wet bathing suit home from the pool.
Get Smooth, Delicious Cold Brew With This Coffee Maker
For smooth, high-quality cold brew,
this coffeemaker is a must-have. It uses a fine stainless steel mesh filter to produce a robust (but non-acidic) brew that's totally free from grounds — unlike the cold brew produced by its competitors. The BPA-free Tritan pitcher is shatterproof and features an airtight lid to preserve the quality of your coffee, plus the non-slip silicone handle helps with easy pouring.
This Electric Shaver That Can Be Used Wet Or Dry
two-in-one shaver and trimmer is great for use under the arms, legs, bikini area, and more. The pivoting design gives you a nice, close shave with each and every use. It's completely waterproof and can be used dry or in the shower while wet. It also cordlessly charges for up to 20 minutes of continuous, powerful shaving.
This Plant Food Keeps Flowers And Vegetables Growing Strong
Great for both flowers and vegetables, this
smart-release plant food will have your plants and garden growing at an optimal pace. It's a must-have for perennial plants that return year after year and a great resource for avid gardeners. This product feeds for up to four months and comes with an easy shake top that allows you to sprinkle it easily and freely.
This Wood Polish That Nourishes & Shines Your Furniture
Made with a blend of carnuba wax, beeswax, and orange oil,
this furniture polish is designed not only to put a gloss on the surface of your fine wooden furniture, but to get deep down inside the grain and nourish it. These oils keep the wood from drying and fading and assist in preserving its finish, all while also restoring its external luster.
Repel Pests Without Chemicals Thanks To This Device
Using ultrasonic waves to literally "bug" insects, rodents, and other pests before they can bother you,
this device keeps pests away from you and your family without the need for potentially hazardous chemicals. Battery-operated, this device can cover up to 1,200 square feet and isn't audible to larger pets, either.
This Holder So You Can Reuse Your Plastic Bags As Trash Bins
Trying to repurpose those plastic bags from the grocery store?
This holder makes it easy — it holds the bag for you so you can reuse it for garbage or repacking items. It attaches over your cabinet door without damage and features a bronze finish, so it's suitable for use facing into the cabinet or facing outwards.
These Sheets That Are Soft, Comfy, & Wrinkle-Resistant
Crafted from brushed microfiber,
these sheets are super soft to the touch and incredibly luxurious. They're fitted with extra deep pockets so that they'll stay put on your bed, and they're available in more than three dozen colors — one that's sure to tickle your fancy. Care is easy, too: Just machine-wash and dry, and they'll emerge even softer than they were when they went in. Available sizes: Twin - Split King
These Resistance Bands That Come With Their Own Carrying Bag
Perfect for at-home workouts, these
resistance bands offer five levels of strength to activate and work all of your muscles. This kit packs easily and can be placed in your bag or pocket for easy transporting. They're color coded for easy identification and come with a carrying bag and instruction manual.
The Inflatable Lounger That Doesn't Need A Pump
Enjoy the great outdoors in the comforts of this
inflatable lounger. It comes with a cozy pillow-like headrest, making great for hanging out at the beach and perfect for lounging around while camping and hiking. This lounger is ultra easy-to-use, pack, and carry, and can be inflated by simply waving it through the air, alleviating the need for an awkward or heavy pump. There are several colors available for your choosing so you can lounge in total style.
This Portable Mini Fridge Keeps Things Cold When You're On The Go
portable mini fridge works is perfect for road trips and other situations when you'll be away at home for extended periods of time. It works to keep cold things chilled as low as 32°F and warm contents hot up to 150°F. With the dimensions of 5.5 x 5.3 x 8.07 inches all around, it easily stores all of your needs while traveling or exploring outdoors. Two plugs are included to fit wall outlets and a 12V cigarette lighters plug is included for use in vehicles.
This Organizer That Stores More Silverware In Less Space
Get more cutlery in your kitchen drawer and use less space to do it with
this kitchen drawer organizer from the design gurus at JosephJoseph. Unlike the traditional side-by-side arrangement, this organizer features a neat-stacked pocket system that holds up to 19 pieces of silverware while leaving the rest of your drawer for other stuff. Get it in two colors.
These Pillows That Make Sure You Always Get The Cool Side
If you feel like you're spending all night flipping your pillow over, get
these pillows and stop the search. They're made from shredded memory foam that uses a cooling technology so they always emanate that slight chill — all while supporting your head and neck in virtually any position. Crafted from 40% eco-friendly bamboo rayon, they're also breathable and naturally anti-microbial, too.
Use This Caddy To Keep Your Shower Neat As A Pin
Every once in a while, my shower gets so cluttered with bottles and accessories, I hardly have room for myself anymore. Thank goodness for
this caddy that helps me get everything organized. With four baskets that slide out to fit my tall hair product bottles, it rounds up just about everything that's lurking on the ledges and the floor. With its chrome finish, it looks stylish and tailored, too.
This Cleaner To Remove Mold & Mildew From Your Bathroom
Mold and mildew don't stand a chance against
this cleaner, which wipes them away with its fast-acting gel formula. No scrubbing is needed — all you have to do is apply this solution, wait 6 to 8 hours, then rinse it away ... and with it go your stains. This thick gel is ideal for use even on vertical or inclined surfaces since it won't run. "Simply awesome," wrote one five-star reviewer.
A Shampoo Brush That Increases Blood Flow To The Scalp
shampoo brush will give your hair and scalp a deep and invigorating wash. It's designed with silicone bristles, that massage deep to stimulate and and increase blood flow to the scalp. This device is offered in three different colors and comes with an ergonomically designed handle that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
This Clothes Steamer For Use At Home & On The Road
Providing up to 15 minutes of continuous steaming,
this device is the perfect companion for refreshing your wardrobe either at home or on the road. Suitable for most fabric types, it's lightweight, heats up quickly, and creates a great head of steam without spitting or leaving water spots. It's also great for sanitizing and removing stains from sheets, tablecloths, and furniture. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.
This article was originally published on
Feb. 1, 2020