55 Cheap, Clever Things For Your Home That Are Cool As Hell


55 Cheap, Clever Things For Your Home That Are Cool As Hell

Make your home the cool house on the block with these inexpensive finds.

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Let’s get right to it because you’re here to shop. This fun list is jam-packed with Amazon products that are inexpensive, incredibly clever, and offer ways to make your life a little more efficient. These are the items you might not have even realized existed but now can’t live without. Revamp your home and your routine with these genius picks.


These Reusable Silicone Lids In A Variety Of Sizes

Stop using single-use plastics for your leftovers and switch over to these reusable silicone lids. The lids are stretchy to fit every container, and they come in seven different sizes, including an extra-large lid to cover large pots and salad bowls. They’re safe for the dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven, and they’re of course safe for food.


Some Under-Bed Storage Containers For Off-Season Clothes & Linens

Store your off-season clothes, extra blankets, or linens in these two under-bed storage bags to keep everything tucked away until needed. The storage bags feature transparent zippered closures so you can see your items without making a mess. There are also sturdy handles that let you pull the bags out from under the bed with ease.


These Pretty Solar Garden Lights That Sway In The Wind

These solar garden lights are a beautiful addition to your existing plants as their flexibility allows them to sway in the wind. Made with flexible iron wire, the way they sway makes them look like fireflies at night. Simply place them in your garden or yard, turn them on, and allow the sun to charge them so they automatically turn on at dusk.


These Space-Saving Hangers With 5 Hooks Each

When you hang your clothes vertically instead of horizontally across a closet as you would with these space-saving hangers, you really do save a tremendous amount of space. The heavy-duty hangers come in a four-pack and are great for hanging shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, ties, scarves, purses, and more. “These are so much better than the ones that you load up then hang clothes on,” said one reviewer. “I was hoping these hangers would be the answer. They did not disappoint. Well worth the money.”


This 2-Pack Of Stackable Yeti Ramblers In 12 Fun Color Options

You can’t go wrong with Yeti, and that includes this two-pack of stackable ramblers. The stainless steel cups are double wall vacuum insulated, and they’re dishwasher-safe to make life easier. Lined in ceramic, each cup can hold four ounces of liquid, making them the perfect height to fit under most espresso machines. There are 12 fun colors to choose from.


This Under-Cabinet Jar Opener That Quickly Opens Lids Of All Sizes

No matter the size of the jar, this under-cabinet jar opener can take care of it for you. The jar opener mounts under a cabinet and grips a lid using its sharp dual carbon steel teeth, opening any size lid so you don’t have to. It’s a great tool for anyone, but it’s an especially clever buy for anyone with weak hands or arthritis who prefers to handle dinner prep independently.


These Clever Brown Sugar Saver Discs Made Of Terracotta

To keep your brown sugar from getting hard and unusable, give these terracotta brown sugar-saver discs a try. To use the two-pack of discs, soak one in water, pat it dry, and store it in your brown sugar container or other food canisters. It’ll keep the moisture in to help maintain softness. To keep foods like pantry staples dry, they work for that as well — just bake the disc at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes.


This Adorable Sponge Holder That Sticks To Smooth Surfaces

Purr-fect for cat lovers (sorry, the annoying pun was too easy), this cat-shaped sponge holder will help keep your kitchen sink area organized. It arrives with its own sponge but is capable of holding sponges of other shapes and sizes. As long as you (and your family members) put the sponge back in the holder, it’ll always be there when you need it. Just like cats. Just kidding, cats are never there when you need them. If cats aren’t your thing, there’s also a version that resembles a bed that’s bound to get compliments.


This Rechargeable Clip-On Book Light With 5 Brightness Levels

Clip this rechargeable clip-on book light onto your book to avoid bothering your partner while reading in bed. The compact booklight features five dimmable brightness levels and three color modes so you can choose settings that feel best for your eyes. The battery offers 10 to 80 reading hours depending on the brightness level you choose.


These Cozy Holders For Bowls Fresh Out Of The Microwave That Also Work As Potholders

The heatproof design of these microwave bowls makes them ideal candidates for bringing bowls directly from the microwave to the table. Microwave-to-table, if you will. Four holders come in the pack, and they can also be used as potholders or to hold cold bowls of ice cream. They are machine washable and come in a variety of colors. They’ve also earned themselves an impressive overall score of 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, which isn’t nothing.


This Quick-Dry Bathmat That’s Thin Enough To Fit Under Doors

If you’re looking for a highly efficient and comfortable bathmat, check out this quick dry bathmat. Not only is it super absorbent and dry quickly, but it also has an antislip rubber backing to keep it in place. Designed from faux suede, this bathmat has an ultra-thin design that can fit under doors, which is for sure a necessity for small bathrooms. It’s available in several sizes and colors.


This Kitchen Shelf Organizer That Works With Flat-Top Stoves

Set this two-tier kitchen shelf organizer on your flat-top stove for additional storage space and easy access to spices. It has a magnetic base to keep it in place, and the shelves have front, side, and back lips to prevent the spice jars from falling. Labels are included and can be placed on the front of the shelves so you know what’s what.


A Best-Selling Wok Spatula With A Heat-Resistant Handle

You can cook all types of food with this wok spatula, including stir fry, fried rice, pasta, and steak. This spatula gets under even the stickiest food with its deep, wide head. It has an ergonomic handle that’s heat-resistant with a hole at the tip for hanging. Based on its high-quality stainless steel, it’s surprisingly inexpensive for what you get.


These Trash Bag Bands That Work With Round & Rectangular Bins

This set of trash bag bands comes with three universal-size bands that fit on 10, 13, 20, and 33-gallon trash bins. The bands, all of which have strong metal joints, are designed to fit over the top of a trash bin to hold trash bags in place. They’re easy to put on and easy to take off, so when the trash bag is ready to be taken out, you can avoid the struggle.


This Suction Plate & Bowl That Makes Feeding Time So Much Easier

If you have a baby who is starting to eat solids or a toddler who thinks it’s hysterical to throw their plate across the kitchen, you need this suction plate and bowl set. The silicone plates are BPA-free, and have a suction that makes it hard for little ones to grasp to pick up, which is a beautiful thing. The set comes with two baby-friendly spoons that are appropriate for teething.


This Novelty Over-The-Door Cat Hook That’s Surprisingly Sturdy

It seems like an over-the-door cat hook would cost more than it does based on pure awesomeness alone, but alas, it is not. This hilarious novelty cat features one hook for each of its front paws that is sturdy enough to hold towels, jackets, robes, umbrellas, and backpacks. As one reviewer noted, “This item is built very solidly. It has been on my doorframe for a while and I believe it will remain there for years to come.” What more could you ask for?


These Self-Gripping Cable Ties That Are Color Coded

Use this 40-pack of self-gripping cable ties to organize your cords so you can live a happy, organized existence. The hook and loop cable ties are much easier to use than twist ties, and they actually stay attached when the cords are in use. They even work well at keeping cords behind your TV organized and out of sight.


This Kid-Friendly Automatic Drink Dispenser For Easy Pouring

Great for helping your kids get their own milk or juice, this automatic drink dispenser prevents them from having to pick up a jar or bottle and pour it. The dispenser has a universal cap that fits most non-carbonated jugs. Simply press your cup or bowl to the trigger and the beverage will be dispensed, automatically preventing overflow or drips.


This Magnetic Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Sign So You’re Always In The Know

Let your family know when the dishwasher is clean or dirty with this magnetic clean/dirty sign so they can either load their dirty dishes or empty the clean ones. (Or maybe that’s wishful thinking.) Unlike other dishwasher signs, this one actually stays in place and won’t constantly slip down. It works on all dishwashers — if yours isn’t magnetic, just use the bonus metal piece that’s included with adhesive backing to make it stick. It’s just as cute as it is informative, and has scored an overall rating of 4.7 out of five stars.


An Electric Salt & Pepper Grinder Set That Lets You Choose Your Grind Size

Save time in the kitchen spicing up your food when you use this stainless steel electric salt and pepper grinder set. The grinders have a one-handed design, and the grinder is adjustable so you can choose the grit size you want — from coarse to medium to fine. They are truly a heck of a lot easier to use than the shakers that require manual turning and grinding.


This 2-Pack Of Disco Ball Lights Operated Via Remote Control

Get the party started when you whip out this two-pack of disco ball lights. The mini lights are operated via the included remote control. They’re also sound-activated and feature different light modes, including light rotation and strobe effect. If your room is larger than 64 square feet, the company recommends buying two packs of lights.


This Portable Non-Electric Snow Cone Machine That Comes With An Ice Cube Tray

Easy to use and impressively efficient, this non-electric ice shaver and snow cone machine makes fantastic snow cones, margaritas, iced coffee, or whatever else you might want to use fine ice for. Aside from the machine itself, your purchase will also come with an ice cube mold that will make 15 cubes per round. It has stainless steel blades, and since it’s portable and manual, you could literally bring it anywhere.


A Set Of 3 Flower Vases With A Modern Aesthetic

Add this set of flower vases to your home decor for a pretty, modern aesthetic. The set includes three vases in varying sizes, making them perfect for displaying together or individually around your house, as well as a bamboo base. The vases are narrow, so they won’t be able to hold a ton of flowers at once, but they work great for both solo flowers and small accent bouquets.


This Convenient Electric Milk Frother That’s Portable

Take this stainless steel milk frother on the go or use it at home — wherever you use it, just know that it’ll froth your milk like a professional barista. Perfect for all types of milk, the frother can whip up a latte, make your kids an excellent hot chocolate, or even blend your protein shakes. Unlike many other similar milk frothers, this one has a two-speed switch.


This Unique Set Of Black Ramekins That Can Withstand Heat Up To 450 Degrees Fahrenheit

Whether you use them for snacks for your kids, soup, taco night essentials, or baking, this set of six ceramic ramekins is perfect for all of it. The ramekins are unique in that they’re black on the outside with bold primary colors on the inside. They can each hold up to four ounces and since they can resist heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, are designed to go straight from the oven to the table. They’re also both dishwasher and microwave-safe.


These Best-Selling Swedish Dishcloths That Are Reusable

This 10-pack of Swedish dishcloths is a great way to cut back on your paper towel usage, as each towel can take the place of several rolls. Made of cellulose and cotton, the dishcloth becomes soft when it’s wet for cleaning spills and wiping down surfaces, and it’s gritty enough for scouring when it’s dry. The cloths are machine washable and will last for several washes.


This Stain-Absorbing Coffee Bar Drying Mat That Will Improve Your Morning Caffeine Ritual

It’s better to use this coffee bar drying mat to absorb the inevitable coffee drops than to deal with brown stains on your countertop, don’t you think? Crafted with a rubber backing to keep it in place and avoid seeping, it also really pulls your coffee bar together and gives you a place to put extra mugs and all of your coffee accessories, thus making your morning ritual even more enjoyable. It’s available in several color options and three sizes.


This Refrigerator Deodorizer That Lasts Up To 10 Years

This refrigerator deodorizer will decompose harmful gases into water molecules, which eliminates odors and will help keep refrigerated food fresher for longer. The deodorizer is more effective than baking soda and activated carbon, lasts a lot longer, and there’s no need to replace it for up to 10 years. Its compact size makes it a good option for other small spaces like closets and drawers.


These Rustic Tissue Box Covers That Add To Your Home’s Decor

Instead of a regular tissue box detracting from your home’s decor, this pack of two rustic tissue box covers adds to it. The distressed, wooden white boxes are sturdy and easy to refill with a closed design on the bottom, so when the box is moved, the tissue box won’t fall out. The boxes will fit over any standard square tissue box.


These Handmade Ceramic Toothbrush Holders That Add An Unexpected Pop Of Color

Who says toothbrush holders can’t be adorable? This two-pack of toothbrush holders is handmade with ceramic material, and they’re small enough to clear up space on your bathroom countertop when you ditch your larger toothbrush holder. The round holders will store individual toothbrushes but are also great for holding makeup brushes or writing utensils on a desk. They’re available in 11 colors to add an unexpected pop of color to your bathroom vanity or wherever you decide to keep them.


This Rustic Flower Holder That Comes With 3 Test Tube Vases

If you’re looking for a fun, unique, and inexpensive way to display flowers in your home, check out this rustic flower holder. The mini wooden table-like stand supports the three included glass test tube vases for a small bouquet or single-stem flowers. You can also use the small vases to propagate certain plants before switching them over to larger pots, or even use them for faux flowers like one reviewer chose. “I placed a silk flower in each tube and centered it in front of the [colorful garden picture on the mantel]. It looks so pretty and adds much to the room,” they wrote.


This Electric Coffee Warmer With An Auto Shut-Off For Less Than $25

You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg on expensive electric mugs to keep your coffee warm without shoving it in the microwave every 10 minutes — just purchase this coffee warmer that’s more affordable and gets the job done well. When a mug is placed on the warmer, it starts heating, and when it’s removed it automatically shuts off. It’s available in five colors and can heat beverages up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.


These Silicone Counter Gap Covers That Can Be Customized For The Perfect Fit

Fill the gap between the counter and the stove with this set of two silicone stove counter gap covers. The flexible covers are designed to fit directly in the gap to prevent crumbs and food from falling into the cracks. Installation couldn’t be easier. Plus, if they don’t fit perfectly, or if you have a non-standard-sized oven, the covers can be cut and customized to fit in the space.


This Kitchen Sink Organizer With A Sponge Holder That’ll Keep Everything Where You Need

Organize your kitchen sink essentials with this cute sink caddy. The caddy won’t take over your sink, but it does have plenty of space for a bottle or two of soap, a couple of dish brushes or scrubbers, and an area in the front designed specifically as a sponge and dish soap holder. It’s also great for bathrooms or as an office space organizer and comes in two sizes to best fit your space.


This Stained Glass Privacy Film That’s Easily Removable

When light shines through this window privacy film, it acts like a prism, creating a fun mosaic rainbow pattern. The easily removable film is ideal for adding privacy to windows that don’t have shades or curtains while still allowing light to shine through. It comes in several size options in a few color possibilities, and guests may not even realize it’s not real textured glass.


This Toilet Paper Spray That’s A Planet-Friendly Alternative To Wet Wipes

Non-biodegradable flushable wet wipes can cause damage to your septic system, so switching over to this toilet paper spray lets you DIY a septic- and planet-friendly wipe whenever you need one. To use, simply spray the wet wipe alternative onto toilet paper and wipe. Each ounce equals 50 wet wipes, and it comes in scented and scent-free versions, each of which is formulated with witch hazel, aloe vera, and apricot oil.


These Adorable Bunny Toaster Tongs That Make A Fun Gift

Here’s a gift idea that you’ve probably never considered before: bunny-shaped toaster tongs. The wooden bunny tongs are crafted from heat-resistant beechwood and feature extra-long ears that are designed to help you grab toast out of the toaster without burning your hands. They can be used for all tong-related activities, not just for toast. And, of course, they make an especially excellent housewarming or white elephant gift.


This Inspirational Daily Calendar With A Self-Standing Easel

Perfect for your office desk or as a gift for a loved one, this daily flip calendar offers inspirational and motivational quotes to help you start your day with positive affirmations. Each month features different patterns, and the perpetual design allows you to use it year after year. It has a self-standing easel that lets you place it anywhere. “I love this daily inspirational calendar,” said one reviewer. “The images are bright, and the quotes are positive and relevant.”


These Reusable Silicone Food Savers In Small, Medium & Large

If you’re putting in an effort to cut back on single-use plastics, ditching the plastic wrap and switching over to these reusable silicone food savers is a step in the right direction. The round sleeves come in a pack of five in small, medium, and large sizes. They stretch to fit common fruit and vegetable halves with an air-tight seal, keeping them fresher for longer. You can also buy them in multiple color schemes to better fit your kitchen’s interior decor.


This Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp That Makes For A Beautiful & Natural-Looking Night Light

There are multiple purposes for this Himalayan salt rock lamp. Not only does it serve as a warm night light in a nursery or a child’s bedroom, but it’s also known to purify and cleanse the air while releasing negative ions to create harmony and balance in the mind and body. It’s great for mood lighting or meditation and helps give any room a natural look. This lamp weighs around six pounds and stands nine inches tall, making it ideal for a small to medium-sized room.


These Best-Selling Satin Pillowcases With Over 225,000 5-Star Reviews

For just under $15, you’ll get two silky soft satin pillowcases that can help your hair and skin overnight. These pillowcases feature an envelope closure and are available in several sizes and colors. Two come in the set, and they can be washed in the washing machine, but for best results, be sure to turn them inside out and wash them in a mesh bag. Over 225,000 Amazon customers gave them a rave five-star review, so they may be just the thing to help you get a more comfortable night’s sleep.


This Broom Holder With 11 Storage Slots That’s Great Both Indoors & Outdoors

Hold up to 11 brooms, mops, athletic equipment, and more with this broom holder and garden tool organizer. There are five slots for items with long handles and six hooks to hang brushes, gloves, etc. The organizer can be mounted both indoors and outdoors, as it’s crafted to be weather-resistant, and installation couldn’t be easier.


This Versatile Corner Shelf With 2 Tiers Of Storage Space

The versatility of this wooden corner counter shelf makes it a nice addition to any room — whether it be your kitchen, bathroom, or dining room. At eight by eight inches wide, the two-tier shelf doesn’t take up too much room on a countertop or table, but it offers enough space to hold plenty of items — either for decor or useful things like bathroom essentials.


This Set Of 3 Bamboo Cutting Boards That One Reviewer Called “Excellent For Serving”

With this bamboo cutting board set, you’ll get three sizes: small, medium, and large. Not only can you use all three of these boards as chopping boards, but they also make great charcuterie boards. “These cutting boards are beautiful, their size is a good choice for a small kitchen, but they are excellent for serving,” said one reviewer. To keep the boards in good shape for the long haul, simply wash them with soap and water and give them a good scrub.


These Hand-Blown Plant Watering Globes That Hold 2 Weeks Of Water

These plant watering globes are made of handblown glass, which makes for a pretty addition to any pot, but they also serve a purpose. They can hold up to two weeks’ worth of water that automatically dispenses into a plant when placed in the soil, making them especially useful for travelers. Four globes come in the pack, so you can set them and forget them for a bit.


This Waterproof Digital Food Scale That Can Weigh Up To 22 Pounds

This digital food scale will handle all your kitchen weighing needs. It can weigh objects up to 22 pounds and as light as two grams. It’s great for baby food or pet food prep, your own meal prep, cooking, and baking. Choose from grams, ounces, pounds, milliliters, and fluid ounces. The waterproof scale features a rechargeable battery.


A Kitchen Organizer That Saves Space By Holding Multiple Wraps At Once

Ditch the cardboard boxes that take up awkward space in your kitchen drawers and go for this three-in-one wrap dispenser. The bamboo organizer holds rolls of whatever type of wrap you use with easy dispensing and cutting, and it comes with 21 labels to choose from. Stick the dispenser in a drawer or mount it to a wall. They also come in versions with two or four slots, depending on how many wraps you’d like to store.


This Stunning Oil Diffuser Set That Comes With A Tea Light

In this essential oil diffuser set, you’ll get a stylish wrought iron burner, brass bowl, wooden coaster, and a tea light candle that heats the oil. The products are 100% vegan and ethically sourced, so not only will you feel some serenity when the diffuser is working its magic, but you’ll also feel good about the cruelty-free product you purchased.


This Genius Armrest Table For Easy Access To All The Snacks

Whoever invented this sofa arm clip table is a true hero. It clips onto most sofa or couch armrests (with a width of four to nine inches), and there’s no assembly required, which is always a plus. Use the table to hold your phone, beverage, TV remote, or most importantly, all the snacks or meals you want. It’s also a great replacement for a coffee or side table, especially if you’re low on space.


This Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit That’s An Amazon Best-Seller

This best-selling dryer vent cleaner kit can remove years of built-up lint to help your machine run more efficiently and safely, and it can even help prevent house fires. The hose attachment cleans the vent, but it can also reach behind the dryer and washing machine to clean out the inevitable dust and debris.


A Half-Circle Rug That’s Cute & Practical

If you enjoy simple, modern beauty when it comes to home decor, you’ll love this sweet bathroom rug with tassels. The half-circle rug is made of 100% cotton with an antislip backing. It comes in three chic, neutral colors, and it’s machine washable. The rug is great for a bathroom but also works well in a kitchen. “I just redid the flooring in my bathroom and this rug is a standout piece,” said one reviewer.


This Best-Selling Outlet Concelear That’s Super Thin

This ultra-thin outlet concealer allows you to plug in whatever you want and still be able to push a couch or dresser almost completely against a wall. It’s extremely useful for tidying cords and making your space look much neater once the cords are hidden. It’s also really easy to set up with no tools required, so no need to phone a friend.


These Home Decor Signs With Jute Rope For Hanging

Display words of affirmation in your home with these hanging home decor signs to remind yourself and your family of the important things. The signs are finished with colors and neutral tones that look great on any wall, and they can be hung with the included jute rope, or with their pre-installed sawtooth bracket on the back. The words included are live, laugh, home, happiness, love, and family.


This Space-Saving Cutlery Organizer That Fits 24 Utensils

Great for small drawers or small families, this cutlery organizer can hold up to 24 utensils. It features five stacked, angeled compartments to best fit different types of utensils. While its purpose is to condense and organize silverware, you can always buy two of them if you have more silverware to store. It’s so popular that it’s racked up over 65,000 five-star reviews.


These Ice Cube Trays That Come With A Storage Bin

The efficiency of this silicone ice cube tray and storage system is impressive. It comes with two pop-out trays that each hold 32 ice cubes, a lid, a storage box that can hold all the ice cubes, and an ice scoop. The trays make square ice cubes that are perfect for cocktails, iced coffee, tea, lemonade, or your favorite iced beverage.

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