30 Genius Products For Every Room In Your Home

You’ll probably wish you’d found these sooner.

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1.

Soft furniture socks to prevent your tables and chairs from scratching up the hardwood floors.


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Promising review: “These ‘socks’ are finally what I’ve been looking for to protect our hardwood floors. Our chairs have decorative legs with acorn-shaped feet, and these things stay on! We tried stick-on pads — that would fall off almost immediately, as well as cork bottom cups that always fell off. I think we tried five different kinds altogether, and nothing. Until this. I’m ordering more for the rest of the chairs.” —Todd Oxenford

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors).

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A cascading wall organizer for sorting out the mess of papers that would otherwise be piling up on your desk.


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You can also fold it down and take it to go.

Promising review: “This is the most amazing invention ever. My husband and I got into a habit of piling up all our random papers in the kitchen on top of the microwave, and I was just SICK of it! Could never find anything and things would go missing. Once I set this up, it was a game changer. My kitchen mess is no longer! And I have not lost another field trip form and have a place for all those floating art projects, receipts, and pay stubs.” —Kirsten

Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

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A TubShroom that’ll catch all your hairs while still allowing water to drain. No wonder more than 10,000 people swear by this lil’ gadget!


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I recently bought one of these and I can’t believe I’ve waited all these years! I used to have a traditional strainer that would block the water flow as soon as a few hairs got caught in it (and I would have to fish out a clump of hair every five minutes or so). No more! This gadget catches all the hairs (so you don’t end up with a clogged drain) and still allows the water to go down. I literally cannot stop talking about it.

Promising review: “I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don’t think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn’t clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I’ve ever had.” —Lawyer For Justice

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors). Also, check out the SinkShroom and the ShowerShroom.

4.

An overflow drain cover so you can enjoy a full bath without worry about losing precious water every second.


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Promising review: “Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you’re a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know… THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness… all because of this little bit of silicone!” —anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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A silicone holster to catch your hair straightener, if you have a tendency to accidentally leave it on.


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The silicone can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees and can attach to any smooth, non-porous surface.

Promising review: “My wife left the hair straightener on and rushed to work, this plastic magnificent thing probably prevented a fire in our apartment. Even though it was very warm and hot, nothing burned, not even the plastic holder itself. It does what it’s supposed to do. It sticks and prevents fires from hair straighteners. Proved after sticking to the sink for over three to four months and not melting with a turned-on hair straightener inside from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.” —Emre

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five colors).

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Double shower hooks for anyone who’s ever lamented, “But why can’t I switch my curtain and liner separately?!”


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Promising review: “I’m so happy to no longer have to deal with the shower curtain or liner falling off of the hook. I love the fact that the double hook allows me to remove either the liner or shower curtain without the hassle of removing both. I don’t know why I waited so long to order these.” —Tanner L.

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three finishes).

7.

Sock-pairing clips that’ll ensure single socks never get lost again in the Bermuda Triangle that is your dryer.


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Just clip your dirty socks onto this gadget, throw the entire thing into the washing machine, and all your socks will come out clean and in pairs!

Promising review: “These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can’t swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks.” —A.D. Burnette

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

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An under-desk headphone mount because desk space is at a premium and your giant, over-ear headphones just don’t make the cut.


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This mount uses the same 3M adhesive as GoPro so it should be ultra secure.

Promising review: “A simple, elegant solution to keep your desktop free of its much needed real estate. My gaming headset takes up a lot of room, and it’s one of those things that is awkward to store without either a stand or a product like this.” —Hugh K.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in two models).

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A fragrant, non-toxic candle to neutralize odors created by your animal companions. After you’re done with the candle, use the jar for stashing pet treats – it’s a win-win situation ~fur~ everyone!


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Each candle can burn for about 60–70 hours. They are made from 100% soy wax and are paraffin-, dye-, and allergen-free.

Promising review: “I just got the candle yesterday and have burned it twice, three hours each time. I had a guest today and the first thing she commented on was how nice my apartment smelled. The smell is not strong and that makes me happy because I really hate the overpowering smells of the popular deodorizers. I have a senior dog that cannot make it outside all the time. He uses pee pads and is really good about it, but after almost two years of this routine, I had begun to dread walking in the door after being out for awhile. This candle just makes the room smell fresh and that’s exactly what I wanted.” —Moldy in Maryland

Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 24 scents).

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A mesh hammock for an easy way to keep your kiddo’s toys and stuffed animals off the floor. No need to install shelves!


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Promising review: “Works exactly as expected and holds A LOT of stuffed animals. Now they aren’t shoved away in a box or all over the floor! Worth every penny.” —Erin

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

11.

Ceiling fan chain pulls that clearly indicate which one is for the light and which one is for the fan — no more guessing games!


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Why they’re great: “Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone.” —Scholar Mama

Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

12.

An ice cube tray with a lid so you don’t have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it’ll prevent the ice from tasting stale.


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Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it’s so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It’s so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side.” —Kalisa

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

13.

A shower curtain with mesh pockets to keep your toiletries within reach and the bathtub rim clutter-free.


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It measures 70 inches x 72 inches. Check out our review of this mesh pocket shower curtain (#2 on the list)!

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. Or, check out a mesh organizer you can add on to your existing shower curtain.

14.

A pack of elastic fasteners as the ultimate solution for sheets that just won’t stay put.


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Promising review: “These sheet straps are the best purchase I have ever made. I bought a new bed and had to put a thick mattress protector on it for the warranty to remain active, so my sheets fit very snugly. I toss and turn a lot and my dog moves around a lot, so the sheets were always coming off the corner. I bought these, and it only took a couple minutes to put on. It’s been a week and my sheets have stayed in place. This was the perfect simple and cheap solution for a major annoyance.” —Shariece

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.59+ (available in two colors).

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An electric egg cooker that’ll make breakfast for you while you get ready in the morning. You can expect perfectly done yolks every time!


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It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

Promising review: “I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I’ve purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can’t wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!” —A. M. Hinshaw

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

16.

A dishwasher magnet so you don’t have to wonder, “Are these dishes clean or no?”


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Just rotate it to switch the “status.”

Promising review: “I don’t know why it took me so long to buy this thing, but I’m glad that I finally did. Yes, to some it might be silly, but there are times when I forget or can’t tell whether my dishes and glassware are clean. This $3 magnetic sign saves me from washing the ‘dirty’ dishes another time.” —Colmac

Get it from Amazon for $5.82.

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A motion-sensor toilet light to make the ol’ porcelain throne feel like a state of the art piece of technology. No more bright overhead lights when you need to pee at 3 in the morning!


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This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

Promising review: “This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don’t need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it’s going to be a problem…isn’t. I can’t recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December.” —Lee R. Gurr

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

18.

A waterproof notepad for jotting down all your shower thoughts. You can finally shampoo in peace without worrying about forgetting those great ideas.


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It comes with a pencil. Check out another waterproof notebook you can bring on the go!

Promising review: “For someone with mild ADD or anxiety as I have, this was life-changing. It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or just stressed, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of. Beyond that, I have 5-starred it because I’ve had one for 18 months and can’t find any flaw or way the product can be improved. It’s simple and does what it’s supposed to. So why do I say life-changing? Rule number one when under stress is get things out of your head and captured somewhere so you can actually focus on whatever task might be at hand without worrying about forgetting. The shower was the one place I couldn’t capture anything and often where everything came to mind.” —Adrian J Gell

Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

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A foot hammock that’ll make working from home so much more enjoyable.


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It can be fastened on pretty much any kind of desk.

Promising review: “I am a gamer so I needed a good foot stool that doesn’t dig into my legs and feet. Works perfectly.” —Brandi Wooldridge

Get it from Amazon for $22.78.

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An adjustable measuring cup so you only have to wash and handle one tool instead of several. The rotating plunger can easily push out sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey.


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It has a 2-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. The silicone disk inside acts as a squeegee and scrapes off any leftover residue. It also comes apart completely for thorough cleaning.

Promising review: “This is the greatest kitchen tool ever! I cook and bake often and was forever having to first dig for, then clean endless numbers of measuring cups; I actually had three sets. No more though. I just need this one extremely well made, adjustable measuring cup. It works perfectly for me for all kinds of things, such as flour, butter, syrups, dressings, oils, etc. If I am baking, I will first use it to measure the dry items. I then just wipe it out with a paper towel and measure out the butter, etc. This way involves less washing. The suction is as effective as day one, and the units of measure on it are clear and not at all faded.” —Gabriella W.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

21.

A couch coaster to keep a can of La Croix right next to you because the coffee table is a little too far, TBH.


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Promising review: “I don’t have room in my small living room for coffee or more than one small side table. But I want my guests to be able to have a place to put their beverage while they relax and sit on the couch. This is sturdy, stable, and washable and sits nicely on my couch arms. I bought two of these, one for each couch arm.” —Kar-Bear

Get it from Amazon for $25.

22.

An outlet shelf for a convenient place to rest your electric toothbrush and cellphone on while they’re charging.


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Promising review: “Gives me extra room in the bathroom! Perfect for charging my Clarisonic brush. The one in my bedroom has saved my phone from being stepped on in the middle of the night. Genius invention.” —BeeBerman

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three finishes and as a four-pack).

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A laundry basket that can fold flat for storage when it’s not in use.


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It measures 21.25 inches long x 13.25 inches wide x 18.5 inches high when opened and can carry two full loads of laundry at once.

Promising review: “I have a special needs child situation at home, and I legit have to wash a minimum of three loads of clothes every single day, often as many as six or seven in a day. I have had laundry hampers and laundry baskets coming out the wazoo forever! Bought five of these (three to start, two more when I got the first and fell in love). Now, in those super rare moments when all the laundry is washed, dried, folded, and put away, I just fold these back down like they were when they arrived, and they go under the corner of the bed or between the washer and dryer. In the event I need to fill with wet items, a tall kitchen garbage bag fits perfectly as a ‘liner’. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!” —BDR

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

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A rechargeable wireless touch sensor lamp you can take anywhere light is needed, even if there’s no outlet in sight. It can be dimmed or turned off with a tap.


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It can stay on for up to 110 hours at minimum brightness. I swear by this lamp! My apartment is very old and doesn’t have that many outlets so I rely on two floor lamps for lighting. There are lots of dark corners where I need extra light, and this lil’ lantern seriously comes in handy. I use it as a night light, reading light, and table lamp — super versatile!

Promising review: “The power went out so I bought three to four of these for emergencies. Now, I use them every day. I loved them so much, I bought like 10 more to replace our nightstand lamps and to give them out as gifts. They are both functional and beautiful. I use them to walk around at night in the house without disturbing others to the bathroom or working late. I will also be taking them camping soon. It is dimmable, and bright enough to read or low enough to use as a night light. Having four completely lights up a whole room. The handle is brilliant. That is one of the best features.” —latte happy

Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

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An adorable wall-mount cloud magnetic to keep your keys organized and in one place. You’re much less likely to lose them this way.


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Promising review: “One of the most useful purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I’ve had it for at least half a year now. Hasn’t lost any magnetism.” —Makenah

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

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A set of floating bookshelves for a simple yet stunning way to display your tomes.


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Promising review: “I cannot believe how awesome these bookshelves look in my room. With my classic leather bound books stacked neatly on top, these apparently floating books give the room a sense of charm and intrigue. I am so glad I got these shelves. They are easy to install and each can safely hold three of my large leather-bound books. They do not wobble or shake. They are very stout and sturdy, and I do not have any worries with the weight they bear. I am confident they will securely hold to the wall and keep my books (and sheetrock) unharmed. The metal is durable and long-lasting. So many of my friends and family have complimented these statement pieces and have gotten some of their own book collections.” —Burrells

Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

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A hanging jewelry organizer so all your accessories are untangled, visible, and ready to wear. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t have enough room for an armoire or jewelry box.


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This will fit over any standard hanger. One side has 32 clear pockets and the other side has 18 hooks and loops.

Promising review: “I needed something that would save me space but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them and have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one, I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors, and it does not take up that much space.” —Nellie F.

Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in three colors).

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A shower drink holder because enjoying a glass of wine (or a can of beer) while taking a bath is probably the most satisfying thing in the world.


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Promising review: “Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn’t think showers could get any better, but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you’d expect, I’ve tugged on it and it’s not going anywhere. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan.” —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

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A gadget to rest your detergent cup on — it’ll catch any drips and prevent a mess.


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Promising review: “I’ve only had this for a week, and I’m already wondering how I lived without it. Finally, a solution for less mess in the laundry room. No more messy detergent leaks, drips, or a cap covered in detergent. I would recommend this product to anyone; it’s a game-changer!” —makenna

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.76.

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A pack of motion-sensing LED lights for a cheap way to get fancy lighting. You don’t need to get professional installation — just stick them on.


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They’re battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

Promising review:Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version.” —H. Jonathan K. Park

Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $21.99+ (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

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