50 Cool Things for Your Home That Are So Freaking Cheap on Amazon

Easy upgrades that don’t cost a lot.

by Lauren Moison
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If you’re looking for ways to upgrade the look and function of your home but don’t want to spend a ton of money, Amazon has a bunch of unique items that range from super useful and practical to fun and a bit quirky. They’re all budget-friendly and are small touches that pack a huge punch. Plus, they’re all quick and easy to use, and reviewers are impressed by how much they’ve improved their day-to-day living.

To enhance your home in ways that won’t break the bank, just keep scrolling.


A set of wall shelves to make your books look like they’re floating

Create the illusion of floating books along your wall with these clever shelves that feature a bottom panel designed to hide inside your book cover — making it look like there’s nothing underneath. The durable metal shelves can hold up to 15 pounds each, come in either gray or white, and would look great in practically any room.

Colors: 2


This tissue box cover to elevate the look of your bathroom

Add a fancy touch to an ordinary box of tissues with this metal tissue box cover. It features a smooth finish with rounded edges and an open bottom that fits easily on top of standard tissue boxes, and it has a rust-resistant finish that can withstand humid bathrooms.

Colors: 7


A set of clear bins to organize basically everything

Whether you’re storing toiletries, makeup, office supplies, or kitchen utensils, these clear plastic bins are a versatile organizational must-have. The stackable set includes 25 bins in four different sizes and a sheet of rubber feet you can stick to the bottom of the bins to help keep them in place.

Sizes: 9 x 6 x 2 inches (3 pieces), 9 x 3 x 2 inches (6 pieces), 6 x 3 x 2 inches (8 pieces), 3 x 3 x 2 inches (8 pieces)


These jars to keep your bathroom necessities looking nice & neat

Keep your daily bathroom essentials neat and organized on your vanity with this four-pack of plastic apothecary-style jars. The 10-ounce size is great for holding cotton swabs, flossing picks, or other bathroom accessories, and they even come with four clear pre-printed labels for popular bathroom items and four blank white labels you can write on.


A pair of nonslip oven mitts that help protect your wrists

These silicone oven mitts are a welcome upgrade to a traditional kitchen accessory and boast a nonslip grip with an extended length that helps protect your wrists and lower arms when pulling things out of the oven. They’re easy to clean, heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and come in 11 colors, including blue, red, and yellow.


This sink caddy that attaches to your faucet for easy sponge storage

Create a designated spot for your brushes and sponges with this stainless steel sink caddy that fits over your faucet to save space. The elevated design allows cleaning tools to dry quickly — reducing odors and mildew on your counter — and it has an adjustable design to fit most kitchen faucets.


An easy-to-install screen door with a magnetic closure

Great for entertaining or simply enjoying some fresh air, this mesh screen will help keep bugs and dirt out while still enabling easy pass-through for humans and pets alike. The screen boasts magnetic strips in the center that help pull the panels closed after opening, is designed to fit most standard doorways, and can be installed using adhesive strips or tacks.


This snap-on strainer that takes up way less space

This convenient snap-on strainer is less than half the size of a traditional colander and fits almost any size pot, pan, or bowl. It’s made from heat-resistant and BPA-free silicone, snaps tightly onto the sides of your pot with strong clips, and can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher without taking up a ton of space.

Colors: 4


A faucet splitter that’s a must-have for gardening

Get more use out of your outdoor spigot with this splitter that’ll enable you to hook two hoses up to one faucet. The unit fits securely on all standard 0.75-inch spigots and garden hoses and each side has a valve that’ll let you shut off the water flow if needed. Plus, the outputs are spaced far enough apart to accommodate timers.

Styles: 2-outlet, 4-outlet


These stick-on accent lights that come with a remote control

Brighten up a dark closet or add some accent lighting to your kitchen with these puck lights that you can control from afar. The warm white lights are 1.25 inches thick (so they’re easy to hide out of sight) and the included remote can adjust brightness levels and set timers. Plus, you’ll get both adhesive strips and screws so you can install them however you’d like.


An extendable drawer organizer for your kitchen, office, or garage

Keep your utensils, tools, or office supplies neat with this extendable drawer organizer. It has six to eight compartments, depending on how far you extend it, and fans love the deep sections and luxe bamboo material, with one fan writing, “This organizer works so nicely and offers such a refined look to my kitchen drawer.”

Sizes: 4


This set of magnetic shelves for your kitchen

Utilize the space on the side of your refrigerator with the help of these magnetic racks to hold your spices, condiments, or kitchen tools. The set includes four racks with strong magnets to keep them in place, and each one can hold up to 11 pounds. Plus, a magnetic paper towel holder is included to free up some counter space.

Sizes: 4


A pack of rug grips that keep the corners from curling

Nothing messes up the look of a room quite like a rug with curled-up corners. To keep rugs flat on the floor, use these V-shaped rug grippers that adhere to the underside of your rug and prevent corners from curling. They can be used on all kinds of floors, including carpet and hardwood, and can be used on both thick and thin rugs.


These large storage bags that are great for blankets & sheets

Instead of throwing your extra blankets, sheets, and clothing haphazardly on a shelf, pack them away nicely in these large storage bags with a clear top so you can see what’s inside. The bags have sturdy handles on the sides for easy lifting, a zippered top, and are made from breathable material that’ll keep dust and bugs out.

Colors: 2


A space-saving tool organizer with spots to hang your drills

Keep your power tools and supplies neat and easily accessible with this tool organizer that hangs conveniently on the wall. It features three shelves with screwdriver and hammer slots, plus a drill rack that can be mounted separately, and it’s all made out of strong carbon steel with a rust-resistant top coat.


These nonstick oven liners that make cleaning so much easier

Instead of scrubbing away at all of the burnt-on food and grease at the bottom of your oven, just use these nonstick liners that can be easily washed off and reused. Great for both gas and electric ovens, these BPA- and PFOA-free liners can sit either on the bottom of your oven or on a lower rack and they’re heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.


A cable organizer to keep your desk a little neater

This inexpensive cable organizer will help keep cords from getting tangled and make your desk look a little nicer. Five slots can accommodate all kinds of cables, including ethernet, USB, and power cables, and it can attach to either the top or side of your desk via an included 3M adhesive pad.

Colors: 4


This helpful dishwasher sign to reduce confusion

Reduce the chances of mistaking a clean load for a dirty one with this clever dishwasher magnet that can be flipped around as needed. It will even stick to non-magnetic dishwashers with the help of an included adhesive magnet which you can attach to your dishwasher door.


A board that helps you perfectly fold shirts every time

Do you ever wonder how department stores get their shirts folded so perfectly? Enter this T-shirt folding board that has earned over 32,000 ratings on Amazon. It helps create clean, crisp lines and professional-level folded shirts, comes in four colors, and may even help save space in drawers and while packing.

Colors: 4


These cactus hooks that’ll add a unique touch to your space

These unique cactus hooks will add some fun style to your pad and can be used for everything from hanging coats in your entryway to towels in your bathroom. Each gold-tone hook measures about 7.75 inches tall and mounting screws are included for easy installation.


A set of light-up hanging shelves for a decorative glow

Add a natural element to any room with these hanging shelves featuring strands of faux ivy and LED light accents. The two wooden shelves measure 17 inches wide and can hold up to 20 pounds each. The tiny lights are battery-operated (not included) so there aren’t any cords to plug in, and they’re great for displaying real plants, photos, or other decorative items.


These 360-degree rotating hooks to hang utensils, tools, & bathroom accessories

Make it easier to find the tool or utensil you’re looking for with this set of rotating hooks that adheres conveniently under your cabinets or shelves. With multiple uses throughout your home, including the kitchen and bathroom, each of these rotating hooks can hold six items and has a weight capacity of up to about 4.5 pounds.


A pet hair remover that lifts even the most embedded fur

This best-selling pet hair remover has earned over 147,000 ratings from fans who appreciate how easily it picks up every last hair, with one fan writing, “My couch honestly has NEVER looked so good.” Instead of sticky papers that you have to peel off and throw away, this tool uses a fabric roller and static electricity to grab hairs before depositing them into an easy-to-empty compartment in the back.


This 2-tier lazy Susan for instant organization

This lazy Susan organizer makes it easier to find spices, condiments, or other items you’re looking for and is small enough to fit nicely inside your cabinet. Each of the brushed stainless steel shelves features a raised edge to keep items from falling off, and the bottom has a nonslip base to keep it in place.

Dimensions: 10.5 x 6 inches (diameter x height)


A pan & cutting board rack to help organize your cabinets

Easily access your baking sheets, skillets, and cutting boards with this set of cabinet organizers that are made out of a sturdy steel material. Each one has three slots to accommodate pans and boards up to 2.55 inches thick, has nonslip feet on the bottom, and is sized to fit easily in your cabinet or pantry.


This cleaning tool organizer for your mops & brooms

Instead of piling your cleaning tools in a corner, keep them neat and easily accessible with this wall-mounted organizer. It features five slots for hanging mops, brooms, and rakes and six hooks for hanging dustpans, hand brooms, dusters, and small tools. It also comes with all the mounting hardware you’ll need.


These stylish caddies for extra storage in your shower

If you’ve ever wished you had more storage space in your shower, consider this set of corner shower caddies that can hold up to 40 pounds each and include spots for your loofah, toothbrush, and razor. The shelves attach securely to your shower wall using the included adhesive hooks and are large enough to accommodate big bottles.


An under-the-sink organizer for your cleaning products

Use this under-sink organizer with a sliding drawer for easier access to the products in your bathroom or kitchen. It measures 12.6 inches tall to fit in most cabinets, has hooks on the side for towels and brushes, and can even be used to organize snacks, with one reviewer writing, “I put one under the sink [...] and another on the counter for my everyday food items.”

Dimensions: 15.5 x 8.5 x 12.6 inches (length x width x height)


This over-the-door caddy to store your ironing essentials

Finding a convenient place to store your iron and ironing board can be a challenge but this over-the-door ironing caddy keeps them easily accessible. Two adjustable hooks can accommodate various styles of ironing boards, a sturdy metal hook keeps it securely on your door, and it can hold most standard-sized irons.


An outlet extender with a built-in shelf

Great for heavily used outlets, this outlet extender can turn a regular wall outlet into a complete charging station with three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, five AC outlets, and a shelf on top to stash your devices. It also has built-in surge protection and a dark-activated night-light on the bottom that can be turned off, if desired.


These glass bud vases in a cool wooden stand

This vintage-style terrarium has earned over 10,000 reviews and is a cool way to display cut flowers, propagate new plants, or even try hydro gardening. It features three hanging glass bulbs housed in a minimalist wooden frame and is the perfect size for your office desk or coffee table.


A kitchen scale with over 139,000 reviews

This best-selling kitchen scale is great to have on hand for recipes that use precise food weights or anytime you want to measure your ingredients. The sleek stainless steel scale has an easy-to-read LCD display and provides readings in a variety of units to suit your needs. Choose from five colors and several size and style options.


This quick egg cooker that can boil, poach, & make omelets

Speed up your morning breakfast routine with this rapid egg cooker with a seven-egg capacity. In addition to making easy soft, medium, and hard-boiled eggs, it also comes with trays to poach and make omelets. An indicator light and auto-shutoff let you know when they’re done, and it takes up very little counter space, measuring less than 7.5 inches wide.

Colors: 4


A plastic bag holder that makes it easy to pull one out at a time

Keep your extra grocery bags in this wall-mounted holder that boasts an easy-access slot in the front, so you can grab one bag at a time without them falling all over. A wide opening at the top lets you shove multiple bags in at once, and it has a brushed stainless steel finish for an elevated look. Plus, all of the mounting hardware is included.


This set of matching, self-watering planters for a cohesive look

This set of five matching planters is a great way to display your indoor or outdoor plants, and they have a self-watering feature for lower maintenance. Each planter is a different size and has a contrasting terra cotta color at the bottom, and they have holes at the base for easy drainage.

Sizes: 3 | Colors: 3


A luxurious bath mat that feels so nice to walk on

This memory foam bath mat boasts over 44,000 five-star ratings on Amazon thanks to its soft, plush feel, with one fan writing, “Probably the most luxurious feeling bath mat I’ve owned.” The mat features a super absorbent yet quick-drying material, has a grippy nonslip bottom, and is available in a range of colors and sizes to fit your space.

Sizes: 8 | Colors: 22


This bamboo stand for hands-free use of your phone or tablet

Whether you’re following a recipe, watching a show, or video chatting with a friend, this bamboo phone and tablet stand gives you a hands-free way to view. The stand has a thoughtful cable notch in the bottom so you can charge your device while using it, and it’s compatible with almost all smartphones and tablets and has ventilation in the back to help keep your device cool.

Styles: 3


A set of string lights with photo clips to display your favorite memories

Add a warm glow and a personalized touch to your space with these cool string light photo clips. Each clip along the 7.2-foot string has an attached LED light to illuminate the photo and create a cozy ambiance, plus there are two lighting modes to choose from (twinkle and steady), and the wire string can be shaped and molded if desired. You’ll need three AA batteries (not included).


This cable management box for a neater office or entertainment center

Eliminate the unsightly tangle of cords and cables near your desk or entertainment center with this cable management box that can house an 11-inch power strip. Three wide slots allow cables to discreetly pass through the back, and a lid with air vents keeps everything concealed. “It's sleek, easy to use, and incredibly effective at hiding messy cables,” wrote one fan.


A 3-tier organizer for your plastic wrap & foil

Keep your various plastic wraps, foils, and parchment papers tidy and under control in this box organizer that can fit conveniently in your cabinet. Three adjustable shelves provide ample space for both small and large boxes, the steel frame holds up to 20 pounds, and nonslip feet help keep it in place.


These biodegradable dishcloths that can be used up to 100 times

Use these durable dishcloths anywhere you’d use a regular paper towel, and enjoy the ultra-absorbent fibers and scrubby texture that’s great for stuck-on food and messes. They’re made of biodegradable plant fibers but can be cleaned in the washer and used up to 100 times. They’re safe to use on all kinds of surfaces and come in eight colors to choose from.


A set of nonstick baking sheets with grippy silicone handles

Replace your old rusty sheet pans with this set of sturdy nonstick baking pans that boast nonslip silicone handles. The set of three pans is made out of a strong carbon steel material with a protective layer on top to resist staining and rust, and they’re heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.


This clay bear that keeps your brown sugar soft

Prevent hard clumps of brown sugar from forming with this clay bear that you soak and place inside the jar or bag to promote optimal moisture levels. It’s completely food-safe and reusable, and can even turn already-hardened brown sugar soft again, with one reviewer raving, “In less than an hour that hard rock of brown sugar was once again flowing like sand.”


A 5-in-1 kitchen tool that may be the only one you’ll ever need

This kitchen tool can replace five others with its all-in-one design that serves as a spatula, spreader, cutting tool, and slotted and solid spoons. The dishwasher-safe tool is made of durable nylon, and one reviewer wrote: “This is all I use, to the point that I'll usually manually wash it instead of putting it in the dishwasher just to make sure it's available the next time I'm cooking.”


This battery organizer with a tester to see how much juice is left

Get rid of those half-empty packs of batteries with this battery organizer that’ll keep them neat and easy to find. Not only can it fit 93 batteries in various sizes, but it also includes a tester so you can check if they’re still good or not. The clear top lets you easily see what you have, and it’s water-resistant to protect your collection.

Colors: 6


A large glass pitcher for serving up iced drinks

Great for making big batches of lemonade, iced tea, or sangria, this glass pitcher is a must-have for entertaining or enjoying a favorite beverage throughout the week. It has a locking lid on top to help keep contents fresh and a thick handle on the side for easy pouring. The thick glass is durable and dishwasher-safe and it can hold up to 68 ounces of fluid.


This draft blocker that’ll help keep hot & cold air out

Not only does this draft blocker help keep hot and cold air from entering your home, but it may also help keep bugs out, with one shopper writing, “I started noticing a decrease in bugs immediately.” It has an easy-to-install adhesive backing that sticks right to the bottom of your door, and it can be cut to size for a perfect fit.


A set of magnetic accents to upgrade the look of your garage door

With a strong magnetic hold, these garage door accents can create the look of a craftsman-style door without spending a fortune. The set of six includes four hinges and two handles and boasts a weatherproof construction that won’t crack or fade. There are even options in the listing for faux windows for a complete makeover.


These silicone spoon holders

This pack of silicone spoon holders ensures you’ll always have one clean and ready when making single-pot meals or whipping up multiple dishes. They’re heat-resistant and easy to clean, and reviewers like their oversize design, with one fan writing, “Finally a spoon rest that is large enough to handle larger spoons, spatulas, and even multiple items.”


A jar opener that can be installed easily under your cabinet

This handy jar opener can be discreetly installed under your kitchen cabinet for a quick and easy way to release tight lids. It has a V-shaped mouth to accommodate almost all jar sizes and installs securely to your cabinets using the included adhesive and screws. One fan wrote: “Old or young, almost everyone encounters a lid just too tight to open. This inexpensive [device] works every time.”

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