Of All the Cheap Home Upgrades on Amazon, These Are the Most Impressive

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Sometimes the easiest, cheapest home improvement projects make the biggest difference. Clutter-reducing organizers, upgraded bedding, and cleaning products that actually work can go a long way. And since Amazon has tons of brilliant products that improve the aesthetic and functionality of your home, you never even have to leave the house to pick them up and get started. Here are some of the most impressive cheap home upgrades that people are making.


This cushion support board that rejuvenates your couch

“I was going to throw my large older couch out even though it looked great fabric wise [because] the springs broke, [so] you would sink in and struggle to get [up],” one reviewer wrote. “These extra strong hardwood slates fixed and saved my comfortable couch.” Using hardwood slats wrapped in fabric, this product sits between your cushions and your couch frames, boosting the support without slipping or discomfort. It comes in four size options to fit various furniture pieces.

  • Available sizes: 20.5''x23'' — 20.5''x81''


This refrigerator deodorizer that lasts for up to 10 years without refills

This isn’t your average refrigerator deodorizer. Yes, it absorbs odors and aims to keep food fresher for longer, but unlike most other options on the market, it doesn’t require any recharging, refill packets, or messy baking soda. The stainless steel shell contains catalysts that break down organic gases inside your fridge, and each unit works for up to 10 years without maintenance. “I cannot believe how fresh my fridge smells,” wrote one reviewer.


An under-sink organizer with a pull-out drawer

Most under-sink organizers have multiple tiers of shelves to maximize your storage space. That said, this under-sink organizer has a sliding basket that functions as a drawer, so you can reach the stuff in the very back without upsetting everything else. It also has four hooks and a moveable side basket to store odds and ends, which explains why reviewers have called it “the best purchase ever” when it comes to organizing their bathrooms and kitchens.

  • Available colors: 3


A draft stopper that also keeps out bugs

While this door draft stopper is certainly an effective and affordable way to keep cold or hot air from escaping, it can also block out bugs, noise, and light. All you have to do is adhere its triple-layer construction to your door by its adhesive back. The silicone can be cut to size and the strip won’t leave behind any residue if eventually removed.


This LED sconce that’s wireless, rechargeable & mounts with an adhesive

Highlight a piece of art, add accent lights above your bed, illuminate a closet, or light up a reading nook — all without having to call an electrician. These wall-mounted, wireless LED sconces have a self-adhesive base and a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 15 hours. When it dies, just disconnect the lamp from its magnetic mount and charge it again. You can also choose the warmth, brightness level, and rotation angle.


These magnetic curtain clips that look way more expensive than they are

These tieback clips serve two functions: First, they allow you to adjust your curtains as needed in mere seconds thanks to their magnetic design. Second, they function as decor, granted their woven style (in nine color options) looks way more expensive than it actually is. “These are GORGEOUS and I love that they are magnetic,” one reviewer wrote. “Makes it all so much easier.”

  • Available colors: 9


These under-cabinet lights to elevate the look of your kitchen without wiring

Under-cabinet lighting elevates any kitchen, and thanks to these wireless LED fixtures, you don’t need an electrician in order to get them. They mount using either heavy-duty adhesive tape or screws, both of which are included, and they run on batteries for cordless use. They also have automatic timers to save power, touch settings that turn them into tap lights, adjustable brightness options, and an included remote control.


A bidet that’s been called the best purchase of reviewers’ lives

“Of the hundreds of items that I have purchased on Amazon, this is the one item that I wouldn't trade for anything,” wrote one reviewer who called this Greenco bidet attachment the “best impulse purchase” they’ve “ever made.” Since it’s non-electric, it installs on most toilets in minutes, according to reviewers. It then uses an adjustable sprayer to boost hygiene and cut down on toilet paper usage. No wonder it’s racked up over 13,000 five-star ratings.


This easy-to-install shower filter that improves skin & hair

Install this shower filter behind your showerhead (without the need for tools), and its multi-stage system will reduce chlorine, sediment, and harsh deposits while balancing the pH and infusing your water with nourishing minerals. The result, according to reviewers? “My hair feels softer, looks shinier, and is much easier to manage,” one wrote. “As for my skin, it feels smoother and more hydrated after each shower. I no longer experience that tight, dry feeling, and my skin looks more radiant.”


These genius scrubbers that turn your drill into a cleaning tool

Motorized scrubber tools are effective, but pricy. Fortunately, if you have a handheld drill, these scrubber attachments turn it into a heavy-duty cleaning tool in no time. Each order includes four attachments for various surfaces, and combined, you’ll be able to clean grout, tiles, fixtures, tubs, glass, and even your car. Just be sure to choose your color carefully, as each set has bristles of varying intensities, which are designed for specific jobs.

  • Available colors: 5


This battery organizer that has a convenient built-in tester & can store up to 93 batteries

It’s nice to have all of your batteries in one place, which can easily be achieved with this battery organizer and tester. Available in multiple colors, this organizer can hold a maximum of 93 batteries, including 45 AAs, 25 AAAs, four 9-volt, eight C, six D, and five flat batteries. It comes with a transparent lid so you can see what’s available immediately, and even test each battery before putting it to use.


This plug-in bug trap that uses a UV light instead of chemicals

Plug this indoor bug trap into any outlet, and it’ll start working within minutes to trap flies, fruit flies, gnats, and moths. Instead of chemicals, it lures bugs onto its glue card using a UV light. The glue cards are replaceable while the trap is discreet, odor-free, and safe for pets and children. “These flying insect traps are very well designed, effective, and work exceptionally well,” one reviewer raved.


This genius way to keep remotes neat but within reach

Clear clutter off of your side tables and ensure that you always know where to find your remotes. These magnetic mounts have two parts: one that adheres to your remotes, and another that sticks to your walls, furniture, or the back of your TV screen. The magnetic, slip-in design then offers a sleek, stable way to secure your remotes out of sight or exactly where you need them. Since they come in a pack of five, you can also use them to secure remotes to their accompanying electronics, including humidifiers, fans, and AC units.


A charging station with 3 kinds of short cables

This five-port charging station provides three things simultaneously: five USB ports, a reduction in cord clutter, and adjustable, file-like organization for all of your devices. Each order includes short cables (Apple, Micro USB, and USB-C) and the built-in chip intelligently identifies the plugged-in device to provide the appropriate current. “My counter now looks so organized,” one reviewer wrote. “No more wires running all over. This solved a lot of problems for us.”


Some cable clips to get your cords under control

Since these cable clips have a peel-and-stick adhesive backing, you can mount them to your computer desk, media console table, or even your car’s dashboard. The slots, which are crafted from a soft yet supportive material, then keep your wires tangle-free, easily identifiable, and exactly where you need them. They’re a quick and easy way to save some time and frustration. You can buy them in one of eight colors.


These reusable dishcloths that can be used 100 times each

Each one of the 10 reusable dishcloths included in this pack can replace 15 rolls of paper towels, helping both the environment and your wallet. They can be used wet or dry so you can go from scrubbing stubborn dish stains to wiping down mirrors with ease.


A minimalist shelf that attaches to your bed frame

The BedShelfie is a genius solution for those in crowded dorm rooms, people who sleep on top bunks, or reviewers who don’t have the space or desire for a bedside table. The clamp design easily attaches to most bed frames without the need for tools, after which the tray holds up to 35 pounds of electronics, remote controls, reading materials, or anything else you need within reach. It even has built-in slits for cord management.

  • Available sizes: 12.5 x 9.25 inches — 17 x 11.6 inches
  • Available colors: 2


Some bamboo dividers that can fit most drawers

These bamboo dividers help you organize any drawer, whether it holds utensils, office supplies, clothes, linens, or odds and ends. Its spring-loaded design adjusts to the drawer’s dimensions, but won’t slip or scratch thanks to the rubber pads on either end. “Bought these drawer dividers to avoid custom drawer prices,” one reviewer wrote. “Even the cabinet maker asked me for the source. They allow for me to set up each drawer as I want and not commit to a style.”

  • Available colors: 3


An adjustable box organizer that can hold up to 20 pounds

With three sturdy levels, you’ll have plenty of space to store your aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and more on this box organizer. The height of the top two shelves can be adjusted and the feet have non-slip rubber pads to keep it from slipping and sliding.


These rug grippers that prevent curling, slipping & tripping

Maybe your rug is constantly slipping and sliding due to pets, kids, and heavy traffic — or maybe the corners curl up entirely on their own. Either way, these rug grippers tackle the problem without damaging your floors. The adhesive backing sticks to the underside of your rug, while the rubber coating keeps the corners firmly planted without leaving marks. The materials are also fully weatherproof for use indoors and out.


These silicone food huggers that preserve half-used ingredients

Rather than reaching for single-use plastic bags, wrap, or foil, these Food Huggers are an easy, eco-friendly way to preserve your half-eaten ingredients. The stretchy silicone wraps around the cut edges of fruit and vegetables, but can also be used lids for jars, glasses, and cans. They’re also dishwasher-safe and come in a range of sizes to suit different functions.

  • Available colors: 4


This food-prep utensil that reviewers didn’t know they needed

“I had heard about these before, but I thought it couldn’t make that much of a difference,” one reviewer wrote. After trying this meat masher first-hand, however, they are “immediately hooked.” Its beveled pinwheel design efficiently breaks up meat for tacos and sauce without scratching cookware, but it also tackles eggs, potatoes, squash, and avocados for efficient food-prep. Since it’s heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe, it’s durable for long-term use.


This knife sharpener that revives old knives in a just a few passes

Dull edges aren’t just annoying, they can also be dangerous. To fix that, give this affordable sharpener a shot. Its tungsten carbide and angled design work to sharpen any and all knives, including those with serrated blades, in just a few light-pressure passes. The base also has a built-in suction cup for safety and stability. “I can't believe how sharp it made my dull cutting knives,” one reviewer wrote.

  • Available colors: 4


A bendable & extendable duster that can reach up to 100 inches

Ceiling fan dust has met its match with this microfiber duster, which extends up to 100 inches to help you reach all of the nooks and crannies that most other cleaning supplies can’t. Its microfiber head is both flexible and bendable, and it’s also reusable, so you won’t have to buy any additional parts after purchase.


This set of premium stainless steel steak knives that one reviewer said “cut meat like butter”

Having good, sharp knives in the kitchen makes prep easier, and makes dinner more enjoyable. This set of premium stainless steel steak knives is definitely a good find if you’re hoping to upgrade your kitchen. Their non-serrated blades glide through meat instead of tearing it. As one reviewer eloquently put it, “These knives cut meat like butter.” Six knives arrive per set.


An over-the-sink drying rack that minimizes countertop clutter

This drying rack is a life-saver for small kitchens or those who like to minimize countertop clutter as much as possible. Its sturdy steel rods and non-slip silicone edges stretch over your sink and provide a self-draining surface for glasses, plates, produce, or heavy cookware. When everything’s dry, it then rolls up for easy storage in a cabinet or drawer.

  • Available sizes: 17 x 11.8 in — 20.5 x 13.7 in
  • Available colors: 3


A memory foam mat that’s “so plush & luxurious”

“So plush and luxurious,” wrote one reviewer who has “daily foot pain but not when standing on these.” These padded bath mats are filled with memory foam for cushioning and support, but they’re also non-slip for security and machine-washable for upkeep. Since they’re also absorbent and quick-drying, some reviewers use them in the kitchen to cushion their feet while cooking or washing dishes.


This secure toilet tank organizer that makes use of wasted space

In most bathrooms, the toilet tank is wasted space due to its unsteady surface and (in some cases) top-facing buttons. This over-the-toilet organizer overcomes both obstacles with its adhesive clips and raised design. You can also mount it to the wall above the toilet and use the legs as towel hangers, but either way, it doesn’t require drilling and its metal basket securely holds your toiletries and decor. You can also get it in two- and three-tier designs.

  • Available colors: 3


These clear stackable refrigerator bins with handles on the side

Organize your fridge better with this pack of bins that can also be used to store pantry items. They’re made from BPA-free plastic and can stack, which will help make the most of your space. Each bin has a handle on the side for quick and easy transport, and while this set arrives with four pieces, you can also buy it in packs between two and eight pieces depending on your needs.


This set of 2 insulated coffee mugs that are break-resistant & great for travel

Make mornings better with this set of two insulated coffee mugs with lids for easy travel. Crafted from stainless steel, these indestructible mugs are double-walled to keep hot drinks hot, and cool drinks cool. One of the best features is their wide handles, which are easy to hold. You can grab your own mug pair in one of 11 colors.


This vertical closet organizer for hard-to-hang items

If you’re out of drawer space, this hanging organizer helps you store your pants, skirts, hats, accessories, and shoes neatly in your closet. Its non-woven construction is split up into separate compartments, which you can use with or without the drawer inserts. It also has pockets on the sides for smaller items, and the stainless steel hangers are “well constructed” and “sturdy,” according to one reviewer.

  • Available colors: 4


These under-the-bed organizers that boost your shoe storage

Whether you’re low on closet space or you need a storage solution for your seasonal footwear, these under-the-bed organizers can help. They come in a pack of two: one that can fit four pairs of boots and one that holds up to 16 pairs of sneakers, flats, heels, or sandals. The non-woven fabric protects your shoes while the built-in handles and strong zippers allow for easy retrieval — plus the tops are made from transparent vinyl so you can find what you’re looking for at a glance.

  • Available colors: 2


A lint remover with 114,000+ 5-star reviews

This lint remover makes it easier than ever before to free your carpets, clothes, and upholstery of lint, fur, and hair. Its smooth design won’t snag and damage any fabric, and everything you collect can quickly be emptied from the back chamber without even getting your hands dirty.


This versatile over-the-door organizer with 24 pockets

To save cabinet, drawer, and counter space, take a few seconds to hang up this over-the-door pantry organizer. It has 24 strong pockets that make it easy to see everything you have available thanks to their clear plastic construction. The three top hooks are made of durable stainless steel. Use them in the pantry, a closet, or in the bathroom to store toiletries.


An adhesive paper towel holder that helps clear off your countertops

I’ve been on a recent mission to clear off any possible countertop clutter in my home — but some things are a necessity. Fortunately, this adhesive paper towel holder ensures that your paper towels are within reach and out of the way simultaneously. Made from rust-resistant stainless steel with a self-adhesive backing, it sticks to most smooth surfaces like cabinets and tiles (though it also has screw holes for drywall).

  • Available colors: 8


This under-$15 wireless doorbell set that’s so easy to install yourself

Adding a doorbell to your home doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. These wireless doorbells cost as little as $14, and they come with everything you need for a quick DIY installation: an outdoor remote transmitter with a button, a plug-in receiver with a flashing LED light, double-sided tape as well as anchors and screws for mounting, and a battery that lasts up to three years. “This is an elegant no-wire doorbell,” one reviewer wrote. “Great color and ring choices.”

  • Available colors: 8


These reviewer-favorite storage straps for cables, hoses, & tools

Wrap-It storage straps have a near-perfect 4.8-star rating from over 12,000 reviewers on Amazon. Made from weather-proof polypropylene with a Velcro closure, they can support up to 50 pounds each, so you can wrap, hang, and organize your extension cords and hoses. You can also wrap them around the handles of your garden tools and machinery, so you can hang them from hooks in your shed or garage.


A handheld frother for café-quality drinks at home

Use this handheld frother to make coffee-house-quality lattes, cappuccinos, and matcha at home — or use it to whisk eggs, whip cream, or mix up protein shakes without the need for a hand mixer or blender. The simple on/off button controls the titanium motor, which causes the stainless steel whisk to vibrate at high speeds. It works on any type of milk or milk substitute and since it runs on batteries, you don’t have to worry about cords.

  • Available colors: 37


This cult-favorite egg cooker that’s really cute

Upgrading your kitchen isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s also about functionality. The cult-favorite Dash rapid egg cooker has helped reviewers expand their cooking repertoire and impress their guests with culinary-level breakfasts, salads, and appetizers. Its compact, lightweight design is surprisingly versatile, helping you to make omelets, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs in minutes and at the press of a single button.


A best-selling organizer for lids & food storage bags

A best-seller on Amazon, the YouCopia StoraLid makes it so much easier to store food container lids and reusable silicone bags in a compact, organized way. Its adjustable dividers create a file system that holds your flat accessories upright. That way, you can see your entire collection at once and grab the one you need without causing an avalanche of other items. It even has a built-in handle so you can move it around.


This 2-pack of door draft stoppers that can help reduce noise & save energy

These door draft stoppers are so simple, yet so important for plenty of reasons. Not only can they help block out noise from other rooms, but they can also help save and preserve energy, which will save you money down the road. They’re easy to install as they have a strong adhesive, and have racked up over 13,000 five-star Amazon reviews.


This magnetic shelf that makes better use of the ledge above your stove

The StoveShelf creates more storage space in your kitchen by utilizing an unexpected spot: the tiny ledge above your stove. Because it’s magnetic and comes in three sizes to fit most standard models, it installs without tools or damage. It then elongates and flattens the area and adds a back edge for security, so you can store your spices, condiments, and decor there.


A plush mattress topper with almost 100,000 reviews on Amazon

Filled with down-alternative microfiber and covered in breathable cotton, this mattress topper has earned almost 100,000 reviews on Amazon. “Feels like I upgraded my mattress,” one reviewer wrote, while another raved, “This is the best mattress pad I’ve ever slept on, hands down. So incredibly plush.” It comes in tons of colors and size options, and especially compared to replacing your entire mattress, it’s a great way to improve your bed on a budget.

  • Available sizes: Twin — RV King
  • Available colors: 7


This 360-degree turntable with removable dividers

With this lazy Susan neatly set up in your cabinet, you’ll no longer have to knock down every spice jar and salt shaker to get to what you’re actually looking for. Everything will be at the forefront with a simple spin of the turntable. You can even organize everything into sections by using the removable dividers that are included.


These nonslip cutting boards with juice grooves

You can lay out all your ingredients at the same time with the help of this three-pack of cutting boards. They each have a non-porous textured surface that resists odors and stains. The reversible tools also have juice grooves on the side to avoid having anything spill over onto your counter.


A rechargeable hedger tool so you can trim your hedges yourself

Reviewers “no longer need to hire someone” to trim their hedges after purchasing this handheld shrubber tool. Since it comes with a rechargeable battery, you don’t have to worry about gas or limiting cords, and it weighs only 2.5 pounds with an ergonomic handle for easy control. The blade length even adjusts for use as a grass shear in addition to a hedger.


These bakeware racks with nonslip rubber feet

Coming in a pack of two, you can use one of these bakeware racks for your cutting boards and pans and the other for your cookie sheets and cake pots. They’re made of strong alloy steel that will hold them upright, and to keep your cabinets protected, their feet are covered with rubber pads that keep the organizer steady and prevent scratches.


A mop & broom holder that helps you get clutter off the floor

I got one of these mop and broom holders to help me organize my new utility closet and it was a total game-changer. The spring-loaded clamps and grippy rubber automatically adjust to the size of your tool’s handle, so it can hold mops, brooms, dusters, and even baseball bats — but the quick-release design allows for easy retrieval. This one holds up to 11 tools on the six hooks and in the five slots. Altogether, it can support up to 38 pounds, so you can keep your supplies off of the floor but within reach.


These silicone baking sheets that can be reused up to 3,000 times each

For an eco-friendly (and money-saving) kitchen alternative, pull out these silicone baking sheets the next time you’re in the mood for some homemade cookies. They can withstand up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit and are dishwasher safe as well. And because they’re nonstick, you won’t have to waste any oil or butter prepping them.


These meters that monitor your home’s humidity & temperature

“Bought these to keep track of the humidity in a couple of rooms where we're running dehumidifiers,” wrote one reviewer who called these indoor humidity meters “cheap and accurate.” Others use them to track the temperatures and moisture levels in their babies’ rooms, greenhouses, basements, and terrariums. They come in a pack of two, each with included button batteries that last over a year.

  • Available colors: 7


This adhesive stainless steel shower caddy that is rust-resistant

If you rent — or simply don’t want to mess with your toolbox — this adhesive shower caddy is a great way to quickly and easily upgrade your shower space. Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, the caddy has the perfect amount of drainage to prevent water from pooling inside. It’s easy to assemble and can properly support up to 20 pounds of supplies.


This slim 4-tier storage cart that you can easily roll from room to room

This four-tier slim storage cart proves that you can easily create extra storage space, even in small homes and apartments. It has smooth and durable wheels that can glide from room to room, and can also be adjusted to have just two or three shelves, depending on how much you want to store. You can buy it in one of three colors to match your living space best.


This silicone drain protector that will keep your drains clear without harsh chemicals

If your shower constantly gets clogged due to stray hairs, you might want to invest in this TubShroom which can solve the problem without using harsh chemicals. This gadget fits inside the drain to catch hairs both neatly and immediately. When it’s full, cleaning it up is a breeze that takes seconds. Over 87,000 Amazon customers gave it a five-star review, with one even referring to it as a “true lifesaver”.


This silicone drip catcher mat that drains all excess water back to the sink

Avoid pools of water by your faucet by installing this drip catcher mat, which also serves as a nice stand for your soap, sponges, and other accessories. It has a slope to drain excess water and provide a faster air-drying time. It’s available in multiple sizes to best fit your specific sink, so you’ll want to bust out the measuring tape before ordering.


This set of 4 different-sized spatulas that are heat-resistant & dishwasher-safe

Give your kitchen tools an upgrade with this four-pack of silicone spatulas. Available in four color options, these different-sized spatulas can withstand heat up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit without melting, making them quite dependable. They’re stain-resistant, odor-resistant, and best of all, dishwasher-safe for an easy clean when you’re done cooking or baking.


This extra-large kitchen utensil holder that has a weighted base for stability

This extra-large stainless steel utensil holder is a must-have for plenty of reasons; the first being that it’s larger than most others to hold everything you need. It also won’t tip, thanks to its weighted base. It has a removable divider inside and rotates to make finding the perfect spatula a breeze. You can buy it in one of three colors.


This pet odor eliminator that works on most flooring & leaves a pleasant citrus scent behind

Get rid of bad pet odors in your home for good with this popular odor eliminator from Angry Orange. It comes in a citrus concentrate, meaning you can mix it with water to create four 32-ounce cleanser containers. It works on carpet, tile, fabrics, and even concrete. When you’re done cleaning, it’ll leave behind a citrus smell that’ll be more more pleasing to your nose.


A magnetic dry-erase board that doesn’t leave any ink stains behind

Get the whole family on schedule (or, plan your weekly meals out perfectly) with this magnetic dry-erase whiteboard. This flexible board comes with a set of six colorful dry-erase markers, perfect for organizing your thoughts or even doodling. When it’s time to start a new week, you don’t have to worry about this board leaving any ink stains behind, even if you’re erasing something that you wrote on the board months ago.


This set of 6 stemless cocktail glasses with weighted bottoms

Next time you make drinks at home, make them stand out with these stemless cocktail glasses. Arriving in a set of six, these glasses have weighted bottoms to help avoid accidental spills, but have a thin drinking rim to help you enjoy your drink confidently. After the party, you can throw them in the dishwasher for a quick and easy refresh.


This popular duvet cover that one reviewer said has a “hotel-like quality”

Get a solid night of sleep with this duvet cover set, which has over 49,000 five-star reviews to back it up. Available in over 20 colors, this duvet is crafted from a breathable premium polyester microfiber material that couldn’t be softer. It’s available in sizes from twin to oversized king. “Hotel-like quality!” raved one reviewer. “Very soft, love the zipper closure. I will be buying a couple [of] other colors to have on hand.”

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