Whether you've just moved into a new apartment or the home you've lived in for years is just starting to bore you, you're in luck. These home improvement items are the best of both worlds; they're stylish and they'll make your life easier. So if you're in the mood for change this spring, consider revamping your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or garden with one of these helpful tools or gadgets.
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Comfy Kitchen Floors
One reviewer wrote, "I really am surprised by how nice it is. It doesn’t slip on my laminate wood floor which is a plus." The soft mat could also be using at a standing desk because it promotes good posture and reduces lower back pain, while also being easy to clean and completely non-slip.
Magnetic Bar For Tools or Kitchenware
One happy customer wrote in their review, "It's remarkable how stable it is - even against the smooth glass on my backsplash. I've had several different sizes of cutlery, scissors, tweezers, a huge butcher's knife, and even car keys on this thing and it hasn't wiggled."
Luxurious and Extendable Bathtub Tray
One review states, “It is wonderful. My baths, which I have always loved, are now a true spa time. I appreciate the security of the tray to hold my iPhone/electronics, eye glasses, and hand mirror.”
6-Pack of Ultra-Versatile Mason Jars
One review states, “Bought these for canning and they work perfectly. My first go round with them was pickled onions and they worked better than I expected. The measurements on the glass comes in handy!”
Create Extra Space in an Instant
One review states, “I am a naturally disorganized person—and now I don’t even have to think about where things in a drawer should go for the next time I want to use it. Since everything has its own place, I can see where it is [without] causing more mess.”
For Foodies with Small Kitchens
One review states, “Its capacity is perfect--we never need to process more than three cups at a time--and this processor works better than any other electric kitchen appliance we've ever owned.”
Convenient Rice Cooker and Food Steamer
One review states, “I am obsessed, this steamer makes me feel like I'm a chef at a five star restaurant.. A bit of a stretch but I bought this more than two months ago and I use it at least 3-4 times a week.”
Effortless Grip Jar Opener for Kitchens
A top review states, “This is an absolutely awesome product. I have hands that are very painful to use - making opening ANYTHING difficult and sometimes impossible. This gadget, which installs with three screws in under 5 minutes, solves every problem.”
Rest Your Head on Something Soft
These satin pillowcases that come in dozens of bright and neutral colors are soft to the touch and easy to wash. One happy customer wrote, "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!"
Even More Pantry Space
This 3-tier pantry organizer is the perfect solution for that problem. You’ll finally have the Instagram-worthy cabinet of your dreams after lining up all of your pantry items on it! One customer wrote, "My pantry went from 0 to 10! These have made it so easy to stay organized and obviously to see what I have."
A DIY’ers Favorite Tool
Anyone who wants to tackle all of those little household DIY projects should have a plethora of brushes and these foam sponges are the perfect thing to help you finish that painting project you’ve been putting off. This deal comes with 20 brushes, so you can paint with every color of the rainbow.
Spice Up Your Life
Perfect for kitchens without much counter space, this spice rack rotates 360 degrees, so you can store up to 20 spices of your choosing in style! It’s also heavy duty, durable, and made out of stainless steel, so it can be a sleek part of your kitchen layout for years to come.
Ceramic Pie Dish For Perfect Crusts
If you consider yourself a baker, you’ll need a durable ceramic pie dish at some point and this dish from Faberware could last you for many years and many delicious desserts! The 10-inch pie dish is oven, microwave and freezer safe and could be the thing you need to take your creations from drab to fab!
Non-Stick Meatball Shaper For Easy Dinners
“I also have the silicon burger patty maker and love it so when I saw this I knew I had to have it! It's so easy. Just take the meatballs out and cook them. So easy! No mess trying to make perfectly sized meatballs. This does it for you in a fraction of the time!” wrote one verified customer.
Hilarious and Warm Tortilla Throw Blanket
This hilarious blanket would make a perfect gift for anyone who is obsessed with eating at Taco Bell, and it’s a pretty comfy addition to your home too! One review states, “The burrito blanket is extremely soft, I use it to sleep every night. Very light weight and perfect. Came tight and secure, along with a bag to carry it around in when you’re on the go!”
Magnetic Wristband for The Ultimate Convenience
One review states, “We saw that it was fairly priced and more importantly extremely useful, efficient and time saving. We decided to order another 7 for all of our employees. We definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to save time and create more efficiency on the job.”
Flashlight Gloves That Light the Way
“These are simply amazing! The one-size-fits-all concept wasn't a problem. I gave one set as a gift to someone with small hands. No complaints. Instead of holding a flashlight in my teeth or between my feet or knees, I can now see what I need to work on without being a contortionist,” wrote one verified customer.
At-Home Soft Serve Maker For Healthy Desserts
“It is a true marvel of science, magically producing perfect frozen yogurt from fruit, yes that's right, magic. It blew my mind how similar it is to real ice cream. If you had placed a bowl in front of me, I dare say I would not recognize its true composition of pure fruit,” wrote a customer.
Sandwich Cutter and Sealer For Easy Lunches
One reviewer wrote, “These have been a GAMECHANGER in this house!! My sons always begged me for uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with!”
Chop, Mince and Slice Like a Pro
One review for these easy-to-use shears states, “I received these Jenaluca Herb Scissors as a birthday gift, and can't believe how fast and easy it is to cut up cilantro, basil, parsley, lovage, etc. The storage case-cleaner is very efficiently designed too.”
Make Meal Prepping Easy With a Food Dehydrator
This food dehydrator can do it all. Whether you want to preserve your fruit crop for winter or make some incredibly healthy snacks to have at the ready, you’re set with this dehydrator. Its easy to set thermostat ranges from 95 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can safely make everything from fruit leather to jerky!
Box Organizer to Declutter Your Counters
With eight fully adjustable wire holders, you can store all of the boxes that you have in your kitchen with ease. One happy customer said, "I absolutely love it! I was exactly what I needed to organize a few things and make them easily accessible without the old avalanche scenario."
Pot, Pan and Lid Organizer
If you think there’s just no good place to put your pots, pans and myriad of lids in your kitchen, this is the organizational tool for you. One review states, “Wasn’t hard to adjust and put together and REALLY improved my cupboard space. This was such a simple improvement.”
Refrigerator Lock Keeps Kids Out
If your toddlers just won’t keep their hands out of the fridge to look for sweets when your back is turned, this fridge lock could be a lifesaver. One happy customer wrote in their review, “This has been exactly what we needed and wanted: a way to keep our food from spoiling due to curious little ones.”
Personal Alarm Keychain is a Total Life Saver
This compact keychain could end up saving saving your life. It has an included siren that alerts attackers to stay away and a flashlight that you can take with you anywhere without hassle.
One review says, “Uses AAA batteries (which I always have on hand), small and unobtrusive. I love the fact that it is a flashlight too!”
Water-Resistant Backpack With USB Charging Port
This ultra-sleek backpack comes in two sizes and is comfortable for either hiking or lugging your computer to the office. One customer wrote, "This backpack is very stylish, not too big/bulky, and it has plenty of storage space for a laptop, tablet(s), books, and/or anything else you need to take with you on the go."
Spread Cold Butter With Ease
We all know the feeling of disappointment that washes over you when you realize that you don’t have any room temperature on hand when you’re making toast. This stainless steel knife perfectly solves that problem by quickly creating small curls of butter that will easily melt over any hot food, so you can enjoy your breakfast in peace.
For the Corn-on-the-Cob Lover
This tool, which is dishwasher safe, can quickly and easily strip the corn from the cob using stainless steel blades that don’t skip even one kernel. And the compact tool is small enough to fit in any drawer once you’re done with it.
Organize Your Garage With Cord Wraps
One review for these cord wraps reads, "Wished I’d found these long ago. I haven’t been able to find anything near this nice in any store. You won’t be disappointed in this product! But... buy a large package of these because like me you’ll find all kinds of uses for them!"
Shower Filter for Hard Water Saves Skin and Hair
This filter neutralizes odors and balances water’s pH levels to give you a more relaxing shower and less scale buildup around the drain. One review reads, "I could actually feel a difference when showering, the water almost felt softer if possible & the chlorine smell was gone. After showering my skin didn't have that tight feeling, and my hair felt much softer."
Garden Gloves to Protect Your Hands
These gloves are even more versatile than an ordinary pair, and they also have durable claws, so you can dig in your garden without extra tools. One reviewer wrote, “No more pricked fingers picking up pricker bushes, or dirty finger nails... I'm in love!”
Dimmable Light Strips for That Modern Touch
These adhesive LED lights are perfect for adding a modern feeling to your home without any costly renovations. The dimmable feature is perfect for bathrooms and bedrooms and coming in at over 16 feet, this strip will be able to cover a lot of ground.
Museum Putty For All Surfaces
The best-kept secret for keeping valuable pieces of art and fragile ceramics safe in your home is museum putty. Just place a few dots of this sticky, residue-free material under the object you’re hoping to secure, and forget about your anxiety of bumping into your bedside table and knocking over your vase forever.
Lightweight No-Kink Garden Hose
A verified customer wrote, “Very well made and without doubt one of - if not THE best of - it's type; DON'T be tempted to scrimp on cheap imitations as you'll regret it. Using this is sooooo much less hassle than a bulky, cumbersome, heavy and unwieldy plastic hose - it's actually a joy to use.”
Easy-Install Indoor Clothesline
Whether you’re looking to save some money by air-drying your clothes or you need some way to dry your clothes while it rains, this retractable clothesline is perfect. It won’t take up much space in your house and when you’re done using it, it’s out of sight and out of mind.
Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This durable speaker is well worth every cent because it has 10 hours of battery life and is great for listening to music at home or on the go, completely wirelessly. Plus, the JBL brand is known for their speakers, so you can trust that this product will delivery the same quality of sound as their bigger speakers.
Easy-to-Mount Floating Shelves
This set of three floating shelves is perfect for renters and can be installed in minutes with the included hardware. Each shelf holds up to 40 pounds, so you can use them around the house to declutter your space and even get big items out of the way.
Contact Paper for Faux Marble Countertops
Another easy project for DIY’ers is refinishing your countertops, as long as you have some of this contact paper. Its glossy finish mimics real marble countertops, so you can completely revamp your kitchen in minutes! This contact paper is perfect for countertops, desks and even floors.
Hydroponic Garden For Quick and Easy Fresh Herbs
If you’re a gourmet in the kitchen who loves fresh herbs, you can’t do better than growing your own! This highly-reviewed indoor garden comes with a seed kit with basil, parsley, dill and thyme, so you can start growing as soon as possible!
Sleek Cabinet Handles to Revamp Your Kitchen
One review for these sleek handles states, “I can’t believe how sturdy, durable, and expensive these pulls look on our kitchen cabinets. They were super easy to install and added so much to our home by doing something so simple..”