50 weird things that make your home so much more comfortable

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ByClaire Epting
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They say that home is where the heart is — but nowadays, your living space is so much more than that. It may also be your gym, your office, and your favorite weekend hangout spot. That’s why it’s important to prioritize comfort — and these useful things on Amazon can help. While some of these items may seem a little weird at first, I encourage you to take a closer look. You may just find some clever home upgrades you never knew you needed.

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The highly rated comforter that belongs at a 5-star hotel

Perfect for year-round use, this quilted comforter can make any bed feel like it belongs in a fancy hotel. Available in calming shades like cream, olive, and aqua, the highly rated comforter doesn’t even need a duvet cover to look good. It’s filled with a down alternative that gives it major softness, without feeling too heavy.

  • Available sizes: twin/twin XL, full/queen, king/California king
  • Available colors: 10

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This cooling blanket that’s made of temperature-regulating bamboo

Bamboo viscose is known for its breathability and natural cooling effect, so it’s an excellent fabric for hot sleepers. It’s used in this lightweight blanket, which comes in a wide palette of calming hues and four different sizes. Warm nights are no match for this blanket — it provides just enough coverage while remaining totally chill to the touch.

  • Available sizes: 4
  • Available colors: 8

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This memory foam bath mat that reviewers describe as “cloud like”

With its velvety cover and thick memory foam cushion, there’s a reason why multiple reviewers have compared this bath mat to the softness of a cloud. But it’s not only incredibly cushy and absorbent — it also has a nonslip layer that keeps it from skidding across your floor. Choose from an impressive array of hues as well as multiple size options.

  • Available sizes: 8
  • Available colors: 22

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A highly rated laptop stand that makes your home office more ergonomic

It may be a simple thing, but putting your laptop on this slim metal stand can make a huge difference in your posture during the workday. Boasting a 4.7-star overall rating, the stand elevates your screen to an ergonomically optimal height, so you don’t have to crane your neck while you type or hop on a video call. Rubber padding on the arms and legs ensures that your laptop and desk won’t get scratched up.

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These charcoal pouches that remove unwanted odors from your home

Instead of masking unpleasant odors with heavily perfumed sprays, try nipping them in the bud with these pouches of bamboo charcoal that neutralize smells naturally. Place one in your refrigerator, hang one in your closet, toss another in your gym bag... the list goes on. These air purifiers will get your home smelling fresher naturally.

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This adjustable memory foam pillow with a cooling bamboo cover

Filled with dense, shredded memory foam, this cushy pillow will keep you in comfort all night long — and it’s earned a 4.6-star overall rating on Amazon. A breathable bamboo cover provides a gentle cooling effect, making this a particularly great investment for hot sleepers. Want a softer or firmer pillow? Just remove or add as much of the foam filling as you’d like.

  • Available sizes: queen, king

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These motion-sensor lights that are wireless for easy installation

Adding some extra visibility to your home — whether it’s the space under your cabinets or along your stairwell — can make your place feel so much nicer. These motion-sensor lights can be installed virtually anywhere, using either the included adhesive or screws. Not to mention, the battery-powered lights are completely wireless, giving you the freedom to place them in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

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An under-door seal that keeps a/c & heat from escaping

Designed to cover gaps up to 1 inch in height, this under-door seal prevents hot outdoor air from entering your space. By the same logic, it prevents cool drafts from entering your cozy room once the weather turns cold. It’s easy to install with the included adhesive, staying securely in place as you open and close your door.

  • Available colors: 4

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A contoured knee pillow that aligns your spine

Who knew that proper spinal alignment could come from something as simple as this contoured memory foam pillow? Its ergonomic design supports your legs and hips, easing pressure on your tailbone and improving your sleeping posture. You may even notice you don’t feel as stiff in the morning.

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This vent attachment that helps heat & cool your home more efficiently

By attaching these deflectors to your vents, you can ensure that the hot or cold air coming through will quickly distribute throughout your room — instead of blowing only toward only one spot. And you don’t have to worry about a tiresome installation process, either — the magnets keep each piece securely in place, while also allowing you to remove them as you please.

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These LED night-lights that’ll turn on automatically in the dark

Plug these best-selling night-lights into your bedroom, bathroom, or hallway outlets and they’ll turn on automatically when it gets dark. The set of two lights emits a warm white glow, remains cool to the touch, and boasts a compact design that leaves the other outlet free for use.

  • Available colors: 3

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A trio of flickering LED candles that are battery operated

These beautiful flickering candles may surprise you — they’re completely flameless. Each battery-powered unit is controlled by the included remote control, so you can set timers and adjust the brightness with just a few clicks. The tinted glass vessels give the candles a particularly sophisticated presence.

  • Available colors: 7

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This shock-absorbing mat that reduces stress on your muscles & joints

Whether you’re washing dishes or working at your standing desk, this cushioned mat made with dense foam helps ease the pressure placed on your muscles and joints. It’s just thick enough to provide optimal support, without being too bulky. Since it’s nonslip, you can rest assured it’ll stay firmly planted on the floor. One reviewer wrote, “My back and feet would hurt so much after a day of standing. This solved that issue. It's soft but the shape bounces back when you step off. It feels so nice under your feet all day.”

  • Available sizes: 4
  • Available colors: 6

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These amber light bulbs that prep you for sleep at night

Swap out your harsh, cool-tone light bulbs with these amber-bulbs for ultimate relaxation. They’re especially helpful if you place them wherever you spend the most time before bed, as the warm glow may helps stimulate melatonin production and signal to your brain that it’s time to start winding down. That said, you can also install this bulb anywhere you want to establish a calming ambience.

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This aloe-infused mattress topper made of marshmallow-soft foam

Not only does this memory foam mattress topper make your bed instantly more comfortable, it may also promote a sense of calm. The foam itself is infused with aloe vera, which provides a relaxing effect. You’ll also find five different “zones” along the textured surface, each of which has been optimized to support each part of your body and reduce discomfort at pressure points.

  • Available sizes: twin — king
  • Available thicknesses: 1.5 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches

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A cooling silk pillowcase that’s easy on skin & hair

Made of 100% mulberry silk, this soft, lustrous pillowcase looks as good as it feels against your skin. Unlike traditional cotton pillowcases, this silk one won’t dry out your face or hair — rather, you’ll wake up feeling nice and refreshed. Plus, silk is naturally temperature regulating, so you’ll stay cool all night long. There are dozens of hues and patterns to pick from, including rich jewel tones and calming pastels.

  • Available sizes: 6
  • Available colors and patterns: 33

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This sleek white box to conceal your cords & cables

Create a cleaner look in your office, bedroom, or living room with this cable management box that can fit an 11-inch power strip inside. The box features three wide slots in the back for cables and power cords to slide through and ventilation holes in the lid to keep everything cool. It’s also great for keeping tiny hands and paws at bay.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: 2

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A chic rope basket for stashing laundry, blankets, or pillows

Use this rope basket as a stylish laundry basket, or place it in the corner of your living room to store extra pillows and blankets. It boasts a two-toned design that comes in nine colors to choose from and has thick handles at the top for easy carrying. It’s also great for stashing toys and crafts and is a budget-friendly find at less than $25.

  • Available colors: 9

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These throw pillow inserts with a thick & fluffy filling

Use these fluffy pillow inserts inside your favorite pillow covers to create a stylish and cozy feel in your living room or bedroom. One fan wrote, “Bought them twice! They’re super comfy and they’re the best pillows for movies on the couch!” The set of two pillows is machine washable, has a polyester filling, and comes in three sizes to choose from.

  • Available sizes: 3

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A nonslip tub mat that provides a grippy surface

Designed to stretch the full length of your bathtub, this bath mat helps reduce slipping thanks to its textured surface and 200 little suction cups that keep it securely attached to your tub floor. Hundreds of perforations throughout allow water to flow easily through, and it can even be machine-washed as needed.

  • Available colors: 16

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These extra-large bath sheets that are bigger than the rest

Don’t settle for adequate bath towels when you could have these jumbo bath sheets that are plush and totally luxurious. At 70 by 25 inches, they’re a full 10 inches longer than standard bath sheets, so you can wrap up in total comfort. With several hues to pick from, you’ll be able to find a set that blends in effortlessly with your bathroom.

  • Available colors: 20

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This bamboo bath tray for the ultimate self-care experience

Kick your bath up a notch by investing in this sleek bamboo tray. Thanks to its extendable design, it fits across a wide range of bathtubs. And, since it has a tablet stand, you can even catch up on your favorite show while you soak. A beverage holder and compartment for your smartphone make it even easier to unwind.

  • Available colors: 3

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These elastic straps that keep your bed sheets from budging

Having trouble keeping your fitted sheet from slipping up over your mattress? These elastic straps offer an easy, wallet-friendly solution. Each one is designed with three metal clamps, which secure to the corners of your sheet. You can adjust the length of each strap to fit your mattress, no matter if it’s a twin or a king.

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This indoor insect trap that catches bugs with simple UV light

Combining UV light with a quiet but powerful fan, this indoor insect trap lures gnats, mosquitos, and drain flies without any harsh chemicals. Inside the compact unit, a sticky glue board traps the bugs in place — once the board is full, simply toss it and replace it with a fresh one. Getting rid of bugs has never been easier.

  • Available colors: black, white

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An under-the-cabinet tool that makes opening jars a breeze

There’s no need to wrestle with that unopened jam jar — this ingenious kitchen tool makes popping open that lid as easy as can be. EZ Off’s unique jar opener can be installed directly under your cabinet, so it’s perfectly within arm’s reach. It works on a wide range of lids and caps (including small nail polish bottles), and all you need to do is twist in one swift motion — the sharp, serrated blade does the rest.

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This detergent jug holder that does away with heavy lifting

Instead of lugging out your laundry detergent bottle every time you need to pour, set it up on this angled holder. It keeps your bulky bottle of soap tilted downwards, so you can easily press on the spout and get your desired amount of liquid. A built-in drip tray saves your floor from accidental spills.

  • Available colors: 9

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The white noise machine that’s compact & easily portable

Equipped with 36 different sounds — from waterfall to thunder to wind chimes — this white noise machine offers plenty of variety when it comes to blocking out sound or falling asleep. The USB-rechargeable unit also happens to be great for travel, as the compact size fits easily into a suitcase, backpack, or duffel bag. A built-in timer function automatically powers the device down after you’ve drifted off.

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These furniture risers that create extra storage space beneath your bed

If you’re tight on storage space, try putting your bed frame on these rounded risers. Supporting up to 10,000 pounds, the risers elevate the legs of your bed by 3 inches, creating extra room underneath for storing clothes, shoes, spare blankets, and more. The foam pads on top even keep furniture wheels from rolling.

  • Available styles: 5

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A clip-on book light with 3 different temperature settings

This LED book light conveniently clips onto the pages of your book, so you can squeeze in a few more pages before bed — without disturbing anyone else. It has a flexible gooseneck for achieving just the right angle, and you can choose from five brightness levels and three temperatures — opt for the warm glow before you drift off to sleep. Since this gadget is USB-rechargeable, it’s great for bringing along on long plane flights or train rides.

  • Available colors: 4

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This set of faux plants for maintenance-free greenery

For a fresh and natural touch without the commitment, grab this set of faux plants and place them wherever they look best — regardless of the amount of sunlight that shines in. Each one measures just over 14 inches high, comes in a paper pulp container, and is potted in stones for a decorative touch.

  • Available styles: 2

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The pet odor-eliminating spray with a refreshing citrus scent

This effective odor-eliminating spray doesn’t just break down unpleasant smells on contact, it also leaves behind a refreshing citrus scent. Angry Orange’s powerful enzymatic formula tackles stubborn pet-related stains such as urine, vomit, and even solid waste. Safe for use on furniture, hard-surface floors, and carpet, it’s definitely something you’ll want to have in your cleaning arsenal.

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A set of stylish cotton trivets with a near-perfect rating

With over 18,000 reviews and a near-perfect 4.8-star rating, these gorgeous cotton trivets provide a safe place for hot dishes and add style at the same time. Each set comes with three heat-resistant trivets designed in four different color palettes (gray, pink, blue, and purple) that include a range of shades. Handmade sewing adds charm as does their coiled design.

  • Available colors: 4

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This foldable stepping stool that’s better than standing on a chair

When you need to reach something on the tallest shelf, having a step stool nearby is practically necessary. This one is designed with a series of anti-slip rubber dots, which grip the bottoms of your feet as you step on top. Not to mention, it folds flat when not in use — so you can easily store it against the wall or inside your cabinet.

  • Available colors: 5

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These silicone oven rack guards that prevent nasty burns

When using your oven, safety should be of the utmost importance. Why chance a nasty burn on your forearm when you can line your oven rack with these silicone guards? The heat-resistant pieces can be cut to fit your oven’s specific measurements. They’re as easy to install as they are to remove — and they also happen to be dishwasher safe.

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A glass carafe with a built-in fruit infuser for more flavorful hydration

Want to reach your hydration goals? Infuse your drinking water with berries, pineapple, herbs and more with this glass carafe. Simply add your desired ingredients to the cylinder in the center, then allow the flavors to steep while the water chills in the fridge. A tight-fitting stainless steel lid ensures maximum freshness, while minimizing spills.

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This pour-over coffee maker for an incredibly flavorful cup

Actually look forward to getting out of bed every day when you know this pour-over coffee maker is ready and waiting for action. Place your grounds in the laser-cut stainless steel mesh filter, and slowly pour hot water over them, saturating them in a patient way so as to extract every bit of flavor. When finished, remove the filter and comfortably pour directly from the glass carafe into your cup thanks to a cool-touch collar.

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A thick, luxurious pillow that makes your bath that much better

Ready to elevate your bath game? Place this thick pillow in your tub. It attaches to the sides with a set of suction cups, and offers targeted support to your head, neck, and shoulders. Thanks to its breathable mesh cover, it dries off quickly post-soak — just hang it up with the built-in hook.

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This bedside caddy to store all your essentials within arm’s reach

For those who don’t have the space for a bedside table, this bedside caddy is the perfect solution for keeping your phone, beverages, cosmetics, and reading materials within easy reach. Made of Oxford cloth with a leather backing, it comes in black, gray, coffee, or blue, and features a choice of four to six pockets. The larger pocket is great for your tablet or books, while the smaller mesh pockets can handle tech items or cosmetics, not to mention a pocket designed for water bottles.

  • Available colors: 4

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These drawer organizers to tidy socks & underwear

Find undergarments with ease when you store them using these drawer organizers that come in a set of two. They’re made of sturdy yet flexible nonwoven fabric and feature six compartments in which to place socks, underwear, scarves, and bras, to name a few. Designed in a neutral gray shade, the organizers will complement any dresser and bring you untold satisfaction every time you open a drawer.

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An electric can opener that works with the push of a button

If you’re tired of twisting and struggling to manually open cans with a crank, make things easy on yourself and invest in this electric can opener. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand — just press the button on top to slice through your can’s lid. Since the device is battery powered, you don’t have to worry about any pesky cords getting in the way.

  • Available colors: 4

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This double-tier turntable made of sleek stainless steel

A rotating organizer is a great investment for your kitchen — use it to store spices, condiments, and other pantry essentials. This one offers two tiers of storage space, and since it’s made out of sleek stainless steel, it’ll instantly make your kitchen feel more upscale. Place it in the cupboard, or proudly display it on your countertop.

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An elbow rest & knee pad combo for bathing kids & pets

When it’s time to wash your baby (or your fur baby) in the tub, this elbow rest and knee pad really come in handy. The elbow rest is designed with a thick cushion, strong suction cups, and a row of pockets for storing bath supplies. Meanwhile, the knee pad has a nonslip bottom that keeps it from shifting around on the floor. This set also comes in handy when it’s time to scrub the bathtub.

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This extra-long broom set with a self-cleaning dustpan

Thanks to its 52-inch-long handle, this tall broom doesn’t require you to hunch over while sweeping under furniture and appliances. Even better, the accompanying dustpan is designed with a row of rubber teeth that remove bits of hair and debris from the bristles. An angled lip at the edge of the pan ensures that every bit of dust makes it inside. When you’re done using it, the pieces snap together for storage.

  • Available colors: 4

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These highly rated shower caddies available in stylish finishes

Not only will these 4.8-star rated shower caddies hold up to 20 pounds (i.e. all of your supplies), but they’ll also add crucial style. Featuring an elegant wavy design, they come in four chic finishes to complement your bathroom: matte black, gold, polished silver, and rose gold. Mount them easily using the included strong, waterproof self-adhesive and, in addition to getting shampoos and cleansers off the shower floor, there are also convenient moveable hooks to hang loofahs or razors.

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A comfortable sleep headband that connects to Bluetooth

Drift away to sleep to the tune of relaxing music or nighttime meditations using this sleep headband that connects directly to your phone’s Bluetooth. It’s made of soft, flexible, and breathable material, and features controls on the forehead that allow you to play, pause, or skip forward or back. Additionally, use this headband for cool weather workouts or as a sleep mask since the rechargeable battery can last up to 10 hours at a time on one charge.

  • Available colors: 11

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These apothecary jars to tastefully organize bathroom supplies

Who knew Q-tips and cotton balls could be displayed so artfully? Make any bathroom item look charming when you store it in these apothecary jars that feature a vintage-inspired design. Made of thick, smooth plastic, the 10-ounce jars come in a set of four each with their own accompanying lid. Use the included four pre-written transparent labels or opt for the blank white labels to customize your own.

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A large door mat to keep dirt & dust outside the home

Enjoy bare feet on floors that remain clean thanks to this door mat that’ll catch any dirt and debris before it gets in your home. It sports a subtle plaid design that’s available in seven neutral colors such as gray, green, or taupe, and features a low-pile, weatherproof mesh surface to trap dust and other particles. A nonslip backing keeps it in place with only a quick rinse from the hose required for cleaning.

  • Available colors: 7

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The smart light bulb that’s surprisingly wallet-friendly

You might be surprised to learn that this smart light bulb comes at such a low price, considering how big of a difference it makes in your home. It’s compatible with smart assistant devices, giving you the ability to adjust the brightness and color of your light with a simple voice command. Or, if you’d rather, you can make any changes — and set timers or schedules — using the accompanying Kasa mobile app.

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These motion-sensor outdoor lights that add an extra layer of security

An extra element of home security is never a bad idea, especially when it’s this cost-effective. These motion-sensor outdoor lights are easy to install above your doorway, garage, or patio — and, since they’re solar powered, you never have to worry about plugging them in. The weatherproof lights automatically turn on at dusk, and shut off at dawn.

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A pack of chair leg protectors to save your hardwood floors

If every time you get up from your dining chair you brace for possible damage to your floors, ease your mind by getting these chair leg protectors. Their flexible silicone material allows them to wrap around chair legs of all shapes and sizes while their felt pads provide soft movement. Plus, you won’t have to deal with that horrific scraping sound every time you get up. The 32-piece set is available in both a small or large size as well as in a transparent, brown, or black finish.