Whether you're looking for a little something to shake up the monotony of everyday or something a little stronger when the weather outside looks dreadful and you feel trapped, stepping up your lounging game and finding joyful breaks from the usual can be as easy as a few clever products that make being at home way better.
If you find that you're making more meals at home, consider a knife sharpener to lend a hand and silicone gloves to keep you protected — and I'm not sure anyone can say "no" to oversize cookie sheets, right? If organizing and cutting down on visual clutter is more your mood, label makers are every organizer's best friend and sturdy while reusable storage bags keep your sheets and out-of-season clothes contained. And in the quest to live your best life, there're plenty of items on the list that can help you do just that: Think cozy wearable blankets, satin pillowcases, and essential oil diffusers.
So if you're ready to make being at home just a little more enjoyable, keep scrolling for some great ways to start. You might even feel so rejuvenated, you'll want to tackle projects that have been sidelined for far too long.
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1. This $30 duvet insert the kicks up the cozy
This plush duvet insert will undoubtedly kick up the cozy in any bed. Crisp looking on its own, this insert features piped edges and baffle-box construction that stops the fiber filling from shifting. It also has four corner tabs that keep it in place inside the duvet cover. It’s machine washable. Choose from an assortment of sizes and colors.
2. These molds that make large, round ice spheres
For large, slow-melting ice spheres, add this BPA-free tray to your bar cart. The bottom is made with sturdy plastic and the top is constructed with flexible silicone that's easy to peel back once the "cubes" are frozen. And thanks to the holes at the top of each sphere mold, it's easy to fill up with water. You don't have to use water, either — try it with soap or even your favorite juice.
3. These reusable dishcloths that save you money
4. These oversized cookie sheets that let you make more cookies
Freshly baked cookies are one way to make home a lot nicer, and of course, more is more. To that end, these oversize cookie sheets won't disappoint. They're made of pure aluminum, so they'll bake evenly, and the reinforced rim prevents warping and drips.
5. This electric heater that warms up in 2 seconds
When there’s a chill in the air, warm up your favorite spaces with this handy electric space heater. This ceramic heater is small but powerful, and it heats up within two seconds. What’s more, there are plenty of built-in safety features, like no open coils, automatic shut-off, and a tip-over switch. Plus, a built-in handle lets you move it from room to room with ease, and you can choose between black and gray.
6. These mesh laundry bags that protect delicate items
This set of mesh laundry bags will undoubtedly make laundry day a bit easier. They'll separate your delicate items and keep them safe so that they don't fall prey to a rough washing machine. These bags have smooth, durable zippers and with five different sizes, you'll have plenty of bags to go around.
7. These smart strip lights that bring the party anywhere
8. This microfiber towel that dries your hair more quickly
These microfiber towels are soft to the touch and super absorbent so drying your hair got a lot easier (and less damaging). They also dry quickly and can absorb up to 10 times their weight in water. Plus, they feature a twist and loop system that keeps them in place, and they’re machine washable.
9. This splatter-proof cover the keeps microwave messes to a minimum
While microwaves are quite convenient, keeping them clean is another story. This splatter-proof microwave cover, however, easily solves that problem. Made from BPA-free plastic and silicone, this cover encourages even cooking, and vents on the top allow steam to escape. What’s more, this cover is dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze.
10. These storage bags that let you store pretty much anything
Whether you're camping or hosting a party outside, this water pump can seriously come in handy. It's meant to be attached to a 5-gallon water tank to help pump water directly from the container; all you have to do is connect it and hit the button at the top when it's time to fill your cup. The system runs on a rechargeable battery that can last up to 40 days per charge.
11. This $20 electric hand mixer with 10,000+ 5-star ratings
With six speeds and a quick burst function, this electric hand mixer takes your cooking and baking to the next level and is backed by more than 10,000 five-star ratings. This mixer also features a snap-on storage case (so you’ll never lose the attachments), and the built-in bowl rest lets you easily add ingredients without the concern of making a mess.
12. This draft stopper that lowers your energy bills
Stay warm and extra cozy with this draft stopper that closes the gap between your door and floor. While this weather strip effectively stops drafts in their tracks (saving you some bucks in the process), it can also stop the slivers of light from peeking through. This draft stopper is machine washable, it can be trimmed to fit almost any size door, and it’s available in 10 colors.
13. These flameless tea lights that makes your home inviting but safe
The warm glow of candlelight can make any room feel cozy and inviting, but when you don't want an open flame, try these battery-operated LED tea lights. These candles give off a warm white glow, and they look like the real thing. They’re easy to use with a simple on-off switch, and they provide 100+ hours of use.
14. These airtight food containers that will keep your pantry organized
Organized spaces can cut down on aggravating visual clutter, and these food storage containers are an easy way to do it. These containers are BPA-free, made from durable plastic, and they're airtight. Even better, these containers are stackable, and they come with reusable chalkboard labels.
15. This bath mat that feels so nice (and stays dry)
16. This alarm clock that also shows the temperature
Stay on track and stick to your schedule with this sleek digital alarm clock. This clock can accommodate up to three different alarms, there are three levels of brightness, and there’s even a weekday mode. What’s more, this clock can monitor and display the temperature and humidity levels in your home. Choose from four colors.
17. This milk frother for barista-style beverages at home
18. These nonslip silicone gloves to keep your hands safe
If you find that you’re making more homemade meals these days, you may want to add these silicone gloves to your arsenal of kitchen helpers. These gloves are heat resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and they’re heat resistant. What’s more, they have a textured nonslip grip for added safety.
19. These tub stoppers that work in the kitchen or the bath
These tub stoppers sit flat over almost any type of drain to form a tight seal and stop the water flow when needed. Made from food-grade silicone, these covers are washable, flexible, and they’re generously sized (6 inches in diameter), so there’s plenty of coverage in the kitchen or the bath.
20. This reusable notebook that stores your ideas in the cloud
21. This reusable straw set that's super portable
With thousands of five-star reviews, these reusable straws are an obvious fan favorite thanks to the telescoping design which makes it compact enough to bring just about anywhere. Each order comes with two straws, a brush cleaner, keychains, and cases.
22. This handheld label maker that helps you organize everything
When you’re stuck at home, finding projects to keep you busy is important. So when you’re in the throes of organizing, this label maker can help you kick things up a notch. It features two-line printing, five font sizes, seven print styles, and much more. Plus, it’s battery-operated, portable, and lightweight, so you can take it from room to room with ease.
23. This mouse pad that offers smooth and precise tracking
With an anti-slip rubber base, this mouse pad remains stationary while you work (or game), and the low-friction surface allows for smooth and precise tracking. "I am not often given to hyperbole, but this is one of the best mouse pads I've ever used at any price, and I've used some high-end, gaming-peripheral-brand gaming mouse pads," one customer raved. Choose from three colors.
24. This seat cushion that keeps you comfortable all day
If life finds you sitting for long stretches, you might want to give this seat cushion a go. Made from memory foam, this cushion molds to the shape of your bottom for a customized feel. A nonslip backing keeps it in place, and the cover is removable and washable. With more than 40,000 ratings, it's a clear favorite.
25. This desk pad that adds a pop of color to your workspace
Protect your desk from the wear and tear of everyday use with this nonslip desk pad. With a suede material on the bottom, it will stay in place, and the PVC leather is easy to clean (just wipe with a damp cloth). This desk pad is large enough to accommodate laptops, mice, and keyboards. With more than a dozen colors and three sizes to choose from, it’s a great way to add a pop of color to your workspace.
26. This laptop stand that reduces neck strain
Reduce neck strain and aches with this laptop stand. This stand raises your screen to eye level, so there’s no more craning and hunching as you work. It’s compatible with laptops from 10 to 15.6 inches, rubber pads on the arms prevent slippage, and the open design prevents overheating.
27. This stackable organizer that works for cosmetics and much more
28. This teeth-cleaning set with biodegradable bamboo brushes
These biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes are an easy low-waste swap with bristles that are "soft but strong enough to clean my teeth," according to one reviewer. Each order comes with four toothbrushes, charcoal dental floss, and a bamboo toothbrush holder.
29. This tablet for hands-free viewing and video calls
30. These screen protectors that block 90% of blue light
Blue light from screen time can disrupt your sleep, so use these blue light screen protectors to block about 90% of it. These protectors are easy to apply, easy to remove, and each kit comes with two protectors (one matte and one glossy). Even better, your order includes a free MacBook Pro keyboard skin and a sliding webcam cover.
31.These ice molds for specialty cocktails at home
32. This stone pan trio lined with nonstick cast aluminum
Cooking is a good way to spend time at home, and this pan trio makes it easy. They're each made with granite stone and are lined with a smooth, nonstick cast aluminum. The bottoms are designed to offer even heat distribution, and the ergonomic handles have a sleek woodgrain design. Three sizes come with one order: 8-, 9.5-, and 12-inch.
33. This wine aerator that cuts down your wait time
Use this wine aerator to more quickly enhance the flavor of your wine. It works with a simple one-button operation, and with a built-in battery is rechargeable via USB. One reviewer shared: “Definitely a fun gadget for beginner wine drinkers. Pretty awesome pouring the wine into the glass from the aerator. Helps the wine breathe in a [short] amount of time.” Choose between black or red.
34. This pizza stone for a crispy crust
This rectangular pizza stone heats evenly, and it bakes your crust to a crisp finish, so you never have to deal with soggy pizza again. This pizza stone is generously sized to accommodate a large pizza, and it can be used in the oven or on your BBQ grill. "This took pizza night at our house to a whole new level. Pizza crust comes out perfect, and the stone helps heat the toppings evenly. I don't think I'll ever go back to my old way of making pizza!" one customer raved.
35. These wine wands that help remove sulfites & histamines
If you ask me, having a glass of wine at home is relaxing — and these wands make the experience even more enjoyable. With a few twirls around your cup of red or white, it'll remove sulfites from the beverage — which can be related to wine allergies — along with histamines. This pack comes with eight of them, in case you're having a few drinks with your loved ones.
36. This herb garden set with everything you need
37. These resistance bands that turns your home into a gym
These resistance bands are a great way to add a little strength training without spending much cash. Made of a cotton and latex blend, these bands are sold in a set of three, each one offering a different resistance level, and with a 4.8-star overall rating from thousands of reviewers on Amazon, it's definitely customer approved.
38. This best-selling ab roller that's perfect for exercising at home
39. These satin pillowcases that are more gentle on skin and hair
Satin pillowcases are super smooth so they're gentler on hair and skin, and as an added bonus, they kick up the luxury of your bed a few notches. These satin pillowcases are soft to the touch, resist staining, and are machine washable. Choose from an assortment of sizes and colors.
40. This heated blanket with 3 temperature settings
You would be hard-pressed to find something that kicks up the cozy quite like a heated blanket, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Users can choose from three temperature settings, and there’s even an auto-shutoff function. Plus, to make things easy, this blanket is machine washable and dryer friendly.
41. These toilet sprays that stop odors before they start
42. This under-sink organizer that works in kitchens and bathrooms
Use this basket organizer to keep things organized and readily accessible without taking up much space. This organizer is easy to use because it hooks over cabinet doors. Use it in the kitchen or the bathroom for everything from cleaning supplies or toiletries.
43. This blanket you wear so you'll stay cozy
This wearable blanket keeps you warm and cozy even when you're taking care of a few chores. They're sherpa-lined for maximum warmth, and they even have pockets to keep your hands warm. Plus, they’re machine washable and dryer friendly. Choose from a variety of size categories and colors.
44. This insect trap that's both innovative and elegant
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