Your home isn't as good as it could be if you haven't made any of these cheap, clever upgrades

Wallet-friendly ways to improve your space.

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Give your living space an instant upgrade with these must-have items that make a suprisingly big difference. From hands-free paper towel holders to countertop organizers and filtered showerheads, these innovative products make your life a bit easier by making your home function optimally — and who doesn’t want that? Here are 40 of the best clever but cheap upgrades you can easily make in your home right now, thanks to Amazon.


This mounted paper towel holder that saves counter space

Save valuable counter space and keep your paper towels away from sink splashes and spills with this paper towel holder that can be mounted on the wall or under the cabinet. Just peel away the adhesive backing and stick it onto any smooth, flat surface. Choose from colors like matte black, silver, and rose gold.

  • Available colors: 6


These motion-sensor lights that add ambience & safety

Add some extra illumination to dark stairways, halls, pantries, and more with these motion-sensor lights that operate on AA batteries. Available in a three-pack or six-pack, you can install them with the included screws or adhesive tape, and enjoy a warm, white glow that turns off automatically.


A chic duvet cover set made from prewashed microfiber

Give your bedding an instant upgrade with this duvet cover set that has all you need for an instant refresh. Including a duvet cover and two matching pillow shams, this soft set is made from prewashed microfiber. Available in a whopping 26 colors, there’s a match for every style.

  • Available colors: 26
  • Available sizes: 6


These clear, stackable bins that give your fridge an instant makeover

Organizing your pantry stables in these clear, stackable bins can transform your kitchen, instantly increasing functionality and accessibility. This set of eight see-through bins will help you eliminate food waste by letting you see exactly what you have on hand. With these, you’ll never again have to dig through rows and rows of items just to find the jam.


This super absorbent indoor doormat that keeps moisture & dirt outside

Whether you’re a shoes-on or shoes-off household, having this absorbent doormat in your entryway will help keep your home’s flooring free of moisture and debris. With a nonslip backing to prevent slipping and sliding, the mat has a low-profile design so the door can open and close above it. Plus, it’s machine washable, so you can keep it in tip-top shape.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: 3


The adhesive wall racks that are ideal for cooking utensils

Turn your walls into instant storage for bulky kitchen utensils, thanks to these adhesive wall racks that double as decor, too. Available in black and white, they easily mount to your walls without damage thanks to the strong adhesive backing. Each one holds up to 7 pounds and has six hooks for oven mitts, ladles, tongs, and more.

  • Available colors: 2


These under-bed containers that create instant storage space

Turn the empty space underneath your bed into a much-needed storage area thanks to these low-profile containers. Store your winter coats, extra linens, off-season clothes, and more in these breathable, compact, zip-closure bins that slide neatly under most bed frames. They won’t scratch your floors, and the clear tops let you see exactly what’s inside.

  • Available colors: 3


These unbreakable drinking glasses that come in bright, vivid colors

Breaking a glass and ruining a complete set of drinkware is a bummer — but isn’t something to worry about if you have this set of six unbreakable drinking glasses. Crafted from BPA-free acrylic, each shatter-resistant glass is a cheerful, vibrant color, and features a gem-like design. They’re dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.


These comfy kitchen mats that are cushioned for joint support

You know that feeling when you’re doing the millionth dish and your legs and lower back start to hurt? These anti-fatigue mats are the cure for that. With a low-profile design and seventeen colors to choose from, these anti-fatigue mats are crafted with memory foam to give your joints cushioned support and comfort while standing. They have a nonslip backing that prevents sliding and curled edges, too.

  • Available colors: 17


This cozy fleece blanket with a legit fan following

With over 150,000 reviews and a 4.6-star overall rating, this cozy fleece blanket is the only blanket you’ll ever need — and you can grab it in sizes for both your bed and your sofa. This blanket checks all the boxes for softness and warmth, since it’s made from plush microfiber. Choose from 30 colors to match any decor preference.

  • Available sizes: 5
  • Available colors: 30


This practical can organizer that reviewers love

Say goodbye to (unsafely) stacking cans in your pantry and hello to this highly rated can organizer. Made of heavy-gauge steel, this sturdy organizer with adjustable plastic dividers can hold up to 36 cans and can be stacked for even more storage. Keep your soups, beans, and canned veggies right where you can see them.

  • Available colors: 3


An essential oil diffuser that doubles as decor

Sure to be a conversation piece in your home, this essential oil diffuser not only provides an aromatherapy session, but also has a seven-color LED light paired with a visual flame effect. The diffuser also has two mist output settings as well as options for setting it on a timer. Thanks to a water-sensing auto-off feature, you’ll also have peace of mind that it won’t overheat.

  • Available colors: 4


A cable management box to tidy things up

Keep your cords concealed and tangle-free with this cable management box. Made to accommodate any power strip measuring less than 11.4 inches long and 4.1 inches wide, the aesthetically pleasing box blends right in with your home decor, thanks to its sleek white and wood color scheme. Plus, it keeps your cords away from curious pets.


This mattress protector with over 200k 5-star ratings

Not one to get too excited over a mattress protector? How about one with 200,000 perfect five-star ratings? That right there is proof you can feel good about protecting your bedtime investment from dust mites, fluids, bacteria, and more. Made from breathable cotton terry, the protector is waterproof and fits perfectly thanks to the hem that works with mattresses up to 18 inches deep.

  • Available sizes: 7


This silverware drawer organizer that expands to maximize storage

Keep your utensils tidy and together with this handy drawer organizer that expands from 13 to 20 inches in width. Its adjustable design gives you six to eight compartments for all your flatware, cutlery, and kitchen tools. Plus, its crafted from 100% bamboo which elevates your kitchen aesthetic, too.

  • Available sizes: 2


A mixology set that intantly upgrades your at-home bar setup

If you’ve ever attempted to recreate your favorite cocktail at home with what you’ve got lying around, then you know the tools matter as much as the ingredients. With this cocktail shaker set, you can craft perfect cocktails in a jiff, with the help of the shaker, strainer, jigger, tongs, pourer, and more. The stainless steel tools come with a sleek stand for easy storage.


These corner shelves that unexpectedly spruce up your space

When you look at the corners of your home, you might not think there is much to decorate, but this genius corner shelving unit opens up a world of possibility. Whether you opt to use it for decor, storage, or both, the five-tier floating shelves are lightweight and easy enough to mount. They’re available in eight different finishes to perfectly complement your existing aesthetic.

  • Available colors: 8


This wall-mounted holder that’ll keep you from losing your remote

Stop flipping over couch cushions and shining your flashlight into crevices to find your missing remote, thanks to this wall-mounted remote holder. Boasting sky-high ratings, it installs without any tools or screws, thanks to special adhesive, so you don’t have to worry about any drilling. Each mount can hold up to three remote controls, so your television, DVR, and Apple TV remotes can all have one convenient home.

  • Available colors: 2


These space-saving K-cup organizers that mount anywhere

Take the clutter out of your morning cup of coffee thanks to this two-pack of K-cup organizers that you can mount anywhere you like. Whether you want to store your K-cups on the wall, inside of a cabinet, or right on the side of the Keurig machine itself — you can. Available in black and light gray, each dispenser holds five pods.

  • Available colors: 2


These dividers that instantly add more functionality to your drawers

Junk drawers, begone — these bamboo drawer dividers can instantly organize your stuff, whether you’re storing utensils, tools, art supplies, socks and underwear, or anything else. Each divider can expand from 17.5 inches to 22 inches, so they fit a wide variety of drawer sizes. This is one easy way to add instant organization to your space.

  • Available colors: 3


This spoon rest that’s almost too cool to be a spoon rest

Eliminate gunky or wet messes from your stove and countertop with this gold spoon rest that adds a bit of luxury and functionality to your kitchen. Made with stainless steel, the rest has a sturdy feel to it but won’t cause damage to your stovetop or countertop. It’s heat resistant and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

  • Available options: 5


This laundry soap station that makes dispensing a mess-free breeze

Any liquid laundry detergent user can relate to the frustration of soapy drips — not to mention having to lug around the heavy bottle, too. This laundry soap station changes the game, holding the jug at an easy-to-dispense angle, so detergent pours out neatly and without a lot of complicated maneuvering. Plus, the bottom tray helps keep messes contained by catching any runoff.


A rust-resistant shower caddy with a modern design twist

Give your shower an instant upgrade in aesthetics and functionality with this rust-resistant shower caddy that can hold up to 20 pounds of your necessities. Instead of hooking over your showerhead — which can be unstable — these shelves install with strong, damage-free adhesive. Plus, the set comes with four hooks for hanging razors and loofahs, too.

  • Available colors: 2


This smart but simple sink caddy that reviewers love

Keep your sponges, soaps, scrubbers, and brushes tidy and together with this stainless steel sink caddy that’s earned a 4.7-star overall rating. The genius of this caddy lies in its sloped bottom tray that allows excess water to drain back into the sink with no mess. The caddy also has separate compartments for brushes and bottles, as well as a rail for holding sponges. To top it off, the exterior is smudge resistant, so it stays looking nice.

  • Available options: 3


A device that instantly turns your toilet into a fancy bidet

Bidets might usually be associated with European hotels, but this bidet attachment makes having one in your home super easy and budget friendly. It’s surprisingly quick to install and has adjustable settings for angle and water pressure. Not only is having (and using) a bidet a serious upgrade, it also helps save money and the planet by reducing toilet paper and wet wipe waste.


This machine-washable rug that can be used indoors or out

Outfit your entryway, porch, or even kitchen with this timeless mat in a buffalo plaid pattern. It’s made from machine-washable cotton, and you can choose from seven color options including black and white or cabin-worthy red and black. You can even get on the layering trend, placing a smaller mat on top for extra dimension.

  • Available sizes: 6
  • Available colors: 7


This peel-and-stick paper that adds a marble finish to any surface

Countertops are expensive — and painting them is messy — which is why this peel-and-stick countertop paper is genius. Ideal for the kitchen, bathroom, or any other space you want to spruce up, the marble-inspired texture looks a lot like the real deal at a fraction of the cost. It’s water resistant and easy to cut to size with the gridlines on the back.

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available options: 6


A handy little outlet shelf that holds devices as they charge

Now you can charge your devices and give them a handy, elevated spot to rest on, thanks to this smart little outlet shelf. The space-saving accessory replaces an existing outlet cover, keeping the function of the power outlet while adding a sturdy shelf on top. It can support up to 10 pounds and is super easy to install.

  • Available colors: 2


The spinning spice rack that keeps everything within reach

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make your home more functional — like this lazy Susan-style spice rack. It makes use of vertical storage space while keeping everything easily accessible, thanks to the spinning design. This two-tier kitchen accessory has a beautiful light wood finish that looks great on the counter or tucked away in the pantry.


A highly rated filtered showerhead that softens hard water

Kick your shower game up a notch with this filtered showerhead that removes impurities like heavy metals and chlorine via the 15-stage filtration system, resulting in water that’s gentler on skin and hair. You can also customize your experience with the showerhead’s six different pressure modes, ranging from power massage to rain. It’s a highly reviewed pick, with a 4.6-star overall rating

  • Available finishes: 3


A wireless doorbell & chime that doesn’t require electricity

Forget having to install traditional hard-wired doorbells — this wireless doorbell mounts with simple hardware or adhesive. Plus, the receiver plugs into any standard outlet and plays 17 different music tones and 35 chime sounds, making this one highly customizable home upgrade . The receiver has a 1,000-foot range, so you can plug it into a distant room and still be assured you’ll know when someone’s at the door.


These solar-powered pathway lights that illuminate & add ambience

Add warm, charming light to your outdoor walkway with these solar-powered pathway lights that charge in direct sunlight by day, and give off 10 to 12 hours of glow at night. They’re waterproof, made to last, and are super easy to install — just press the stakes down into the surrounding soil and you’re set.


This fabric shower curtain with an elevated feel

If your shower curtain has seen better days, consider leveling up to this design-forward shower curtain, complete with tassels and an embroidered windowpane print. The wrinkle-resistant curtain is coated with a water-repellent finish for quick-drying and durability. It’s available in 15 colors, and comes with hooks for easy hanging.

  • Available colors: 15
  • Available sizes: 8


These cutting boards that 27,000+ people absolutely love

A cutting board is a cutting board, right? Wrong. This set of three cutting boards has 27,000-plus five-star ratings on Amazon. They’re not only durable, but have juice grooves to prevent messes, as well as nonslip handles for maneuvering. As an added bonus, they’re dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

  • Available colors: 6


These dividers that turn closet shelves into cubbies

A closet shelf can be an invitation for clutter — but when strategically organized with these shelf dividers it becomes a tidy place to store sweaters, bags, and accessories. The dividers measure 12 inches tall, so they’re also a perfect height to stabilize and separate tall stacks. Just slide them onto the shelf and the sturdy wires will hold them in place.


An organizer specifically designed for bathroom toiletries

A smart way to organize your bathroom counter, this silicone organizer has a back row that’s intended for toothbrushes and toothpaste, and a front row that can hold all your other essentials. The organizer is flexible and easy to wipe clean, and — best of all — features drainage holes to keep excess water from building up.

  • Available options: 4


A hanging closet organizer that instantly adds more storage space

If you’ve ever wished for better organization in your closet, consider your wish granted with this hanging organizer. It instantly adds 10 layers of flexible shelving to your existing closet rod, and features multiple pockets and drawers for accessories. It’s made of sturdy, long-lasting fabric for added durability, and is outfitted with hooks for hanging.


This wall-mounted broom holder that frees up floor space

Instead of tossing freestanding mops, brooms, and other long-handled household tools in the back of a closet, keep them up and off the floor (and save space while you’re at it) with this wall-mounted holder. It has five slots for mops, brooms, and rakes, plus six extra hooks for hanging accessories.


This genius hair catcher that prevents clogged drains

Swap out over-the drain hair catchers for the TubShroom, a tiny stainless steel cylinder that goes inside the drain. Once in place, it catches any hair or other debris that can build up and cause blockages, but — thanks to the perforations throughout — won’t block water flow. Just pull it out to remove the hair from time to time, and say goodbye to expensive plumber visits.


This wall mount for your tablet that makes for hands-free use

Add even more versatility and functionality to your favorite tablet with this handy wall-mounted holder. Besides giving you the option for hands-free use, it protects your device from drops, scratches, and dings. Mount it in the kitchen to easily watch recipe videos, or in the bathroom to stream your favorite show from the tub.

  • Available colors: 3