30 Products Under $30 That Will Make Living in Your Home Better
You never knew you needed these products, but they're about to make life at home incredibly efficient. And all 30 products are under $30!
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Bacon Grease Container
Bacon grease and drippings clog your drain or go to waste, unless… you catch them in a bacon grease container. Professional chefs consider these drippings to be culinary gold—and now you can too! Plus, it comes in an eye-catching farmhouse tin. Learn more about why we love this bacon grease can.
Silicone Baking Mats
Let’s face it: baking sheets are tough to clean. With silicone mats, you no longer need to worry about scrubbing away burnt residue, nor using parchment paper or foil. Made from food-grade silicone, these mats can be used over and over again, making them a great alternative to other sheet liners.
Scrub Daddy Lemon Fresh Scrubber
Shark Tank strikes again. The Scrub Daddy is one of the most popular products that premiered on Shark Tank, and this set of two Scrub Daddy scrubbers is very affordable. The Scrub Daddy allows you to get rid of set-in stains and debris without the elbow grease of a regular sponge. You can use it on wood, plastic, stainless steel and even nonstick surfaces.
Bee’s Wrap Reusable Food Wraps
Save the environment with these reusable food wraps made with beeswax. An amazing zero waste kitchen addition, these reusable wraps last about one year when used several times each week, so you can save yourself a trip to the store for more plastic bags. If you’re still on the fence, be sure to check out all the reasons you should trade plastic wrap for Bee’s Wrap.
Wilton Cake Leveler
Tired of using knives and losing patience while cutting cake layers? Good news—you can pick up a cake leveler that will do all the hard work for you. This tool easily cuts your homemade cake, allowing you to create layers that are even and neatly sliced. This cake leveler is a baking essential every home cook needs!
Amazon Smart Plug
This smart plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet, making your home that much easier to control. You can schedule lights, fans and appliances to turn on and off automatically or control them remotely when you’re away. Learn more about how to make the most of your Amazon echo.
Spill Stopper Lid
No matter how tidy you are in the kitchen, one quick boil-over can leave your stove a mess. (Be sure to avoid these 13 mistakes that shorten the lifespan of your stovetop.) This silicone accessory will stop spills, so you no longer have to worry when you forget about your pasta for a second too long. The flower design fits pots and pans with openings ranging from 6 to 10 inches in diameter.
Joseph Joseph Foldable Cutting Board
The most frustrating thing about chopping vegetables is when they don’t all make it into the pan. This often happens because people try to slide them right off the cutting board, while others try to transfer them with their hands. Now you can rest easy knowing that foldable cutting boards exist. So next time you’re making a scrumptious vegetable saute, use this one that folds inward to create a chute, which can easily drop veggies into the pan.
Baking Sheet Dividers
For your meal prep and roasting needs, check out these baking sheet dividers. Whether you’re cooking dinner for a crowd or doing meal prep for one, use these dividers to separate things like vegetables with different cook times, chicken breasts, sausages, bread or dinner rolls.
If you are a true neat freak, you’ll love this silicone utensil rest—it allows for you not only to rest your spoons and spatulas but to do so in a structured way. Learn more about why this utensil rest is so handy.
Ever felt wasteful after juicing half a lemon, then throwing the whole thing away? The Prepara Juicer not only juices your citrus fruits but also saves the juice for future use. Our Test Kitchen raves about this product, saying it’s a game-changer for any recipe that calls for lemon.
OXO Good Grips Silicone Garlic Peeler
Hate peeling garlic? You’re not alone. There are lots of hacks that will help you peel garlic quickly, but this silicone peeler may be the affordable answer you’ve been looking for. Place whole cloves in the tube, roll it around with the palm of your hand and voila—you’ve got peeled garlic!
Silicone Cleaning Tool
This multi-use cleaning tool is about to make your scrubbing so much easier. Its flexible silicone bristles allow you to scrub away all kinds of dirt and stains, even on skin. Forget about rags and sponges—clean your pots and pans thoroughly with these gentle scrubbers.
Hanging Trash Rack
Make food prepping so much easier and cleaner with this hanging trash rack. It’s easy to place on just about any under-counter door or drawer. You can have a trash bag wherever you go in the kitchen. If you find your trash can is extra stinky, here’s how to get rid of trash can smell in 10 seconds.
Whether it’s from flipping pancakes on a Sunday morning or cooking up ground beef for Taco Tuesday, grease is unavoidable. However, clogging your drain and creating issues for your plumber can be avoided with this life-saving grease trap. Read more about how to use your Grease Hero.
Make laundry time much easier with this handheld steamer. Whether you need to smooth out wrinkles in clothes, curtains or bedding, put down the time-consuming iron and pick up this handheld garment steamer that gets the job done quickly. It provides 10 minutes of continuous steam on a full tank.
Soil Test Kit
If you love gardening and want to make sure you’re making the most of your flowerbeds, you need a pH soil meter like this one. This device can read your soil’s temperature, pH level and moisture level, so you can have the most accurate information about which plants will thrive and where they will thrive.
Parents rejoice! This rubber ducky is here to take the trial and error out of finding the perfect temperature for your kiddo’s soak. It features a digital display that shows you the water temperature, meaning you can rest easy knowing your baby’s bath water will be the right temperature.
Motion Sensor Lights
Make walking throughout the house in the dark safer with a convenient LED nightlight. It turns on automatically when detecting movement in the darkness. So with the help of this light and a little decluttering, you can say goodbye to bumping into obstacles in the dark. (Learn more about how to declutter and freshen up your kitchen.)
Cell Phone Holder
The sturdy gooseneck design of this cell phone holder is meant to relieve strain on your hands and wrists. It comes with 360-degree rotating arms and is equipped with a large clip base you can mount to your headboard, desk or even your treadmill so you can binge on Fixer Upper with ease.
Bath & Shower Cupholder
There’s no shame in admitting to the occasional glass of wine in the shower (perhaps a glass from your personalized wine subscription). If you’ve never experienced the joy of a refreshing shower drink, this portable cupholder may change your life. It suctions to the wall of your shower and holds your beverage, whether it’s a glass of wine, a can of beer or a bottle of soda. The reviews for this product attest to its brilliance.
OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop
Forget using spoons and measuring cups to shape cookie dough—pick up this life-changing cookie scoop from OXO. This scoop comes in three sizes, perfect for cookies of all shapes. It features a quick-release lever that scrapes the spoon and allows you to release dough mess-free onto a baking sheet. Find more kitchen gadgets our Test Kitchen cooks can’t live without.
Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Magnet
Are you pre-rinsing your dishes? This may help your dishes get clean, but it also means you’ll look into your dishwasher and forget whether it’s clean or dirty. But no worries—this helpful magnet can prevent you from scratching your head and wondering whether you turned your machine on or not.
Garage Parking Sensor
This garage parking sensor will save your car big time. It mounts easily and quickly to a wall, workbench, shelf or other surface in front of your vehicle. It also eliminates the need to clutter the garage floor with parking blocks or tennis balls.
The Sock Slider is a great product for those who have trouble bending over to put their socks on. This device works with all types of socks and doubles as a shoehorn. Reviewers note this product is particularly helpful for pregnant women as they progress through their pregnancy. By the way, this ingenious laundry trick will keep you from ever losing a sock in the washer again.
Cord Management System
If you want an organized living room, nothing kills the vibe more than cluttery cords. Keep your living room, desk, media center and craft station as clutter-free as possible with this simple cable sleeve. It holds together the unsightly trail of wires using super-durable neoprene that can even withstand the teeth of chewing pets.
If you love buttered bread, then you’ll love using this quirky butter spreader—it features minuscule holes along its blade to allow for tiny ribbons of buttery goodness to slide through. Read more about how this ingenious butter knife went viral.
Travel Power Strip
This portable charging station features three outlets and three USB ports, meaning you can charge up to six items at once. This works well for home office setups, virtual learning spaces and even gaming stations. Plus, it’s much cuter than other bulky charging stations out there.
Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder
Grinding coffee beans before brewing makes coffee taste significantly fresher, which is why coffee from coffee shops can taste so much better than homemade coffee. The Hamilton Beach coffee grinder gets the job done at a bargain price. Read more about the Hamilton Beach coffee grinder.
Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser
Do you live with a child (or, let’s be honest, an adult) who needs to be reminded to brush their teeth daily? This gadget can make brushing fun. It’s an automatic toothpaste dispenser that squeezes out the perfect amount of toothpaste each time. For more quirky gadgets, check out these gifts for people who have everything.