14 products that will upgrade every corner of your home

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6 months ago

Have you been using the exact same products around the house for years? Well, you might be in need of change and not even fully realize it. That’s why we gathered 14 products that will help you clean, organize, and better optimize every aspect of home life.

1. Lasagna trio pan that allows you to make separate meals for different dietary restrictions. It’s not only for lasagna but other dishes, too, including cakes, bread, and even cheesecakes. The non-stick coating will make it super easy to serve and clean.

The pan is very durable and provides superior heat conduction when baking up to 450oF. You can pop it in the dishwasher, but it’s recommended to wash it by hand for longer-lasting results.

Promising review:

  • This has to be the best cooking accessory I have purchased in years. It fits traditional Lasagna noodles perfectly, no cutting to make them fit. I bought several of these. For the Christmas house full, I was able to accommodate everyone. Veggie, traditional, light sauce, traditional without meat. It was not necessary to alter the cooking time at all from my old Traditional Lasagna pan. Depending on how much stuff you put between layers, you can get 3 or 4 layers deep.
    Clean up is great! I would not recommend, and there is really no need to put them in the dishwasher. I read some comments about “rust” after cleaning. Like any bakeware piece-dry completely. I also, by standard practice, allow sitting for a day or two and air dry more, to be sure any water retained in the rounded/formed edges has dried, before I stack and store. @Elaine M. Shelton

2. Stainless steel cast iron cleaner that is machine soldered that never rusts. This cleaner will last you as long as your skillet. You can wash off the grit and preserve the flavor with soap-less and detergent-free grit removal. You can put it in the dishwasher to clean it.

All you need is warm water. It works great in addition with cast iron seasoning or cast iron conditioner. It can be used for glassware, pizza stones, baking sheets, tea pots, cauldrons, waffle makers, and so many more.

Promising review:

  • I agree, the chains on this are very well-made. It works great to clean my cast iron pan without damaging the seasoning. I do have trouble hanging on to it though when I’m scrubbing around in circles in the pan because it sort of rolls over itself. I wish this brand also made the version where the chain is wrapped around a silicone core, as I imagine that would be easier to get a good grip on.
    This is also very long, as probably all brands are. Since I didn’t want it sitting on the sink edge making its own water stains, I had to do some finagling with some Quirky hooks to get it hung high enough on my rail system to swing free of the sink surface and properly air dry. @Beth C.

3. Silicone freezer trays where each portion can fit up to 1 cup of liquids. They are made from food-safe silicone with a steel-reinforced top and a convenient lid. They are flexible and durable, and are perfect for freezing soups, sauces, broths, and other dishes.

The trays are oven safe, and you can bake in them after you remove the lid. They are an ideal solution to meal prep, and after you’re done using them, you can pop them in the dishwasher.

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  • I have yet to store these babies in my cabinet. They’re so useful. The rod on the sides of the souper cube make the product stable and easy to carry. There is a 1/2 cup and 1 cup line inside each mold for accurate portioning.
    I like to make rice, broth, or soup in large batches to freeze. They store neatly in the freezer, in gallon bags or containers. @Pen Name

4. A metal wall mount perfect for your bathroom towels. There are 3 tiers of each item and the open design makes grabbing a towel very convenient. They can be mounted on any wall or behind doors. You can choose to store other fitting items on them to keep your bathroom clutter-free.

A tip from the manufacturers is to first measure the door thickness before mounting the rack on your doors. It is rust-free and when you need to clean it, you can simply wipe it with a damp cloth.

Promising review:

  • Absolutely love these! We have extra large towels and these racks hold them perfectly when rolled up! It’s such a great modern style and gives the bathroom a great look. They are sturdy and come with wall anchors as well. I left one rack empty so you can get an idea of the spacing.
    Will be buying another set of these for our other bathroom, and perhaps another for the dining room for some wine bottles! Don’t even have to think twice before buying these! @Erin Cech

5. A mop and squeeze bucket set that will not only clean floors, but also walls. The mop scratches dirt away and the bucket cleans it for you. You just insert it in the bucket and let it do its thing. The mop’s 360o rotation head can reach all tough areas that need cleaning.

The adjustable stainless steel handle can be extended from 26.5 to 50.0 inches. All pieces are compact enough to fit effortlessly inside the bucket for easy storage. 3 microfiber mop pads refills come with this set.

Promising review:

  • I totally saw this mop on a video of things from Amazon you should buy, and they were NOT wrong! This mop is freaking amazing; not only does it effectively mop the floor, but I can also do the floor boards and the walls with no problem!
    This is HUGE as I have a very messy child with grubby hands who likes to leave his gross cute paw prints all over my walls! Lol. This makes cleaning them far less of a hassle and actually encourages me to keep on top of it because of how easy it is to use! @Amazon Customer

6. A garbage disposer cleaner that cleans and deodorizes disposals. The foaming formula reaches very deep to help scrub away the toughest grunge. It is safe and very convenient to use. You can throw it with the packet in there since it is biodegradable.

It cleans the disposal blades, sidewalls, under the splash guard, leaving the disposal, sink and whole kitchen fresh and smelling clean. You can use weekly or less often, depending on your sink’s needs.

Promising review:

  • This product is so easy to use, all you do is run the water to a trickle and then drop one individual pouch which you don’t open and turn on the disposal for about 20-30 and watch the blue foam rise and clean. After it’s done, you turn it off and enjoy a clean smelling garbage disposal. @209man

7. A no-stain pet feeding mat that absorbs water and hides all kinds of stains, including coffee and milk. You can just wipe it with a cloth to clean it and let it air dry quickly. It features a 100% non-slip rubber lining that prevents water from overflowing outside the mat.

It is designed to avoid tearing or accidental ingestion. The material does not have a strong odor that will bother your pet. It even has enough space to accommodate 2 pet bowls.

Promising review:

  • This is easy to clean, absorbent, and durable. It’s made for a messy eater and drinker. I ordered the Dark Grey 18-in. x 28-in. dog food mat. It measured 17 1/2 in x 26 3/4 in x 2 cm.
    The mat is made of a heavy-weight PU material. It has an anti-slip top that has kept any bowl or dish I’ve set down from sliding. Cleaning is simple. A quick wipe picks up any dried food, and I’ve noticed no water spots at all! The nonskid rubber backing has been safe for my laminate floors; no water has leaked through. @Enjoylifeitstooshort

8. Disposable toilet cleaning kit that includes 1 toilet wand, 1 storage caddy and 6 disposable refills. It also comes with 3 bonus refills that kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. The refill heads click onto the wand and conveniently pop off to throw in the trash.

The refills are preloaded with Clorox cleaner that will deep clean and remove stains, while eliminating germs. The hexagon-shaped sponge heads clean in hard to reach places, like under the bowl rim and drain.

Promising review:

  • I have a toddler who loves to get into things. This ended up being such a great purchase for me because I could finally get rid of those nasty toilet brushes that he insisted on trying to get into! It is super easy to use and clean/sanitize after cleaning your toilets, and the brush heads come with the sanitizing cleaner already built into them.
    The only cons are that I have found are that the brush heads sometimes come apart from the wand while you’re trying to scrub the toilet (which is really frustrating) and also that the brush heads are single-use, which is bad for the environment and your wallet. If not for that, I would totally love the concept! @Katharine Lynch

9. A cordless electric brush that cleans every surface you can imagine with minimum effort from your part. It takes 4 hours to charge it and can operate continuously for 90 minutes. It features voice broadcast and the LED display shows how much battery remains.

It is equipped with a free hook and brush head storage bag. With this tool, you won’t have to bend anymore. You can clean anything from shower rooms and glass to car surfaces and wheels.

Promising review:

  • I got this yesterday and went straight to the bathroom after I charged it. There was the yellow stuff in the grout in my shower. I used the flat brush and corner brush and well in a matter of minutes the grout was white!
    What I like best is the extendable handle, so I can clean the shower without getting inside it. It’s easy to change the heads, and so far I’ve cleaned my carpet and scrubbed my kitchen. This is a must-have for anyone who likes a very clean house. @Timoteo Kilkes

10. A multipurpose cleaner that dissolves dirt and tough, sticky messes. It will spread lavender scent all over your house. It can also be found in open window and citrus scents. For even better results, you can use this product with mopping pads.

You must avoid contact with your skin. It’s best not used on unfinished, oiled or waxed wooden boards, non-sealed tiles or carpeted floors because they may be water sensitive.

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  • The Swiffer WetJet Antibacterial Solution Refill is a household essential for me, and ordering it through Amazon has become a game-changer. Not only is it a consistent go-to in my cleaning routine, but the fact that it’s cheaper on Amazon compared to in-store prices is a total win.
    The antibacterial formula gives me peace of mind, especially during flu seasons, and the convenience of having it delivered to my doorstep is unbeatable. If you’re a regular user of Swiffer WetJet, trust me — Amazon is the place to stock up. Clean floors and cost savings, what more could you ask for? @Martinez

11. Wallpaper stripper that makes even the toughest adhesive paste melt away. It works on all wallpaper materials such as vinyl, strippable, grass, etc. This product is the fastest-active on the market, and its ingredients don’t damage or corrode the paint on your walls.

After cutting small slits into the paper, simply pour the liquid into a spray bottle and apply it on the surface of the wall. Then, you just remove the facing, reapply, and remove the backing, peeling off whatever leftovers stick to the wall.

Promising review:

  • I thought taking down the wallpaper in my bathroom was going to be a nightmare. The outer layer of wallpaper peeled off, leaving a pretty solid paper and glue layer that I was expecting to turn into a goopy mess once I sprayed it. Much to my relief, after using this spray and waiting just a couple of minutes for it to soak in, the paper scraped off in long strips.
    No fuss, no muss! I was able to clean off the whole bathroom in one afternoon. This product saved me hours of back-breaking work. And there was no strong chemical odor to deal with, just a nice citrus smell. @Jacqueline H.

12. A stone texture finish spray that is ideal for indoor use on wood, metal, ceramic, and wicker. It dries to the touch within 30 to 60 minutes and covers up to 12 sq ft per can. You just need to spray in an overlapping pattern to get the desired stone-looking results.

It provides a long-lasting decorative finish on a variety of surfaces. For best results, first apply a base coat that blends with the stone finish and add a protective top coat following application of the stone finish for maximum durability.

Promising review:

  • This stuff is great! I used with Rusto Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover Flat Gray Mineral Primer. I have a concrete entrance way leading to the basement that was discolored and cracking from the weather elements. This was an alternative to power washing.
    I applied the primer and lightly used the Stone Creations to the walls on the entrance way. Came out fabulous. It’s been over a month now and still looks newly painted. The Stone Creations give an authentic cement/stone look. Highly recommend! @S. Plambeck

13. Wood polish and conditioner that serves all wood surfaces to a soft luster with a protective coating. The product “feeds” wood and helps it stay hydrated and not fade. It does not contain any silicone or linseed oils, and can be used on antiques, dining tables, and kitchen cabinets.

Make sure your surface is free from dust and dirt. Saturate a small soft cloth with the product and wipe evenly onto the wooden surface. Let stand for at least 20 minutes before wiping off. Polish out with a clean, soft cloth.

Promising review:

  • Easy to apply. I did two coats. Great on antiques that show wear (as in stain missing, etc.) It does such a good job that a bought a bottle for my sister-in-law’s wood front door. It hides scratches and dents quite well.
    I’m very impressed. Makes furniture presentable again. It won’t bring it to “new” again, but it will be a whole lot better than what you currently see. Don’t think about it, just buy it! @Dylan Blitz

14. Cooking oil solidifier that can solidify up to 16 cups. It transforms useless oil into solid, organic waste. It can be used on all types of oils. Just don’t use it if you plan on cooking with that same oil later. You can just dump it into organic waste, and it will decompose within 30 days.

Just turn off the heat, sprinkle the product, and stir into hot oil until fully dissolved. Let it cool down and solidify, and then toss it in the trash. It is plant-based and it comes with a scoop.

Promising review:

  • I started buying this a few months back. I am a self-taught baker and chef, frying at least once a month. And disposing of the oil was very difficult. With this solidifying agent, you just have to sprinkle it into the hot oil, wait until it cools, and then dispose of it in the regular trash. It makes for an extremely easy clean up, and is well worth the price. @DPS

House cleaning and organizing can often feel like a burden, and using the wrong or inefficient products make things even harder. That’s why it’s important to look for clever solutions.

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