Of the home items most added to Amazon wish lists, these 45 are the most clever

2022-03-26 06:28:43 By : Ms. Aimee Cai

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I’m always looking for smart ways to keep my home organized or improve my decor. Amazon is a great place to look for practical and clever home goods. In this list, we’ve collected some of the items on Amazon that are not only ingenious, but also the most frequently added to shoppers’ wish lists.

From innovative kitchen tools to accessories for your toilet, you’re sure to find something on this list to improve your home surroundings. This inventive kitchen tool combines the best part of both a spatula and a pair of tongs, so you can flip and pick up at once. This bidet attachment easily affixes to your toilet and makes going to the bathroom much more pleasant, not to mention cleaner.

Or maybe you want to improve your work-from-home setup with this lap desk for your laptop, or this mug warmer that keeps your coffee and tea at the ideal temperature.

Whatever your home needs are, you’ll almost certainly find a solution in this list of beloved Amazon products. You might even find some to add to your own shopping wish list.

Save money by making your own coffee at home with this cold brew maker. This pitcher has a glass carafe and fine mesh filter so you can fill it with your favorite coffee grounds, pop it in your fridge, and let it brew. It also works with loose leaf tea, so you can make a tasty glass of iced tea as well.

Sometimes you need to turn a light on or off from far away, and this SwitchBot smart switch makes it much easier. If you have an Alexa device, this smart switch can be connected to you can operate a switch with voice controls. “This is a great invention to automate and schedule things with a physical switch and that can’t be controlled by a smart plug,” wrote one reviewer.

A weighted blanket is a great way to relax and relieve stress and anxiety. This weighted blanket is reversible, so you can alternate between a soft microfiber side to a fluffy and plush side. The blanket comes in several neutral colors as well as different weight levels, depending on your preference.

Traditional power strips often don’t work with the number of chords and plugs we use nowadays. This surge protector power strip has outlets on four different sides, including eight 3-prong outlets and four USB charging ports. This strip can also be mounted on the wall, so it can be used anywhere in the home.

Two of the most useful tools in the kitchen are a spatula and tongs, so it only makes sense to combine them. These Clever Tongs have a built-in spatula so you can grab a piece of food from the sides and from beneath. The tongs are made from a nonstick and heat-resistant silicone that is easy to clean.

Freezing meat is a great way to preserve it... until you realize it’s dinner time and you forgot to let it thaw. Setting your meat on this defrosting tray pulls in heat faster than just setting it on a plate. The set comes with silicone feet to keep the tray elevated as well as a silicone basting brush and scrubbing tool.

A lap desk can be a handy way to work from a chair, couch, or bed. This lap desk has non-slip grip pads, so your laptop isn’t in danger of sliding around. It also has retractable mouse pads, so you can easily create more workspace. Weighing just over two pounds, the desk is easy to carry in a backpack or briefcase.

You don’t need any special tools or skills to install this wireless doorbell and chime. The outdoor doorbell can be attached with the adhesive or anchors that come with the kits, as well as the receiver. Choose between 50 doorbell chimes and four volume settings to give you more control. The doorbell is durable, so it will work in rain, heat, and freezing weather.

Streamline your cleaning tasks with these silicone gloves that have built-in scrubbing tools on the palms. Whether you’re scrubbing a toilet with harsh cleanings or washing your fruit and vegetables, these gloves make it easy. One reviewer even suggests that they would be “great for auto washing and pet baths!”

Watch a movie on your phone without having to squint at the small screen. This smartphone screen magnifier enlarges the image from your phone without plugging anything in or using batteries. The device has a stand to hold your phone upright and can easily be folded up for transportation.

Ensure your measurements are accurate with this digital tape measure. This tape measure has a ribbon with traditional tape measure markings, but it also has a digital reader that displays measurements in inches, feet, millimeters, and centimeters. The tape also has a memory function so you can store measurements without having to write them down. It’s perfect if you’re planning on any home renovation projects this year.

Scrub Daddy sponges have a cult following for their durability and versatility while scrubbing tough messes. These sponges are odor resistant, so they won’t get smelly like most sponges. They also won’t scratch your surfaces and are safe to use on cast iron, stainless steel, and nonstick pans. Plus this sponge has a refreshing lemon scent. And, who can resist that smile?

Sure, toilet paper works fine, but it doesn’t work nearly as well as this bidet attachment for your toilet. With a dial that lets you adjust the water pressure, this bidet will help you save money on toilet paper and leave you feeling clean and refreshed. You can also adjust the angle of the spray to make sure it gets the job done.

Brighten up your TV watching experience with these LED light strips. Just place these lights around the back of your TV and it will provide richer colors and greater contrast to your viewing. The strips have adjustable brightness and can also be used for lighting other parts of the house like your closet or stairs.

Change the way you wake up with an alarm clock that projects the time onto the ceiling. This alarm clock has a built-in FM radio along with charging ports that you can plug your phone into. Having the time projected above is a great way to see how early (or late) it is while you’re still comfortably in bed.

Become your own favorite bartender with this cocktail shaker set that has everything you need to get started. Made from stainless steel, this set has a built-in strainer and comes with a jigger for measuring cocktail ingredients. The shaker can make between two to three cocktails at once and it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Using and throwing out dryer sheets can be costly and wasteful. These dryer balls are made from 100% wool and help soften fabric and reduce static cling. But unlike dryer sheets, these balls are reusable and can last up to 1,000 dryer loads. “A fantastic product that helps save money and the planet,” wrote one reviewer.

In old movies, people are always pouring a glass of scotch from a fancy bottle. This glass decanter can be your very own fancy bottle, with a 23-ounce container and a glass stopper. It’s versatile, meaning that you can use it to help better display whiskey, wine, fresh juice, or any other beverage of your choice. The bottle has sloped sides to make it easier to pour.

Keep your coffee or tea from getting too cool with this Mr. Coffee mug warmer. Small enough to fit on your desk or countertop, this warmer heats up beverages in two minutes or less, so you never have to dump a drink again. It can even be used to heat up soup for a satisfying and easy work lunch.

I’m always guilty of having several snack bags open at once, but that also means that sometimes they get stale before the bag is finished. This mini heat sealer makes it easy to reseal your bags of chips, cookies, or any other bagged snack. The device is battery-operated and has a hook so you can conveniently hang it around your kitchen.

Keep your ears warm while listening to music at the same time with this headphone headband. This headband can be worn while running or walking outside, but it’s also handy for wearing in bed if you want to listen to music or podcasts as you fall asleep without hurting your ears. The headphones are rechargeable and each charge lasts 10 hours.

If you find yourself standing in front of the sink doing dishes for a long time, or if you work at a standing desk, then you might want one of these anti-fatigue cushion mats. Designed to improve your balance and posture, this mat supports you with its cushioned base, so you don’t get tired from standing.

Whether you’re at home or on the go, this portable fabric steamer makes it easy to remove wrinkles and creases from your clothing. This steamer heats up in 30 seconds and can run for up to 15 minutes of continuous steaming. The steamer has a leak-proof design and also comes with a handy lint brush.

Keep yourself warm and toasty with this Amazon Basics mini space heater. This compact heater is small enough to fit on your table or desk and heats up in just a few seconds. One of the best features about this heater is that it includes tip-over protection, which automatically shuts down the device if it falls over. It comes in four colors, so it’s easy to match with your home decor.

Store your pasta, rice, granola, and any other dry goods in these airtight containers. The containers come in a set of seven, with various sizes included. The set also comes with black labels and a white marker, so you can get your pantry extra organized. Need another reason to put them in your cart? They’re designed for easy stacking, meaning you can actually end up saving a ton of pantry space.

You’ll never need to use a disposable straw again with this set of 10 silicone straws. The straws come with their own carrying case and a cleaning brush, so you can keep them with you and ready to use. They work with both hot and cold drinks and are also dishwasher safe — and of course, environmentally friendly.

I have a magnetic knife bar in my kitchen and it’s been a gamechanger. This stainless steel bar can hold your knives so they’re always at the ready, but it can also hold other metal utensils like whisks, scissors, and spatulas. The bar is easily mounted to the wall with just a few screws, making it a quick and easy way to save some space.

Ensure that your phone is clean with this UV sanitizing device. The sanitizer fits most common smartphones and works in just 15 minutes. It also doubles as a wireless charger and can be used for other small objects, like your headphones or wallet. The device is compact, making it ideal for travel.

Some of the tastiest foods leave strong smells on your hands, like garlic and onions. This stainless steel soap easily removes strong scents from your hands by binding them with sulfur. The bar also comes with a holder so you can keep it by your sink like regular soap. But unlike soap, this is built to last forever.

Electric kettles are so handy to have in your kitchen because they heat up water much faster than the stove. This gooseneck kettle has a long and slender spout which makes for a more precise pour, so your hot water doesn’t spill. The kettle automatically shuts off after the water starts boiling. It’s the best way to get a fresh cup of tea in mere minutes.

Using these silicone food bags is a great way to reduce your single-use plastic consumption. The bags can be used to hold snacks, leftovers, or lunch items and are safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher. The bags also have a flat bottom so they can stand upright, making them easier to fill and store.

Floss can be tricky to use, but this cordless water flosser easily gets in between your teeth to remove food and plaque. The flosser has four settings and is designed to be extra quiet so you don’t wake up the rest of the house while caring for your teeth. It also comes with interchangeable nozzles, so multiple people in your household can safely use it.

There can never be too many cutting boards in the kitchen. These bamboo cutting boards come in a set of three with varying sizes. The boards have grooves to catch liquids from running off the board while you’re cooking. And since they’re not plastic, these bamboo boards won’t accumulate knife marks.

If your closet is filled to the brink with clothes, you might try one of these space-saving clothes hangers. The hangers can hold up to five items and have hooks on either side so they can hang vertically or horizontally. “I found these and it's like my hanging space quadrupled!” raved one reviewer.

If you want to clean the air in your home or office but don’t want a bulky device that takes up space, then this mini air purifier will come in handy. The purifier is compact enough that it can easily fit on a desk or table without taking up much space. It helps filter out particles including dust, pollen, and pet dander.

No one wants to trip down a dark flight of stairs. These LED lights can be mounted with adhesive tape or screws and can easily attach to your steps to help light the way. The best part is they’re activated by a motion sensor, so you don’t have to fumble for the light switch in the dark. The lights are battery-operated and come in a pack of three.

Workout tools like this yoga wheel are a great way to mix up your workout routine. This wheel supports up to 550 pounds and can be used for balancing, stretching, and strengthening. It also comes with a matching yoga strap, which can be used for even more stretching. It also comes with a workout guide with suggestions on how to use the wheel.

When you’re running late, the last thing you want to do is to be fumbling with your shoes at the last minute. This shoehorn set makes it easy to slip on your shoes so you can get out the door faster. It comes in a set of three, which includes a 4” mini shoehorn that’s perfect for traveling.

Dogs have a tendency to eat and drink with vigor, which can cause their bowls to move and spill. This set of stainless steel dog bowls has a nonslip rubber base, so the bowls stay in place. They’re dishwasher safe and can hold up to 32 ounces.

If your entryway is anything like mine, then it has a pile of disorganized shoes. This two-tier bamboo shoe rack makes it easy to organize your shoes, and it looks good while doing it. The rack has a minimalist design and can hold about six pairs of shoes, with a raised bottom shelf to slide smaller shoes underneath the rack.

Whether you want to elevate your legs to relieve discomfort or provide more support for your back, this wedge pillow made from rayon is an enjoyable option. Crafted to sit at a 45-degree incline, this pillow helps encourage better circulation. It even has a removable cover for easy washing. “It's soft but firm enough your legs don't sink,” wrote one reviewer.

Make your home feel like a movie theater concession stand with this microwave popcorn maker. Just put your kernels into this popcorn maker (no oil necessary) and you’ll have a tasty snack in just a few minutes. The bowl is collapsible for easy storage and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Oven mitts are one of those things that you can never have enough of. This set comes with two silicone oven mitts and two pot holders, so there will always be one on hand when you need it. The mitts and pot holders have a silicone layer for better gripping and better protection for your hands.

Regular ring lights are bulky and take up space, but this ring light is designed to attach to your phone or laptop. Use the ring to take perfectly well-lit selfies or light up your video calls. The light is rechargeable and small enough to fit in your coat or purse. It has three light settings, so you can choose which one you prefer in any given situation.

Help keep cold air out of your house with this door draft stopper that closes the gap under your front door. The stopper also works to keep out heat, lights, and sounds from drifting in. They are covered in a herringbone wool fabric, so they can blend in with the rest of your home decor. Even better, with the loops, you can hang it right on the doorknob when it’s not in use.