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45 Ridiculously Useful Things Under $25 Amazon Reviewers Say They Can't Live Without

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Have you entered that stage of adulthood where you finally realize that all those appliances and gadgets your parents had around the house cost a lot of money? Hard same. As if adulthood, with all of its bills and responsibilities, weren’t enough, you have to shell out cash to outfit your home as well. Fortunately, some of the most useful products on Amazon won’t drain your entire life savings. In fact, plenty of said items can be found on Amazon for less than $25.

Lately, I’ve been able to slow down and truly hone in on my cooking skills, which has fostered a new-found appreciation for appliances and tools that makes the whole process simpler. That’s why I’ve been eyeing this mini waffle maker for a minute. It takes the guesswork out of preparing waffles that reach fluffy, golden perfection each and every time. Plus, it’s available in a variety of hues, so you can add a pop of color to your kitchen.

As you spend time at home, it also becomes crystal clear that organization is key. This three-tier organizer can be super helpful during the decluttering process, and it can be used in just about any room to store everything from spices to cosmetics to office supplies, and more. I’ve compiled a list of over 40 must-have items on Amazon that are useful and under $25. Check them out below.

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1

This Fine-Tip Pen Set That Comes In 18 Pretty Colors

Add a pop of color to any page with this 18-pack of fine-point art pens. The #1 best-selling product in the drawing pens category on Amazon, they have garnered more than 70,000 reviews and an overall 4.7-star rating. They feature a 0.38-millimeter tip and nicely pigmented water-based ink that's ideal for everything from drawing to journaling.

2

These Door Stoppers That Are Easy To Stack

These heavy-duty door stoppers come with an adhesive holder you can stick on the bottom of your door. That way, your stopper is always handy. If one of these isn’t quite tall enough for your specific door, they have a stackable design. Simply pop one on top of the other and prop open your door like normal.

3

A Stainless Steel Cold Brew Filter That Simply Needs A Mason Jar

This stainless steel filter is actually a coffee maker all on its own. All you need is a mason jar, coarse coffee grounds, and water to use this filter. You can also use it with loose leaf tea. When your coffee is ready, simply add your cream and use the mason jar as your coffee mug.

4

This Milk Frother With Astronomical Ratings

With more than 10,000 ratings, this milk frother has gained a loyal following, with reviewers praising its ability to create thick, delicious foam for hot beverages in just seconds. It’s also a handy whisk for making smoothies and shakes, making this a versatile buy. The battery-operated device even comes with a metal stand for storage.

These grippers ensure your rugs don't budge but stay firmly on the ground. They utilize reusable adhesive to prevent slippage and curling, and the best part is that they won't leave behind any sticky residue, according to the brand. So wave goodbye to rugs that curl up at the corners — which isn't just an eyesore but a tripping hazard as well.

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This Space-Saving Silverware Drawer Organizer

This compact kitchen drawer organizer is truly a godsend when you're working with limited space. Not only does it allow you to stack your utensils on top of each other to save room, but it allows you to quickly grab whatever you need by the handle. It even has little icons that let you know what's stored in each slot.

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A 2-In-1 Snow Broom With A Built-In Scraper & Storage Solution

Keep this two-in-one snow broom handy for whenever inclement weather hits. It has a built-in ice scraper that clears ice from your windshield and a non-abrasive foam head that is gentle on glass surfaces. The broom is lightweight and is complete with a bracket holder for convenient storage.

8

An Ice Crushing Kit For Elevated Cocktail Ice

Store this bag and ice mallet set next to your cocktail shaker. It’s an easy step that adds interest to your favorite cocktail recipe. Simply place your ice in the canvas bag and use the polished beechwood mallet to create crushed ice that looks elevated in your whisky sour. The durable bag also holds ice cubes for two cocktails at a time.

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A Sleek Cabinet Organizer For Any Room In Your House

Keep all your knickknacks within eyeshot with the help of this cabinet organizer. The three-tier rack can be used anywhere in your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedroom or office. It's designed with deep shelves that can store even bigger objects, and you can grab it in 10 cool colors, including pistachio, steel blue, and cream.

  • Available colors: 10

10

These Mesh Laundry Bags That Protect Your Delicates In The Wash

These mesh laundry bags will help you save lot of cash at the dry cleaners. The durable bags are perfect for your lingerie and delicate items that require a little extra care when being washed. Simply pack them with your items, zip, and toss in the washing machine and dryer. They're available in a slew of size options and can be purchased in white or a blue dot pattern.

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The Handheld Clothes Steamer Reviewers Swear By

Do yourself and your wardrobe a favor and invest in this handheld steamer. Trust me. It's affordable, lightweight, and super effective at keeping your clothes wrinkle free. The device is designed with a long 9-foot power cord that gives you plenty of room to move around, and it can steam for 15 continuous minutes before needing to be refilled. "Cannot express how much I love it," wrote one reviewer. "Super easy and convenient to use and does a great job."

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These Nonstick Baking Mats That Don't Need To Be Greased

Roll up your sleeves and get your baking on with these nonstick mats. Made from silicone, they're heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit and let you bake without the use of sprays, oils, or parchment paper. Plus, they're easy to clean, so you don't have to worry about food getting baked onto your pans.

Step your organization skills up a notch with this pan and lid rack. It comes with six steel dividers that can be adjusted to fit items of varying sizes, and the nonslip protective feet keep it in place. And if you're a dedicated chef who doesn't mind spending a little more cash, the rack is also available in a larger expandable version.

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A Sleek Cocktail Shaker Set That Resists Rust

If you only make cocktails every once in a while, this cocktail shaker set is really all you’ll need. It comes with a measure, a digital recipe book, and a shaker that’s complete with a lid and a strainer. Each element is made of stainless steel to avoid rusting and for a sleek look.

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The Scrapers That Clean Your Cast Iron Pans

Keep your cast iron skillet in pristine condition with these pan scrapers. The tiny but mighty tools are designed with notches and curves that gently rid the skillet of excess food and grime but without removing seasoning. They're heat-resistant up to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and are dishwasher-safe.

16

These Genius Silicone Stretch Lids That Replace Plastic Wrap

Ditch your plastic cling wrap and opt for these reusable silicone stretch lids instead. The pack includes six lids in varying sizes, all made from BPA-free silicone, and you can stretch them across bowls, plates, glassware, and jars. This is a great way to preserve everything from fruit and vegetables to sauces and meats.

17

A 3-Tier Shelf That Will Help Organize Your Cabinets

Let's be honest, sometimes cabinets can turn into a catchall for random cups, plates, and containers, and it can end up being a mess. Luckily, this three-tier corner shelf helps keep things a bit more organized. The sturdy iron rack not only declutters, but frees up extra space for more efficient storage, since you can stack items on top of each other.

18

A Set Of Travel Towels That Are Odor-Resistant

Keep this set of lightweight travel towels in your car or bag for the pool, camping, your workout, or even as an extra blanket if you’re cold. Each one absorbs four times its weight, and these towels resist odors, so they won’t start to smell in your bag. They come with a mesh bag, and there are eight colors to choose from.

19

A Compact Gadget That Makes Mini Donuts In Minutes

Satisfy your pastry cravings in a flash with this Dash Mini Donut Maker. It’s designed to make seven tiny donuts in just a matter of minutes and is so simple to use. And when you’re done, cleanup is no problem thanks to the nonstick plates.

20

The Clip-On Strainer That Makes Draining So Easy

How clever is this clip-on strainer? It's designed to snap onto the edge of any pot or bowl, so you can use both hands to tip it over and strain. Just as good, it takes up so much less cupboard space than a standard strainer. It's dishwasher-safe and comes in bright colors like red and lime green.

21

An Adjustable Tablet Stand For Easy Viewing

Place your tablet on this adjustable metal stand to help combat neck and hand fatigue. Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, it has rubber feet that protect surfaces from scratches, and it can be used for vertical and horizontal viewing. The tablet stand is available in black, rose gold, and silver.

22

A White Noise Machine That Will Help Soothe You To Sleep

Perfect for anyone looking for a good night's sleep, this sleek white noise machine is programmed with 25 soothing sounds that include lullabies and nature sounds. It also has a built-in night light and a timer that will automatically power down the device after you've drifted off to dreamland. Gets yours in white or black.

23

This Door Draft Stopper That Keeps Out The Chill

This door draft stopper is made from adjustable silicone that easily slides onto the base of any standard-sized door, where it keeps the heat inside during the colder months and blocks the hot air during the warmer months. It's engineered with waterproof adhesive that stays put through all weather conditions, and it's available in black, brown, gray, and white.

24

This Comfortable VR Headset That Lets You Adjust Your View

This virtual reality headset has a soft nose pad, breathable foam, and an adjustable strap, so it’s comfortable the entire time you’re wearing it. This headset has a secure spot for your phone, and it’s compatible with multiple iPhones, Androids, and a few drones. It also lets you adjust your view to prevent a distorted image.

25

A Multipurpose Over-The-Door Organizer

If you have a lot of loose items around your house (I mean, who doesn’t?), an over-the-door organizer can be a huge help. The storage accessory is designed with 24 vinyl compartments that can be used to store everything from accessories to office supplies to bathroom essentials. Plus, by hanging it on the door you’ll save precious space in crowded rooms. The organizer is available in white, black, or brown.

26

The Memory Foam Bath Mat That Feels Like Walking On Clouds

There’s no better feeling that stepping out of the shower and onto this plush memory foam bath mat. It has a soft, velvety microfiber layer that quickly absorbs water and ensures it doesn’t linger at the surface, and it also features a nonslip backing that prevents skidding. Snag yours in over a dozen vibrant colors including blue, camel, and lavender.

  • Available sizes: 7
  • Available colors: 20

27

A Power Strip Cube With Over 25,000 Reviews

With over 25,000 reviews and an overall 4.8-star rating, shoppers have declared this power strip cube a must-have. It includes three AC outlets and three USB ports in a single compact hub, and for flexibility, you can plug in from multiple sides. The strip has overload protection to keep devices and appliances safe, and it's available in two sizes: 5 feet and 8 feet.

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The Laptop Stand That Prevents Muscle Tension

Help limit a sore neck and eyestrain with this laptop stand. It elevates your device by several inches, so you don't have to hunch over while working, which can help keep your muscles from freezing up. The stand is sturdy but lightweight and can fit laptops sized anywhere between 10 to 17 inches.

29

This Hot Air Brush That Makes Blowouts A Breeze

This hot air brush is lets you dry and style your hair at the same time, and since it comes with two barrels — a 1-inch barrel and a 1.5-inch barrel — you can choose how much volume you get. The brush is designed with a ceramic coating and ionic technology to help prevent heat damage while leaving hair with a smooth finish. The brush is lightweight, easy to use, and has a tangle-resistant swivel cord. One reviewer wrote: "Makes styling your hair so much easier than juggling a blow dryer and a round brush."

30

An Electric Egg Cooker That Prepares A Quick & Healthy Breakfast

Prepare the perfect eggs every time with this electric cooker. It can cook up to six eggs at once, exactly to your liking, whether that's poached, omelets, or soft, medium, or hard boiled. The best part is the shells come out ready to be peeled, so you won't have to struggle with the final step in the preparation process.

31

The Sneaker Balls That Keep Your Footwear Smelling Fresh

Don't let the smiley faces fool you — these sneaker deodorizer balls are tough on smells and will keep your kicks smelling fresh. Simply twist the ball, and it will immediately release a fresh scent that can last for up to six months. Aside from the smiley faces, you can also opt for other styles, like a tie-dye option or mini basketballs.

32

This Refrigerator Dry Erase Board For Planning Each Week

Add this magnetic dry erase board to your refrigerator and plan out each week without searching for your paper planner. The stain-resistant layout lets you fill in dates, tasks, and even make lists at the bottom like your grocery list. This planner also comes with dry erase markers, so you won’t need to search for a pen either.

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The Wool Dryer Balls That Speed Up Drying Time

These reusable dryer balls are made from 100% wool and are an eco-friendly alternative to fabric softeners and dryer sheets. They cut down drying time and help soften laundry without the use of harsh ingredients. Unlike softeners and dryer sheets, they’re also scent-free. So, they’re nicer to sensitive skin. This reusable option works on so many fabrics, even including neoprene.

34

An Adhesive LED Light Strip You Can Bend & Trim

Bend and trim this LED light strip to fit behind your TV, under your kitchen cabinets, or above a closet shelf. It’s complete with a 3M adhesive backing and a USB at the end. This lighting setup comes with a remote that’s easy to store in your living room next to your TV remote.

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This Portable Charger That Quickly Powers Devices On The Go

This portable charger ensures your devices never run out of power while you're on the go. It's small, compatible with Android and iOS devices, and charges quickly. Each purchase comes with a travel pouch and a micro-USB cable. Get yours in black, blue, red, or white.

36

A Doorbell Kit That’s Completely Wireless

This long-range doorbell kit is completely wireless and is easy to see with its LED light accents. Mount it next to your front door with the included double-sided tape or screws, and you’re ready for visitors. Just be sure to pick one of the 50 chime sounds and four volume settings before you invite someone over.

37

The Kitchen Tool That Pits & Slices Avocados

Slice and dice your avocado like a pro with this three-in-one slicer. The kitchen tool splits, pits, and then cuts your avocado into uniform pieces. It has a nonslip grip that gives hands a firm hold, and the blade is designed to cut through the fruit but isn't sharp to the touch. Once you're done, place it on the top rack of the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

This glass oil and vinegar set is complete with built-in filters hidden inside each lid. These filters make this set perfect for dreaming up your own infused olive or avocado oil because the infusing spices won’t pour into your pan while you cook. You’ll also get measurements on the side and BPA-free pouring spouts.

Store any and every type of leftover in these glass meal-prep containers because you’ll never have to worry about staining them. borosilicate glass is baking-friendly, freezer-ready, and stain-resistant. The glass design also means they stay odor-free after every run in the dishwasher. You’ll also get matching and stackable leakproof lids.

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These Memory Foam Slippers You Won't Want To Take Off

These memory foam slippers are the stuff dreams are made of. They're designed with breathable knit uppers, plush memory foam insoles, and anti-skid rubber outsoles that give you firm footing. They're lightweight, warm, comfortable, and can be worn both indoors and outdoors.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 16
  • Available colors: 6

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A Knee Pillow That Helps Reduce Back Pain

If you're a side sleeper, you can turn to this memory foam knee pillow for a more comfortable night of sleep. It has an ergonomic design that supports the legs and improves spine alignment, so you don't wake up with a sore back. Plus, the memory foam molds to your body for totally tailored support.

42

The Bluetooth Headband That Lets You Listen To Music While You Sleep

These Bluetooth headphones aren't your average headphones. They're built into a soft headband that you can both work out in and comfortably wear to bed at night. (You can even sleep on your side wearing it.) It has built-in controls and can operate for up to 10 hours on a full charge. Get yours in seven colors, including black, gray, and purple.

Why squeeze your own toothpaste, when this automatic dispenser can do it for you? Utilizing suction power, i's durable, convenient, and easy to install. Simply mount it to the wall using the adhesive strip, and you're good to go. It's available in black, pink, and gray.

44

The Dish-Drying Rack That Rolls Up When Not In Use

This dish-drying rack will be especially useful if you're working with limited space in your kitchen. Made from durable, rust-proof stainless steel with silicone tips that grip the counter, it can be used to drain fruits, vegetables, and dishes, and then rolled up when no longer in use.

45

These Genius Silicone Gap Covers That Fit Between Your Stove & Counter

These stove-counter gap covers will go a long way in keeping your kitchen clean. The covers help prevent grease and gunk from slipping between your counter and stove (where it's difficult to clean), and they're heat resistant up to 460 degrees Fahrenheit. Made from soft, flexible silicone they can be easily be trimmed to fit your space.

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