If you don't check out the product reviews before buying something, you're probably pretty new to online shopping. You should always read the reviews. If you're ever on the fence about something, they'll tell you what's up so that you don't waste your money. Or, in my case, I like to take decorating ideas from the photos that reviewers upload. And let me tell you, what some of these reviewers did is seriously impressive.
How impressive are we talking? Well, for starters there's a lady who was able to completely redo her cabinets for less than $50. That's right — she basically redid her whole kitchen for less than the price of dinner out with friends. But that's not all I've found; there are also cool furniture upgrades, ways to remove tough stains, and even sprays that get your stainless appliances spotless. But why take my word for it? Keep scrolling to check out all these seriously impressive products — and a bunch of their before-and-after photos — for yourself!
This Contact Paper That Holds Up Against Water
Amazon / Natalie Evans
If I've said it once, then — well, I've said it once. But I'll say it again anyway: this roll of contact paper is an absolute game-changer when it comes to updating your home. It's made from tough vinyl that holds up against water, to the point where I've accidentally left puddles on it overnight without any issues come morning. Use it on counters, on tabletops, or even as an accent wall!
The Makeup Organizer That Holds A Lot Of Stuff
Amazon / Flawless Imperfection Beauty
With adjustable shelves that can fit basically any bottle, this makeup organizer is the best thing to ever happen to messy vanities. Just look at the photo above to see how much it's able to fit — then be amazed at how much space you can see is still available. And since it rotates, it's easy to reach all your stuff.
This Peel-And-Stick Backsplash That Packs A Punch
Amazon / Seth
Don't shell out the big bucks to get your kitchen renovated — just slap this peel-and-stick backsplash up, and boom! Your kitchen instantly looks like it's from 2021 instead of 1921. The tiles are moisture- and heat-resistant, while stains easily wipe off with a damp cloth. And since they'll stick to all sorts of surfaces, installation is a total breeze.
A Lazy Susan Turntable That You Need For Your Cabinets
Amazon / CeeCee
Grab a couple of these lazy Susan turntables, and you can completely transform your cabinets so that it's easy to reach everything. The bins are removable, while the stainless steel ball bearings allow the table to spin smoothly. "I even bought these for my work and blew people's minds," wrote one reviewer. "They had no idea that we could save so much space in our cabinets. They loved them."
This Rack That Can Handle Dishes, Pans, Lids, And More
Amazon / Ann Lovell Riner
This rack can handle anything, as long as it's a dish, lid, pot, or some other sort of cookware. It can't do your taxes, obviously — nor can it clean your home or change diapers. But it is really sturdy, and there's enough space for up to eight plates. Personally? I've got it in one of my cabinets, and it's totally revamped how my dishes look when stored.
A Shelf Liner You Can Use For SO Much More
Amazon / CamIAm
You can use this adhesive shelf liner to keep glassware from falling, or even use it to update old furniture as you see above. It's available in five different colors to suit any kitchen, and the surface easily wipes clean with a damp cloth if it ever gets dirty. Speaking of which, I've also got these in my cabinets — they're great for hiding drips and water stains.
This Spray That Gets Rid Of Gross Pet Stains
Amazon / L
We've all been there: your pet pees in the corner once. Then twice. And then — oh no, now it's a habit. Go ahead and freak out for a minute, then buy this professional-strength odor eliminator. It's perfect for gross pet stains, while the color-safe formula is safe to use around animals and kids. And as you can see above, it works better than the stuff you'll find in stores.
A Shelf Liner Without The Adhesive Backing
Amazon / Kate
Available in 20 different patterns — including a gorgeous Fleur de Lis in gray — this shelf liner is a non-adhesive alternative to the one I showed you before. Why skip the adhesive? If you're renting, you might want to be able to take it off — and it also gives you the ability to change things up when the mood strikes.
This White Marble Subway Tile Backsplash That Sticks To The Wall
Amazon / meagan
I mean, just look at it — do I really have to say anything about this peel-and-stick backsplash? it's gorgeous, easy to install, and resistant to humidity. The adhesive backing won't peel away over time, and the white marble is so incredibly on-trend it's making me want to rip out my backsplash and throw this one up instead. That's a bad idea though, right? ....right?
This Over-The-Sink Dish Rack That Saves A Ton Of Space
Amazon / Art
Look at how much space the reviewer above was able to save, all by simply using this over-the-sink dish rack. Each order comes with seven hooks so that you can hang up your scrubbers and rags to dry, while the partitioned rack on top keeps your plates from toppling over. Plus, it's made from rust-resistant stainless steel — not flimsy plastic.
These Bamboo Dividers That Organize Messy Drawers
Amazon / Robin Raben
I've got these bamboo dividers keeping my kitchen utensils sorted, but you can use them all over your house — including your underwear drawer! The spring-loaded end instantly adjusts to fit drawers, and there are silicone pads on both ends to help prevent scratches. Choose from four finishes: natural bamboo, white, grey, or black.
A Stain Remover That Works On Red Wine
Amazon / Seannee
Spill red wine on your pants or carpet? Not a problem when you've got this stain remover. The potent formula will erase basically anything, including blood — which is great if you're a serial killer. And if murder isn't your weekend hobby? Well, you can still use it anyway. Just spray, blot, rinse, then watch as stains disappear.
This Soft Light That Won't Blind You When You Get Up At Night
Amazon / Shannon
Install this light underneath your bed, and no longer will you get stuck blinding yourself with a bright overhead light. It's motion-activated, which means it'll only turn on when you step out of bed. Plus, the LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours, so don't even think about replacing them.
This Angry Mama That Gets Your Microwave Clean
Amazon / Kristin Arriaga
Pour a mixture of vinegar and water inside of this angry mama, then pop her into the microwave for about five minutes. Steam will erupt out of her head, making it easy to wipe away all the gunk stuck to the inside of your microwave. And let's be real — you and I both know that our microwaves are way dirtier than the one above.
These Blackout Curtains That Really Work
Amazon / Dianne
If you've ever wondered whether blackout curtains really work, the proof is in the pudding — or in this case, directly above. These blackout curtains in particular are made from high-quality polyester, and they even help insulate your home against heat and sound. Plus, each order comes with two panels — not just one.
These Under-Cabinet Lights For Less Than $25
Amazon / Daniel Moyer
Why pay for fancy under-cabinet lights when you could just pop these ones up there instead? Not only do they cost less than $25, but the LED bulbs are also super-bright. Installation is easy — just peel off the adhesive backing, and the LED strips will stick wherever you put them. Choose from two light colors: warm or cool white.
An Electric Scrubber That Does The Work For You
Amazon / susan
Few things suck as much as scrubbing your tile grout clean, but you know what sucks way less? This little electronic scrubber brush. It does all the scrubbing for you so that all you really have to do is apply mild pressure — and it's even water-resistant in case you get it wet. Just supply your own AA batteries, and it's ready to go!
This Microfiber Spin Mop That Leaves Floors Shiny AF
Amazon / W. Loo
The picture speaks for itself — this spin mop does a seriously good job when it comes to getting your floors looking shiny AF. The mop head is made with absorbent microfiber that latches onto dirt and dust, while the bucket features a built-in wringer so that you don't have to get your hands dirty. "This mop picks up everything off the floor," wrote one reviewer. "Even pebbles that can be left on the floor in corners and pet hair."
These Bins That Are Perfect For Organizing Your Fridge
Via Amazon / Libbey Durkee
For some reason I am completely incapable of keeping my fridge organized — that's why I bought these bins. They're large enough to hold basically anything, including clunky jars, vegetables, or even eggs. And since each one features built-in handles, it's easy to pull them in and out.
A Shoe Organizer That Seriously Revamps Your Closet
Via Amazon / Barbara H.
Got too many shoes for your closet? Then you're gonna want this organizer. For less than $30 it gives you rows upon rows of storage space for all types of shoes — and the walls are even made from waterproof fabric. The best part about it? It can hold about 28 pairs of women's shoes or 21 pairs of men's.
These Bins That Clean Up Messy Closets
Via Amazon / vinod Mathe
Whether you've got blankets, sheets, or random clothes that are clogging up your closet, just throw 'em into these bins. The zippers keep everything inside from spilling out, while the reinforced handles on the sides make it easy to carry them around. Plus, they can even fold flat when not in use.
A Hanging Organizer That Adds Shelves To Your Closet
Via Amazon / Emily Louise
With six shelves and five drawers, this hanging organizer is a must-have if you need a little extra storage space in your closet. It's great for underwear — and since it can hold up to 30 pounds, you can even put shoes on it if you need. The fabric is tear-resistant, and reviewers loved how it was "easy to assemble."
These Hangers Made For Pants And Jeans
Via Amazon / Danielle
Made from tough stainless steel, these hangers won't let you down when it comes to saving precious closet space. The S-shape allows you to hang up to five pairs of pants, or you can even use it for scarves. Plus, the metal is smooth — so there's no need to worry about any snags.
This Wood Polish With Undeniable Results
Via Amazon / K
I mean, do I really need to write anything? The results from this polish shown in the photo above are absolutely stunning — and they're probably due to the blend of carnauba and beeswax that forms a protective coating on wood. Grab a bottle to breathe new life into your antique furniture, or even just to give your wood floors a refresh.
This Wood Repair Kit That You Can Use For SO Much More
Via Amazon / DotScott1
So this is technically a wood repair kit, but it's so versatile that reviewers found you can even use it to repair shoes. I've actually used it on my coffee table, so I can personally confirm that the results are accurate. And it's so easy to use — just select the crayon or marker that matches your wood tone, then use it to fill in any scuffs or scratches.
A Duster That Extends Really, Really Far
Via Amazon / OffColouratura
Able to extend out to a whopping 100 inches, this duster is a must-have for dirty fan blades — especially if it's been a few months since you've turned your fan on. The duster fibers are made from microfiber that attracts dirt, and you can even bend it to fit overtop awkward spots.
This Spray That Gets Your Stainless Steel Sparkling
Via Amazon / Amazon Customer
You've probably tried wiping down your stainless steel using a regular cleaning spray, which means you've definitely discovered that it does not work — so grab this spray instead. Not only is it made specifically for stainless steel, but it won't leave behind any ugly streaks when you wipe. And since each order comes with a microfiber cloth, there's no need to waste paper towels.
A Fabric Shaver That Fixes Up Old Clothes
Via Amazon / Erin
Once I buy a shirt or pair of pants, I tend to wear it until it starts developing holes — and this fabric shaver helps keep them looking presentable up until they fall apart. The shaving height is adjustable so that it's safe to use on basically any type of fabric, and you can even change the speed for extra-delicate jobs.
The Floating Shelves That Look So, So Good Above Your Toilet
Via Amazon / Lolalove
If you've got empty wall space above your toilet, why not put these shelves up? They're made from high-quality pine wood, and the bar running along the perimeter keeps your stuff from falling off. "I absolutely love these shelves!" raved one reviewer. "The color and quality are fabulous. They were easy to put up, too."
This Toilet Paper Holder Is A Step Above
Via Amazon / Rachel
Not only does this toilet paper holder feature a shelf for small items, but it's also made from classy wood. It's got an industrial design that adds style to any bathroom — and each order comes with all the hardware needed to mount it.
This Wire Basket For A Few Extra Rolls Of Toilet Paper
Via Amazon / Keana Brogdon
Hang one of these baskets from those floating shelves for a cute farmhouse look, or even let it sit on the back of your toilet. It's large enough for multiple spare rolls of toilet paper, while the built-in handles make it easy to move from room to room. Plus, it's also got a rust-resistant finish to keep it looking great in humid bathrooms.
The Magic Erasers That Can Clean Basically Anything
Via Amazon / Carrie amzshpr
Just add a little water to one of these magic erasers — it'll instantly be ready to scrub away permanent marker, dirt, crayon, or basically anything else you can think of. They power through grease with ease, yet don't leave behind any scratches. And since they're extra-thick, they even last longer than the competition.
A Spray That Melts Away Wrinkles From Clothes
Via Amazon / Julie T.
Too lazy to bust out that iron? Use this spray to melt away wrinkles from your clothes. It only takes a few spritzes, and your clothes will be looking freshly-pressed in just a few minutes. Plus, the plant-based formula is made without any harsh chemicals or sulfates.
This Thick Paint That Can Refresh Your Whole Kitchen
Via Amazon / MC
You only need one coat of this chalk paint — that's it. It's so thick that multiple coats are completely unnecessary, and it even dries within about 30 minutes. Reviewers found it great for a variety of projects, though the most impressive one was the woman who completely redid her kitchen cabinets. Way cheaper than buying new ones, no?
The Paint Pen That Refreshes Dirty Grout
Via Amazon / Ashleigh
When all the scrubbing in the world won't get your grout looking better, it might be time to just paint it over with this pen. There's enough ink inside for up to 40 meters' worth of grout, while the long-lasting formula is even stain-resistant. And with its precision applicator, it's almost too easy to just draw it on and go.
These Loops That Keep Extension Cables Looking Tidy
Via Amazon / Randy R.
If your extension cables are sitting in a jumbled pile somewhere in the garage, consider tidying things up with these loops. The high-density weave can support up to 50 pounds — and reviewers loved how well they work. "Solved my problem of how to store coiled rope, garden hoses, and extension cords," wrote one. "They are also being used to secure items like lawn chairs, multiple boat cushions, canoe wheels, compound bow case, etc., to the hooks on the wall in the garage."
A Towel Rack That Can Also Hold Wine
Via Amazon / Deb
When you've finally got some time to yourself, you'll be glad you hid a few bottles of red on this towel rack. Or, you could just use it for towels — but where's the fun in that? Soak in the tub with a fresh glass the next time you've had a long day, and you'll understand why reviewers started keeping wine in their bathrooms.