50 genius home products that cost $50 or less

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A new gadget or smartly-designed piece of furniture can improve any home.

We rounded up 50 items that will vastly improve your home — and they all cost $50 or less.

Humane spider catcher


This spider catcher offers a humane way to relocate spiders, and to do it from a safe distance. See how it works here!

Spider catcher, $39.99

Wine glasses that don't spill

Super Duper Studio

This ingenious wine glass will not spill, solving the age-old problem of spilling wine after a little too much wine.

Saturn Glasses, $50

Animal head wall planters


Bring some life into your living room with fresh plants, and give them a stylish home inside a ceramic wall planter that's shaped like an animal.

Sahel wall planter, $42

Wooden book holder


Stop flowing down the pages of your books and start keeping track of your place with the Book Hook. It's the perfect bookmark replacement, and has space to store reading glasses or a pen.

Book Hook, 29 euros

Stacking bowls and measuring cups


Save space with this super efficient nine-piece food preparation set. From mixing bowls to a colander to measuring cups, each piece stacks together perfectly.

Joseph Joseph 9 Piece Compact Mixing Bowl, Food Prep and Measuring Set, $34

Range protectors


Range protectors are the ultimate kitchen hack: instead of scrubbing off splatters, simply wipe down these non-stick liners or throw them in the dishwasher for a range that's as good as new.

Cooks Innovations Gas Range Protectors, $15

Pizza scissors

Awesome Inventions

Slice and serve pizza in one fell swoop. Now that's human ingenuity.

Pizza Scissors Spatula, $30

Cut-resistant gloves


Perfect your Top Chef-like chopping skills without the risk of cutting off your fingers thanks to these cut resistant gloves. Even better, your hands won't smell like garlic or onions.

Cut Resistant Gloves, $10

Steam lids


This whimsical silicone steam lid is microwave safe, and lets out just enough steam to prevent your dishes from boiling over.

Fred & Friends STEAM SHIP Silicone Steaming Lid, $10

Cart that climbs stairs


This cart is a dream for anyone who has ever had to schlep groceries or cleaning supplies upstairs. The wheels are designed to handle stairs and curbs, and the bag is water-repellent. See how it works here!

Stair-climbing cart, $42

Makeup and jewellery organiser

Keep all your accessories in one place with this see-through makeup and jewellery organiser. The top has compartments for lipstick, makeup brushes, and mascara, and the drawers are removable for easy access to your favourite necklaces and earrings.

Makeup and jewellery holder, $14.87

Chopping boards that come with their own storage

Bed Bath and Beyond

Cut the mess in your kitchen in half with this chopping board, which comes with three storage drawers built right in. Just chop ingredients on the bamboo surface and then slide them into its drawers for storage.

Quirky Mocubo Cutting Board, $18

Plastic martini glasses with lids


Any bartender worth their salt will tell you that proper glassware is as important as the drink inside. So forget Solo cups by the pool, with these lidded plastic martini glasses you don't need to sacrifice style.

Martini glasses, $35

Artsy bookends


A bookshelf should be a centrepiece that reflects your style -- and everything on it should too. Statuesque bookends will help keep your books standing upright while still maintaining your personal style.

Statue bookend, $38.68

'Zero gravity' lounge chair with a canopy


With an array of reclined positions to choose from, this just might be world's most comfortable outdoor lounger.

Caravan Canopy Zero Gravity Lounge Chair, $50

Clever doormat


This cute, coir fibre doormat says 'I'm sophisticated,' as well as 'I don't want you dragging dirt into my apartment.'

Stenciled Coir Doormat, $38

Magnetic oven mitts


Besides being safe in temperatures of up to 600°F, it's also super easy to store thanks to an embedded magnet. This allows you to attach the mit to any metal surface.

OXO Good Grips Silicone Oven Mitt with Magnet, $15

Non-toxic mosquito trap


Rather than douse yourself in smelly chemicals to keep mosquitoes at bay, this lantern is a chemical-free alternative that doubles as a glowing lantern. Plus, it keeps an area of around area up to 15 ft x 15 ft free of insects.

Hausbell Lantern, $26

Ring holder


There's nothing worse than having to crawl around looking for a dropped piece of jewellery under your bed or dresser. Keep rings and other small items safe with this elephant ring and trinket dish.

Elephant trinket dish, $16

A pasta measuring tool


This quirky pasta measuring device lets you choose whether you want to make enough spaghetti to feed a small child or a small horse.

I could eat a horse pasta measuring tool, $11

Waterproof notepad


Many great ideas have hatched under the drizzle of a hot shower. Thanks to this waterproof notepad, you'll never forget another great invention... or errand.

Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad, $8

A spiralizer

Bed Bath and Beyond

There's nothing like tricking your body into eating veggies when it thinks it's eating pasta. This handy spiralizer makes cutting veggies into spaghetti-like spirals easy and convenient, and comes with three blades: thick, thin and ribbon.

Veggetti Pro Table-Top Spiralizer, $25

Clip-on strainer


Ever lost half your pasta to the sink when trying to strain it? Lose no more with this clip-on pouring spout.

Silpoura Clip On Single Red Silicone Pouring Spout, $6

Grassy toothbrush holder

Spruce up your bathroom counter with a toothbrush holder that looks like a patch of grass. It also makes a great bedside stand for glasses and pens. Comes in green and white.

Grassy toothbrush holder, $8.99

Veggie keeper


Is there anything worse than limp lettuce? Luckily, this lettuce keeper will keep your salad fresh and crisp for longer. Plus, it doubles as a colander and features 16 different moisture settings for various vegetables.

Progressive International Lettuce Keeper, $40

An auto-measure spice rack


Forget the measuring spoons: this spice rack has 12 removable spice compartments that each have a measuring dial, which dispenses the exact amount of spice needed.

KitchenArt Pro Auto-Measure Spice Carousel, $27

Laundry hat shaper

Bed Bath and Beyond

Keep that sweaty baseball from getting crushed in the laundry with the Cap Washer. Also useful for keeping hats in shape while travelling.

PerfectCurve Cap Washer, $4.99

Sensor-activated soap dispenser

Keep your bathroom sink area clear with this sensor-activated hand soap dispenser. It's battery-operated, and easy to refill.

Soap dispenser, $29.99

Trouser hangers

Hanger Project

These felt-covered trouser hangers are like pampering for your pants. They eliminate the risk of creasing and damage to delicate fabrics.

Set of five trouser hangers, $40

Pot with built-in strainer


Instead of pouring your pasta into a strainer and dirtying yet another item in your kitchen, this pasta pot has a strainer built right in.

Bialetti 7265 Trends Collection 5 Quart Pasta Pot, $30

Porron wine pitcher


A porron is a pitcher that's used to drink wine in Catalonia. There, friends pour wine directly into each other's mouths at parties. It's the classiest way to shotgun wine.

Glass Porron wine pitcher, $30

Toilet night light

Find your way with the motion-activated IllumiBowl, a night light that turns your toilet into a disco. The light hooks onto the side of the toilet and rotates through eight colour options.

IllumiBowl toilet light, $19.97

Stacking toy bins


Keep the kids' room organised with stylish, stack-able toy baskets.

Toy stacking basket, $8

Wireless smart button


It might look like a bar of soap, but the Flic is actually a smart button that can control lights, play music, or open your front door. The button works with iOS and Android devices.

Flic buttons, $34

Tic-tac-toe shot glass set


Make drinking more fun with a game of tic-tac-toe. Take a shot when you lose or when you win. Either way, you'll have fun.

Tic-Tac-Toe shot glass set, $22

Baby shampoo guard


Eliminate bathtime tears and keep shampoo out of your little one's eyes with this shower cap. It adjusts to fit snugly around your baby's head so that you can easily wash the shampoo out of your baby's hair.

Shampoo shower bathing cap, $4.50 for 3

Mounted grocery bag dispenser


Instead of stuffing old plastic bags into a drawer (or into other old plastic bags), keep the clutter to a minimum with a wall-mounted grocery bag dispenser. The vessel stores up to 30 bags for easy reuse.

Plastic bag dispenser, $9.99

Animal knobs


Transform any boring dresser into an adorable animal safari with these animal head knobs. Choose from a giraffe, flamingo, elephant, or zebra.

Ceramic safari knobs, $10

Cheese board with hidden drawer


This bamboo cheese tray has a hidden drawer that's filled with stainless steel utensils to help you eat cheese.

Edam Square Cheese Tray, $36

4-in-one appliance cleaning set

Bed Bath and Beyond

Keep all your dish and sink-cleaning tools in one place. OXO's 4-in-1 appliance cleaning set comes with a loop brush, angled brush, chisel scraper, and flat scraper.

Kitchen appliance cleaning set, $7.99

Owl tub treads

Bed Bath and Beyond

Make the bathtub less slippery with these adorable owl tub treads. They easily stick to the bottom of your tub.

Owl tub treads, $6

Roll-up ironing pad

Bed Bath and Beyond

Instead of taking up valuable space with an ironing board, pick up a super-compact ironing pad. This one even has 'how to iron' instructions printed on the front.

Roll-up ironing pad, $19.99

Memory foam bath mat

Bed Bath and Beyond

A memory foam bath mat is not only super soft and extra comfy to stand on, it also absorbs water twice as fast as other materials.

Microdry Ultimate Performance Memory Foam Bath Mat, $15-$60

Whiskey stones


Keep your drink cool without watering it down with whiskey stones. They give a new meaning to 'on the rocks.'

On the rock 9-piece whiskey set, $36

Giant dust pan

The dust pan for outdoor, outsize messes. This debris collector is big enough to work with a standard-sized broom, making it great for sweeping leaves or other debris outside the house. It has non-skid grips and a hanging mechanism for easy storage.

Giant dust pan, $12.98

Fabric steamer


This handheld steamer is versatile enough to be used on fragile fabrics and fabric and drapes. It heats in just two minutes for speedy use.

Handheld steamer, $29.99

Convertible drying rack

Bed Bath and Beyond

The Minky Homecare X-Wing Indoor Drying Rack has moving parts to accommodate for any wet laundry, from lingerie to a comforter.

X-Wing indoor drying rack, $39.99

United States map rug


Make the rug in your kids' room do double duty and help the kids learn geography with a colourful map of the US. It's educational decor.

Fun Time travel map area rug, $18

Cuddly sound machine

Pottery Barn Kids

The Sleep Sheep is a noise machine your child can cuddle with. The stuffed animal has four soothing sounds: gentle stream, spring showers, ocean surf and whale songs.

Sleep sheep, $34

Steam mop


Get sparkling clean floors with this 2-in-one steam mop. It detaches into a handheld steamer, and can swivel to get into hard-to-reach areas. It's great on all kinds of floors, from wood to carpet.

Dirt Devil 2-in-1 steam mop, $49

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