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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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