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Different day, same clutter. It’s easy to get stuck into a home routine — especially if you’re spending more time at home than anywhere else because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
You cook the same meals, use the same products and, eventually, get used to the stack of mail by the front door and the pile of clothes on that chair in your bedroom. (You know the one — the “chairdrobe”).
Figuring out clever ways tackle your clutter zones can be time consuming and costly — but it doesn’t have to be. There are cheap ways to make your home tidier, more organized and work for your lifestyle. You just have to know where to start.
That’s why we’ve pulled together a guide to the affordable Amazon buys every home needs, from kitchen gadgets and closet organizers, to space-savers and cheap Amazon products that’ll make your home feel less chaotic. Happy organizing.
Below, 20 practical home finds on Amazon under $20:
These over-cabinet-door organizers for kitchens and bathrooms
Whether you have a small kitchen or a big one, you could always use more tools to keep your drawers and cabinets organized. These over-cabinet-door organizers are perfect for storing foil and plastic wrap, cutting boards, lids to pots and pans, and extra trash bags. Put one in your bathroom cabinet to store your blow dryer and hair tools. Just make sure to measure your cabinet's dimensions, especially if it has shelves inside, to make sure this will fit. Get it on Amazon.
These silicone stretch lids, to replace foil and plastic wrap
If your Tupperware drawer is a nightmare, consider adding some of these silicone stretch lids to your food storage rotation. They'll replace the need for aluminum foil and plastic wrap, and one lid can replace a handful of missing Tupperware lids. This set of 12 stretch lids comes with seven different sizes, some big enough to fit over your largest stock pot, and some small enough to fit on a coke can. They're also dishwasher and freezer safe. Get them on Amazon.
This smart gadget is a godsend for small bathrooms and kitchens. Use it to give yourself just a little extra counter space for those gadgets you use every day. Add one to your kitchen where you charge your phone to keep it clear of possible spills and messes. Get it on Amazon.
You know that junk drawer in your kitchen that's littered with loose batteries? No more. This (genius!) battery organizer will store all of those loose batteries — up to 93 of them, to be exact. It also comes with a battery tester, so you can make sure the ones you're storing actually do still have some juice left in them. Get it on Amazon.
A stylish way to organize your fridge
Chances are you're buying more groceries these days since you're probably home more. Your fridge might be more cluttered than ever. These fridge storage drawers hook underneath your fridge's shelves to create mini drawers you can use to store produce, eggs, deli items and anything else that needs organizing. Each order includes three pieces. Get them on Amazon.
An entryway organizer for mail, keys and face masks
The key to a tidy home is creating storage solutions for the spaces that are always cluttered — especially the entryway This organizer will store mail, keys and even masks so all your essentials are ready to grab as you head out the door. Get it on Amazon.
To replace plastic wrap, these Bee's Wrap bee's wax reusable food wraps
Ditch plastic wrap in favor of this reusable, eco-friendly wrap made of organic cotton and bee's wax. Use them on produce, bread, cheese and whatever else you would typically wrap up in plastic. The bee's wax creates a natural seal around the food with the heat of your skin. Just avoid using hot water on them when you rinse them so you get the longest use out of them. Get them on Amazon.
A collapsible laundry basket
Who has room for bulky plastic laundry baskets? This collapsible laundry basket is designed to be used when you need it, and forgotten about when you don't. Store it in the closet or next to your washer/dryer when it's not laundry day. Get it on Amazon.
One-touch, stick-on lights to use just about anywhere
These stick-on lights are an easy way to upgrade pretty much any space in your home. Use them to add under-cabinet lighting to your kitchen counters. Place them in a bookshelf, hutch or display cabinet to show off your prized possessions. Or stick a few in the dark corners of your closet so you don't have to dig around for that favorite sweater you can never find. Get them on Amazon.
A basic sewing kit, for emergencies
Missing buttons, loose seams and small tears. With a basic sewing kit, you can fix them all. This 130-piece sewing kit includes everything you need to do minor sewing repairs at home, including 38 spools of multicolored thread, pins, scissors and clips. Buy one now and it'll last for years. Get it on Amazon.
This weird gel for detailed cleaning
This cleaning gel is marketed for car detail cleaning (air vents, console, etc.), but it can also be used around the house in hard-to-clean spaces. Use it on keyboards, in fans, on speakers and other tight corners where dust builds up. It's a top-seller for a reason. Get it on Amazon.
An over-the-door organizer for those items you leave around the house
You might think of over-the-door organizers for hanging bathroom towels and robes or for storing coats and jackets, but they can be used in pretty much any room in the house to collect those things you leave lying around. Add one to your closet door to store those half-clean, half-dirty clothes that normally end up piled on a chair in your bedroom. Use one in the kitchen to store totes bags for the grocery store, or hang a net bag from it and use it as a hanging produce stand. There are endless ways to make an over-door hook work for you. Get it on Amazon.
A way to organize your cluttered spice cabinet once and for all
The Spicy Shelf spice rack is perhaps one of the most useful spice storage solutions out there. It creates two elevated rows of spice storage that sits along the perimeter of your spice cabinet, freeing up the middle area for larger pantry staples like oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, and canned goods. Get it on Amazon.
A rug gripper, for that one rug that never stays in place
You don't realize the importance of a rug gripper until you don't have one. Whether it's for a new entryway rug or a huge area rug, a gripper will prevent you from having to rearrange it every morning. Plus, it makes vacuuming much easier. Get it on Amazon.