Whether you are starting out in your first home, purchasing a new home, or years into your home, it can be difficult to imagine the items that best help. Time is the best way to get to know your home and the things you need to live an easier, happy life in it. However, I want to recommend a few of my favorite things that truly feel like life hacks when it comes to saving time, money, living a non-toxic life, cleaning and overall creating happiness in the home. Enjoy!
1. Refrigerator Organizer Bins
While these aren’t anything unique, they entirely changed the way we even buy food over the last few years. Our fridge now has a system for us to best take inventory, meal plan and maximize the space. This set is a great starter option with the ability to add on!
2. Eufy Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
For quick messes or small spaces, this handheld vac saves the day! So many benefits from this specific brand from affordability, charging, to storage.
3. Chom Chom Pet Hair Remover
An amazing tool to have an all in one process, safe for all materials. This tool rolls and picks up the hair all in one!
4. Our Place Kitchen Products
This always pan has gone viral for a reason. Another favorite partner of mine, Our Place, created a pan that replaces 8 different pans, all in a non-toxic and non-stick manner. It looks great on a stove top with many color options and speeds up the entire cooking process while reducing waste of ingredients and water! On top of that, I have expanded my collection to the pot, and mini versions of each. In addition, all of the food storage, glassware and knives are the best!
5. Furbo Dog Camera
This camera is great for dogs of all ages! Being able to be in another room, out for an errand or the majority of the day with full peace of mind to check in is invaluable. A plus is the ability to talk to them, record, dispense treats and detect humans! It looks great on a shelf, too.
6. Indoor Light Timer and/or Smart Plugs
An oldie but goodie when it comes to additional layers of safety and security. We will always have an indoor light timer for when we go out of town to give the illusion that folks are in the home! Another great option, especially for hard to reach outlets, is a smart plug that connects via bluetooth to your phone.
7. Hand Blender Set
I got this as a housewarming gift and still use it to this day! From smoothies to an immersion blender and quickly chopping veggies, it is invaluable. Feel like a pro and save so much time and effort when it comes to cooking!
8. Apple USB Hub
For those with Apple laptops, this small tool is so mighty to be able to utilize USB devices and carry additional pieces of technology. I plug this in with a card reader to edit all of my photos easily. Get a much more technical description at the link!
9. Silicone Utensil Set
Functional decor is my drug and this set fits the bill! We have had it for years and it still looks brand new, marrying looks and ability to help us get all things accomplished in the kitchen.
10. Shark Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum
With a bigger house, the need for a legit vacuum arose! After much research, any of the Shark life-away pet offerings are the best option for our busy home, full of golden retriever hair. It has made such a difference to easily take care of small spaces, sofas etc. Ours is below!
11. Cordless Area Light w/ USB Charger
In the case of a power outage, this is a great item to have on-hand to light up a space for a long period of time. The charger is a plus!
12. Folding Step Stool
For tall closets and pantry shelves, this reduces the struggle to take or put items back in an organized fashion. The compact nature of it when folded is amazing for storage.
13. Sonos Speaker
It will be very hard to convert this household to another speaker brand! We have multiple Sonos throughout the home and can’t say enough great things about the sound, connectivity and ease of use via devices. Love the compact look of a white speaker on a shelf, too.
14. 10ft iPhone Charger Cables
Charging cords can get pricey, but these do the trick and look great to blend into floors given your color choice. The 10ft is best for bedrooms, living rooms and offices.
15. Burst Electric Toothbrush
We’ve had these for years and have never had to replace it. The brush heads are auto shipped to you at an affordable price. The settings on it are great for teeth of all sensitivities.
16. Desktop Phone Stand
An oldie but goodie for the work from home life. Take calls, watch videos or listen to a podcast in an organized fashion. It has a slot for a charging cord to use at all times and comes in many colors!
17. Wool Dryer Balls
Make an easy switch from toxic dryer sheets to wool dryer balls, utilizing essential oils for scents. These are not only safe but speed up drying times by separating your clothes!
18. Battery Operated Depiller
From chairs to clothing, this tool has been in our home for years and makes items look good as new. Easily and safely take fuzz and pills off of fabrics.
19. Ceramic Box Cutter
This box cutter is a game changer, it safely allows you to open boxes much faster with the ceramic blade and handle.
20. Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
I use this for rugs and cushions and it has not failed me! It’s compact and extremely straight forward in terms of setup and cleanup, done in minutes. The dirty water is always oddly satisfying.
21. Rug Pad Non-Slip Washable Grippers for Rug
These are the only option that has worked against a dog that runs around through halls, over rugs! They hold up on both wood and ceramic tile.
22. 9-in-1 Deluxe Vegetable Chopper
This thing has saved me so much time in the kitchen! You can chop basically everything and it’s very easy to clean!
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