24 Products Under $30 That’ll Totally Upgrade Your Home In A Snap
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A quick and affordable upgrade might be exactly what your home needs.
Promising review: "I had a mess of cables on the table next to my bed, and if you pulled one too much, the chargers would fall. This keeps everything in place. It is very LARGE, I didn't expect it to be that big, but it holds a full-size surge protector, and I'm able to plug in everything in there! It's very helpful!" —Patrick Pflaumer
Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).
The tiles are water-resistant and washable. To apply, just peel the backing and stick to a clean floor. You don't need any special tools or even grout.
Promising review: "I've only had these on my bathroom floor for a month or so, but they seem like they'll hold up. They were a bit of a pain in the ass to cut, but I didn't have the best tools or patience. The price is bananas for how good these look! They really transformed the room for cheap." —Picky Bargain Mom
Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.15.
The film is made from vinyl/PVC film and is water-resistant. To apply, you cut the film to the size you need, remove the backing paper, put it on any dry and flat surface using a D-C-Fix smoother, and it will look as good as new.
Promising review: "Wow!!! I can't believe how much this brightened up our bathroom!! The paper is very thick and seems very durable!! It looks beautiful! It is mostly easy to install. Just takes some patience. I watched videos on how other people did it first before attempting it myself which I think really helped!! Using a blow dryer to smooth it on helps prevent bubbles from getting caught underneath the paper. This cheap update made such a difference!!!"—Anna F.
Get it from Amazon for $22.38.
Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had a really yellow grout. Cleaning didn’t do anything, and I saw this grout pen online. What a saver! Otherwise, I would have just hired someone to replace my shower. I used this grout pen, and my husband was so impressed :D The tip loses its shape fast, but just pull out the TIP AND FLIPPED IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "This is really handy. It really reduced my key hunting time. It's also great to stage your mail or small items such as sunglasses. It's good quality" —Jack M.
Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in two sizes and two colors).
Promising review: "These little vases look great holding fresh, artificial, or dried flowers or herbs. Alone or in groups on a nightstand or a luncheon table, you can enjoy their pretty colors and designs." —C. Gaj
Get the set from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in multi-color and clear varities).
Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semiregular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before and after pics attached (above)." —Whitney
Get it from Amazon for $17.59.
Promising review: "I have extra tall windows in my sunroom. I decided to order ten of these panels because they were so inexpensive and because the print would add a nice touch to all the plants, white wicker, etc. I LOVE THE WAY THIS LOOKS IN A SUNROOM. The quality is what you would expect for the price, the print is great but the seams pucker slightly. But when I put the ten panels together, that all just worked together. My windows are now bright with leaves cascading down and the whole room is just fantastic because of these curtains." —Janice Briggs
Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors and three sizes).
Barwood Shop is an Adirondack, New York–based small biz creating home and living decor!
Promising review: "These are adorable and just what I wanted! Everyone who uses my bathroom comments on how cute this pins are! They work well and are super stylish — a win-win!" —Raeanne O'Day
Get it from Barwood Shop on Etsy for $5.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors all under $30).
It comes with two traceless thumbtacks, two metal clips, and two mounting tapes, so you can hang it however you like.
Promising review: "It's so cute! And fills up the space so beautifully. Honestly get it lol. I just used nails to attach it to the wall did it alone. Its very big too. Also made a cute background for pics chacha enjoys it" —Tanya
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in medium and large and in three colors).
1801 & Co. is a Minnesota-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in family wall calendars, chore charts, wedding signs, and more.
Promising review: "I love it! I got it so fast after ordering and it’s perfect. I love the sleek design for my small home office space. I can’t function at work without a dry erase board but couldn’t find any that would look nice in my office space, which is in the corner of my master bedroom! Having functional office space but not LOOK like an office in the bedroom is challenging but this acrylic board is PERFECT. The black pen that comes with it is very nice fine tip and erases without a trace." —Dawn Powell
Get it from 1801 & Co. on Etsy for $17.05+ (available in multiple thicknesses and sizes as well as three hardware colors).
Promising review: "I just moved into a house with a boring view of the side of the neighbor's garage from my home office, and I spend WAY too much time in my office. This stuff makes a rainbow migrate throughout the day from the floor to the wall and makes my long work day a lot more tolerable! It also blocks my boring view of the neighbor's garage and their view in my window. It looks cool at night too." —Ariel Dutton
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 11 sizes).
Check out our Rabbitgoo window film write-up for more on why it's worth buying!
The film is glue-free and reusable. It blocks 98% of UV rays and glare and also provides more than 95% privacy. It can be used on any smooth and clean surface. And it's easy to apply. All you have to do is remove the backing, spray soapy water on the window you're applying it to, press the film on, and use a squeegee to remove any excess water.
Promising review: "I was looking for something to provide privacy to our front door sidelights, without blocking the natural light. This looks great! It’s subtle and classy looking. It was very easy to apply as long as you get your measurements correct. I had to do six small windows, so after I made sure the first one would fit, I used that as my template for the remaining windows. The film goes on just like a window cling. So easy!" —SarahHK
Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (clip the coupon on the product page to get 20% off this price; available in 15 sizes and three colors).
Everneat is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in cleaning products.
Promising review: "Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those 'oh, crap, the pot boiled over' rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono
Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $19.99+ (available in a glass or plastic jar and three scents).
Remember to mix this concentrate with water before using!
Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading, and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." —jellybean55
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (clip the coupon on the product page to get $1 off this price; available in three sizes).
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Laha Corner is a small biz that sells handmade macrame home decor.
Promising review: "I ordered two of these and absolutely love them! Looks so good in room and saves room in my closet!" —Stephanie Jensen
Get it from Laha Corner on Etsy for $14+ (available in various styles and colors).
Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some seriously good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan
Get it from Amazon for $6.65+ (also available in various packs).
Promising review: "My kitchen rug started to curl. I needed something to help keep it down. I just placed on the grippers and now it’s flat and gripping to the hardwood floors. Definitely recommend trying these!" —Buster
Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in eight, 12 and 16-packs).
Promising review: "I hardly leave reviews, but I had to leave one for this product. I just received this yesterday, applied it last night and this morning it’s like I have a brand-new bathroom. I’m embarrassed to show 'before' and 'after' photos cuz it was so nasty, no matter how hard we scrubbed the mildew wouldn’t go away. I almost cried when I saw my bathroom this mornings. Don’t hesitate, buy this now, you won’t regret it." —Bianca Green
Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
Celiya Home is a small business based in the UK that sells home decor, candles, and prints.
Promising review: "These are beautiful and made me feel so boujee! My other half said they’re more like art than coasters!" —Sarah Devlin
Get it from Celiya Home on Etsy for $14.64+ (available in sets of six and with a tin box.)
Promising review: "Does a FANTASTIC job if used regularly. I love this product. I hate cleaning tubs. This product has made our tubs look new. I don't use it every shower...maybe every third. Just spray down everything after the shower, and forget about it. You DO need to rinse the tub before next shower due to product making it slick. The fumes of other cleaners always messed with my asthma. I have noticed that for some reason with this one, I sneeze twice, because I have to spray shower doors while I'm still in the shower...but it never affects my lungs. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!" —Angela GIllaird
Get it from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in two scents, two sizes, and a two-pack).
Promising review: "This is perfect for space saving! We only have one outlet in our bathroom and this is a great way to put an Alexa dot without taking up space or needing an extension cord. I’m so happy I found this! Very easy to install. I need to find a shorter cord so I just wrapped mine around." —HDL
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two colors and one- and two-packs).
Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because if there's one thing I dislike it's cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. But this product, oh my goodness; legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area, then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà — magic!" —May
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
Promising review: "Easy to install and one of my best purchase lately! My bathroom counter is now free of clutter and nice looking thanks to this toothbrush hanger and toothpaste dispenser! The toothpaste dispenser works amazing and it's non-electric. It saves time and works great. Looks luxurious in my bathroom! Love it!!" —Debby Yes
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors and with either two, three, or four cup holders).
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