40 Clever Home Upgrades Under $35 That Hide The Eyesores Around Your Home

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Even in the most beautiful, thoughtfully curated homes, things like cords and clutter can be a threat to the overall vibe. Luckily, there are genius organizational solutions and clutter-concealing products right at our fingertips that can make your home look so much prettier. Enter these clever home upgrades under $35 on Amazon that hide the eyesores around your home.

If you’re always on the hunt for ways to transform your home into a more calming, tidy space, this shopping guide will be right up your alley. Keep scrolling to discover the 40 products under $35 that will seriously upgrade your home.


A Sleek Outlet & Cable Concealer That Lies Flush To The Wall

Cords and outlets are a necessary evil, but visible cords and outlets? Not so much. A number-one best-seller on Amazon, this outlet concealer completely covers the whole kit and caboodle, and the ultra-thin design lies completely flush to the wall, creating a discreet, seamless silhouette. The order also comes with adhesive and clips for securing cords to the wall. “Our house is small, and space is valuable,” one shopper reported. “These outlet covers allow us to have access to outlets behind heavy furniture while it sits flush with the wall. Installation is as easy as plugging a cord into the wall.”


The Easiest Way To Spruce Up Wooden Furniture & Floors

Depending on your aesthetic, wood scuffs can either lend a considered, worn-in vintage vibe to your space, or they can be the bane of your existence — and if you fall into the latter camp, you’ll be obsessed with this furniture repair kit. The kit comes with six wood markers and six Crayon-like wax sticks, each in a different shade of brown to match various types of wood, that you can use to seamlessly fill in scratches, scuffs, and nicks on your furniture, floors, and cabinets. “They're like magic markers, but better,” one Amazon reviewer raved. “You cannot even tell all the areas that were scratched or where chunks are missing. Even tiny cat scratches have disappeared.”


This Clever Little Pen That Makes Dirty Grout Look Sparkling Clean

Here’s a great hack: Rather than scrub at your tiles, paint this grout pen over dirty or discolored grout to make them look brand-new. The formula is water-based, non-toxic, and has an off-white shade that matches most grout. Almost 14,000 shoppers have awarded this clever little product a five-star rating, with one writing that the results “[have] lasted without reapplying for 5 years.”


A Bronze Toilet Brush Holder That Looks Discreet In Any Bathroom

Who knew an aesthetically pleasing toilet brush existed? This one has a sleek bronze finish, and the brush stays completely concealed when it’s slotted inside the cylindrical holder. Plus, it’s rust-resistant. One Amazon reviewer commented, “It hides the toilet brush fashionably and matches my fixtures” while another said, “These look great sitting in my bathroom and are durable.”


This Chic Velvet Ottoman With A Hidden Storage Compartment

On the surface, this simply looks like a sleek velvet ottoman, but lift the lid and you’ll find plenty of storage space for things like remotes, cables, unused decorations, and other odds and ends that create eyesores around the house. It’s available in 10 chic colors, all upholstered in luxe velvet and finished with three pin-shaped gold legs. Plus, the flip-top lid converts the ottoman into a small table, so it’s great for holding your coffee and snacks, too.

  • Available colors: 10


A Wall-Mounted Plastic Bag Dispenser That’ll Streamline Your Storage Space

You know that bag full of bags you have stuffed underneath your kitchen sink? Time to do something about that. Mount this popular, sleek-looking plastic bag dispenser to your wall — or, better yet, hidden inside a cabinet — to finally corral that eyesore into order. It’s easy to mount with adhesive tape (no need to break out the toolbox), and it can accommodate up to 30 plastic bags. You can also use it to store those boxes of sandwich bags currently jamming up your kitchen drawers.


These Peel-&-Stick Under-Counter Lights That Instantly Upgrade Kitchens & Closets

If your kitchen is dim, give it a quick upgrade with these clever peel-and-stick under-counter lights. They’re so easy to install — you literally just peel them off and stick them to the underside of a cabinet — or the ceiling of a closet. One reviewer pointed out that they are also useful for lighting the inside of cabinets too, saying “the lights do a great job of providing the light needed to illuminate the whole interior of the cabinet.”


This Genius Detergent Holder For Keeping Counters Clean

Put an end to rogue detergent droplets on your laundry room counters and dryer with the Skywin Laundry Detergent Holder. The organizer holds laundry detergent at an angle to ensure you use every drop, with a spot to hold an included cup that keeps your counter clean. One reviewer wrote, “Works exactly as described, but no more moving the bottle around, dealing with drips on the floor, or even finding a place to put the cup when it's not in use. Seriously wish I would have spent the money on this years ago. The plastic is sturdy and the strap really does hold the bottle in place (I was skeptical). [...]”


A Set Of Handy Adhesive Drawers That Create Extra Storage Space On Any Table Or Desk

Sleek, drawer-less desks make a minimalist design statement, but they can be a breeding ground for clutter. Happily, these discreet, stick-on drawers offer a space to store all the odds and ends that otherwise end up on your desk’s surface, while maintaining its clean, simple lines. Choose from gray, white, or a larger-sized white, all sold in a set of two.


A Pair Of Stylish Macrame Storage Baskets For All Your Odds & Ends

Use these macrame boxes to organize all manner of items, in any room of your house (skin care products in the bathroom, cables in the office, dry goods in the kitchen…), to infuse your space with an effortlessly cool aesthetic and a clever storage solution. Sold in a set of two in varying sizes, you can choose from three neutral colors: cream, gray, and brown. They’re all made of woven cotton and iron for structure, and accented with two rustic-chic wooden dowels as handles.

  • Available colors: 3


This Reusable Pet Hair Remover To Help Keep Your Furniture Fur-Free

Keep your chic furniture fur-free with this reusable pet hair remover. It uses a velvet roller — instead of adhesive — to trap stray strands and that never has to be replenished. All the fur and hair is collected into a built-in receptacle that’s emptied with the click of a button. If that’s not enough to impress you, this fan-favorite product has garnered over 111,000 glowing 5-star ratings.


A Macrame Armrest Organizer That’ll Keep Your Coffee Table Clear

Clear up your coffee table with this macrame organizer, designed to hang on the armrest of your couch. The pouch is roomy enough to fit magazines, an E-reader, remote controls, and other small items, while the woven design and tassel detail lend a beachy-chic vibe. Some enterprising reviewers have hung this over their headboard or off the rocking chair in their nursery, too.


These Silicone Liners That Keep Your Oven In Tip Top Shape

Keeping your oven clean can feel like a full-time job, which is why these non-stick liners are so helpful. Just pop these best-sellers onto the bottom of your oven and they’ll catch melty cheese, drippy batter, and more so you can spend more time enjoying your meal instead of cleaning up. You can even trim them so that they fit the dimensions of your air fryer or toaster oven perfectly.

  • Available colors: 3


A Stylish Way To (Finally) Get Rid Of Those Ugly Containers & Store Bulk Bin Foods

Food containers can be such an eyesore; this seven-pack of food storage containers streamlines your pantry. Made of lightweight yet sturdy plastic, the BPA-free, silicon-sealed lids are all interchangeable — so there’s no digging for the right lid. The set comes in varying sizes including one tall (eight cups), two large (five cups), two medium (four cups), and two small (two cups). The set comes with chalkboard labels and a marker for customization.


An Organizer That Keeps Tupperware Lids In Order

Are your Tupperware lids alway in disarray no matter how hard you try to keep them in order? With this best-selling lid organizer, you’ll be able to confidently open your Tupperware cabinet and find exactly what you’re looking for. It has four dividers that can be arranged as you please and has a convenient pull handle to easily find what you’re looking for.


These Organizers To Tidy Up Drawers and Closets

If you’re underwear and sock drawers always look like they’ve been ransacked, look no further than these durable fabric organizers. Stitched to perfection, they have breathable mesh lining to separate items and work equally well for belts, wallets, and even your silk scarves. Marie Kondo would be so proud!

  • Available colors: 10


This 2-Pack Of Over-The-Door Organizers With So Many Uses

Amazon reviewers love using this two-pack of handbag organizers to tidy away tons of items beyond just handbags, including paper towels, toilet paper, sweaters, towels, toiletries, crafting supplies, and more. With over 8,000 reviews and a 4.6-star overall rating, you can use these organizers to clean up a closet, bedroom, pantry, or anywhere room with a door.

  • Available colors: 3


A Set Of Refillable, Apothecary-Inspired Bottles For Your Hand & Dish Soap

Ditch the unappealing plastic hand soap dispensers and pick up these apothecary-inspired glass pump bottles, instead — they’ll look so much better on your sink. You can fill them up with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, or lotion, so you’ll never need to be confronted with an aesthetically displeasing bottle ever again.

  • Available colors: 3


The Modern & Minimalist Paper Towel That Looks Great On Your Counter

This paper towel holder has a minimalist design that never goes out of style and is made from shiny, sleek chrome that is super durable. Able to hold rolls of various sizes, this holder allows for convenient access and looks great on your countertop. As one reviewer put it, “This product more than exceeded my expectations. It's solid and durable. The design is modern but simple.”


This Chic & Simple Toy Organizer To Tidy Up Playrooms

A calm and tidy playroom is possible, thanks to this toy storage container in a chic striped fabric. It comes with a divider so you have the option to create two separate sections, and two long side handles make it easy to move around the room (it’s super lightweight, too — assuming it’s not stuffed to the brim with toys). The whole thing is collapsible, so you can tuck it away if need be. Of course, you can use this multipurpose storage bin for myriad other items too, from towels and shoes and even laundry in lieu of your usual laundry bin.

  • Available colors: 3


A Simple Caddy That Keeps Your Kitchen Sink Sleek & Tidy

This kitchen sinky caddy may not hide any eyesores, exactly, but it will keep them neat and organized — think things like dish soap, sponges, microfiber towels, and any other dish-related essentials. Made of rust-proof stainless steel, it’s sold in two colors: silver and black,

  • Available colors: 2


A Clever Kit That Conceals Unsightly Cords & Cables

With over 20,000 five-star ratings, and a 4.5-star rating overall, shoppers speak so highly of these cable covers, calling them “sleek and discreet,” and capable of hiding “thicker cables that can be resistant to encasing.” That same shopper continued, “The lines are clean and uncluttered. It was a pleasant activity to put this system together. They come in manageable segments and the covers slide or snap tight. Love it.” Plus, it comes with an ultra-durable adhesive that’s easy to apply and stays put for years.


An Adjustable Rack For Those Boxes Of Plastic Bags That Jam Up Your Drawers

This clever storage shelf is the perfect solution for a stressful cabinet (or countertop) situation; and though you can use this multipurpose shelf for pretty much anything, it’s particularly ideal for organizing the rolls of foil, plastic wrap, and plastic bags that tend to jam up your drawers. It’s durable enough to hold up to 20 pounds, and the racks can be adjusted to suit items of various sizes.


An Easy Way To Streamline Your Closet

Eyesores can exist within your closet, too — and for anyone who is organization-obsessed, those mismatched hangers definitely count as eyesores. If you fall into that category, this 30-pack of no-slip velvet hangers is the product you didn’t know you needed. They have a wild amount of five-star reviews (over 46,000) from reviewers who say they “really add a luxe feel to any wardrobe.”


This Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack That Saves So Much Counter Space

This nifty dish drying rack is so much better than that bulky one you have because it saves so much room on your countertops. It drapes over the sink and can be rolled up and stored once you’re done. The sturdy stainless steel rungs are lined with silicone, which means you can toss it in the dishwasher. It’s sturdy enough hold your heaviest pots and pans and you can even place your cutting board on it if you’re in need of more space.


These Under-Bed Organizers For Every Type Of Shoe

If your ever-expanding shoe collection is taking over your closet — or maybe you’ve been storing your shoes on your floor — you need these under-bed shoe organizers stat. Designed to fit all types of shoes, from sandals to boots, they’re sold in two colors and are made of a durable, canvas fabric with a clear protective color.


A Farmhouse-Chic Lint Bin With A Magnetic Back

Somehow, this farmhouse-inspired canister manages to make laundry lint feel chic — it’s a great alternative to an unsightly trash can in your laundry room. Its magnetic design means you can attach it right to your washer or dryer, but it can also be mounted on a wall, if you prefer. Choose from white, black, mint green, or gray.

  • Available colors: 4


This Brilliant Holder For Kitchen Utensils

Ever wondered how to store your many kitchen utensils in a way that’s both practical and aesthetically pleasing? Here’s your answer. This FineDine Stainless Steel Utensil Holder is extra large to store all your most-used utensils, freeing up precious drawer space. It rotates 360 degrees to make it easy to grab what you need and the removable divider allows you to organize items with ease. The stainless steel looks slick and is easy to clean and it is also available in black, gray, and blue to blend with your kitchen decor.

  • Available colors: 4


A Stainless Steel Turntable For The Kitchen Or Bathroom

Made of solid stainless steel for easy cleaning and a high-end look, this two-layer turntable lets you pack tons of spices or condiments into a cabinet or on a counter without sacrificing style. It would even look nice in a bathroom to hold hair, face, and body products. A raised rim at the edges of the surfaces keeps items from falling off and non-slip feet on the bottom keep it firmly in place.


A Fake Antique Book To Conceal Just About Anything

This fake antique book can be used to conceal just about any eyesore in your home — place it on your coffee table to hold remotes, on your nightstand to store things like lip balm and pillow spray, or in an entryway to hold glasses and keys. The uses are literally endless, and nobody will be any the wiser that it’s not a real book.

  • Available colors: 7


These Washable Mats That Keep Your Fridge Spotless

Eliminate messes with these refrigerator liners. They add some color and style to your fridge while protecting your shelves from spills. They’re easy to take out and rinse off as needed to keep your fridge feeling clean and fresh. The BPA-free mats have anti-skid dots on the bottom to keep them in place.

  • Available colors: 2


A Clear Storage Bin To Organize Your Fridge Or Pantry

No more finding a sad, shrunken lemon in the back of the fridge. This clear storage bin has an easy-grab handle to make it simple to see what’s lingering at the back of a shelf in the fridge and they also work well for keeping the chaos in your pantry to a minimum. There’s even a narrower version available in the listing if you have a slimmer spot in mind.


These Storage Bins That Slide Out Like Drawers

Add space and order to your cabinet interiors, under-sink cupboards, and shelving by setting this two-tier organizer there. A divider makes it easy to organize your gear. The bins pull out of the rack-like drawers to make it easy to see what’s in there or pull them out to hunt around. They come with clear dry-erase labels so you can note the contents.


A Sleek Device Charging Port With 6 Slots For Tablets & Phones

Keep your devices tidy and organized with this USB charging dock, which has room for six devices and comes with seven charging cables. It works with all types of smart phones and tablets, including Android and iPhones, and it’ll look so sleek wherever you keep it. Choose between black and silver.


The Battery Organizer You Didn’t Know You Needed

Until now, there hasn’t really been a practical (or aesthetically-friendly) way to store batteries — dozens of which are likely cluttering up your drawers. This best-selling battery organizer is surprisingly popular on Amazon because it solves that exact problem. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “It’s soooo useful for us. We a family of 6 and batteries are a necessity in this house.. Toys, flashlights, remote controls, video game controls, mouses, it’s perfect to store batteries and the battery tester is awesome to use since it helps determine if battery is working or time to replace the item. I love it because it’s less mess of cluttered boxes, literally.”


A Glass & Bamboo Box For Tea Bags, Sugar Packets, & Other Coffee Essentials

If you love the look of a super-organized pantry, chances are all of those half-used boxes of tea are messing with your vibe. Instead, pick up this attractive bamboo tea box organizer, which will make your home feel like a five-star hotel. You could, of course, use this for other tea and coffee essentials like sugar packets and creamer.


A Set Of Cute Apothecary Jars That Turn Storage Into Decor

Instead of hiding essentials such as cotton swabs, toothpicks, and hair ties in drawers, pack them into these clear apothecary jars and set them on a shelf or the vanity. They will be easy to find — even for guests — and become part of the decor. This is a two-pack and they are available in clear or smokey colors.


This Cable Management Box That Conceals Powerstrips & Tangles Of Cords

Make your overflowing power strip or cluttered corner of cords look so much tidier with this best-selling cable management box. Not only does it serve an aesthetic purpose, but it’s also great for keeping your cords protected from inquisitive pets and young kids. “It looks nice and keeps your cords and cables organized, so much better than having them all over the floor collecting dust and making it difficult to sweep around,” commented one Amazon reviewer.


These Over-Sink Colanders In So Many Colors

Use this clever colander to rinse a few grapes. Or expand it over the sink and pour the pasta water through it or use it to drain just-washed dishes. It goes from 14 to 19 inches, rests on the lip of the sink, and comes in 12 colors so you will enjoy leaving it there to brighten up the kitchen.


A Genius Way To Streamline Your Collection Of Coffee Mugs & Water Bottles

Water bottles and travel mugs are one of the most common culprits in a disorganized cabinet. So, tidy the area up with this clever organizer. The shelves adjust to suit your collection. Grooves on the shelves keep your bottles from rolling. And the three tiers hold lots of gear in a small space.

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