This summer is a great time to upgrade things around the house.
Worried about the cost? Don’t be. There are tons of gadgets and gizmos designed to be both functional and affordable. But with so many items on the market, it can be difficult to find what’s right for your home.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 attractive, helpful and outright cool things you can buy for less than $20.
Promising review: It works perfectly! Puts my Mac exactly in the best position with my external monitor. Very sturdy and I do not have to worry about my laptop falling, even when I adjust the height of my desk. Very Very well made, [a] quality product.
Promising review: Everyone who sees me use my little clock fan wants to get one! It works so well and is perfect for anyone who works in an office that is warm. Definitely in the top 10 of the best purchases I have made on Amazon! Would be great for college students, too!
Promising review: My granddaughter bought this for her grandfather for his birthday. He loved it and said it's going to make things so much easier to have just one tool that fits all those sizes in both metric and SAE rather than to have to go digging around in his tool box for the different size sockets.
Promising review: Product made cleaning my dash and instrument panel in my cars and trucks very easy. Was thick enough to not fall apart when squished into crevices full of dust and crumb particles. Size was sufficient for all my vehicles. Easy to rinse off and use again. Have even use[d] for easy cleanup of computer keyboards and laptops. Would purchase again.
Promising review: I bought this one to replace an existing programmable (GE) switch for our outdoor lights. I ... ended up installing it myself. ... It's so easy with the Kasa app and this was my main motivation for the purchase. ... We have other TP Link devices in the house so this was an additional device in the app I already have. Thanks!
Promising review: [I] just put them in my closet and absolutely love the space they save. Can still see each item and pull them off with it collapsed. So far so good! Ordering 2 more packs today!
Promising review: Using it as a part of a Bluetooth rig for an old Sony radio that has absolutely amazing sound, paired with this amazing device its one of everyone's favorite pastimes at my house. Ingenious design, easy to place and maneuver, felt it was so good I purchased another for my friend...
Promising review: This is the best gadget ever. ... It was always a hassle digging out the big colander to drain things from my pots, but no more. This nifty little gadget easily clips onto the edge of the pan (any size) and quickly and easily drains the liquid. The clean up is so much quicker than with using a large colander. My kids were so impressed they have all asked for one!
Promising review: Best thing [I've] ever bought for night time and nap time for the kids! It works great and the sounds are so soothing. I leave it on [from] 8pm until 8am every day and I have not had a problem with it at all. There is a timer if you want to set it, which is also nice. I give this product 5 stars!!!!
Promising review: I love this salt lamp! It cleans the air [and] I can keep it on through the night. I have one in my master room, kids room and family room downstairs. This salt lamp is very soothing and calming, especially after a long day of work. ... It is inexpensive, non toxic and creates ambiance in the home...
Promising review: This is a really nice desk organizer. I like the bamboo look on mine, and the trays are all adjustable and magnetic. I've been on an organizing kick lately, and I'm really pleased with how this has reduced the clutter on my desk.
Promising review: These are GREAT. They are bright and can be dimmed by the remote. They were easy to put up and seem like they will stay. I liked them so much I bought 3 for each of the kids! Great company with a great product
Promising review: I love this product and how durable it is. It's super easy to use. ... It's perfect for camping. ... It was nice because I didn't have to worry about losing [any] tools since most of the ones I needed were all in this [one kit].
Promising review: Very impressed. I didn't do any real scientific calibration but I did take my temperature with a medical thermometer and then this one just to see. I was surprised they matched exactly. It also seemed to be within a degree of 210 when my water started to boil. It detects the temp within a few seconds, has a hold feature and a bright backlight. It also comes with a convenient cardboard storage box and an extra battery. I am extremely pleased and I highly recommend.
Promising review: This is a great product to clean up counter space and keep things organized. I hung mine high and out of reach [of] the kids. ... [I]t works perfect for us. It was super easy to hang. Such a simple piece that is easy to clean and keeps the bathroom organized. Exactly what I needed!