SAVE TIME & MONEY: 7 Home Products that Made My Life Easier!

I’m excited to share a few products I’ve been using lately that have made my life a little easier! Working full time, having a toddler, and trying to blog/ keep up with Instagram all mean very little time to get stuff done. So when I find a product that truly works or one that consolidates steps to get something done, I’m 100% on board with it!
*This post contains affiliate links, which means I might make a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you.

Home+Products+That+Make+Life+Easier+Amazon.jpg

1.) 3M PATCH PLUS PRIMER: I love this tool!! It is for filling in nail holes and has a putty knife on one end and a patch of sand paper on the cap! It makes filling in annoying holes SO much easier. I especially love that you don’t have to go looking for sand paper, a putty knife, AND the spackle- everything is combined in one easy to use tool!

2.) DREAMBABY CABINET LATCHES: I 100% recommend these to anyone with a baby/toddler!! We’ve tried other cabinet locks in the past that worked but they were big and bulky and such a pain for us to open when we needed to. These are pretty much as sleek as cabinet locks come, but even better than that is the fact that it is SO easy for adults to open and when they’re unlocked, the lock doesn’t get in your way at all! We have them on our kitchen cabinets and drawers! They also come in two sizes.

3.) FULL CIRCLE HOME BUBBLE UP BRUSH: I’ve been using this for a while now and this dish brush is the real deal! Amazing quality- it’s held up so well! The fact that it actually looks pretty sitting on our counter is definitely a bonus!

4.) DISHWASHER SAFE BAMBOO CUTTING BOARD: I first saw these at HomeGoods and my mind was blown! I’m the person that always puts her bamboo cutting boards in the dishwasher until they eventually crack and break and I have to buy new ones (because plastic cutting boards just aren’t cute enough)! But a bamboo cutting board that is made to withstand the dishwasher?! YES PLEASE.

5.) FUZZ REMOVER: This tool is marketed to remove the pilling on your sweaters, but I got it because our sofa from West Elm started pilling and made it look SO old! This little thing did an amazing job of removing it from the fabric and made our sofa look brand new again! I will say that you do have to go over the same area a couple times, but I think it’s worth it!

6.) ZEP CARPET CLEANER: This stuff works miracles!! Our son had reflux as a baby and was constantly spitting up on our white carpet. I tried about 3 or 4 different carpet cleaners but this one was the only one that actually worked! It has even removed blackberries that he has spit out onto our carpet, black paint that I spilled, literally everything! I’ve even used it on our sofa before and it removed the stain perfectly!

7.) DYSON CORDLESS VACUUM: This one is pretty pricey but definitely worth it, in my opinion. Since getting it, we vacuum at least 4 times a week if not more. The ease of being able to quickly vacuum every room downstairs without having to unplug and plug/ deal with an annoying cord is something that you just can’t put a price on!! It comes in different models, with I think different battery strengths. If you have a bigger home then you might want to look into one with a battery that lasts longer. But this model is perfect for our 1800 sqft home. I’m able to vacuum our entire first floor and our stairs before it needs to be plugged back in.


So those are the products that I’ve been loving lately! Let me know if you have any must have home products I should try!!

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Modern Baby Products to Add to Your Registry | Aug 2018
DIY No Sew Cafe Curtains | Feb 2018

Modern Baby Products to Add to Your Registry

Last October I wrote a post called Baby Products That Aren't Ugly, and it is still my most clicked on post!  That clearly means that there are a ton of other people out there searching for baby products that blend in a little better with their decor.  It makes sense too-- when your baby is an infant, they don't care what color any of their gear is!  In fact, I've read that infants actually prefer the high contrast of black and white!  So if your baby doesn't care, and you have to look at these products all day- then why shouldn't they be designed to suit your taste?  So I pulled together another list of modern baby gear that won't take away from the design of your home!

Modern+Baby+Products+Not+Ugly.jpg

1. Baby Bloom Coco Lounger

I love the natural wood and clean lines of this baby bouncer/lounger.  There are more color options for both the seat and the base.  This is definitely a piece that would fit into any decor!

2. Wooden Activity Gym

This wooden play gym from Pottery Barn Kids is so cute! All you need to do is lay down a blanket and you're set!

3. Bloom Baby Nano High Chair 

This high chair folds completely flat for easy storage. It can also be used as a chair at the table when your child is a bit older!

4. Activity Seat

I think my son would have loved this activity seat from Crate & Barrel. Plus it's all cushioned, so there's no place for baby to hurt them self!

5. Modern Baby Blanket

LOVE this baby blanket from PB Kids/West Elm! It looks super soft for baby, but with a modern design that would look great draped over any sofa!

6. Cute Swaddles

I personally never used swaddles as actual swaddles. But I used them everyday to lay out for tummy time, or to protect the couch from spit up. Most of your pictures will probably have a swaddle in the background -- so make sure they're cute! ;)

7. Baby Bjorn Modern Bassinet

I know all babies are different, but I think it's pretty common for babies to sleep in a rock & play or bassinet for the first couple months. The modern look of this one instantly caught my eye!

8. Skip Hop Changing Pad

I know I had another wipe clean changing pad in my last post but that's because I really think they're genius! We ended up NEVER using the changing pad cover on ours, it was such a waste! Might as well skip that step and get one that's not meant to have a cover!

9. Stroller Gloves

This is not really a "modern baby gear" product, but more of a recommendation. These stroller gloves stay attached to the handle of your stroller so you can easily slide your hands in and out! These would be especially useful if you live in a city where you do a lot of walking.

So there are my top modern baby products that I would definitely have on my registry if I were to go back in time!  I do want to mention that for high chairs, make sure you look into one that has straps that can easily be removed.  You will definitely be washing those bad boys quite often once your baby starts eating solids!!

13 HOME DECOR FINDS UNDER $50 | Urban Outfitters

I love finding awesome, unique home decor -- and even more so when it's budget friendly!!  I've rounded up some fun home accessories that I found at Urban Outfitters below.  The links to everything are below the picture.  (P.S. if you've never had to search for a cute + affordable toilet paper holder before, then you might think that one is random-- but trust me, they aren't that easy to find!!)

STYLISH OUTDOOR SOFAS + LOVESEATS UNDER $500

I am SO ready for warmer days!! Eventually, Spring weather will finally be consistent and it will be nice enough to hangout outside!  As you know from my previous post, we've been getting our deck ready and furnished.  When I was designing our space, I came across so many cute sofas + loveseats that were actually very affordable!!  You don't have to get the big boxy plastic sets that everyone has anymore!  I put together some of my favorite options that are all under $500.  (We ended up buying option #3!)
Please note: this post contains affiliate links. 

1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

OPALHOUSE - BREAKDOWN OF MY FAVORITE ITEMS

Target's new line, Opalhouse, officially goes on sale this Sunday!  The good news is that there are SO many awesome products in this line!!  The bad news is that I'm going to have to avoid Target until I learn some self control... I could barely narrow down my favorite things for this post!

I separated them into four of my favorite categories -- but they also sell outdoor items, bedding, and bath!  So definitely check out everything for yourself here!!  The links to all the products are located under each collage.

*Please note that this post contains affiliate links.

There you have it -- some of my favorite items from Opalhouse!  The prices are all very affordable, with the most expensive item on my list being $200.  The average price of everything I put here is around $50-- with most things being $15 - $30.  I'm excited to host some outdoor summer dinners using their fun plastic dinnerware!

Don't forget -- THIS Sunday 4/8 is when everything will be available to purchase!