The 50 Most Popular Home Upgrades Under $30 On Amazon

You won’t believe how big of an impact these cult-fave items will have.

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Upgrading your home doesn’t have to mean blowing your budget on expensive furniture or outfitting it with the latest technology. In fact, sometimes it’s the small, inexpensive things that can make the biggest difference in your day-to-day life.

If you’re wondering where to start, check out this list of popular home upgrade products on Amazon. It’s full of practical, everyday items designed to make your home feel, well, more like home — including a bunch of brilliant organizing must-haves. And they’re all under $30.


These Grippers That Keep Rugs From Curling

These V-shaped rug grippers are designed to keep corners flat with a strong adhesive that won’t damage floors. And since there are four in each pack, one pack can tackle your entire rug, whether that’s an outdoor patio rug or an indoor area rug.


This Shower Drain Protector That Fits Almost Any Drain

Nearly nothing can ruin a shower like a slow drain. And more often than not, a build-up of hair is the cause. This stainless steel shower drain protector fits almost any size drain, preventing clogs so water can flow freely. Just wipe the surface and clean out the mushroom-shaped cylinder from time to time — shoppers report it’s supremely easy to clean.


These Organizing Bins For Your Fridge

These clear organizer bins are great for keeping your fridge in order while giving you an unobstructed view of your food inventory so you’re less likely to let food go to waste. You get eight bins made from durable, BPA-free plastic that feature built-in handles that make for easier access and carrying.

  • Available sizes: 4
  • Available colors: 1


This Adhesive Shower Caddy That Really Doesn’t Budge

If you’re looking for a shower organizer that will stand the test of time and hold all your products, this top-rated stainless steel shower caddy is it. One reviewer, who’s owned the shelf for 2 years reported, “We can both confirm that these never rusted, never fell down and don't budge.” The included adhesive allows it to hold up to 20 pounds — now that’s a lot of shampoo.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 2


This Shelf Organizer For All Your Bottles

This storage rack is designed to organize bottles with its grooved shelves that prevent bottles from rolling around. And the shelves are adjustable too so you can fit bottles of all sizes. One reviewer raved, “No more tumblers fall[ing] out of the cabinet. No more moving everything around to find what you're looking for. It's simply stored, easy to see, and readily available.”

  • Available sizes: 4
  • Available colors: 1


These Dishwasher-Safe Cutting Boards With Juice Grooves

I love wood cutting boards but when it comes to food safety and easy cleanup, these dishwasher-safe plastic cutting boards are the way to go. Apparently, a lot of people agree with me — check out those 30,000+ positive reviews. This set comes in three different sizes for small to large jobs, and the rubber-like edges help keep them in place. Fans also rave about the juice grooves that prevent sticky messes from getting onto countertops.

  • Available sizes: 3
  • Available colors: 6


This Best-Selling Organizing Rack For Your Pans & Lids

Stacking your cookware in cabinets often leads to a big mess, not to mention, it can scratch your pots and pans. That’s why this durable pan organizer is a must — and according to one reviewer, “worth every dime.” It features 10 adjustable compartments so you can fit almost any size pot, pan, lid, cutting board, or bowl. Go ahead, reclaim your cabinet space.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 6


These Tiered Organizer Baskets That Save Space

These tiered storage baskets are roomy enough to organize everything from tools to toiletries while their compact design makes them perfect for placing under the bathroom sink or in a kitchen cabinet. The high-quality BPA-free plastic baskets slide out for easy access.

  • Available sizes: various pack sizes offered
  • Available colors: 5


This Adjustable Box Organizer For Decluttering Your Drawers

I used to store my foil and parchment paper in my kitchen drawers but they would always get jammed — until I got this box organizer. The sturdy shelves adjust to fit different-sized boxes, and the rubber feet keep the whole thing in place. No more rummaging to find what you need — life-changing.

  • Available sizes: 4
  • Available colors: 1


This Fan-Fave Pet Hair Remover That Works Like Magic

This wildly popular reusable pet hair remover keeps your home free from loose pet hair by using an electrostatic charge to catch hair in a chamber. Just roll it over surfaces and poof, hair be gone. Wondering if it really works? Just check out the almost 110,000+ perfect, five-star ratings.


A Woven Basket For Instant Tidying

Baskets are great catch-all organizers for the home and are especially great for laundry, so I’m loving that this one can get tossed in the washer when it needs a good cleaning. Offering stylish practicality, this large woven cotton basket looks pretty while its soft-yet-sturdy body features dual handles to make carrying a breeze. Tuck away toys, blankets, shoes, or stuffies — it will bring instant order to your mess.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 9


These LED Lights For Lighting Up Any Space In Your Home

If you’ve got a kitchen in need of extra lighting, or a dimly lit closet, stairway, or another area in your home that could use more illumination, these LED puck lights are an easy way to achieve that since they can be installed quickly using heavy-duty adhesive tape (or screws, if you prefer mounting). They’re battery-powered and come with a remote control featuring dimming and auto-on/off options.


These Heat-Resistant Silicone Utensils With A Near-Perfect Rating

With a 4.7-star rating after 15,000 reviews, you know these silicone utensils are a worthy kitchen upgrade. They’re great for preventing scratches on your dishes and cookware and ultra heat-resistant, so you can use them even at high temperatures (up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit) without worrying about melting. They’re dishwasher-safe, too.

  • Available sizes: various set sizes offered
  • Available colors: 4


These Glass Storage Containers For Meal Prep & More

These durable, borosilicate glass food storage containers are the perfect size for lunches on the go, as well as for prepping meals or saving leftovers. And since the BPA-free lids seal tightly, you can put them in your purse or backpack without worrying about leaks.


A Plastic Bag Holder That Keeps Them Neat & Easily Accessible

Instead of using that one trusty bag to store all of your other plastic bags, opt for this bag holder that mounts conveniently to your garage or closet wall. A large opening at the top makes it easy to shove bags inside, while a narrow opening in the front allows you to pull one bag out at a time without the others falling all over the floor.


This Magnetic Screen Door For Going Hands-Free

This magnetic screen door, with a 4.5-star overall rating after 70,000 reviews, creates a bug-proof barrier between the outdoors and the inside of your home while still being flexible enough to allow you (and pets) to freely walk through — hands-free. One reviewer noted that “this has significantly enhanced my living experience.”

  • Available sizes: 3
  • Available colors: 1


The Nonslip Indoor Mat That Every Mudroom Needs

This indoor mat is a must for home entryways. It features a nonslip rubber backing to keep it in place and a dirt- and moisture-absorbing material top layer. And because it will inevitably get dirty, you’ll love that it’s machine-washable.

  • Available sizes: 5
  • Available colors: 10


This Lid Organizer That Makes It Easy To Find The One You Need

End the time-consuming search for the food storage lid you need with this lid organizer that’ll keep them neat and easily accessible. Five adjustable dividers let you create customized compartments, and it can accommodate lids up to 9 inches wide. Plus, the lip around the outside keeps lids from falling out.


An Outlet Extender That Doubles As A Night Light

Not only does this six-outlet wall charger save space compared to a long strip extender, but it also features a night light and two USB ports. It’s like getting 3 products for the price of one. At less than $20, that’s a deal.


These Handle Covers That Reduce Fingerprints On Your Appliances

If you feel like you’re constantly wiping fingerprints off your refrigerator handles, grab a set of these handle covers that are made of plush gray fabric. They stay wrapped securely around handles via hook and loop closures and can be tossed in the washer to clean. One shopper wrote: “The best way to keep my fridge handles clean. Easy to install and they are washable. I love them.”

  • Available sizes: 7


These Purse Organizers That Hang Over The Door

No more crumpled (or lost) purses with these over-the-door purse organizers. Each organizer in this two-pack features six plastic slots — four large and two small — that not only protect bags from dust but also give you a clear view. The reinforced fabric construction and strong chrome hooks (that fit over almost any door) make them a durable, yet affordable organizing option.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 3


This Countertop Paper Towel Holder For Costco-Sized Rolls

You won’t have to change out your paper towels every other day with this roomy countertop paper towel holder. A number of reviewers say it can hold even large Costco-sized rolls. It’s made of durable metal and has a shiny chrome finish so it looks more expensive than it really is.


This Sink Caddy That Comes In Several Colors

If you hate the smell of a moldy sponge, then you’ll love this stainless steel sink caddy. The raised grate design allows for maximum airflow so that sponges can dry quickly and thoroughly between washes, while the drip tray prevents puddling on countertops. It comes in several colors, including a chic gold and copper option.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 6


This Adhesive Door Sweep To Block Drafts, Dirt, & Bugs

Keep your heating and cooling costs down and reduce the chances of bugs and dirt coming in with this door sweep that installs easily thanks to its adhesive backing. It can be used over any kind of flooring and can be cut to fit the exact size of your door. Plus, it comes in five colors to blend in seamlessly.

  • Available sizes: 2
  • Available colors: 5


These Silicone Spoon Rests That Are Easy To Clean

I used to have ceramic spoon rests but they were always getting chipped. Enter these BPA-free, heat-resistant silicone spoon rests that are basically indestructible and also super easy to clean — just throw them in the dishwasher. They even have hooks on them for easy storage.


These Washable Swedish Dishcloths That Can Be Reused Over & Over Again

Paper towels are expensive and not great for the environment, making these reusable Swedish dishcloths a win-win. The washable cloths are made of super absorbent and biodegradable cotton and can be used up to 100 times each, saving you a ton of money on traditional paper towels.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 8


This Strip Lighting For Enhanced TV Viewing

Not only does the light from this LED strip give off a beautiful glow, but it can also help reduce eyestrain while watching TV. The USB port plugs right into the back of your TV and it comes with reliable 3M adhesive tape strip for easy installation.

  • Available sizes: 10
  • Available colors: 1


These Silicone Baking Mats That Let Food Slide Right Off

Line your baking sheets with these silicone mats that don’t require any cooking spray or oil and can be cleaned and reused over and over again. Each BPA-free mat is heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit and can be easily washed in the dishwasher. Choose from sets in various sizes to perfectly fit your baking sheets.

  • Available sizes: 6


This Fridge Caddy With Wheels For Easy Access

Condiments, drinks, and snacks can easily become lost in your fridge, but this rolling fridge drawer makes it easy to organize and access large and small items, with one fan writing, “I can finally get to what's been hidden in the back of each shelf!” Two adjustable dividers let you create customized compartments, and a handle in the front makes it easy to roll around.

  • Available sizes: 4


These Storage Bags For Under The Bed

Make the most of the storage space in your home by using these two low-profile storage bags that fit right under most beds. They’re made with a breathable material that’s ideal for clothes and blankets. And the zippered plastic cover is designed to keep dust out while letting you see what’s inside.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 3


A Set Of Silicone Guards That Protect Your Arms From Hot Oven Racks

Protect your arms when pulling things out of the oven with this set of silicone shields that slip easily over the end of your oven racks. Each one has a grooved design that keeps it securely in place and can be cut to the exact length of your oven rack. They’re also BPA-free, heat-resistant up to 446 degrees Fahrenheit, and dishwasher-safe.

  • Available colors: 3


This Plush Bath Mat That Won’t Slip

This best-selling bath mat is both functional and feels good underfoot. The plush memory foam features a quick-dry top fabric that absorbs water quickly while the bottom is made with a nonslip material. When it gets dirty, pop it in the washer and air dry for a longer lifespan. As one shopper reported, “Nice mat, dries fast, doesn’t slip and it lies flat. Not flimsy like some bath mats. I have it outside my shower door, and it is a thick place for my feet to land.”

  • Available sizes: 8
  • Available colors: 15


This Utility Holder For Mops, Brooms, & Beyond

This utility holder mounts to the wall, freeing up floor space and keeping you organized by providing five rubberized slots and six hooks for stowing everything from mops to brooms to dusters and rakes. And it has a pretty solid weight capacity of 38 pounds.


A Pack Of Washable Fridge Liners That Make Easy Work Of Cleaning Your Shelves

Cleaning out your fridge is probably not on your list of favorite things to do, but this pack of fridge liners can make the job a little easier thanks to their waterproof construction that can be rinsed off, dried, and put right back into place. They have a nonslip texture on the bottom and can be trimmed to fit your shelves. Bonus: They’re also great for lining cabinets and drawers and using as placemats.

  • Available colors: 2


These Silicone Sandwich Bags To Cut Back On Single-Use Plastic

Made of food-grade and BPA-free silicone, these reusable sandwich bags are great for reducing the number of single-use bags you have to buy, and they feature a double zipper at the top to prevent leaks. They’re freezer-safe for leftovers, have a durable construction that won’t easily rip or tear, and boast rounded corners that make them easier to clean.

  • Available sizes: 4


A Set of Mesh Laundry Bags To Protect Your Delicates

To protect your delicates from snags and rough wash cycles, place them in these mesh bags before tossing them in the washer. Soap and water can still pass easily through the perforations for cleaning, but sturdy zippers at the top keep garments safe inside. The set includes seven bags in six different sizes, including two small round bags for bras and accessories.

  • Available sizes & quantity options: 13


This Chic Storage Container For Your Disinfecting Wipes

While it’s nice to have disinfecting wipes readily available, they’re not usually the prettiest things to look at. So, to create a more streamlined look, grab one of these steel disinfecting wipe canisters that look a little nicer on your desk or counter. One fan wrote: “This holds the 80 count can we typically purchase, works well, and looks much nicer on the counter than the plastic canister!”

  • Available colors: 2


These Hangers For All Of Your Delicates

These hangers have a soft, velvety coating that’s ideal for hanging delicate clothing — and there’s even a tie hook area for smaller accessories. They’re also slim, creating more closet hanging space. At less than a dollar each, they’re a no-brainer.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 5


These Glass Casserole Dishes That Nest

Say goodbye to the frustration of trying to cram a bunch of bakeware into your kitchen cabinets. These premium tempered glass casserole dishes come in a set with four different sizes and nest within each other perfectly. They’re dishwasher safe and have low-profile handles that make carrying easier.


This Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack That Fits Over Your Sink

This dish drying rack is perfect for kitchens short on space. Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, it rests right over sinks of most sizes and stays put with rubber edges. When not in use, simply roll it up and tuck it away. You’ll love having your countertop free again.

  • Available sizes: 6
  • Available colors: 3


This Durable Lazy Susan You Can Use For A Surprising Amount Of Things

This two-tier lazy Susan is made of stainless steel so it’s designed to last a lot longer than plastic versions that tend to break over time. Use it for spices, condiments, vitamins and supplements, or even craft supplies. One reviewer raved, “This lazy Susan works very well to keep my bathroom counter organized. It was like bring order out of chaos.”


This Wireless Doorbell With The Easiest Installation

Cancel the electrician service, this wireless doorbell works by simply plugging the receiver into a standard home outlet and sticking the bell (transmitter) anywhere within 1,000 feet (an ideal feature for renters). When someone rings the bell, the receiver chimes and/or lights up. It’s pretty smart, too (literally) and can remember your customized light, chime, and volume settings.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 7


This Knife Sharpener That Gets Pro Results

Sharpening knives can be a little intimidating but this knife sharpener comes with a hands-free base that takes most of the fear out of the job since it has a powerful suction to keep it firmly in place. Just give your knives (even serrated) a couple of passes through the sharpener and your blades will practically be restored to new. One reviewer summarized, “Suctions to counter very nicely. Easy to use. Knife was super sharp after use.”

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 4


These LED Flashlights For Grilling In The Dark

These weather-resistant LED flashlights are perfect for grilling, camping, working on the car, and more. They have a strong magnetic base, a flexible gooseneck, and powerful LED lights. The carrying case is handy for storing, and they’re ready to go right out of the package — really, batteries included.


A Set Of Professional Stainless Steel Knives In Bold Colors

Not only do these kitchen knives look cool, but they’re also crafted specifically to maintain a long-lasting sharp edge throughout daily use. The durable stainless steel blade is both scratch and rust-resistant, and the handles boast ergonomic grips that are comfortable to hold onto. Plus, each knife comes with a protective sheath for safer storage.

  • Available colors: 4


This Thick Glass Pitcher With A Locking Lid

Mix up a big batch of your favorite lemonade, iced tea, or sangria with this 68-ounce glass pitcher that boasts a locking lid to help keep contents fresh in the fridge. A spout and a thick and sturdy handle on the side make it easy to pour from, and its wide-mouth top makes for easy filling. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

  • Available colors: 2


The Ultimate Stackable Organizer For Canned Food

Can foods are kind of a train wreck to organize since they don’t stack securely — often sending them tumbling out of cabinets. That can all be avoided with this can organizer that allows you to put up to 36 cans in neat rows with secured edges to prevent any from rolling off the handy slanted tiers. Add it to your cart right now. Your toes will thank you.

  • Available sizes: 1
  • Available colors: 4


An Over-The-Door Organizer For Your Pantry

These handy over-the-door organizers are great for freeing up space in your pantry or linen closet, with one fan writing, “Bought this to hold heavy cans as an extra over-the-door pantry in my tiny rental. Perfect!!” Each one has 24 deep, clear pockets to accommodate a wide variety of items and let you easily see what’s inside, and the organizers hang over your door via sturdy metal hooks.

  • Available colors: 1


This Storage Box For Hiding Cables And Cords

I hate the look of a bunch of messy cords and cables — and when it comes time to vacuum, forget about it. This cord organizer fits an outlet strip neatly inside the lidded compartment, keeping cords from getting tangled and, most importantly, out of sight.

  • Available sizes: 2
  • Available colors: 3


These Energy-Saving Outdoor Solar Lights

These wide-angle outdoor solar lights — with ultra-bright adjustable light heads — can sense movement up to 26 feet away and have an auto on-and-off feature. They’re made to withstand all types of weather so they’re great for installing at entryways and over garages to light up all paths to your home.

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