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Owning an apartment or home is a massive responsibility. There is so much to take care of. But before you can even get to that part, you have to worry about furnishing it. And that can be very expensive. There is furniture, appliances, paintings, and so much more to think about when it comes to furnishing where you live. To help, we have put together a list of items under $50 that we think you should have in your home. Get comfortable, have a look at what we have listed, and find something exciting to add to your apartment or home!
Everyone uses tissues, and everyone is accustomed to seeing the boring and plain cardboard box that they come in. With this faux leather tissue box cover made in Seoul, South Korea, you can make your apartment or house look a little fancier. The cover goes over the box of tissue and allows for the tissues to still be pulled out. It will help to give any room a more elegant look.
These are gorgeous. You will love the comments you get from friends and family, and you will feel good knowing that the use of faux leather is allowing an animal to live out its life!
Bathrooms can be very dull. And since they are rooms that aren’t always in use, it can seem silly to want to upgrade them. But this sleek and well-designed shower curtain will add a hint of flair to your bathroom. It will help to give the room more life and color than usual. You can do away with the boring and drab shower curtain, and put this one in instead.
Bathrooms are easily the least glamorous rooms in any house. They aren’t meant to wow anyone. But with this shower curtain, that just may change. Your guests will love it as much as you.
We spend a lot of time in kitchens cooking, eating, or just sitting at the kitchen table. So it’s only right that they are as comfortable and pleasant as possible. This decorative tea towel features a stack of colorful cookbooks that will add a spark to your kitchen. It would make for a perfect gift for that friend or family member that you know who is constantly in their kitchen.
This towel is so nice that you, or whomever you buy it for, probably won’t even want to get it dirty. It may be nice to have it hanging from a rack in your kitchen.
Small decorative pieces can bring a room to life. They stick out among the furniture of the room. With this stoneware jack accent piece made in North Carolina, you can give your family room or living room a more sophisticated look. Place it on a shelf, on top of books, or even on your desk. Anywhere you put it, it will look great. It is a piece that will certainly catch people’s eye.
Accent pieces are great for helping fill space in rooms. This jack accent piece is the perfect mix of style and uniqueness to make a room look well put together.
The key to keeping appliances around the house in good working condition is to make sure that they are taken care of. The tablets are meant to clean the inside of washing machines. They help remove odors and residue that may be left behind after use. You can toss one in, let the machine run through a regular washing cycle, and then once it stops, your washing machine will look and smell brand new.
These tablets are a must for anyone who owns a washing machine. They will help to keep bad smells from latching onto your clothing. You will notice an instant change after using these tablets.
Baby Yoda Night Light
If you’re a Star Wars fan or just someone that needs a little extra light in your hallway, then this is perfect for you. This Baby Yoda night light will help you to see in your dark hallways at night. You won’t have to worry about stubbing your toe, or walking into doors or walls anymore. This light will be there to guide you. It’s especially perfect if you have children who love Baby Yoda.
Trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night always come with a bit of risk. But with this light, you will get to and from the bathroom without a problem.
Making sure that everything in your house or apartment is clean can be tough. Sometimes you need a little bit of help. These gels stamps will help you save time. The gel clings to the inside of the toilet bowl, and with each flush, it releases soap as the water hits it. This will help you keep your toilet clean without much effort from you! You will love how easy it is to use.
Toilets can sometimes be tricky to clean. But with the help of this device, you won’t have to worry about missing any spots. It has you covered!
Have you ever struggled to find a lighter? Has that lighter been out of lighter fluid once you found it? Well, with this rechargeable lighter, you won’t have to worry about it being out of fluid. It creates an electric charge that can light your candles. Once the charge is weak, you can charge the device for a few hours, and then you will be ready to use it again.
Traditional lighters and matches will soon become a thing of the past with this device. The ease of this device is too hard to beat. You will want to light everything!
Flies and other insects love to find and make homes in trash cans. But this garbage guard is the device you need if you are looking for a way to keep the annoying bugs out of your trash cans. The device has an adhesive strip that allows you to put it on your trash lid. The vapor it emits will kill or deter any insects thinking about getting in your trash.
Trash is disgusting. It’s made even more disgusting by opening up the lid and seeing flies and maggots covering it. With his garbage guard, your trash will go untouched by bugs and critters.
Decorating a room is never easy. If you don’t know what you are doing, then you are most likely going to mess it up. But this peel-and-stick wallpaper is a quick and easy solution to that problem. You peel it and then stick it. That’s it. It would work in a kitchen, a bathroom, and wherever you can think of putting it. It will add so much color to the room that you choose!
Not everyone has the skills to decorate or build. So, with the help of this easy-to-use stick and peel wallpaper, it makes the playing field level. They will make your house look great!
Artwork is great for houses and apartments. It can give rooms, hallways, and even kitchens, more personality. It can lighten them up! With this minimalist poster of Elaine from the hit comedy Seinfeld, you can make the room of your choosing more fun. The poster is made by a company in New York that focuses on feminist posters and paintings. You could add some character to your home with a few of these posters.
What makes a piece of art great is up to you. Maybe you want a replica of a Van Gogh painting, or maybe you want this painting of a famous character. It’s your choice!
Laura Stites Art
If you are a fan of minimalist art or decorating, then this artwork is for you. You can find all the art you need to decorate your apartment or house on Laura Stites’ website. There are several watercolor paintings to choose from. If simple decorating is something that you adore, then these paintings will only add to that theme in your home. You will want to fill your house with them!
Helping out a small business is always great. And with a purchase of one of these great pieces of art, you’ll be doing just that. There is something for everyone on the site!
Cooking is fun! But the mess that cooking often makes is not. With these oven liners, you can help yourself reduce the amount of cleanup you will have to do. They will catch crumbs, melted butter or cheese, and any other messes you make while using your oven. Once you use them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. You will be telling everyone you know to buy these liners.
These are a necessary purchase for anyone who adores cooking. They will save you so much time. You will be looking for new recipes to test these on every week!
If you are a person who is a little bit lazy and hates to get up to turn off the lights, then you need this for your home. This wireless remote allows you to control your lights without having to get up. Those could be the lights in your home or even lights for Christmas and other holidays. This little gadget that fits in your palm will become one of your closest friends.
We are all guilty of being lazy from time to time. Why not buy something that will help you on lazy days? You will want one of these in every room of your home.
Christmas doesn’t have to be the only time you have decorative lights hanging inside of your home. With these curtains of twinkle lights, you can create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home year-round. They would be perfect for a bedroom or even an enclosed patio. These lights will make you feel festive and joyful whenever you turn them on. You may even use them to help you get to sleep.
These lights are beautiful, and they will help make your home look beautiful. If you have kids, these can be comforting during nighttime. They will be a favorite for you and your family.
Sometimes apartments come with appliances you will need: a refrigerator, sink, and stove. But they are often short on counter space. This burner cover made of bamboo will allow you instantly to make more counter space as if by magic. You can chop and cut vegetables on it, use it to hold pots and pans, or whatever else you can think of. Not having enough space will no longer be a problem for you.
It would be easier if apartments were made bigger, but since they aren’t, this stove cover will work just fine. You will be telling the people in your building to go buy one!
Here is a fun item that will spruce up your front door. This frame for your peephole on your door will add something fun and different. Outside of picking an unordinary color, and maybe a unique handle, doors are usually plain and boring. This frame for your peephole will allow you to add a twist to your door. You will get so many compliments from friends and neighbors that visit.
This unique item would make your door stand out. There’s a good chance that you would be the only house on the street with one of these on your front door.
Whether you just purchased a new house, or you just had new floors installed, you aren’t going to want to scratch them up and make them look old and tarnished. These helpful felt pads will keep your furniture from scraping the floors if you need to move them. The pads stick to the underside of the legs of your furniture so that moving them becomes quick, easy, and scratch-free.
This just proves that if you have a problem, somewhere in the world there is a solution. These felt pads seem like they would be incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping your floors nice.
Cleaning is mandatory to keep things nice and working in proper order. But it isn’t always easy. This flexible cleaning brush is meant to help you clean the hard-to-reach places where lint hides in your dryer. Not only will it keep your dryer clean, but lint in a dryer can lead to fires. This small device could be a lifesaver! Your dryer will run much smoother after you use this brush.
This brush packs a big impact in a small package. You will be surprised by how much cleaner your dryer looks after using it. You’ll wish you had bought one years ago.
There is nothing worse than organizing a bathroom drawer, shutting it, and then hearing and hearing everything shift and roll around. Luckily, these non-slip shelf liners will help to do away with that problem. The bottom grips the inside of your drawer or cabinets and makes for a clean place to put your belongings. You won’t have to worry about it moving, or opening your drawer and seeing your belongings messed up.
This would be perfect if your drawers are a bit dirty. They will add a bit of order and make the drawer look clean. You will find so many uses for these liners!
Comfort is important when it comes to a couch. And with this sofa arm table, you will be able to take comfort to a new level. The arm table goes over the top of the couch’s arm and gives you a place to sit the remote, your cup, and your phone. It’s great for those people who are always looking for somewhere to sit all of their things when watching television.
Some people may see this as lazy, but we see it as being extremely convenient. The key in life is to always work smarter, not harder. This table will help you to do that
Wine lovers will adore this product. Stains are hard to get out of carpets anyways, but stains made by red wine are a different kind of problem. To use the spray, spritz it on the stain, let it sit, and then wipe it away. The stain will disappear and your carpet will once again be clean. This is a handy thing to have near you whenever you are having a glass of red wine.
This spray seems like a gift from above. You can enjoy a glass of red wine without worrying about how you’ll destroy your carpet if you spill a little of it.
A good night’s sleep is important for health and productivity. But if you are struggling to get your room as dark as you would like, these blackout curtains may be what you need. They don’t help to keep out as much light as possible. They are especially good for those long summer days where it seems like the sun refuses to go down. You’ll be well-rested after a few nights using these.
These blackout curtains were made for those people who love to sleep. They will help you to wake up fresh and well-rested. You will never go to sleep without them again.
Outlets are always in the worst places in bedrooms. It never fails. But with this slim electrical cover, you will be able to plug it into your outlet, while the power strip can be out of sight. Since most people are not skilled enough to hide the wires within their walls, this device is the next best thing. Slip the power strip under your bed, and the cords are nowhere to be seen!
Something like this is not only great for cleanliness and organization, but it will also keep you safe. Damaged cords can fray over time. Keeping them in good condition will keep you safe.
There are so many things to remember throughout the day, so why not have a sleek and chic place to write them down. This acrylic dry-erase board would be perfect for anyone whose apartment is minimalistic. It only takes a little space and would be a great addition to your kitchen, bedroom, or home office. You’ll have no problem staying on track of your tasks with this dry-erase board in your home.
You’ll probably feel like you’re back in elementary school with this dry-erase board. Now you will have the chance to write notes on the board like your teachers used to!
Solar Motion Lights
The bright lights may annoy a neighbor or two, but they will also give you a sense of security. These solar-powered, motion sensor-activated lights can illuminate the areas around your house. They will come on if something or someone triggers them. Also, if for some reason you need to go into your yard at night, you won’t have to do so in the dark. These lights are a smart investment for any homeowner.
These lights aren’t massive, but they pack a punch. You could even use them while sitting outside on the back patio with friends or family. There are plenty of ways to use these wonderful lights.
Hosting a party at your house can be so much fun. And with this charcuterie board, you can earn high praise from all of your friends. The board includes an extra drawer that gives you room to store the knives that come with it. The board also includes a circular tray that you can sit other food on. This charcuterie board is a must for anyone looking to host some parties this summer.
A charcuterie board gives you a little bit more class than just serving your cheese, ham, and fruits on a platter. Your guest will love the presentation of the food!
We’ve all seen the wires hanging down from a television, or looked under the desk where our computer sits and seen a mess of wires on the floor. With these zippered sleeves, you can organize those wires and keep them under control. You can put the wires inside of the zippered sleeve, and it will make the room look neater. You will never have to worry about those wires becoming tangled again!
This would be perfect for home offices and bedrooms. You will be able to take those unsightly wires and put them elsewhere. The sleeves would be perfect for any video game enthusiasts with multiple consoles.
Alarm clocks play an important role in many people’s morning routines. Here is an alarm clock with a digital clock and extra USB ports for charging phones, tablets, and whatever you would like to charge. It has a sleek design, and the big, bold, white letters will make sure that you always know what time it is. They are impossible to miss! This clock will add some flair and personality to your bedroom.
Alarm clocks are a necessary evil in this world. We hate them, but we also need them. It makes sense to have a clock that looks good and enhances the overall vibe of your room.
Magic Oil Spray
Cooking meals can get a bit messy. An oil mister will help you lessen the mess while enhancing the taste of your food! You fill the mister with an oil of your choosing and then spray your food with it. This will keep you from having to massage the oil onto the food which can leave your hands messy, and even damage your clothing. This would be perfect for vegetables and fresh salads!
This device will save you so much time when it comes to cleaning. You will find so many reasons to use it in your kitchen. It will quickly become one of your favorite utensils.
Your privacy is important. And with this prismatic window film, you can block out any window in your home by simply sticking it on. It would be perfect for bathroom and bedroom windows. If you worry about people possibly peeping into your home, this film is what you need! Not only does it give you privacy, but it creates a rainbow when hit by sunlight. It’s the perfect combination of fun and functional.
There is nothing wrong with wanting more privacy. This wonderful film will give you the sense of security that you have been searching for. You will want them all over your house.
LED strip lights have become popular over the last few years. They can take an ordinary room and change it into something fun and exciting. They are easy to install, look good in almost any room of the home, and you can switch the color depending on your mood or need. It is a fun way to spice up a room. You can even make the lights dim or flicker.
If you have children, these lights would be a great gift for them. They will have so much fun decorating their room with them. It will be a good way to help them express themselves
If you are looking for a simple and elegant way to add something extra to your bedroom, then this lunar garland is what you are after. The garland features all of the different phases of the moon in order. You can hang the garland in the space above your headboard. It’s perfect for helping to create the right dreamy mood for drifting off to sleep. It is also very pretty!
Astronomy and astrology fans will love this. It is the perfect accent to add to your bedroom. If you have children, it would even make a great addition to their bedrooms.
Furniture is best when it has multiple purposes. These coasters form a cute cactus that you can build when they are not being used. How great is that? You will never have to worry about not having coasters handy with this in your house. Your friends who are always putting water rings on your table will get a kick out of this when you tell them to grab a coaster from the kitchen.
This would be a great way to add some fun to the kitchen area of your home. If you bought a few of these, you could act like you’ve created your own miniature desert!
Watching a fire burn is already a fun thing to do, but with these mystical colorants, you can take that fun to a new level. When the colorant is added to the fire, it burns and changes the colors of the flames from orange, to a mix of blues, yellows, and greens. This would be perfect for a night outside around the bonfire. People of all ages will enjoy watching these lights move and glow!
We all need a little magic every once and a while, and with these packs of mystical colorants, you will get that and so much more! Everyone will want to come to your bonfires.