Updated on February 10th, 2016
Isn’t it fun to spruce up your space, rearrange and organize, and deck it out with your own personality? I love finding products that can make my home feel unique and fit my family’s personality and needs. These products can help make your home fit your family with style and comfort.
Try any of these ten unique products below to customize your space, fit a need, or save you time and energy!
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1. Space-Saving Study Spot
Create a space in your home that works for studying (or working and play), that adds personality and style. This gorgeous Isabella writing desk fits the need. It’s slim profile lets it work within small spaces, like at the back of a couch, to give you that added function even with limited space. The curved legs and spunky colors make the style really pop. Add fun accessories on top like a metal leaf bowl and an assortment of fillers to match your color scheme and your desk will look decorative, rather than purely functional, adding to the feel of your home. You can find this desk, accessories, and other home decor items to spruce up your space at Kohl’s online or in-stores.
2. Update Home Lighting in seconds
Use these innovative outlet plates by SnapPower to add mood lighting or safety lighting to the areas of your home without hogging your outlet spots. These smart plates install in just seconds, just unscrew your old plate and replace with the SnapPower Guidelight plates that have built-in LED lights. The lights automatically turn on when they sense darkness or movement and cost less than 10 cents a year to operate! Now, your tots can head down the hall without fear or take a trip to the bathroom without stumbling. SnapPower is releasing a USB Charger outlet plates as well that has an extra built-in USB port for charging all your tech without taking up extra space that will be released soon.
3. Tackle Your Paper Piles & To-Do’s
Don’t let your home papers pile up, and overrun your counter space. Instead, grab a Staples Better Binder with Removable Rings. Leave the notebook in a place easy to reach from wherever you walk in and dump the mail pile. When you’re sorting the mail, immediately file away any statements you need to save in your binder, and toss envelopes and junk mail you don’t need. You can pop out the ring when the binder is full, and easily transfer the whole ring to your filing cabinet and store hanging, spine up and labeled. You can keep important papers together by quickly stapling the set with a Staples One-Touch Stapler that can staple as many as 30 papers together at once. Then, stay on top of your to-do list with a Staples Arc Customizable Leather Notebook. You can load up the notebook with blank sheets that are easy to remove, rearrange, and refill as needed. Staples products can help you tackle your paper pile and keep your organized.
4. Sturdy Storage to Last
If there is one thing our homes always need more of, it’s storage space. Giving our possessions a set place where they belong helps keep our home orderly, picked up, and inviting. This beautiful 3 Drawer Transitional Dresser by Kolcraft offers style and function while being sturdy and made to last through your child’s youth. It can start as nursery furniture and move with them through their years into toddler, youth, and teen years with their changing room styles. The generous sized drawers will give them room to house their clothing and personal belongings. This dresser has F3 Technology that lets you put together the dresser in less than 10 minutes without needing to grab any tools! You can find other products to personalize their bedroom space on Kolcraft’s website including a coordinating Elise 3-in-1 Crib.
5. Clean With Just Water
Skip all the chemicals and expense of home cleaning products, and rely on the power of tap water to do the cleaning. With Zabada‘s innovative products, your family can clean without cleaning sprays or bleach. Just wet with water, wipe, and go. Looking for a place to start? Try their Bathroom Glove and Bathroom Marvel mini bundle. The Bathroom Glove will tackle all the large surfaces from shower and tub to counters and toilets by removing 99.9% of bacteria, calcium, lime, mold and soap build up. Next, use the Bathroom Marvel to soak up water after cleaning leaving no streaks behind. It’s perfect for replacing your paper towel supply. I was super impressed with Zabada’s Window Cleaner Large. It is the fastest way to clean a window or mirror, ever! One swipe washes and wipes clean the windows leaving beautiful, clean glass without soap! Use it for your shower doors, mirrors, windows, and glass. Visit Zabada to see even more innovative home cleaning products that work completely cleaner free!
6. Show Off Your Newest Photos
If you are at all like me, you know it takes a lot of effort to actually get those favorite family pictures printed, hung, and updated regularly. Of course, we have good intentions. But beyond my annual family portraits, our monthly new favorites rarely get shown off around our home. Nixplay Seed frame can change all that and make it easy to show off your most precious memories, and update the frame with a few easy steps (no picking up the frame required!). Nixplay Seed works by connecting over WiFi and using a smartphone app to instantly upload photos right to the frame. You can upload up to 10 photos at a time to your own, or a frame at grandma’s house, with the 10 GB of free cloud storage. What’s really neat, is the frame senses motion and turns on when you enter the room and shuts back off as you leave. Choose from a 7, 8, or 10-inch frame at Nixplay’s website.
7. Personalize Their Space
My kids rooms, just like the rest of my home, are a little reflection of their occupants. I really spend time gathering items for their space that reflect their personalities. Because my kids are still quite small I really have to look for items that are made of quality materials and are safe as well. As my 6-month-old makes the transition from the small bed in our room to her crib, I wanted to find some bedding that would be just perfect for her. She loves to have her mouth on everything so I was concerned about the railing on her bed as she becomes more mobile. How could I protect the railing and of course my daughter from chips, scratches, and harmful chemicals. Enter Babee Talk. Babee Talk makes a complete line of bedding that includes rail covers that are proudly made in the USA. They have a soft organic items contain no heavy metals, no chemical flame retardants and use only low-impact, non-toxic dyes. Not only does her bedding look adorable, I know that it is safe and functional for her as well. No worries about her using her bed as a teether anymore! See Babee Talk’s full line of products here, including their adorable Eco-Buds™ Take-Along Pals.
8. Make Note Taking Easy
As a mom, I constantly find myself needing to write notes about school, or work, or whatever, to my husband and kids. Writing things down immediately helps ensure that I don’t forget what I was thinking. Having supplies for staying in touch with my family in this way is essential for good, detailed communication at our house. I love using Debbie Lynn‘s different stationery lines to do that! I can leave notes on our chalkboard with Debbie Lynn‘s bright colored chalk markers. Fun shaped sticky notes make it a blast to leave little notes on the mirror or in a lunch box. You just can’t go wrong with bright, fun office supplies, can you!? Debbie Lynn is part of the Women Owned companies featured at your local Walmart store, you can shop for them there!
9. Don’t Let Stains Settle In
Kids (and husbands) are famous for spilling something on your nice, clean carpet or couch cushion. If you have pets, there are even more opportunities for messes and stains. Treating the stains quickly will keep them from settling in and claiming their stake in your home. BISSELL SpotClean Cordless will help keep the spots away with its powerful suction. With it being cordless, you can even tackle stains that are normally hard to clean, like in your car, on the stairs, or in hard to reach areas. The Lithium-ion battery holds a 20-minute run time, enough to tackle most jobs in a single charge. The SpotClean Cordless has easy to clean tanks and includes attachments to help you with a variety of cleaning tasks.
10. Finishing Touch to Your Windows
Sometimes the most simple of touches can really bring a room together. As I have been gathering items for decorating my little girl’s room, I was really looking for soft and feminine finishing touches. I ran around town like crazy looking for the perfect floor length curtains for her space and came up with nothing! Then I stumbled across Ruffled Linens on Etsy and my jaw hit the floor when I saw this Triple Ruffled Curtain Set. These curtain sets are each made to order by hand, and you can tell. The attention to detail is amazing and the 30 full inches of gorgeous ruffles at the bottom are EXACTLY what I was looking for. Ruffled Linens has everything from curtains to tablecloths and stockings to pillow shams, each item is just beautiful. All of their products are handcrafted from 100% European linen that has been prewashed and dried to ensure your immediate and everlasting enjoyment.
Be prepared to fall in love when you check out all they have to offer.
11. Personal Assistant at your Command
Ever needed extra help around the home? Amazon Echo is a neat tool for creating a connected home, managing your to-do and shopping lists, setting appointments and alarms, or even asking questions for on demand answers. My boys like to shout out, “Alexa, what’s 7×7?” or “Alexa, are you a boy or a girl?” They love hearing the response, the jokes, and requesting music, weather, and the time. Amazon Echo connects with other services you use Pandora, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio or other services to get your favorite playlists loaded and playing with the powerful built-in omni-directional audio that fills the room. You can also connect your compatiable smart phone products like Philips Hue, Belkin WeMo and others to control your lights and switches with just a command. Amazon Echo can give you a hands-free tool for being more productive around the home.