The Results Are In: These Are Our Editors’ MVPs (Most Valuable Products) of 2022

published Oct 27, 2022
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As home shopping editors, it’s our job to consistently be on the hunt for the best of the best. From everything that makes a fully dressed bed to the kitchen tools that keep us fed to the organization essentials that keep us in line, we try it all (so you don’t have to). But that doesn’t mean we don’t each have our personal favorites, the products we go to again and again. In other words, our MVPs. These finds are so good, in fact, that we’re sharing them with you in a comprehensive list (55 items, to be exact!), broken down by category. We didn’t leave a single one of our top products of 2022 out, so whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts, totally redecorating, or just in need of better bedding, you’ll find it all here.

What makes a product an MVP? Each of our MVPs — Most Valuable Products — is guaranteed to be tested, owned, or purchased by at least one of our shopping writers and editors — but, most importantly, these items are adored. They’re the ones we use in our own homes and recommend to each other as well as to our friends and family. We test products for a living, so something has to be truly impressive to earn a spot on this list. These picks are game-changers and make our homes so much better.


Furniture MVPs

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1 / 5
Albany Park
$1100.00
was $1498.00

“I love how much the Kova Sofa tied my space together," AT assistant shopping editor Britt says of this reader fave. "Its deep-set structure and feather-blend cushions give the perfect level of coziness, whether I’m napping, watching TV, or tying up loose ends while working from home.” The Kova arrives in moveable boxes that are designed with tight spaces in mind and comes with clear DIY assembly requirements. Britt was able to put it together on her own — and she even has some pro tips!

2 / 5
Floyd
$2725.00

The Floyd Bed Frame is one of the easiest pieces of furniture I've assembled on my own in my career of testing home products. Since everything Floyd offers is modular, I was able to add on two underbed storage attachments myself in about 10 minutes total. I do recommend getting another set of eyes on the instructions and your assembly afterward to make sure everything is secure, but it's still a seriously solo-living-friendly piece and my all-time favorite bed frame. I'm able to fully store all my winter (or summer!) clothes under my bed for easy access, which is especially great when I'm packing for trips to different climates.

3 / 5
All33
$999.00
was $1399.00

AT SEO editor Sarah uses the All33 BackStrong C1 Chair to help with her "pandemic posture," and if you're someone who still works from home (even part of the time), investing in a great office chair is essential to have in your work space. “In an effort to help my achy-breaky back," she says, "I decided to get an ergonomic desk chair — but not just any chair: the All33 BackStrong. I had seen this chair all over Instagram and knew I had to put it to the test to see if this chiropractic-designed beauty actually lived up to the hype. Let’s just say my back, hips, and neck have never felt better.”

4 / 5
West Elm
$649.00

The Jules Drop-Leaf table, a favorite of mine from West Elm (having tested every dining table they had in-store, no less), is a solid solution for small spaces. Whether you're serving one or five, working from home, or need a versatile spot to do all of the above, this table's high quality will carry you through years. It comes in two colorways, one light and the other dark walnut, and expands from 22 to 42 inches with just a quick fold of the leaves on either side. I love how relaxed it feels to sit at and how spacious it can become.

5 / 5
Pottery Barn
$3099.00

As truly the nicest twin sleeper sofa I've ever seen, the Buchanan Deluxe from Pottery Barn is one I haven't stopped recommending since testing all the sofas they had in-store. No exposed springs, no squeaky sounds, and no detached mattresses — the Buchanan Deluxe is a sleeper armchair that takes up little space, is easy to pull out, and is genuinely comfortable.

Decor MVPs

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1 / 5
Muslin Comfort
$239.99

"Of all my blankets," Britt says, "Muslin Comfort’s 365 Blanket is the one that never ends up in the linen closet." Muslin, often used to swaddle babies, is lightweight, temperature-regulating, and delicately soft and textured. "I love it because it’s light enough to sleep under when it’s warm out and makes for a great extra layer of bedding when the weather cools down.”

2 / 5
Ruggable
$368.00
was $409.00

“A white shag rug sounds like a recipe for dirt-and-stain disasters," style editor Blair says... and it's all too often the truth. "But, I tried Ruggable’s washable version in my high-traffic living room, and it’s actually surpassed all my expectations. Even with the texture and color, this stylish, vacuum-friendly design has stayed relatively clean, and (my favorite part!) it’s SO comfortable to walk over.” Soft, fluffy, and machine washable... what more could you want from a rug?

3 / 5
Amazon
$36.99

“I'll admit it: I was intimidated to put up wallpaper of any sort," says AT contributor Stella. It's a sentiment the rest of us renters can empathize with. "The truth is, I'm not the best handyman. But, my dingy little bathroom needed an upgrade, and I was determined to complete the task at hand. Much to my surprise, the stunning, floral paper was a total breeze to apply. If I ever did misalign or catch too many air bubbles, I could easily pull the sheet off and restick. Heck! I might even peel it off and take it with me when I move to my next place!” Damage free without sacrificing quality and style, the Peel and Stick Wallpaper from RoomMates is a total room changer.

4 / 5
Brightech
$169.00
was $250.00

“After months of searching for lighting in my studio," commerce managing editor Tamara says, "I discovered Brightech’s Olivia floor lamp, which is the perfect marriage of functionality and style." A standing floor lamp that's beautiful on as well as off, the Olivia has a small bulb-covering shade that doesn't hang low enough to be annoying or, worse, a hazard. "I love that it’s adjustable so you can move it around wherever you need light, and you can’t beat the designer-worthy style for a fraction of the cost. I even assembled it in minutes by myself, so I was immediately sold!”

5 / 5
Otherland
$36.00

“Otherland is a commerce team favorite," says senior commerce editor Alicia — and, boy, she is not wrong. "The Alpine Crystal is my favorite from Otherland's Adorned Collection. It smells of juniper, ice, and lemon — the perfect refreshing winter candle." But what makes a candle truly stand out among the hundreds of others out there? "Otherland has a longer burn time than any other candle brand I've tested," Alicia continues, "and even the packaging is beautiful. I'm constantly burning Otherland candles in my apartment and have also bought and gifted these candles for my family.”

Cleaning MVPs

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1 / 5
Amazon
$69.99
was $89.99

AT executive commerce director Mark raves, “I honestly wish I had bought this versatile mop sooner because it makes cleaning so much less of a chore." The PurSteam ThermaPro is a 10-in-one device that steam, mops, disinfects, deep cleans, and more. "I use it for practically everything," Mark goes on, "from removing grime from bathroom tiles, limescale from my faucets, and even wrinkles from my shirts. It’s truly a superhero, and I especially love how it leaves my wood floors gleaming.” We love a good multi-tasking MVP.

2 / 5
Amazon
$209.99
was $299.99

We spend a lot of time talking about the best products for small spaces, but some — like the Levoit Core 600S Air Purifier — surprise us. Not only is this air purifier the least intrusive one I've used in my tiny apartment, from its silent nighttime setting to its small frame, but it also outperformed a number of air purifiers I tested for our Best List that were designed (and sized) for larger spaces and homes. This is the air purifier I continuously recommend, regardless of space size or location (it virtually eliminated the seasonal sniffles I used to get in my NYC apartment).

3 / 5
Amazon
$9.99

Maintaining a clean home shouldn't be contingent upon how much we rough up our knees or break our backs. This gap duster comes recommended by my grandmother, a stickler for all things being spick-and-span, and it allows her to keep her home up to her standards all by herself. Now that I have my own duster, I no longer worry about those creepy kitchen crevices or the space under my clawfoot tub — nor do I have to throw on kneepads to dust under things like it. This gadget even motivates me to find more hard-to-reach areas to clean...it's that satisfying.

4 / 5
Amazon
$35.99
was $59.99

We've said it once, but Sarah will say it again: “Hand vacs are notorious for being large and unsightly, but this eufy by Anker pick showed me that everything is not as it seems. With a design no bigger than a wine bottle, it looks great on my countertop." And it's just as easy to store away! "And don’t think its size means it doesn’t pack a punch — this vacuum sucks... in all the right ways.”

5 / 5
The Green Laundress
$8.00

"Despite its name, the Green Laundress Tub Scrub is a multipurpose cleaner that can also be used on sinks, toilets, showers, faucets, ovens, and even dishes," says Britt, who is a huge fan of the brand. "Between my bathtub and sink, the scrub has made cleaning seriously easy and unlocked the potential of just how spick-and-span my bathroom can be. Now, I can’t wait to try it out on those stained teacups… that crusty barbecue grill… that sooty patch of tile in front of my fireplace…you get the idea."

Organizing MVPs

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1 / 5
Amazon
$19.99

“I never thought about how much space gets taken up by zip-top bag boxes," Britt says of an often overlooked truth. Sandwich and storage bags, rubber bands, and other small essentials for the kitchen or office deserve a space that makes them easy to grab without it becoming a catch-all junk drawer. Enter: YouCopia's StoraBag. "I consolidated them in this convenient little box and freed up space in my kitchen. Best of all, it can be stored laying flat or vertically," which makes it easy "in case I ever need to move it," she says.

2 / 5
Amazon
$27.99

“Living in a tiny NYC studio, every inch of space counts," preaches Tamara, "especially in my less-than-generously sized kitchen. I ran out of space for my olive oil collection (I’ve got a lot!) and spices and was on the hunt for shelves that I could adhere to the tile backsplash above my stove. That’s when an Amazon search led me to these game-changing floating shelves that attach to the wall with super sticky adhesives." But before you let skepticism get the best of you, Tamara also notes that "since I put them up about 10 months ago, they haven’t budged once. I talk about these ingenious shelves so much that I’ve even convinced so many friends to buy them for their small kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas!”

3 / 5
Amazon
$160.00

AT contributor Jessica says that while the Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Closet Kit is "more functional than beautiful (the rails and wire shelves look pretty builder-basic), you can’t beat the price or ease of installation." Gorgeous closet systems will cost you the arms and legs your clothes are meant to dress anyway, and considering "it just took a measuring tape, a drill, a level, and a big handful of screws to get going" with the Rubbermaid kit, it's a satisfying job for pros and DIY-ers alike. "I also liked how the rail telescoped and how easily I was able to move the shelves and brackets around. Did I mention that I didn’t even use all the pieces that came with my kit, so I gave them to my brother so he could add some extra storage to his own apartment? It doesn’t get better than two closets for the price of one." There's a reason why it's often the heavy-duty, even old-school products we go back to again and again.

4 / 5
Open Spaces
$184.00

AT contributor Laura says the Open Spaces Entryway Rack wasn't "just any shoe rack" when she first saw it on Instagram. "It was a sleek-looking model made from powder-coated metal that would actually enhance the aesthetics of my entryway." Coming from someone who literally wrote a book about small-space living, "this shoe rack checked off all my criteria for a home purchase... it’s definitely a step up design-wise from anything I could have purchased from a big box store (even my husband commented on its good looks). The rack gets the job done: Shoes get put away, and our entryway feels less cluttered. Thanks to the top handle," Laura adds, "I can even easily move it (shoes and all) to vacuum underneath."

5 / 5
Amazon
$15.99

A new favorite of AT contributor Amy, this foldable leggings organizer from Amazonintitially on editor Alicia's wishlist — makes storing T-shirts and other flexible clothing items easy, clean, and organized. "The hanging storage attaches to the rod in your closet via a strap," Alicia reports. "It also comes with two hooks, so you could hang it on the back of your door." Most importantly, though, according to Amy, it's a find that's "definitely MVP-worthy." She currently uses it to store her T-shirts.

Bedding MVPs

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1 / 5
Parachute
$231.20
was $289.00

Blair "can confidently say I’ll never go back to any other comforter after using Parachute’s Cloud Cotton Quilt — it’s that rave-worthy. True to its name, the style manages to strike the perfect cloud-like balance between lightweight and cozy, making it the ultimate year-round must-have that I can’t imagine my bed without.” After over 200 slumbers together, Blair and her Cloud Cotton Quilt are still very happy together... and we stan it.

2 / 5
Cushion Lab
$85.00
was $135.00

Britt, our appointed pillow professional, says, “I'd seen Cushion Lab’s Deep Sleep Pillow on social media for a long time before finally trying it out for myself. I’m happy to say it totally lives up to the hype, and as a stomach-favoring combination sleeper, I’ve gotten some of my best sleep ever on this pillow.” And when she moves into a side-sleeping position, Britt continues to find solace in the supportive and unique shape of the Deep Sleep Pillow night after night.

3 / 5
Saatva
$1635.00
was $1995.00

When Mark initially tested the Saatva Classic Mattress, “I was reluctant to get rid of my 11-year-old mattress because it was one of the few that didn’t give me back pains," he says. Still, he took the leap and switched to the Saatva Classic. "And I’m so glad I did!" he says. "It’s beautifully crafted, with a luxurious pillow top that is comfortable, supports any position I sleep in, and doesn’t leave me waking up with a sore back. It also doesn’t have me overheating during sweltering NYC summers. All in all, it’s a dream come true.” A bed that makes dreams come true? That's an MVP.

4 / 5
Cozy Earth
$311.20
was $389.00

Cozy Earth’s bamboo sheets are by far my ‘treat yourself’ bedding," says Britt. Bamboo sheets — if you don't already own them in this material — are among the most soft and cooling on the market. These Cozy Earth ones, though, "are so soft, smooth, and comfortable that sleeping in them feels like a luxury.” For year-round use, especially if you sleep hot, these are the 2022 MVP of sheets.

5 / 5
Sijo Home
$156.00
was $195.00

From the moment AT contributor Jasmine "unwrapped the SIJO Eucalyptus Duvet Insert from the box, I knew this comforter was something to behold — and I wasn’t wrong!" This cooling comforter is covered in breathable "100 percent TENCEL lyocell fibers, which combine eucalyptus and other wood sources from sustainably managed farms." It's an eco-friendly material that, according (but definitely not limited) to Jasmine, "is not only extremely breathable, but also incredibly soft to the touch. I seriously have a hard time parting with this duvet each morning," she says, "it’s just that darn cozy."

Laundry MVPs

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1 / 5
Nori
$120.00

Usually, taking the wrinkles out of your clothes and linens is a split path — either you're using a steamer or an iron. Steamers involve water and can be fairly bulky while common irons are even bigger... not ideal travel or small-space companions. “As someone who lives in a studio apartment," SEO editor Sarah says, "I’m precious about my space, so a traditional iron and ironing board setup was out of the picture. Enter The Nori Press: Compact and shaped like an oversized hair straightener (a kitschy design I adore), this iron gets the job done with six fabric-specific heat settings and an easy-to-use design that takes all the fuss out of ironing.”

2 / 5
Amazon
$19.99

“With this space-saving drying rack," Amy says of her PRESSA 8-Claw Octopus model, "I don’t need to spread clothes out to dry all over my apartment — finally! It features 16 hooks to hang lots of wet clothes, and it folds up to become super compact when not in use. That’s why I even take it with me when I travel." Bonus #1. "Plus, those two little painted-on octopus eyes just make it look so darned cute…” Bonus #2!

3 / 5
Amazon
$14.99
was $29.99

OK, this one's here for safety reasons (excess dryer lint is flammable, people), but it's also... kind of fun to use. After getting one of these dryer lint cleaning vacuum attachments from Amazon for my parents' dryer, I bought several more to give to others I love with fully functionung laundry machines. They're inexpensive, functional, and beyond satisfying to use... not to mention the assurance that my friends' and family's homes are just a little safer for them.

4 / 5
Amazon
$11.99

This laundry whitener has been around since (*drumroll*) 1883... and it's still got a major fan base. Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing is a non-toxic liquid laundry additive with blue dye made with blue iron powder, which gets dilluted to make your whites extra bright without any chemicals harmful to you or your linens. It's not a cleaning product, but rather a stain that uses the power of color theory to counteract those yellowy warm tones white towels get over time (thanks to bleach, believe it or not!). When AT contributor Danielle put it to the test, she found that her towels "definitely looked a few shades brighter and whiter, and they were fluffy and soft — unlike the dried, parched texture they get when I use bleach."

5 / 5
Amazon
$33.59
was $69.99

AT contributor Shifrah adores this highly functional Romoon 4 Bag Laundry Hamper so much, she bulletpointed all the reasons why. Not only does it hold its shape through the wear-and-tear of laundry tossing, but its dark color keeps it looking sharp and its four compartments actually lift out easily. "I do not enjoy sorting dirty laundry into piles," she says. "It feels unsanitary, I end up with piles on the floor, and it’s extra work that can be avoided. Having compartments in this hamper means we can just toss our laundry into the right section, effectively sorting it each time we take off clothes."

Bathroom MVPs

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1 / 5
Walmart
$45.99
was $59.99

“If there’s one chore I loathe," says Sarah, "it’s scrubbing the tub." We hear you! "From the pain of bending over the edge of my high tub to the strain it puts on my back, I knew there had to be an easier way." Per usual, she was right. The Homitt Electric Power Bathroom Scrubber turns up with just "a quick Google search," but if you've yet to try it yourself, consider this your sign. "Now," Sarah says, "I can get into every nook and cranny (as well as up my incredibly high shower walls) with ease for a pain-free deep clean.”

2 / 5
Frontgate
$39.90
was $42.00

According to Jasmine, these bath towels had her household rushing to the dryer... and fighting over them. "Super thick and plush," she says, "and also cotton candy-soft," the Frontgate Resort Cotton Bath Towels are as luxurious as it gets without the price tag to match. "When it’s my turn to use this towel," she continues, "it feels like a total treat — almost like stepping out of a sauna at a five-star resort." Oh, and they come in a whopping 21 beautiful colors, so they'll also work with your bathroom decor, whatever the scheme.

3 / 5
Amazon
$27.99
was $37.99

Alicia "stumbled upon this sink topper on TikTok originally and was stupefied by how simple (and genius) it was." Available in a small and a large size, the porous mat turns your sink into a ventilated tabletop. "It solved my small-sink counter-space problem flawlessly and created a flat space for me to rest my skin care and makeup products without worrying about knocking them into the sink.” This topper's a win for small spaces if we've ever seen one.

4 / 5
Ruggable
$103.20
was $129.00

For me, my bath mat makes or totally breaks my time in my bathroom. From how it looks to how it feels, it grounds the decor and overall feeling of my space. Ruggable's washable bath mat collection features interchangeable top layers, so this mat may be the only one I'll need for years to come. It has the same dual-layered system as the brand's washable rugs, but it's more resistant to the effects of water and humidity over time. My favorite part? It's so deliciously comfy to step on and stand on for a sustained amount of time. I plan to grab a few more styles to cover the non-slip bottom layer between washes.

5 / 5
Umbra
$40.00

Tamara found these renter-friendly shower shelves to fix her lack of toiletry space. "I love that they nestle perfectly into the unused corner space in my absurdly small tub, and that the white color camouflages into the tile so it doesn’t appear that there’s something super clunky taking up space (they come in black, too)." The best part? They boast waterproof adhesive, so you don't have to worry about installation (or the shelves falling off the wall mid-shower).

Storage MVPs

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1 / 5
Urban Outfitters
$12.00

The Felix Storage Crates "are one of my favorite organization solutions in my home!" says Britt, who adores the colorful, collapsible crates for their looks as well as how "incredibly affordable" they are. "I bought my first batch to organize bookshelves of collectibles, and then ended up buying more to further organize my office because I loved them so much." And just so you can make all your household storage uniform (or somewhat, if you opt for multiple colors), "they also come in a handful of convenient sizes.”

2 / 5
Amazon
$22.99

These space-saving bins might be my best Amazon purchase this year," Alicia raves about her madesmart finds. Stackable for extra space utility, these bins slide in and out for easy access. "I love that each bin can slide out, so I can actually see what's in the bottom. I have one in the kitchen to store cleaning supplies and one in the bathroom for my toiletries." They can even be labeled on the front with marker — never lose a toiletry or kitchen tool again.

3 / 5
Open Spaces
$148.00

Storage bins tend to not be the most visual accessories in our home, but they're certainly functional. Open Spaces addresses this conundrum with its collection of chic solutions, including the Underbed Storage set of two. Britt adores their beauty and functionality: “I still can’t believe how much these underbed storage containers can hold! They not only helped with storing seasonal bedding, but also extra throw blankets and clothing that I didn’t have space for elsewhere. An added bonus is that they’re well-made and stylish, too.”

4 / 5
Amazon
$6.79
was $9.77

“The Command Caddy has been an absolute game-changer for my kitchen," says Britt. This renter-friendly organization and storage hack is one of the best drill-free ones out there — and it's under $10! "I have three of them on the door of my pantry," she says, "and they’ve helped immensely in keeping small items like seasoning packets, reusable bags and carriers, and more from cluttering up the counters and cabinets.”

5 / 5
QVC.com
$28.79
was $31.99

“Until I got the Sorbus Storage Bins," Britt says, "my closet was packed with clothing for the whole year, which made it difficult to keep it tidy." We feel you, Britt. Luckily for her (and anyone else who heeds her advice), "these bins cleared out over half of the clothing in my closet and allowed me to store them neatly and still be able to access them between seasons.” For those who live in apartments or lack the closet space for year-round storage, these bins are espeically handy for easy access during seasonal transitions.

Travel MVPs

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1 / 5
Solgaard
$345.00

It's all in the name. The Solgaard Carry-on Closet makes it possible bring aboard a curated travel wardrobe without needing to crumple, fold, or bend your more delicate pieces. “The Carry-On Closet makes packing for short trips super easy," says Britt. "You don’t have to worry about playing Tetris with your luggage. I can just add my clothes to the collapsible packing cube, drop it into the carry-on, and I’m good to go as soon as I clamp it shut. It also comes with a very secure TSA lock to keep all of my belongings safe and sound.” Safe, easy to use, and easy on the eyes — it's clear why this carry-on is an MVP.

2 / 5
Amazon
$15.99

Everyone's got their own hacks when it comes to packing (as much as possible into as small a bag as possible, specifically). Alicia's includes the OEE Luggage Packing Organizers, and they've changed the way she travels. “I used to be a big over-packer," she says, "until I came across these packing cubes on Amazon. They help me stay nice and organized during any trip, whether it's a long weekend or a two-week vacation. My suitcase is never a jumbled mess.” Alright, well... for anyone like me whose suitcases remain messes, it's time to level up.

3 / 5
Lo & Sons
$102.50
was $205.00

Lo & Sons is beloved by several AT editors, but the Catalina Deluxe Tote is a favorite. “I’m a sucker for uber-organized bags," Sarah says, "so when I discoverd the Catalina tote it was love at first sight." Its superior design marries some serious functionality with a look that's actually worth showing off. "This bad boy has pockets for everything," she continues, "a roomy interior, a keychain strap so you never lose your keys at the bottom, a suitcase handle sleeve for easy airport meanuvering, and a compartment to separate shoes from clean clothes. Oh, and it also comes in a bevy of chic colors and fabrics. Good luck finding a better travel bag — five years down the road and I’m still obsessed.”

4 / 5
Amazon
$24.98
was $30.99

As one of the best gifts I've ever been given, the FRESHME Sleep Mask is cashmere soft, adjustable, noise reducing, and totally light blocking. It can be folded without its shape or longevity being effected, and it's safe against my (very) sensitive skin, to boot. Of all the eye masks I've tested for our Best List, this is the most impressive. I'll be loading up on them myself to give as gifts this year!

5 / 5
Gravity Blankets
$50.00
was $100.00

There's something admittedly counterintuitive about a travel-size weighted blanket, but the Gravity Flex Travel Blanket somehow makes toting one around possible. “I’m a huge fan of weighted blankets and I also get cold on flights," Britt admits, "so the Gravity Flex travel blanket is the perfect blend for a convenient and comfortable travel-size blanket. It’s not chunky and packs easily into its own duffle so there’s no fussing with it to use in small spaces like airplane seats and the car.”

Kitchen MVPs

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1 / 5
Amazon
$16.61
was $24.99

Refrigerators, without carefully considered organization, can become messy and wasteful black holes. “I’m still fairly new to the refrigerator organizer game," Britt admits, "but after trying a few, there’s no way I can go back to just putting items in however they fit. YouCopia’s Fridge Drawers have worked wonders in my small fridge for stocking up drinks, small food items, and so much more while leaving plenty of room for everything else without stuffing it.” Stop throwing stuff into your fridge wherever it'll fit and create dedicated areas and drop zones. YouCopia is here to help.

2 / 5
Amazon
$14.99
was $20.99

These genius utensil racks," AT contributor Amy raves, "are a much more manageable solution than stuffing utensils into crocks or drawers. They hang under your cabinets (aka they don’t take up any countertop real estate), and each one has six hooks to hang spatulas, whisks, measuring spoons, and other kitchen essentials that you want to keep within easy reach." They also come in sets of two, so the more utensils you have, the merrier. "They’ve totally changed the way I cook," she says, "since I can see everything at a glance without having to go hunting around for the tool I’m looking for (while my food burns on the stove)!” Amy's right — it's all about location, location, location.

3 / 5
Stojo
$20.00

“The Stojo Box really does it all!" says Britt of this collapsable storage container. "First of all, they don’t clutter up my Tupperware cabinet because they collapse and stack together, which was an immediate plus. I use them as snack containers at home, sandwich savers when I travel, and sometimes I’ll just pack one in my bag or carry-on in case I get food on the go." That's a pro tip right there — store your own leftovers from restaurants and leave those messy, wasteful to-go containers there. "They also come in some really fun colors, which is right up my alley.”

4 / 5
Amazon
$69.99

“I’ve always been a tea girl," SEO editor Sarah says, "so when I came across the COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle, I quite literally bought it on the spot." This Best List runner up's pour-over spout is ideal for soaking every tea leaf, ensuring the richest, quickest, most optimal steep. "Its chic design aside, this kettle is a standout thanks to its five tea-specific temperature presets which help you brew a perfect, never bitter cup everytime. J’adore,” says Sarah. Coffee lovers? All the same benefits offered by this kettle apply to us.

5 / 5
Food52
$45.00

AT home director Danielle loves this game-changing drying rack. As a small-space dweller, she couldn't spare her limited counterspace for a dish-drying rack, so she opted for this over-the-sink version and is never going back. "It's slotted and fully ventilated, with your sink becoming the catchall for drips and moisture as your pieces dry. This makes the rack itself much easier to keep clean, since water and other gunk can’t pool in the ridges of the drying mat itself or the plastic dish that often comes with countertop rack models to collect drainage." Reclaim your space (and don't spend extra energy cleaning your drying rack) — that's a win-win!

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Pet MVPs

1 / 5
Fable Pets
$595.00

Pet crates are one of those functional products many of us wish looked better than they do, but perhaps that's where Fable comes in (specifically with the Fable Crate, but its whole collection of pet accessories is totally cute as well). “I get so many compliments on the Fable Crate everytime someone visits," says Britt. "Even the guy who came to fix my Internet asked where I got it from! It’s super stylish and provides a safe, cozy space for my dog to rest that blends in with my home since I can also use it as an end table.”

2 / 5
Tuft & Paw
$79.00

Tamara's new kitties can't get enough of the coziness and views the Cloud Nine Window Hammock provides. “I’m a new(ish) mom of two curious kittens," she says, "and I quickly learned that they’re quite picky and like to jump on high surfaces. So, when they immediately took to this cozy window hammock, I knew I struck gold." From editor-loved brand Tuft & Paw, this hammock is not only well designed (with your cat's safety in mind!) but also looks good. "It adheres the window with three super durable suction cups, so my cats can peek outside at the birds (or my neighbors). Cats love to perch, but because I don’t have room for a giant cat tree in my tiny studio, this is the next best thing that takes up zero floor space.”

3 / 5
Rowan
$35.00
was $40.00

I'll venture to bet your pup doesn't enjoy being stinky any more than you do. But many pet bath products are somehow either irritating to sensitive skin or not effectively cleansing enough. Britt finds that Rowan's In-Between Bath Bundle cuts down on the number of baths she gives her dog (and the skin dryness that's often a consequence) and keeps them both happy in-between washes. “Rowan’s In-Between Bath Bundle has been the KEY to keeping my dog fresh and clean when it’s not quite time for a trip to the groomer," she says. "The Dry Shampoo gets rid of the funk he might pick up from running around outside, and the conditioner softens his coat and leaves him smelling great — all without having to dip him into the bathtub.”

4 / 5
Casper
$152.10
was $169.00

If your dog loves your Casper mattress as much as you do, why not give them one of her own? The Casper Dog Bed — a Best List winner — is made from much of the same cozy materials that go into the brand's beds for humans. As one of our team's testing editors, I am proud to say I have fallen asleep on this dog bed myself (I take puppy cuddles seriously). It's as supportive as I need my human pillows to be, which gives me confidence in my dogs' quality of sleep with their own Casper.

5 / 5
Amazon
$19.99

When it comes to undercoat shedding, the seasonal releasing of that soft, fine, "thermal underwear" layer beneath the guard hairs of most cat and dog breeds, not just any brush will do. Help your pet out (the way Britt does!) with the Hertzko Deshedding Comb. “My dog Leo sheds constantly," Britt says, "which only increases in the warmer months, so a deshedding comb is a must in our household." The comb's design allows it to dig deep — gently, of course — and reach undercoat shed that gets trapped by top-level guard hairs. "This comb pulls through his coat easily without hurting him," Britt says, "and can be cleaned with the press of a button so I don’t have to pull hair out of the comb with my hands. I use it all the time, and it’s been a huge help!”