Skimm Faves: Your Absolute Favorite Home Products of the Year

Published on: Dec 18, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
our favorite home products of 2020

2020 has been a year. And throughout it, we shared our best product recs with you. To help you shop smarter and save money. And because spending your hard-earned cash on stuff that doesn’t live up to expectations is the worst.

So we took a deep dive into what Skimm’rs (hi, you) loved the most this year. Introducing: Skimm Faves. We looked at what sold best, what products were the most popular, and what we were obsessed with over here at Skimm HQ. So consider these the best in show. The crème de la crème.

This list is all about your home with things to make your space at home more comfortable and more fun. Not to mention a bunch of things to help your place stay clean. 

Want more Skimm Faves? We’re also revealing our fave books, our best-selling products across every category, best self-care products, and best kitchen products.

over the sink dishwasher rack
A collapsible dishwasher rack that’ll sit over the sink for drying…

Introducing your new favorite space-saver. It’s got a built-in utensil caddy and lots of strength to support heavier pots and lids. You can pull it out once the dishes are washed and then stow it away once everything is dry. ($45, Food52)

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snake plant
A snake plant for those that are new to plant parenthood...

Start with the basics. Aka a plant that doesn’t require constant sun or lots of water. Snake plants are pretty resilient, and can thrive at room temperature with low light. So you don’t have to worry about killing them immediately. Phew. ($83, Ansel & Ivy)

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mop and broom wall rack
A mop and broom rack because piling them in the corner of a closet isn’t cutting it...

It’s time to mount them. The five slots will keep your Swiffer and mops in place, while the six hooks will hold towels, dust pans, and brushes. It’s like your cleaning home base. ($9.99+, Amazon)

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reversible pillow
A reversible pillow to add to your bed or couch…

An easy way to cozy up your home? Add pillows. These are handmade by women artisans in Colombia. And they’re super cute. ($70, Zuahaza)

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lap desk for working with a laptop
A lap desk for when your commute is from one side of the bed to the other…

Try bringing the office to you. This tray lets you keep your laptop at eye level. So you won’t have to strain your neck. Oh, and it features a drawer and air holes. No more overheating on your lap. ($29.99, Amazon)

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chair pillow for back support
A back pillow that’ll make the most out of the chair you’re using for your home office...

This pillow is designed to relieve lower back pressure by keeping your spine in an ideal posture. You can use it on any chair or even in the car. Solutions, here we come. ($55, Cushion Lab)

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spray and rinse shower cleaner
A shower spray ideal for any lazy cleaner...

We’re talking spray and rinse. Which makes things super easy. Yep, no scrubbing or wiping. This formula is designed to remove mold, mildew, soap scum, and grime. It’s truly a dream. ($17.97, Amazon)

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photo clipboard
A hand-painted clipboard for displaying photos…

Whether sitting out on your desk, or on a bedside table, this photo clipboard is an adorable home accessory. And if you wanna swap the photo, it’s wayyyy simpler than traditional frames. ($23, The Heart Department Co. on Etsy)

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bluetooth waterproof speaker for the shower
A Bluetooth shower speaker so you can belt your heart out…

While shampooing, duh. No more leaving your phone out on the sink at max volume. This speaker is 100% waterproof. And can suction to the shower wall. So you can adjust volume and skip songs with just the touch of a button. ($49.99, Amazon)

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fabric banner wall hanging decor
A wall hanging that’ll make any boss babe smile…

Consider this a little inspo as you work from home. Or hang it in your bedroom so it’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning. A bit of positivity can go a long way. ($75, Rayo & Honey)

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pads for pet stains for carpets and floors
A pad that can soak up pet stains with minimal effort on your end...

We’re not kidding. Lay one of these pads on a fresh stain and press down with your foot. The formula will be released into the rug. Wait about 30 minutes and then remove. Presto. ($24.99/pack of 20, Amazon)

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grout pen
A grout pen to restore your bathroom floor to its original look…

Meet the adult version of coloring. This pen will tackle grout that won’t seem to brighten even with intense scrubbing. Now all you gotta do is stay within the lines. ($8.99, Amazon)

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coffee scented candle
A morning brew candle so you can enjoy the smell way after your first cup…

Made with coffee bean essential oil and hints of chocolate and hazelnut, this candle will smell delicious. It’s hand-poured, made of 100% soy wax, and has a 40+ hour burn time. We stan. ($12+, Hazel Candle Co. on Etsy)

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golf cornhole game
A golf cornhole game the entire family can enjoy...

Or what we like to call pong golf. Otherwise known as the best way you could spend a quarantine weekend indoors. And if the kids are looking to join in, just use water. It’s a win, win. ($115.19, Wayfair)

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly