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Midyear Skimm Faves: Our Top Home-Related Products (So Far)

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June 22, 2023

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Over the past six months, we’ve shared tons of product recommendations with you to help you shop smarter and save money. Now, to make sure you don’t miss a thing, we’re looking back at the top products we — and you — have been obsessed with since January. Consider these products the best in show. In this guide, we’ve rounded up the home-related products Skimm’rs have added to cart the most. Let’s get to it.

And for more of our favorite products in other categories, click here.


A sleek, retro-inspired toaster…

This aesthetically pleasing option from Smeg is popular for a reason: It’s got two wide slots and a precise dial so you can toast to your preference. It has six browning levels and three pre-set options for bagels, reheating, and defrosting. Not to mention, it’s super easy to clean. All you have to do is empty out its stainless steel crumb tray. Pick your fave color and peep our full review before you buy. ($199.95+, Nordstrom)

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A closet shoe organizer that’ll save you a ton of space…

Instead of placing your shoes side by side on a rack, these slots let you store them on top of each other. You can adjust each individual unit to four different heights, so you can fit your tallest heels and flattest sneakers and everything in between. The slots have grooves on them that’ll prevent your shoes from falling off. Plus, it’s made of nontoxic material and can be cleaned easily with water and soap. ($33.99, Amazon)

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A nonslip, quick-drying stone bath mat…

You won’t have to deal with damp fabrics that take forever to dry. Not only does this functional and aesthetic option from Sutera absorb moisture quickly, but it also stays in place without slipping. Grab one for every bathroom stat. ($59.99+, Amazon)

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A 9-in-1 outlet switch that’ll protect against power surges…

It charges up to 30% faster than your standard wall plug, so you can spend less time plugged in. This one’s got six AC outlets, two USB-A ports, and one USB-C port — great for any device you throw its way. When it’s not in use, simply switch it off to stop the flow of any energy to your cords or devices. ($15.99+, Amazon)

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A tool that’ll keep your bathroom squeaky clean…

See you later, dirt and grime. This electric spin scrubber just made your Sunday reset so much easier. It’s cordless and battery-powered, so you can move around with ease. Pick from one of the four head attachments and get in there. It’ll work on tile, tubs, and even in your kitchen. PS: check out our full review for more details. ($39.99, Amazon)

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A humidifier you can take anywhere…

If, like us, you notice this Hey Dewy humidifier helps with congestion and dry skin, it’ll be easy to make it part of your sleep routine wherever you go — because it’s highly portable (even working wirelessly for a few hours once it’s charged up). Check out our full review of it here. ($59.95, Amazon)

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Cushion Lab

A patented pillow meant to help you get your deepest sleep…

On account of its soft, zero-pressure cushioning and contour support that will cradle your head and neck — no matter your snoozing style. When you wake up, you won’t have to worry about frizzy hair or skin creases thanks to a super-smooth included pillowcase made from a nylon and spandex blend. Doesn’t get much better than that. ($86, Cushion Lab)

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A shower cleaner you can leave on and forget about…

Spray and rinse, no scrubbing or wiping. This formula is designed to remove mold, mildew, soap scum, and grime. It’s truly magical. Customers also love that it’s bleach-free with no harsh fumes. ($20.98+, Amazon)

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A vacuum perfect for city living that’s gone viral on TikTok for a reason…

You might have seen this one pop up on your social feeds, and we’re here to tell you — it lives up to the hype. It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and has great suction power. With a battery runtime of 25 minutes (ideal for smaller spaces or quick cleanups), and a HEPA filter that knocks out up to 99% of all allergens as you clean, we think it’s a worthy purchase at an affordable price point. ($199.99, Target)

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Toilet bombs so you don’t actually have to touch the toilet…

These are all-natural, but don’t skimp on cleaning power. Baking soda and essential oils will leave a lovely scent behind, while soap and citric acid go to town on germs. You can even leave one in overnight for a deeper clean. Choose from five different scents, from lavender to peppermint. ($18+, GreenerCleanDesigns via Etsy)

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Classic Spacesaver bags we all know and love...

Get out all that extra air first. These vacuum bags have a double-zip seal so they’ll stay air-free. We like them for our sweatshirts and heavy quilts that tend to take up a lot of space. PS: The set comes with a travel pump and is great to take on the road, especially if you like to shop along the way. ($25.99+, Amazon)

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A giftable bouquet that’ll never wilt…

Sure, flowers are nice and all, but this vibrant butterfly bouquet will serve as a centerpiece for much longer. It stands a little over 10 inches tall, and customers note that it comes carefully packaged. Add on a customized message, photo, or gift card at checkout. ($24, Lovepop)

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Dirty Labs

A concentrated laundry booster that helps your detergent work harder…

Pair this with Dirty Labs’ detergent, and it’ll work overtime to remove stains, eliminate odors, and make your whites and colors more vibrant. It’s made with enzymes that break down biological stains, like sweat and blood, but without harmful dyes, bleach, and synthetic ingredients. Each tube is good for 48 loads. ($18, Dirty Labs)

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An embroidery kit with everything a beginner needs…

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at embroidery but don’t know where to begin, this kit is the answer. It comes with one embroidery hoop, linen fabrics, two needles, cotton threads, and instructions to help you get started. Customers love how easy the pattern is to follow, and recommend stocking up on some strings and thread of your own to really customize your piece (and the pieces you’ll inevitably want to create after this one). ($17.09+, TheCherryBlossomUS via Etsy)

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A eucalyptus and lavender bundle to bring spa vibes to your shower…

Once things get steamy, the scent of eucalyptus will fill the bathroom. The bundle comes with a stainless steel shower hook and is available in three sizes. Daily hygiene, but make it luxurious. ($8.40+, GreeneryBackdrop via Etsy)

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Mini candles that’ll burn for 20 minutes so you can unplug…

Think of them as an easy way to dedicate a bit of time to yourself and step away from your phone, other people, work — literally whatever it is that hogs your attention. As the candle burns, do something that centers you: work out, read, stretch, or meditate. Once it’s all done, you can step back into your daily responsibilities with a much clearer mind. (24+, 20MinuteCandles via Etsy)

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