These 10 cult-favorite finds at Amazon will make your home life so much easier — starting at $5

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Grab these finds. (Photo: Amazon)
Grab these finds. (Photo: Amazon)

Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether it's something to finally make that garden look presentable, your porch ready for summer, or even a really great cleaning hack, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, it must be good, right?

No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great, and chances are, when hoards of them swear by something, it's the real deal.

Plus, every Amazon pro knows that the best way to save big is to be a Prime member. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Scroll for 10 of our favorite Amazon quick-fix cult-favorite finds.

The $5 tool that's wallpaper's best friend

Over 7,300 shoppers swear by this wallpaper tool. (Photo: Amazon)
Over 7,300 shoppers swear by this wallpaper tool. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether you're planning on covering your space (or just a single wall) with wallpaper or you're considering some fun DIY projects around the house, this $5 tool will make sure you have a pristine finish. It smooths paper, posters, contact paper and more, and it won't damage your hard work in the process.

"As a teacher, I have used contact paper A LOT," shared a shopper. "The part I struggle with the most is getting a smooth application with no bubbles. I was using a wooden ruler, but decided to try out this gadget on my latest endeavor. This takes the cake BY FAR for being the most effective tool for the job—along with the Exacto knife I purchased with it. Smooth and perfect application every time with ease! Trust me, you NEED this!!"

$5 at Amazon

Find those studs...for just $10

Stud Finder
It has nearly 8,000 five-star reviews. (Photo: Amazon)

Just bought a new home? Dealing with a fixer-upper? This genius little gizmo finds all those studs up to 3/4 of an inch deep in the walls of your space. It can easily source both wood and metal studs, and it even works on wallpaper-ed or fabric-covered walls.

"A great tool to have around the house," shared one shopper. "I originally purchased this to hang my large TV but have since then used it to hang pictures frames, mirrors, and planters. There are endless things I use this for. I've had it for about a year and it's never failed me!"

$10 $11 at Amazon

Top-rated gardening gloves on sale for $2 a pop

Gardening gloves
Thousands of reviewers rave about these gloves. (Photo: Amazon)

Green thumbed Amazon shoppers are raving about these colorful gloves. They're lightweight and breathable, and the flexible foam latex coating keeps your hands cool and dry, even if you're digging through dirt and the like. Simply chuck them in the washing machine between wears.

"These gloves are GOLDILOCKS!" shared one of over 9,000 five-star reviewers. "They fit comfortably, do not cause my hands to sweat, keep my hands fairly clean even though I dig into the wet dirt for planting, allow me to use my garden tools with precision, and even let me scroll through my song list on my phone!"

$14 $20 at Amazon

An oddly satisfying cleaning putty that'll get dirt and dust out of your keyboard

yellow putty
Gross, but satisfying. (Photo: Amazon)

Yellow putty might seem like a strange way to clean tough-to-reach dirt and grime, but once you try it for yourself, you'll become a believer. ColorCoral Universal Dust Cleaner The product is made with a biodegradable gel that's sticky enough to pick up dirt in small spaces. All you have to do is roll the gel over the area you want to clean, give it a second to pick up the muck, then peel it off the surface and watch as the hard-to-reach dirt comes free. Gross, but also amazing.

"I purchased this product to clean those little spaces in my car filled with dog hair and random crumbs from my husband, and it works amazing," one fan says. "It picked up everything and didn’t leave a residue. The lemon scent was faint and didn’t overpower the vehicle while I was cleaning it. This definitely got in all the little nooks and crannies."

$7 $10 at Amazon

A set of 10 slippers that'll make mopping your favorite chore

microfiber slippers
What if you could get all the gunk off your floor by simply walking? (Photo: Amazon)

If you dread mopping more than any other chore, these fuzzy slippers might be the antidote. They come in a set of 10 for just $15 right now, and they're designed to be worn over your shoes so that you can effectively dust and mop your floor just by walking across it as you normally would. No more back-breaking pain! Plus, it's kind of fun, which means you can easily rope the kids in your life to help.

"I have never had wood floors before and I have two huge hairy cats — big hair problem!" lamented one shopper. "The slippers are big, so I wear them over my regular house slippers. Then I skate, slip, and slide over the floors as the cats chase me! We have a lot of fun while cleaning up the cat hair. The slippers do very well picking up the cat hair — amazing."

$15 $26 at Amazon

A $12 tool that'll make short work of old caulk jobs

caulking set
A set over 6,800 shoppers swear by. (Photo: Amazon)

Not thrilled with your contractor's caulking lines in the bathroom? Want to remove dried-up bits of glue and sealant in various nooks and crannies around your home? This tool is absolutely essential. The 3-in-1 widget can scrape off grout and old caulk, and make those tiles in your bathroom or kitchen look like you just had them re-done. It even comes with five silicone pad replacements, a silicone trowel and stainless steel scraper.

"I have done bathroom caulking before with a flat head screwdriver and cleaning supplies and I remember it took forever and told myself I’d never do again," shared one skeptic. "But, our new house needed the caulking done so I bought this tool and OMG! It was amazing and only had to use this one tool. Made the project much faster and way easier. I would recommend over and over again."

$12 $20 at Amazon

A rip-proof shower curtain liner that makes over 137,000 shoppers sing

shower curtain liner
This genius bathroom upgrade is on sale! (Photo: Amazon)

At first glance, this shower curtain liner might not look like much. Don't be fooled, though — the Liba liner is the creme de la creme of bathroom necessities. For starters, it's two and a half times thicker than other liners, plus it doesn't accumulate soap scum. It doesn't smell funky — unlike some other liners — and it's completely waterproof, so it dries instantly.

"This is the Cadillac of shower curtains!" one shopper shared of the No. 1 bestseller. "No smell, plus, we've got really hard water, and it's only been a couple of weeks of use, and I'm sure it will eventually spot, but so far so good. Nice oversized curtain as well, covers the corners well. The weight of it makes it hang well too."

$12 $17 at Amazon

A truly revolutionary hair catcher, on sale for $13

tub shroom
The best thing that's ever happened to your shower drain. (Photo: Amazon)

Have you heard of the TubShroom and its mighty ability to catch all the hair in your shower drain before it even thinks of clogging? If not, you will be amazed by this mini gadget that fits snuggly inside your drain to catch hair. When it comes time to clean it out, just wipe it off, throw away the unwanted hair and place it back in your drain. Sorry plumbers of the world, but we no longer need your services.

This fan raves, "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain."

$13 $20 at Amazon

Neat little stickers that block blue light — just $6 right now

Black sticker
These stickers come in a variety of sizes to block LED lights on all your electronics. (Photo: Amazon)

If you're anything like me, then you're incessantly annoyed by the unending blinking blue lights that come with all electronics. Some are even bright enough to wake me up at night! Fortunately, LightDims stickers offer a simple solution — and they're on sale right now. They come in a variety of sizes and dim LED lights on electronics so you no longer have to deal with the brightness.

"I have a media PC in my living room under my TV and directly across from the main couch. The LED is extremely bright and obnoxious, especially in low-light situations...[These stickers] dimmed the LED a perfect amount. I can definitely still see that the PC is on, but without the annoying blue beacon that can be seen from space," this reviewer shares.

$6 $10 at Amazon

An $11 gardening tool that'll save your plants

Three-way meter
A must for any budding gardener. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether you have a green or black thumb, you know that an important component to keeping your beloved (if finicky) plants alive is ensuring they have the proper soil to live in. This widget tests the moisture and sunshine levels as well as the pH of your soil, so you know how to best take care of your plants, flowers, veggies, cacti, and more. It's even made for indoor and outdoor use.

"I love this product!" shared one shopper. "I have tons of indoor plants that need different levels of water. This came with a helpful chart to guide me in knowing which of my plants need certain amounts of watering. Also, probably the greatest part about it, no batteries!!!

$11 $19 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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