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40 Expensive Problems Around Your House That Can Actually Be Fixed for Under $35

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If you’ve been putting off resolving those annoying home improvement problems around your house, you’re not alone. These can be some of the most aggravating issues to check off of your to-do list, especially if you don’t consider yourself a DIY or handy type of individual. Not to mention all of these fixes (even the quick ones) can sometimes cost a lot.

What if I told you that you actually don’t have to shell out all your hard-earned cash to fix up your home? That you actually don’t have to call a handyman, re-do your floors, or buy new furniture? You don’t have to do any of those things, because Amazon has all of the answers to your problems.

Most know that Amazon truly has everything, so it may not come as much of a surprise that they have the easy-to-use tools you need to repair the things in your space that you’ve been avoiding getting done. They have products that will make your furniture, floors, bathrooms, pantries, and more, all look good as new.

Even better? You don’t have to go looking for them, because we found 41 of the best items that will make touch-ups and repairs as easy as ever.

These Unbeatable, Heat-Resistant Oven Mitts & Pot Holders

HOMWE Silicone Oven Mitts and Pot Holders (4-Pieces)
Amazon

Don’t settle for cloth potholders and oven mitts that get dirty easily and don’t work as well to protect your hands from heat. These silicone tools have unbeatable heat resistance, are waterproof (so hot steam won’t soak them), and are machine washable for easy cleaning.

A Water Bottle Cleaning Kit For Those Hard-To-Scrub Bottles

Turbo Microfiber Bottle Brush Cleaner Set (5-Pieces)
Amazon

If you carry a reusable water bottle around everywhere, you need this cleaning kit to ensure your bottle is actually getting clean. This set comes with five different brushes with different bristle widths and lengths that can fit into even the skinniest of bottles. You’ll never worry about missing a spot with your suds again.

These Chair Leg Covers To Protect Your Hardwood Floors

Aneaseit Soft Silicone Chair Leg Covers (16-Pieces)
Amazon

Keep your hardwood floors looking good-as-new all of the time with these protective chair leg covers. These silicone covers are super stretchy, allowing them to fit onto any chair leg bottom, and give your chairs full mobility with the just-slippery-enough felt bottoms. They’re transparent, too, so no one but you will know they’re attached to your chairs.

A Cloth That Removes Those Pesky Condensation Stains

Guardsman Water Mark Remover Cloth
Amazon

If your family members and guests never seem to listen to you about using coasters, this water mark removing cloth might just save the day. This reusable cloth gets rid of wood table stains caused by heat and moisture, all without any damage to the wood itself. Not to mention it can remove permanent marker stains and minor scratches as well.

A Wall Protector That Prevents Door Knob Damage

Xfenvs Door Knob Wall Shield (6-Pieces)
Amazon

Tired of your door handles banging into and damaging your walls? These protective bubbles will prevent this easily — just attach them to your wall in whichever spot is always taking a beating, and watch as your door swings open without any noise. These adhesive shields are transparent, too, so you won’t have to worry about them looking like eyesores around your home.

This Device That Tracks Your Keys Or Luggage

Tile Pro (2022)
Amazon

If you can’t go a day without losing your keys or are terrified of airlines losing your luggage, you need this Tile tracking device in your life. Add your Tile to your keychain or luggage tag and you can easily track it via Bluetooth, whether it’s in your room under your jacket, or in a different state at an airport that isn’t yours.

This Set Of Stainless Steel Tea Strainers That You Can Reuse

Fu Store Stainless Steel Mesh Tea Ball Strainers (2-Pack)
Amazon

Brewing your own tea has never been easier with these stainless steel mesh tea strainers. Add your favorite loose leaf tea to the inside of these mesh balls, secure the clasp shut, and steep away. There’s even a convenient hook on the other side that allows you to brew your tea hands-free.

The Must-Have Set Of Essential Kitchen Utensils

Home Hero Kitchen Utensil Set (25-Piece)
Amazon

Even if you’re a seasoned chef, you can benefit from a brand-new set of kitchen utensils. This 25-piece set comes with everything you’ll need to be a true whiz in the kitchen, including spatulas, measuring spoons, and a set of kitchen scissors. You’ll never be without any necessary utensils again after getting this set.

A Shower Liner That Protects Against Stinky Mildew

BigFoot Shower Curtain Liner
Amazon

No one likes to mop up a sopping-wet bathroom floor after a shower, which is why this clear shower curtain liner is a must in every bathroom. Not only does this liner prevent water from spilling onto your bathroom floor, but it also protects your regular shower curtain from dirtying up and having mildew buildup (yuck).

These Scratch-Resistant Protectors For Your Stacked Pots & Pans

Boyan Pot and Pan Protectors (12-Pack)
Amazon

Cramped cabinet space is no good when it comes to storing your beloved everyday pots and pans. These woven pot and pan protectors will keep your stacked cookware from scratching and damaging one another, and they won’t cause your pots and pans to slip around, either.

A Set Of Blackout Curtains For An Improved Snooze

NICETOWN Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains
Amazon

If the sun wakes you up before your alarm, chances are your window shades are no good. These blackout curtains will ensure you get a better snooze night after night, due to their ability to block out 85-99% of the sun’s rays. They’re insulated too, meaning they’re amazing for keeping your energy bill low in the winter and summertime.

This Door Draft Stopper That’s A Necessity For Winter

Holikme Door Draft Stopper
Amazon

During the upcoming cold winter months, it’s important you keep your home as insulated as possible. This door draft sealer will ensure no cold air enters your home (and forces you to turn up the heat), and could not be easier to apply — just make sure your door is clean and dry before sticking it on.

A Protecting Spray For All Of Your Outdoor Wood Furniture

Guardsman Weather Defense Outdoor Wood Furniture Protector
Amazon

It’s easy for wooden outdoor furniture to get damaged from the elements, yet, it’s is a completely preventable problem with this protecting spray. Spray this on all of your outdoor wooden (including teak and cedar) furniture and protect it from moisture and stains caused by weather and nature.

This Draft Sealing Tape That Keeps Icy Air Out

XFasten Transparent Window Weather Sealing Tape
Amazon

While many cold drafts can sneak in through the gaps in your doors, it’s important not to forget about your chilly windows. This transparent window-sealing tape is heavy-duty and air and watertight, so you won’t have to worry about winter breezes coming through any poorly-insulated windows.

A Must-Have Hair Catcher For Your Shower Drain

TubShroom Bath Tub Drain Protector
Amazon

If you live in a house full of long-haired people (or if you’re a frequent shedder yourself), you’re going to want this hair-catching drain protector. This little device is a lifesaver when it comes to preventing clogged drains from hair buildup — just slip it into your shower drain and pull out all the collected hair when you’re done washing up.

This Flexible Toilet Plunger For Siphon Toilets

HOMEGOAL Toilet Plunger
Amazon

If you’ve got a siphon toilet and clogs that just won’t go budge, you need this flexible toilet plunger. This plunger has a special spiral design that cleans and dredges all at the same time, and the bendy top allows the plunger to get in all of the nooks and crannies of your toilet pipes for easy de-clogging.

A Stain Remover That Specializes In Red Wine Stains

Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover
Amazon

If wine night with your gal pals suddenly went south due to a red spill stain on the carpet, don’t fret. This red wine stain removing spray works wonders on everything from clothing to rugs to upholstery just after a few spritzes. Spray the wine remover on the stain, blot the stain, rinse the stained area, and voilà — it’ll be like it was never there.

A Genius Device That Rids Your Clothes Of Lint & Pilling

Conair Battery Operated Fabric Defuzzer
Amazon

Give your beloved sweaters some much-needed TLC this winter with this handy fabric defuzzer that works to de-pill, de-fuzz, and remove lint from clothing and upholstery. It has a large, two-inch-wide shaving surface, so you can make your clothes look good as new in just a few minutes. It comes in six colors, so you can coordinate it with your wardrobe.

This Shoe Cleaner That Works For Boots & Sneakers

Bickmore Boot Scrubber
Amazon

You’ll never have to worry about tracking mud in the house again with this shoe scrubber to keep in your entryway or mudroom. This scrubber works on boots and sneakers, removing everything from dirt to snow to any other grimy substance living at the bottom of your shoes in just a few seconds.

These Color-Changing Lightbulbs That You Can Control From Your Phone

Sengled Smart Bulb (4-Pack)
Amazon

Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to change up the ambiance of your home, these color-changing smart bulbs are a must-have addition to your space. Control these lights from your phone or via your Amazon Alexa, changing their colors, brightness level, or putting them on a timer for when you’re not home.

This Sink Attachment That Improves Your Tap Water

Brita Basic Faucet Water Filter System
Amazon

Sick of pulling out your pitcher of filtered water from the fridge every time you want a fresh glass? This Brita sink attachment makes getting delicious, filtered water easier than ever, and installation requires zero tools, so anyone can assemble it. It even comes with three different water options for all of your different needs: filtered, unfiltered, and unfiltered spray.

This Marble Contact Paper That Spruces Up Any Space

PracticalWs Glossy Marble Paper Granite Roll
Amazon

You don’t need a bucket of paint to upgrade your space when you have this marble-pattered wallpaper. Cut this glossy, self-adhesive wallpaper into any shape or size that you need, and use it to easily cover counters, cabinets, desks, shelves, or whatever else you want to spruce up in your home.

A Stainless Steel Version That’s Perfect For The Kitchen

VEELIKE Stainless Steel Contact Paper
Amazon

This stainless steel version of our favorite contact paper is ideal for kitchens. The peel-and-stick design couldn’t be easier to use, and its oil-proof and waterproof nature will ensure its durability when you’re constantly cooking and cleaning in the kitchen.

This Special Putty That Keeps Your Decorative Items In Place

Quakehold! Collectors Hold Museum Putty
Amazon

Love all of your fancy decor items but feel terrified that one day someone (even you) might knock them over? Have no fear, the Museum Putty is here. This special putty keeps all of your items in place without damaging the furniture it’s resting on, and can be used for decades. This pitty is especially useful for homes with small children.

A Pen That Helps Your Grout Shine Without Spending The Day Scrubbing

Rainbow Chalk Markers Ltd Grout Pen White Tile Marker
Amazon

When you have this tile pen, you won’t have to take time out of your busy day to scrub the nasty grout from your bathroom floor. This tile pen masks the sight of grout in between your tiles with non-toxic, water-based white paint, making your bathroom or kitchen look as good as new without much effort.

This Set Of Brush Attachments For A Better, More Intense Clean

Holikme Drill Brush Power Scrubber Attachment Set (4-Pack)
Amazon

If your bathroom needs some deep cleaning, you’re gonna need something bigger and better than just a regular scrub brush. This power drill scrubbing brush is ideal for cleaning everything from tile to bathtubs in a way traditional cleaning devices can’t. It even has an extender attachment so your scrubber can get in those hard-to-reach places.

A Doorbell That Greets You With One Of 52 Different Melodies

AVANTEK Mini Waterproof Doorbell Chime
Amazon

While it seems like the norm now is texting your friend to let them know you’re outside, that doesn’t mean that doorbells have to go out of fashion. This wireless doorbell is super easy to install and has 52 different chimes you can choose from for when your guests need to alert you that they’re outside. It’s weather-resistant too, so you won’t have to worry about the elements damaging your new bell. It also remembers your last melody and volume level, so that you don’t have to keep resetting it during a power outage.

This Handy Tape That Repairs Your Screen Windows & Doors

LYNPO Window Screen Repair Kit
Amazon

If you’ve got a rip in your screen door or window, don’t fret. This window screen repair tape fixes those annoying holes in your screens that bring in the elements and pests from the outside, all in one easy step. And don’t worry — it’s waterproof, mosquito-proof, and has an incredibly strong adhesive.

A Magnetic Screen Door That Keeps The Elements Out

AUGO Magnetic Screen Door
Amazon

This magnetic screen door is the perfect addition to your home, especially during the warmer months when you want to feel that summer breeze without welcoming your home to summer pests. Not only does this mesh partition close on its own (making it easy for you, your kids, and your pets to use), but it fits all door designs and is easy to install.

These Touch-Up Markers For The Wood Furniture In Your Home

Katzco Wood Markers Furniture Repair Kit (13-Pack)
Amazon

If your wooden furniture has so many imperfections that it’s beginning to stress you out, you need these wood repair markers. These markers match the color of traditional wood finishes so you can perform magically-quick fixes on all of your furniture’s scratches, scuffs, and discoloration.

A Wood Filler To Spruce Up All Of The Wood In Your Space

Goodfilla Water-Based Wood & Grain Filler
Amazon

Don’t settle for any other wood filler again. This Goodfilla water-based wood filler won’t sink, shrink, crack, and perfectly conceals nail holes, cracks, or other imperfections in your wood. Both professional woodworkers and at-home DIYers (like yourself, probably, if you’re checking out this article) can use this with no problem.

These Unique Hangers That Maximize Your Closet Space

HOUSE DAY Space Saving Clothes Hangers (10-Pack)
Amazon

You’ll be amazed at how much more closet space you have with these hangers-within-hangers. These space-saving hangers allow you to hang up your clothing items in a vertical fashion, therefore keeping your clothes hung and smooth without taking up virtually any space. Each of these special hangers comes with five slots, giving you optimal room for all of your favorite pieces.

A Repair Kit That Makes Your Leather Look Good As New

Coconix Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit
Amazon

Whether your car seats are looking rough or your favorite leather couch has seen better days, this Coconix leather repair kit can save the day. This kit, which is a #1 bestseller on Amazon, provides an easy way to fix scratches, tears, cracks, and other imperfections in a flash, and even comes with several colors and a mixing dish so you’re sure to get the perfect shade to match your leather goods.

These Airtight Containers That Keep Your Dry Foods Fresh For Long

CINEYO Airtight Clear Plastic Canisters (7-Pieces)
Amazon

If you’re looking for ways to organize your pantry and keep your dry goods fresh for longer, look no further than these clear containers. This seven-piece set comes with airtight, transparent canisters that allow for easy access to all of your stored dry goods and will keep moisture out. Also included are adorable chalkboard labels that make organizing your pantry even easier.

These Balls Of Carbon That Keep Your Produce From Rotting

Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls With Carbon
Amazon

Few things are more frustrating than buying a bunch of fresh produce, only for it to start to go bad the day after your shopping trip. By storing these carbon-emitting balls in your refrigerator drawer, you can keep your produce fresh for longer and omit any unwanted odors lingering in your fridge.

The Perfect Sized Drying Rack For All Of Your Delicates

Amazon Basics Foldable Laundry Rack
Amazon

Everyone needs a reliable and roomy laundry rack in their lives, especially if you’re constantly washing your delicate items that can’t be thrown in the dryer. This drying rack has tons of rods for ample clothes hanging and can fold flat for easy storage when laundry day is (finally) over for the week.

This Storage Shelf That’s Ideal For Tiny Bathrooms

AOJEZOR Small Bathroom Storage Corner
Amazon

If you’ve got a tiny, cramped bathroom that’s less-than-ideal for storing all of your products and supplies, you need this skinny storage tower in your cart, ASAP. This storage cabinet has two roomy shelves that are perfect for storing toilet paper, tampons, cleaning supplies — you name it — and there’s even a special tissue dispenser up top for easy access.

A Kitchen Timer With A Loud Alarm So You’ll Never Overcook Anything

ALBAYRAK Kitchen Timer
Amazon

There are few things more important in a kitchen than a trusty kitchen timer. This one not only comes in a sleek, stainless steel design (that can stick to the metal surfaces in your kitchen for easy access) but also comes equipped with an extremely loud alarm that will ensure you’ll never be late to take your cookies out of the oven.

A Makeup Organizer That Fits Everything From Brushes To Palettes

Ikee Design Clear Makeup Organizer
Amazon

Whether you consider yourself a makeup guru with way too many products or just love to have your cosmetics organized, this transparent makeup organizer is a great addition to your vanity. This cute box comes with four different drawers and several compartments on top, all specially designed to hold different products like lipsticks, powders, palettes, and brushes. It also comes in 13 different colors and varieties.

An Outlet Extender With Convenient USB Charging Ports

POWRUI 6-Outlet Extender with 2-USB Charging Ports
Amazon

If two outlet ports aren’t enough for all of the devices in one room you need to keep plugged in, then consider this handy outlet extender. This extender adds four more outlets (two on each side) and an additional two USB charging ports, and even comes with a nightlight that automatically turns on once it gets dark in your house.

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‘And Just Like That’ Episode 9 Outfits Are Perfectly Impractical

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The best outfits seen on episode nine of “And Just Like That,” a “Sex and the City” reboot.

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The Best Memes & Tweets About the UK Government’s ‘Partygate’

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In December 2021, news broke that a series of alleged staff parties and lockdown breaches had occurred within Downing Street and Whitehall offices during the height of lockdown. In the weeks following, it’s been almost impossible to avoid the increasing amount of headlines and buzz regarding what is now being dubbed “partygate”.

The ongoing scandal has so far led to the resignation of former government advisor, Allegra Stratton, after a video in which she joked about a Downing Street Christmas party was leaked to the press.

Since then, things have only gotten worse for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party. Downing Street and Whitehall have been accused of hosting No. 10 garden drinks in May 2020, hosting two parties on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021, and hosting multiple leaving-dos for Downing Streets aides and advisors, among other alleged parties. That’s a lot of parties…

More recently, ITV News reported that around 30 people attended a birthday event for the Prime Minister in June 2020. Downing Street later admitted the gathering took place — and this latest revelation will likely form part of the ongoing investigation into parties in No 10 during lockdown, which is being lead by the senior civil servant, Sue Gray, BBC reports.

Per The Guardian, the scandal has not gone down well with some Conservative MPs, many of whom are reportedly planning to send letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson — which could see him ousted from his position as Prime Minister.

Naturally, social media has had a lot to say about the “partygate” scandal. Tweeting in response to one Tory MP’s claim that Johnson was “ambushed with a cake,” culinary queen Nigella Lawson wrote, “Ambushed by Cake: it just has to be the title of my next book! #AmbushedByCake.”

Others were quick to join in with their own hilarious takes. The Scotsman correspondent, Alexander Brown, joked, “Have you been ambushed with a cake that wasn’t your fault? You may be entitled to compensation.”

Meanwhile, in response to reports of Downing Street staff filling a suitcase with wine, the official Co-op account tweeted, “I’m afraid we don’t sell wine by the suitcase. Only by bottle. If you want to bring your own suitcase feel free.”

Here are some more of the funniest memes and tweets from across the internet about ‘partygate’.

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Mel C Memoir ‘Who I Am: My Story’: Release Date, Pre-Order & What to Know

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Despite previously saying fans would have to wait until she was 80-years-old for an autobiography, Mel C – otherwise known as Melanie Chisholm – is finally set to share her spiced up world with readers this autumn. Taking inspiration from her 2021 single “Who I Am”, Chisholm’s Who I Am: My Story will cover everything from her days as Sporty Spice and her successful career as a solo artist, as well as her experiences with mental health and “the difficulty of finding yourself when the whole world knows your name.”

Set to hit bookshelves on Sep. 22, 2022, you can pre-order Who I Am: My Story from Waterstones for £20 and WHSmith for £16 – both of which include a signed edition of the book. You can also pre-order the Kindle edition from Amazon for £10.39. Who I Am: My Story will also be available as an audiobook.

“It’s taken a long time to feel ready to tell my story,” Chisholm said in a statement. “The last few years have given me an opportunity to reflect on the incredible career I’ve had and the huge obstacles I’ve managed to overcome.” The singer has been very open about her experiences with mental health – particularly depression, body image, and an eating disorder – which occurred frequently during the height of her success in the Spice Girls and as a solo artist.

I had everything I’d ever dreamed of, and was desperately unhappy,” as she told The Guardian in 2020. “It’s often forgotten that people in the public eye are human.”

Chisholm has had years of retrospection, including becoming a mum for the first time as well as returning to the world stage with the Spice Girls in 2019. “I’ve really enjoyed going back and reminding myself of the wonderful journey life has been so far,” the artist said. “I’m very excited to share my experiences with you all.”

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