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  • AmazonBasics products encompass a wide range of categories, with excellent quality and stellar value being their hallmark features. This time, we'll explore the best AmazonBasics products in technology and travel, as well as a handful of automotive-related items that we found extremely useful.
    October 18, 2019
  • AmazonBasics is Amazon’s private label brand that offers alternative products to many competitors in various categories. We've seen AmazonBasics products everywhere from electronic accessories, baking essentials, and even motor oil!
    October 18, 2019
  • Down comforters offer the best in comfort, both in terms of softness and in terms of breathability. And these days, allergies aren't even an issue, as the best down comforters are certified hypo-allergenic. There is a wide range of down comforters out there, and depending on exactly what you're looking for, you can find something suitable no matter what your price range or requirements. Here are the five most luxurious, durable, warm, and easy to care for down comforters on the market.
    February 05, 2016
  • Electric blankets have improved in terms of technology and material to be much more versatile and comfortable than their earlier scratchy counterparts. They use much less electricity than a heating fan or radiator would, which can help reduce winter heating bills. Larger blankets have dual controls so two people can comfortably share a blanket. These top picks are comfortable, plush blankets that will warm the coldest nights, as long as you are near an outlet.
    February 03, 2016
  • Like most people, we're always on the prowl for the best bedsheets – ones that are soft, don't pill or get fuzzy, wash well without shrinking, and have a nice luxurious weight. Here, we've assembled some of the best bedsheets we've seen out there. When looking for the best bedsheets, look for a relatively high thread-count – at least 300 or higher. This means that the cotton fibers will more closely spaced, making for a softer and more luxurious sheet. However, just because the thread-count is high doesn't mean that the cotton fibers are the best quality. The best premium cottons are Supima, Pima and Egyptian cottons, all names for extra-long staple cotton, which has a longer, finer, and stronger fiber than normal cotton. You may also want to look for cotton sateen, cotton which has been treated and woven to create a satin-like smooth look. Be sure to check the depth of your mattress before buying, to ensure that your new sheets will fit your bed.
    February 03, 2016
  • The advantages of memory foam mattresses combined with their increased availability have made finding the best memory foam mattress no easy task. Unlike traditional mattresses, memory foam mattresses are designed to mold to the contours of your body. So, you are able to sleep in a natural position, reducing the stress placed on the back, neck, joints, and other muscles. If you are tired of searching, then read on to find the best memory foam mattresses.
    February 03, 2016
  • There is nothing worse than having to freshen up in a shower that is dingy and slimy, as it almost makes you feel dirtier than before you went in. Cleaning the shower can sound like a lot of work especially if you have a larger one, so having an easy to use and effective shower cleaner is one of the best ways to tackle the job. Not only will you feel great going in and out of the shower, but your bathroom will have a much cleaner look and feel to it. These best shower cleaners were chosen based on their ability to quickly and efficiently break down bathroom grime, hard water deposits, and soap scum. Additionally, these products are formulated without harmful chemicals in them so you're safe from skin irritation or other harm as you're cleaning. Lastly, these picks are safe for use on variety of surfaces such as tile, plastic, and metal.
    September 04, 2015
  • Everyone enjoys getting into the holiday spirit and for most, decorating the tree and the home is a big family tradition. As everyone works together to decorate the tree, many an old memory of past Christmas celebrations comes forth, with each decoration and ornament inspiring a new story to tell. More and more families have moved away from cut Christmas trees to artificial trees over the years which offer several advantages over real ones, even if they don’t smell as good. Artificial trees are environmentally friendly, don’t leave needles all over the floor and over the course of years, they can be considerably cheaper, as you don’t need to buy a new one every year. Another nice thing about artificial trees is that you can adjust them to fit your needs, without having the problems of gaps or overfilled areas to make them hard to decorate. Today, there are a wide variety of artificial Christmas trees on the market. Many are made to look like real trees, much more realistic than the artificial trees of a few decades ago. While more complex to manufacture, the additional cost for many of these trees isn’t as much as one would expect. Our buyer's guide provided below talks about the differences and what you should look for.
    June 23, 2015
  • Shower filters are designed to remove harsh chemicals and minerals from water and unlike the filters used for drinking water, they are made to able to withstand hot temperatures. While it might seem strange to filter the water coming from your shower, many users claim the chemical additives in city water damages hair and skin, as well as overall health due to inhaled chlorine vapors. Filtering shower water supposedly can also preserve colored hair, decrease frizz and hair loss, allow for smoother skin, and require less soap and hair products used.For those seeking these benefits, we've narrowed down some of the best shower filters currently available. Although the focus is on the filter, all of the picks below come with their own showerhead; some allow for using your own showerhead with the filter attached.Our selections feature good filter life, usually up to 10,000 gallons or approximately six months. They also have good filtration performance, reducing the amount of chlorine in the water that can cause health problems, sulfur odor, and scale (the residue left behind by minerals in water). Finally, they’re all simple to install with minimal effort required.
    May 14, 2015
  • Although towel warmers are usually associated with the personal care extravagance found in a spa, they are quite commonly found in regular households around the world. Towels warmers provide not only the comfort and convenience of warm towels and garments, but can also safely dry delicate items such as bathing suits. They can also be used to prevent the mold and mildew that causes odors in towels since they are often never given the chance to dry completely.These best towel warmers often use no more energy than a light bulb, making them substantially more energy efficient than a using a dryer. These selections are simple in their design and while they might not always be the fastest to heat up, they'll reliably warm towels and other garments while also being simple to set up and use as part of your daily bathroom routine. Fortunately, the typical households don't need an expensive model full of features best-suited for the rigorous needs of a fully functioning spa environment.
    April 14, 2015
  • Hand vacuums are an easy way to clean up a small mess and when you live in a small space, they may be the only realistic option for vacuuming; however, their utility goes far beyond simple vacuuming. A hand vacuum can easily reach into crevices, the inside of furniture, car interiors, and other places where your average vacuum struggles to reach.We've chosen a selection of hand vacuums with powerful suction to remove tough dirt and exceptional durability for reliable performance, while being portable enough to reach almost anywhere you need to clean. They also offer features such as extra long power cords and cleaning tools for specific needs like pet hair. We've included a variety of models which will suit any number of tasks from lightweight to heavy-duty.
    February 10, 2015
  • While many people prefer the simple elegance of hard floors, they can be deceptively difficult to keep clean. Without regular cleaning, wood loses its shine, grime builds up, and gunk gets hopelessly stuck in the cracks. While the most expensive cleaners make use of features such as rotating brushes to remove gunk and grime, budget-friendly models also do a great job with special pads and the ability to vacuum, clean, rinse, and dry with minimal effort. Some even help to sanitize the floor with the assistance of optional cleaning solutions.We've chosen a selection of hard floor cleaners that excel at efficiently cleaning not only hardwood, but other hard floor surfaces as well such as tile. Although more effort on the part of the user is generally required as the unit price goes down, each of the following picks combine a lightweight, easily maneuvered designs for ease-of-use. They also include helpful features such as dual water tanks and counter-rotating brushes in addition to selectable cleaning modes to power through caked on dirt and grime.
    February 10, 2015
  • While regular mops require lots of elbow grease and time to get floors clean, a steam mop uses steam to loosen dirt and grime with a cleaning solution sometimes added for tackling tough messes) A follow-up pad finishes the job by wiping the entire mess up off the floor with the result being sanitized, and residue-free floors with less effort and time spent cleaning. The best steam mops on this list are easy to use and very effective for tough cleaning jobs, thanks to features such as dual water tanks, adjustable steam output, and elongated power chords. These models are lightweight for easy maneuverability around the house, durable construction for long-lasting use, and reasonably affordable given their capabilities.
    February 10, 2015
  • Deep cleaning the carpets is something many of us don't do nearly often enough, especially with the hassle involved with renting a cumbersome steam cleaning unit. However, cleaning the carpets on a regular basis (Or at least staying on top of individual messes and stains) doesn't need to be such an inconvenience.Though features and design will vary between models, the best carpet cleaners will have excellent brushes and suction to loosen and lift dirt, high capacity water tanks, and useful attachments for a variety of cleaning tasks. Ideally, a carpet cleaner will make your life easier by sucking up most of the water it used to clean, meaning that you'll have to wait only a small amount of time before the carpet is dry. We don't believe a built-in water heater is necessary, although they can be helpful in maintaining a more consistent water temperature.The best carpet steam cleaners on this list all offer excellent basic performance with powerful cleaning and the ability to eliminate all types of stains, dirt, and odors. Although more expensive models will usually offer stronger cleaning power, less expensive models are usually a better fit for typical household needs.
    October 28, 2014
  • Keeping your toilet bowl nice and clean is never a glamorous job, but someone has to do it. It’s a dreaded task that no one ever looks forward to completing. Finding the best toilet bowl cleaner is the perfect way to reduce the time and effort it takes to clean your toilet. Believe it or not, some toilet bowl cleaners are harsh enough to void the warranty of some toilets, due to the damage done to tank components. So, when looking for the best toilet bowl cleaners you need to look for cleaners that are safe on the toilet tank and septic systems but strong enough to really combat stains. Other features like the scent and ability to reduce or eliminate scrubbing are also taken into consideration.
    November 26, 2013
  • Where I'm from, shop vacuums are a necessity in any garage. They make clean up a breeze, and can handle more difficult items such as screws, nuts, bolts, leaves, bits of drywall, and anything else that you throw at it. This can make them invaluable for everyday tasks. Still, while there is much argument, there is one truth in shop vacuums: Shop-Vac is king. There are many great manufacturers and plenty of affordable models, but best in terms of quality will always go to Shop-Vac and their different capacity models. The following lists explore the best of shop vacuums, minimizing the amount of research that you must put in.
    August 28, 2013
  • Vacuums are an essential tool when it comes to keeping the household clean. While most vacuums will get the job done in a pinch, some are obviously better than others. Each of these vacuums offer superior performance and convenience, though some may balk at the higher prices. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for in this list, be sure to explore the related lists on the right and check out our vacuum buyer's guide.  
    August 28, 2013
  • Travel in the most relaxed way that you can – bring your own pillow with you! Nothing beats a good travel pillow for making your trip a pleasant experience. Not only does a pillow provide a nice way to nap, but it also offers the kind of support that your back really appreciates. To arrive at your destination relaxed and in good spirits, choose the pillow that best suits your needs. And bon voyage!
    August 26, 2013
  • Soap Dispensers are a great accessory to have in your kitchen and bathroom. The reasons for buying a liquid soap dispenser run the gamut from being more sanitary than bar soap to serving as a decorative item. They come in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, plastic, ceramic, chrome, and glass. When choosing a soap dispenser, consider both the durability of the dispenser as well as the decorating scheme of the room it will be placed in. I’ve chosen the top 5 soap dispensers to appeal to a variety of styles and preferences, but ultimately they are quality products that will look good in your home.
    August 26, 2013
  • Wooden blinds provide a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room of the home. They are more durable than vinyl blinds, easier to clean, and are more efficient in blocking light. Wooden blinds are versatile, come in a variety of colors and textures, and are made of eco-friendly materials. Find the best wooden blinds listed below.We have researched all over the Internet to find you the best wood blinds at the lowest price possible. Don’t spend another dime or vinyl blinds that easily break and bend. By spending just a little more on wooden blinds, you’ll be saving money in the long run as they will not have to replaced as frequently. They’re also easier to keep clean – a big benefit for most homeowners.
    August 26, 2013
  • Bath mats come in handy in and out of the tub. If you’re concerned about slipping in the tub, the right bath mat will address that concern. You should look for a mat that has good suction so it’ll stay in place. The right bath mat is also soft on your feet and has a massage-like quality to it. Having anti-microbial aspects also set a bath mat apart from the rest in terms of cleanliness and extended use. With these aspects in mind, I’ve complied a list of the top five bath mats.
    August 26, 2013
  • Blackout curtains are a great solution to your indoor decorating needs. They may come in handy in areas of hot summers as they tend to keep the heat out. They also darken the room significantly and may be the perfect choice for those who need sleep during the day. You should look for curtains that not only fit your window but successfully block out all light. How well they drape and look in your room is also another important consideration. With this in mind, I’ve come up with a list of the top five blackout curtains.
    May 13, 2013
  • Duvet covers are an attractive and convenient alternative to the more traditional bedspread and sheet combination. Duvet covers can be washed, and changed easily to create a new look in your bedroom. And with a washable cover, you can dispense with a flat sheet altogether, if you prefer. We've gathered a line-up of budget-friendly, attractive, and good quality duvet covers that will look great but also withstand multiple washes to keep your bedroom looking fresh and neat. With duvet covers, thread count is not as important as with sheet sets, but you'll want to look for a good quality duvet cover with at least 200-thread count.
    May 13, 2013
  • When choosing a bath towel, it’s important to consider a couple factors to aide in purchasing a linen that will last you along time. You shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the towel's fabric and size. What the towel is comprised of will often dictate how well it holds up in the dryer and ultimately how long it lasts in your bathroom. Oftentimes, if the towel comes in a set, you can end up saving money than purchasing it solo. These are just a couple factors I’ve considered in choosing my top 5 bath towels. You’ll find that while oftentimes taken for granted, doing your research and finding the perfect bath towel can save you from hassles down the line.
    May 13, 2013