Too many shoes and not enough space? This smart organiser hangs over the back of your door and can hold up to 20 pairs of flat shoes, scarves, belts and other accessories. It doesn’t even need to be fixed, it just hangs from a pair of metal hooks.John Lewis Fusion Over the Door Shoe Organiser, £18
This helps protects wine glasses from damage in your dishwasher, so you don’t have to wash them by hand. The plastic rod slips over the posts in the dishwasher, while the other end clasps the stem, keeping glasses stable and chip-free as they go through the cycle.Quirky Tether Stemware Saver, £14.99
This mop uses water spray alone to clean all type of flooring. Not only will it save you money on cleaning products, but it’s also better for the environment. You don’t even need a bucket!E-Cloth Mop, £19.99
We’ve all got gadgets and gizmos that seemed like a great idea at the time but are now sitting in drawers and at the backs of cupboards gathering dust.
The best ones should be indispensible, saving you time, space, money or all three so we’ve come up with our favourite solutions to common household problems: 10 things you didn’t know you needed but will be glad you found!
Venetian blind slats are difficult and time-consuming to clean with an ordinary cloth or sponge, but Liefheit’s Venetian blind cleaner does the job really well. It’s fan-shaped, with fibre pads that slip between the slats to collect dirt and grime.Leifheit Venetian Blind Cleaner, £8
If you’ve got a glass or crystal decanter that you can’t get clean, try using Magic Balls. Simply add water and swirl them around for sparkling results. You can use them on other glassware such as vases, and they’re one of our best sellers, so we think our customers love them too.Magic Balls Glass Cleaner, £4.95
Just spin this clever duster between your hands to activate the static electricity that will attract dirt and dust. Its soft fibres are suitable for use even on delicate objects.John Lewis Ingenious Dynamic
Wet, muddy wellies standing on wads of newspaper aren’t an attractive look. Our welly boot storer is a simple idea: just a wooden frame with pegs for up to 5 pairs of shoes, boots or wellies, it dries them upside down, keeping floors clean and tidy.John Lewis FSC Beech Welly Boot
Saving you time and cupboard space, Quirky Flipside combines a broom and microfibre duster that can be used wet or dry for sparkling floors. The duster can be removed and washed again and agan. It's even got a height-adjustable handle.Quirky Flipside Broom/Duster, £29.99
If your clothes are always slipping off your hangers and losing their shape, or ending up at the bottom of the wardrobe, Wenko’s Hanger Strips are just what you need. Just stick one on each arm of the hanger and the knobbly silicone surface will keep them in place.Wenko Hanger Strips, pack of 20, £4.50
Kettles are a magnet for limescale, especially if you live in a hard water area. Just pop in a cheap and cheerful Kettle Mate and the problem’s solved. Limescale deposits will be attracted to the stainless steel wire to keep your kettle clean and extend its life. Your tea will taste better too.Kettle Mate Fur Collector, £2