Recommended Products

Here are some house-related products that I use and enjoy myself!

I also put some product reviews on my YouTube channel.

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Home Owners

Professional Laser Distance Measure
A laser measure makes so many jobs easier, for both homeowners and Realtors! With this tool you can quickly measure anything in a house: no more finding someone to hold the other end of the tape measure, or wondering if the tape measure was level, etc.
Cuisinart CMW-100 1-Cubic-Foot Stainless Steel Microwave Oven
This microwave is fantastic! I was originally gifted it as a wedding present over 10 years ago.

Our original one recently failed due to user error. Given how well it has worked and for how long we decided to just buy it again for ourselves and have not been disappointed!
NestCam Outdoor HD Security Surveillance Camera w/ 2 Way Audio (2 Pack)
We originally bought these to go on our beach house. However, we eventually went with a smart doorbell there instead.

Rather then send them back, we installed them on our house and have been really glad we did.

They also integrate directly with the same App and website we use for our Smart Thermostats!
Google Nest Learning Thermostat
Like the NestCam, we originally bought this to go in our beach house.

After realizing how much it saved on our energy bills at the beach house, we decided to upgrade our home thermostats as well.

Its a MUST HAVE for anyone with a vacation home as you can set limits on temperatures that guests can set as well as remotely reset the temperature when guests leave.

You can also set it to go into “ECO” mode automatically when no one is home to save even more on your energy bills.
Cube Cruise Power Strip Desktop Charging Station
Like several of the products on this list, we originally purchased this for our beach house (I think we get set in our ways and don’t branch out to new products very often, but purchasing a new house that we would occupy forces us to try new things).

These charging stations are so convenient. We put one on every nightstand and side table in our beach house.

You can plug in your laptop, phone, tablet, and don’t have to search behind tables and chairs to find the wall outlet. We have received many compliments from our guests on these too!
Smart plug, Gosund Mini Wifi Outlet
These smart plugs originally replaced my old bulky outlet timers when we put up our Christmas lights.

Since then I’ve enjoyed using them on various light fixtures around the house so my lights automatically turn on and off on a schedule.

It is great being able to remotely control them when I’m away too! You can also check out my smart plug video review video here!
Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt
You guessed it, we originally bought this for our beach house!

The previous owners had used a “programmable” deadbolt and just given all their guests the EXACT SAME CODE! We thought that was crazy, so we upgraded to the smart deadbolt that allows us to remotely program up to 100 codes at a time!

We can now give every guest a unique code that is only enabled for the duration of their stay. We also get notifications when codes are used so we know when the cleaners arrive!
Sunco Lighting 12 Pack 6 Inch Slim LED Downlight
We recently did some updates to our house that included removing the old 80’s textured ceilings and installing new recessed lights.

These lights were recommended by our contractor and we could not be happier! Of the 12 pack, only one had a problem and the company immediately replaced it for us for free.
Fire TV Stick 4K
We have not been “cable” subscribers for over a decade, however our old media setup involved a full desktop computer that we re-purposed into a media center.

When we were doing some style updates to our living room we decided the old desktop computer had to go (it was nearly 10 years old and on its last legs).

We replaced it with the Fire Stick and have been very pleased. It is easy to view all our different services, including streaming shows directly from websites.

We even were able to link it to our other computers on our network to stream saved videos from PC drives! If you already have an older Fire Stick device you can trade it in and 20% off your new Fire Stick with this link.
TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
We live out where until very recently there was no good high-speed Internet service available. In 2019 we found out about a new ISP, BitHaulers, offering high-speed Internet to rural users like us.

They recommended we try this new router and it has worked wonderfully for us!
Frigidaire 50-Pint FAD504DWD High Efficiency Dehumidifier
If you live anywhere in the south, then you probably need one of these in the summer months.

We run one year round in our basement and another seasonally upstairs to help keep the humidity levels manageable in our house.

This one is quiet, efficient, and really easy to use!
BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop
If you have kids, dogs, or other creatures that track dirt into your house then you probably need one of these for your tiled floors. Just do a quick vacuum then run the steam mop for sparkly clean floors.

This is so much easier to use than traditional mop and no dirty bucket of water to carry around, just throw the mop head in the laundry and its good to go again!
Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
I just love how easy this vacuum is to use. No messy bags to replace, light-weight, and easy to navigate around furniture, and does not take any floor space to store as it hangs on its wall mount charging station.
ASAKA 100 LED 600LM Solar Lights Outdoor, Super Bright Waterproof Outdoor Motion Sensor Lights
These lights are super convenient! They are really bright, easy to install, and were perfect for illuminating our back path!
Sunbelt Ground Cover Weed Barrier
For all you gardeners out there… This stuff is amazing!

We used to spend all our time in the garden weeding. Then we put this down across the entire garden and now can focus on growing our plants!
Titan 43″ LW Clamp on Pallet Forks w/Stabilizer Bar
For those of you on acreage and have a tractor with a front-loader, these are for you! Turn your tractor into a pallet lifting machine!

We use them to move pallets of firewood around from our storage area to the porch where we roll them on furniture dollies next to our side door, allowing easy and clean access to our firewood.
Tempered Glass Screen Protector
I have cracked plenty of phone screens until I found this brand and have used it on several phones. This product is easy to install and replace.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Case with Dual Layer Protection
This case has kept my phone safe for many years. It has gone through many drops on hard floors while keeping the phone protected. I recently just bought my second case as after a couple years the old one had become so worn from my use.

Here are some products I have found useful as a homeowner and hope you will too! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.