I moved into my own home Jan 2021 with my husband. Needless to say we’re still settling in and I’m trying to find things that makes our life more convenient (& aesthetic 😜). I’ve been getting TONS of DM’s requesting me to send links or keep putting swipe up’s. Thus, I thought this would be the easiest thing to do! ☺️
A majority of the below are from Amazon since that’s the platform I use the most. However, if I get many questions on another product purchased from another site, I’ll add that here too! Every product below is purchased, thus, I did my own research to also find the cheapest seller, read reviews, etc, so rest assured, the link given is the best deal 😄 (the cost and re-sellers are subject to change of course with time). If some links will not work, or if the item is unavailable, just type something similar on Amazon. You should find it.
PS: If you want to see either of the below in action it’s all in my Instagram highlights under “Home” 1, 2, 3, so on and so forth. If you buy anything below, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @naomi_dsouza or DM me 🥰 I love seeing you guys take my recommendations!
1. [AMAZON AE] Kitchen Supplies Storage Counter Organizer Utensils Holder Stainless Steel Display- Kitchen Space Save Stainless Steel Kitchen Shelf Organizer Dishes Drying Rack Over Sink Drain Rack Kitchen (black) [AED93.9]
Every part of this is removable/movable, that’s what I love about it. There’s minimal leakage OUTSIDE the sink too since everything just drips in the sink.
We’ve put this in our kitchen drawer to organize table/teaspoons, forks, knives, etc. It’s the best!
You don’t need to get your hands dirty and extra soapy. You just pump, and the right amount of soap comes to the sponge directly. Doesn’t get easier than that.
Personally, I love microfibre cloths since they’re so versatile in comparison to the rough kitchen cloths. These can be used to do the usual cleaning, but even on electronics and gadgets.
6. [AMAZON AE] ANEAR Universal Power Strips 3 Way Outlets 6 USB Plug Ports Surge Protection Power Socket Switch Portable Charger with 2M Wall Plug Adapter Extension Cord with Fuse and Shutter Extension Lead [AED86]
I absolutely love this in comparison to those huge white extenders that are also prone to get dirty. The advantage of this is, it has USB plug points, thus, you don’t need a USB-adapter every single time you need to charge something.
There are MULTIPLE brands that sell these. But just beware that some pieces are defective. This was also one of the MOST requested links on my page haha! Here it is. It does mention it’s for kids, but I mean…
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This vacuum is one of the smallest portable vacuums you will find with a 5000pa Suction. It has multiple heads so it’s pretty versatile. Although the size isn’t an issue at all, the sound can be (it’s a wee bit loud). It’s easy to clean and the charge also lasts for AGES.
Although sitting on your bed is NOT advisable for extended periods, if you do want to use it though for short periods, or even to have breakfast in bed, this is the best! It not only has 4 angles you can keep your laptop at, but it also has a cup holder. Pretty solid for me!
These aluminum stands are one of the best things I’ve ever bought especially since I started working from home. It has SIX adjustable angles, can hold your laptop of different sizes, and even iPads. It’s sturdy (& not made of plastic like many others). It’s so affordable for the quality!
Depending on the color you choose, the cost can vary. Instead of getting myself a study table that has only one place to live and breed, I got a movable one. I can either keep it in the hall, in my room or dressing room even. It’s so versatile that I sometimes use it as my mini dining table. If you want BLACK legs instead of white, that’s here.
145 clips for AED45 is a steal. I use clips for EVERYTHING. Some of you have asked me to get those bag clips for cereal etc but for some reason I prefer these as I can use em anywhere and everywhere.
13. [AMAZON AE] YOTINO Rose Gold Acrylic Stapler Bundle, Stapler and Staple Remover, Tape Dispenser, with 1000 Pcs Rose Gold Staples, 25 Pcs Binder Clips for Home School Office Supplies Stationery Desk Accessory & De [AED99]
When I moved in, I decided to even up my “basics” game 😝 Sometimes of course it’s unachievable, but many times it is 😆 Just look at this – see how elegant and classy it is… how could I not buy it?!
My first tip for this one is, please don’t get ripped off! Surprisingly, people are selling this for FOUR HUNDRED DHS, SAY WHAT?! This was the cheapest one I found (who I thought was authentic as well). This rack has 80 HOLES and even has cutesy mini chain hangers.
15. [NOON] 10-Piece Metal Makeup Brush Set Rose Gold [AED25]
I mean, needless to say with the quality and affordability of these brushes, they kinda went viral after I posted about them.
NO JOKES, because of how cost-effective and efficient this product was, my fam bought FOUR in one go. It’s just super simple, attach it at the top, or behind your seat, simple!
17. [AMAZON AE] Rustic Floating Shelves, DELFINO Wall Mounted Metal Wire Storage Shelf with Wood Key Hooks,Home Decor Display Racks for Living Room, Office, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, 6 Hooks Gold Color [AED99]
This is also one of those products that are super expensive via some buyers. By now you would’ve figured I love gold / rose gold hues, for my home and me. I didn’t want a typical key holder, I wanted something where we could hang masks, or even put wallet’s, perfumes, and more in that shelf thing above. This was the best, I love it!
Probably one of the best AED83 spent… This cleaner is formulated to remove tarnish from sterling silver JUST by dipping for TEN SECONDS ONLY. Google it, see more before & afters, it’s INSANE! There is so much liquid, that it’s easily enough for a year lol. Apparently, at Karama Center you can find it for cheaper.
19. [AMAZON AE] SOME BY MI 30 Days Miracle Clear Spot Patch, 30 gm [AED13]
This just looked like any other TikTok/Instagram trend that I did NOT want to get into, but desperate times call for desperate measures. During that time of the month, or during stress, etc etc the pimpies do come to say hello. I was frikn impressed with this considering it was ONLY AED13. Taping your pimple is MUCH easier than attacking it, and the next day it’s close-to-gone.
There’s another one for AED23, I found that more effective. Best part is, it comes in different sizes.
Truth be told, this looks quite tacky. But mom said it’s good, so just believe it okay?! It’s onion oil. Google the benefits. I’ll need a book to cover it!
21. [AMAZON AE] There are TWO links to this, since there are SO many designs. I can’t just recommend what I have to you since it also depends on the size of your plants [~AED150]
Very similar to the ones above, this is wood, so it’s super easy to get ripped off. The exact same designs are available for AED1000 as well. Watch out.
PS: My plants are purchased from multiple places like – Green Souq, Dubai Garden Centre, The Works, Barracuda. I’m yet to visit Warsan.
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22. [AMAZON AE] Anself 12pcs Fashion Plastic Colorful Hairdressing Tool Butterfly Hair Claw Salon Section Clip Clamps [AED19 for 12 pieces!!]
I’ve finally started at least learning to do my own hair. My hair is THICK that’s why it’s harder. I’ve been looking for clips that salon ladies use EVERYWHERE (I know you’ll say check out Meena Bazaar etc). I personally feel I found a great deal on Amazon though.
Double-sided tape is something I’ve been hunting for, ESPECIALLY sturdy ones. I found this super sexy & strong TRANSPARENT tape. It’s so strong that it got stuck to my marble kitchen table when it was lying down… It’s waterproof, moisture-proof, and super sticky. What more do you need?
24. [AMAZON AE] Lemon Lime Squeezer, Metal Manual Citrus Press Juicer Premium Quality [AED26]
You know how when you moved in, you think of EVERY SINGLE THING, except the BASICS OF BASICS? This is that. I wanted a lemon/lime squeezer. Since I’m more of an online grocery shopper, I never know what size they send, thus, I wanted something versatile (I think this is my favorite word now). So I got this. The picture is self-explanatory! Didn’t have to spend heavy buckssss for something SO VERSATILE 😂
My outdoor plants absolutely LOVE this! This is a continuous mist/spray, you pump the air at the top by moving the knob above up and down, and then just press. This is also available at Lulu for the same rate. I bought a yellow transparent one from there.
There are ones for AED90++ too. I didn’t want to get a super cheap bottle and the writing goes with time, cuz then the purpose is lost. This was the best fit!
I am SUPER lazy when it comes to cleaning my make-up brushes. That’s also the very reason I get breakouts! I got this brush set to make my life easy. I bought it for AED40, but now I see it’s on sale for AED30! Whoop.
MANY sellers sell this for exorbitant rates btw. This was the best I could find.
If you simply type “Nespresso capsules holder or rack” on Amazon you will find MULTIPLE recommendations. Here’s one of my faves.
29. [IKEA] VATTENKRASS Watering can, ivory/gold-colour0.9 l [AED45]
I use this stylish watering can to water my plants! Best part about this is, I can even use it as a showpiece, without the stand looking ugly.
30. [AMAZON AE] DERMAFLASH – DERMAPORE Device – Ultrasonic 2-in-1 Pore Extractor and Serum Infuser Tool – Icy Green Colour [AED544, yes it’s pricey, but SO worth it…]
NO JOKES when I say this CLEANS my face like I’ve never seen before. What’s a blackhead remover? I don’t know. Let the video below do the talking…
31. [AMAZON AE] Merchant Ambassador ST020 Board & Card Games, Multi color [AED86]
Jake & I moved in just a few months ago. We NEEDED games (we actually quite liked them). As I was googling, I stumbled upon this, HUNDRED GAMES IN ONE BOX FOR AED86?! That was a STEAL for me. It even comes with an instruction manual on ALL 100 games that can be played. Yup… That’s amazing!
32. [AMAZON AE] NEXCURIO Snap ‘N Strain Strainer, Clip On Silicone Strainer Kitchen Flexible Food Colander Durable Safe for Draining Spaghetti, Pasta, Noodle, Ground Beef Fits Most Pots, Pans, and Bowls [AED50]
I make rice and pasta quite often. It was a pain in the a** to keep having to find alternatives to drain the water. This is a SAVIOR (also, no burns 😉 )
I’m proly a newbie but I didn’t really know there were scissor sharpeners! I was looking for a knife sharpener for a pretty long time, until I saw this! Let the picture below do the talking (for the price and quality, it’s pretty damn impressive).
34. [AMAZON AE] Manicare Exfoliating Gloves [AED17]
Not sure if the below picture does justice to what this does. Usually, loofah’s for me are not exfoliating enough, and some other cheaper scrubs that I get are QUITE rough, so it feels damaging. But I just wanted to test this out (I mean I could exchange it if I didn’t like how it felt). It’s weirdly soft to touch, but as soon as you rub it on your skin, you feel the gentle roughness of the glove exfoliating your skin. Additionally, I love the concept of gloves, I can easily just put it on my hands and rub rub rub!
Nutricook is quickly becoming one of my favourite brands 😩 Their products make cooking SO EASY, especially for newbies like me. The Nutricook Smart Pot was one of their first products that I tried, and I was blown away! Delicious food in half the time, with half the effort. I LOVE TECHNOLOGY 😭❤️
36. [AMAZON AE] Nutricook Air Fryer 2, 1700 Watts, Digital Control Panel Display, 10 Preset Programs with built-in Preheat function, 5.5 Liters, Brush Stainless Steel/Black, 2 Years Warranty [AED 399]
ALL OF THE CRISPINESS, WITH NONE OF THE OIL 😩❤️ The Nutricook Air Fryer is just insane! Their SmartTemp technology automatically adjusts the temperature to make everything super crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. P.S. Did you know you can even make PAPADS in it?! 🤯
37. [AMAZON AE] SubClap Over The Door Hook Door Hanger with 6 Hooks, Retractable Metal Organizer Rack Hanging Storage Rack for Towels, Coat, Clothes, Bags, Scarfs, Hat, Belt, Bathrobe, Key in Bathroom & Living Room [AED60]
If you don’t want to ruin your doors by drilling holes this is the best purchase! These hooks are even collapsible.
Although I love layering my chains, I hate detangling them every other minute when they’re on my neck. These hooks are a gamechanger!
39. [AMAZON AE] Bliss Collections Blush Floral Daily Planner Tear-Off Pad 50 Undated Sheets Desk Notepad Calendar Task Planner To-Do List Productivity Schedule Organizer Water Tracker Meal Prep 8.5X11 [AED52]
This needs no description! IT HELPS ME. PERIODT.
I use this everyday!
I discovered these after spending 100s of dirhams on original Apple straps. These cost a fraction of the price, are of excellent quality, come in SOOOOO many colour options and fit perfectly well. Nobody mind me, I’ll be in my bed crying 🥲
43. [AMAZON AE] MARGOUN Nylon Sport Band for Apple Watch 40mm 38mm, Soft Replacement Strap for iWatch [AED 29]
The same as the previous item, except its velcro, cheaper, and comes in 55 BILLION COLOURS. Seriously, I’m bawling my eyes out here 🥲
44. [AMAZON AE] COOK IT WELL® Candle Lighter, USB Rechargeable Electric Lighter, Flameless WindProof Arc Lighter, 3.7 inch Flexible Rotating Neck for Kitchen Cooking Gas Stove Camping BBQ Birthday [AED 40]
This is one of the most useful finds ever! I don’t keep lighters since my stove is electric and we don’t smoke at home, but I often need them for miscellaneous things like lighting scented candles or birthday cakes. Enter – the electric lighter! It’s rechargeable, bendy and so light! I love it!
I had heard soooo much about these, and I finally decided to test out the hype for myself! These sponges actually absorb way less makeup than regular beauty blenders, so you get more use out of your makeup!
46. [AMAZON AE] ABS Nonslip Bathroom Toilet Stool Prevent Constipation Toilet Footstool for Better Bowel Movements [AED 25.65]
I recently came across a lot about how squatting while you poop is actually so much better for you and your health, so I decided to give it a try myself! This stool took a little bit of getting used to initially, but it’s true what they say – once you go squatty, it’s the only way you’ll want to go potty 🤣🤣
This took SOOOO much time to make! I hope you guys like these purchases. As mentioned above, please do tag me when you buy anything above ♡ I will keep updating this listicle with things I buy so you guys can always remain up to date to.