7 Random but Useful Target Finds That Will Streamline Your Week

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Allow us to paint the scene for you: You’re working around the house and realize you’re running dangerously low on hair ties and laundry detergent. In short, a Target run is imminent. You snag your purse and head straight to the closest location on what you assume will be a 20- to 30-minute tops errand. But Target is essentially a retail blackhole, and you emerge hours later, having spent more time than you care to admit perusing every accent table and tray in Studio McGee's latest launch, all of the patio furniture (regardless of whether you own a patio) and stylish sandal-laden aisle, towing a slew of purchases you definitely did not need behind you. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Since you’re inevitably going to wander every aisle to see what’s new, you might as well have an eye out for Target’s little-known must-haves, like storage-savvy cooking utensils, mini fridges for your skincare products (hello at-home cryotherapy!) and nifty baking gear. They’re all totally worth the impulse purchase. So, because we won’t allow buyer’s remorse to happen on our watch, we went ahead and rounded up seven, totally random but useful products at Target you should keep an eye out for during your next spontaneous shopping frenzy. You can thank us later.

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collapsible colander

1. Squish 4-quart Plastic Collapsible Colander

Small home dwellers, rejoice! If you’re looking to save some space in your filled-to-the-brim cabinets, collapsible utensils are where it’s at. Take this colander, for instance, which can hold up to four quarts of pasta, berries or whatever could use a rinse (or drain), then squishes down to one and a half inches flat for seamless storage. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe, has a no-slip grip and is BPA-free. How’s that for a space-saver?

reusable water bottle

2. Threshold Glass Tumbler With Straw And Silicone Sleeve

If you have yet to acquire a security water bottle that follows you from bed to office to grocery store runs, here’s your chance. Eco-friendly thanks to its glass design, this tumbler also comes with a silicone grip for secure handling, a built-in straw and a removable lid that make filling to bottle with ice cubes (no matter how big) a total breeze.

electric juicer

3. Dash Electric Dual Citrus Juicer

Summer is (almost) here and that means the season of citrus-infused drinks and treats has arrived. Why not make your life a little easier with an electric citrus juicer that will help you whip up batch after batch in no time?

silicone mitts

4. Made By Design 2-pack Silicone Oven Mitts

We know what you’re thinking: I own oven mitts—why would I need more? Well, whether you’re handling scorching hot plates or pulling a fresh batch of cookies out of the oven, this foldable design offers more finger and palm protection and allows you to have a better range of motion, plus its exterior texture that provides a no-slip, secure grip onto whatever you’re holding.

tupperware organizer

5. Youcopia Storalid Container Lid Organizer

If you’re like us, one glance inside your Tupperware drawer immediately causes your anxiety to skyrocket. Safe to say, said drawer more frequently than not looks as though a mini, cabinet-sized tornado tore through it, leaving a catastrophic mess of mismatched lids and bowls in its wake. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to invest in container organizers. This one from YouCopia is particularly handy, as it offers individual slots for holding all the lids in one centrally located spot, with easy-to-reach access.

mini fridge

6. Chefman Portable 6-can Mini Fridge

OK, we know that this (ridiculously adorable) mini fridge is intended for beverages, but that doesn’t mean we can use it for of things, too. For example, set this puppy on your desk or dresser and fill it up with your favorite skincare products. The fridge will keep them nice and cool, so that when it’s time to use them, they’ll have a glorious cooling affect that’ll aid in de-puffing and tightening up your skin’s texture and tone.

wireless charger

7. Ihome Wireless Charging Alarm Clock

Chances are you use both an alarm clock and a phone charger on the reg—so why not combine ‘em both into one, easy-to-use gadget? This one is equipped with a dual-charging system, allowing you to fuel two devices at once, and a 7-5-2 alarm schedule to help wake you up and greet each morning without fail. Thanks to its wireless design, this travel-friendly alarm is ridiculously easy to transport.

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Anna Smutny covered a range of beats, from fashion and beauty verticals to home decor (and everything else in between) for PureWow from 2021-2022. With a background in wedding and...