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As millions continue to social distance and shelter in place to contain the spread of coronavirus, there’s been a surge in demand for home essentials, cleaning products and more as many continue to shop online for all their quarantine needs. And while Amazon, Walmart, and other retail giants are running low on many key supplies and home essentials, you can still find plenty of sought-after items at home improvement retailers like Home Depot.
To help you shop for the best stuff for your home, we sifted through the home improvement store’s website to find the most worthwhile products, from top-rated robot vacuums to cleaning supplies that are tough to find elsewhere online. Ahead, you’ll find our top 10 finds for sprucing up your quarantine zone.
1. Our favorite streaming device
There’s sure to be plenty of binge-worthy shows for however long this quarantine lasts, so why not make the experience as enjoyable as possible with the best streaming device we’ve ever tested? With the Roku Ultra, the whole family can enjoy their favorite series in pristine quality without any lag or commercials. And while it would take weeks to ship from Amazon currently, it’s in-stock and ready to ship from Home Depot ASAP, so you won’t have to wait to stream your top picks.
2. This Roomba to help keep your floors clean
Since there’s likely to be a lot more foot traffic in your home than usual, that means dirt, crumbs, and debris will accumulate at a quicker rate. If you want a new quarantine cleaning buddy to keep your floors clean, the Roomba 675 comes with a solid 4-star rating and won’t break the bank. It’s one of iRobot’s most popular and affordable entry-level models, so if you’re looking for one that has all the basic functionalities, like dirt sensors and intelligent navigation, it’s a great choice.
Get the iRobot Roomba 675 for $269.99
3. A Keurig for barista-worthy coffee at home
Even though we no longer have the option to grab our daily morning coffees from Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts, you can still get a delicious caffeine fix at home, if you own a good coffee maker, that is. The Keurig K-Cafe was our “most versatile” pick when we tested the best single-serve pod coffee machines on the market for its hands-free design, intuitive control panel, and handy milk frother. It’ll let you choose between a cappuccino, latte, or macchiato, and will also whip up a yummy coffee with milk foam in no time.
Get the Keurig® K-Café SE Single-Serve Coffee Brewer for $219.99
4. The iconic KitchenAid stand mixer
If you’re looking to bake more breads or desserts as you social distance, the KitchenAid stand mixer is an amazing machine to have on your countertop, making tasks like kneading dough and mixing batter quite simple. We chose it as the best stand mixer for its ability to expertly blend ingredients as well as its diverse set of attachments, which are both easy to clean and use. The 5-quart model can whip up batter for nine dozen cookies in a single batch, so that should tell you just how powerful it is. Plus, Home Depot has 25 color options to choose from.
Get the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer for $279.99
5. An upgraded version of our favorite portable speaker
Now that we’re stuck indoors, many of us are looking for a way to carry our tunes around the house, whether it’s in the shower, at the counter while you’re cooking dinner, or on your desk while you work remotely. To do so, you’ll want a portable Bluetooth speaker that’s durable, easy to carry, and has powerful sound, all of which the JBL Flip 5 offers. It’s the upgraded version of the JBL Flip 4, our favorite portable speaker, which we loved for its waterproof exterior, excellent battery life, and incredible audio. The Flip 5 comes with a larger driver size, battery life, and power output, however, and is also compatible with USB-C quick charge. Psst: Home Depot also knocked $10 off the price!
Get the JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $89.95
6. The best slow cooker we’ve tested
Let’s face it, we’re all going to have to do do a lot more cooking for the foreseeable future, which isn’t exactly ideal for those of us who aren’t stellar home cooks. Luckily, there’s gadgets that will do all the hard work for us that only require dumping all the ingredients into the pot and pressing a few buttons. Our favorite slow cooker, for instance, the Cuisinart Cook Central, is perfect to cook one-pot, family-style meals, or to incorporate all those canned beans you bought into delicious chilis, soups, and stews. As an added bonus, you can also save 10% on it when you use promo code COOKERS10OFF at checkout.
Get the Cuisinart Cook Central 4 Qt. Aluminum Electric Multi-Cooker for $94.99
7. Garbage bags to last you through quarantine
Your household is bound to accumulate more garbage under quarantine, so it’ll be useful to have some spare garbage bags on hand in case you run out. They’ll also come in handy for any spring cleaning, downsizing, or donating you plan on doing. Home Depot carries plenty of bulk-sized options, making it a good place to stock up for cheap.
Get the FlexPro 13 Gallon Fresh Scent Kitchen Trash Bag (140-Count) for $13.97
8. Laundry detergent to sanitize your clothing
According to the CDC, viruses like COVID-19 can survive on surfaces anywhere from a MISSING WORD to up to a few days, and can therefore be transmitted via your clothes. This means it’s a good idea to wash any clothes after wearing them in public. To properly sanitize your clothes, you’ll need high-quality laundry detergent. Thankfully, Home Depot still has lots of popular brands you can stock up on for those extra loads.
9. Tissues so you don’t have to use the crook of your elbow
If you do need to sneeze and cough while at home, it’s a good idea to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw away used tissues immediately after. The CDC cites this as a vital step to stop the spread of respiratory droplets from infected parties via the air to your housemates (or anyone else who happens to be around you). Luckily, Home Depot carries lots of Kleenex if you’d like to add a box to your stash.
Get the Kleenex Box Tissue (95-Sheets per Box) for $4.32
10. Candles to freshen up your abode
Since we can all use a bit of calmness right now in the wake of so much chaos and uncertainty, candles are a great way to help you relax and let the calming scents put your mind at ease. These Glade candle multipacks feature a unique blend of two wonderful scents that will quickly fill the rooms of your home, allowing you to add one to each of your rooms for a relaxing fragrance all over the house.
Get the Glade Hawaiian Breeze-Vanilla Passion Fruit Jar Scented Candle Air Freshener (Case/6) for $30.72
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