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10 Unexpected Amazon Best Sellers That Will Make Your Life Easier

From ingenious gadgets, kitchen tools, and dorm room favorites to decor finds, we’re sharing the 10 things we’ve recommended that were our Amazon best sellers in 2023.

As one year ends and another begins, we like to take a little time to reflect and review what worked and what didn’t.

Part of that is looking at which posts that we’ve written that our readers liked best; and which posts were barely read…

Reviewing which social media posts got the most views, likes, comments, saves, and shares; and which ones kinda flopped.

Checking the most popular products that we’ve shared, and the least popular…

After all, there’s no sense in wasting time writing posts and sharing content that just doesn’t resonate with YOU!

Anne and AnnMarie from Simply2Moms casual headshot.

You are the reason we do what we do: to give you ideas, inspire you, and help you.

Today we’re taking a look at our 2023 best sellers from Amazon.

The things that you’ve caused to go out of stock after we share them! Plus reminders of the posts where we originally shared these items.

Did you bring any of these items into your home last year?

We’re counting down from 10 to 1, and if you’ve been following along with Simply2Moms in 2023, you probably can guess which item was our number-one seller!

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10. Brilliant Evolution Stick On Lights with Remote

Do you have somewhere in your home where you’d like to add some lighting?

Thanks to these puck lights you can add lighting anywhere without hiring an electrician to do wiring or having unsightly cords running down your wall.

AnnMarie hung these swing arm sconces above her canvas photo wall to give the display a little more visual weight.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to install wireless sconces.

She can use a remote control to easily turn the battery-powered puck lights on and off.

These rechargeable lightbulbs with a remote were our second top seller in this category.

9. TwoPages Cotton Pinch Pleated Curtains

Bedroom with cherry furniture, TwoPages white curtains, and Loloi Layla area rug.

We’re loving these gorgeous pinch-pleated curtains by TwoPages, and apparently, you are too!

You can order them directly from Amazon where they’re often on sale, or you can order them through their website and use the code SIMPLY2MOMS when you check out to get 8% off your order.

They come in a variety of color options (these are the Liz Linen in Beige White).

There are standard sizes available in ready-to-ship packaging, or you can have them custom-made at a fraction of the cost of other companies and choose the header, width, length, and lining options.

We highly recommend ordering the memory shape option because they come out of the package perfectly folded and ready to hang with no steaming or ironing required!

8. Bare Home Quilted Fitted Mattress Pad – Cooling Mattress Topper

Girl sitting on bed in dorm room with a photo display on the wall behind the bed.

Every summer, some of our most popular posts are the ones where we share tips for getting ready to go to college.

This quilted cooling mattress topper is one of our (and your) favorites!

It’s got 4.4 stars with over 2,500 ratings on Amazon and comes in all sizes, including Twin XL.

If you’re looking for a great machine-washable mattress topper for any bed in your home, be sure to give this one a try!

7. Nearly Natural 82” Olive Artificial Silk Trees Green

6 foot olive tree in antique crock in corner of foyer

Remember ficus trees in the 1990s? Well, olive trees are the ficus trees of the 2020s.

This 82″ faux olive tree by Nearly Natural has four stars on Amazon with over 3.4K reviews!

We both have several of them in our homes and love how they add an airy, natural touch everywhere we put them.

Based on our stats, a lot of you have at least one in your homes too!

If you’ve got one, you’ll have to send us a picture of where you put it.

6. Chom Chom Roller Pet Hair Remover and Reusable Lint Roller

Chom Chom reusable pet hair remover on a cream chair.

Do you have pets in your home and regularly deal with pet hair on your furniture and clothes?

Then you need to get a Chom Chom Pet Hair Remover!

This reusable lint and pet hair remover has a 4.5-star rating with over 175K Amazon reviews!

We love that it works well for both cat and dog fur, and it’s nice to easily get rid of the lint and fur without the waste of adhesive lint rollers.

We shared this fantastic roller as part of our post about aesthetic cat-care products.

You can check out this roller in action in our video review.

5. Loloi LAYLA Collection Olive/Charcoal Area Rug

dining room with painted white table and chairs on rug

It’s easy to see why everyone is loving this gorgeous Loloi rug!

If you scroll up to the picture of Anne’s bedroom you can see how she styled it too.

The affordable low-pile rug doesn’t shed and it’s super easy to clean.

You can find this rug with a distressed, vintage pattern in 15 different color and pattern variations and 11 different sizes.

Anne loves it so much that she’s put another one in a different color in her office and has plans to add a few more in her home this year!

With a 4.4-star rating and over 7.8K reviews, you can feel confident with this Amazon purchase.

4. OUCH Metal First Aid Box

Overhead view into a tin first aid kit with lift out tray. The divided container is filled with bottles, and pill packets, thermometer, and other first aid supplies.

Whether you’re stocking a first aid kit for your home, or putting one together to send with a student to college, this metal kit with dividers and a removable insert is a great way to keep everything organized.

You can get all the details about assembling a first aid kit and we even have a printable shopping list to help you remember everything.

This cute metal first-aid box comes in three different color combinations.

3. FullStar 4-in-1 Vegetable Chopper

Peppers and onions inside the bottom of a 4-in-1 food chopper.

Every so often you run across a kitchen gadget that truly lives up to the hype.

This 4-in-1 chopper by Fullstar is one of those finds!

Anne uses hers almost every day and is shocked at how much time it saves her.

Prep a week’s worth of veggies for salads in less than 15 minutes.

It’s easy to clean and can chop things in two different sizes, plus it has two different spiralizer options.

With 4.5 stars and 113K ratings on Amazon, you can see that this kitchen gadget is truly a winner!

You can check out our video review of the chopper and see it in action over here.

2. 3-Tier Metal Bathroom Shelf Space Saver

corner of room styled with shelf system over mini fridge and microwave

One of our most popular posts this year was AnnMarie’s hack for setting up a small kitchen station in a dorm room using a bathroom storage shelf.

So it wasn’t that big of a surprise when this 3-tier metal shelf ended up being one of our top sellers!

Whether you’re getting a student ready for college, or want to organize your bathroom, this sturdy shelf is a great find!

It’s got 4.4 stars with over 11K ratings on Amazon.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when you’re shopping for items to help you get your home organized this year!

1. Storm Shell Weatherproof Protective TV Cover

outdoor tv hung on back of house

This summer we went viral on Instagram when AnnMarie shared the weatherproof box she used to hang an ordinary TV outside on her deck.

Her reel got over 26 million views and her latest reel about this TV cover has over 1.3 million views in just a few days!

While some people felt the need to criticize having a TV outside, the majority thought it was a fantastic idea.

With numbers like that, we had a pretty good idea of what our Amazon top seller would be for 2023.

If you’re interested in putting a TV outside too, you can get all the details about how she installed the box plus answers to FAQs in her blog post.

A lot of people also love that little tabletop firepit since it was in our top 20 best sellers. It’s perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

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And that, friends, is a wrap! Did you purchase any of these popular items we shared in 2023? Tell us in the comment section below!

Is there anything we need to check out that you’ve found? We’d love to learn more about it so be sure to contact us here and tell us about your favorites.

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