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18 under-$50 fixes for everyday household problems

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Insider Picks senior editor Ellen Hoffman uses this Williams-Sonoma splatter guard ($25) to cut down on kitchen grease.

Unless you've designed your dream home, or you already did but you dreamed that you needed less storage space than you do, it can be challenging making the most of a living space that you more or less inherited.

But a benefit to that generic truth is that many of the most annoying household problems - lack of space, organization, or convenience - are also exceedingly common.

Since many of my most valuable purchases have come from recommendations, I asked my colleagues to share the affordable fixes they've found and swear by in their own lives.

Find the best and most affordable fixes to all our most common household problems below.

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