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This week's 10 don't-miss deals for the home — starting at $3, at Amazon

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Ice cream maker, reusable plates, Vornado fan, foldable cutting board
Be the coolest house on the block! These on-sale home items from Amazon can help. (Photos: Amazon)

Everything feels easier in summer, even getting your home in order. Cleaning, organizing, decorating, party prepping — it's all a bit lighter. Take advantage of this time of year to cheer up your space. And let us help. Each week we'll dig through the hottest home deals on Amazon and highlight some of the best.

Want to know what we're loving this week? Making home a destination and a haven. For cookouts and yard hangs, whip out these pretty pastel reusable plates, which come to just $2-something a pop and whip up frozen delights in your new ice cream machine (save $20). This $11 cutting board does a special trick that makes party prep a breeze.

Indoors should be a haven. To cool yourself down, check out these $20 goodies: the mini Vornado Flippi fan and these megapopular cooling sheets. And perk up houseplants for $3 with these top-selling fertilizer spikes. To keep things tidy, employ a dog-paw washer/paw-print preventer, on sale for $13. And for some DIY home improvement, try these $3 tool-free picture-hanging strips and this quick nail-hole fixer.

Read on for our top 10 sale picks for the home this week.

Disposable plates are a thing of the past. These indestructible, eco-conscious wheat straw plates make an excellent modern sub. Measuring 9 inches, this Amazon No. 1 bestseller is perfect for backyard burgers, dogs 'n' chips, slices of watermelon or cake — you name it! They come six to a pack, but at this price point, you may want to nab enough to accommodate any party you might throw.

"These are very nice. Easy to clean, dishwasher safe, microwave safe," wrote a happy shopper. "They are also sturdy. I love that they are made from wheat straw so a little more earth friendly. I have finally gotten rid of my wasteful habit with paper plates! Good product and at just over $2 per plate, I'm really happy with them."

Everything is gorgeous and green outside, but how are those indoor plants holding up? Give them a beautiful boost with these plant food spikes — now just $3 for 24. Ferns, spider plants, pothos, croton and the like will delight in this nutrient-dense meal, which lasts for two whole months.

One of the whopping 50,000 five-star fans declared: "This product is the secret to healthy vibrant plants." With visible proof, they continued: "The plant pictured was dying and had lost most of its leaves. I didn't want to re-pot it...but I didn't want it to die either. Buying the miracle grow indoor plant feeder sticks was a last ditch effort to save this guy and it worked! The fertilizer sticks are easy to use, you just push them into the soil and water. Your plants will flourish once you start feeding them these little guys."

You could even pick up some of Amazon's bestselling houseplants, while you're at it.

The high-gloss fan with over 10,800 five-star fans is small enough for a desk or bedside table. It cools in multiple directions it can even fold down and hide. It's on sale in five great colors for just $20 (down from $25, and the plum is even less — just $18.

"Great Product! Great Size!" raves a shopper who keeps it on their desk. "I use it for when I feel a little hot sometimes from anxiety or it being just too warm. It provides great relief! It is pretty quiet for a fan, easy to use, and small enough to not clutter up my desk at work. If you are looking for a fan for when you are sweating out of your mind, I would recommend this product."

Knock out nail holes, dents and other household projects hassle-free with this patching dynamo. Simply squeeze out the spackle/primer, use the top end to spread it, and smooth it with the sanding pad, built right onto the cap!

"This product is genius!" wrote a thrilled reviewer. "Worth every penny to patch nail holes without the mess and time of traditional drywall patching. Worked exactly as described and one tube was more than enough to patch throughout an entire home"

Ding, ding, ding! Ice cream season is in full swing. Over 2,100 fans have given this maker (now 45% off) a perfect five-star rating. One pleased shopper writes: "I have made home ice cream for decades. I recently replaced my old wooden-sided electric ice cream maker with this model and was very pleasantly surprised. It was easy to use and clean up — but best of all made great smooth solid ice cream in 30 minutes. Very pleased."

Don't spill all those fruits and veggies you've so lovingly sliced and diced. With a squeeze of the handle, the Chop2 Pot Cutting Board folds up and directs everything right where you want it to go.

A five-star fan raves: "It REALLY folds and does the job! In addition, it has rubber grips on the bottom so that it doesn't slide on the countertop. I love it."

Have a smoothie, shake, juice or other bev of choice anytime with this portable blender. Charge it via USB and toss it into your purse for breakfast on the fly, your gym bag for a post-workout protein shake or your picnic basket for a refreshing treat. No extra cup needed!

One fan ditched their big juicer altogether: "I used to have a big juicer which took up space in my small kitchen and [was] hard to clean...The portable blender makes a cup of juice each time — right for a single person like me. It doesn't take up too much space...I can bring it to work, picnic and hiking. Fresh juice wherever you are!"

Refresh a room by hanging some art with these hassle-free, heavy-duty Command strips. No tools required. These little strips — only $3 for four! — make easy work of hanging objects: Just stick and snap!

“Household secret weapon,” writes a five-star fan. “I have these things all over my house. I use them to keep the blackout curtains closed, to attach blackout curtains to the wall, to hang picture frames, canvas posters, random wall art, keep statue/ trinket things affixed to the desk... pretty much everywhere...They were definitely well worth the money when I moved apartments and did not have 1 nail hole to remove; they pulled off just as expected.”

Got a muddy buddy? Before they set paw in the door, unleash the Mudbuster. Simply fill it with water and insert paw. The silicone bristles will gently pull mud and debris away. (Tip: Keep a towel on hand to pat them dry.)

One of the 33,700-plus five-star fans exclaimed: "Officially a Staple Pet Item! Lifesaver." Another explained: "It works for both dirty water/splattered kind of mud, and the thick stuff that is stuck between the toes. In fact it works really good for the thick stuff because the bristles get in between and scoop it out."

Danjor Linens Queen-Size Sheets Set

Danjor sheets in light blue
All hues of these crisp, cooling Danjor sheets are now on sale! (Photo: Amazon)

Sleep hot? These breathable, cooling sheets loved by over 93,200 Amazon shoppers are down to $20 for queen size in all seven colors with the on-page coupon (down from $40)! Danjor sheets are made from moisture-wicking microfiber to keep you comfortable all year long. You'll get a flat sheet, a fitted sheet with pockets deep enough to accommodate 16 inches of mattress and four pillowcases.

They are super soft thanks to the 1,800-thread-count fabric, plus they're moisture-resistant, cooling and fade-resistant.

A megafan wrote: "I am EXTREMELY pleased with the comfort and build-quality of these sheets. They are, by far, the most comfortable sheets I have ever felt in my life...They're extremely soft and stay cool (I've had problems with overheating in the middle of the night with other sheets)...5 stars all the way."

$20 with coupon $40 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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