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42 Simple Everyday Items That’ll Save You A Buttload Of Money Over Time

Jul 12, 2023

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Including ways to make the things that you already own last longer 👀.

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The kit comes with small, medium, large, and extra-large attachments, so you should be able to use it with any bottle in your house.

Promising review: "I use a really thick curl cream in my hair. The bottle has a pump, but you can only use it for about half of the product. I decided to use this to keep the bottle stored upside down to get more of the product out of the bottle. I was able to use the full bottle of product, was able to squeeze out the exact amount that I needed for each use and I no longer have to beat the bottle on the palm of my hand to get the product out! This saved me time, energy, money and some sanity! If you are thinking about it, just get it!" —Cynthia Reed

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16+ (also available in packs of six).

Promising review: "I have loved my Keurig since I got my first one, but I haven't always loved the price of three K-Cups. So within weeks of buying my first Keurig I bought these lovely purple pods. They saved me so much money and I could use any coffee I wanted. And when my first Keurig stopped delivering my morning elixir, I upgraded to the 2.0. So what I'm saying in too many words is if you own a Keurig, you should own these. Money Saver. Run under water to clean the filter. Thrifty and easy." —Samantha Dolan

Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in two-, four-, and six-packs).

Promising review: "This is by far the most effective way of removing the magnetic dust from your case or any dust/wax from the mesh of the AirPods. This pack will also last you quite a while, so there’s no need to be frugal with how much you’re buying. Important note: If you wait too long to clean your AirPods, the magnetic dust eventually scratches deep into the case beyond what can be cleaned off. With this product, you can catch that dust early and prevent lasting damage to your AirPod case." —Jelani Nunes

Get 12 from Amazon for $12.99.

And they come with a little carrying case!

I recently ordered these little lifesavers, and I have to say I am...forgive me lord for I'm about to pun...HOOKED. I'm obsessed with my AirPod Pros as they are, I use them everyday for calls and music-listening purposes, but can never leave the house with them in fear of them dropping out of my ears. (If I so much as smile or laugh, they fall out!) Well fear no more, because since I've started using these super-reliable silicone hooks, I've taken my Pods on runs and walks with absolutely no sign of slippage. I highly recommend these for anyone else who'd finally like to use their AirPod Pros in peace.

Promising review: "Must have, it works. These are absolutely needed, stop my headphones from falling out, perfect fit. Will save you lots of money from replacing missing headphones." —Shevy1280

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.95 (available for both first and second generation AirPod Pros).

Promising review: "These have been a life saver while I work outside!! Comfortable. They also seem to be easily adjustable to different size ears." —Kim

Get a pair from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors).

Promising review: "This is worth every (small) penny and really is as good as the reviews say. We have noticed an immediate difference in chopping and prepping our veggies, cutting through meat, etc. It's such a small product with a small price tag, but it's made a big difference! It even fits right into the drawer below the knife block. Love it!" —AlwaysAmyBrand

Get it from Amazon for $8.44+ (available in three styles and three colors).

These are machine washable and work wonders on wood, tile, laminate, and vinyl floors!

Turbo Mops is a small business that was established in 2018, and believes a clean home can be achieved in both an eco-conscious and cost-effective way. Their products are reusable and fit many different types of mops, so you can spend less *and* waste less on disposable products.

Promising review: "If you haven’t purchased this item, you are missing out on a goldmine!!! These pads are well worth the much better than the disposables that are utilized with the Swiffer mop. One use and you will be delighted! It is life-altering when you see the change in your floors. I already ordered a second pack to use upstairs. If a cleaning product can make you smile, this is it!!!" —Lexie

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.45 (also available in packs of four and eight).

ScratchPadforDogs is a small biz based in Atlanta.

Promising review: "My pittie struggled with getting his nails clipped after a bad grooming experience. With one use he’s already got it down and it’s made the process 100% easier." —Etsy Customer

Get it from ScratchPadforDogs on Etsy for $42.25+ (originally $46.95+; available in four styles with or without refills and three grit levels).

Promising review: "Just drop this in your humidifier and it keeps the water pretty darn mildew and mold free. Super easy to use, no smell, and safe. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well." —Kristine

Get it from Amazon for $8.29.

Promising review: "I can't begin to tell you how amazing Folex spot remover is. One-year-old red wine stains are all gone. I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen them disappear right before my eyes. It removed every stain I had, including coffee. Now I don't have to buy new carpeting, which I was planning on doing. Saved me $3,500. It's miraculous, and doesn't have color, odor or toxicity...simply a surfactant. After spraying it directly on the obvious stains, using my Hoover carpet shampooer with Hoover's carpet detergent, followed by Folex stain remover diluted into the rinse water, the carpet returned to its original light golden color, and now has a soft, thick texture once again, like new. Unbelievable, really, and a huge money saver for me. I definitely recommend this product." —TC

Get it from Amazon for $6.65 (also available in multiple packs).

Promising review: "My parents have an older couch and love seat in their fixed up basement room and although it's in great condition, it's very outdated with the flowers that it has on it. I picked up this couch and love seat cover set to help get their style back. They fit perfectly, are super easy to install and give the whole room a functional update." —Lucky

Need a slipcover for a couch? This listing also features options for a medium, large, extra large, and extra extra large couch. Plus! If you want an ~ultra luxe~ look, check out this velvet slipcover dripping in 5-star reviews.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 21 solid colors and in five sizes).

These nonbranded replacement dusters fit on the two-prong duster handles (not included) of the popular disposable dusters.

TS Designs is a Michigan-based Etsy shop that specializes in home products and country, rustic, and vintage-styled gifts and decor.

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these Swiffer replacements! They make life so much easier. And I am always happy to find ways to create less trash and save money in the long run. I highly recommend these!" —Etsy Customer

Get it from TSDesignUS Etsy for $4.49 (originally $4.99; available in 10 colors and in multipacks).

Promising review: "AMAZING!!! Seriously beyond impressed with this product. I've never had dry or cracked heels until recently, and I've tried everything I could find to get rid of them. This is all you need!!! I literally opened the box and did the job in less than a minute! I'll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!!!" —Kyla Jackson

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Promising review: "These pens really work. I was skeptical before buying them, but then saw a difference after just one use. The best part is they even whitened the stubborn coffee stains I had between my teeth. I’ll keep using them. They are super easy to use and have no taste that I could discern. Really good product." —LCassie

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.97.

Promising review: "I just bought my first house and because of COVID I have not had the funds I wanted to fix it up. This was cheap and the backsplash in my new kitchen was an eyesore. I wasn't expecting much because of the price and I am absolutely stunned. My kitchen looks so much better! It was easy to use, no odor, and quick! I did two coats because the color was dark brown. Some places I did more but I didn't mind doing it because it was actually really satisfying. Definitely recommend this product!" —Kim

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in both a narrow and wide tip).

Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads.

Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and one for the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out, and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in a two- and four-pack).

These come with a handy dandy laundry bag, too!

Promising review: "Love these! I wanted a better option than wasting plastic and creating waste by buying one-time-use cotton rounds so I found these and gave them a shot. They're amazing and I've been using them for about six or more months now and they have kept up. I wash them in the zipped mesh bag and dry them and they have stayed white even with using charcoal micellar water. They are soft and don't harm my sensitive skin. If you're looking to try reusable rounds don't hesitate these do last and you definitely will save money in the long run." —angelica

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

Ding ding, bonus here! You'll even notice a reduction in the amount of breakouts you get once you remove your all-day look.

Promising review: "I'm a drag queen with pretty sensitive skin. I CAKE on the cosmetics to create my illusions, and the cold cream and terrycloth removal method was just not working. My skin would be raw, and I'd have to go through three cloths just to get 90% of my face off, and still have to go to bed with some eyeliner on. Cue MakeupEraser. This little puppy made me go from woman back to man in less than two minutes with JUST WATER. I have on full coverage stage foundation, enough powder to choke a horse, 24-hour-wear lipstick, and tons of black eyeshadow with glitter. Buy it! It's awesome." —Luke (@chastityst.cage on Instagram)

Get it from Amazon for $13.36+ (available in 15 colors).

See why this won best mid-priced makeup remover.

Each pack comes with four bands, which can stretch from 12–18 inches and hold adequate tension.

Promising review: "Say goodbye to rearranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these Bed Bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors and four pack sizes).

Tip: dry off produce before storing in bags and wipe away any moisture that appears — condensation has no place here!

Promising review: "The bags and food containers perform as promised. Love, love, love how much it has changed my buying habits and is saving me money and annoyance (at seeing food spoil quickly). I'm buying less food because my vegetables and fruits remain fresh for SO much longer. I wish I had known about these products before. They pay for themselves. Until you try the bags and containers (I recommend having both), you will not believe the longevity and freshness added to produce." —QiLady

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three pack sizes).

Promising review: "I love it. I put it on and then in probably a half hour I could notice the change in the room. That breeze was gone." —DA-BIGGUY

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors and four sizes).

Just be sure to check the size of the cover against the size of your AC unit!

This also works as a noise muffler and prevents other unwelcome guests of the creep crawly variety from wandering through your front door.

Promising review: "Sometimes you have a problem. And you see a product that says it will solve it. So you spend (in this case) a small amount of money. And 90% of the time, it doesn't solve your problem. But this product? Works exactly like it's supposed too. I'm not the least bit handy and I attached it in minutes and then stared at it for additional few minutes because I couldn't believe that was it. But it was. I got it to cover the space under the door for drafts (and vermin). It works for that purpose." —tati13

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four colors).

They're extra large and pre-moistened to remove dirt, dust, road grime, and more.

Promising review: "Works great. Absolutely love these! I save so much money not having to go to the car wash. Super easy to use and quick." —Penny

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $44.99.

FYI: The towel absorbs 10 (!) times it's weight in grease and absorbs liquids 20 times faster than other fabrics. Plus, it comes from a woman-owned small businesses based in Denver, Colorado.

Promising review: "This is great. I don’t like using loads of paper towels in draining meat, but I didn’t know what else to use. The bacon sponge is absorbent and easy to clean. It performs as advertised and makes me feel better about eliminating another source of waste." —PamelaRenee

Get it from Green City Living on Amazon Handmade for $14.99.

Promising review: "We've been using this brand of bamboo towels for two months now. If you're interested in reducing waste, concerned about the planet and/or want to save money I highly recommend these bamboo towels. My husband and I would normally have gone through ten to 12 rolls of paper towels in two months. We have three in general. I don't like using washcloths because you're just wiping germs across surfaces and they need to be washed often, same with sponges (more cleaning product in the water supply). After two months we're still using the first roll of bamboo towels. They can be rinsed (and washed), they're much more absorbent than paper towels or washcloths, sturdy, usable on floors, countertops, tables with water, cleaning products, for dusting, wet work and simpler projects." —Doyle

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one-, two-, and four-packs).

Promising Review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent buildup all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup, and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand-new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, and no more odors or buildup around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99.

Simply fill with water, pop it in the freezer, remove, and then pour in your coffee to chill. This dishwasher-safe container can also be used to cool tea, juice, wine, or whatever else you feel like drinking. No water comes in contact with your beverage, so you don't have to worry about dilution, either.

Promising review: "I am an avid (i.e. daily) iced coffee drinker, but I have been extremely hesitant to make my own iced coffee at home because I didn’t want the bitter flavor from two-day old coffee or the watered-down nature of just adding ice to coffee. Thanks to the HyperChiller, I have now found a solution!!! The HyperChilller worked like a CHARM today!!! I was able to create my own iced coffee directly from my coffee maker in the comfort of my own home. I guarantee this item will be used frequently! Great job!" —Chelsea

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

Promising review: “This product is the perfect consistency to spread easily. It cleans leather deeply without harming it. Dries fast so that there's no residue on your leather. I used it on a chair and a coat. It doesn't seem to leave any lasting noticeable smell either. Just nice clean leather. The chair was a favorite for my dog, which is the reason I bought this in the first place. She's not supposed to be on the chair! So yes, it's desperately needed cleaning. The Leather Honey works great. The leather coat had been in a closet for two years in Florida where humidity can get to it. Once again, great job. Easy to use and the coat looks like new! Another good thing is that it seems to condition the leather as well. It felt much more supple after the first simple cleaning. I just put the Leather Honey on a washcloth, kept moving the the washcloth to a new clean area and adding more product. And both the chair and the coat felt like new leather again. And looked fantastic." —N3rd Girl

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes).

Promising review: "I wanted to start my journey on learning how to budget! It was hard to find a ready-to-use budget planner, but this product exceeded my expectations! The shipping was very fast! Super cute convenient and I’m very excited to start my budgeting journey!" —Chandler Young

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 12 colors).

These are also odor-free.

Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much that I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

Promising review: "My favorite pair of Uggs were stored in a closet with a major moisture issue. I pulled them out for the cold weather to discover they were covered in mold! With the help of this handy little brush and some white vinegar, my boots are as good as new!! I love that this brush has four different sides for different parts of the shoe. It’s very handy and works very well!" —Sammi

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

Promising review: "Before I say anything else, I have owned a bunch of actual Beauty Blenders. These makeup sponges are just like them. They are just as soft as the real one. They don’t absorb a lot of product which is a huge no-no when I purchase regular makeup sponges. I got tired of paying $20 for each Beauty Blender (I use two while applying makeup daily). They wash amazingly. Because they don’t absorb a lot of product, it is very easy to wash them. I just use Dr. Bronners bar soap (peppermint) and water to cleanse. Perfection. Five makeup blenders for 50% less than an Original Beauty Blender. Yes please!! —Asia C

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $5.94+ (available in eight color combinations).

The set includes: two wide drawers, two narrow drawers, one can dispenser drawer, and one egg drawer.

Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for to clean up a cluttered fridge! My fruit and veggies normally get hidden behind bulkier items and spoil before found again, so it's also saving money by being a little more tidy! The containers are the perfect size to slide right onto each shelf and fit differently sized items nicely. I especially love the can holder — goodBYE soda boxes!!!!" —tiredbiscuit

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in sets of four and eight).

Promising review: "Save money by preserving your wine! I really enjoy a glass of wine some evenings, but just one glass (okay maybe two) is plenty. The problem always is that if you re-cork you might get one more day out the bottle....What if I don't want another glass the next day? By the day after that, you would be really lucky if that re-corked wine was any good. With this product, you will never toss unused wine again. The vacuum seal really works at keeping out the air and preserving your wine so it remains as fresh as when you first opened it. Another feature is that the seal works so well that if you put your bottle back on its side in a rack or wine fridge, it will not leak. I am making this product my go-to hostess gift!" —T.K. Nagy

Get it from Amazon for $17.02 (available in six colors).

Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. You simply roll it around your oily areas, and BOOM — the oil magically vanishes into the ball never to be seen again! This is an item that #tiktokmademebuyit for sure! I saw a video on TikTok and immediately went on the hunt only to be disappointed that this item was sold out everywhere! I eventually got added to a waiting list here on Amazon, and once they had it in stock again, they charged my card and sent it my way! If you have the chance to purchase this and you have oily skin, get yourself on the waiting list if you need to, and just kick it until it shows up. You will be pleased. Thank me later." —Veronica Cooper

Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

Promising review: "I use one in the dryer filter area and one under the refrigerator. They get dust I can't get any other way. I gave 5 stars for durability even though I've had them for only a short time. They feel sturdy to last long enough for me." —ASF

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.60.

Promising review: "This tape works wonders. I am trying to get a recent move paid off, so I really couldn't afford to replace screens at this point, even if I did them myself. This tape made all the difference in my house. I no longer had to leave the windows closed worrying about sitting on the couch with fly swatter in hand, or watching my cats zoom around the house trying to catch them, and knocking everything over in the process." —MsRich2U

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

Promising review: "We recently moved into a house built in 1987 with original engineered hardwood floors that were in rough shape in one spot in the office. We were ready to refinish or replace which would have cost thousands. I figured I might as well try some wax and see what happens and holy cow, I’m glad I did!!! Totally changed the color and saved us so much money! It went on super easy and soaked right in. It was a little slippery even after wiping it off but works for us since it isn’t a high traffic area. Highly recommend!!!" —ACP

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

This bathroom must-have doesn't require electricity or any additional plumbing, and can be temperature controlled.

Promising review: "I'll be the first to admit, I don't write reviews. This may be, literally, my first one. All I can say is this is a game-changer!! After a brief trip to Europe last year, my wife had been pushing for us to get one. Well, fast forward to the 2020 pandemic, no TP was time to buy the Tushy. I was hesitant, I'm not gonna lie. But then, it was as if I had been missing out on living for the past 32 years. You think I'm lying, I'm not. I've never felt cleaner. Buy this and you will thank me later." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $69 (available in two styles).

These will last up to 1,000 washes! And pro tip from the brand: add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oils to add a natural scent to your laundry.

Celsious is a Black woman-owned business located in Brooklyn, New York. They specialize in creating eco-friendly laundry and cleaning products.

Get a set of three balls from Celsious for $20 (available in two colors).

Promising review: "I used the NutriChef Vacuum Sealer for the first time this week on several occasions. It is simple to use for vacuum-packing leftovers and uncooked food items for the freezer or for cooking immediately using my sous vide. The roll of vacuum bags allows the bags to be tailored to the amount you want to store, so there is no wasted bagging material or space in my freezer. The vacuum function can also be used with the provided stopper to remove air from bottles — e.g., opened bottles of wine. I am very pleased with this product as well as the accompanying bags." —MJG

Get it from Amazon for $49.69+ (available in four styles).

Promising review: "I have pets, and pets do disgusting things. I use a waterproof mattress pad, but sometimes spills and other 'stuff' get down the sides of the sheets. This protects all of the mattress, and is deep enough that I was able to put the memory foam pillow top inside it too. I've noticed a slight 'balloon effect' when I sit down abruptly, air doesn't escape the protector quickly, and poofs up for a few moments, but it doesn't feel plastic-y or crinkly. Mattresses are expensive, this feels like insurance against anything that my family or pets can throw (literally and figuratively) at my bed." —Maggie Lou

Get it from Amazon for $27.24+ (available in sizes twin–California king and two depth sizes).

The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

Promising review:If a cleaning product can make you smile, this is it!!!