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    31 Practical Things From Walmart That Should Help Make Life A Little Less Tedious

    The things you didn't know you needed, but once they're in your possession you won't be able to live without.

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    1. A 7-quart slow cooker so you can get dinner ready for the whole family without laboring in the kitchen for hours. It's as simple as setting a timer and throwing your ingredients in to make a meal you'll be proud of and can enjoy for days to come.

    The seven quart slow cooker

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for Christmas because the recipient had been looking in to them for months. This seems to have been working very well - the food cooks evenly, it's big enough to make large portions and it looks nice sitting on the counter. It was a very good price for the product that you get." β€”SC19

    Price: $26.94

    2. A home office organizer to help you keep your workspace as well-kempt and functional as possible. It's an ideal solution to the timeless problem of scattered paperwork that wastes so much work time.

    The black wire organizer

    Promising review: "It was what I expected it allowed me to get better organized with the temporary home office I've had to create during COVID-19. Now all my paperwork, files, etc. are all in one locale not spread out anymore." β€”Danny

    Price: $17.39

    3. A SodaStream sparkling water maker for the person who loves bubbly water but hates the waste and time involved in buying it from the grocery store.

    The SodaStream in white

    Promising review: "I love this soda maker. It is so easy to use and the water does not have a funny after taste like the seltzer water I have purchased in the store. Even though it says to only use with water. I tried carbonating some cherry juice and it came out amazing! Such a great alternative to soda." β€”cccppp3

    Price: $69 (originally $89.99; available in five colors)

    4. An 18-piece nonstick cookware set, because it's the perfect place to start for chefs old and new. Plus, it'll save you tons of time shopping for individual kitchen items. The gang's all here!

    The 18 piece nonstick cookware set in steel gray

    Promising review: "Beautiful set! High quality! My old set of nonstick cookware was starting to make the eye of my stove smell like burnt chemicals. I'm using one of the booking pots now and it's beautiful, boiling and no smell!." β€”CJM

    Price: $39.97 (originally $49.97; available in two colors)

    5. And a 21-piece kitchen utensil set that will definitely jumpstart your cooking habit. Why waste time and money purchasing kitchen essentials separately when they can all be bought at once as a part of a matching set?

    The 21 piece kitchen utensil set in black and white

    Promising review: "I just moved into my own place and this is really nice to have! You've got all your basics and a cute little caddy." β€”Tes

    Price: $9.97

    6. A Wi-Fi-connected robo vacuum so you can clean up messes without all the fuss of bending down, sweeping, and wasting paper towels and cloths.

    The wifi connected robo vacuum

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this item. It picks up so much dust and hair (I have seven pets and I'm amazed at how much pet hair it picked up). I love this machine. It knows when it's about to bump into something and turns itself before it bumps into a wall or door, etc. I highly recommend this machine if you are too busy or tired to vacuum." β€”Jordan

    Price: $129 (originally $249.99)

    7. A shaker canister set that is ideal for storing pantry staples and spices. Keep them fresher than ever in these, and you won't have to constantly be replacing your most essential items.

    The shaker canister set

    Promising review: "The two smaller sizes can stack next to each on top of the larger one. I use them for baking ingredients, because you can actually use them three ways. The lid design allows me to use the shaker side, pour side, or take off the lid for larger batches and re-filling. The white lid that seals good is with touches of gray that is a nice modern look. I would recommend these." β€”COLLEEN

    Price: $9.97

    8. A multisurface wet/dry vacuum for the person who just loves having a clean house. This makes a tedious task feel exciting, because you know the end result will be spotless.

    The multisurface wet/dry vacuum

    Promising review: "I love how I don't have to sweep, then vacuum, then mop. I can do it all in one. Vacuum is a little heavy but well worth it. We rescued a dog last year and it is unbelievable how much she sheds. I am also impressed that my hair long hair doesn't get wrapped around the brush." β€”Nikki

    Price: $249 (originally $299)

    9. A four-pack of plastic storage boxes, because we could all use another storage solution. It's easy to just throw your items into and it will instantly make your home feel more organized and well-kempt.

    The four-pack of plastic storage boxes in white

    Promising review: "These containers are very well-made. Extremely sturdy and don't feel cheaply made. I especially like that the handles clip up and over the lid to give a very nice seal. I also like that it has a semi-clear look, where you can kind of have an idea what's inside, but if you wanted to keep something important like documents inside it's not easy to tell. Overall this product has become very useful for not just helping organize my closet but also my home office!" β€”Bigdog22

    Price: $41.27

    10. A beverage refrigerator so you can keep your kombucha, ginger beer, soda, and all your other favorite soft drinks from crowding your fridge.

    The beverage refrigerator in black and steel

    Promising review: "I recently received this fridge from NewAir, and I must say it was love at first sight! It was the perfect addition to my kitchen. I love that I no longer have to search for my drinks in my always crowded fridge, and the Newair fridge keeps my drinks perfectly cold! I highly recommend!" β€”Carlalynn92

    Price: $329.99

    11. A mini travel iron that is a perfect solution to the never-ending wrinkle problem that permeates our closets. It's great for those that are constantly on the go too β€” it's small enough to travel with (when travel is a thing again) and durable enough that you won't have to worry about it bouncing around in your bag all day.

    The mini travel iron in white

    Promising review: "Love this little iron! I use it for sewing and pressing seams, etc. in my craft room. Lots of steam and gets hot quickly. Perfect for what I needed it for. Highly recommend!" β€”Cindy

    Price: $12.88 (originally $29.99)

    12. A knife sharpener for the person who loves to cook but detests the dull knives they have at home. This is one of those problem-solving items that will solve the issues you didn't even know you had.

    The knife sharpener in red

    Promising review: "I was looking for a knife sharpener for my mom because all of her knives were dull. She never knew these existed. I really like the red accent color and how compact it is. After sharpening, the knives cut through fruit and peel vegetables easily and it is easily stored in the drawer when done." β€”Kimmerz830

    Price: $13.99 (originally $29.99)

    13. An eight-compartment cutlery tray, because we love an organizational tool that fits in your drawers. It will create tons of extra space so you won't waste time shuffling things around to find what you're looking for.

    The eight compartment cutlery tray in bamboo

    Promising review: "This is a very beautiful item! The look is so nice in our drawer. And the slide out sides work perfectly for us." β€”Tris

    Price: $24.49

    14. A beverage pod storage organizer so you can organize your coffee pods according to their strength or just to differentiate between decaf and non-decaf. It'll be a time-saver in the mornings when you barely even have to glance in the drawer to get your day going.

    The beverage pod storage organizer

    Promising review: "I love. So convenient and perfect for my coffee maker. Love the little storage area for my pods and it matches my kitchen." β€”virginia

    Price: $37.72

    15. A three-tier spice rack to keep your most used spices at the ready. Face it, we all have a spice hierarchy in our kitchens.

    The three-tier spice rack in clear plastic

    Promising review: "Super helpful! Fits right in the cabinet and allows you to see spices all at once rather than picking up ten different ones before you find the one you're looking for." β€”Heidi

    Price: $17

    16. An onion chopper and dicer for the person who loves spending time in the kitchen, but doesn't want to waste time on tedious tasks. It's an amazing tool that shaves tons of time off your meal prep and you'll be better off for it.

    The onion chopper and dicer

    Promising review: "I didn't buy this for onions and have not tried it on onions, but I bought it to dice apples for a jam recipe. I used peeled and sliced apples. It worked perfectly!! Saved me so much time!!" β€”sdo1981

    Price: $17.44

    17. A stainless-steel trash bag holder, because some of us have pets and need to be able to dispense bags at a moments notice as we head out the door.

    The stainless steel trash bag holder

    Promising review: "Works as described. Very sleek look. I would recommend to others." β€”geminisg77

    Price: $14.97

    18. A 40-piece Rubbermaid container set so you can meal prep without the fear that you'll run out of space in your pantry. If you've been looking to test out some new recipes, but don't have the time to spend on weekdays, this is your new best friend.

    The set

    Promising review: "I LOVE this set. It saves tons of room in my cupboard and always looks neat. The plastic is clear, so you can easily see the contents. I love that the lids snap together and to the bottom of the containers. This is the best price on these containers I found anywhere on the internet." β€”paula45870

    Price: $9.98

    19. An electric wine opener for those who want to take all the risk out of opening their favorite bottle of wine. There's nothing worse than realizing you've split your wine's cork, and with this product you'll never have to know that feeling again.

    The electric wine opener in silver

    Promising review: "Like the simplicity of this. It works as intended and its very easy to use. Very glad with the purchase and the price tag is great right." β€”carmen

    Price: $20.19

    20. A collapsable double hamper, because it will make it easy to separate whites from darks and you'll have a better idea of how much laundry you have on your hands.

    The collapsable double hamper

    Promising review: "Just what I needed. All in one. Very sturdy and nice-looking. A tad bigger than I thought but it works. Holds two huge loads of laundry or four if you have a smaller washer." β€”NellG

    Price: $29.99

    21. An electric tea kettle that'll bring your water to a boil before you know it. Plus, it automatically stops when it detects the water boiling, so if you're trying to cut down on your electric bill, this is the way.

    The electric tea kettle in stainless steel

    Promising review: "Love it for making my hot tea. I put the water in and turn it on. Then I fix my teacup with a teabag and honey and the water is ready to pour. Heats quickly and I think it is faster than the microwave. Very nice product." β€”Connie

    Price: $19.96

    22. A pack of two under-bed storage bags for the person whose wardrobe knows no bounds and definitely exceeds their tiny closet. It's great for keeping seasonal items and just generally using space efficiently.

    The pack of two under bed storage bags

    Promising review: "Good material, has a lot of space and fits a lot, perfect for clothes that need to be stored. I bought them because I am expecting and needed somewhere to put my baby's clothes at until she is born." β€”April

    Price: $17.99

    23. A set of silicone oven mitts, because getting burned is never fun and honestly pretty preventable. This will help you get your food in and out of the oven with ease and reduce the risk of unfortunate kitchen mishaps.

    The set of silicone oven mitts

    Promising review: "Pretty good. Just remember these are EXTRA long. They will come in handy with protecting your forearm from burns." β€”KG

    Price: $25.43

    24. A garbage disposal strainer so you can keep food from clogging your drain, which can eventually lead to costly (and annoying) plumbing issues.

    The garbage disposal strainer in red

    Promising review: "This is my second one purchased. This item is wonderful. Nothing goes into disposal that's too small. Silverware, rings, bottle caps, or even any small items. Great product." β€”Virginia

    Price: $13.98 (originally $21.99; available in five colors)

    25. A nonskid turntable that is great for seeing and finding everything you have, so you won't accidentally end up repurchasing the same three items you keep adding to your grocery list.

    The nonskid turntable

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed for canned goods in my pantry. Sturdy, turns easily. Stacked cans by two and still smoothly turns. Great space-saver." β€”judy

    Price: $7.72

    26. A collapsible strainer for the person who likes to wash their produce as soon as they get home from the store. It extends over the sink so it's an efficient way to remove excess water without drenching rags or paper towels.

    The collapsable strainer in black

    Promising review: "My daughter likes it very much. Flexible lifting and the shrinking handle is very interesting and good for clean vegetables and fruits." β€” Yaping

    Price: $21.05 (available in two colors)

    27. A programable coffee maker, because sometimes it's nice to let your appliances do the work for you. It's as simple as setting your alarm clock and you'll definitely be reaping the benefits.

    The programable coffee maker

    Promising review: "I like the smart look of this coffee maker. I like the fact that the coffee is really hot. I have had others, but the coffee got cold so quickly. This coffee maker fits right into a nice space. The black stainless feature is smart-looking. Love the way it kept my coffee warm for that second cup." β€”pgreene

    Price: $34.96

    28. A two-tier shoe rack so you can keep your shoes within view, so getting ready is as simple as possible. Or pop it by the front door and use it to signal to guests that it's a no-shoe household.

    The two-tier shoe rack

    Promising review: "Really nice, modern yet fits any decor. I really love it. Took like three minutes to connect and voila, ready for shoes. Also, comes with four screws if you wish to order and extra rack. Nice touch! Great, great price!" β€” Kathleen

    Price: $14.82

    29. An electric milk frother that is great for adding a little oomph to your regular old coffee, matcha, or tea combo.

    The milk frother in black

    Promising review: "I love it!!! Well-invested money! I use it once a week, it works well with cow milk, not so much with almond or coconut milk, but I still think its the best milk frother out there." β€”karina

    Price: $29.92

    30. A three-piece bath rug set for the person who values comfort and practicality above all else. It'll make your bathroom feel a little more luxurious and it will prevent you from dealing with a small flood every time you get out of the shower.

    The three-piece bath rug set in gray

    Promising review: "My husband likes the color in his bathroom. It goes great with gray walls. The rugs aren't super thick which is great because they dry more quickly." β€”HandPsMom

    Price: $17.88 (available in eight sizes and 12 colors)

    31. A lap desk with phone holder, because there's never been a better occasion to acquire an efficient WFH system that holds phones, tablets, and more.

    The lap desk with phone holder in aqua trellis

    Promising review: "Love this! My cell phone iPhoneX fits side and upright, or my pen. Bought one for my mom and she loves it too." β€”Elisha

    Price: $29.99 (available in seven patterns)

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

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