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    34 Reusable Products That Will Save You So Much Money In The Long Run

    Many of these reusable products are also great eco-friendly alternatives.

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    1. A pack of reusable grocery bags that fold down to about the size of your palm. Most grocery stores charge for you to use plastic or brown paper bags, but you won't have to worry about that because now you'll always have one of these in your purse or your car during a last-minute grocery trip!

    reviewer holding a reusable grocery bag
    reviewer showing several reusable grocery bags with their groceries in them

    The bags can hold up to 50 pounds, and they're machine washable.

    Promising review: "I purchased these bags because I have quite a walk from my garage to my house. These bags are AMAZING! I stuff them full and they never tear. I also get water by the gallon and these bags hold them. They make my life easier!! Try these bags, you will love them!" —MB

    Get a set of five bags from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 33 color sets).

    2. Or a pack of four mesh string bags — they might seem small but can actually expand to fit 40 pounds. Plus: Just imagine how chic you'll look carrying this around your local farmer's market, filled with freshly picked herbs and veggies.

    model holding a peach mesh string bag
    the mesh bag in beige with assorted things in it, showing how much it can hold

    Promising review: "These work great! I love these bags when shopping for produce. They have a great deal of integrity; they can hold a lot of weight and stretch quite a bit. They were packaged very conservatively and arrived in an airtight zip-top bag (which I will also reuse!). If it comes to the point where I need more than four, I will definitely buy this product again! I'm very happy." —Zoe Jans

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    3. A roll of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, machine-washable, reusable bamboo towels worth buying if you realize you spend way too much on paper towel rolls in a month and also want to cut down on your waste.

    Model's hand's holding a small watermelon in bamboo towel under running water

    You'll receive 20 sheets a roll, and the sheets are machine washable and reusable up to 120+ times before discarding.

    Promising review: "Wow. I just used these for the first time to wash my windows. I get a lot of oily dirt from the road, and it usually smears around and gets stuck in whatever old washcloth or sock I am using. As soon as I dropped these in my bucket of soapy water and gave them a little scrub, the dirt lifted right out like magic. Next used them to clean crumbs and spills out of my fridge and freezer and same thing — they rinsed clean (almost clean) right away. There's some dirt still in them, but I'll put them through the wash next." —SBP

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer so you can transform a regular PB&J into an exact replica of those Uncrustables sandwiches your kid loves. Not only will you save money, you can customize the sandwich to your liking: extra-crunch peanut butter? Peach jam? Go for it!

    The sandwich cutter and sealer
    Reviewer's photo showing homemade uncrustables

    Promising review: "These have been a GAME-CHANGER in this house!! My son has always begged me for Uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with! I make two weeks' worth of sandwiches at a time and store them in sandwich bags in the freezer so in the morning during the school year we can just grab and go! Love them!" —Katherine Smaczniak

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $17.96.

    5. A Swiffer duster pad because your TV screen and bookshelves could use a good dusting. After you've used these a few times, you can throw them into the washing machine and keep reusing! No need to buy those disposable pads.

    colorful reusable swiffer duster covers
    TS Designs / Etsy

    TS Designs is a Michigan-based small business that offers vintage gifts and decor paired with eco-friendly items.

    Promising review: "I love these! They are really thick and they wipe up the dust easily. I actually bought three so I could keep one on while the other is being washed. I had no issues with getting it on my holder. Glad to have found these!" —Rebecca Jo

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5.49 (available in 10 colors).

    6. A Makeup Eraser towel that uses water (yes, just water!) to remove your makeup, even the long-lasting matte lipsticks and the waterproof eyeliner. After a few uses, just throw this in the wash, and you can reuse it over and over again, making it a much more eco-friendly alternative to makeup wipes.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer removing half of her full face of makeup with the towel
    BuzzFeed Reviews

    Promising review: "This actually works! I usually use cleansing cloths which work okay, but this makeup eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. UPDATE: I went to a show last night and got the dreaded haaand staaamp. Of course, because they use ink developed by NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. It nearly got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing, I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in 13 colors).

    See why this won our mid-price pick for best makeup removers in "The Best Makeup Removers That Leave Your Face Clean And Fresh."

    7. Or biodegradable bamboo makeup remover pads great for removing your makeup and way more budget- and eco-friendly than those single-use cotton rounds. You get 16 rounds in each package, which means you can use one every day and only have to wash them once every two weeks!

    Just run the pad under water, apply soap or your favorite makeup remover, and makeup will wipe off your face with ease. These come with a handy-dandy laundry bag, too!

    Promising review: "Larger than disposable cotton pads. Great with taking off makeup (even waterproof mascara after pressing the pad with makeup remover to your eyelashes for 15–30 seconds). Never had reusable cotton pads before so I've just learned something from washing them after first use: In their laundry bag, because they scrunch up together in the wash, they don't get thoroughly washed and rinsed. I think I might have to soak these cotton pads in soapy water like delicate laundry 30 minutes before putting them into the wash." —Lauren

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A Bacon Sponge — a 100% organic cotton towel can absorb TEN TIMES its weight in liquid! Now you won't have to use nearly half a roll of paper towels just to absorb the grease and oil from cooking bacon.

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    GreenCityLiving / Etsy

    To clean the towel, soak in hot water and a degreaser soap for 15 to 20 minutes.

    GreenCityLiving is a small business based in Denver that specializes in reusable and eco-friendly home goods. They donate 2.5% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big-name-brand dish soap, my Earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My Bacon Sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from GreenCityLiving on Etsy for $14.99.

    9. A multipurpose, heat-resistant mat that will help you out with so many tasks in the kitchen — use it to grab a hot pot handle, as a drying mat, as a spoon rest while you're cooking, or as a trivet for hot dishes at the dining table. Why buy four separate tools when this one does the job of all of them?!

    person using a beige multipurpose mat to grab a pot handle
    a gray multipurpose mat cover a dish in the microwave

    The mat is 12 inches in diameter, making it the perfect fit for most microwave turntables.

    Promising review: "I’m a habitual canned-soup eater. In the past I’ve burned my hands many times getting the bowls out of the microwave, and also dealt with explosive soup in the microwave that needed to be cleaned. This is a game-changer! I lay it across my soup bowl, cook it, the fold down the sides to protect my hands from heat while I carry it to the table to eat." —JeanBean

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    10. A rechargeable electric lighter so you never have to worry about buying matches (or burning yourself with said matches) whenever you want to light a candle.

    Gif of a BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer lighting a candle with the rechargeable lighter
    Reviewer holding the rechargeable lighter to show its full length
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed,

    Heather, a BuzzFeed Shopping team member, loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super-fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super-intense gadget, relax pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    Read more about why she loves this (and what other people on the BuzzFeed Shopping team swear by) in her full rechargeable electric lighter review.

    11. A Rubbermaid produce saver if you're sick and tired of discovering that the fruit you bought four days ago has already gone bad. Reviewers say this food container will prolong the life of your fresh produce for WEEKS longer than normal!

    A wilting strawberry stored in the original container and a much fresher-looking strawberry stored in the produce saver
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed / Via BuzzFeed

    The containers are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. They feature vents to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping your produce fresher for longer.

    Promising review: "I bought my fruit on Friday and ordered this immediately because I’m so sick of throwing my fruit away if I don’t eat it in a few days. It’s been a WEEK now and my strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries (all in this one big container) are STILL FRESH! I’m going to start buying more fresh fruit now that I know it won’t be wasted and thrown away in a few days. Highly recommend this product if you’re like me and can’t eat a whole pineapple, strawberries, and other fruit fast!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in multiple sizes and quantities).

    Check out our full Rubbermaid produce saver food containers review for more info!

    12. A cold-brew maker so you can have coffee shop–quality iced coffee waiting in your fridge when you wake up in the morning, bleary-eyed and in need of caffeine ASAP.

    A BuzzFeeder's jug before brewing with a caption that reads let it hang out for up to 36 hours
    The same BuzzFeeder's jug of the finished cold brew with a caption that reads iced coffee all year round
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    To use, add coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), and let it brew for 12–24 hours. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our Tayeka cold-brew maker review for more!

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold-coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days' worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well." —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $24.66+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    13. A pack of 30 multicolored, PVC-coated, steel wire utility clips because throwing away stale chips is a huge (and expensive!) bummer. Now you'll always have one of these at the ready to keep your chips tasting fresh.

    A yellow utility clip on a bag of chips
    A multi-colored assortment of utility clips

    Promising review: "These clips are sturdy, dishwasher-safe, and can be used for just about anything. They keep my cereal and chip bags closed tightly, can clip several items together on my desk, and look great when hanging student work in my classroom." —TwistedChick

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in other quantities and color combinations).

    14. A sweater pill remover for your most well-loved sweaters that have seen better days. Just lightly brush this stone across your sweater and watch all those unsightly pills disappear — it'll look brand new, and you won't have to rebuy your clothes as often!

    model using a sweater pill remover stone to get rid of pills on a white sweater

    This is made from upcycled car windshield glass. Make sure to store this stone in its original box, and it can last you up to 10 years!

    Celsious is a Black woman–owned, eco-friendly small business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And! If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat!

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's full sweater pill remover review!

    15. A milk frother to make fancy lattes from the comfort of your own home. Yes, your local coffee shop might miss seeing your face every morning, but now you'll be saving money while still enjoying professional-quality drinks every day.

    Reviewer's picture of the milk frother
    Reviewer's picture of coffee with foam

    It comes with both heating and frothing whisks.

    Promising review: "I'd always used espresso machines to steam milk in the past — I had no idea these things existed! My SO drinks a chai every morning, and buying it from the coffee shop was adding up. For this small investment, I have made delicious homemade chai, café au lait, and hot cocoas every single day! The machine has worked reliably for months, and is very easy to clean. Quick rinse and a wash with soap in the evening. The milk on 'froth' mode is delightfully fluffy and very tasty." —Leopard Print

    Get it from Amazon for $52.96.

    16. A Rocketbook reusable 32-page smart notebook that eliminates the need for you to buy tons of notebooks. Scan your pages right after you write them, and they'll be saved forever on your device. Then you can clear the page to start again the next day!

    Model's hand writing on a white page in the reusable notebook
    Reusable notebook with a teal cover and a pen

    Promising review: "This is a great product and a great idea. I am someone who has a lot of notebooks and journals; I like to write everything down so I remember it. I have wasted countless Post-it notes writing to-do lists and this little notebook not only helps me preserve my beloved Post-its, it's great for the environment as I'm reusing the same pages instead of tearing them out and starting with a brand-new page or notebook. I wish I had known about this when I was going to college, how much time and money it would have saved me. I love the fact that you can just scan each page and send it to a specific place that you have designated. Way to go, Rocketbook! You are my new favorite thing! I literally show as many people as I can about this." —Natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in executive and letter and 15 colors).

    17. A portable, rechargeable blender for whipping up your morning smoothie in record time with minimal cleanup — no trip to your local juice bar required. Unlike traditional blenders, this one doesn't need to be plugged in to work, so you can take this baby on road trips, hiking, camping, to the beach, to the gym...really anywhere a smoothie craving might hit.

    Hand holding the personal blender with berries inside
    Same hand holding the blender but with a now fully blended smoothie

    Plus, this is shatter resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in six colors).

    18. A Lola reusable menstrual cup that you can use for up to 10 years (yes, you read that right!). Just think of all the money you'll save on tampons and pads!

    hand holding the cup
    same hand squeezing the cup

    The cup is flexible for easy insertion, but it stays secure to provide up to 12 hours of leak-free protection. For instructions on how to clean your menstrual cup, head to Lola's FAQ page.

    Heads up, this includes the cup and a case!

    Get it from Lola for $34.

    19. An extra-large silicone ice tray perfect for freezing large amounts of soup or broth for you to eat later. It's a genius meal-prepping hack: make a huge batch of soup, freeze the leftovers, and you have meals for the rest of the week!

    reviewer photo of a blue silicone ice tray with chicken noodle soup in it
    reviewer photo of a blue ice tray with huge red ice blocks in it

    Now you won't be tempted to buy takeout for lunch every day when you have delicious soup waiting for you in the freezer!

    Promising review: "This product is an absolute game-changer for folks who cook in volume for food prep or just to store leftovers in an efficient, organized way! I saw these on a different site and definitely hesitated for a while due to the price. Finally sucked it up and ordered, couldn't be happier! I've made soups, enchilada sauce, chili, breakfast casserole, etc.! Great for portion sizing! My freezer is becoming much more organized, giving me more room! I've told everyone about these! Just love them!" —Deborah L. Hughes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $36.99.

    20. A bedsheet detangler that'll prevent your bedsheets from getting bunched up in the washing machine and dryer. They actually make your sheets dry faster (which means lower energy bills) and they come out with fewer wrinkles!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    These detanglers from Wad-Free aren't recommended for use with bamboo, eucalyptus, or rayon sheets.

    Wad-Free is a small business that invented this laundry gadget to prevent sheets from tangling, twisting, and balling up during the laundry process.

    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 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.

    21. A pack of reusable zipper storage bags so you don't have to keep wasting your money on flimsy single-use plastic ones. Plus: You'll feel great that you're being a bit more eco-conscious!

    Promising review: "This was a great deal that I couldn't pass up. I am actively trying to eliminate all plastics from my household and these are wonderful. I love Stasher bags and the quality is way better than any other silicone bags I have used. I have had some for years and they are still in just as great shape as when I got them. Love that you can freeze with them and they don't take up tons of space. I have never cooked with them but I would bet they hold up to their claims. They aren't cheap, but well worth the money! Highly recommend!" —TillyTally25

    Get a pack of four bags from Amazon for $63.99 (other sizes and colors available).

    22. A waterproof pouch to keep your cellphone safe and dry during a day at the beach or a kayaking trip down the river. Now you can focus on your fun-filled day and not on having to replace your waterlogged phone. 

    person using pouch while scuba diving
    protective case with phone inside of it

    Want to take pictures or answer a text while using it? The clear sleeve still gives you full touchscreen capability!

    Promising review: "I originally bought this for a solo trip to Florida because I wasn’t willing to leave my phone and credit card or rental car keys on the beach while playing in the ocean. For the price, this little thing has paid itself off and then some! I was able to fit my iPhone, two cards, and car keys in this while I blissfully floated in the ocean for hours. I even ordered this wristlet that makes your phone float in case I let go of it. I’ve also used it in my hotel Jacuzzi tub (and the bathtub at home), in the hot tub at the hotel, and the water park. I am not afraid to completely submerge my phone or just let it get splashed. Especially for solo female travelers, you never want to be separated from your phone because it’s your life source, so nothing ruins a beach day like water damaging your phone. I really love this product!" —SpikesInk

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 14 colors).