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    Updated on Aug 11, 2020. Posted on Aug 11, 2020

    27 Things From Walmart That Basically Pay For Themselves The Very First Time You Use Them

    Just a few things you didn't know you needed. From kitchen gadgets to beauty products, find some stuff that'll save you money.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A colorful bookshelf that'll hold all that stuff that creates clutter around the house so you never have to wonder where it is again. Plus, it doesn't require any tools for assembly.

    an open bookcase with red shelves

    Promising review: "I love these shelves!! I bought a set for my young son's room about two years ago to keep all his sporting equipment on. It is still holding up perfectly so when I remodeled both my kids' bedrooms last month, I bought two more. I keep one in my son's closet to keep his stuff organized. They are perfect for a single mom because they are SUPER easy to put together. NO TOOLS! All the parts just screw into each other and for being plastic, they hold up well. My daughter put hers together herself. And you CANNOT BEAT THE PRICE! Love these!! I even bought the matching side tables." —MonicaM

    Price: $22.88+ (available in six colors)

    2. An interlocking storage compartment organizer to turn your junk drawer into an organized drawer.

    eight different sized white containers

    It comes with eight interlocking pieces.

    Price: $11.19

    3. An e.l.f. cleansing face brush that'll help you get a facial-like glow without having to pay for one. Not only will it deep clean your pores, it'll also massage and exfoliate your skin.

    the white cleaning brush

    Price: $14

    4. A cold brew coffee maker so you can brew your own at home and costs about the same as two trips to your local coffee shop.

    the cold brew maker next to a glass of ice and a cozy breakfast in bed set up

    Promising review: "I love cold brew iced coffee. Paid for itself in a few days of not going to the coffee chain. Easy to make just add coffee, fill with water, and put on lid. Set overnight in refrigerator, press and pour. Makes about three large glasses." —David

    Price: $12.88+ (available in two colors)

    5. A LED desk lamp with multiple light settings and a USB port that'll let you keep your desk lit and charge your phone, too.

    a white lamp

    Promising review: "Love this lamp. Perfect for my desk and the dimming and shades are wonderful. Would recommend to anyone with small area or cramped space." —linda

    Price: $20.17+ (available in two colors)

    6. A Magic Bullet mini blender for when you want to whip up a fresh smoothie but don't want to pay big bucks for one.

    a silver and black magic bullet blending machine

    Promising review: "Its a compact device which serves every purpose of blending, chopping and uses less space for storage too! For a student like me, it's one of the best recommended purchases!" —Meghna

    Price: $22.96

    7. A microwave rice cooker because you shouldn't have to get takeout every time you want some tasty rice.

    a grey rice cooker with a measuring cup and spoon

    Promising review: "This is the second one I have purchased because I ruined the first one which had cooked many suppers that rice was included. The first I bought not really knowing if it was what I could use, the color caught me attention. I found it to be the quickest and easiest method for preparing rice in little a little time. I would recommend it to any one especially singles or small families." — happyricemaker

    Price: $9.93

    8. A garment steamer to get wrinkles out of your clothes without having to send them to the cleaners or drag out the ironing board.

    a model using the handheld steamer to steam clothes

    Promising review: "Love this! Lightweight, easy to fill and heats up quickly. Does a great job no matter the fabric or how wrinkled the fabric is. For the price it can't be beat." —Shanholtmay4

    Price: $14.88

    9. A snow-cone maker so you can save money on sweet treats by making your own.

    the white and blue snow cone maker

    Promising review: "I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could. My kids and I have really been enjoying this! Especially with how hot it is outside. We usually get snow cones and slushies a lot in the summer, which gets expensive. This $20 machine and so many different flavors have really saved me money. It's quiet and quick. It doesn't shake and make loud noises like others do. The ice is a perfect size and texture, and it makes great drinks for Mommy as well. ;) " VickiM08

    Price: $19.96 (available in two colors)

    10. A quesadilla maker that'll perfectly toast your quesadilla and help slice it for even more ease. Just plug it in, place your quesadilla inside and let it work its magic.

    a red quesadilla maker

    Promising review: "Yes, my family and I love this quesadilla maker. So much so, we are considering buying another one so that we can make two at once. I make loads of taco meat when we have tacos and we use leftovers the next day for quesadillas. This machine perfectly makes quesadillas — browned lightly and creased for cutting. If you overfill with cheese (my family are cheeseheads, so more is better), it will come out the sides but it crisps up and tastes delicious! Sometimes we put so much meat/cheese in, we're unable to latch it closed, but it still cooks and crisps up fine. Go ahead and buy it! You'll love it, too." —MomOfTriplets01

    Price: $21.21

    11. A trio of facial care razors to take care of stray eyebrow, toe and other hairs you'd like to get rid of without having to head to the salon.

    see-through pink facial razers

    Promising review: "These are great. Used them to get the peach fuzz and cleaned up my brows. Will use these from now on!!!" —Nicole

    Price: $9.56

    12. A jade gua sha facial tool that'll massage and stimulate your skin. It can also help relax stiff muscles and promote drainage to firm up your skin and make it look vibrant. Even if you can't take a vacation, you can still get that vacation glow with this tool.

    a jade green gua sha tool

    Promising review: "I decided to try this after all the buzz on social media and I couldn't be happier. I've noticed a complete difference in my skin and it looks more youthful! I put it in the freezer overnight and wake up and massage it into all my puffy areas, and I notice a difference in minutes!" —PegApproved

    Price: $16

    13. A breakfast sandwich maker to whip up a hearty breakfast in five minutes. It does everything from toasting the bread to cooking your egg.

    the sandwich maker with a slot to cook the egg, ham, and an english muffin

    Promising review: "I was skeptical as to whether or not my family would actually use this product, but we are totally sold! With five kids, getting a hot breakfast on the table is no easy feat, and the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker makes it simple and easy. I'll be purchasing a second sandwich maker so we can speed things up even more." —Unsophisticook

    Price: $24.99

    14. A 10-in-1 camping tool that'll be the star of your next camping trip. Equipped with nearly everything you need to spend time outdoors or handle small projects at home, this product packs 10 tools in a small handy package.

    the tool with 10 different attachments

    The tools include an axe, hammer, pliers, two screw drivers, bottle opener, serrated blade, fish scaler, flat blade, nail file, and carrying case.

    Price: $10.10

    15. A Bed Head hair waver for when you want salon-inspired voluminous waves without the price tag.

    a model using the waver tool

    Promising review: "I have thin, straight hair. Even with thickening products, it falls flat easily. I love to curl my hair because it gives it some volume and stays most of the day, but I'm a mom and that takes time I do not have. But with this waver, I get cute waves in 10-15 minutes, and it stays all day! This is my new favorite thing ever, and at such a great price too! I highly recommend this." —Misskryp

    Price: $24.86

    16. A Bissell 3-in-1 vaccuum that'll get dirt and other debris off your floor so you don't have to spend hours making sure your space is tidy. Use it as a vacuum or hand vac to get every surface in your home clean.


    Promising review: "This vacuum is tiny like a child's toy but it gets the job done. I didn't like the look of it at first because it looks flimsy but when I actually tested it out , it performs! It can also be detached from extended handle for handheld use. I totally recommend. Good quality for the price." —Smorgan

    Price: $19.86 (available in six colors)

    17. Rubbermaid food storage containers for when you need to store or carry your food. It can help keep food fresh so you don't have to throw out groceries that go bad.

    four food containers with red lids holding various leftovers in a fridge

    It comes with 20 containers and 20 lids.

    Promising review: "This Rubbermaid 40-piece storage set is just what I needed. This are wonderful. The lids seal perfectly on the containers and are so easy to use. I am very pleased with this set. My refrigerator looks so much more organized too now that all my leftovers are contained in this storage set." —Squashbug1

    Price: $9.98

    18. Clothing storage bags to keep your clothes safely stored during off seasons so they'll look like new when you're ready to pull them out again.

    grey quilted storage bins

    Promising review: "It's lightweight and holds a decent amount of items; more than I expected. The color is a match and the quality is good. I would purchase these again. They also store well upright." —Matt

    Price: $17.99

    19. An electric wine bottle opener with a wine pourer, stopper, and foil cutter to make sure your favorite bottle of red, white or bubbly is always fresh. Plus, you'll never have to argue with a stubborn cork again.

    the wine bottle opener removing a cork

    Promising review: "I bought this for my elderly father, since he had been having trouble opening wine, and he loves it! It really helps and he likes the wine stopper having a pour function. I would definitely recommend this product if you have trouble opening wine!" —Jessica

    Price: $20.96+ (available in two colors)

    20. A retro-style hot dog maker for when you want to make a hot dog that'll rival what your favorite grill serves. It'll toast your bun and cook your hot dog to perfection.

    a red hot dog cooker that looks a bit like a toaster

    Promising review: "So ridiculous and so wonderful, it not only works, but works quite well. One tip I'd suggest: make three very shallow cuts crosswise on each side of the hot dogs before cooking. It will help minimize the amount of curling, ensuring more even cooking and making the hot dogs easier to remove once cooked." —Linda

    Price: $19.99+ (available in three colors)

    21. Downy Wrinkle Releaser spray for mornings when you don't have time to steam or iron your clothes and want to freshen them up. Just spritz it on, smooth out wrinkles and snap a selfie in your wrinkle-free OOTD.

    Bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser spray

    Promising review: "This fabric spray is really nice to remove minor wrinkles from clothing. It comes in very handy and it has a fresh scent. I recommend!" —Tira

    Price: $4.94

    22. A USB port hub that'll work with nearly every gadget you own and reduce the number of cords you have to finagle with each day.

    the USB port hub

    Promising review: "Compact, easy to use, does what it is supposed to do." —Mary

    Price: $22.53

    23. A carousel closet organizer to save you from having to move somewhere with more closet space. It'll hold shoes, clothes, bags, and other accessories and make your closet look neat and tidy.

    the closet organizer filled with shoes and purses

    Promising review: I have tried several purse hangers/organizers and this is BY FAR the most perfect and functional one I have found. There is so much storage and I can tell it will not fall apart like the other one I have. Everyone NEEDS this." —CleoF

    Price: $14.97

    24. A pair of OPI gel nail polishes so you can give yourself a mani at home. Paint your nails with the colorful laquer and then top it off with the gel coat for a profesh-looking manicure.

    blue nail polish

    Price: $22.52

    25. A hand mixer because it'll make whipping up whipped coffee or your favorite baked good quick and easy. Plus, hand mixers are great if you're low on counter space and need a compact option.

    Hand mixer

    It comes with a snap-on storage case.

    Promising review: "I really love this mixer. because it has the slow pulse speed, and the burst speed buttons. I like the compartment that comes with it to hold the parts, but most of all It sits nice on the counter. My old one was narrow and would tip over easily and a lot of messes on the floor. I am pleased." —Harplee

    Price: $24.99+ (available in four colors)

    26. A NYX makeup palette so you can conceal, color correct and contour your face with just one handy product. This palette has six different shades so you can customize your coverage for your skin tone.

    the palette with six color correcting shades

    Promising review: "I was impressed by the ease in which the concealers blended. I use my clean fingers to apply concealer instead of a sponge as I just think that I can work with the product better. I really like NYX products and I also like kits like this because you can get more for your $!!!" —Jessica

    Price: $11.97

    27. Outdoor string lights because they'll turn your patio into the coziest spot in town.

    a close up on a softly lit globe light

    Promising review: "We had great luck other these! **Installation tip**- unscrew the bulbs from the electric cord and have the cord first! Then go back and screw in the lightbulbs. That way bulbs don't clank together and shatter. We've had ours up for a couple days now, and we are super happy with the overall result!" —Dante

    Price: $12.78

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