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    27 Things That'll Save You Money In The Long Run

    Spend a bit now for some major payoff down the line.

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    1. A callus-removing solution your nail salon probably uses to give your feet a startling before and after without all the Baby Foot peeling nonsense.

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    Promising review: "I know my nail salon uses this stuff so I did exactly what they did. I soaked my feet for several minutes then applied this stuff with gloves on. (I applied all on bottom of toes, ball of foot, and heel.) I put my foot back in the soaker and did the other foot. I let them soak for about several minutes together then I used a Microplane Fine Grater to scrape my foot and the Mr. Pumice Bar to sand it down smoother and OMG I can't believe I got the same quality as what my nail salon did. My feet are super smooth and I saved myself almost $30 a month. *UPDATE* So I'm still using this product. I would say it ranges from once every week to once every two weeks and it still works like a charm. I have had no reactions or problems with this product. My feet are still super smooth and I am confident to let my boyfriend massage my feet and wear sandals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" —Court...

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68.

    2. A set of glass milk bottles for some OG style that'll also stretch out the life of a gallon.

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    My colleague Francine's grandmother swears by storing milk in glass bottles to keep if fresher for longer. (I'd never heard of that 'til I read the story!) Get more money-savvy tips like that in their story on ways to make your food last longer! Bottles are dishwasher-safe but hand-washing is suggested for lids.

    Promising review: "We use these often. We don't go through milk very fast, so by spreading out a gallon to the four glass bottles, I can make it last longer. The seal on the lids are great." —lesalia17

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A 4-in-1 convertible car seat that'll grow with your little one over time!

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    Can be used for 10 years from 4–120 lbs.

    Promising review: "We initially bought an infant car seat and when our daughter grew out of that we bought this. I wish I had found this initially — would have saved us some money. Easy setup, install, and best of all daughter loves it, she still refers to it as her 'new car seat' after more than six months. It may be a little pricier than some, but it's the only car seat you'll need to buy and I feel confident about its security." —Joseph Doperalski

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99+ (available in several colors and styles).

    4. An electric hot pot you can use to heat water hot enough to make the PERFECT nooldes so you aren't tempted to spend all your pennies on fast food when you have perfectly fine stuff to cook at home!

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    This is great if you don't have a stove or find that you can never get your water on the stove quite hot enough to get your noodles just how you like them. Noodles are v important!

    Promising review: "Finally, a product is great for one-person meal since I need something at work to make a good noodle because the hot water from our water system isn't hot enough to make a good noodle. Not only you can make good noodles, but you can also do hot pot with this and you don't need a bowl for it. So far I am very happy with this and I have been using this product three times a week at work." —LouisF

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    5. A ~healthy~ cookbook — it'll prove you don't have to spend $13 on a salad to eat well.

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    The ingredient total is also my #1 search parameter for anything I search for on Pinterest or the Tasty app, in case you're wondering. (I know you are.)

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74 or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

    6. A Swiss peeler to make undressing your dinner ingredients way simpler so you just may swear off buying those pre-cut veggies.

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    Stop paying high prices for peeled and cut produce! FYI, this is hand-wash only.

    Promising review: "These peelers are category busters! The other brands and styles are no longer in the same category. This peeler actually can take the skin off a tomato and easily to boot! Saves a lot of time from boiling the skins off a small batch for a sauce. Can also easily peel peppers, as well as the usual carrots and potatoes. Have given these out for presents ever since they appeared on our side of the Atlantic!" —zefir68

    Get it from Amazon for $5 (nine colors).

    7. A crazy good brush you can use to ~gently~ de-matt fur and de-shed the undercoat so your dog or cat doesn't leave a shag rug layer on top of your regular rugs. Maybe you can even skip a grooming appointment 😉.

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    This brush has a 12-tooth side for tough mats and tangles, and a 23-tooth side for faster results.

    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! All I can say is buy this, especially if you own a golden or two ❤. This will drastically reduce the amount of fur in our house! I am not sure why I'd never heard of an undercoat rake before!" —Heather E Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    8. A heated fleece wrap to tuck yourself into at the office so you won't have to spend $4 on a coffee around the corner to thaw out for a meeting.

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    Has four heat settings for customized warmth and soft pockets. Made of extra-soft fleece and sized at 27"x57".

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these. One for myself and one for my coworker. Sitting at my desk all day can get breezy. The Chill Away works great as a wrap, as a lap blanket, or as a heated seat cushion. Now that winter is approaching I use my almost daily." —JayJayLopez

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (two colors).

    9. A pair of stylish sunnies that are so cheap that it'd be NBD if you lost or broke them!

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    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 25 colors).

    Find a pair of sunnies just your style from Amazon.

    10. A set of magnetic measuring cups and spoons to keep everything nice and together so that 1/3 cup won't go missing again and force you to buy a whole new dang set.

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    Promising review: "I bought this along with their measuring spoons. I have random measuring cups littering my drawer and it was time for one nice set. I like OXO brand and was immediately drawn to this set because they are magnetic. No losing cups and no bulky ring holding them together. They feel like they are very good quality and I absolutely love them. The only thing I noticed is that there is no 3/4 cup. I can make do but it would have been nice to have that included in the set, other than that I am very happy with this purchase." —Atlas

    Get them from Amazon for $29.82 (also available in jar spoons).

    11. A startlingly effective rust remover for spiffing up household surfaces instead of investing in costly replacements or repairs.

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    Chemically changes rust and iron into a clear soluble state that easily rinses away. Cleans toilets, white laundry, appliances, bathtubs, and more. Made without harsh or abrasive chemicals.

    Promising review: "This is a MIRACLE rust remover! We have an indoor/outdoor carpet on the floor of our three-season room. One of the legs of our metal coffee table caused rust to form on the carpet. I thought it was ruined. I bought this product, sprayed it on the carpet, walked away for FIVE MINUTES, came back and the stain was completely GONE! Carpet saved! Amazing when products actually do what they promise. This is one of them!" —Kinnakeet

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    12. A pair of waterproof wireless headphones so you won't have to sacrifice another pair to your sweaty runs.

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    Come with customizable EarTips and additional EarWings to keep your headphones in place during tough workouts. A 10-minute charge keeps you going for one hour. Submarine-inspired structure and impermeable nano-coating effectively protect against water, sweat, and more.

    Promising review: "Wonderfully surprised with these headphones. Lightweight and a perfect fit for a person who has an ear shape that is particular. Instant pairing to my iPhone X with a seamless integration with Siri. Three pairs of ear canal and ear wing sizes to choose from which allowed for a more custom fit. The pluses keep adding for to this great item. I got up and running in a few minutes. The sound favors mid to high tones with minimal bass and this suits me perfectly but others may want deep bass and this would not be the choice for you. I got these for <$20 and what a deal. Totally satisfied with yet another Anker quality product. Save your money as there is no need to spend over $100 for the competitor as these are SOLID. Get a pair." —SP88

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (two colors).

    13. A leather conditioner to revive your road-worn riding boots back to like-new condition.

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    Promising review: "I bought a new pair of expensive leather sandals from a high-dollar men's store to take on vacation. After a couple hours I had to remove them because they literally cut my feet because the leather was so stiff and dry. I thought I must have had the straps too tight so next vacation I tried them again only to have my feet cut once more. (Had to wear socks with them. That is a great look on the beach!) I was about to throw the like-new sandals away when I found this stuff. I applied several liberal coats. Wow! The results are amazing! The sandals are now so soft they feel great. In fact, I don't even know I have them on and they are now my favorite pair. This stuff is great! Saved me from throwing away a $150 pair of like-new sandals. It may look pricey but a little goes a long way." —BobKat

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    14. A reusable silicone food bag that'll double as storage *and* a sous vide bag!

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    Never heard of sous vide before? It's a cooking method you might have seen on a menu at that super fancy restaurant where you celebrated your last anniversary. Basically, it's a cooking technique that means you put food in an airtight container (like this bag!) and then cook it at a controlled temperature. BTW, this self sealing–non plastic bag is made without petroleum, PVC, or latex. It's freezer-, microwave-, dishwasher-, and boiling water–safe. Also, it'd just be really good for storage!

    Promising review: "Worth the buy to save some plastic. Best sandwich bag possible. My husband works construction and there is no place to recycle or throw trash so this make it easier for us. It makes less of a mess and it very easily washable. Much more sanitary than the standard baggies over time. More durable for sure." —J Redmond

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (3 sizes, 13 colors).

    15. Or if you're all-in on this whole sous vide technique, a bluetooth-enabled precision cooker. It can make a budget cut of steak taste like $$$.

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    Heats and circulates water in the pot, evenly cooking food to a precise temperature. Just attach the cooker to any pot, add water, drop in your ingredients in a sealed bag or glass jar, then press start. You can set the time and temperature manually or through the Anova app. Works with meats, fish, vegetables, soups, desserts, and more!

    Promising review: "I was a little leery of spending so much on yet another cooking device. I read countless reviews on this and hesitated for over six months before actually making the leap and purchasing this Sous Vide cooker. I am so glad I did. We have saved so much money on our grocery bill. We used to buy prime steaks to get the tenderness that we prefer but with the Sous Vide we can get the tenderness that we like from a choice steak." —Ovidson

    Get it from Amazon for $119.

    16. Statement earrings (four pairs!!!) to jazz up the dress you wore to last year's circuit of spring weddings. And then another. And another. And another.

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    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. And a pair of cute sheer socks you can layer underneath the shoes you wore with those dresses to every last wedding in 2017 for way cheaper than a new pair of shoes you'd have to break in anyway.

    forever21.com

    Get them from Forever 21 for $3.90.

    18. A pair of fridge refreshers that'll keep your produce fresher for a year so you don't have to throw away your precious farmer's market haul.

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    Comes with two Bluapples and six ethylene-absorbing packets for a full year's use.

    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (3–4 days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks and some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get them from Amazon for $18.26.

    19. A color-switching sponge to save you some trouble and brush-cleaning solution when switching to another eyeshadow for a perfectly blended smoky eye.

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    This dry sponge can be washed with cleansing lotion and dried for reuse. The white part in the middle can be wetted for creating a higher-impact eyeshadow look.

    Promising review: "One of the best products for cleaning brushes off between uses. Will be ordering more soon. Eyeshadow comes off quickly with a few swipes without compromising the bristles or shape of the makeup brush. Definitely recommend this product." —Arlene F.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    20. A pair of translucent shoe covers that'll help you show off your look while protecting your style without worrying about bringing a second pair of shoes to wear indoors with you for the day.

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    Also an excellent way to cop that Off-White x Jimmy Choo look on the cheap.

    Promising review: "So my nephew is a sneaker lover and was caught off guard with the rain yesterday. I purchased these as a gag gift for him for his birthday. And he actually carried this around in his bag and put them on yesterday. He was really surprised at how comfortable the were. I got him the size seven which fits a boys size 6. The rubber bottoms made them feel as if he were not wearing them. He didn't feel a difference. Getting the sneakers in the high elastic PVC material was a tight fit at first but it just needed a little stretching. It has a zipper closure and a drawstring tie. After each use, you can easily fold it back up and put it back in the little bag it came in. Not only is it great for sneakers but it is also good for women's flats." —Trigger Happy

    Get them from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in six sizes).

    21. A *good* umbrella to tuck into your bag so you won't have to pay for a cheap, overpriced umbrella at the drug store when you get caught in an April shower.

    amazon.com

    LBH, those drug store umbrellas never last for long anyway. This one has a button for automatic deployment with one hand, Teflon coating for water-repelling, nine resin-reinforced fiberglass ribs for windproofing, and a length of 11.5" long so you can tuck it into your bag.

    Promising review: "I've had this longoing chain of umbrellas I buy from CVS. Generally I buy one, it breaks, I return it for a refund, then the next time there's a storm I buy one again when heading for the metro. I decided to shell out a little and get this baby, and so far it's worked wonders. It's a bit smaller, so it won't save you from sidewind, but it has a permanent place in my travel backpack." —Greg

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    22. And while we're on the subject, a pair of ankle rain boots (that don't feel super clunky like your wellies). They'll probably get a ton of wear and save some of your not–rain boots from a soggy demise.

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    IMO, ankle rain boots are the best thing to happen to rainy days. They're easier to style with outfits and work in every season so you won't feel like you're walking around in a sauna during rainy summer days. Or at least as much can be helped.

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes for use in the spring rains, and for running about the garden. Besides being super cute, they work great — easy to slip on and off, and keep my feet dry. Typically, I wear a size 7 shoe, but these ran a bit big. I exchanged them for a size 6 and they fit perfectly with a short sock. There is a cushiony removable insole inside that makes them quite comfortable." —therovingeye

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in several styles and sizes).

    While you're at it, check out the best rain boots you can get on Amazon.

    23. A pair of storm overshoes that'll stretch over your dress shoes. You can creepily peel them off once you get back indoors where it's significantly drier.

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    This waterproof rubber overshoe stretches to fit over your shoes for protection from rain, snow, and salt damage. I saw a TA peel these off his feet once in college and was shook.

    Promising review: "I am glad I went with these. I thought about spending $80 on some other name brand ones but these fit the bill and work as expected! I followed what the other reviewers said I wear a size 9 shoe so I went with the Large." —G. Gonzalez

    Get them from Amazon for $19.30+ (sizes L–2XL).

    24. OK, but one more rain thing! A handbag raincoat for keeping that gem you swore to yourself you'd carry around every day A OK during rainy spells.

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    Promising review: "My Louis Vuitton Alma PM fit perfectly. Protects it perfectly. A little oversized because you don’t want a snug fit or the rain would drip all over bag. Then you get horrific water spots. Hence, the raincoat for handbag! Thanks for making this! Such a genius idea! It’s also clear so you can see the type of bag you have under it to. I will be buying a large too." —Obsessed w/ Louis Vuitton

    Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A dumpling tool to help you DIY your takeout dinner vice and save yourself some Seamless shame. (You know what I'm talking about.)

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I’ve been making pierogies for years and love gadgets. I make over 200 in one day for my family, anything that can make the job go easier I’m all for it." —Pat

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    While you're at it, zero in on other ways to stop procrastinating cooking.

    26. A double-ended electronics cleaning brush to keep that pricey camera in peak condition.

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    Promising review: "The last company I would have chosen for photographic accessories, but this pen is wonderful for touch-ups to my lenses in the field. The brush is delicate and properly shaped and the pen is amazing at removing stubborn dirt. I try to never wipe a lens, it's a good way to ultimately scratch the surface and this pen is a positive step forward in avoiding that wiping." —Hawki Pierce

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95.

    27. And a hairbrush-cleaning tool and brush cleaner to make the one that's currently caressing your locks last a bit longer.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It's made of sturdy plastic and bristles. Just what I needed and a better style for the purpose of cleaning brushes. I have one for hair brushes and another for household brushes. Both ends are useful for getting all the lint and bits out." —P. Kennedy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    And find more things you never knew you needed with these useful cleaning gadgets for parents.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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