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

    Cleaning up your suede boots with a cheap brush and giving your gross Keurig machine a thorough clean can seriously help your bottom line.

    1. Cleaning cups that'll remove built-up coffee grinds and residue from your Keurig machine because maybe the reason you're feeling a bit meh about your morning cup is because something's up with your machine. No need to replace it. You've just gotta give it a thorough clean.

    2. Indoor plant food spikes to turn that plant bb's frown upside down... and yours too! You spent way too much on it at the farmer's market anyway and are determined to help this one thrive. RIP to all the plants before it.

    reviewer's pic of a house plant looking all droopy then it looking more alive with leaves up after using the plant spikes

    3. A hard-water booster for your dishwasher that'll finally get your Pyrex bowls that you thought were donezo looking normal again. You and I both know those bowls are the best, despite your home's hard water. Let's hold onto them.

    reviewer pic of cloudy pyrex bowl then completely clear, clean looking bowl

    4. And cleaning tablets you can toss in your dishwasher to help make that $$$ appliance work so much better than as of late. Don't even start googling new dishwashers.

    5. A dryer lint brush to clean out your lint trap, which'll help your dryer work super effectively and prevent doubling up on drying cycles.

    reviewer photo showing the dryer lint brush next to a pile of dust and lint on their dryer

    6. Wood polish and conditioner that'll revive all sorts of wood surfaces and furniture in your home. Reviewers have used them to zhuzh up front doors, kitchen cabinets, wood floors, wood furniture, and just about any other wood surface. FYI, replacing kitchen cabinets can get up into the TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars. So this bb is def worth a go.

    7. And a nail grinder if you want to prevent all sorts of scratch marks on your wood floors and furniture. It'll trim your pup's claws to an acceptable length, also saving you some cash from getting it professionally done.

    Before photo of a reviewer's dog with extremely long, thick nails and an after photo of the same dog with neatly trimmed nails

    8. A handy lil' knife sharpener I can personally vouch for because it transformed a drawerful of leftover roommates' knives into sharp specimens that make meal prepping go so much faster. No need to buy a knife set. Make do with what you have!

    person pulling a knife through the small handheld knife sharpener

    9. A water mark removing cloth that could also do wonders on the nail polish remover you dribbled down your nightstand two years ago and has made it a curbside contender. Let it stay awhile with this magic-working wipe.

    10. A makeup brush cleanser because you and I both know you're not washing your beauty tools as frequently as you should. (Same.) Turns out, they aren't prime for a replacement, they just need a thorough wash.

    reviewer pic of blush and bronzer stained makeup brushes, then them looking new and clean thanks to the brush shampoo

    11. Bar Keepers Friend powdered cleanser to spiff up just about anything you have around your house like car head lights, pots and pans, porcelain sinks, stove tops.... Really, the limit does not exist for what this magical powder can do.

    12. A scrubbing brush you can attach to your drill/driver to help your cleaning products (and time spent on chores) go a lot further. Work smarter, not harder.

    the brush cleaning a tire

    13. A jean button replacement kit in case the problem with your go-to pair is actually the hardware. Yes, $5 for a one-time fix can feel steep. But y'know what's steeper? Finding another pair and then paying for 'em.

    hand putting a screw into a button hole and then mounting the button on that screw

    14. A brown sugar saver disguised as an adorable terra cotta bear that'll keep your brown sugar from going rock solid just in time for when you need to bake with it.

    jar of brown sugar with a terra cotta teddy bear beside of it

    15. Water bottle-cleaning tablets to rejuvenate the inside of your reusable water bottle that currently looks like it's caked in mud thanks to your beloved coffee. These tablets fizz up and renew the look of your container so you keep on using that tumbler and enjoy that positive impact on the environment (and your pocketbook).

    reviewer pic of brown tinted inside of thermos then completely clear thermos inside thanks to the cleaning tablets

    16. Charcoal inserts for de-funking those favorite flats of yours you can't throw in the wash but have been stinking up the mudroom.

    row of three pairs of shoes with the charcoal inserts in them

    17. Magic Erasers that'll just, (UGH they're so good), revive most anything around your home. Use it on a grungy tub, marks on walls, sneaker soles, wooden outdoor furniture you thought was trash, so. Many. Things.

    18. A red wine stain remover to keep on hand because, well, accidents happen! But you can be prepared for (at least some of) them!

    19. Grandma's Secret, an under-the-radar solution with serious stain-removing prowess — like, cleaning pen from a white leather couch.

    20. A nail polish thinner to help you make the most out of those tiny bottles of lacquer that seem to dry up in the most inconvenient times.

    the bottle of nail polish thinner

    21. A cold brew maker that'll work on tomorrow's caffeine fuel for 8–12 hours in the fridge as you reap the benefits of today's while you annihilate your to-do list.

    22. A shoe shine kit – it might just turn you into office royalty thanks to your not-that-fancy footwear that just looks its best. Take care of your shoes! Please!

    one worn looking leather boot and one polished boot

    23. A magnetic grocery list to help make grocery shopping and meal planning a bit easier. 'Tis time to replenish your ingredients so you don't have a solid excuse to order in pizza.

    list on fridge

    24. A budget monthly tracker that'll work in your Google sheets if you're trying to be better about paying attention to where every (digital) penny goes.

    colorful budget monthly tracker

    25. A produce-saving container to keep your farmer's market haul fresh long enough so you can actually consume all of it. Now that you've figured out what Swiss Chard looks like, you can make sure you actually consume it before it goes bad.

    26. And a root vegetable storage sock that'll help keep more produce edible for longer.

    sock person is pulling a full garlic bulb out of

    27. An ink remover to erase all sorts of pen accidents and transform even Sharpie writing. Look at you saving that white button-up shirt that had a tussle with a ballpoint pen!

    Sharpie on a blanket, then the blanket without the writing on it

    28. A teeth-whitening pen – it'll put only a teensy dent in your budget (vs. a trip to the dentist you've been saving up for), *plus* they're way easier to use than white strips and taste minty.

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth

    29. Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver that'll do a far better job of clearing your bathroom or kitchen drains than the super well-known brand you usually grab. Keep one of these at the ready before you even think about googling your plumber. This is worth a go!

    a green bottle with two openings with twist-off caps at the top of it.

    30. And a TubShroom for clearing recently departed strands out of your shower drain sooo much faster.

    31. A fabric defuzzer to bring your go-to sweater back to a suitable state. Oh, and it'll also de-pill your super comfy couch that you snagged for a steal on Craigslist a few years back.

    32. A four-way cleaning brush for refreshing your favorite boots before you tote them along to your favorite shoe shop.

    one boot covered in dirt, the other looking super clean

    33. Or a ~powerful~ shoe cleaner to bring your shoes back to life.

    34. A washable Swiffer mop cover you can use, wash, then use again in lieu of the disposable kinds.

    the cloth on a swiffer mop

    35. A mountable battery organizer for parking all your loose power sources instead of letting them roll around in your junk drawer taking space where they live 'til they expire and THEN you need them.

    the battery organizer

    36. A box of chlorhexidine wipes you can use as antiseptic cleaning and relief of irritated or inflamed areas for poor pet bbs who suffer from allergies or acne. Skincare is a family thing.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.