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    33 Things Under $20 You'll Probably End Up Using Again And Again

    These won't just live in your junk drawer.

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    1. A peanut butter spoon that'll make sure you can reach the bottom of the jar without getting your hands all sticky. And! Its flat side spreads peanut butter more evenly than typical knives.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This spoon is wonderful! It does just what it says it will do and gets every last bit out of the tall jars of peanut butter and spreads it easily. Love it!' —Barbara

    Get it from The Grommet for $11.95.

    2. A Glossier skin salve to have ~on hand~ at all times whenever your lips are chapped, your cuticles are dry, or any other part of your body needs a little moisturizing. Its combo of castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin will instantly soothe (and last).


    Promising review: "I am someone who has had sensitive and intensely chapped lips off and on for years. For a long time I tried every drugstore lip balm imaginable, but I never found one that I settled on and absolutely loved. This on the other hand is absolutely amazing. I have used this product for a little over a year and it never fails to impress me." —Katie

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight formulas).

    3. A treat-dispensing mat for striking a deal with your pupper during bath time: If they stand still and let you wash them, they can eat some peanut butter.


    You can suction cup it to the wall.

    Promising review: "I love this simple but amazing mat so much. My dog hates baths and, although she’s huge, she tries to jump out of the bath leaving me and the floor soaking wet. Since this purchase, she stands patiently until her peanut butter is gone, and I get to give her the most thorough baths she’s ever had. best of all, I stay dry! I encourage you to purchase this!!!" —LunasMom

    Get it from Chewy for $10.95.

    4. A PopSocket cup sleeve so you never have to worry about accidentally dropping hot coffee cups — your hand will be protected *and* you'll have a much better grip.

    Get it from PopSocket for $15 (available in eight patterns).

    5. A pack of cable clips, because these'll free your desk, car, wherever from the current jumble your cables are in. It'll be nice to charge your phone without untangling everything first.


    Get a pack of six from Target for $9.99.

    6. A soft cotton-blend tee to wear with just about everything you own. It's comfy, versatile, and ready to take center stage in your closet.


    Promising review: "These tees are perfect for everyday use around the house, running errands, lounging, and even go out with your friends with a little leather jacket over it. I bought it in three colors and they are worth every penny. It's a high quality shirt, I haven’t seen any fade or dingy from post washes." —lizafinn

    Get it from Nordstrom for $18 (available in sizes XS-L and four colors).

    7. A pair of silicone pinch mitts that'll keep your fingers safe when pulling hot dishes out of the oven. Plus, it'll make sure you get an extra secure grip — dropping your banana bread would simply be a travesty.


    Promising review: "These mitts are so handy for turning pans in the oven. I gave a pair to my sister-in-law who bakes for a living and had been complaining about frequently burning her fingertips. She is ecstatic!" —Linda R.

    Get a pack of two from Sur la Table for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    8. A premium eyelash curler for easily making your lashes appear longer and fuller before you even reach for your mascara. *And* it'll make sure your lashes stay curled for longer than usual. This $4 investment > overpriced mascaras.


    It also comes with an additional rubber pad to restore bounciness after the original gets old.

    Get it from e.l.f. for $4.

    9. A pair of glittery car coasters so you can keep your cup holders ~sparkling~ clean — and by that, I mean they'll be protected from sticky stains while also making your car look extra chic.

    Glitter Me That / Etsy

    Promising review: "They're a super cute addition to my new car AND they keep my cup holders a little cleaner." —Allison Bee

    Get a pack of two from Glitter Me That on Etsy for $8+ (available in 20 other colors, listed separately).

    10. A dough whisk, because this'll cut through thick handmade dough, prevent sticking, and reduce pressure on your hands thanks to its comfortable grip. Meaning making homemade bread will *remain* soothing and not frustrating.


    Get it from Oxo for $12.99.

    11. A set of resistance bands to increase your usual workout's difficulty and ~squeeze~ in some extra toning. You'll get three bands that provide light, medium, and heavy resistance so you can work your way up in strength training.

    They come with a carry bag and an instruction guide.

    Get a pack of three from REI for $14.95.

    12. A children's hand scrubber that'll help your kids wash their hands better than when just using soap and water (hello, fingernail dirt). Maybe now it won't take 20 years to get paint off their hands the next time they do arts and crafts.

    The Grommet

    People also use this for bath time!

    Promising review: "My son hates taking any time out of his day to bathe, but this little thing has really helped streamline his process and I can feel certain that every part of his body has had a thorough cleaning from the soft part to his face and body to using the bristles under his nails and scrub shampoo into his hair. It’s a win for him because if helps him save time, and a win from me because there’s no longer any whining. It just gets done." —Holly

    Get it from The Grommet for $9.95.

    13. A mini plushie you can both microwave or freeze for soothing menstrual cramps, easing headaches, or just relaxing thanks to its aromatic blend of buckwheat grains and lavender.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I use this when I have awful cramps or pains and it is awesome. It’s the perfect size and has a really nice smell. I truly believe it was an impulse buy that was definitely worth the money spent!" —M9205

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in seven styles).

    14. An over-the-cabinet storage caddy so you can finally declutter your bathroom. It'll be refreshing to reach for your hair dryer *without* causing 15 other things to fall.


    Get it from Target for $15.

    15. A hands-free electric jar opener, because this'll take care of tough lids in no time so you never have to struggle again. You can still claim you warmed the jar up for it.


    Promising review: "At 79, I've lost strength in my hands and wrists. I no longer need neighbors assisting me with opening my food jars now. This jar opener has restored my independence in the kitchen. It's a really great aid with my food prep." —AmbersDad

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99.

    16. A portable trash bin to either hang on the back of one of your car's seats (it comes with a string hook) or keep next to you so your ride is always clean. It comes with two separate compartments so you can even use one as storage.


    Promising review: "It's very good quality, I'm so glad I got the trash can for my vehicle. Usually I have trash every day, now I actually have space in my car and it is always clean." —Cynthia B.

    Get a pack of two from Overstock for $13.89.

    17. A Beautyblender protective case that'll make sure your makeup sponge is always safe from dirt and bacteria, even if you toss it into the bottom of your purse.

    You can also keep your sponge in this case while it dries after you clean it!

    Promising review: "I love this so much that I want one for each of my Beautyblenders. It's flexible, lets your BB dry, keeps it safe, and is easy to clean! No complaints here." —senzafiltro

    Get it from Sephora for $12.

    18. A pack of Bottle Bright cleaning tablets for FINALLY reaching the bottom of your water bottle and getting rid of mildewy odors and hard-to-reach stains without the need for awkward scrubbing.

    Bottle Bright

    Promising review: "I wanted to get these based on the before-and-after picture of the thermos, but didn't think it would actually work as well as shown. I used on a thermos that had been stained black from years of coffee. After letting it sit overnight, it was perfectly silver inside — just like the day I bought it! I used just below boiling water. It worked like magic!" —Autumn

    Get a pack of 12 tabs from REI for $8.

    To learn more about how these work, check out "Your Travel Mug Is Probably So Gross; Clean It With These No-Scrub Tablets".

    19. A cleansing mat so you can actually keep your brushes clean with minimal effort. This'll make scrubbing away old makeup, dirt, and whatever else is living on those bristles as fast and mess-free as possible.


    Promising review: "It makes cleaning my brushes super easy. It used to take me 15 minutes to clean one brush, but now I only need five. Really glad I got it." —Callista A

    Get it from Tarte for $10.

    20. A canvas waste bag dispenser, because you never know how many times your fur child is going to go number two. You don't want to be left without ~backup~ — or worse, ever forget bags at all.

    Just clip it onto their leash!

    Get it from Nordstrom for $14.40 (originally $24).

    21. A car vent dip clip to eat your nuggies with satisfying ease — gone are the days of digging around next to you and making a mess.

    Limit3Dition Shop / Etsy

    Get it from Limit3Dition Shop on Etsy for $6.38 (available in 16 colors and two styles).

    22. A reusable food wrap made of organic cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil that'll keep your leftovers fresh, minus any bulky plastic containers. Your fridge has more space, your food lasts longer, and you're using less plastic. Win, win, win.


    It'll mold to the food while you wrap it, then stiffen and seal to preserve your food. You can hand-wash it to reuse it!

    Promising review: "These wraps work even better than expected! So far I've used them for some veggies and some cheese, and all is well with both. They are a great alternative to single use wraps. Oh, and they look so cute!" —Lynne A.

    Get it from Food52 for $18+ (available in a variety of sizes and styles).

    23. A document holder for keeping important memos that you REALLY can't forget about, lose, or straight-up ignore right in front of your face. I just met my match.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I love this little product. It's small, doesn't take up much space at all, and makes working at my cramped desk so easy. It's small enough to travel with me anywhere and holds my papers without damaging them." —Emily Lozano

    Get it from The Container Store for $6.39.

    24. A reusable bag so you can carry your groceries comfortably (over your shoulder > straining your wrists) *and* reduce how many plastic bags you use. You'd be surprised how much this bb can hold — up to 50 pounds!


    It's machine-washable!

    Get it from Baggu for $12 (available in 35 patterns).

    25. A coffee grounds scoop with flexible edges and an extra-long handle, because this'll make reaching into deep containers (or blenders, food processors, whatever) easier, and make sure you don't make a mess or get your hands dirty. Mornings just became a little easier.

    OXO / YouTube

    Get it from Oxo for $7.99.

    26. A fabric defuzzer to free your favorite leggings from lint and pilling in a lot less time than trying to manually pick at them. Electric shaver > your fingers.


    Promising review: "This was the best purchase I’ve made in a long time. It works SO WELL. For years I have hated looking at pills on clothing and have used razors, my fingers, and different settings on the drier as well as air drying certain items, and nothing truly helped with the pilling on my clothes. This product is 100% worth the buy, I can’t believe I haven’t had one my entire life. This should be a household staple by now. My clothes look brand-new." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $11.99.

    27. A trigger point massager that'll target hard-to-reach muscle aches and help you work through deep-tissue knots so you can finally find some r-e-l-i-e-f. Your neck thanks you.


    It also has a user-friendly grip and a double massage ball design to help release tight muscles surrounding the spine.

    Promising review: "I had open heart surgery which caused problems with the cartilage attached to my vertebrate. This tool takes out the knots in my back and gives me pain relief while my back is healing. It's way cheaper and more accessible than a massage. Because of the size it is very portable and I will take it with me always." —Aunty Mo

    Get it from REI for $19.95.

    28. A power equipment wall hook for having a safe place to keep your leaf blower, electric trimmer, etc., *and* keeping your garage clutter-free.


    It has two hooks: the top hook for equipment, and the bottom hook to hold extension cords.

    Promising review: "This is just what I needed to store a cumbersome long handled hedge trimmer. It was delivered promptly and at a great price!" —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $13.99.

    29. A rapid egg cooker so you can rely on this to make a cheap and easy breakfast for you — your input is just buying the eggs. Plus, now you'll have a no-brainer snack for when you're too hungry to wait for lunch.


    Promising review: "First time owning an egg cooker and I'm glad I chose this one. Perfect for this family of three. The unit is small and compact, which makes it very easy to store up in the cupboard. It's very easy to use and clean after usage. Perfect hard boiled eggs, omelettes, poached, even scrambled!! I love how quick it is, too." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $17.39 (available in two colors).

    To learn more, check out "If You Love Eggs More Than Your Own Family, Then You Need This Egg Cooker".

    30. A color-changing ball, because this'll look and feel oh-so-satisfying the next time you need to relieve some stress. You can pull it, knead it, throw it, and squish it to your heart's content.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "They are so squishy and satisfying, I love them." —Little boy blue

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $4 (sold in assorted colors).

    31. A jewelry-cleaning stick to bring your favorite ring back to ✨shiny new✨ and actually *keep* it that way.

    Promising review: "It makes your jewelry sparkle like no other! Easy to use, long soft bristles reach hard-to-reach places in jewelry. I like to use it a lot and it lasts for quite a while since you only need just the tiniest amount — highly recommend!" —Beronica

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $7.99.

    32. A set of dermaplaning razors that'll remove peach fuzz and shape brows painlessly right in your bathroom. They're gentle, precise, and won't leave irritation marks like most threading or razors. AKA your face will be as smooth as a baby's bottom.


    Promising review: "These are the best razors I've used for getting rid of facial hairs! Nice price for the set and they last quite a while." —roman4

    Get a pack of three from Sephora for $9.

    33. A shirt sleeve ironing tool for actually leaving your button-down crease-free, instead of trying to find the perfect angle again and again. Suddenly ironing doesn't have to take forever.

    The Grommet

    Just be sure to wait until this has cooled before slowly releasing the spring tension, because it can get hot!

    Promising review: "This is a very well-designed, affordable product. When I have a lot of shirts to iron it makes my job very easy." —Amol

    Get it from The Grommet for $14.95.

    You to you now that you feel like you can actually iron:

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