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    33 Inexpensive Things That'll Help You Stretch Your Dollars

    Because a penny saved is a penny earned.

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    1. A budgeting planner filled with expense trackers, worksheets, and fun stickers designed to make getting financially fit a little more enjoyable.

    reviewer photo showing the budget planner open to a planning badge with the included sticker set

    2. Some budget envelopes beautifully labelled with seven categories for you to allocate your dollars each month, making budgeting easier and more foolproof than ever.

    3. OR, a digital monthly budget planner you can use with Google Sheets if old-school planners and envelopes aren't really your thing. And since you can sync it to all your mobile devices, keeping it up-to-date with your impulse buys will be a breeze.

    desktop computer with the monthly budget tracker spreadsheet displayed on the screen

    4. A pack of washing machine cleaning tablets because, uh, have you ever cleaned the inside of your washing machine? Did you know that doing so can actually prolong the life of your washing machine? As well as prevent your clothes from smelling and getting damaged? Take care of your washing machines, people — they're not cheap to replace!

    5. A foam maker designed to transform your face wash into a luxurious, foamy consistency — which means you can get away with using a little bit less everyday and make your bottle last longer.

    6. A silicone cup cover to keep your coffee or tea warm throughout the day, which will help prevent you from having to dump it out and make a fresh cup just because you got distracted and didn't finish it in time.

    reviewer photo showing coffee mug on a mug warmer with a blue silicone lid cover on top of their mug

    7. A set of reusable zipper storage bags that can be used for everything from keeping produce fresh to holding all of your toiletries — single-use plastic is so last year.

    8. A stainless-steel wine stopper so you can keep your half-finished bottle tasting fresh and delicious for up to 10 days after you pop the cork. Now you can finally buy that expensive bottle you've been eyeing and enjoy a few sips every night so you really get your money's worth.

    Reviewer photo showing the wine stopper in use on a bottle of red wine

    9. Or a bottle of red wine stain remover if you tend to spill more than you sip. Please, stop panicking — this spray *actually works* and will prevent you from having to pay thousands of dollars to replace your carpet. Everybody makes mistakes!

    10. Zymox Pet Ear Cleaner to keep your pet's ears clean and healthy. It can also help prevent nasty infections and complications down the road that'll undoubtedly result in a hefty bill from your veterinarian.

    11. L'Oreal Paris root cover-up spray so you don't have to pay for a full dye job again when your natural roots start to show.

    reviewer with gray roots and dark brown hair showing the spray completely covered their grays

    12. A pack of cable savers that'll protect your chargers, aux cords, and headphones from becoming frayed and damaged.

    Product photo showing Jetec cable savers used on both a phone and laptop chargers

    13. Reusable cotton rounds so you can stop buying disposable ones month after month. All you gotta do is wash these every now and then, and they'll be just as fresh as when you bought 'em.

    ecoroots makeup remover pads styled next to a vase of flowers

    14. A set of Rubbermaid food-saver containers to keep all your produce fresh and ripe for a few extra days. These will save you time, money, and most importantly, unnecessary trips to the grocery store.

    15. A beauty spatula so you can get every last drop out of your cosmetic and personal care items before breaking down and forking over a small fortune to replace them.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after of how the Spatty can help you get every drop of make-up out of the bottle

    16. Or a FlipIt! Bottle Emptying Kit for those products that are just a little too big for The Spatty (think shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, lotion, condiments).

    reviewer photo showing the Flip-It in use emptying a bottle of conditioner and a condiment

    17. Hope's Perfect Sink Cleaner & Polish that'll magically restore the bottom of your kitchen sink and remove all those unsightly stains and scratches. When you think about it, sinks never really "go bad," we just replace them when they look old and dirty. This polish should buy you a few years.

    18. A fabric shaver to remove all the pilling on your fav sweaters so you don't have to buy new ones (even though you really, really want to). 😬

    19. A candle accessory set because trimming the wick can add SO much more burn time to all those expensive candles you've been buying lately.

    three-piece candle grooming set

    20. A toilet bowl ring remover that'll have your toilet shining bright like a diamond, which means you won't have to constantly buy cleaning sprays (or a new toilet).

    21. A grout cleaning pen to restore your grout tile lines and instantly take your bathroom from drab to fab. After using this pen, that expensive tile you've been thinking about will be able to wait a couple more years.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after using the Grout Pen on their bathroom floor. The stains on the grout are visibly gone and entire tile flooring looks considerably cleaner and newer.

    22. A pack of Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes that make being a plant parent easier than ever. If you're the person who buys new plants every year because your old ones keep dying, these will be a godsend. 🌱

    Reviewer photo showing their houseplant before and after using Miracle Gro Plant Food Sticks. In the before photo, the houseplant is visibly wilting. In the after photo, the houseplant looks considerably healthier after using the product.

    23. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets so you can wash your colored *and* white laundry in the same load. Fewer loads = lower utility bills. And, let's be real, who actually wants to sit around and sort their clothes?? Not me. Big no. These are a win.

    reviewer photo showing a dyed quilt next to the Shout color catchers

    24. And, a pack of wool dryer balls that'll reduce your overall drying time while also making your clothes super soft and wrinkle-free.

    three wool dryer balls next to their included carrying bag

    25. A charcoal toothpaste to brighten your smile without changing up your regular brushing routine. Whitening sessions can get expensive, and strips can be pesky to apply everyday — this makes whitening mindless AND cheap.

    before-and-after photo of reviewer's teeth which are noticeably whiter after using charcoal toothpaste

    26. A cold brew maker (a BuzzFeed Shopping favorite), because your coffee habit shouldn't break the bank! Plus, staying home and channeling your inner barista is *way* more fun than picking up the same boring mobile order day after day, imo.

    27. An Ecotools makeup brush shampoo to extend the life of your brushes by cleansing out days (OK, months??) of buildup. It'll condition bristles back to their original glory in literally a matter of minutes.

    reviewer photo showing dirty brushes before and after using the cleansing shampoo, revealing brushes looking brand new

    28. A set of reusable coffee pods you can refill day after day with your fav grounds, rather than buying those expensive, disposable ones. It'll also help reduce your plastic consumption!

    29. And a set of K-Cup cleaning pods to keep your Keurig in tip top condition, because dropping a Ben Franklin on a new one is NOT something you wanna do anytime soon.

    30. A roll of reusable cleaning towels, because paper products are low-key expensive!? These work just as good as the disposable thing (if not better) and are sure to add a fun pop of color to your countertops.

    31. A roll of adhesive weather stripping you can use to prevent unwanted dust, wind, sound, and cold air from entering your home. It's easy to apply and will likely help lower your utility bills.

    32. And a shrink wrap window insulation that'll help trap the heat inside your home and keep the cold outside (where it belongs!).

    33. And, a Seche Vive gel-effect top coat that'll give your budget-friendly DIY mani a professional-looking gloss and prevent them from prematurely chipping. 💅

    reviewer photo showing their nails on day 1 and then day 14 after using the top coat, showing their nails are chip free and looking healthy

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