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    40 Simple Everyday Items That’ll Save You A Buttload Of Money Over Time

    Including ways to make the things that you already own last longer 👀.

    1. A bottle-emptying kit, since there are two types of people in this world: those who add water to ensure they get every lil' last drop out of their shampoo, and those who toss lotion before it nears the end. Instead of diluting or wasting leftover product, turn it over with this lil' gizmo so all that good stuff can still be put to use.

    2. Easy-to-clean Keurig pod coffee filters so you can spend your caffeine allowance on something more environmentally-friendly. These puppies are reusable, refillable, and the best part? You can enjoy your *own* favorite roasts that might not be available in K-Cups.

    A reviewer's four purple cups in front of a Keurig

    3. And a pack of AirPod Pro silicone hooks if you love your Pods but hate the fear of losing them at a moment's notice. These discreet lil' covers simply plop over the earbuds and allow for a snug and comfy fit inside your ear, so you can toss your head around (see below) as much as you like.

    4. Or! A pair of AirPod ear hooks because those of you who own the first gen AirPods are not exempt from this type of tomfoolery we experience with our favorite gadget. These silicone covers hook *over* your ears so your jams and work calls never have to go interrupted again.

    5. A two-stage sharpener to save your blunt, sad-looking kitchen knives from the grave and make them look and feel as good as new.

    6. Super effective reusable mop pads that'll a) replace the need for the one-time-use (aka wasteful) refills you usually buy for your fancy wet mop and b) not only cut through but grip onto stubborn grime found in the grooves and crevices of your floors. Sub these washable bbs in for a sparkling clean floor that's a lot cheaper to sustain.

    reviewer image of the pad attached to a Swiffer
    reviewer holding the mop pad looking shocked at how much dirt is on it

    These are machine washable and work wonders on wood, tile, laminate, and vinyl floors!

    Turbo Mops is a small business that was established in 2018, and believes a clean home can be achieved in both an eco-conscious and cost-effective way. Their products are reusable and fit many different types of mops, so you can spend less *and* waste less on disposable products.

    Promising review: "If you haven’t purchased this item, you are missing out on a goldmine!!! These pads are well worth the price...so much better than the disposables that are utilized with the Swiffer mop. One use and you will be delighted! It is life-altering when you see the change in your floors. I already ordered a second pack to use upstairs. If a cleaning product can make you smile, this is it!!!" —Lexie

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $30.31 (also available in a pack of eight).

    7. Multipurpose Command broom holders you can buy a pack of and use for multiple things around your home — if you'd rather the flexibility of customizing how things are stored and installed. Things being: brooms, mops, dusters, *and* curtain rods!! Think: no extra hardware purchased and no holes needing to be drilled. Just stick these up, plug in the rods, and hey presto — a renter's decorating dreams come true!

    8. A pup-approved ScratchPad worth the investment to save on ongoing trips to the groomer *and* the unpleasant task of chasing your pooch around with clippers. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's what they call a win-win!

    9. A marvelous humidifier tank cleaner to look after your misting machine that's saving you from becoming dryer than a lizard. This cartridge "swims" as it cleans to prevent any gross buildup for up to 30 days.

    10. A carpet cleaner that works so well, you might think it's magic. Don't worry — your eyes aren't deceiving you. This formula clears up any evidence of (horrific) accidents, sticky soda spills, pet stains, and shoe markings so you don't have to rent a professional cleaner...or buy a whole new carpet altogether.

    A photo showing red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls

    11. A stretchy armchair slipcover created to give your worn-in seating area the quickest, cheapest, and most effective facelift you ever did see.

    12. Reusable duster pads made of fluffy washable fleece fabric to collect dust bunnies and other allergy-causing particles. So long, wasteful, disposable dusties, these bbs do a *much* faster job — faster than you could sneeze and exclaim "bless you!" to thin air, in fact....

    the colorful dusters

    13. A foot file so you can say, "buh-bye!" to pricey pedis and reverse crusty feet epidermis back to its OG baby-soft state. If you want to let your hooves see the light of day, this miracle worker will gift you with brand-new skin that you'll be proud to parade around.

    14. A teeth-whitening pen because we foresee a pearly-white smile in your future — one that's a *lot* easier (and cheaper) to attain than you'd think. Goodbye, slippery whitening strips that slide all over your mouth. Hello, easy-to-use pen that lightens teeth by four to eight shades!

    Reviewer showing before and after using the pen with with their teeth looking whiter

    15. A grout pen for home improvement on the cheap — and ideal for tiles that have become so unsightly you've forgotten what color the lines that separate them are. (Spoiler: they're white!) Brighten up floors in your bathroom, backsplashes in the kitchen, or literally wherever tiles live in your home.

    Before shot of tiles with brown grout vs after shot white grout

    16. A set of Wad-Free pads invented to make sheet-washing day less costly. If you've ever pulled out a tangled mess of bedcovers clumped together with other (sopping) items, you're going to want to listen up: These time-savers clip onto the ends of sheets to ensure everything *stays separate* so you don't have to do multiple drying cycles.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    17. Biodegradable bamboo makeup remover pads if you feel like you're endlessly repurchasing cotton pads. These lessen waste, are perfect for sensitive skin, and will assist in the removal of even waterproof mascara — because pandas are cute and all, but waking up looking like one is not.

    Reviewer's photos of round white makeup remover pads held in hand and against face for scale

    18. Or! A lazy-person-approved MakeUp Eraser cloth that's reusable, machine washable, and puts an end to the use of wasteful wipes. And! It couldn't be simpler to swipe off foundation and lippie — all you need is this magic wipe and *water*.

    BuzzFeed employee showing how well the towel removes a full face of makeup

    19. A set of bedsheet holders — the (swoonworthy) solution you've been looking for to hold crumpled sheets in place. And if your covers happen to have lost a couple of inches in the dryer — you do not need to shell out for new ones since these'll make sure they don't creep around when you're trying to find your comfy, still spot.

    A reviewer's before and after photos which show a sheet popping off the corner of a mattress and then a sheet attached securely

    20. And some Debbie Meyer GreenBags to avoid food waste and extend the life of your fruits and veggies. These handy baggies are reusable — you can get eight to 10 uses out of them(!) — just rinse with cool clear water and let dry before restocking.

    Reviewer image of banana in bag and banana outside of bag with brown spots

    21. A window AC unit cover so you can at long last close off the very rude gust of cold air that keeps seeping through your window appliance.

    the cover for the air conditioner window unit

    22. And a door draft stopper for an effective way to finally seal out the bone-chilling breeze...which meeeeans, dear reader, big savings on your heating bills. Woohoo!

    23. Some heavy-duty, eco-friendly, reusable bamboo towels, since buying and rebuying packs of Bounty can get $$$ — and this is a no-brainer since one roll equals six month's worth of regular paper ones. Oh, and did I mention that these wonders are...machine washable!?!

    Model's hand's holding a small watermelon in bamboo towel under running water

    24. Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets so you can keep the appliance that does your least favorite chore for you in tip-top shape. These dissolve residue buildup and blast away foul odors to get your machine cleaning dishes like it's supposed to.

    25. A HyperChiller beverage cooler if, for you, iced coffee is *life*. This turns hot java into a frosty glass of joe in 60 seconds flat — with the added benefit of saving you from spending unnecessarily on daily cold brews.

    26. A bottle of Leather Honey cleaner, which scrubs away discoloration and freshens up your leather sofas and other faux leather items pretty quickly to give them a longer life. It's so satisfying you'll probably want to document the "before and after" yourself.

    A customer review photo of their leather sofa, half cleaned with the cleaner and half not

    27. A holographic budget binder that's giving adult but make it fancy. This adorable planner will help you along in your finance journey with its expense tracker and snazzy pre-printed money envelopes — so you can stash away your cash for all your different expenditures. Genius!

    28. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to remove grime and funky odors that unavoidably build up over time in your trusty water bottle. These miracle workers are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and don't require a finger to be lifted as you just let 'em sit overnight and they do all the work for you.

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

    29. A four-sided cleaning brush that shall recover your once spotless suede boots from raindrop and mud stains. This little tool can be used on different parts of fabric to keep your suede soft and looking outta-the-box fresh.

    Reviewer image showing dirty vs clean boots with the use of brush

    30. Reusable makeup sponges, aka the Beauty Blender alternative to not only allow for flawless makeup application, but also absorb less product! That means you won't be unnecessarily wasting your expensive, only-for-special-occasions foundation.

    five colorful cone-shaped makeup sponges

    31. A set of shelf bins that'll transform your chaotic mess of groceries into a fridge worthy of making an appearance on MTV's Cribs. Plus, you'll actually be able to see what ingredients you're stocked up on, so you don't waste your paycheck on piling in doubles of the things you've already bought.

    Reviewer photo showing the inside of a fridge organized using the bins

    32. A vacuum wine saver, which reseals your bottles of reds and whites and extracts excess air to preserve freshness and taste — perfect for when you only want that one glass of vino before bed.

    33. A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick made with volcanic stone to tackle 4 p.m. T-zone shine and stop you from wasting $$$ on blotting sheets. Simply put, you can give your skin a quick roll with this sans white cast leftover from setting powder and with no extra makeup tools needed.

    34. A flexible vent-cleaning brush that will have you exclaiming "Holy lint balls!" once you discover how necessary this is to ensure your dryer is operating safely. Like most machines, your dryer requires periodic maintenance and this system effortlessly (but effectively) eliminates buildup that can lead to long-term damage.

    Reviewer's picture of the vent-cleaning brush next to a large pile of lint

    35. Some waterproof screen repair tape to take care of all those rips that have now become gaping holes — without the need to replace your screen door. In a matter of seconds, this simple DIY task will ensure your home is free from unwelcome guests buzzing around.

    36. Howard Products wood polish capable of wiping away years of water rings, scratches, and scuffs from surfaces you thought were beyond repair. This stuff tackles tough stains and acts as a conditioner to reveal a brighter grain and texture on your beloved furniture and floors.

    Reviewer image of stained wood without use of polish and clean wood with use of polish

    37. A Tushy bidet that'll feel like a visit to the waterpark for your bum! We are here for anything that alleviates the need to buy more TP than is necessary, looks sleek (this comes in a silver and bamboo style), *and* cleans our backsides so we don't have to.

    38. Wool dryer balls created to reduce the time it takes to dry laundry (less electricity) and eliminate the need for dryer sheets (less waste). And to think, I had given up on my towels ever being fully dry — but when these are thrown in with them, they draw all the moisture out. Genius.

    the white wool balls

    39. A vacuum sealer invented to help you end your nice, but expensive, friendship with your Postmates delivery person. This will make home cooking more manageable since you can marinate meats, preserve leftovers, and reduce the amount of expired, freezer burned nosh you forgot still existed in the deep dark corners of your freezer.