Skip To Content

    19 Things That'll Help You Save So Much Money Your Bank Account Will Basically Thank You

    For a happy bank account and a happy you.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These Rubbermaid produce-saving containers because they extend the life of your groceries so your fruit and veggies can last up to TWO WEEKS. Basically, they'll help you cut down on how much you need to buy each week.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    BTW, Natalie, an editor here at BuzzFeed, tried these produce-saving containers for herself and wrote an in-depth review on 'em.

    2. A compact cold brew maker so you can get your daily caffeine fix right at home instead of dropping a ton of money at your neighborhood coffee chain every week.


    You simply scoop the coffee grounds into the filter, fill the container with water, and pop it in the fridge overnight to wake up to perfectly-brewed coffee!

    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive-thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes).

    3. A wine stain-removing spray that'll help you avoid having to re-buy your favorite shirts or replace furniture just because things took a sour turn when you accidentally spilled your wine.


    Promising review: "A whole glass of red wine was spilled on my ivory-colored blouse. Spraying Wine Away generously on the entire affected area made the red wine stain disappear. I mean it disappeared totally. There was no evidence left of any stain. This only works if you spray it on while the wine is still wet." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47+ (also available as a pack of two).

    4. This bottle of Fanola purple shampoo so you can keep the brassiness out of your blonde balayage without spending hundreds of dollars a year at the salon.

    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I canceled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes, I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $13.65+ (available in three sizes).

    5. These eco-friendly, reusable bamboo towels that you can wash and reuse over and over in lieu of overspending on regular paper towels.


    They're made from sustainable, organic bamboo — one roll replaces 60 paper towel rolls. Plus they're machine-washable and SUPER strong! They can be used ~120+ times~ before discarding.

    Promising review: "I frickin' love this. These are great for those times you need a paper towel but don't want to create all the waste to throw it out. They're definitely a lot thicker than a normal paper towel, but function just as well for being easy to crumple up or soak up the liquid. I've found these especially helpful for tasks that used to waste a lot of paper towels because towels didn't work for it: cleaning the litter box, cleaning the bathroom, placing in the microwave to catch spills, cleaning up pet messes, and so on. I've already run some of them through the wash probably five to seven times and they remain just as useful as before." —Caz

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in packs of one, two, and four rolls).

    6. A bottle-emptying kit so you can actually get the very last drop out of all your favorite condiments and lotions before you toss them and buy a new bottle.


    You just replace the original bottle cap with this!

    Promising review: "I will never fight with a pump bottle again. As soon as it gets difficult to pump anything out of any bottle, I will waste no time in 'flipping it.' I'm so glad someone created this. Upside-down bottles are such a small annoyance in life, but this simple solution really means a lot. 100% worth the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two stands and six size adapters from Amazon for $13.99.

    7. And this makeup spatty because it'll help you extend the life of your favorite foundation by making sure you scrape that bottle clean.

    Promising review: "These spatulas are awesome! You never really realize how much product (be it foundation, lotion, or any food from a jar) you leave behind and toss when you can't get the rest out easily. BUT never fear, these handy spatulas are the perfect lil' doodads to get the job done! So far I have made one bottle of foundation that I was about to toss last incredibly longer than I would expect. Honestly, this is one of those tools you'd wish you had come up with yourself and won't regret coughing up the small amount of dough for, because in the long run, it will pay for itself over and over. Seriously, even a cheap foundation or good size bottle of lotion is $10 so if you can finally use up all the stuff in those pesky bottles, it's totally worth it!" —Miranda

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available as packs of and in pink and blue).

    8. A knife sharpener so instead of replacing your now-dull knife set, you can just run 'em through this baby and achieve sharp blades as good as new.


    Promising review: "I bought more than a dozen Victorinox steak and kitchen knives over 15 years ago and they have been great knives. But they’ve been getting dull over the years and I believed I couldn’t sharpen them because they have the wavy blades, but I was mistaken. This stone does a fantastic job and after a quick 20 pulls across the steel (rough) and then ceramic stones my knives were 200% sharper. Now I try to pull them over the ceramic sharpener a few times each time I wash them. They’re essentially brand-new knives again. " —J&A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    9. This makeup brush cleansing shampoo to give your dirty sponges and brushes the cleaning of their lives as opposed to, you know, throwing them out and buying new ones.

    Did I mention it's all-natural and cruelty-free?

    Promising review: "This stuff is great. I had never cleaned my brushes before (gross, I know) and this stuff got them so clean so fast. I didn't even remember most brushes were two-toned because they were all makeup colored for so long. I can't believe the nastiness that came off my brushes. I was putting all that old stuff all over my face!" —Echo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. An ~infamous~ wood polish and conditioner that'll help you restore the look of those dull wooden floors, cabinets, tables, and chairs so you can keep 'em around even longer.

    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever. It was dry, dirty, and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive, showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel, just a fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    11. These boot wipes so you can get your dusty, gunky suede shoes looking spiffy again (and again, and again).

    Btw, they also work on bags and car seats!

    Promising review: "This worked perfectly on black suede booties. I splattered some creamy soup on them two months ago. I couldn't find anything that removed the stain. I tried these wipes as a last-ditch effort. I can't believe it, they look brand-new!! Stains came right out with very little effort." —AAD

    Get it from Amazon for $8.19.

    12. A set of budgeting envelopes because they'll help you actually see where your money is going and even put away a little cash more effectively.


    It even comes with a guide to help you get in the right ~frugal~ frame of mind! The envelopes are printed with logs so you can write down everything you spend that day, as well as your deposits. Over time, you should see some real improvement!

    Promising review: "Pure and simple, this product was the catalyst I needed to stop thinking about saving, and actually start saving for real. I've had these for a few months and it's nice to keep track of each 'deposit' on the ledger area of each envelope. It's been fun building up some savings. I also really like the durability of these things. I'm sure they will last years and years. If you're on the fence about this item, just buy it." —Mojoed

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

    13. This vacuum wine saver to help you keep an open bottle fresher for up to three days longer and not waste half a bottle.


    Promising review: "I love wine, but not every day, and not a whole bottle at a time. Living alone, I almost never open a bottle unless friends are over for dinner. But with this pump, I can, and it lets me salvage any leftover juice. On average, red wine has lasted me two to three more days than if I wasn't using the pump. You put the stopper in the bottle, pump on top, and pump out the air. When you hear a click you know you've reached the optimum vacuum level. Easy as taking a swig. The stoppers are made of rubber and the pump is plastic. It feels cheap, but I've dropped it here and there and it stands up to my abuse. I even use the VacuVin to keep other things fresh, like coffee. Suddenly, empty wine bottles have many more uses." —J. Danny

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    14. A Baggu reusable bag that'll be super handy for carrying groceries if you live in a city that charges extra per plastic bag.


    It comes in a super portable pocket shaped storage bag so you can keep it easily in your car or purse. Also, it's made from recycled fabric for a happy earth!!!

    Promising review: "They are so well-made, easily washable, colorful, easy as a shoulder bag, and convenient to keep in my purse or in the car. I am always prepared to shop! It's a good-sized, sturdy bag to accommodate all my needs!! Great as a beach bag, also." —Pat Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    15. A pack of reusable cotton makeup rounds to wipe away a day's worth of foundation, eyeliner, and mascara without the need for makeup wipes you'll wind up throwing away.,

    They come with a mesh laundry bag to protect them when you toss 'em in the wash.

    Promising review: "These cloths are super soft, and perfect for removing makeup, cleansing with micellar water, or applying toner. I like these better than washcloths because they are not abrasive at all (don't buy these if you were hoping for a little exfoliation). They are easily washable and nicely absorbent. I go through a lot of cotton squares in my skincare routine, and I wanted to be less wasteful. These are a great solution. I am planning on buying more because 12 isn't enough!" —Steve P

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five color sets).

    16. These reusable K-cup pods that you can refill using your own favorite coffee grounds because in case you haven't noticed, K-cup pods are a liiiiittle expensive.

    These are also totally dishwasher safe, and they also have a silicone ring built into the design so no coffee grounds end up in your cup of joe.

    Promising review: "I love this product. I was not a coffee drinker but was given the Keurig machine a few years ago and have slowly turned into a coffee drinker (two kids later) and I started going through K-cups quickly. I started to feel bad about how many K-cups I was putting into the landfill every day. This is great because it reduces my impact on the environment and of course saves money on having to buy K-cups all the time." —LF

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.45.

    17. These silicone baking mats because you can use them pretty much every night for cooking dinner or baking sweet treats. In other words, you no longer have to spend money on parchment paper every couple of weeks.


    The pack comes with two full-size mats and one small mat.

    Promising review: "I was tired of spending money on parchment paper that gets thrown away and put in the landfill. I wanted something that would be an investment that's good for the environment and better for my kitchen! These are JUST THAT!" —Jennifer Gervais

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    18. Reusable (and organic) beeswax wraps — you'll be delighted with how easily you can just wash and reuse them to preserve food instead of constantly throwing away and re-buying resealable plastic bags.


    BTW, these are made from organic cotton, beeswax, coconut oil, and golden tree resin. The heat from your hands actually makes the wrap soften so you can form it over your food, make a bowl shape, or even cover a bowl! When the wax cools it seals shut in whatever form you made it in.

    Promising review: "Upon initial use I was very curious as to whether these would hold up upon multiple uses, turns out they are extremely easy to wash and reuse! We bought these to cut down on plastic and aluminum wrap waste that we have been using to preserve leftover foods in our refrigerator. I do not have a doubt in my mind that these will last multiple months and beyond. However, I would not suggest using them for raw foods, which could contain bacteria such as raw chicken or other meats; if not washed carefully bacteria may be transferred. Overall this was a pretty solid buy, and it makes us feel great about our mission to cut down on household waste!" —aaronwrex42

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $17.98 (available in nine designs).

    19. And these silicone straws that are easy to use and clean so you can enjoy your drinks at home without having to buy boxes of single-use plastic straws all the time.


    Promising review: "Ordered these to take on a cruise because I love the environment and hate paper straws. The case was perfect for storing my straw and the brush was so handy to clean them! Keeping one in my purse all the time now! Love them!" —Mary Leigh Brown

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $10.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!


    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form