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Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $25

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Welcome to another edition of Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $25!

I am your host, Jeff. The game is simple. Try to make it through this entire post without buying something. The list may seem like it's random, but it's not. This series should actually be called, "Jeff's Favorite Things." But I don't have that big of an ego.

Don't plan to buy anything? That's OK! Stay and enjoy my lame jokes! GOOD LUCK, ALL!

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4. This folding carbon steel knife ($14) is perfect for every day carry.

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I don't know about you, but I'm not a fan of "tacti-cool" looking products. This knife has a traditional, timeless design. It just fucking cuts stuff, and does it well.

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6. The Dynaflex Gyro Exerciser ($20) is the craziest way to work out your arms.

Alright I know it looks like a product you would see on TV, but it's legit. I own one of these. You use your wrist and forearm to keep the gyroscope inside going. The faster it spins, the more resistance it generates. It's quite addicting, and you can use it with one hand. So I'll be just reading on my phone with one hand and mindlessly working out the other.

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8. A mini stapler ($4) for all those times you forget yours and have to beg everyone around you for one.

How fucking hard is it to find a stapler, right? When you need one, there isn't one to be found. This scenario happened to me far too often in college. When it's time to turn in the paper, and the professor reminds everyone that unstapled papers will be marked down, the panic kicks in. Everyone scrambles to find one. You stare down at your stack of papers and contemplate folding the corners together. Surely that should do the trick, you think to yourself. Time is ticking down, and you start to get mad at all the things in life that led you to this point. Don't let this happen to you; buy a small stapler to keep in your pack.

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10. A roll of gaffer tape ($17) that wont leave residue behind like duct tape.

Filmmakers will swear by gaffer tape and pledge their banners to it. Maybe I'm crazy for putting tape on here, but gaffer tape really is better than duct tape. Please feel free to disagree and start a tape war in the comments.

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11. This pizza rocker blade ($14) that is far more practical than a circular pizza cutter.

Circular pizza cutters are hard to clean and have limited uses. With a rocker blade, you can cut brownies, cakes and breads if you wish. I guess you could say that this blade...rocks?

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12. This body pillow ($23) helps cuddlers sleep better.

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Sorry about the picture, but it really is just a long pillow. Nothing fancy here. I sleep with a body pillow every night. To sleep without one makes me uncomfortable. It's like a wife to me now.

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13. This bottle opener ($12) that catches your loose caps.

I own one of these. I would like to believe that I'm not lazy and fully capable of throwing bottle caps into the recycling. But the truth of it is that I'm not. This happens to everyone. Example: You're at a party, you pass around a bottle opener and they just put the bottle caps wherever they feel like. They pepper your living room at the end of the night and you start to wonder why you even bother having friends over. This will solve that problem — a problem that everyone feels shouldn't exist, but does. Yes, I know it's expensive for what should cost a few bucks. Yes, it is worth it.

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14. This nylon dish cloth ($7) that won't scuff your non-stick cookware and won't smell like old sponges after weeks of use.

A sponge? Really? Holy shit BuzzFeed, come on. These are the things you might be thinking right now. But I assure you, this isn't a fucking joke. Everyone has washed at least some sort of dish their life, and one of the worst things about washing dishes is the gross sponge that you have to use. Maybe your roommate doesn't properly dry it after use? Or maybe it sits on a sponge rest that doesn't drain properly. Either way, these nylon scrubbers always get the job done, and they have yet to start smelling in the time I've used them.

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