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    Updated on Oct 16, 2019. Posted on Oct 7, 2019

    17 Reusable Products That'll Save You Money In The Long Run

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    1. A reusable Baggu shopping bag that'll hold up to 50 pounds of groceries so those plastic bags don't have to. Plus it'll save you money since stores across the country are starting to charge customers a few cents per plastic bag used.

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    It comes in a super portable pocket shaped storage bag so you can keep it easily in your car or purse.

    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 $14. (check out their main product page for more color and pattern options)

    2. A set of four (two medium and two large) reusable silicone bags perfect for storing food in the freezer, heating up meals, taking food for lunch and so much more. Time to stop buying Ziplock bags that just end up in the garbage day after day.

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    Promising review: "With multiple younger kids, we typically go through a ton of plastic zip bags. We were watching a show talking about all the plastic single use garbage filling up landfills and washing up on the beaches and littering the ocean and we just felt the need to take at least a small step in the right direction. We found these reusable silicone food storage bags and really couldn’t be happier. The top slider goes across the top with ease, tight and grippy, and are SO easy to use. We have used them in the fridge and the freezer and haven’t had a single problem. This covers all the bases of being eco-friendly, food grade silicone, reusable and I can just toss them in the dishwasher and they are ready to go the next day. Definitely on my list to get a few more." —CJ

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. Some silicone stretch lid covers that'll fit over bowls, cups, glassware and jars to keep air away from your food and plastic wrap away from your life (and the ocean!) thus saving you tons of $$ having to buy tin foil and plastic wrap.

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    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing replacement for plastic wrap or other covers that are not eco-friendly! And it saves you money in the long run! You can throw them in the fridge/freezer/microwave because they are made out of the most kitchen/earth friendly material...silicone! Plus, they're easy to clean, easy to use, and durable as hell!" —Tammy Cardona-Zambeis

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99 (available in multi-size ( 3"-10") and small).

    4. A reusable cover for your sweeper so you don't have to keep throwing away those flimsy wet sheets after two strokes along your floor.

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    Promising review: "This is perfect!! It's sturdy, great quality, and fits my Swiffer wet jet like a charm. I love that I don't have to keep buying replacement pads. So wasteful! I'm happy it comes with two because if one is dirty, you have a second one to use while you wash the other. Love love love it." —Olivia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. A pack of four re-usable Keurig cups, because you'll save money while also saving the planet. These re-usable cups will help keep money in your pocket and plastic out of the ocean. Win-win!

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    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 four from Amazon for $14.95.

    6. A 16-pack of reusable and washable bamboo makeup remover pads that'll not only remove all your makeup beautifully, but also remove the tons of money you've spent on wasteful cotton rounds every month.

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    It comes with a cute laundry bag to keep them all fresh and together in the wash.

    Promising review: "Like so many others, I wanted a way to stop throwing away so many cotton rounds. I’m really happy I found these. They work very well for me with my eye makeup remover, with micellar water and for applying toner. I put them through the wash and they came out clean, no trace of foundation or mascara"—Winlongee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A roll of reusable bamboo towels, because little things like these add up — especially if you're guilty of ripping off multiple sheets at a time for each meal, cleanup, etc. These replace up to *six months* of paper towels.

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    Did I mention these are machine washable, because they are and that is dope right?!

    Promising review: "LOVE these! What a game changer for cleaning and cleaning in an eco friendly way. They get softer when you wash them which I love. I just fold them up and put them back in a drawer. They work great after being washed as dust cloths since they become super soft. Good for makeup removal too! Amazing product." —dancinglove

    Get one roll (replaces 60 conventional rolls) from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A set of three nonstick silicone baking mats that'll conveniently (for you and the planet!) reduce the amount of money you spend on aluminum foil or parchment paper.

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    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

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.90.

    9. A bamboo and stainless steel razor, because a one-time purchase of a more expensive and long-lasting option can be the more cost-effective (and environmentally beneficial) option. Those plastic throw-away razors seem to rust on day two.

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    Promising review: "This razor is beautiful and very easy to use. The weight is perfect and the high polished stainless just glides over the skin like an Olympic skier. I just switched from disposables and have been blown away by the performance. Zero razor burn and a closer shave than I've ever had with a disposable!" —Donald

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99. And for blade refills, check out these for $7.88+ (available in a pack of four).

    10. A bag of re-usable wool dryer balls to save on wasteful (and bad for the environment) dryer sheets without compromising the fluffiness your clothes deserve.

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    Not only do you not waste and save money, but these are also free from unwanted chemicals which is great for people with sensitive skin or allergies. Even better for people with babies or toddlers! Did I mention it lasts up to 2000 washes (omg) and it reduces drying time by 40%. I mean wow.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these dryer balls! Phenomenal quality and I am very impressed. I was hesitant and a little skeptical at first, and it only took ONE load of laundry for me to be a believer. The toughest load (king sized duck down duvet) is the one I tried first. ONE cycle in my dryer and 6 of these — completely dry. I am blown away! " —AmazonCustomer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A DivaCup so your time of the month doesn't have to bleed through your wallet! The Diva Cup is an environmentally friendly alternative to all the pads and tampons you buy on the regular.

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    Just remember to wash the DivaCup before you insert and after you remove it with DivaWash or warm water and a mild, unscented, and water-based (oil-free) soap. And empty and wash at least twice a day (a minimum of every 12 hours).

    Promising review: "I've been using this cup exclusively for five years and I will never, ever go back to conventional feminine hygiene products. With the cup, there's no 'period smell.' There's no swampy feeling or leaks. My cramps have lessened. And after 60 periods it still works perfectly, so it has saved me sooo much money." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $24.05.

    12. A set of three (small, medium, and large) reusable beeswax sheets, which'll keep cheese, bread, and vegetables fresh — no plastic required.

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    Some fun facts: 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. Science? Nature? Both!

    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 three-pack from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight styles).

    13. A pack of reusable lunch bags so you can replace those plastic baggies that are bad for the environment (and your wallet).

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    An added bonus is that these are dishwasher safe! They come in a set of four: two large (7.0" x 7.8"), one medium (6.5" x 6.5"), and one small (6.5" x 3")

    Promising review: "Perfect sizes for my various lunch items and easy to throw into my bag without worry. They're also dishwasher safe! Talk about easy cleanup. Highly recommend these for anyone looking to reduce their plastic bag use." —Winnie Carter

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $22.99 (available in 11 colors).

    14. A stainless steel mesh tea infuser that'll fit into any cup, mug, or teapot. Switch to good ol' loose leaf and save money by re-using the tea leaves. You can just store the strainer in your fridge with the lid on!

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    Loose leaf tea can be re-infused up to three times in some cases. The lid is great for trapping in the hot steam to let the tea brew nicely as well as provides a landing zone for the hot strainer when your tea is ready.

    Promising review: "Many tea products contain bags that are manufactured with toxins or metallic staples with harmful coatings, which may seep into your boiling hot water. This allows you to brew fine tea directly in your tea cup or kettle without having to use the tea bags by simply pouring the content of the tea bag directly into this filter." —Shervin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    15. A pack of four Silicone food huggers so you can stop wasting half-eaten veggies and fruits or the plastic bags you usually store them in.

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    Promising review: "These are wonderful little covers for so many things. There are plenty of gadgety things in my kitchen that I barely use, but these I could use another set of. I find it really satisfying to snug these onto cut lemons and peppers and zucchini — no bulky containers in my fridge or plastic wrap to throw away. And my half-vegetables look so adorable with their colorful huggers. —Mel

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.99

    16. A set of three reusable grocery totes that'll lay conveniently in your cart as you shop around. What's great about these is you can sort your dry foods from your wet foods. The best part? You won't waste your money on cold foods like ice cream that melt on the way home in the hot car. Just use the cooler bag for those items!

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    Promising review: "These keep my Costco trips so organized! No more boxes piling up in my kitchen. The cooler bag keeps my meats cold and the other bags are big and strong enough to carry all the bulk items." —Caroline

    Get four from Amazon for $34.99.

    17. A set of reusable stainless steel metal straws so you can spill the tea without spilling literally tons of plastic into the ocean. Plus you'll save $$ by not having to buy throwaway straws.

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    The set comes with four straight straws, four bent straws, two brushes and one pouch to keep them all in!

    Promising review: "I do love these straws! They're plenty long enough for any of my tumblers. The bent straws are at a perfect angle. The straight straws are great too. I most love how the liquid is cold all the way to my mouth, there's and no nasty plastic taste or feeling. Don't hesitate to get these." —Bekka

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors and two sizes).

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