31 Practical Things From Walmart That’ll Help You Get Ready For Fall
Everything you'll need to deal with all the leaves, apples, open flames, dropping temps, or whatever else the third season has to offer.
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KitchenAid nonstick rolling pin for all those pies you "plan" on baking with all the fresh fruit you've gone and picked. Plus that hole in the handles means you can hang it up to store.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this rolling pin! The nonstick coating is fantastic and hasn't failed me yet. I like that the roller is large and is very wide as well. There are grips on the handles that make it very easy to handle and makes me feel like I have good control of the pin no matter what might be on my hands. It is also very easy to clean!" — Linda
metal rake to gather up all those leaves the old-fashioned way and get a decent workout while getting some fresh air (at least that's what you can tell yourself to get through fall's worst chore).
Promising review: "Went online and asked as to what was the best leaf rake on the market, the reply was this one! I have used it twice and wouldn't dream of using any other! This rake is the BEST!" — Rem870
A two-pack of machine-washable
fleece plush throw blankets so you and your cuddle buddy (human or pet) can keep warm when those temps start to drop later in the year.
Promising review: "Really nice blankets, super-super soft even after they come out of the dryer! Did not pill up like some others I've owned (I dry them on low for 20 minutes.) Using them on my sofa set to keep the pet hair off; they match perfectly and are very comfy to sit on :) Very pleased!" — Mom896
Price: $12.87 (available in five colors).
A two-pack of soft,
corduroy decorative throw pillows that come in so many colors you'll be able to change them up every season to (pumpkin) spice up your home.
Promising review: "Very happy with these pillows. They are fluffy and I like the fact that I can remove the covers and wash them when needed. I actually ordered one set of the grey and one set of the red. The pop of color is just what my room needed." — JeannieB
Price: $19.92+ (available in fives sizes and 18 colors).
A set of three heavy-duty,
reusable canvas tote bags for a day of apple picking or grabbing any kind of fruit and vegetables from your local farmer's market.
Price: $17.08+ (available in two styles).
A 28-inch round
wood-burning fire pit, because roasting s'mores and telling ghost stories always requires an outdoor (semi) open flame.
Promising review: "It’s perfect. The size is not too big or too small just perfect. I've had it for two weeks now and my family loves it. Easy to clean and lightweight. I can take it with me anywhere. For the price, it’s worth it." — Rosalin
Google Nest learning thermostat to customize and control your home's temperature setting and hopefully save some money on heating costs for the colder seasons ahead.
Promising review: "I love this thermostat. It is connected to my Alexa devices plus my phone. It learns your temperature patterns, too. Very convenient and the color looks wonderful with hardwood floors." — Tee7
Price: $219.98 (available in four colors).
A bag of
Brach’s candy corn, because even if you don't like eating it, a big 'ol bowl of this colorful confectionery makes for a bright seasonal decoration.
Promising review: "This candy corn is amazing! More so because of the big bag that brings lots of amazing sweetness! Perfect for the fall!" — Candylover
all-purpose electric blower for clearing out patios, driveways, decks, and garages with up to 155 mph air speeds. Leaves, dirt, and dust don't stand a chance.
Promising review: "This thing is lightweight and has some major power! It shipped fast, was just under 18 bucks! It blew everything away. Stuck wet piles of leaves... caked-up grass trimmings left to become one with the sidewalk... cleared it all away. This thing is freaking awesome." — Justashopper
Price: $17.22 (available in four colors).
A three-pack of
Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider, because apple juice is for children (especially in juice box form) and this sparkling version is soooooooo adult! Also, a little bit of the bubbly makes a great seasonal cocktail mixer.
Promising review: "This is by far one of my favorite drinks, ever! The sparkling cider is so crisp and just lightly sweet. Not too light, but not too heavy, just perfect. I love that its made from fresh apples, and no sugar or artificial sweeteners added." — Orangetta
Wilson official NFL "Super Grip" football, which most certainly isn't made of pigskin, but that won't stop you from reliving your "glory days" on the gridiron. Just remember to practice your pump fakes if you haven't tossed in a while.
Promising review: "I was shocked how nice this football is. It's made well and the grip is awesome. I shopped around and this is the best deal out there- great price. Perfect for backyard ball. The only downside I can think of is the strings are plastic- not a big deal though. You wouldn't be disappointed with this purchase." — thgfeijpp98muytgbnju
Price: $14.90 (originally $24.99, available in two sizes).
A zip-up, cotton-poly-blended
Fruit of the Loom fleece full-zip hooded sweatshirt to make your go-to "going outside to do this quick thing that could turn into a not-so-quick thing" fall wardrobe item.
Promising review: "I bought this hoodie two years ago and loved it so much that this year when I saw on line the other colors I just grabbed it They are very comfortable cozy and fit pretty good They also come out very good after machine wash like new, every time I wash them." — Ali
Price: $9.96 (available in sizes S–3XL and 10 colors).
Promising review: "Lightweight walking sticks that work on ice, snow, and dry surfaces. Cork covered handles stay cool. Sticks adjust in two places. Best to adjust the handles so the forearms are in an approximate 90 degrees with the elbow. A good buy." — Koya
wheelbarrow that'll carry up to 300-pounds of whatever (or whomever) you can fit in its rustproof, plastic tray.
Promising review: "It was easy to assemble. The instructions were clear and concise. It is easy to use both pushing and pulling on the grass. Cleaning is also easy. just rinse it with a water hose." — Claire
striped cowl neck tunic sweater to keep you both stylish and warm when it gets a little too windy or chilly out there.
Promising review: "Love this sweater. It is warm and cozy. I ordered a size down because my regular size was too big and didn't look good. But the size down is perfect! I get many compliments on this item and it looks expensive." — Nani
A resin wicker
garden hose guide and hideaway, because your hose that worked hard all summer long needs to hibernate when fall clean up is done so it doesn't get damaged by impending cold weather.
Promising review: "Could not have chosen a better hose hide-a-way. Looks great. Keeps the hose neatly in place. Easy to use. Even though the hose is heavy, it is easy to "wind" up after use." — Lily
40-ounce Thermos stainless steel bottle for holding your hottest chocolates, lattes, or toddies and keeping them that way if you can't get to sipping until later in the day.
Promising review: "I wanted this Thermos to keep coffee warm, and it does exactly that. I make a pot of coffee in the a.m., have a cup, then put the rest of the coffee in the thermos. It keeps the coffee hot all day and there is no bitter taste. I would recommend this item." — Lisado
Price: $22.99+ (available in two colors).
A bag of
Scotts Turf Builder WinterGuard Fall weed and feed, because fall is the best time to nurture your lawn to build stronger and deeper roots for the springtime.
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Promising review: "Heads up- this product is VERY effective. So effective that it will kill the wild grasses too. Found out the hard way. If you have wild buffalo grass etc, do not apply this product to those areas if you want to keep it. The rest of my yard has flourished. The turf (Bermuda, Blue Kentucky, etc.) LOVE it." — Imagabba
lightweight Pashmina scarf to "protect ya neck" but also add a splash of color to your more quiet fall tones.
Promising review: "I really like this scarf. It was the perfect length and weight. I looked all over for a scarf like this in black and it was impossible to find. I especially love the price. What a bargain." — Shopper3399
Price: $7.99 (available in nine colors).
A 40-count box of
Hefty Strong "Lawn & Leaf" extra-large trash bags, because all those leaves you raked have got to go somewhere that can't handle their weight and not get easily destroyed by weather, animals, or other neighborhood threats.
Promising review: "It is so hard to find this size trash bags that hold enough to fill up the bag without ripping at the ties or end up with holes but these Hefty Strong 39-gallon bags hold up and do the job!" — Ang0303
apple and pumpkin-scented Yankee Candle to fill your home with the unofficial (but kind of official, actually) smell of the season. The best part? You don't have to choose between your two favorite scents.
Promising review: "As far as Yankee candles go, this is perfect for those who want a fragrance that's immediately apparent, but not overpowering like other holiday scents. Like other Yankee candles of this size, expect to get about 6-12 days out of it, depending on whether you let it burn for 12-24 hours a day. As a gift for someone who loves Yankee or sweet-smelling candles, these can't be beaten as they are very weighty in feel and have such a great fragrance." — lsh2019
A pair of waterproof, rubber-soled
steel toe work boots for kicking the tires, lighting the fires, or whatever chore you feel that the safety of your toes is in question.
Promising review: "I have bought these boots for many years and have never had an issue. They wear as good as any high priced boots and I can buy 5 pairs for the price of one pair of the others. Don't hesitate to purchase these." — Gearbox
Price: $23.78 (available in men's sizes 5.5–15).
A six-pack of
Duraflame firelogs to easily get that fire started and burning for a good three hours (results may vary).
Promising review: "Purchased for a firepit get together and they worked out great. Ended up using two logs over the course of four hours with burn to spare. Burned fairly clean - roasted marshmallows, not sure if that was healthy but we assumed so." — Andrea
electric tower heater with a remote control so you can warm things up at night or early in the morning without actually turning up the heat throughout your home.
Promising review: "I love this little heater due to the fact that it does not take long to warm up any space especially when you have it on high. I find myself turning it off because I get extremely hot with it just being on which is not a bad thing." — King1125
plaid flannel shirt, because it's a classic component for every fall uniform that never goes out of style and always feels comfortable whenever you put it on.
Promising review: "I love the shirt. The color is beautiful. Good quality shirt. With that being said...it is so long that it could almost pass for a dress. I am 5'2' and even being that short the shirt simply should not be that long. It should be advertised as a tunic." — GoGo1010
Price: $24.11+ (available in women's sizes S–5X).
A pair of soft, foam-lined
ultra-light knee pads for getting down and dirty in the backyard without putting too much pressure on those patellas.
Promising review: "They are not just for gardening. I am a housecleaner, so great protection for my knees Been using them for years. I clean floors on my hands & knees, so these are perfect." — Obexer1995
A 12-pack of regular mouth
glass mason jars with lids and bands for ambitious gourmands looking to can jams, jellies, preserves, or any other seasonal fruit and veggies concoctions they've created.
Promising review: "I do a lot of jam making and I really like the quilted jars because they are festive and happy looking! Walmart always has the very best prices on these jars. I've looked everywhere! Their service online has improved tremendously! I ordered these on a Sunday morning and they were delivered by Monday afternoon! Yeah!" — Kim
A three-piece set of
cotton flannel bed sheets, because that first chilly night sliding under these is one of the single best moments to look forward to every single fall.
Promising review: "What a great bargain these sheets are! The first thing I did was throw them in the washer on warm then dried on medium. They came out so nice! They are a lighter flannel, perfect for summer but easily for winter too. I absolutely love mine and the price was so affordable! Highly recommended!" — Gracieg99
Price: $31.42+ (available in four sizes and 27 colors).
Promising review: "I purchased a jar of cinnamon sticks to put in my tea when I was sick for four days. It was perfect and gave out a good flavor. I would recommend anyone buying it." — Skype1
A three-pack of
Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry cereals, that, OK, aren't quite practical but they are a seasonally appropriate (and spooky) that's not just for breakfast anymore (not that it ever was).
There used to be a time when you could get these spook-tacular, breakfast cereals at any time of the year. Alas, they've become a seasonal purchase. Luckily that season is fall. Here's hoping for some Yummy Mummy or Fruit Brute in the future!
Fall is practically here so it's time to get practical about your preparation in order to squeeze out as much time before Day Light Savings (and the darkness) hits.
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