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    31 Practical Things From Walmart That Don’t Cost A Lot, But Will Be Used All The Time

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    1. A 20-piece Farberware mixing bowl and prep set to get you started making any meal or baked good your heart desires, all in a stylish aqua hue.

    The mixing bowls, measuring cups, and measuring spoons filled with ingredients and showcased on a table
    Walmart

    This dishwasher-safe set comes equipped with three mixing bowls, three prep bowls with three lids, four measuring cups, and seven measuring spoons.

    Promising review: "This set is a good deal. Only purchased it because of the mixing bowls, but all of this set was used from the day it arrived. Quality is actually better than I expected for the price paid, and it stands up well to the hand mixer. I am very pleased with this purchase." —Richard

    Price: $19.97

    2. An expandable cutlery tray by the Pioneer Woman with seven compartments to give your forks, knives, and spoons a cozy floral home.

    The tray expanded to show the floral liner and additional compartments.
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This is a very large utensil and silverware tray. The great thing about it is you can expand it if you need to use all the compartments. For smaller drawers, the two extra compartments fold in. The wood design is very classy and looks great in my farmhouse kitchen." —Amy

    Price: $24.98

    3. A plush sherpa throw blanket so you can burrito yourself into the sweet comfort of oblivion.

    The gray throw spread out over a couch
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Favorite blanket I've ever owned. It's so incredibly soft but doesn't get fluff coming off. Washes great with no issues. My pup and I love the king size so much, I ordered her the throw size!" —Jessica

    Price: $8.88 (available in seven colors)

    4. A 20-piece set of Rubbermaid pantry organization and food storage containers, because hardcore adults never let their pastas, cereals, or legumes become stale in trivial cardboard boxes.

    Several different sizes of containers filled with flour, cereal, pasta, and sugar
    Walmart

    Promising review: "These containers are awesome! They are made with a hard plastic that is durable and the lids are secure to keep all my food products fresh! I have redone my pantry using three sets of these plus I ordered others, in the same brand, that make it look very organized! I love these and so will you!" —KAREN

    Price: $41.81

    5. A three-tier, space-saving spice rack to conveniently display the evidence that anything you cook will not be bland.

    The 3-tier spice rack in a cabinet with spices on each tier
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Love it! I use a lot of seasonings when I cook and I don't like to keep pulling them from cabinets. This is a great way to keep regularly used spices out and not take up all of your counter space!" —ChampagneTaste

    Price: $10.79

    6. A mini Crock-Pot, because you've probably already heard tales of this legendary piece of cookery's magical abilities as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sautéer, steamer, and yogurt maker.

    The mini slow cooker
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I love this little thing. Makes tonight's meal and tomorrow's lunch all at once. I do take the extra step of thickening flour and water in a fry pan in advance to prevent a 'bread on the bottom' mess, but there's probably a better way. I substitute onion soup occasionally, and have you tried Louisiana Hot Links as the meat? That's HOT! Dare you!" —Whippoorwill

    Price: $9.96 (originally $29.99)

    7. A six-drawer spice and tea box by the Pioneer Woman to organize all your favorite warm and fuzzy beverages in an equally warm and fuzzy box.

    The box displayed with one drawer open to show its storage abilities
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Sturdy and exactly as expected. I love this piece and have been waiting for about one year to purchase. It doesn't disappoint!" —Thekleener1

    Price: $29.99

    8. An onion chopper to perfectly dice, slice, and measure ingredients without so much as a tear from you.

    The slicer with an onion being pressed into it and diced
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This completely blew my expectations! I even tried it on tomatoes and it chopped them better than I ever could. It's simple to use, simple to clean, and even dishwasher safe. My only regret is not buying it sooner. I love this thing!" —Arabel

    Price: $12.97

    9. A stainless-steel grocery bag dispenser to mount on your wall and organize your chaotic, bag-lady energy.

    The grocery bag dispenser
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This is much better than seeing bags hanging on a hook. This product makes my kitchen look 10x better. With two kids, cleaning can be a major chore, so I am always looking for new ways to make tidying up easy AND appealing to the eye." —Sammy

    Price: $14.97

    10. A 16-piece food storage set with snap-locking lids, because your leftovers deserve to be kept fresh, comfortably stored away, and eventually eaten.

    8 of the storage containers with various fruits and vegetables in them
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I like the lids on these, they don't come off." —Chris

    Price: $15.58

    11. A Bissell vacuum to effortlessly steer through messes under heavy furniture or in awkward corners. Plus it works on carpet, bare floors, *and* stairs, and can even be used to clean hard-to-reach areas like shelves and fridge tops.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I have bought two of these Bissell vacuums for two separate small apartment units. They are small enough to store easily and do a good job, considering the price point is low. Plus, I love the blue!" —Wilbur

    Price: $39.96 (originally $49)

    12. A Mr. Coffee machine that'll be more loyal than Lassie when it comes to making a quality cup of joe every morning from here on out. It's you two against the world now.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    A BuzzFeed Shopping writer *loves* this lil' guy! Here's a bit of what she has to say:

    "My dad has used a Mr. Coffee basically every morning since the beginning of time, so when I got my first apartment — finally free of the 'no cooking appliances' rule ubiquitous to college dorm life — of COURSE I bought the cheapest 12-Cup Mr. Coffee drip pot I could find. That same pot has been with me ever since (for over six years!), quickly brewing up cup after steaming cup of coffee for my roommates, friends, and me, never failing to make my morning a little better."

    Price: $17.98

    Check out her full review in "Why A Mr. Coffee Drip Pot Is My Favorite Way To Make A Reliable Cup Of Coffee."

    13. A durable Better Homes & Gardens 12-piece utensil set to prepare and cook any dish you put your mind to, without scratching your nonstick pans.

    All 12 of the utensils in the set showcased in a kitchen
    Walmart

    The full set includes a solid turner, slotted turner, spaghetti server, ladle, solid spoon, slotted spoon, spatula, spoon spatula, tongs, flex spatula, and basting brush. All handles are made from beech wood, while the tongs are fitted with stainless-steel.

    Promising review: "Love all the utensils in here. The wooden handles are so comfortable to use, and the silicone appears to be great quality. I've been looking for new utensils that matched and was impressed by all that was included in this pack." —Amy

    Price: $27.50 (available in two colors)

    14. A collapsible colander that extends up to 26 inches and hovers over your sink so you don't actually have to wash your dishes before straining pasta ever again.

    The colander collapsed and fitted inside a dishwasher
    Walmart

    Promising review: "So far I like it, easy to use and wash. It seems sturdy. It works well on my sink, I love the collapsible feature because it doesn't take that much space in my cabinets." —Marlo78

    Price: $10.24

    15. A BuzzFeed Tasty cutting board with measuring strips and four removable trays to catch your perfectly sliced ingredients. And in case that wasn't enough, the cutting board comes equipped with a garlic grater, two of the trays have cup measurement marks, the third tray can be used to strip herbs, and the fourth tray functions as a strainer.

    The cutting board with 3 trays removed and 2 featuring chopped vegetables to show their measuring capabilities
    Walmart

    This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

    Promising review: "I've been cooking and utilizing what I had on hand in addition to my cutting board, to stabilize and sort the ingredients. I feel as though I've received the best gift ever in this multi-functional cutting board set. Cutting, sorting, grating, and measuring all from one device is a chef's dream. Having this has enhanced my kitchen tools immensely. Especially since the trays stack and store directly onto the board. It's also dishwasher friendly." —multitalented1

    Price: $19.97

    16. A collapsible double hamper for those looking to separate their colors from their whites, or for squeamish couples who just moved in together and aren't looking to mix their unmentionables.

    The double hamper in a laundry room, opened with clothes spilling out
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this hamper was larger and had more room than I expected. Setup was less than one minute. I opened the box, opened the hamper frame, zipped the bottom of the hamper compartments closed, and attached the cover via the pre-attached Velcro trips. Done! I couldn't be more pleased especially for the price." —LDavidson

    Price: $21.31

    17. An electric wine opener with a foil cutter and wine pourer/stopper for those unfortunate souls who have suffered through a broken cork ruining the delicate balance of their red blend.

    The LED light-up wine opener
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Love it! It works great and really adds sophistication to your bar area. Might have to get a few as gifts!" —Patrice

    Price: $16.13+

    18. A super soft and thick cotton bath towel to cradle your naked bottom in absolute comfort and luxury.

    The bath towel featured beside several other towels of differing sizes
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I cannot explain the quality of these towels. So elegant and soft. They look and feel more expensive that what they are." —Ana

    Price: $7.72+ (available in 11 colors)

    19. A Conair fabric steamer that kills dust mites, bedbugs, and germs, because let's be honest, you're not whipping out the ironing board for that one shirt you need to look presentable right now.

    The fabric steamer featured next to clothes it has steamed
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I really like this handheld steamer. I'm not a person who likes to iron so I try not to buy anything that'll get all wrinkly. But occasionally I have use for something to take the wrinkles out of my clothes and this steamer was perfect. It wasn't too big or bulky and very easy to use. I would recommend this item for all the other people out there that really hate to iron." —Bris1fan

    Price: $29.44

    20. A luxury double shower head with 24 different water flow patterns, because you deserve a mini massage in the morning after having the willpower to get out of bed.

    The double shower head with water turned on
    Walmart

    Promising review: "For a cheap shower head, this works wonderfully! There are settings on both of the shower heads and it was easy to install. The water pressure is nice and the cord is long. You can twist the handheld shower head holder to different positions as well." —emily

    Price: $18.99

    21. A mini, lightweight steam iron, because if you've ever had to travel for a wedding, you know taking your glad rags out of your suitcase and hanging them up while you shower just ain't cutting it.

    The mini steam iron on an ironing board
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Love this little iron! I use it for sewing and pressing seams, etc., in my craft room. Lots of steam and gets hot quickly. Perfect for what I needed it for. Highly recommend!" —Cindy

    Price: $12.88

    22. An Allswell memory foam cooling gel pillow for those forever striving to find the cold side of the pillow.

    The pillow
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This pillow was exactly what I was looking for at a great price. I'm currently eight months pregnant during these summer months, so not only am I uncomfortable, I'm always so hot! The cooling gel in this pillow actually works and it is so firm and supportive. I instantly knock out and am def bringing one to the hospital with me. I bought two and will happily buy a few more in the future." —Myranda

    Price: $39.96

    23. A set of 10 Wonder Hangers (calling all As Seen On TV fans) if your shopping habit cannot be tamed by the likes of your tiny closet.

    One hanger holding 5 different shirts
    Walmart

    To maximize the space in your closet, hang up to 30 pounds worth of clothes on each hanger, then lift one hook and drop it to let the hanger hang vertically.

    Promising review: "These hangers are stronger than any others that I have used. True advertising for sure. They truly can hold five winter sweaters or five sweatshirts with pants on one hanger without breaking." —Loretta

    Price: $14.99

    24. A set of wrinkle-resistant microfiber sheets so you never have to be plagued by the creases caused by your restless sleeping again.

    The sheets spread without wrinkles on a bed
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Soft and comfy material. We ended up buying another set in a different color. After several washes, color and texture stay the same. No piling and looks great in my sons room!" —Sontri

    Price: $18.94 (available in 23 colors and sizes twin-king)

    25. A set of 12 sleek stemless wineglasses that could easily double as regular drinking glasses, and no one would have to know.

    4 of the glasses on a table with one filled with sparkling wine
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I LOVE these glasses. The quantity and quality is worth the bucks. When I first bought my house, my closing attorney gifted them to me in a Tiffany box. After I realized they are Mainstays, I bought about four boxes and gifted my family and friends for Christmas or house warming. These glasses are multipurpose and awesome for any event, function, or person." —Walmartuser

    Price: $14.99

    26. A BuzzFeed Tasty nonstick Dutch oven to use on any cooking surface known to man and to get your meals done quicker.

    The dutch oven cooking chili
    Walmart

    This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

    Promising review: "This is a very nice Dutch oven. It is very heavy duty. It's fits a whole pot of chili for my family. The color is so vivid. I love it. The silicone handles are really great. Great heat conductor. The lid fits nicely and allows for steam the vent." —Dolphincrazy88

    Price: $25.50

    27. A quiet waterproof cotton mattress pad with a hypo-allergenic filling to keep you cool and prevent any rustling noises from your restless bedfellow.

    The mattress pad
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Love this mattress protector. Loved it so much I ordered one for each of my children's beds. Doesn't move around, really waterproof, and truly quiet. Will definitely order again." —nanjvp

    Price: $24.99+ (available in sizes twin-Cal King)

    28. A set of blackout curtains to keep out light, heat, cold, and all forms of human interaction.

    The black out curtains in black draped on a window
    Walmart

    Promising review: "The Mainstays room darkening solid woven curtain panels are great, especially for blocking out the light. I really like them in the bedroom just for that reason but you can use them anywhere in the home. They look great also and add style and elegance to the home." —BF

    Price: $8.90+ (available in four sizes and eight colors)

    29. A Hamilton Beach electric kettle to quickly heat water for those who need their hot cocoa, STAT.

    The electric kettle
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Love it for making my hot tea. I put the water in and turn it on. Then I fix my tea cup with a tea bag and honey and the water is ready to pour. Heats quickly and I think it is faster than the microwave. Very nice product." —Connie

    Price: $19.96

    30. A set of four silicone pot holders that moonlight as trivet mats, jar openers, spoon rests, and garlic peelers because they like to keep things interesting.

    The 4 silicone pot holders on a kitchen counter
    Walmart

    Promising review: "A must-have for my small bachelor kitchen. When I'm preparing a cuisine masterpiece, the pots and pans are in constant motion so, on the advise of three of the great chefs of Europe, I place these thermal mats here and there to protect counter tops and table. I like the price, the ahead of time delivery, and the cheerful colors." —Richard

    Price: $17.77

    31. A set of three nonstick skillets, because you're ready to explore greater culinary pursuits beyond frying an egg.

    The skillets on a kitchen counter top
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Great pans for the money. Very lightweight which I love, very easy to clean. Cooks evenly. Very surprising how great these pans are. Going to buy another set." —Kat

    Price: $8.96

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