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    31 Practical Things From Target That’ll Help Save You Money In The Long Run

    I've got 99 problems, but saving money ain't one of them.

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    1. A reusable Stasher food storage bag made from food-grade silicone that will keep your produce and snacks fresh and eliminate the need for single-use plastic bags. They're a breeze to clean and you can use them for other things, too— like toiletries, small toys, and more.

    different colored Stasher silicon food storage bags

    Promising review: "Love this and all the bags I’ve purchased. We use them as often for other things as we do for food! Think: cosmetics, hand sanitizer, sun screen, wet swimsuits, dog treats, medications, meal prep, oh, and, of course, PB&J sandwiches. These things are just an amazing answer to plastic bags." —Gail S.

    Price: $16.39 (available in various colors)

    2. A pair of microfiber towels that you can use to clean, dust, and wipe spills, and then toss right into the washer. It's way more economical than going through rolls and rolls of paper towels.

    model holding a purple microfiber towel and spray bottle

    Promising review: "The cloths are great for cleaning. One side is for scrubbing and the other side is absorbent. I’ve tried other microfiber cloths in the past and didn’t like them. These work very well on my kitchen counters. I have dark grey leathered granite that shows every crumb and finger print so I clean them multiple times daily. These cloths make it so much easier! I’m ordering more." —gh6

    Price: $6.09

    3. A set of coasters to protect your tables from unsightly water rings, saving you the time and money from having to refinish the top or replacing the furniture altogether.

    wood circular coasters with gold design

    Promising review: "Easy to clean — just wipe away any rings with a damp cloth. The wood is dark and matches the photo. The bottom is a soft cork material and has protected all my furniture so far!" —jumbledjellyfish

    Price: $10

    4. A set of bag clips so you can enjoy all your favorite snacks until the final crumbs, instead of having to throw the bag out because half of it went stale.

    different plastic bag clips on top of a variety of snack bags

    Promising review: "These clips are perfect. There is rubber so it’s soft on whatever you are clipping together. The bread clip is perfect when you lose that little plastic part. I also enjoyed the different sizes they came in. Plus, they’re magnetic to the fridge! Perfect all around." —jenna key

    Price: $11.49

    5. A bath tub drain protector to catch all the hair in your shower so you're not dealing with clogged drains and calling a plumber (or buying Drano) every few months.

    round stainless steel bath tub drain protector

    Promising review: "This was definitely money well spent. It catches a ton of hair and has kept my shower drain flowing quickly for six months now." —kristen3970

    Price: $7.99

    6. An avocado slicer because you love eating avocado toast at cafes every day, but your bank account does not. With this gadget, you can cut, pit, slice, and scoop your own Instagram-worthy brunch.

    hands holding an avocado and a green and black avocado slicer

    Promising review: "This avocado slicer is now an essential part of my kitchen. It cuts the avocado open smoothly, de-pits with ease, and slices the avocado into even slices. I highly recommend this product." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $10.99

    7. A 40-piece toolkit so you can DIY all your minor home repairs and renovations. It's worth it just so you never have to guess if you need to buy a Phillips or flathead screwdriver because you'll already have both.

    40-piece tool set

    The kit includes a storage case, tape measure, claw hammer, pliers, eight hex keys, a ratcheting bit driver, scissors, a 7-inch utility knife, four screwdrivers, 20 driving bits, and a magnetic bit holder.

    Promising review: "This toolkit includes pretty much everything one would need when just starting out on their own. My husband and I bought it when we moved into our first apartment and I’m glad we went this route instead of buying individual tools, especially because we’ve ended up needing so many of the pieces we didn’t initially purchase the kit for. Plus it’s easy to store and organize everything." —Katherine F

    Price: $16.99 (originally $19.99)

    8. A Google Nest thermostat that learns your temperature preferences and automatically adjusts itself. Plus, it has an eco-mode to help reduce your expensive energy bills.

    Nest thermostat

    Promising review: "The Nest has been a great investment for our home. It learned very quickly how to adapt settings and temperature. I love how I can access and change settings while away and set temperature to be just right for when we arrive. Definitely recommend!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $249 (available in three finishes)

    9. A magnetic dry-erase white board to write down reminders for yourself like what groceries/household goods you need to buy and what events are coming up. This way you're not buying everything last minute or paying rush fees.

    white board on a wall with notes written on it

    Promising review: "Lightweight and perfect for family reminders! The dry-erase marker is easy to wipe off as well!" —The Shinos 

    Price: $7.99

    10. A fabric shaver that'll remove all the pilling on your sweaters, blankets, and couches, making them look brand new again, which is way cheaper than actually buying brand-new things.

    hand holding a white and blue fabric shaver against fabric

    Promising review: "My only regret is that I didn’t buy this sooner! This tool has already paid for itself by bringing so many items back to life. From the couch to clothing, it does it all!" —Sydney

    Price: $12.99

    11. A box of Magic Erasers to get surfaces like walls, countertops, bathtubs, floors, and even white leather shoes sparkling clean without calling in the pros. They're practically... magic.

    hand holding a magic eraser wiping away crayon on a white wall

    Promising review: "I love Magic Erasers. So many different uses for such a small sponge. Takes marks off walls like nobody's business. Floors are sparkling. Cleans grout and stoves. I love it. Best cleaning product to have in your cleaning kit." —Danyelle 

    Price: $3.59+ (available in three-count and six-count)

    12. A SodaStream because your sparkling water habit refuses to be quelled, so you might as well create your own at home instead of ordering cans in bulk.

    light blue soda stream on a counter next to a glass of sparkling water

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift and to cut down on canned bubble water expenses. It has definitely saved me some money already in what we would have spent on cans, but the bigger upshot is that my spouse thinks it's a lot of fun and loved the gift. The only downside is having to dissuade him from trying to fizz his coffee." —Tabatha R.

    Price: $69.99 (originally $89.99; available in three colors)

    13. A Brita water pitcher so you always have great tasting H2O at home without having to stock up on wasteful plastic bottles.

    hand holding white water filter pouring water into a glass

    Promising review: "It gives the water a really good taste. I feel safer drinking tap water and I no longer waste money buying gallons or bottles of water." —Maria26

    Price: $15.99 (available in three colors)

    14. A battery charger that will make sure your remotes and electronics always have AA or AAA batteries and you're not constantly running to the store to buy more.

    package including a battery charger and 4 rechargeable batteries

    The set comes with a battery charger and four AA rechargeable batteries.

    Promising review: "This product is a cost effective means of maintaining power for all of my battery powered products. I no longer have to worry about constantly buying batteries! I am able to charge a spare set of batteries for use, and don’t have to waste time in my commute to the store." —joseg47

    Price: $18.99

    15. A handheld vacuum sealer to keep foods fresh for longer. You can go ahead and buy items in bulk and not have to worry that they'll go bad before you get a chance to eat them.

    small black vacuum sealer next to sealed bags of vegetables

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, how did I live without this product? I'm a big fan of fresh fruits and vegetables and this vacuum sealer keeps them fresh so much longer than anything else I've found." —Hilda G

    Price: $24.99

    16. A foam roller so you can stretch out tight or sore muscles after workouts or long days of WFH (and hopefully save yourself from future PT appointments).

    model lying on a long foam roller

    Promising review: "I use this every day to relax and gently stretch chronically tight muscles. There are a lot of different ways to use it, many of which also provide a core workout in addition to the stretch, and it's great for stretching without over-extending. It's a good firmness, with just the right amount of give, and a huge improvement from the torture of my other rock hard foam roller." —lexington

    Price: $34.99

    17. A Wi-Fi-enabled outlet plug that will turn all your "dumb" appliances into smart ones that can be controlled with your phone, giving you the ability to turn off energy-sucking appliances even when you're not at home.

    rectangular smart plug with appliances plugged in

    Promising review: "I have these throughout my home. Easy to set up and program, plus they work flawlessly with Amazon and Google smart-home environments. Make sure your wireless network has bandwidth to drive all your devices and you will love these." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.49

    18. A heated foot bath to relax your achy feet after a long day. It has a removable pedicure center with a brush and pumice stone which is basically like having a spa treatment in your home.


    Promising review: "This foot bath has become my best friend when the time to pamper my beautiful feet comes! Love how convenient and easy to use this is! Love the handle feature for easy movement. The bristles on the bottom give a great massage and the amazing sensation makes my feet relax. I also like the built-in brush that made it easy for me to get my feet well cleaned. Love how ideal the water temperature gets. It definitely feels like a pedicure but done at home! Definitely recommended to anyone!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $44.99

    19. A set of clip cables that'll make sure all your device cords are organized and untangled, so you're less likely to lose or fray them.

    gray self-adhesive cable clips

    Promising review: "This might seem like a random purchase to some, but these clip cables are essential. I added two on my nightstand for my phone and watch cables. They work really well and help keep the cables organized without looking a mess." —Kait

    Price: $9.99

    20. A stove top espresso maker so you can enjoy delicious, Italian coffee every morning without having to travel out of the country (or to the nearest coffee shop).

    silver bialetti moka pot espresso maker

    Promising review: "Love it. I use it everyday and it already paid for itself. Super easy to use and easy to clean. The trick is to find a brand of espresso you love and all will be right in your world." —Jlv674

    Price: $34.99

    21. An Instant Pot that will let you sauté, slow cook, braise, pressure cook, and more with the press of a button. Cooking meals will be so easy that you'll love eating in, therefore cutting down on all those takeout and delivery fees.

    instant pot on a table next to prepared foods

    Promising review: "Easy to learn and use. Works GREAT! Very reliable. Love the pressure cooking the best but is great for rice and slow cooking too. I’ve been using mine for several years now and still loving it. Bought this for a family member who didn’t think he’d use it and didn’t cook much but he jumped in right away and is loving it and feeling more confident in the kitchen than ever!" —Thrifty and Practical

    Price: $99.99

    22. A pair of bottle stoppers so you can seal open wine bottles and enjoy them over a few days instead of letting them go to waste.

    bottle of wine with silver bottle stopper laying sideways in fridge

    Promising review: "Amazing! I got these for a bottle of champagne because I was the only one drinking it and knew I wasn’t going to finish it in one sitting. I’ve used this for three days until I finished the bottle and each time I opened it, I heard the original pop and fizz just like the first time I opened it." —Jordan

    Price: $10.99 for a pack of two

    23. A cast-iron skillet that can be used on the stove, in the oven, and on the grill. And with the right care, you won't ever have to replace it because it'll last you for years.

    several cast iron skillets on a grill with food inside

    Promising review: "I need two more of these! I have cooked everything in it since I bought it. I have no idea how I lived so long without it. Chicken, beef, veggies — even a few desserts! Amazing pan." —AliMc

    Price: $29.90

    24. An insulated stainless-steel water bottle so you can have 32 ounces of ice cold water (or your beverage of choice) and stay hydrated on the go while eliminating the need to buy plastic water bottles.

    navy blue water bottle on the sand next to a volleyball

    Promising review: "This is my favorite lid style. I use my 32-ounce bottle strictly for ice water. In my experience, I’ve found the 'drinking spout' is large enough to take a satisfying drink, but small enough to hold back standard sized ice cubes, even after they’ve melted to half of their original size. I am very satisfied with how long my water stays cold, even in 90-degree heat. I have recommended this to friends and family and I will be purchasing more." —Froggee23

    Price: $24.49 (available in eight colors)

    25. A set of wool dryer balls that reduce drying time, so your clothes will get soft and fluffy faster. Plus, you can reuse them instead of going through tons of dryer sheets every time you do laundry.

    box of white wool dryer balls

    Promising review: "OMG, have I been living under a rock?! These are literally the best inventions ever. My first time trying a load of laundry and wow! They made my clothes so soft. I’ve never felt my clothes this soft before. Also, I think they’ll last longer than regular sheets. It’s nice how they’re unscented for those with sensitive skin. I love how easy they are to use. Highly recommend!" —Linda

    Price: $9.49

    26. A makeup remover towel because the worst thing about putting on makeup is all the products you need to take it off. This reusable towel will replace any wipes or liquid removers — just add water!

    light blue makeup remover towel

    Promising review: "It's must for your makeup bag! I hate using makeup remover wipes. This is easier on my skin in my opinion and I’m not wasting so many wipes. Waterproof mascara comes off well too and if I want a boost, I’ll add a bit of eye makeup remover. Very easy to wash. With a little bit of Dawn and scrubbing, good as new!" —Klara

    Price: $9.99 (available in three colors)

    27. An Otterbox phone case that's thin, scratch-resistant, and will protect your phone from drops and bumps, no matter how clumsy you are.

    clear otterbox iphone case

    Promising review: "This case was easy to install on the phone and works with the magnetic charging. I love the fact that it is easy to hold since the sides are rubbery. It is not slippery at all. It looks great." —Neal 

    Price: $49.95 (available in two colors)

    28. A reusable glass spray bottle you can refill with your favorite cleaning products so you don't have to keep buying and storing plastic bottles.

    hands holding a reusable glass spray bottle and gray silicon sleeve

    Promising review: "I love using this just-the-right-size bottle. Being able to move the silicone sleeve to display the correct name of the contents of the bottle is great. Plus, the refills are so much easier to have on hand than big, bulky, plastic bottles." —Carrie

    Price: $14.99

    29. A multi-surface wet/dry vacuum that will do most of the housework for you because it mops and vacuums at the same time, and can be used on rugs, hardwood floors, tiles, and more. No more hiring pricy professional carpet cleaners!

    model pushing a green and white wet/dry vacuum across the floor

    Promising review: "I debated on buying this for about a year and I finally did, and let me just say I absolutely love this vacuum! I have pets so our floor is always full of pet hair even after sweeping and vacuuming! The Crosswave gets even the smallest things vacuumed and it mops at the same time! 10/10 recommend!" —Nikki

    Price: $249.99

    30. An at-home dry cleaning kit to save you more than a few costly trips to the dry cleaners because it removes stains, odors, and wrinkles all in your dryer. Each box can clean up to 40 garments, too.

    boy of dryel at home dry cleaner

    Promising review: "I have been using these Dryel cloths for years, mostly on my higher end sweaters and delicate clothes. They do a fabulous job and save me a ton of money! My clothes are clean, hold their shape and come out beautifully, time after time. Cannot be without them!" —dssw

    Price: $12.59

    31. A set of Rubbermaid glass food storage containers that'll definitely last longer than the plastic takeout boxes you insist on collecting. Plus, they're also leak-proof, and stain- and odor-resistant.

    different sized glass food storage containers with food inside on a counter

    Promising review: "This is literally a heat and serve item—microwave it, put it in the oven—and it actually gets clean without the staining of plastic. Personally, this is a value when it comes to buying because the quality is great and outlasts typical plastic storage." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $39.99

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