This post was originally published in March 2021 and has been updated.
We’re all about shopping smarter here at theSkimm. We understand that your money is hard-earned. So you definitely don’t wanna waste it on things that aren’t worth it.
Enter: these problem-solving products. Things that are incredibly useful around the house, save you time and energy, and are just plain cool. Oh yeah, and they won’t break the bank, either. But don’t be fooled — despite their small price tag, these products deliver big results. You’ll find yourself reaching for them day after day.
These containers regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. So your fruit and veggies last longer. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t soften. Plus, the built-in filter never needs to be replaced. Pro tip: don’t wash produce before putting it into the containers. Just drop everything in and store ‘em in your fridge. You can wash food before you eat it. ($10.15+, Amazon)
Yep, even your dishwasher needs cleaning. Oh, the irony. Once you start seeing those streaks on your glassware…you know it’s time. Drop in a tablet to power away leftover detergent and mineral buildup. And it'll get rid of some weird odors. You can add a tablet to a full load or run it solo (sans dishes). ($5.39/6 pack, Amazon)
It’s time to be kind to your wallet. With Walmart+, you’ll get free shipping from Walmart.com with no order minimum. You’ll also save five cents per gallon at Walmart & Murphy gas stations, and get access to member pricing at Sam’s Club fuel centers. And if you decide to shop in person (hey, maybe you’re craving the thrill of pushing a shopping cart), you can scan items with your phone for a contactless checkout. Not convinced? You’ll get a 15-day free trial to try it all out.* ($12.95/month, Walmart+)
This trusty triangle will become a kitchen necessity. It’s the little rubber feet for us. You can use it in between pots and lids. So items stack nicely, and lids won’t tumble over. Plus, the rubber tips will prevent items from scratching each other. Stop holding your breath when you open a cabinet. At last, cookware that’s actually organized. ($40/4 pack, Food52)
Neatly folded piles never stay neat. That’s just science. But these expandable dividers will help with that. You’ll finally be able to keep items separate. And they can work in the kitchen or bedroom. Wherever you need some division. Bless. ($29.99/4 pack, Amazon)
The stuff of magic. It’ll work on carpet, tile, and wood floors. And doesn’t call for any water or sprays. It’ll attract hair like a magnet. The handle is expandable, too. Just in case you need to reach under couches or beds. When you’re done, place the broom under running water to wash. It’s that easy. ($12.44, Amazon)
Goodbye, little pill balls. You can run this tiny, battery-powered device over furniture, too. It’ll eat up those annoying tiny fuzzies and loose threads. So you can freshen up what you already have, instead of buying brand-new sheets and sweaters. Win. ($14.99, Amazon)
Fill up your bottle and drop one in. Then watch it fizz. It’s made of a mix of ingredients (like baking soda and citric acid) to get rid of germs and odors. You can leave the tablet in for 15–30 minutes before rinsing out. Your bottle will sparkle and each sip will taste fresh. Hydration station. ($8/12 pack, Amazon)
Once you notice a pimple forming, clean the area and apply a patch. The microdarts will dissolve to release their formula directly into the skin. So the healing process can begin. And you won’t be stuck picking at your face late at night. Yep, we do it too. ($29/8 pack, ZitSticka)
Upgrade your happy hour with this opener that can uncork 80 bottles in a single charge. And no — it won’t break corks in the process. If you don’t finish your bottle, just use the vacuum sealer option to preserve freshness and flavor. Nothing to wine about here. ($39.95, Wayfair)
Yes, you read that right. This tool removes histamines and sulfites. Otherwise known as the things in wine that can cause reactions like congestion, red cheeks, and headaches. And no, it won’t affect the taste of what you’re drinking. Cheers to that. ($19.95/10 pack, Grommet)
It’s water-based and formulated with natural ingredients. Aka it’s meant to mimic natural moisture, keeping your pH level balanced without the use of synthetics or fragrances. No more sticky hands or sheets. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic and gynecologist-approved. Because the last thing you want is sudden burning and itching when you’re just trying to get in the mood. ($14, Lola)
Introducing your new favorite space-saver. It’s got a built-in utensil caddy and lots of strength to support heavier pots and lids. You can pull it out once the dishes are washed and then stow it away when they’re dry. Hello, some much-needed counter space. ($45, Food52)
Taking them out for a walk: enjoyable. Having dirty paw prints all over the house: way less enjoyable. This gadget is easy to use. Just fill the container with water, stick their paw in, and slowly twist. The soft silicone bristles will gently clean away dirt. Psst...it comes in three sizes for small, medium, and large dogs. ($14.58+, Chewy)
Shaving and waxing can take a toll on your skin. This serum can help with ingrown hairs, rough texture, and dryness. Because your bikini line deserves some TLC. It’s made of polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), which can exfoliate and even out skin tone. No more razor burn or red bumps. ($25, Oui the People)
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We’ve got leggings with pockets, a manicure kit, and a body butter that smells amazing. Brb, adding to cart.
Aka, things that’ll save you time and money. And just make life a bit easier. We’ve got patches that’ll heal pimples, a boot brush to get out scuff marks, and a detergent cup holder to end spills. Phew.
Like reusable paper towels, a makeup-removing cloth, and a fabric shaver to revive your old sheets. Savings account, is that you?