Spend some money now. Save a bunch of money later.
We all want our lives to be easier. Between jobs and maintaining our homes and trying to have social lives, it all gets to be too much sometimes. We deserve a break from the crazy!
Amazon is pretty much packed with products designed to remove stress from your life. And I am here to show you those products. I know, I’m pretty much like, your savior right now.
I have specifically chosen the products in this post because they will save you money in the long run. Sure, you might be spending a little extra now, but down the road, you will be spending way less and creating way less waste. Who doesn't love being a responsible consumer? Save the environment along with a few bucks? Count me in. These products are the smart way to go when it comes to things we all buy regularly.
We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: 22Words is a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and may receive a share of sales from links on this page.
This Air Purifier
via: AmazonPlug this little guy into the wall and it will make your air cleaner and healthier! You can say goodbye to odors and germs from mold, pets, and other icky stuff that could negatively affect your health. It is no fun if you are breathing that stuff in day in and day out. We aren't really aware, but that stuff can have an effect on our health. Take care of that problem today!
This Fabric Steamer
This fabric steamer will transform your clothes, and it’s totally portable! It’s perfect to pack in your suitcase for those important business trips. You do not want to be starting a very significant business presentation with a wrinkled shirt or wrinkled slacks. Even if you've just flown across the country, that's not an excuse! This little guy will hardly take up any room in your suitcase. Believe me, it's worth it.
This Heat Bag Sealer
via: AmazonDo you need a little contraption that will seal up your Cheeto bag like new every time? Definitely! It will keep your snacks fresher for much longer. The name of this game is Treat Yourself! This thing is super fun to use! With this heat bag sealer, you’ll get that like little “Pop!" sound every time you open your snack bag. That’s almost worth the money alone.
These Silicone Baking Mats
The worst part about cooking or baking is the cleanup. Silicone baking mats make cleanup wildly easy. Forget about soaking and scraping your pans ever again. They make sure your food slides right off.The prospect of cleaning a cookie sheet is sometimes enough to stop me from cooking or baking, to begin with. These amazing baking sheets would alleviate that problem in an instant.
This Electronics Cleaner
via: AmazonClean your electronic devices and elongate their life with this cleaning goo, which lasts for a long time and gets into all the nooks and crannies. Not only is it ultimately cheaper than more disposable forms of electronic cleaning products, but it may also help your actual electronic devices stay in good shape for much longer than they normally would. I know! It's a good investment.
This External Battery
via: AmazonThis little guy will help charge your devices on the go. It is super compact, one of the smallest portable chargers out there, but it packs a powerful punch. So yeah, it will fit in your pocket or your purse and you can pull it out in those emergency moments when you lose battery while exploring a new city or something! You won't have to worry about being lost in the world with this portable charger.
via: AmazonMake your home bathroom like fancy hotel with this automatic soap dispenser! It uses motion sensors to dispense the exact right amount every single time. You know how you never want to spend money on bathroom soap refills? It just feels like one of those things you should just always have? Plus, with the automatic release, you will use just the right amount every single time.
via: AmazonRaise your hand if you drop your phone. Like, all the time. Yeah, me too. You need an Otterbox, a heavy-duty phone case that will prevent any breaks or cracks. It is pretty much a no-brainer in terms of the kind of money this heavy-duty phone case can and will save you. If you are clumsy, this is pretty much not an option. Get one, will ya?
This Moldable Glue
via: AmazonThis stuff is a life-saver. All you have to do is mold this stuff around anything that needs fixing, whether it's the soles of your shoes or your laptop charger, and overnight, it will set into a durable rubber. It will elongate the life of your laptop charger or phone charger, your sneakers or your headphones. And that will save you a bunch of money!
This Herb Saver
via: AmazonBuying fresh herbs is such a catch-22 because they up your cooking so much, but you hardly ever use all of them before they go bad in your fridge. With this herb saver, all you have to do is put those herbs in this pod with some fresh water, and they’ll stay fresh for up to three weeks! That's way longer than they will last in your sad refrigerator drawer.
via: AmazonSave a bunch of money on your morning coffee by brewing a big batch of iced java at home. My fiancé has this and totally swears by it. It is super easy to use and results in delicious cold brew that will save you literally mounds of money because you won't be spending it on five-dollar coffee at a certain, unnamed Seattle-based coffee company that has taken over the world.
via: AmazonI can't even tell you how much money you will save on plastic sandwich bags once you start buying reusable ones. Imagine if you never had to buy a box of Ziploc bags ever again! These may seem expensive at first, but trust me. They will save you money in the long run. Plus, these are way better for the environment than plastic bags, and that's what really matters.
These Reusable Grocery Bags
via: AmazonLook. It is 2018. There is simply no excuse anymore. You need some reliable and easy-to-carry reusable grocery bags. These are those bags. They fold up really small, so they are super easy to keep in your car or even your purse. Most grocery stores these days charge for plastic bags. It is so much better for the environment and for your wallet if you invest in some reusable bags.
This Expense Tracker
via: AmazonSometimes you just need to write things down. This is like a planner, but it's specifically designed for you to track your expenses. Just keeping track of this stuff in one place will help you budget and keep your spending down. Seriously. You may not think so, but if you get in the habit of tracking your expenses, it will make a difference in your spending habits.
This Draft Guard
via: AmazonUse this draft guard on doors and windows around your house to keep unwanted breezes or hot air from seeping into your home. You have no idea how much money this will save you! You won't have to crank the AC in the summer or turn up the heat during the winter if you have these draft guards. They can be used on doors or fitted to windows.
These Bottle Emptying Kit
via: AmazonThese little devices fit right on the tops of your condiments and other bottles so you can flip them over and enjoy every last drop! It is kind of hard to calculate how much money this will save you, but I think it's pretty clear that it will. Oh man, I should get some of these for my shampoo and conditioner bottles. It is absolutely the worst trying to get every last drop of those!
These Last Drop Spatulas
via: AmazonLook at these tiny little spatulas! These are specifically designed to reach the bottom of the peanut butter jar or the very last of the jam. (I'm assuming you're using these to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because why wouldn't you?) But you could use them for everything...even those pesky shampoo and conditioner bottles. Combine these with those bottle caps and you're set for life. I know. Totally genius.
These Wool Dryer Balls
via: AmazonListen, you deserve the fluffiest, softest laundry in all the land. You just do. And these wool dryer balls will help you achieve that. Forget dryer sheets for the rest of time once you have these bad boys. Better for your health, your machine, and the environment. What could be better than that? And yes, these are reusable. You don't have to worry about the added expense of dryer sheets anymore.
This Sewing Kit
via: AmazonEveryone needs a sewing kit. Even if your sewing skills are basic, you can still save a shirt by reattaching a button. This has everything you need to extend the life of your clothes, thus saving you a bunch of money! If you can do simple repairs on your clothes before they get out of hand, your clothes will be back to new-ish condition in no time.
via: AmazonNever buy a bottle of water again! This water bottle comes with its own filter, so you can take it with you wherever you go and fill it up on the go at almost any location. This will save you a ton of money. It is so crazy that the people who sell water got us to buy it to begin with. Take back your water with this water bottle and save yourself a lot of moolah.
via: AmazonAgain, if you're prone to dropping your phone like I am, it will save you so much money if you get a glass screen protector for your phone. All those cracks and scratches will cost new a new protector as opposed to a whole new phone. Pair this with a heavy-duty phone case like the Otter one above and you have got yourself an almost indestructible phone.
This Drying Rack
via: AmazonSave your quarters! And save your laundry with this drying rack. It is perfect for all those pieces of clothes that shouldn't end up in the dryer. And honestly, it will probably save your doors and doorknobs, which is where I currently hang all of my wet laundry that can't go in the dryer. Seriously, there is no overstating the difference that a simple drying rack would make in your life.
These Makeup Removal Wipes
via: AmazonInstead of buying disposable makeup wipes, use these gentle cloths that do the job probably even better. They are reusable, which means you are putting less waste into the world, and they are soft and gentle so they are basically like a nice, cleansing massage for your face that happens to get rid of your makeup. Get yourself some of these, stat! You won't regret it.
via: AmazonThis shower head is luxurious and strong, but it also saves 40 percent more water and energy than the leading shower head. That is a huge energy saver. Save money on your water bill, but do not sacrifice one ounce of satisfaction when it comes to your shower with this shower head. Seriously, you won't even notice the difference, except for maybe in your bank account.
These Produce Savers
via: AmazonExtend the life of your fresh produce using these produce savers. Seriously, you will throw way less lettuce this way. How many times do you find yourself with almost a whole bunch of parsley because you used some of it once and then it was left to rot in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator? Now, your veggies, fruit, and herbs will last for so much longer.
This Sensor Switch
via: AmazonThis motion sensor switch automatically turns on and off your lights, which saves energy, saves you from searching for the light switch when it's dark, and saves you from fumbling for the switch when you're holding stuff in your hands. It will save you a whole bucket of money on your electric bill, which is better for your wallet and for the environment. Your life will be so much easier with these little sensor switches.
This Menstrual Cup
via: AmazonThe amount of money women are forced to spend on sanitary products every month is absurd and unconstitutional. The diva cup is way cheaper than pads and tampons, and it is just as effective. Not to mention, the diva cup is way more environmentally friendly than tampons or pads. Think about all that packaging. The diva cup is washable, reusable, and super easy to use.
via: AmazonThis surge protector has eight outlets, and it lets you shut off up to six devices at once, saving you a whole lot of power when you're not using it. Can you hear it? That is the sound of change just falling off of your monthly electric bill. It is also way more responsible to use as little energy as possible when you aren't using your electronic devices.
These LED Lightbulbs
via: AmazonLED light bulbs are energy savers, and this is a steal for a pack of 16. They only consume 9W of power but illuminate the equivalent of a 60W bulb. That is a huge energy saver. You will save money on your electricity bill and have long-lasting bulbs that will light up your life! It is also always a good idea to have extra light bulbs in the house. You always need one when you least expect it.
This Repair Putty
via: AmazonMighty Putty lives up to its name. This stuff can be molded into any shape, seal leaks, and support up to 350 pounds. It has the capacity to save some huge pieces that you might have thought you'd have to replace. I mean, it can mold to wood, ceramics, metal... You name it, Mighty Putty can fix it! And it is super easy to use.
via: AmazonThis braided extension cord is way stronger than your average one. That means it will last a long time without fraying or breaking. And you know what? It is also kind of cute. It is not one of those bright orange monstrosities that you find in Home Depot. You won't feel ashamed when you have to string it along the floor in your living room.
This Coffee Tumbler
via: AmazonThe Yeti tumbler is supposed to keep your drink hot or cold all day long. Save so much money on coffee this way! Seriously, you won't feel the need to go to *ahem* Starbucks if you make yourself a hot cup of coffee every morning and it stays hot until the afternoon. And when you switch to water, this very same Yeti will keep it ice cold all day long.
This NutriBullet Blender
via: AmazonThe NutriBullet blender is perfect for smoothies and salsas and sauces. Plus, this kit comes with easy-to-transport cups that fit right on to the blender. Homemade açai bowls or smoothies are totally achievable and so much cheaper than the ones you can buy at cafés. This will also help you make homemade dinners that taste great and cost less than if you were to go out.
This Bento Lunch Box
via: AmazonThis bento lunch box has sectioned-off containers for all your lunchtime needs. It also has built-in plastic silverware! I know it is fun to go out and buy lunch when you are at work, but that can add up fast. With an adorable bento box, you will be more inspired to make lunches at home, and because of all the different sections, you can keep your meals varied and exciting.
This Slow Cooker
via: AmazonA slow cooker will help you easily make big batches of dinners that could last all week long. And with minimal effort! Seriously, people rave about this amazing machine. Set it, forget it, and come back later to an amazing home-cooked meal that is ready just in time for dinner. And it's not just dinners! Dips, soups, and even desserts are all possible with your slow cooker.
These Reusable K Cups
via: AmazonThey are better for the environment and they will save you a bunch of money on K cups in the long run. These are washable and reusable for all your Keurig needs. Imagine how much waste you would save if you got your whole office to use these. Even if you just change to reusable K cups yourself, it will do so much more for the environment, and it will save you a bunch of money.
This Energy Usage Monitor
via: AmazonLiterally keep track of how much energy you are using with this helpful monitor. It connects to all your appliances to test your efficiency and can calculate your energy expenses by the day, week, month, or year. You could become obsessive about this, but it is also just a good idea to have some concept of how much energy you are using. Could save you money in the long run.