Admit it — you’ve wasted money on a heaping hunk of junk before, haven’t you? It’s okay; I have too. Sometimes the price is just too good to be true, but you don’t always know until it finally arrives on your doorstep. By that point, it’s too late…your money is gone.
But this time is going to be different. Not only are all the products I’ve chosen for this list totally affordable, but I’ve made sure each one is worth WAY more than the sub-$20 price tag. When was the last time you bought something that was affordable, and high-quality? I can’t remember either — until this list, of course.
An Essential Oil Diffuser That Can Run For Up To 6 Hours
If you’re looking for something that’ll change your life, this essential oil diffuser won’t be it — but if you’re looking for an easy way to relax after a stressful day, it definitely fits the bill. It’s able to run for up to six continuous hours when the water reservoir is full, and there are seven color-changing LED mood lights to choose from so that you can also use it as a night light.
These Wool Balls That Help Your Laundry Dry Faster
That’s right — I’m literally recommending that you buy these wool balls. They might not seem like much at first, but if you toss them into your dryer they can help aerate your clothes, allowing them to dry faster. They’re reusable for over 1,000 loads of laundry which saves you money in comparison to regular dryer sheets, and they’re completely free from any chemicals or synthetic ingredients.
A Dish Drying Rack That Fits Over Your Sink
Regular drying racks are bulky and take up a ton of space, whereas this one has a roll-out design that allows it to fit overtop of your sink. It’s great for saving precious kitchen counter space, and the bars are made from food-grade stainless steel. You can also use it as a large trivet since it’s heat-resistant, plus it collapses down for easy storage.
This Infusion Bottle That Lets You Add Fresh Fruit Flavors To Your Water
Plain water is boring, but you know what’s slightly less-boring? Water that’s been infused with fresh fruit flavors, which you can easily do with this water bottle. The removable infusion core lets you flavor your water with raspberries, peaches, oranges, or practically any other fruit of your choosing, plus the leakproof lid helps prevent accidental spills no matter where you are.
A Handy Accessory That Bumps Up Your Ponytail
Got a saggy, limp ponytail you’d like to give some volume? Just put this ponytail puffer in your hair. It’s made from high-quality silicone that’s completely latex-free as well as vegan, and it’s an easy way to make sure that your ponytail stays perky all day long. Ideal for thin or normal hair, you can even wear it while exercising without having to worry about it falling out.
This Armrest Organizer With Space For Phones, Remotes, And More
Got a ton of remotes laying around? Then use this armrest organizer to help tidy them up so that they don’t get lost. It’s made with a non-slip backing that prevents it from sliding off your chair or sofa, plus it’s wrinkle- as well as fade-resistant. You can choose from over 10 fun colors to match your decor, and there are multiple pockets where you can store phones, remotes, books, magazines, and more.
A Drain Cover That Lets You Take Deeper Baths
Will it win the lottery for you? No, but this overflow drain cover will let you take deeper baths. It’s designed to fit overtop of the most common types of overflow drains, and you can spend your time dreaming about what you’d do with your lottery winnings while you soak in the extra deep water. But the best part? It’s also mildew-resistant.
This Wine Opener That Does The Work For You
Being lazy is great, so make sure you do the absolute bare minimum when popping a bottle of red with this cordless wine opener. The battery is rechargeable for added convenience, and it’s able to open up to 30 bottles before needing more juice. It only takes a few seconds to remove your cork, and each order also comes with a foil cutter.
An Alarm Clock That Gently Wakes You Up Like A Sunrise
No one enjoys the loud beeps that regular alarm clocks use to wake you up, so make the switch to this sunrise alarm clock. It gradually grows brighter and brighter to wake you up like a real sunrise, and there are eight colorful LED lights to choose from. There are also several relaxing nature sounds to choose from when trying to fall asleep, plus it even has a built-in FM radio.
A Laptop Desk That Lets You Adjust The Viewing Angle
Most laptop desks lay flat — whereas this one has eight adjustable angles to choose from so that it’s always easy to read your screen. It’s great for people of all ages since you can also use it as a table for eating meals in bed, and the overstuffed cushion feels soft on your lap.
One Amazon reviewer put it best: “I can comfortably take notes and write flashcards while semi-laying down (no more hunching over to write for long periods!), my laptop stays firmly in place on its surface because of the fold up lip, and the adjustable tray makes viewing or writing at any angle a total breeze. ”
These Bluetooth Headphones That Are Sweatproof
Looking for a flashy pair of headphones? You won’t find them here, as these Bluetooth headphones are not only affordable, but they also feature the same perks as their more expensive counterparts. They’re sweatproof so that you can wear them at the gym without having to worry about them breaking, and they’re waterproof enough that you can easily wear them while running in the rain. The battery lasts for up to eight hours when completely charged, and they’re designed to fit comfortably on ears of all shapes and sizes.
This Insulated Tote Bag That’s Perfect For Transporting Wine
Use it to quietly drink wine in public without being detected, or use this wine tote to bring a bottle of red to your next party. It’s insulated so that chilled whites stay cold for hours, plus the shoulder strap is adjustable for added convenience. You can also use it as a chic lunchbox, and the thick padding helps keep your bottles safe from damage.
This Strip Light Kit That Adds Chic Lighting To Any Room
If you’re looking for an easy way to upgrade your home, this LED light strip kit is a great option. Just install them underneath your kitchen cabinets or behind your television for an instant upgrade — the adhesive backing lets you stick them directly to almost any surface without any tools necessary. Each order also comes with a remote so that you can control them from afar, plus they’re even dimmable.
A Stool That Makes It Easier To Poop
You don’t have to be constipated in order to use this toilet stool— it takes all the strain and squeezing out of using the bathroom, no matter how bad you have to poop. By putting your feet up you automatically align your intestines so that you hardly have to push, and it’s designed to fit all types of toilets. The rubber grips on the feed give it added stability, plus it even collapses down for easy storage.
This Spray That Kills Gross Bathroom Smells
Speaking of pooping, if you grabbed the toilet stool, you might as well get yourself this toilet spray. All you have to do is spray it into your toilet bowl before you poop, and it’ll immediately kill any gross odors before they hit the air. It’s formulated with non-toxic essential oils, and the bottle is small enough that you can easily keep it in your purse or backpack. Each bottle comes with enough for up to 200 uses.
This Trash Can Designed For Your Car
Throwing trash on the floor of your car is easy, but it also means you’re basically driving around a large dumpster — so keep it clean with this trashcan. The waterproof interior keeps your car clean from leaking bottles, plus there are two pockets on the side where you can easily store cleaning supplies. It hangs behind your console, off your gear stick, behind your seat, or even off your glove box, plus the buckle is adjustable for a customized fit.
This Outlet Shelf That Can Hold Up To 10 Pounds
Not only is it a great place to put your phone while it’s charging, but this outlet shelf also makes the perfect perch for an Alexa. It’s sturdy enough that it can securely hold up to 10 pounds, plus it’s easy to install — just replace your current outlet plate with it.
But what do reviewers say? One particularly enthusiastic person raved that “It’s made of strong materials (plastic and metal), and it fit my wall outlet perfectly.”
A Power Strip With Rotating Outlets
Isn’t it annoying when large plugs block your outlets? Not when you’re using this power strip. The outlets rotate so that you can adjust them in a way that’ll accommodate bulky plugs, and the LED indicator lets you know that the surge protector is working. Besides — it’s less than $20, and I just added one to my shopping cart for myself.
A Handy Device That Helps You Find Your Lost Items
I, for one, love when I lose my keys and wallet, then show up late wherever I’m going because I couldn’t find them — just kidding, it’s awful. So if you want to find your keys, wallet, phone, or anything else easily, just attach one of these locators onto it. Once you lose your item, pressing the corresponding button on the remote will cause it to start beeping, allowing you to easily find it.
This Razor Saver That Helps Keep Your Blades Sharp
Razors are expensive, and I’m really cheap — so I keep my razors sharp with this razor saver. It prevents rust and corrosion in order to extend the life of your razors, and it’s designed to fit both men’s as well as women’s blades. You can use it for up to two years before it needs to be replaced, plus it even doubles as a blade guard while you’re traveling.
A Handy Cup That Lets You Eat A Bowl Of Cereal On-The-Go
Why wake up earlier than you have to? Do yourself a favor and be just a little lazier with this cereal cup. It has two separate compartments for milk and cereal so that your breakfast doesn’t grow soggy before you have time to eat it, plus it’s made from shatter-resistant, BPA-free plastic. It’s great for students, busy moms, or basically anyone looking to sleep a little later in the mornings.
These Silicone Lids That Stretch To Fit Your Containers
Every kitchen has that one drawer that’s overflowing with mismatched container tops — so why not downsize to just these stretchable lids? Not only will they help de-clutter your kitchen, but they’re also made from durable silicone that won’t crack when you stretch it. They create an airtight seal on jars and bowls that helps keep your food fresh, and they’re also safe to put in the microwave.
A Pair Of Durable Claws That Make It Easy To Shred Your Meat
I actually used these meat claws to shred some grilled chicken for lunch today — no matter how hard I pushed and pulled, they wouldn’t give out. They’re made from extremely durable plastic that’s heat-resistant all the way up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and they work great as actual claws if you ever want to dress up as a bear. Is that what they’re intended for? Probably not. Did I use them for that purpose anyway last night? Only maybe.
This Portable Hand Warmer That Doubles As A Power Bank
The two biggest first world problems in my life? My hands are always cold, and my phone is always dead. So for me, this electronic hand warmer was absolutely life-changing. It’s able to heat all the way up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit in order to keep your hands warm in the cold winter weather, plus it also doubles as a portable power bank. Use it to charge your phone when it dies because you’re too cheap to buy a new one (me), or take comfort in the fact that you can get a charge if you ever need one.
A Clip-On Strainer That Helps Save You Space In The Kitchen
Throw out that hulking colander you probably own, then replace it with this clip-on version. Not only is it a fraction of the size of a regular colander, but it’s also designed to fit onto practically any bowl, pan, or pot. If you’re the type of person who always loses a few noodles down the sink when you strain your pasta, this strainer is definitely a must-have.
This Mug Warmer That’s Perfect For Coffee And Tea
Become the envy of your office with this mug warmer. No longer will you have to resort to drinking cold, hours-old coffee, as this handy device heats all the way up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit in order to keep your drinks warm. The temperature is adjustable so that you don’t have to drink a scalding-hot cup of Joe (unless you want to), and you can also safely use it with glass cups — not just mugs.
This Bag Sealer That Helps Keep Your Snacks Fresh
I’m not going to crack any wise as I tell you about this bag sealer, because to me, snacking is no joking matter. Snacks are important, and this bag sealer helps keep them fresh so that you can munch away all day without having to worry about spoilage. It only takes a few seconds to seal your snack, chip, salad, or even sandwich bags bags shut, plus it’s powered using two AA batteries so that you can easily use it anytime you’re out and about.
A Miniature Humidifier You Can Take With You Pretty Much Anywhere
Dry hotel air can really kill the vibe on any vacation, especially when your throat grows sore — so make sure that you take this portable humidifier with you, just in case. There are two misting modes to choose from depending on how dry the air is, and it’s able to run for up to 18 continuous hours when the water reservoir is full. The automatic shut-off prevents it from overheating so that you don’t burn your house down (always a good thing), and it’s powered via the included USB cable.
This Can Insulator Made From Stainless Steel
Ice cubes can leave your drink diluted, but you? You’re better than that. When you’re drinking from a cold can, you keep it cold with this stainless steel insulator. Designed to fit any standard bottle or can, it’s vacuum-insulated so that no condensation forms on the outside, plus there’s a non-slip pad on the bottom for added stability. Besides — there’s no better way to flex at a neighborhood barbecue, without any blatant bragging.
These Compression Socks That Help Stimulate Blood Flow To Your Muscles
I’m not kidding when I tell you that wearing these compression socks on your next long flight will help keep your legs from cramping — they seriously work wonders. The compressive fabric stimulate blood flow to help keep your muscles from growing sore, and it’s also moisture-wicking so that you stay dry if you get sweaty. They’re available in a ton of different fun colors that’ll match basically any outfit, plus the heel and toe are cushioned for added comfort.
These Laundry Bags That Help You Keep Your Clothes Sorted
Few things are as gut-wrenching as discovering you’ve ruined yet another bra in the wash — so start using these laundry bags to help keep them from snagging. They’re made from durable mesh that’ll hold up against thousands of loads, plus each order comes with five: one extra-large, two large, and two medium. Granted, they’re not the most exciting purchase, but sometimes the quickest fixes are also the simplest — and they’re only $8.
A Pair of Handle Covers For Your Refrigerator And Oven
Nothing ruins a beautifully clean refrigerator like a pair of messy hands — unless you wrap the handles with these covers. They’re made with velcro so that you can easily adjust the fit to suit your fridge, and they’ll also fit on your oven. If they’re too long you can easily trim them to fit, plus they’re totally machine-washable when they finally become too dirty to bear.
These Stove Gap Covers That Help Stop Dripping Messes
When was the last time you cleaned down the side of your stove? Probably never, right? Then continue that trend with these gap covers. They fill the space between your stove and counter so that you can continue to ignore any messes that have dripped down, plus they stop future messes from happening. Each one is made from food-grade, heat-resistant silicone, and they conform to the shape of the stove and counter — even if it’s not perfectly even.
A Spiralizer That Makes Delicious Zucchini Noodles
Use it to make zucchini noodles, or use this spiralizer on carrots, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and more. Substituting regular pasta with spiralized vegetables is an easy way to make a meal gluten-free, and it’s made from durable ABS plastic that’s 100% BPA-free. Remember that New Year’s resolution you made about eating healthier? Because this tool is honestly the easiest way to at least put your foot in the door.
A Pair of Bluetooth Headphones You Can Wear To Bed
Have you ever tried wearing headphones to bed? Because I have, and it’s a real drag — so switch over to these Bluetooth sleep headphones if you want to listen to music while you sleep. The headband is made from soft fabric that won’t dig into your ears like regular headphones, plus they connect to your phone wirelessly using Bluetooth. The battery lasts for up to 12 hours when fully charged, and you can even pull the headband down so that it doubles as an eye mask.
These Shoelaces You’ll Never Need To Tie Again
It’s okay — you can admit you never learned how to tie your shoes. I’m here for you. But a word of advice? Grab these no-tie shoelaces. Each order comes with enough laces for one pair of shoes, and you can adjust how tight they fit so that your shoes fit as loose or tight as you please. They turn any pair of sneakers into slip-ons, plus they’re made from flexible thermoplastic that won’t stretch-out over time.