Amazon Prime Early Access Sale Is Here! Stock Up On Household Essentials

If you missed Amazon Prime Day’s first go-round in July, fear not: Everyone’s favorite online retailer is back for Prime Day Part Deux and the deals are just as good and perfectly timed for the holidays ahead. We’re betting you cashed in on some “wants” the first time around so for the second helping of Prime Day, we’re bringing you “stock up” deals on a variety of household essentials. After all, money is tight and things are expensive but you still want to have a happy holiday, right?

This list might not be the sexiest set of choices but they’re guaranteed to be useful in most households. We’ve got disposable baking pans, leftover containers and cookie tins to organize (and share) your bounty, paper products that’ll cover everything from your baby’s derriere to your own, and loads of snacks (who doesn’t love snacks?!) to replenish your pantry and make lunch prep simpler. Make room in your pantry and clear out your basement; you’re not going to want to miss this opportunity to replenish your shelves.

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Flash In The Pan

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I love the holidays for a lot of reasons, one of which is the food, but all that cooking can create a massive post-meal clean-up. (And you’d rather be napping, amirite?) These disposable aluminum pans are great for cakes and a host of sides, too. This purchase includes a pack of six and even comes with lids for storing leftovers.

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Better Than A Doggy Bag

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Speaking of leftovers, though, maybe you prefer something a bit smaller and stackable for tossing in bits of beef, turkey, stuffing and veggies. This 24-piece food storage set has you covered whether you’re stashing what’s left of last night’s dinner or sending a meal to a neighbor. You’ll get 12 containers and 12 matching lids in a variety of sizes perfect for everything from soup to spaghetti.

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Just Say No… To Washing Dishes

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The last thing anyone wants to do is wash dishes, particularly if you have a house full of people or you’re, I don’t know, breathing? (Washing dishes is the worst.) This 250-piece set should get you through the holidays with ease with 100 plates in two different sizes and 50 sets of utensils. You don’t have to feel guilty, either — these are completely plant-based and biodegradable.

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Fill Up My Cup

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All that eating is bound to make you thirsty so while you’re grabbing easy-cleanup plates and utensils, you might at well grab these compostable cold cups. These are plant-based and degrade in 90-180 days in a commercial composter and hold up to 16 ounces of liquid. They work as well as traditional plastic cups without the planet-hostile ingredients. A single pack has 50 cups.

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Cue The Christmas Cookies

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I’m going to be honest: This entire article is really all about this singular product because IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS COOKIE season! Whether you’re whipping them up for yourself or to share with friends and co-workers, make the presentation as great as the contents with this six-piece set of holiday tins. These have airtight lids for freshness so none of your holiday goodness seeps out.

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Paper Pusher

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And, while we’re on the topic of — ahem — butt paper, use the Prime Day do-over as an opportunity to stock up on toilet paper, too. This pack of 24 family mega rolls (that’s 124 regular rolls in toilet paper math) should last you a good, long while and can be snagged for a reasonable price. Plus, it’s Cottonelle, which is a well-respected brand name available just about anywhere.

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Snack Attack

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I’m not going to lie, something about these snack variety packs makes me so dang happy that I just want to send them to everyone I know. And, why not? It’s less than 30 dollars, includes more than 50 sweet and salty snacks and everyone loves them. From cookies to chips and everything in between, you’ll be your college kid’s best pal or the coolest cat at the office if you show up with one of these.

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Drop It Like It’s Hot

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The holidays mean food — and lots of it — which means counter space is at a premium. And, all those hot dishes? What’s a cook to do? This set of silicone trivet mats is ideal for everything from drippy spoons to fresh-from-the-oven casseroles. Use these as jar openers, hot pot holders, large coasters, hot mitts or even spoon rests. (You’ll get a pack of four so you’ll have plenty of options.)

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Throw In The Sponge

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I’ve tried a lot of non-scratch scrub sponges but I find myself returning again and again to this Scotch-Brite option. With scrubbing fibers made from 100 percent recycled content, these sponges are safe on everything from non-stick cookware and countertops to showers and tubs. This purchase includes 18 sponges total with nine heavy-duty scrub sponges and nine non-scratch scrub sponges.

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Pretty In Pink

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The Pink Stuff doesn’t have the most clever name but it was potent enough to become a rising star on TikTok … and it’s pretty fantastic to boot. A “miracle” multipurpose cleaner, this set includes the paste, spray and bathroom foam to tackle every cleaning project. Nobody loves cleaning (except my mom) but being “pretty in pink” at least makes it more interesting.

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Cut From The Same Cloth

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Microfiber cleaning cloths are the workhorse of the cleaning industry and get none of the praise. (And, somehow, my own stack is dwindling.) This is the perfect opportunity for you (and me) to re-stock our stashes with 12 cloths in different colors. Hey, you could color code … go wild! These are thick, soft, durable, lint-free and won’t scratch your surfaces.

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A Diaper Dandy

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Prime Day is great for getting deals on more expensive gear but the real MVP is the opportunity to stock up on essentials like diapers. Stack them up for months to come with Mama Bear, Amazon’s own diaper brand. They come in sizes from zero to seven with various prints and all the things you love about storebought diapers like a secure fit, wetness indicator and pull-away moisture protection

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Don’t Wash … Power Wash

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Can we just take a moment here and marvel at the power of Dawn’s new Platinum Powerwash spray? I seriously want to use this stuff on everything. This purchase is a great buy, including one sprayer and three refills for cheap. (Plus, hey! Look at you being environmentally conscious!) This spray cuts through grease like a hot knife through butter.

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Aww, Nuts!

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If your idea of snacking is less “bag of potato chips sitting on the couch” and more “popping a few pistachios while you’re headed to your next appointment,” you’ll love this assortment. A healthy snack “care package,” this set includes 28 bags of great treats like salted peanuts, pistachios and even trail mix with M&Ms (which are obviously the best part).

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Fun In The (Capri) Sun

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I may be fortysomething, O.K.? But, I’ve never outgrown the glory of a Capri Sun (and I still have a hard time opening one). This 40-count pack is cheap, will get you through packing quite a few lunches and, since it gets delivered right to your door, you don’t have to schlepp through Walmart with them. Choose from fruit punch or roarin’ waters.

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Bar Hopping

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Clif Bars have been since the early 1990s, first consumed by cyclists and climbers before becoming more mainstream. This purchase is for a variety pack of the company’s bestsellers including chocolate chip, peanut butter banana and white chocolate macadamia nut. Each energy bar has up to 11 grams of protein, is free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavorings and is individually packed for grab-and-go snacking.

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Get A Charge Out Of It

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There’s a battery monster in my house because I buy them and the next time I go to grab a few, the package is mysteriously empty. Amazon is definitely the way to go for this usually pricy purchase with this set of 48 AA batteries coming in wayyyyy under regular retail price. These are the ideal batteries for game controllers, toys, flashlights and more.

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Spray The Germs Away

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A-choo! Sorry, excuse me, it is the season of germy things after all. Now that we’re not hoarding Lysol products (or are we?), it’s the perfect time to replenish your stock before the people in your house start bringing home every running nose and lingering cough running rampant at school, work and the gym. This six-piece set includes two cans of disinfecting spray and four containers of wipes for every surface.

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Let’s Talk Trash

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I have a bone to pick with trash bag manufacturers: Why, exactly, are they so expensive? They’re made to throw away! So, you might as well get the best deal you can, which is why these lemon fresh Clorox bags from Glad are on my list. These bags are designed to eliminate food and bacterial odor so you’ll never open your front door and go, “What is that smell?”

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Across The Finish Line

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Who doesn’t want “the next level of clean?” I know I do and my dishwasher is a constant source of frustration because it’s far from “next level of clean.” These Finish dishwasher tabs have the infamous “Powerball” (though not the type you can win) that eliminates the need to pre-soak or pre-rinse your dirty dishes. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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Heaven Scent

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I feel like I’m the only person on the planet who idolizes these Snuggle Scent Boosters and they’re so inexpensive. My laundry has seriously never smelled so good. This bag of 56 lasts a long time and costs just a few bucks. All you have to do is add one to your washing machine (any type of machine) before depositing your clothes. Easy-peasy.

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Dry As A Bone

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I’ve spent the past 18 months dealing with my changing skin, which has gone from super oily to overly dry seemingly overnight. I’ve pared down my skincare essentials as a result and returned to basics like Dove and this moisturizing body wash specifically designed to “nourish the driest skin.” This four-count means you’ll never have to worry about running out.

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