There’s no doubt, life can be stressful. It’s nice when simple things we buy can help to cut down on stress and save us time! We asked around and have come up with an extensive list of useful items available at Amazon that can make life easier for you around the house or on the go. Who wouldn’t want that?!
This list of time and money-savers can help you spend less time cooking, cleaning, or fixing and more time relaxing. They can also make life at home more fun!
Remember, a great option to save the most money is to comparison shop; simply do a Google Shopping search when you are ready to buy and you’ll come up with the best price. Also, check CamelCamelCamel for price history at Amazon, and check FakeSpot for the number of real reviews on a particular product.
Share your favorite items that have made your life easier in the comments below!
Useful cleaning items
You’ll save money on paper towels with reusable and convenient Swedish dishcloths!
The selection of robot vacuums are currently extensive; you can choose vacuums or mops, and very often a combination of both! The pictured vacuum is currently $199. Prices generally range from $200 to $700, depending on brand and functionality, but we often see big discounts on robot vacuums at Newegg and Woot. Consumer Reports is a great place to research the different brands and models to see how they each stack up. Let a robot do the work you’d rather not do!
Use e-cloths to take care of cleaning chores, using only water! Everything from dusters to window cleaners is available.
Sanitize your hard floors without chemicals.
Zap bacteria and odors in a small room with UV-C light.
Clean your phone, keys, headphones, watches; stick them in and get rid of the germs. Remember to check FakeSpot to avoid items with fake reviews!
Make cleaning a little more fun! Kids would love these!
There are a variety of blind dusters available to make cleaning those dust magnets easier.
Brushes can attach to your drill and power clean!
I own a touchless faucet! It is a great help while you are cooking; you just wave your hand in front of the sensor to turn the water flow off and on. Prices can range from $100 to $600, but we often see daily deals pop up on these at The Home Depot.
We have a kitchen wrap drawer that generally gets stuck open or closed! Pop this in a cabinet for great organization.
This storage is adjustable to fit your preferred height and will work around plumbing. Get twice the under sink storage!
Clear up major space in your cabinets with mug stackers!
Multitudes rave about the Instant Pot and the quick work it makes of dinner! Prices range from around $60 to $180, and we often see daily deals on these.
Air fryers are fast, efficient, and healthy! Another favorite among cooks. Prices start around $60, but one of our team members got a 3.5-qt air fryer for $35 around Prime Day.
Milk frothers are tiny and powerful! Easily and quickly mix drinks or froth milk for the perfect home latte. A favorite kitchen accessory and makes a great gift!
Vacuum seal your food to extend its life and save space! Prices range from $50 to $80, but we have seen daily deals lower for these as well.
This has a non-slip grip that allows you to open jars, and will double as a potholder!
This will keep your butter healthy and spreadable whenever you need it! No more hard butter pats tearing your bread to pieces.
Make quick work of your garlic peeling duties, without getting that pungent odor your hands.
No mess, perfect shapes every time! Easy to clean as well.
Score, pit, and slice your avocado safely!
Snap on to any pot and easily drain!
This gadget will extend the life of an open bottle of wine by a week! Makes a great gift.
There are a wide range of food choppers available. Dice and slice with ease!
Enjoy s’mores inside, year-round! Runs off an electric, flameless heater.
Get precise measurements for cooking or meal prep. Scales are a very handy kitchen gadget!
This is a safe place to store and reuse cooking grease!
These produce bags come in 3 different sizes, are see-through, washable, and reusable. Take them shopping so you don’t have to use plastic bags at the store!
No more missing lids! This can fit in your cabinet or in a drawer.
If you buy a quality espresso machine, you’ll be able to have coffee-shop lattes, espressos, and cappuccinos every day! If you’re prone to a coffee shop run every day, it’s an investment that will pay off in the long run.
This kit includes nearly everything you could ever need, but you’ll find other kits on sale for much less.
Touchless garbage cans will help keep the germs at bay! There are a variety available, from motion-activated to foot lever activated.
These are some of the most useful and cheap cleaners available. Great for cast iron, too!
Trap those pesky fruit flies! Catches gnats and mosquitos as well. Great reviews!
Useful items for yourself and your home
Organize and save space in your luggage.
No second-guessing, no losing track! Pill organizers will keep you up to date and are portable for trips!
Are your fitted sheets always popping off your mattress? Get deep pockets and end that madness!
Are you always on the search for the elusive pen? No more with the expandable pen you attach to your keychain!
Never get locked out again!
Never be without a quarter at your favorite grocery store!
Rechargeable light bulbs are great for emergencies! They can last for 3-5 hours if you are without power.
Tripods will make recording and taking pictures so much easier.
Let your water bottle keep you accountable! Time markers tell you where your water level should be; a very easy reminder.
Treadmills can be so bulky. Not this one — it fits under your bed or against a wall while not in use.
These straws are great for on-the-go, and come with their own cleaning kit.
This personal filter is great for hiking, camping, or emergencies! Filters up to 1000 gallons of contaminated water for drinking. We’ve seen it as a Prime Day and Black Friday deal for around $10.
These magnifiers will fit in your wallet! Great for low light conditions and small print.
Great for car repairs, camping, fishing; any low light situation!
Keep your tools handy on work projects.
No more batteries rolling around in random drawers. Keep them all visible, in one place!
You don’t have to pay top dollar for a tumbler! This one will work for hot or cold drinks and comes with a stainless steel straw.
There are a variety of shoe dryers and sanitizers to help keep the stink at bay!
Overhead storage can assist in major organization! Clear up useable space and get your good out of the way. Prices range from $90 to $180 at Amazon, but sometimes we’ll see a super deal at Costco or Woot.
Coffee tables that do double duty can be a great perk.
Get those tools off the floor and on the wall! Great for garages or basements.
Hang wreaths, bird feeders, and bathroom accessories. Will attach to windows and tile; just about any non-porous surface.
Keep your delicates together; or how about your socks? Never lose one again…is that possible?
If your gallon of paint has been sitting for too long, pop this attachment onto your electric drill and it’ll be mixed in short order!
Always have a flat head and Phillips head screwdriver on hand.
It’s small enough to fit in a purse, and you will always have something to open boxes and cut snack packages.
This multitool has excellent reviews and is great to keep on hand!
Useful items for your vehicle
Air up your tires at home instead of the gas station! Very handy if you wake up to a low tire.
Always stay hands-free in the car. Mounts can be attached at the vent or the dashboard if you need GPS directions.
Clay bars do a much better job at detailing than other products!
Have a safe place to stash your trash!
Make things easier to organize and keep your goods off the floor of your car.
Packable and inflatable; this would work for any travel, even a road trip!
This is a seatbelt cutter and window breaker that fits on your keychain.
Power inverters are so handy if you need to plug electronics in, especially for road trips!
Great for kids. Organize all the toys and snacks!
If your car battery dies and there is no one around to give you a jump, you will be very glad you have one of these.
If you need to trim a branch or two, you will be glad you have one of these on hand!
This is weatherproof with awesome reviews. Great for camping!
Propane fire pits are fantastic! With the push of a button, you can have instant heat. No blowing embers or smoke in your eyes. The ultimate cool-evening gathering spot.
These bracelets have a fire starter, compass, emergency whistle, emergency knife, and 12 feet of military-grade paracord.
Hand warmers are so useful! Stick them in your pockets, gloves, or shoes when it’s cold outside and I know from experience that they will help!
Never mow the lawn again; have a robot do the work for you! These are priced from $800 to $1,500 at Amazon, but sometimes you’ll see a big price drop during a daily sale.
If your walk starts out cool and turns warm, just flip your hoodie into a backpack!
If the weather is iffy, carry along your raincoat in a small package! Stick it in the glove box or your backpack, and it’s there if you need it, but won’t take up space if the weather is in your favor.
Power up without plugging in! Easy and convenient for phones and earbuds.
This fits flat against your outlet, and is perfect for behind a bed or couch! Plug in your lamps on either side and you are good to go.
Turn your home into a smart one with smart plugs! You can control appliances from your phone or with voice commands when hooked up to a smart speaker. There are a variety online; we’ve seen them start at $1 during a special promotion.
If you haven’t joined the smart speaker bandwagon yet; they are so useful! Great for playing music and asking Alexa questions or giving voice commands to help control switches, light bulbs, security systems; the possibilities are vast!
This power bank can use the power of the sun to charge your phone. It would be a helpful gadget when you aren’t near a power source!
Smart scales hook up to your phone and can give you a world of information about your measurements! Weight, water, muscle mass, bone mass, etc.
Video doorbells will alert you to who exactly is at your doorstep, no matter where you are. Two-way talk is generally an option as well. This one has been as low as $44.99!
No more leaving a light on in the bathroom; save energy costs with a motion-activated toilet nightlight!
Stop the endless search for everyday items! Attach a tile and always know where to look.
Useful for pets
Never forget your pup! Just slide the knob over as soon as you fill up the dish.
This promises to calm your pup in high anxiety situations!
This broom will take care of all of the pet hair! Has a telescoping arm, easy to clean and gets great reviews.
These dog bowls are dishwasher safe and won’t rust!
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