What’s better than free things? Well, not much — but cheap things comes in as a close second! Especially when those cheap things will improve your quality of life and make your day-to-day routine just a little bit easier.
Here are 25 items and gadgets that can instantly improve your quality of life — and they’re cheap!
Of course, now you’re going to want all twenty-five.
1. A miniature broom and dustpan.
A tiny little broom and pan set is perfect for mealtime messes with the kids or under the chair cleanups. No need to break out the big broom for a not-so-big mess. The best part? You can find it on Amazon for only $8.99.
Struggling with opening jars is never fun. You can bang it on the counter, use a knife to tap around the lid, strain your wrist — or; you can just spend $9.99 on a jar opener and never have that issue again.
3. Wearable nail polish holder
Whoever invented this is an absolute genius. If anyone paints their nails, they’ll know that it’s not always the easiest to find enough space to put your nail polish while you’re painting. This little contraption solves that problem for under $7.
4. Leather cord wrap for earbuds
Keep all your cables and cords nice and tidy with this super affordable leather cord organizer. It’s super small, compact and easy to carry. No more tangled earbud cords with this crafty product.
5. Car seat gap filler
Everyone has dropped their keys or cell phone down the side of the seat in the car — it’s never fun to struggle to try and find them. This amazing little invention prevents that from ever happening — it will catch anything before it disappears into the dark abyss of your car.
6. Fogless shower mirror
This super cheap fogless mirror for your shower is perfect for making sure you didn’t miss any patches shaving, or to make sure you cleaned all the makeup off your face. It’s effortless to clean too — it just takes a little toothpaste!
7. Soap and sponge holder
This awesome soap and sponge holder suctions to the side of your sink for easy storage. Now you don’t have to have your wet sponge or bar soap sit on the countertop. Plus, it’s wire construction allows for easy drainage.
8. Thumb reading ring
This ingenious invention is perfect for the avid reader. Now you can read your book with only one hand by slipping on a simple little tool. So smart!
9. All-purpose bungee wraps
For just over $5, you can snag yourself one of these super versatile bungee bands with hooks. They can quickly secure things together or, you can hang things from a bag or backpack with no problem at all.
10. Blackout curtains
Blackout curtains are a godsend for anyone that likes to sleep in (or go to bed really early, I suppose.) For under $9 a panel, blackout curtains keep all those bright sun rays out of your room for a nice, dark, peaceful sleep.
11. Vent dusters
When car or home vents get dirty and dusty, they can be difficult to clean. Thankfully, it’s 2017, and we have inventions for that! This super handy, super cheap, micro fiber duster makes cleaning vents a breeze.
12. Hot styling tool holder
Hot styling tools like curling irons and straighteners can be dangerous if they aren’t set properly on the counter. You can trip over cords as well, causing the hot metal to come crashing down. Avoid any potentially dangerous situations with this hot tool holder that fits easily over your towel bar.
13. A multi-bit screwdriver
Okay, so this one isn’t crazy cheap, but it’s a tool that will change home projects forever — so it’s totally worth it. It basically has 13 tools in one.
14. Toothpaste squeezer
Are you the type of person that squeezes the toothpaste from the middle, or from the bottom? Either way, it’s always a struggle to get all the toothpaste out of the tube once it starts getting empty. For just under $6, that issue is solved forever. This handy gadget just pushes the toothpaste up with one easy move.
15. Grocery store bag handles
For just under ten bucks, you can get a two-pack of these nifty grocery bag handles. The ergonomic grip on the handles allows you to easily carry a couple to a few grocery bags in one hand.
16. Doggy travel water bottle
This inexpensive product is a must-have for all dog owners. This awesomely designed water bottle allows for a spill-free way to let your dog have a water break. Just squeeze the water bottle until the top bowl is filled, and your pup can stay hydrated.
17. Tongue scraper
Scrape all the gunk off your tongue with this nifty, simple tongue scraper. It helps remove toxins and keeps your overall oral health at an optimum level.
18. Folding whisk
Every single kitchen needs this tool. This folding whisk collapses so you can easily and quickly clean between all of the wires. Absolutely genius.
19. Edamame fidget key chain
Forget fidget spinners; it’s all about this super cute edamame key chain. The pea in the middle pops out (not completely) when you squeeze it, it has an adorable little face on it too. Great stress reliever, not to mention a great conversation starter.
20. Chair socks
For less than $7, you get 16 of these little chair socks to keep them from scuffing your floors. It also helps make heavy chairs easier to slide along the floor.
21. Comforter/duvet clips
Keep your comforter or duvet in place all night long and prevent it from bunching up in its cover with this handy 4-pack of clips. They’re padded and soft too, so they are undetectable beneath the duvet cover.
22. Quick-drying shower caddy
Keep your shower organized and mildew free with this fast-drying shower caddy. Its deep pockets can hold your shampoo, soap, or razor, and the mesh allows for everything to dry quickly.
23. Bedside organizer
No nightstand? No problem! Snag one of these bedside organizers for under $9. It can slip under your mattress or on a shelf, and you instantly have extra storage for books, magazines, or your tablet.
24. Honeycomb drawer organizer
This small, segmented drawer organizer is perfect for socks, underwear, and other small foldable items. If that wasn’t cool enough, it’s only ten bucks!
25. Headrest hanger hooks
Hang groceries, your purse, or your coat this ultra-handy headrest hook. It can hold up to 18 pounds of weight! For only $8, you get a pack of two.