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There are some things you use every single day like a coffee maker, your smartphone, and your robot vacuum (if you’re a neat freak). While these products are typically more investment pieces, there are some inexpensive items that are so useful you’ll find yourself reaching for them all the time. Below, we’ve rounded up 16 items you can get on Amazon that you’ll use every day. The best part? They’re all under $25.
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1. Cable protectors for all your chargers
One of the most frustrating things is when your cable starts to fray—a.k.a. it means you need to buy a new one. Instead shelling of out money for a new one, just extend the life of your current cable with one of these ingenious protectors, which cost less than $6 for a pack of four.
2. An adorable tea infuser for your daily cuppa
Loose leaf tea is superior than the bagged kind, and if you’re serious about your daily cup, you’re going to want a good infuser to brew it. The Manatea (shaped appropriately like a manatee) is not only adorable, but is the best tea infuser we’ve ever tested. It’s easy to use and clean, so tea lovers will use it every single day.
3. A popular detangling brush
The Wet Brush has earned more than 6,500 reviews on Amazon, so it’s safe to say people are pretty obsessed with it. It’s known for its detangling power and soft bristles that work on wet hair, meaning you’ll use it every time you take a shower.
4. An ingenious product that stops clogs
Anyone with hair knows how frequently it clogs up shower drains. But you can stop hair in its tracks with the cult-favorite Tubshroom, which has nearly 50,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating on Amazon. One of our writers has used this product for years and says that it’s easy to attach to her drain and has saved her from many clogs.
5. A strainer that cuts out the middleman
If you eat pasta every day, then you know how time-consuming it is to take out a colander and drain the pasta, just to put it back in the pot to add sauce. Skip the middleman with the Snap N Strainer, which attaches directly to the pot for easy drainage. Reviewers say it’s especially good for tasks like draining grease.
6. A cupholder expander
Anyone who loves big tumblers but has a small cupholder can see the clear problem: your bottle won’t fit. The BottlePro takes care of this issue by sitting in the cupholder and providing a wider holder for bigger bottles. You can say goodbye to coffee spills—just as the 4,000 praising reviewers have.
7. Microfiber towels you can use over and over again
Paper towels are so last decade. Instead, opt for these eco-friendly microfiber towels that can be used for cleaning and drying. Reviewers swear by them for being both soft and absorbent. Plus, at just $16 for a pack of 24, you’ll have more than enough before you need to wash them.
8. A Vitamin C serum with more than 30,000 reviews
For a balanced skincare routine, Amazon reviewers swear by this Vitamin C serum, which claims to help brighten skin and reduce the look of wrinkles. It has nearly 35,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating with reviewers saying they’ve noticed a difference in as little as two weeks.
9. A replacement to laces
When you’re trying to get out the door, tying your shoelaces can seem like the most time consuming task. But you can transform your kicks into slip-ons with these popular no-tie shoelaces that reviewers swear by. Runners love that they keep their sneakers nice and tight, while parents love that they can easily replace their kids laces with these.
10. A highly-rated “soap” odor remover
If you cook with garlic and onions all the time, then you know how long the smell lingers on you (sometimes it feels like days), no matter how many times you wash your hands. Reviewers love this stainless steel “soap” bar that removes these unwanted odors just by rubbing it between your hands.
11. A lap desk for working from home
Now that we’re working from home all the time, we have the ability to work from our couches and beds whenever we choose. To make things more comfortable and to protect your legs from an overheated laptop, it’s important to get a lap desk. Reviewers love this one that costs just over $10 and comes in a rainbow of colors, and love that it’s light and completely flat, so you can write on it.
12. Makeup removing cloths you can use again and again
Disposable makeup removing wipes can really add up, and certain ones can irritate your eyes and skin. More than 7,000 Amazon shoppers have opted to use these reusable makeup removing cloths instead, which they say removes their makeup without too much scrubbing even after washing them plenty of times.
13. The ever-popular PopSocket
If you’re prone to dropping your phone, it might be time to invest in a PopSocket. These clever grips stick right on your smartphone, allowing you to hold it more easily and use as a stand for watching workout videos. After trying them out, we love that the designs are interchangeable and how strong the sticking power is. Who knew a $10 product could make your life so much better?
14. A tear-free way to chop onions
If you don’t become a puddle of tears when chopping onions, I’m jealous. For the rest of us who can’t take the heat, there’s always an onion chopper. Reviewers like this one from OXO, which chops a variety of fruits and vegetables in one motion. People say it’s a major time (and tear) saver.
15. Our favorite affordable reusable straws
Everything from sipping smoothies to water just tastes better with a straw. That’s why it’s good to have a pack of reusable ones handy. We love these one from SipWell so much that we named them our favorite affordable reusable straws. They’re durable, don’t have too much of a metallic taste, and you can get a pack of four for under $6.
16. A cover for your laptop camera
These days cybersecurity is more important than ever. And if you’re nervous about someone lurking into your home via your webcam, these covers will make you feel more secure. More than 9,000 people love them because they’re easy to apply and slide well, so you can show face for your next Zoom call.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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