37 Amazon Items That Don’t Cost A Lot But Will Be Used Often

At this point, Amazon has far more than any of us could imagine on offer, right? There's simply too much there to sort through entirely. And sometimes, you might not even know that you're missing out! After all, with so much to see, it's easy to miss things, even when you're about to strike gold. But we've curated a lot of Amazon items, and we happen to know about a handful of items that won't cost you much to purchase, but will absolutely be a staple in your home. From must-have supplies for newborn babies, to accessories that will make haircare and skincare routines way easier, to simple home maintenance items that you'll never want to live without again, Amazon is chock full of inexpensive useful items. So check out our definitive compilation of Amazon products that won't strain your wallet, and will delight you at every turn.

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Triple the Catching Power with This Katchy Bug Trap

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It's that time of year again when flies, gnats and other flying creatures make their way into your house. They don't seem to have any trouble getting in, but can't find their way out for anything. This indoor bug zapper uses a UV light to attract bugs, a fan to suck them in and sticky glue boards to trap them. One review stated, "Best medieval torture device for mosquitoes ever."

Try This for Teething Little Ones

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When babies are teething it can be a trying time for both the baby and the parent. They're just so helpless. Mimi the mushroom is a great teething device, in part, because it mimics the shape of the breast which is familiar to the baby. Small and lightweight, it's easy for the baby to hold and chew on — front to back — without risk of choking or gagging. One reviewer said, "We are now on month seven and, holy cow, is this still the best teether. My daughter won't take a paci but she uses this as one as well as a teether. This is just amazing."

Save Money on Plumbing Bills With This Hair Stopper

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This is one of those gadgets you don't realize you need until it's too late so why not go ahead and grab a five-pack for less than 10 bucks? It's a hair-catching drain cover that'll help keep your drains from getting clogged — from the bathroom to the laundry room and beyond. This one is made of a flexible, anti-slip material and is easy to remove, clean and reinstall wherever you need it.

These Space Saving Silicone Lids Stretch to Fit Your Containers

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Basically, every kitchen has that one cabinet filled with mismatched plasticware lids — so downsize to these silicone ones. They'll stretch to fit nearly any container, and you can even use them to save halved fruit for later. One reviewer even wrote that "these lids work well on drinking glasses, table bowls, square storage containers, even directly on a cut melon or an onion half."

This Air Fryer Cooking Times Magnet is a Helpful Cheat Sheet

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This magnetic air fryer cooking times cheat sheet is about to become the handiest tool in your kitchen arsenal. "This chart is easy to read and lists most commonly cooked items. Magnet sticks well to my refrigerator so it can be easily accessible when using my air fryer. I have a 1500 watt fryer and the temps listed are spot on with the quick temps on my fryer." - N. Nick

Keep Your Cool At All Times

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I promise you that I 100 percent carry a small pocket-sized fan around with me whenever I leave the house. Late summer in Florida? It's brutal. My previous fan kept accidentally turning on at the bottom of my bag. No such issues with this handheld mini fan. It collapses into a size small enough to fit in your pocket and has added features like a flashlight and an emergency phone charger.

Show Off Your Bloomers

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This Amazon find is an inexpensive bamboo plant stand that can hold up to six of your favorite flowers or plants — indoors or out. According to the description, the installation is easy and the bamboo design is light enough to move around as you change your mind but sturdy enough to accommodate the evidence of your green thumb. Any time I can spend money on plants is a time I'm happy.

Hooked On This Car Accessory

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Sure, backseats are useful and trunk space is great, but sometimes you need just a few more (organized) spots in which to stash stuff. These car seat headrest hooks take up very little room but give you added space for your purse, a coat, or additional bags from the store. No tools are required for these hooks, which slide easily on your car's existing headrest rails once the headrest is popped off.

Baking Sheets You Can Use More Than 400 Times

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Keep losing food between the grates in your grill? Put one of these reusable baking sheets down, and it'll keep any food from getting lost — all while still delivering that delicious charcoal flavor. Each one is heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and you can reuse them more than 400 times.

If You Like Higher Socks, These Ones Are Made With Breathable Cooling Panels

I like to wear high socks when I go running, and these ones help keep my feet from turning into total swamp monsters. Trust me — Shrek ain't got nothin' on these babies after even the lightest jog in warm-ish weather. But since these socks are made with breathable cooling panels, my skin has room to breathe — and the bottoms are even cushioned for extra comfort.

Cable Ties Made From Tough Silicone

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Your options are nearly endless when it comes to how you can use these silicone cable ties. Wrap them around your headphones to keep them from getting tangled, or even tie one around your bread bag to help keep it fresh. Plus, the ends have magnets that'll keep them tied until you pull them apart.

Every Car Needs an Easy-to-Carry and Store Multipurpose Mesh Bag

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The question isn't "where will you use this mesh carryall bag?", it's "where won't you use it?" Its extra-large size is ideal for a variety of scenarios, from going to the beach to shopping at the grocery store. Made of mesh and reinforced with nylon, it is both lightweight and breathable (perfect for getting rid of liquids or sand that could get trapped inside). Fold it down to a small size and throw it in your car or purse.

Get Adhesive Tacks That Won't Damage Your Walls

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Not allowed to put nails into your walls? Just use these adhesive tacks to hang up pictures, posters, and more. You can even use them to secure candles in their holders, or even to hold small planter pots down on your window sill. "Used to attach speakers to the top plate on a set of speaker stands," wrote one reviewer. "This keeps them from being accidentally knocked off the top."

Save All the Space With These T-Shirt Organizers

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Confession time: my drawers are a mess. I don't really fold things so much as mash them in there and hope they fit. It's not ideal. So I've been eyeing these t-shirt organizers. They're not just for t-shirts: any shirts fit into them and allow you to neatly stack your shirts. Plus, you can easily see where each item is.

Say Goodbye to the Gas Station with this At-Home Air Compressor Tire Inflator

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Fast, easy, and reliable. This tire inflator inflates a midsize car tire in 3-5 minutes. Be happy you can stop going to the gas station air pumps (which never work) and can instead plug in your very own tire inflator and pump up your tires from the comfort of your own garage. Use the LED screen to set a PSI and let her rip. If this isn't a bargain find, we don't know what is.

Prevent Your Hair From the Elements

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For me, summer means lots of long days at the pool or beach. It also means my hair getting super dry and gross with all the chlorine and salt water. This hair product is a must-have — it keeps my hair oh-so-soft and tangle-free all summer long. Best of all it has UV protection and is eco-conscious, no need to worry about damage to your hair or the water!

You Won't Want to Snooze On This

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There's nothing better than waking up to the natural light streaming from your window, so when I saw this alarm clock, I knew I had to have it. It simulates the sunlight so that even on a dark morning, you can wake up to the sun. No more unflattering harsh lighting for my pre-makeup self, this gentle natural light lets me glow from morning to night. A genius invention. Don't snooze on this one.

This Book by Mark Manson is a New York Times Best-Seller

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Are you tired of pretending and pleasing people all day, every day? Find it hard to say no? Then The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a must read for you. This New York Times' bestseller has over 50k Reviews and as the name describes it gets to putting yourself front and center for you to have a happy life. This book is certainly thought-provoking and a must read for people pleasers everywhere. Great item to gift to a friend.

These Cute Tiki Torches Double Up as Bluetooth Speakers

Imagine these tiki torches surrounding your patio or outside space to provide gentle light, but then amaze guests when they actually turn out to be Bluetooth speakers! You'll get the best of both worlds with these hybrid gadgets. They've got over 2,500 stellar reviews for sound quality, ease of use, and battery life!

An Outlet Extender With Three Extra USB Ports

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Plug this extender into any wall outlet, and it'll add three extra outlets, and three USB ports. Oh, and did I mention there's also a USB-C port — just in case something other than your phone needs a charge. "Great space-saver," wrote one reviewer. " The angled AC outlets on each side are a genius decision, and the unit feels quite secure once inserted into your wall."

Brush Away All Your Hair Woes

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One reviewer called this wet hair brush the eighth wonder of the world, and they were only exaggerating a bit. Since buying this brush, my hair has never looked better; breakage has been kept at bay, and the bristles feel like a scalp massage. Best of all, it's mini-sized! Perfect for throwing in a backpack to keep your hair looking sleek and shiny, even when your accommodations are less than glamorous.

An Actual Affordable Smart Watch That Doesn't Cost a Ton

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We've all been conditioned to think of smartwatches as being an investment of a few hundred dollars. Amazon is challenging that assumption with this Android- and iOS-compatible smartwatch for less than $30. This model offers activity tracking; sleep, heart rate, and blood pressure monitoring; and, convenient functions like message notifications and music controls. It looks just like an Apple Watch for less than 10 percent of the Apple price tag.

This Car Charger Works With USB and Type C Cords

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If you need a car charger that'll take both traditional USB cords and the newer C type, snag this one ASAP. "This charger is much more compact and the part that sticks out of the plug barely sticks out. This makes it perfect for my needs because it allows for practical use of the area it gets plugged into while giving me more juice during those shorter car rides." - D. Mascio

This Handy Rack You Can Use To Dry Pretty Much Everything

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Once you've washed out your plastic — or, ideally — silicone baggies, you can use this rack to let them air dry. It's made from rustproof stainless steel — and you're not limited to just bags. Use it to hold utensils, dishes, or even makeup brushes while they're drying.

These Hanging Baskets are Great for Storage

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I always prefer a product that has plenty of ways you can use it. These hanging baskets can be used in your bathroom, laundry room, bedroom, or even kitchen. They'd be great in a kid's room for organizing toys or a fun way to organize papers and materials over a desk.

This Bug Zapper Really Works

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Mosquitoes are the bane of my existence come the warmer months, they just seem to love something in my family's blood that keeps them coming back for more. This year, I'm taking my revenge with this powerful bug zapper that works incredibly well. It's quiet and extremely effective on those flying annoyances that can make being outside uncomfortable.

This Stand Mister Makes Spending Time Outside More Enjoyable

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As a renter, it's not practical for me to install misters in our backyard. But I wanted something that we could use if we have people over for drinks or dinner. This stand mister is a gamechanger for anyone looking to cool off without setting up any crazy equipment. Connect it to your hose and prepare for a mist that will keep you cool as a cucumber.

This Cooling Pillow Makes Sleeping in the Summer Way More Enjoyable

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Since sleeping on a cooling pillow, my world has been changed and I will never look back. I have a lot of hair and no air conditioning in my bedroom. That means waking up on a sweaty pillow in the hot summer months nearly every morning. Having a cooling pillow has made me sleep better and wake up more comfortably.

Finally A Place for Your Hats

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I have kids and they are into caps. In fact, they collect them and I've struggled over the years with finding a practical way to organize them that doesn't take up tons of space. These hangers are custom made for hats: just clip each cap in, and they're instantly organized.

When is a Good Pool Lounger Not a Must Buy

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Can you even have too many pool floats? I don't think you can, but even if you're unsure, this pool lounge chair is a must-buy. There's no unsightly climbing on or falling off, this piece will let you sit fully upright or completely recline dependent upon your mood. And, if you're sitting up, you can stay semi-submerged so you're cool as a cucumber the whole time.

These Toilet Tablets Do the Dirty Work for You

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Raise your hand if you love cleaning your toilet. Yeah...that's what I figured. But with these toilet tablets, it's as easy as dropping one in, flushing, and going about your day. They use the power of bleach to pulverize germs and leave your bowl sparkly and fresh. Where have these been all my life?!

Reduce Single Use Plastic with these Reusable Straws

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Since plastic straws are basically outlawed, you might as well snag this set of reusable ones while they're still on sale for less than $10. Each one is made from stainless steel that won't rust over time — and the smooth caps on the end give your lips a comfortable place to grip onto.

Relieve Tension with this Neck Massager for Pain Relief

The deep tissue neck massager can not only relieve neck pain but also promote blood circulation. Features 4 professional-grade massage modes for deep tissue and shiatsu action. Remedy your aches and pains with this affordable and effective self-massager!

These Ice Packs Fit Into Small Lunchboxes

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Most ice packs are bulky, taking up a ton of space in your lunchbox — but not these ones. They're slim enough that they won't take up too much room, yet large enough that they'll keep your drinks and sandwiches fresh for later. Plus, they even freeze quicker than the thicker versions!

A Wireless Charging Wonder

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I recently upgraded my iPhone, which was totally unnecessary, but I did it anyway. And, you know what comes with that: New phone cases, new screen protectors and a new wireless charging station. I love the compact style of this one and its three-in-one functionality. I can charge my phone, AirPods and Apple Watch in one spot without taking up a bunch of nightstand space.

Tag, You're It

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Apple is back with another new "Air" product. This time, they're trying to best the likes of Tile and others by introducing their own tracking device. And, of course, new Apple products mean new Apple accessories, like this leather key ring. Available in colors from Baltic Blue to California Poppy, these rings are designed to hold the AirTag (sold separately) so you can keep it attached to your keys.

Store Your Earbuds in this Cute FIJI Water Bottle Airpod Case

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Looking for a fun Airpod case? Look no further than this awesome Fiji water bottle Airpod case. Charge your Airpods and have fun doing it! Features a carabiner clip for easy carrying. There is even a Cup Noodle version which I recently bought for a pal who is obsessed with Cup Noodles.