If You Hate Wasting Money, You'll Love These 48 Cheap & Useful Products On Amazon

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Spending money might be easy, but you know what's even easier? Wasting it. Personally, I've wasted thousands of dollars throughout the years — and while that's not something to brag about, it does make me a bit of an expert. So when I say that there are tons of cheap products on Amazon that are more than worth their price, you can rest assured that I know what I'm talking about.

Even though my bank account has seen dozens of dollars go towards total junk, it'll be more than happy to fork over the cash when it comes to these genius items. Take the eyeglass wipes on this list, for example. Even though they're comparable in price to regular wipes, these ones are soaked with a special anti-fog solution that helps keep your lenses clear when you walk outside. And as for the extra-long shower loofah? I probably don't have to tell you how convenient it'll be to finally scrub that awkward spot on your back that regular wash cloths can't reach. Besides — I'm about 30 seconds away from ordering the dry shampoo I've included in here, because my roots could definitely use a little de-greasing.

Again, it's almost too easy to waste money — but when you're shopping on Amazon, it's even easier to buy useful products you'll find yourself reaching for every day. Keep scrolling for some of my favorites.


This Dish-Drying Rack That Unfolds Over Your Sink

Many regular dish racks can take up a ton of precious counter space, whereas this one is designed to roll out over your sink. Any water automatically falls into the sink basin so that you don't have to clean a drip tray — and since it's also heat-resistant, you can also use it as a trivet for hot pans in a pinch.


A Hair Trimmer That You Can Use Wet Or Dry

Whether you use this hair trimmer in the shower or on dry skin, its dual-edge blades effectively remove hair without irritating your skin. The hypoallergenic electric shaver is waterproof and, after charging it for a full 10 hours, can run up to 60 minutes at one time.


The Carrier That Makes It Easier To Hold Your Coffee

Keep toothpaste from spilling over onto your counters and dispense just the right amount without making a mess with these genius self-closing dispenser caps for squeezable bottles. The self-sealing caps come in a money-saving three pack and work on anything from toothpaste to medicinal creams.


A Stackable Lunch Box Made From Stainless Steel

I like to keep each part of my meal separate from the rest, which is why I use a stacked lunch box like this one whenever I'm packing food for later. The three compartments are made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and each one is leakproof to help the shoulder bag stays clean.


This Extra-Long Shower Towel That Helps You Exfoliate All Over

You don't have to bend and twist in order to scrub those awkward spots on your back — just use this exfoliating towel. It's extra-long so that you can stretch it between both hands, and you can use it on all types of skin without having to worry about irritation.


A Water Bottle That Collapses When You're Done Sipping

Reusable water bottles might be great for the environment, but they can also take up a ton of space — so why not switch over to this collapsible version? Once flattened, it easily fits into your backpack or purse. And unlike many other reusable bottles, this one features a leakproof cap.


The Stylish Decanter That Helps Wine Stay Fresh

How many half-bottles bottles of spoiled wine are sitting in your fridge? With this airtight decanter, you can help keep those opened bottles fresh for up to one full week. The best part? It's completely shatterproof as well as BPA-free.


A Portable Ice Tray That Dispenses The Cubes

Ever wish you had a few ice cubes on a hot day? Just leave this ice cube tray in the freezer, then take it with you when you leave the house. The silicone case helps insulate the ice so that it's ready to use when you are, and every batch produces 18 cubes that you can dispense from the container.


These Scissors That Quickly Chop Up Herbs

Cooking every meal can take up a lot of time throughout the day, making these herb scissors an indispensable tool in any kitchen. The five blades are made from sharp stainless steel that doesn't easily grow dull. And unlike many other shears, these ones come with a regular pair of scissors, two jute bags, as well as a cleaning comb.


A Balm That Helps Prevent Uncomfortable Chafing

Between your thighs, under your arms — you can apply this balm nearly anywhere on your body to help prevent chafing. The vegan formula won't clog your pores, and it's completely free from any petroleum, lanolin, or mineral oils. One reviewer even raved, "As long as I remember to put this on before my walk (applied like deodorant) I am completely chafe free."


The Silicone Stopper Designed To Work With Any Drain

Having trouble finding a stopper that fits over your drain protector? This one features a raised design that allows it to fit over any type of drain, while the built-in suction cup helps keep it in place. Choose from two colors: aqua or white.


A Pair Of Clips That Hold Dipping Sauces

Designed to fit into any style of car air vent, these dip clips give you a convenient place to put ketchup, honey mustard, or any other type of sauce while you're eating. And once they get dirty, the white container pops out for easy cleaning.


This Moldable Glue That Does So Many Things

The sky is the limit when it comes to this moldable glue. Use it to repair broken soles on the bottom of your shoes, or even use it to patch up a fraying wire (since it's electrically-insulating — but only up to 24 volts). You can mold it into the exact shape you want with your fingers, and it'll bond to nearly any surface, including glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and more.


A Subtle Box That Hides Your Spare Keys

With powerful neodymium magnets embedded in the back, you can hide this spare key box on any metal surface. It's waterproof in case it rains, and each order comes with sticky 3M adhesive so that you can securely attach it to plastic, wood, and other non-magnetic places.


The Cell Phone Stand That's Perfect For Video Calls

Don't hold your phone up to your face during a video call — just pop it into this stand. It's universally designed to work with nearly any smartphone, and the adjustable height makes it easy to find your best angle. Plus, it even works with tablets up to 10 inches.


An Exfoliating Sponge That Can Help Prevent Blackheads

Give your pores an extra-deep cleanse with this exfoliating sponge. It's suitable for various types of skin, as well as daily use. And since it leaves your skin feeling extra-smooth, it works especially great when preparing your skin for self-tanner.


This Dry Shampoo That's Cruelty-Free & Vegan

With an extra-gentle formula that's vegan as well as cruelty-free, this dry shampoo is perfect for sensitive scalps. It absorbs excess oil from your roots to help give them volume — and it's even suitable for any hair color.


A Comfortable Beanie Hat With Built-In Speakers

Not only will this beanie hat help keep your ears warm, but it also features built-in speakers so that you can listen to music while you're out and about. The speakers are slim so that they don't make your ears uncomfortable, and the battery provides up to 10 hours of playback. Choose from two colors: black or grey.


The Gadget That Takes The Work Out Of Chopping Nuts

Walnuts, pecans, almonds — you name a nut, and this nut chopper will make quick work of dicing it up into even bits. The collection bin on the bottom keeps all of your nuts together once they've been ground, all while the non-slip base helps keep it stable as you turn the handle.


A Detangling Spray That Hydrates Dry Strands

Not only does this spray help detangle the knots in your mane, but it also provides a nourishing dose of hydration to dry, brittle strands. The jojoba protein, shea butter, and other nourishing ingredients within the formula help leave your hair feeling soft, and it's completely sulfate- as well as cruelty-free.


This Gel That Helps Melt Away Stubborn Calluses

Instead of painfully scraping away at that tough callus, let it soak in this gel for a few minutes. Once saturated, you'll be able to effortlessly scrub it off — and it also works great for exfoliating dry, cracked heels. One reviewer even wrote that their "feet were the softest they have ever been" after using this gel.


A Face Roller Made From Genuine Rose Quartz

You can ease unwanted under-eye puffiness with a few strokes with this roller — and it'll also help stimulate blood flow in order to reduce inflammation. You can also keep it in the fridge to help yourself cool down after a long day, and it's designed not to squeak.


The Shampoo Bar That's Perfect For Traveling

The TSA will throw out that full bottle of conditioner, whereas this shampoo bar will skate on through without a second look. It's formulated to cleanse and moisturize your hair so that you can use it all over your body. Plus, the jojoba and coconut oil in the formula help leave your skin feeling oh-so soft.


A Pair Of Pillowcases That Can Help Tame Bedhead

Satin creates less friction against your hair than cotton, which means these satin pillowcases can help tame frizz and morning bedhead. They're available in dozens of colors to match your existing bedding — and the envelope closures help keep your pillows from slipping out.


This Car Phone Mount With Super High Ratings

Boasting 58,000 perfect five-star ratings, this car phone mount features a telescoping arm that also pivots, so you can get the perfect angle for viewing. It uses a super-strong suction cup that attaches to either your dash or windshield, and there’s even a magnet that holds your charging cable out of the way.


The Beauty Sponges That Reviewers Love

A good set of beauty sponges is a must-have if you want seamless foundation coverage — and these ones are available for just $10. The smaller one is great for getting into those tight spaces around your eyes, while the larger makes quick work of your cheeks and forehead. Plus, more than 2,000 reviewers gave it either four or five stars.


A Popcorn Popper That Collapses For Easy Storage

Got a movie night coming up? Just throw some kernels into this bowl, then sit back and watch as they pop into delicious popcorn in the microwave. It collapses down for easy storage once you're done eating — and if you're not into popcorn, you can still use it like a regular bowl for snacks.


This Secure Phone Holder For Your Car Dashboard

There’s no need to reach for your phone while you’re driving, or to misplace it between car seats. This phone holder securely attaches to your dashboard with a strong suction cup and rotates 360 degrees so you can view it from every angle. It’s compatible with every smartphone (even if yours is protected in a thick case) and is backed by a one-year warranty.


A Gadget That Helps Your Coffee Stay Warm

Tired of your coffee growing cold before you're able to finish it? Just keep your mug on this heated coaster. The temperature is adjustable up to three levels, while the spill-proof design means you don't have to worry about getting it wet.


The Brush That Collects Stray Pet Hairs

When your furniture and clothes are covered in pet hair, this brush is a must-have. Unlike lint rollers, it relies on silicone bristles that latch onto stray hairs — and the handle is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in both hands.


A Power Strip That Features 3 USB Ports

This desktop power strip has earned the adoration of many, boasting a near-perfect 4.8-star overall rating after more than 14,000 reviews. Why’s it so great? The compact strip fits neatly on desks or nightstands and has three outlets, plus four USB ports, so you can plug in both appliances and devices. Unlike regular power strip cords, this one is non-bulky, flexible, and covered in braided nylon to resist fraying.


This Brush That Sweeps Away Keyboard Dust & Dirt

Trying to clean underneath the keys on your keyboard can lead to accidental damage — so use this brush instead. The soft bristles brush away dirt and dust, and they're even retractable to help keep them safe when not in use. Many reviewers also raved about how the microfiber pad on the back wipes away smudges on their screens.


A Cleaning Gel That Squeezes Into Tight Spaces

Whether there are crumbs under your keys or dust in your air vents, this gel can help clear it all away. It is reusable until the color turns dark, and the light lemon fragrance is refreshing without being overpowering. Plus, it's even biodegradable.


The Exfoliating Soap Pouch That Gives You A Better Grip

Rubbing yourself down with soap will get you clean, but it probably won't feel exfoliating — unless you put your bar into this pouch, that is. Not only will it help exfoliate dry patches, but it's also great for helping to boost blood circulation in your skin. Each order also comes with two soap saver pads, which help prevent your bars from turning into sudsy messes.


A Measuring Spoon That Takes Up Little Space

With measurements that range from an eighth of a teaspoon to one full tablespoon, this adjustable spoon is a space-saving alternative to your typical bulky sets. It's suitable for dry ingredients, and the measurements are engraved so that they won't rub off in the wash.


This Versatile Spoon You Can Use To Mix And Measure

When you’re whipping up recipes, the best cooking tools are versatile and save you time and clean-up. This multitasking measure and mix spoon allows you to accurately measure out the exact amount of an ingredient you need, transfer it to bowls and baking sheets without making a mess, and then mix and blend it. Better still: it costs just $7.


A Pair Of Face Scrubbers Made From Silicone

I always thought these face brushes were cheap little gimmicks — until I finally tried them out. Now I'm using them to scrub my complexion in the shower on a daily basis, as the silicone bristles are gentle on my sensitive skin. And since each one has a little handle on the back, it's easy to maintain your grip when they're wet.


The Chapstick Sleeves That Come In Fun Colors

Keeping some chapstick with you at all times is never a bad idea, and these sleeves let you clip a tube to your bag — just in case you need a few swipes. Each order comes with five sleeves in the fun colors you see above, and there are even options made to fit Eos eggs.


This 1-Gallon Water Bottle That Comes In Vivid Shades

Blue, green, pink, orange gradient — when it comes to colors, this water bottle has got you covered. It holds up to one full gallon of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day, and the measurement markings along the side help you keep track of how much you've drank.


A Shaker Bottle For Making Salad Dressing

Made from BPA-free Tritan plastic, this shaker bottle is the perfect size for mixing up marinades, salad dressing, and more. The pour spout at the top makes it easy to drizzle your mix over salads — and since the lid is watertight, there's no need to worry about it leaking.


The Koozies That Fit Slim Cans

Made from high-quality neoprene, these sleeves are thinner than regular can holder so that they'll fit tall, slim cans. They'll work perfectly with everything from White Claw to Red Bull — and since each order comes with nine, there are enough for the entire party.


A Deodorant That's 100% Organic

Formulated without aluminum, parabens, or synthetic fragrances, this organic deodorant provides all-day protection without any of the harsh ingredients. The tea tree oil in the formula helps eliminate unwanted odors, while the coconut oil works to moisturize dry skin.


These Sprayers You Can Fill Cooking Oil

Sunflower oil, soy sauce, lemon juice — you name it, these spray bottles can spritz it into a light drizzle that's perfect for dressing salads and pans. The measurement markings on the side help you keep track of how much you've used, and the leak-resistant lids help prevent accidental spills.


A Pocket That Keeps Your Bag Off The Floor

Leaving your bag on a messy car floor will make it, well, messy. This pocket stretches between your two front seats so that you have a clean place to keep your bag, and installation is as easy as looping the arms around your headrest poles. Choose from two colors: black or red.


The Device That Helps You Find Your Keys

Have a habit of losing your keys? Loop one of these colored receivers onto your lanyard, and then press the corresponding button on the remote once they go missing. As long as your keys are within about 98 feet, the receiver will let out a ring so that you can find them.


A Cloth That Removes Makeup Using Just Water

Just get these cloths damp with water, and they'll wash away makeup — even waterproof makeup — without a cleansing serum. Each one is made from soft polyester that's suitable for sensitive skin, and many reviewers raved about how they're a money-saving alternative to disposable wipes.


These Bags That Absorb Unwanted Odors

Stick one of these bags in your shoes, sports equipment, or any other tight space with unwanted odors, and they'll quickly purify the air using the power of activated charcoal. Each one is reusable for up to two years — and if they need a refresh, just leave them out in the sun for two hours to recharge them.


A Memo Board That Sticks To The Side Of Your Monitor

Don't have anywhere at your desk you can jot down a quick note? Add this memo board to the side of your monitor. The adhesive backing allows you to easily stick it on, and it's the perfect size for sticky notes. You can also put it on the side of cabinets, dressers, or anywhere else inspiration typically strikes you.

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