I love finding items that can actually save me money (and time) and make life so much easier.
Not only that, this list is eco-friendly and helps the environment by creating less waste.
I love that there are so many products out there that are environmentally-friendly and save us money.
Here are 15 of the best things to buy on Amazon to save money.
1. Cook Once, Eat All Week
This AMAZING book has 26 weeks of gluten-free, affordable meal prep to save you time and money.
Cooking and buying groceries can get really expensive and time-consuming, but this book teaches you how to cook once and eat all week from that meal prep.
This highly rated book has 26 weeks of affordable, healthy, delicious meals for your entire family. There’s even a bonus chapter full of 20-minute meals. The book aims to support various diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, low-carb, and egg-free.
2. Floor Steamer
This floor steamer is perfect for hardwood and tile floors, so you no longer need to use refill wipes for a Swiffer. The floor steamer is highly rated and helps clean floors thoroughly without disposable wipes.
Another win for your budget and the environment.
3. Remote Control Outlet
This remote control outlet helps eliminate the hassle of plugging and unplugging electric appliances.
Now, you can conserve energy consumption with this outlet by eliminating wasteful standby power (saving you a ton of money over time).
4. Saalt Menstural Cup
Tampons cost thousands of dollars over the course of a woman’s lifetime and adds a ton of waste to landfills.
With this reusable menstural cup, you can save hundreds of dollars every year, and feel comfortable while wearing them.
This menstural cup is different from others because it’s designed using medical-grade silicone and dyes that are FDA tested for skin sensitiation. They’re safe, non-toxic, and never leach.
5. Door Noise Blocker + Weather Stripping
This door blocker uses polyester wadding and glass bead to make the weather stripping even heavier, meaning you save more money on your electricity bill since cold air isn’t coming in.
The door blocker is such an easy way to save money on your heating bill for less than $20.
6. Cash Envelopes
Cash envelopes are a great way to save money by setting aside a cash budget for every category.
You’re less likely to spend more when you physically hand over cash versus a credit card, making the cash envelopes extra helpful.
7. Instant pot
An Instant Pot is a great way to save time and money by prepping a meal all in one pot.
Not only that, you can make a ton of other foods in bulk in an Instant Pot like rice, steamed vegetables, and more.
Instant Pot recipes are super easy to make. You can check out a great list of recipes here.
8. Clever Budget Planner
I love using various methods of budget planning. I’ve used apps, Microsoft Excel sheets, and planners.
Right now, I’m using the Clever Fox Budget Planner because I like writing things down. Plus, I get to add in certain money-saving goals I have and at the end of every month, there are sheets for monthly budget reviews.
This budget is super handy for someone who prefers pen and paper budgeting.
9. Meal Planner
This highly-rated meal planner makes your week easier by planning out all of your meals in this notebook. Each notebook has space for Monday-Sunday and the following page has a list for breakfast + lunch ideas and a grocery list.
Using a meal planner saves you time and money (and especially decision fatigue). In the moment, you may not make a great decision with your meals and money, which is why I always recommend planning ahead of time. This meal planner helps you do exactly that.
10. Reusable Bags
I still remember being 20 and walking into a Los Angeles Walmart for the first time. There wasn’t a plastic bag anywhere and I thought it was SO weird. I checked out and had to buy bags to hold all of my things.
Then I moved to a city that banned plastic bags (or you could pay a small price to use plastic bags). Then I started using reusable bags.
Now I feel like that was forever go because I use reusable bags in a city that has plastic bags everywhere (literally everywhere, rolling around in the streets, lakes, and parks). That’s why I recommend reusable bags.
11. The No-Spend Challenge Guide
The No-Spend Challenge Guide is written by Jen Smith, a personal finance blogger who paid off $78,000 of car and student loan debt in 23 months.
Jen’s guide teaches you how to stop spending money impulsively, pay off debt fast, and transform your money habits to finally stick to your budget.
This guide is highly reviewed on Amazon and has helped hundreds of people get to their debt-free goals.
12. Reusable K Cups
A reusable K-Cup not only saves you money from buying disposable K-Cups, but you’re also helping the environment. K-Cups do not break down easily and are one of the worst things for the environment.
This K-Cup is easy to use. All I do is pop in coffee grounds in the cup and pop it into my Keurig. So easy!
13. Bamboo Make-Up Remover Pads
Make-up remover pads can get expensive and they’re not good for the environment, but these bamboo removers pads are.
These pads are reusable, organic, soft, and remove 100% of your makeup.
14. Reusable Glass Tumbler
You never have to buy water again with this 20 oz glass tumbler. You can also put all of your smoothies, green juices, and other drinks in this comfortable and cute tumbler.
There’s also a silicone sleeve to prevent chips and cracks.
15. Collapsible Reusable Straws
One reusable straw can save 584 plastic straws from entering the ocean every year. You also never have to buy plastic straws ever again.
These reusable straws are made from environmentally friendly materials, 100%BPA free and FDA approved. They’re also dishwasher safe (which makes things so much easier).
The straws come in a variety of different colors, but the selling point is definitely the case that holds the collapsible straw. You can bring it everywhere.
What are some things you buy to save money?
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