Genius Items You Can Find on Amazon for $5 or Less


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The only thing better than avoiding a shopping trip with kids in tow is scoring an amazing deal. Thanks to Amazon, you can have both. We discovered the best deals right now (most of them are $5 or less!) that will not only make your life easier but will save you money, too. Now that’s a win. Keep reading to see them all.

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Portable Mini Heating Bag Sealer


It’s easy to keep your chips, cookies, and any other edibles fresh! All you have to do is heat the sealer and run it across the top of the bag for an airtight seal. 

Avocado Holder

$8 for a 2-pack BUY NOW

Finally, a way to ensure your avocado doesn’t go brown. Think of all the cash you’ll save because you won’t have to toss the other half. 

Clip-On Light


Your partner wants to hit the hay, but you’ve just gotten to the good part of the book. Simply pull out this clip-on light, and everyone wins. It’s also great for traveling! 

Magic Window Groove Cleaning Brush


How’s this for a genius cleaning tool? You can use the scouring pad on baseboards, and the little brush works wonders in door, window and shower tracks, in corners and much more.

Ring Size Adjuster

$7 for a 15-pack BUY NOW

Are your rings too big? This set of silicon noodles will keep your baubles from swinging. They’re easy to use and clean.

Drawer Organizer


There are a ton of uses for these drawer organizers around the house, and with this price, you can afford to buy a few. 

Elephant Nightlights

$4 for a set of 2 BUY NOW

These sweet, color-changing LED lights will bring a cozy glow to a bedroom. 

Stainless Steel Straws


With plastic straw bans steadily growing across the globe, you won’t want to leave home without your reusable straws. With these, you can keep a set at home and put a set in your bag for when you’re out and about. 

Geometric Hair Clip


Dress up that mom-do with this stylish triangle hair clip that looks way more expensive than its price tag.

Chalkboard Labels

$5 for 36 labels BUY NOW

These labels can be used on everything from mason jars to wine glasses, and as a bonus, they’re reusable! Kitchen organization has never been this easy.

Cradle Cap Brush


Deal with baby’s cradle cap and first wisps of hair with this soft 2-in-1 brush from Safety 1st. 

Onion Slicer


Never suffer from ill-chopped onions again! This stainless steel onion slicer is worth every penny.

Travel Flossers


For those days when you’re on the go, having micro dental flossers stashed away in your bag makes it easy to keep pesky dental debris at bay.

Neoprene Coffee Cup Sleeves


Not only does your morning cup of Joe look way cuter, but you’re reducing your carbon footprint with these reusable insulated cup sleeves. 

Magic Eraser

$5 for a six-pack BUY NOW

You can never have too many of these miracle workers when you have kids at home.

Baby Bottle Brush


This handy tool makes cleaning baby bottles and sippy cups a snap.

Sponge Caddy


When spills happen (it’s inevitable when kids are in the picture), your sponge will be right at hand with this caddy.

Bag Holder


Anything that clears up the clutter of bags for under a buck, like this super-affordable organizer, is worth a shot.

GEAR AID Tape Fabric


This handy stuff comes in seven colors and immediately bonds to nylon, mesh, vinyl, rubber and plastic, which is ideal for repairing items like tents, jackets, sleeping bags, water bottles and more. Be sure to pack a roll for your next camping trip. 

—Shahrzad Warkentin & Karly Wood

All photos: Amazon

Editor’s Note: All items available and with listed price at the time of publication.



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