No matter how hard we work, it seems like it’s never enough. Bills and expenses still exceed our earnings. And when we have a little extra, the temptation to use it and ‘splurge’ a little as a reward for ‘working hard’ is too much to resist.
Let’s face it. Only a small part of our population can afford everything they need and want. For many of us, we just have to find ways to make our lives as comfortable as we can, and avoid going broke in the process. This basically means that we should try to be practical rather than impulsive. And yes, we may never be able to spend freely on luxurious things. But at the very least, we can try and make sure that our daily routines become as easy and as convenient as possible.
Here is a list of handy things we’re sure you’d want to have once you find out what they’re for and how they can make your life so much easier. As an added bonus, they all cost less than $20.
Car mount (check price)
If you drive your own car, and you’re still placing your phone on the passenger seat or you just leave it lying on your dashboard when driving, well, it’s about time you changed your ways. A car mount is the best resting place for your phone. Although, we’d like to caution you about using your phone while driving, especially for texting. Remember that in many states, it’s illegal to text and drive.
Charger keychain (check price)
Because most people practically can’t get by without their cellphones, it’s hard to understand why they can’t think of bringing their own chargers when they know they need them. Don’t be one of those who always has to borrow a charger from a friend or a colleague. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, buy your own charger keychain and as the saying goes, never leave home without it.
The cheaper one is for non-Apple devices; the more expensive one is for Apple devices. Either would make your charging faster and easier. The cable is super strong and durable that you’ll be able to use it for a long, long time. And because it’s extra-long, you can just imagine how convenient it is, even to the point of supporting your laziness to stay on your bed or your couch as your phone charges.
Head massager (check price)
If headaches and migraines have become a regular part of your existence and you’ve all but given up on ever finding the right remedy, it’s time you try a manual scalp massager. And even if your head is fine, you’ll find it fun and relaxing to use. You can even use it to tickle your little ones pink.
Hot and cold travel tumbler (check price)
Wherever you go, you’ll always be bound to get thirsty. And because spending on drinks can easily add up, it will be much more practical to bring your own drink. A travel tumbler that can keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot is a perfect way to keep yourself hydrated without having to spend unnecessarily.
iPhone fan (check price)
Wherever you go where it’s hot, you’ll be glad to have this portable fan. It will help keep you and your temper cool.
Key rack organizer (check price)
Stop losing your keys already. With a key holder, you’ll be spared from wasting precious time looking for your keys which you’re always misplacing. You can put your bills in the rack too so you won’t forget what needs to be paid. Add a reminder on its built-in message board and you’ll never have to miss a payment deadline ever again.
Mandolin slicer (check price)
While it’s tempting to rely on pre-prepared food, if you’re aiming for a healthier lifestyle, cooking your own meals is a must. And to make food preparation easier, you’ve got to have a reliable mandolin slicer that can make all that cutting and slicing a breeze.
Memory foam back support pillow (check price)
It’s quite common for people who sit for hours in a day in the office or during the drive to and from work to experience back pain. A back pillow can do wonders to help ease the pain or keep it from persisting.
Portable desk humidifier (check price)
It’s quiet, easy to use and works so well that it can even help relieve that nasty cold, cough, headache and allergy. Whether at home, in your office and especially when you’re travelling, this portable humidifier is a great companion that can help keep away all that dryness and the discomfort that comes with it.
Shower speaker (check price)
Who doesn’t like singing in the shower where no one can hear you but yourself? Rather than doing it without any accompaniment, why not get a shower speaker so you can sing along with your favorite tunes while you clean yourself up.
Wrist wallet (check price)
Running has gained much popularity over the years. If you’re one of those who have gotten in on the trend, you’ll love having a wrist wallet. It’s a great place to keep your keys, some cash, or maybe a credit card. It’s especially useful during those long runs. It even doubles as a wrist band to wipe all that sweat from your forehead.
Great stuff to have at such affordable prices right? So what are you waiting for?