If you have hard flooring, carpet or flat surfaces in your home, which just about covers every possibility—there are four specific vacuum cleaners that deserve your attention: an upright, a cordless stick vac, cordless handheld, and robot vacuum. These are the four worker bees that I own, love, and do not want to live without.
Once you familiarize yourself with these vacuums and their specific uses, you’ll know why each one gets my designation for Best Inexpensive in its specific category. Because life is uncertain and things can change with a minute’s notice, today I am updating and republishing this post with new and exciting information.
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My frugal philosophy is pretty simple: Scrimp on things that don’t matter to have the money for things that do. Makeup is important to me. I’ll forego other things that aren’t that important to afford quality makeup (that means avoiding cheap makeup) at all costs!
For years, my makeup of choice was M.A.C., sold online; at cosmetics counters in high-end department stores and in exclusive M.A.C. stores, worldwide. No cheap makeup for me.
It’s been some time since M.A.C. and I parted company and for one reason only—the ever-increasing cost of the M.A.C. line of cosmetics is enough to give me a heart attack.
It took a while, but with considerable research and many trials (and errors), I have replaced each of my M.A.C. items with one of these best drugstore makeup products. My criterion was that the replacement had to be cheaper, but of an equal or better quality. Read more
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Let me tell you about my mission to discover the Best Inexpensive bed sheets. It went on for many months. It cost a fortune because as you know when I test products for you I purchase them myself. I do not want to be beholden in any way to a manufacturer, distributor, or company when it comes to determining what I believe is the Best Inexpensive options.
When it comes to bed sheets, I am particular. Call me a sheet snob and you’d have me pegged, which means that my personal standards could be too high to be considered affordable.
It’s not a matter of decor or brand. It’s the way the sheets feel. They should be smooth and wrinkle-free. The sheets need to breathe and not stick to me. But they can’t be slick, slippery, crunchy, or noisy. The weave has to be tight and the sheets can’t feel like sandpaper.
For me, sheets have to fit well, too. The fitted sheet cannot pop off the corners of the mattress; but it can’t be too big, so as to become baggy, which can lead to bunching up. Above all, my sheets must be 100% cotton. Not linen, not microfiber or polyester or any other type of fiber or blend thereof.
Seriously, if the sheets are not right, I don’t sleep well. And by well I mean sound asleep—not tossing, turning, and continuously waking up.
Today I’m sharing 9 cheap and useful items that have not only simplified my life, they’ve really made it better—each one in its own way. I think you might find one or two to be useful as well.
Stainless Steel Spoon Rest and Pot Holder
Keeps the counter clean and tidy while holding spoons, utensils, and a pot lid, too. You’re going to wonder where has this gadget been all your life! As you whip up your world-famous marinara, this gadget will keep your counter clean and tidy while holding spoons or utensils and a pot lid, too. When you’re done fold it up and pop it into the dishwasher. Such a handy kitchen helper.
A USB rechargeable lighter that’s good for over 600 uses on a full charge—but with no flame, no butane, no fumes, no hassle. Amazing!
This rechargeable wand lighter creates a plasma arc for lighting your grill, birthday cakes, gas stove, candles, and campfire. The wind and splash-proof design protect the electric pulse from being blown out by strong wind or wet weather. The flexible “neck” makes lighting easy. Super safe, super cool!
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Recently, I heard from EC reader Douglas who has kitchen appliances on his mind:
Would you please repeat your column that describes the best inexpensive small kitchen appliances? I want to replace my mixer and small food chopper. Thanks. Your column is great. I look forward to it every day. Doug
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After a few moments of non-productive searching, my confused self realized that while I’ve included some small kitchen appliances in the past, the column Doug was looking for didn’t exist. Now it does. Thanks, Douglas for that kick I needed and your nice comments, too.
When selecting an electric mixer, consider carefully your specific need. If you often use a mixer for small jobs, my pick for Best Inexpensive is the KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer. Comes complete with a 1-year hassle-free replacement warranty. If you require a more robust kitchen appliance for mixing, read on.
Getting organized isn’t easy. But staying organized can be even harder. A place for everything and everything in its place. That’s the mark of an organized home.
As a natural-born messie with a bent toward hoarding, I know the struggle. But I’ve learned the joy of decluttering and gaining control over my disorganized self—one drawer, cupboard, closet, and room at a time.
Today I want to update 25 of my best organizational helpers that can help organize your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, handbag, and car, too. These organizers can quickly turn chaos to calm.
1. Makeup Organizer
This professional vanity makeup organizer is clear acrylic so you can see exactly what you have and exactly where everything is because it is large enough for everything to be assigned a place!
Holds makeup brushes, skin care products with lots of room for lipsticks, eyeliners, shadows, powders, and more. Easy to assemble. Adjustable shelves.
2. Classic Shower Dispenser
This Classic Shower Dispenser is perfect for eliminating shower bottle clutter. Fill the chambers with your shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Pumps pre-measure just the right amount, eliminating waste and saving money. Installs in minutes without tools, using silicone.
3. Hair Styling Tools Organizer
This compact Style Station holds a hairdryer plus two more tools such as a flat iron and curling iron—or brushes and other tools.
Designed for safely cooling down and storing styling tools. Can hang on a towel bar, sit on the countertop or store in a cabinet or drawer.
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