31 Things From Walmart That May Be Inexpensive, But Will Never Stop Being Useful

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A set of under-bed storage bags that will keep blankets or bulky sweaters stashed in a convenient but out-of-the-way space.

underbed storage bag filled with clothes on a bedroom floor


Promising review: “These under-bed storage containers hold so much! They fit all my winter sweaters and sweatshirts. I also like that they’re made of lightweight material because they were easier to maneuver. These were a great purchase.” —Krysta

Price: $17.99 (available in three colors)


A sturdy cast-iron skillet to help you increase your cooking repertoire, as it can go from the stove top to the oven and back again. And, with the proper care, it can last decades, which is more than can be said for most of your possessions.

cast iron skillet with a roasted chicken


Promising review: “Nice preseasoned cast-iron skillet. I love the handle on both ends. It makes it easy to transfer the skillet from one place to another. I like the way cast iron cooks evenly. This is a good skillet.” —Jamy

Price: $19.92 (originally $39.50)


A pair of extra long silicone oven mitts so you can grab hot trays of freshly baked cookies or other treats out of the oven the second they’re ready, without worrying about accidentally burning your hands or forearms.

two grey silicon oven mitts next to a tray of cookies on counter


Promising review: “These oven mitts are great. You feel zero heat. They are long, protecting more than just hands. They are also easy to clean. Very happy with my purchase.” —Jacqi

Price: $13.93 (available in four colors)


A set of Wi-Fi-enabled smart plugs that will turn your ordinary appliances into smart ones. Plug them into an outlet, connect to an app, and you’ll be able to control your lights, fans, coffeemaker, and more straight from your phone.

two white smart plugs


Promising review: “Installing the smart plugs was so easy. I just had to plug it in, install the app, connect to my internet, and sync the smart plugs. It took less than five minutes. I like that I don’t have to use the app if I don’t want too. There is a button on the side of the smart plug that allows you to switch it off and on even if you’ve never connected it to the app… It is useful having the option to turn my lamp’s on with the app instead of getting up. Another great feature is that while using the app you can turn the plugs on or off as long as you have an internet connection, even if you are not home. You can also set the smart plugs on a schedule or timer.” —HannahSha

Price: $16.88


A can of Bar Keepers Friend cleanser – it’ll become *your* friend regardless if you clean your house every week or if you do it… much less frequently. The powder is safe to use on almost any surface, and it helps removes rust, oxidation, hard water stains, soap scum, mildew, and grease.

hand holding canister of bar keepers friend cleanser


Promising review: “This has got to be the most amazing thing ever. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING would take the hard water buildup off my shower doors. Until this came along! It looks like there’s not even glass there now!… Now I’m looking for anything else that needs a good revival! AMAZING! The even better part is that you don’t have to scrub too hard, don’t have to let it sit forever, and it doesn’t smell like all the other cleaners out there.” —KatG

Price: $1.98


A back and neck massager with an ergonomic design to help you work out any tight muscles or knots in your body, even in those hard-to-reach places you can’t get to without practically dislocating a shoulder.

woman using a neck and back massager cane on upper back


Promising review: “The LiBa Back and Neck Massager has been an amazing tool for relieving tightness and soreness in my muscles. My favorite has been to use the large hook to work on the knots in my neck and back. The design of the cane allows me to generate a significant amount of pressure by pulling down on the handle. I love how I can control exactly where I want the pressure to go instead of directing someone to move around aimlessly in hopes of hitting the target.” —Takoyakiplease

Price: $19.99


A TubShroom that acts like a strainer inside your bathtub to trap hair before it clogs up your drains. Because especially if you have long hair, you’ve likely bought many, many bottles of drain cleaner.

hand holding blue tubshroom drain protector with hair wrapped around it


Promising review: “Really simple to install: just press it down into the tub drain. I had been having problems with constant drain clogs recently and was pouring a lot of Drano down the drain ($$) but so far this seems to actually be capturing hair in the shower and keeping my drain unclogged.” —Melinda

Price: $12.95


A set of resistance bands to help instantly level up any home workout. They come in different resistance levels to give options depending on your fitness level and exercises, and they take up almost no storage space.

5 different colores resistance bands lying on floor next to barbell


Promising review: “These exercise loop bands are the best! I use them daily and I have gotten stronger and more flexible. You will not be disappointed with these and they come with a carrying case to take on the road!!” —StrikeOne

Price: $11.98


A pack of microfiber cloths that can be used for cleaning, wiping up messes, dusting, drying, polishing, and more. The pack comes with 12 towels in different colors so you can color-code all your household chores.

stack of folded, different colored microfiber cloths


Promising review: “I absolutely love these cloths for cleaning. They have completely replaced paper towels and I feel like they do a much better job. I love that we have way less trash and they are so easy to wash. Such a heat purchase.” —Kimber

Price: $11.99 (originally $16.99)


A 5-foot-long lightning charger cable so you can charge and use your devices at the same time without needing to sit right next to the wall outlet. It has a durable braided cord and a strap to keep it organized when not in use.

lightning cable cord sitting on table next to phone


Promising review: “I love the fact that it is more like rope material rather than the normal charger style. It seems more heavy duty and doesn’t seem to bend and crease like others do. It keeps form. I like that it comes with the little black strap attached to it so that if you’re not needing to use the whole charger, it doesn’t have to all be unwound. I am very pleased with this charger.” —Nikkib714

Price: $12.88 (available in three colors)


A nonskid turntable to hold condiments, spices, and more. It will let you easily see and access all your go-to kitchen items so you’re not digging around the back of your cabinets trying to find some herbs you forgot you owned but are required for the recipe you decided to try for dinner.

white turntable with herbs and condiments on top


Promising review: “Exactly what I needed for canned goods in my pantry. Sturdy, turns easily. Stacked cans by two and still smoothly turns. Great space-saver.” —judy

Price: $7.72


An expandable shower caddy so that instead of knocking and tripping over the mess of bottles lining your shower floor or bathtub rim, all your essentials are nicely organized right where you need them.

bronze shower caddy with various bottles


Promising review: “This shower caddy is great. One of the best features is the ability to stabilize it. We all have experienced caddy’s sliding back and forth on the shower head but with this one it does not. You have to unscrew the tension screws. Also, you can rearrange the baskets and it has multiple hooks to hang things. I love it and highly recommend. Would purchase this item again.” —Nahni

Price: $20.97 (available in two colors)


A book safe for storing and hiding extra cash, important papers, or other small valuables all in plain sight.

blue dictionary book safe on a bookshelf with other books


Promising review: “This item looks like a real dictionary. It’s discreet and fits right in with other real books. I can confidently put valuables in it without worry. Not for large items though. Good for money, papers, jewelry, etc.” —Beth

Price: $8.98 (originally $13.99)


A set of fabric storage bins to keep your odds and ends contained and organized instead of spread all over the house.

striped fabric storage cube on the floor and another cube in a bookshelf


Promising review: “These are great for storing items that you don’t want people to have a direct view of. They work out great and couldn’t be simpler to use.” —Patricia

Price: $12.88 (available in nine colors)


An over-the-sink collapsible colander that will help you strain your pastas and washed produce *and* won’t hog up all your cabinet space.

over-the-sink colander with noodles in it


Promising review: “This colander fits across the sink and works perfectly. It collapses so I can fit it into a small space.” —planojane

Price: $10.24 (originally $39.99)


A vacuum-insulated travel mug to maintain your beverages at the ideal temperature regardless if you’re going from the kitchen to the couch or the car. It’s spill-proof, leak-proof, and will keep drinks hot for up to five hours or cold for up to 12.

black insulated coffee mug on a counter


Promising review: “I already had one, but it was starting to get a little scratched because I use it daily and take it everywhere. I have bought at least five for friends. Everyone LOVES it. It WILL NOT LEAK. Keeps hot drinks hot and cold ones cold for hours. Keeps liquid cold with the ice still even when I leave it in my vehicle in hot weather. I cannot emphasize enough the fact that it will not leak.” —Goofy

Price: $20.99 (available in 16 colors)


A LED wireless charging lamp that will provide some extra couch or bedside lighting and wirelessly charge your phone as well.

white led charger lamp on side table charging a phone


Promising: “This thing is incredibly flexible and the light is bright which makes it a really great desk lamp or for your nightstand. It turns on with a single touch and turns off this way too. Another great feature is that you can charge things wirelessly with this lamp! It has a great connectivity while charging and it is quite fast especially considering it isn’t a charger first.” —Lisa

Price: $19.88


A microfiber bedsheet set – it’s lightweight, extra soft, and wrinkle-resistant. The set includes a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two standard pillowcases.

great sheets on a bed


Promising review: “Soft and comfy material. We ended up buying another set in a different color. After several washes, color and texture stay the same. No pilling and looks great in my son’s room!” —Sontri

Price: $18.94 (available in 30 colors and sizes twin-king).


A programmable coffeemaker that will let you schedule brewing ahead of time so you can have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you the minute you wake up. There’s also a strong brew option for when you need extra help to get through the day.

coffee maker on counter and woman pouring coffee from pot


Promising review: “Aside from being cute it also makes a great cup of coffee. I have loved using the strong brew selector because that’s just how I like my coffee. I also like the fact that I can program this coffeemaker because it’s great to wake up to freshly brewed pot of coffee. This is a fantastic machine that is very convenient and easy to clean.” —Designgirly

Price: $19.96 (originally $24.94, available in two colors)


A two-tier shoe rack to keep all your footwear neatly organized so you’re not tripping over loose sneakers strewn about your floor. You can also use these shelves to keep your dishes and other things tidy in your kitchen cabinets.

two shelf shoe rack with shoes on and under it


Promising review: “Really nice, modern yet fits any decor. I really love it. Took like 3 minutes to connect and voila, ready for shoes. Also, comes with four screws if you wish to order an extra rack. Nice touch! Great, great price!” —Kathleen

Price: $14.82


An electric milk frother so you can be your own barista and enjoy fancy coffee and other drinks from home.

milk frother next to coffee cup on a counter


Promising review: “I love this little whisk. I make lattes with it or use it to put a foam on any milk-based drink. No need to spend $$ on fancy drinks at coffee places.” —Dawn

Price: $13.98 (originally $29.99)


A mini food chopper that will act like a sous-chef in your kitchen by helping you chop, slice, dice, and mince ingredients consistently and quickly.

mini food chopper


Promising review: “This is just excellent! It may be on the smaller side but it certainly does work excellently. I have used it almost everyday since I got it. I use it to chop veggies, fruits. It has been wonderful, so easy to use, and easy to clean as well. Everything about it has made my daily life so much easier. So much better than chopping veggies or fruits by hand. So quick, easy, powerful.” —DanielleM33

Price: $21.95


An Anker portable charger that’s compact enough to toss in a bag and have as a backup in case you’re out and about and your phone runs out of battery.

hands holding a cell phone connected to a anker phone charger


Promising review: “This little gizmo has been a lifesaver. It is compact, portable and if fully charged, lasts up to four days with being constantly connected to my iPhone whose battery plummets from 100% to 10% in no time at all. The best part is I can use my phone while it is being charged by the ANKER.” —Ruby

Price: $27.99 (available in three colors)


A citrus squeezer because trying to juice fruits with your bare hands is just not practical. Now you can add fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice to drinks, marinades, or more, any time you want.

stainless steel juicer juicing lemon


Promising review: “I love that it’s made of stainless steel and seems really sturdy. It’s also large enough for an orange or a cut up a grapefruit. Worth the high price since other brands I’ve purchased didn’t hold up (not stainless steel and was told it turned black from the acid in lemons), and the enamel ones chipped.” —Linda

Price: $21.95


A glass bakeware set that won’t be plagued with stains from that one order of takeout you got two months ago. The glassware comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and is oven-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

six-piece glassware set of different sizes and shapes on a counter


Promising review: “I absolutely love these Pyrex containers. It’s so convenient to use. I threw away all my plastic containers after buying these. The lid seals very well and it is leak proof. The best part about it is that it is super easy clean especially in the dishwasher. I don’t even have to manually rinse it. I put it directly into the dishwasher and it comes out sparkling clean. Never going back to plastic containers. The extra money is totally worth it!” —Mohamad

Price: $17.93 (originally $27.22)


A bath rug set to keep your feet cozy in the mornings and evenings, when the bathroom floor feels especially chilly.

grey bath rugs on a bathroom floor


Promising review: “Not too thick, but thick enough to feel comfortable. We have some for our bathtub and shower. We place them by put sinks and stove. We place them by our washer and dryer. We place them by our beds. We have used them to line the back seat of our vehicles to absorb messes during long trips… So many uses! And when they get dirty, we just throw them in the washer and dryer. They come out as good as new.” —Ibell

Price: $13.44 (available in 11 colors and eight different sets)


A pack of nonslip velvet hangers that are thin but sturdy (they can hold up to 11 lbs each), and are grippy enough to prevent your garments from sliding off. The pack comes with 100 (!) hangers, giving you no more excuses for draping your clothes on random furniture.

black velvet hangers hanging with white button up shirts  on them


Promising review: “I absolutely love these hangers, and you definitely can’t beat the price!!! It not only gives my closet a luxurious look with the velvet, but it also helps create SOOOOO much more space!!!! They’re strong, too. I also REALLY like how nothing slips off of them, like with plastic hangers, and they also have an indentation for straps!! I used all 100 hangers, and I’m considering buying more!!” —Michelle

Price: $30.99 (available in two colors)


A set of four mason jar glasses – they come with lids and straws, because drinking out of mason jars — even just water — makes everything more fun. They’re also sturdy and dishwasher-safe.

mason jar mugs with lemonade and red straws


Promising review: “Just exactly what I was expecting. Perfect for the kids and for sweet iced tea. I love the reusable straws and that they are dishwasher-safe. Definitely worth the price.” —Jr

Price: $12.99


A Rachael Ray 6-Piece Nonstick Tools Set so you at least have the basic tools an adult kitchen should have, and as a bonus, they all match. The set includes a whisk, a ladle, two slotted spatulas, a spoon, and a slotted spoon.

teal silicone tools include whisk, spatula, spoons


Promising review: “I LOVE this set! Each tool does a great job. They work well no matter what you are cooking. They are well sized and do wonderfully in the frying pan, the soup pot, or the mixing bowl. AND they even stand out in the storage drawer. ” —RubysMom

Price: $29.99 (available in two colors)


A 116-piece tool kit that has everything needed to help you be handier at home, whether you’re hanging up wall decor or assembling furniture. It includes a hammer, pliers, a screwdriver with multiple bits, a socket wrench, hex key wrenches, and more.

116-piece toolkit including hammer, screwdrivers, bolts, and more


Promising review: “I searched all over the net looking for a home kit with a socket wrench and sockets at a good price. High quality, nonprofessional home tools that can handle almost all home repairs and projects. Sturdy and tough.” —Carey

Price: $19.97


And a lap desk because you probably spend more time with your laptop on your couch or bed than you should, so you might as well make it more comfortable. This lap desk fits most 15″ laptops and also has a slot to hold your phone and a built-in mouse pad.

woman sitting on couch with laptop on a lap desk


Promising review: “This LapGear is the BEST thing ever to be able to use your Laptop while on the couch working remotely. It prevents the Laptop from getting hot in your lap. It has space for my mouse and phone. I am able to work from any place in my home. It is also great for watching movies while laying in my bed :O). I HIGHLY recommend this product. You will absolutely LOVE IT!!” —Carol

Price: $34.99 (originally $39.99, available in four colors)

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illustrated gift boxes

Brooke Greenberg

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.


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