These shockingly useful cheap home gadgets are ridiculously frugal – and really awesome! I have #5 and it’s one of my favorite kitchen tools ever.
Sometimes it’s those silly little things that cost us almost nothing that end up being the most useful products for home. If you like to keep a frugal home, I’ll bet you have some useful inexpensive gadgets that you love.
Since we attempt to keep a thrifty home, I’m always open to finding frugal gadgets that make our lives easier. For me, one of those products that make life better is a straw cleaning brush. Miss O uses straw cups a lot, and I recently bought stainless steel straws because I’m trying to reduce the amount of single-use items I have. I want our reusable straws to be squeaky clean on the inside as well as the outside, and the only way that’s going to happen is with a brush for straws. So that little home gadget makes me happy 🙂
Speaking of cleaning, check out this post on the best homemade cleaners people actually swear by – super easy DIY cleaners you can make with just a few ingredients!
While you won’t find any cheap tech gadgets on this list (most of these home gadgets are $5 or less, and $5 would be a hard bar for tech gadgets), there are tons of cool cheap home gadgets for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and even your purse. These 20 ideas would make perfect inexpensive Mother’s Day gifts too!
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This simple garbage bag holder is perfect for small kitchens, or if you occasionally need a second garbage in the kitchen while doing meal prep.
I love the positivity of this sticky note pad. Instead of a to-do list feeling like chores that you have to do, this note pad makes it feel like you get to do the awesome things on your list.
This kitchen tool stand holds the utensils you’re using while you cook. It will keep drips contained and your kitchen tidier so that means less to clean up after!
This adorable bird keychain also includes a safety whistle (the bird!)
5. Cookie Scoop
This ice cream scoop is one of the tools we used the most when I had my bakery, and I still use it all the time when I make cookies (we never used it for ice cream!). It makes scooping cookie dough of all the same size so easy, and keeps your hands cleaner.
Want to make your own crispy fat-free potato chips? This potato chip baking tray keeps air flowing so gives you the crispiest chips! You can use it to make beet chips, sweet potato chips, apple chips (my daughter’s favorite!), carrot chips, and more.
This makeup brush cleaner will thoroughly clean your makeup brushes (I know I don’t clean mine often enough!) without damaging the delicate bristles.
8. Pan Scrapers
These cast-iron pan scrapers work on all kinds of cookware but are gentle enough for pans that would otherwise be ruined with a scrub brush. The scrapers will make removing stubborn foods (like hardened scrambled eggs) SO much easier.
This insulated lunch bag is perfect to take while you’re out and about and want to save money by bringing your own lunch from home.
This delicate metal stand can hold small flowerpots and terrariums, but I think it looks especially pretty holding a tea light candle!
As any woman with long hair knows, a drain cover is a must for the shower. This one is pretty and feminine and does the job. You can also use it for kitchen sinks too.
If you’re a tea drinker like I am, this pair of mesh tea strainers will come in handy for loose tea and are a great deal.
13. Purse Organizer
This organizer bag can be used for travel, in your purse, your car or as a tote to carry and organize things for the kids! It comes in lots of colors too.
14. Tissue Box Cover
This adorable square tissue box holder is in the shape of a house with the tissue sticking out looking like a little puff of smoke from the chimney.
This cute LED night light would be perfect in a kid’s bedroom!
This soft facial brush is great for applying face masks or other skincare products. It makes it MUCH less messy and gives a smooth, even application too!
17. Gear Tie
These rubber twist ties can be used to keep cords tidier, but you can also use them as reusable twist ties to close opened bags of Doritos or kale chips (ya know, depending on what kind of day it is).
I love these reusable makeup remover cloths! They are so pretty, and will save you money on disposable makeup remover pads. They’re super easy to clean too, just throw them in the washing machine.
This sink organization caddy is flexible and forms itself to fit all faucet necks and sink walls, so no awkward fitting sink storage here!
20. Silicone Whisk
I will buy this egg whisk for myself and due to the pretty rainbow colors, my preschooler will see it and it will end up in her play kitchen. Maybe I’ll need to get two.
If you’re looking for an awesome homemade all-purpose cleaner to keep your home clean, this is my favorite one (you only need 3 ingredients and one of them is water!)