The only thing better than avoiding shopping with kids in tow is scoring an amazing deal. Thanks to Amazon, you can have both. We discovered the best things to buy on Amazon right now (five bucks 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.
Adjustable, Colorful Drawer Organizers
These plastic organizers not only keep thing separate in junk drawers, they are great for keeping school supplies and crafts in order. Dividers in the tray come out so you can adjust them. Small ones are just $.99 and the larger size are just $1.69.
Stainless Steel Straws
With plastic straw bans steadily growing across the globe, you won't want to leave home without your own reusable straws. This five-piece set is just $4.99, so you can afford to keep a set at home and get one for your bag on the go.
Remember how many hours you spent laughing over the silly sentences you created in Mad Libs? Share the fun with your own kids for under $5. It's the perfect activity for a rainy day, and your kids will be so busy laughing they won't realize they are actually developing their grammar skills. There are a variety of Mad Libs books available for $4.99 and less.
Stylish Hair Clip
Finally, the perfect excuse to organize your kitchen. The best part? These chalkboard labels are reusable and can be used on everything from mason jars to wine glasses! $4.99 for 36 labels.
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Cradle Cap Brush
Deal with baby's cradle cap and first wisps of hair with this soft 2-in-1 brush from Safety 1st, just $4.99.
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. Just 99 cents for a 12-pack.
Never suffer from ill-chopped onions again! This stainless steel onion slicer is a whopping $3.39 and worth every penny.
Excuse us while we go buy a ton of these.$1.62 umbrella holders! While you're at it, you can use them for brooms or any other Marie Kondo-approved organizing.
Adorable and reusable cup sleeves for $5? Not only does your morning cup of Joe look way cuter, but you're reducing your carbon footprint, too.
Counter Trash Bag
This $4.28 counter hanger makes for easy clean up when you're cooking.
You can never have too many Magic Erasers when you have kids at home, especially for $1.29 for a 10 pack.
These $2 cube-shaped storage bags are the perfect way to tidy up the back of the closet or store kids clothes under your bed neatly.
Eradicate diaper pail smells with this $4 odor absorber that's safer to use than a scented candle.
This $4 brush makes cleaning baby bottles and sippy cups a snap.
When spills happen (and they never fail with kids) your sponge will be right at hand with this caddy for $3.29.
Anything that clears up the clutter of bags for under a buck, like this $2.99 organizer, is worth a shot.
—Shahrzad Warkentin & Karly Wood
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Editor’s Note: All items available and with a price of $5 or less at the time of publication.