There’s no doubt that times are tough for everyone at the moment – especially when it comes to money.

With lockdown seeing most businesses shut down for the foreseeable future, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t looking to save money as we collectively weather the proverbial storm.

That’s why we’ve put together a bunch of items you can find on Amazon that will not only help you cut costs and save money – they’ll also make your everyday life that little bit easier.

Check out our favourite Amazon items that will actually save you money below.

Reusable Makeup Cloths

Save cash and the environment with this five-pack of reusable makeup-removing cloths. They remove all waterproof makeup and are gentle enough to be used around eye areas. Just use with cleanser, toner or warm water then machine wash for an eco-friendly, cost-saving alternative to disposable makeup wipes.

Price: $20.67

Reusable Sandwich Bags

Plastic sandwich bags may not be expensive, but swapping them out in favour of these handy reusable sandwich bags can make a difference in the long run.

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Designed with a mission and crafted with love, Kitchwise reusable food bag are ideal for storing meat, vegetable and leftovers, and can be used as a sandwich bag, freezer bag or snack bag.

They are BPA, Lead, and Mercury Free, and unlike traditional plastic food bags, Kitchwise PEVA bags are reusable and biodegradable.

Price: $10.95

Wine Away

If a couple of vinos has you getting a bit clumsy, then Wine Away is a must-have to save on those expensive carpet cleaning bills for when things get messy.

Not only does this nifty little number clean up wine stains, it’s also great for coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents.

Price: $45.54

Meteor 7KG/12KG Anti-Slip Dumbbell Set

Pump some iron from the comfort of your own home with these hand weights that are suitable for a wide range of exercises. The lightweight range makes them the perfect choice for moderate muscle building, toning, yoga/aerobics and more – plus you’ll save on those hefty gym fees.

The versatile set comes in two options, the 7kg set (0.5/1/2kg pairs) for lightweight users, or the 12kg set (1/2/3kg pairs) for most home gym users.

Price: $122.31

UV LED Nail Lamp

With beauticians shut down during lockdown for many of us, it makes sense to turn to at-home beauty to keep on top of your beauty regime.

This UV nail lamp can be used with almost all UV and LED gel nails, such as hard gel, engraving gel, gem gel, color gel, etc. There are no brand requirements and it’s easy to use, just connect the power to get started.

Price: $27.55

Berry Breeze Activated Oxygen Refrigerator Deodorize

Common microorganisms on the surface of fruits and vegetables and within your refrigerator can trigger natural foods to decay and spoil prematurely – and that’s where this useful product comes in.

BerryBreeze oxygenates, cleans, and reinvigorates the produce you store in your fridge, extending both its life and freshness, while preserving its nutritional benefits.

According to the description, activated oxygen neutralises bacteria, mold, and other microbes by blocking ethylene gas that triggers decay, keeping food in a “living” stage.

Now when you stock up on fruits, veggies, meats, and cheeses, you can prolong their shelf life up to 2 to 3 times longer, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your food and reduce waste.

Price: $40.65

The Spatty Daddy

Strange names aside, the Spatty Daddy Last Drop Spatula is amazingly useful for scraping out the unreachable dregs of makeup, sauces, lotion and more. Plus, it’s easily cleaned and reusable.

Price: $17.28

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