15 People Share Their Favorite Life-Changing Items That You Can Buy for Less Than $100

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It’s easy to scroll through Amazon and add a million things to your cart. I mean, that portable DVD player with a 9-inch swivel screen or bedazzled case for your laptop is just calling your name.

The thing is, once all these things are in your cart, you might wince at the price and walk away from your computer. You really don’t NEED those items…

If you’re looking for items that are actually useful—some may even call them “life-changing”—and are all under $100, look no further. In this Reddit thread, people spout off their most necessary items, and it won’t cost you a fortune. Here are the top 15 on the list:

  1. Motion sensor night lights

    “Can’t tell you how many stubbed toes or falls they have prevented. Also a cheap intruder alarm.”

  2. A curved shower rod

    “Seriously. $10 for a tension rod, or $28 for a curved one that takes a bit more effort to install, but your showers are suddenly 33% larger and feels like you’re in a hotel every day.”

  3. Fitted sheet straps

    “They keep cheap sheets from popping up at the corners. So now I can use soft sheets that don’t cost a fortune and my sleep is undisturbed by them popping loose, greatly improving my quality of life.”

  4. House plants

    “They will make you happy looking after them. I recently bought a venus fly trap, she caught her first fly today. So proud.”

  5. A weighted blanket

    “Especially if you have a hard time sleeping at night or have anxiety. They have some at Target for $25 currently.”

  6. A new pair of socks

    “If you’ve been wearing the same pairs forever like I typically usually do theirs nothing like putting on a new pair of freshly bought socks, you can totally feel the difference, I never realized til was an adult sadly but I appreciate the feeling of new socks all the time.”

  7. A light wake-up alarm clock

    “Completely changed my mornings. Don’t think I could ever go back to using my phone or a simple alarm clock.”

  8. A nasal irrigation kit

    “Either the electronic pump or simply the squeeze bottles. I started using them both leading up to surgery on my sinuses, and I haven’t stopped using them since. It takes some getting used to, but the relief and clean feeling is amazing.”

  9. A vertical mouse

    “$20. Saved my wrist using it at work all day. It looks odd but it feels so much more natural. I even got a bunch of people at my office to buy one after they tried mine.”

  10. Back scratcher

    “I bought a $1 back scratcher from an Asian market in town. Best $1 I ever spent.”

  11. A good pillow

    “It is amazing the change in body aches, and sleep you see when you have a good pillow that fits you.”

  12. A good showerhead

    “I cannot stress enough how a high quality showerhead can turn getting clean into utterly zen, 30 minute self healing and relaxation session.“

  13. A glass breaker on a keychain

    “Push it against the glass of your car window and it shatters immediately, helping you get out of a car underwater, broken door etc. Super cheap and life.”

  14. A pressure cooker

    “You can get one for around $100, and it can easily cook a genuinely staggering variety of food, and cook it well.”

  15. A hammock

    “Bought my Eno a year ago and I have no idea what I did without it, you can literally post up anywhere and everywhere and it will encourage you to go outside a lot more.”

What’s the most life-changing item you’ve ever bought that was under $100?