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What’s The Most Useful Thing You Own?
There are useful items that we all appreciate such as water, electricity, toilet paper…essentials. And then there are items that are unique to our lives that just make life easier. Some of us may have items in common, and other are more unique based on our situations.
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My Item: My Keurig
My most useful thing is my Keurig. It saves me a ton of time and money. Because I like the kick of coffee, but not the taste of coffee, I prefer all the fancy syrupy expensive drinks. The Keurig with its tasty kcups and additional bottles of syrup, allows me to make similar drinks at home for a fraction of the price. Plus I save time and gas money by avoiding frequent Starbucks runs. (When I do go to Starbuck, here’s how I save!)
If you want to read more about how a Keurig can save you money, check out this post!
Others Weigh In
My Keurig is super useful. I use it every single day. In staying with the theme of the kitchen, I would say my toaster oven. We don’t own a toaster because our toaster oven does all that plus if I need to warm up something in the oven, but it’s in use, I can pop it in the toaster oven. – The Mother Blog
The remote control for our bedroom lights! Saves me from tripping over stuff or the dogs when I get into bed. The lights can stay on till I’m tucked in then I just shut them off with a remote! – Jamie from Toys In The Dryer
My live in nanny. I know I don’t own her, but we trade room for childcare. Saves us on babysitters and having to move our work schedule around to be able to get my daughter to school and off the bus after school. Our nanny is a college student and gets to live with us for free and only has to help now and then with the kids. It has saved us a ton. – Michael
Bookshelves! Since moving my books have been piled on the floor, bookshelves have been a life saver and I love styling them! – Angela of Clutter Box Blog
My Roomba. With two kids, three cats, and a husband who has giant, mud attracting combat boots, that thing saves me time and my sanity. We bought the middle model at around $300 and I’m thinking about upgrading when we move or at least buying a second one. – Jacquie of Wanderlust Watercolors
My hot water bottle. Don’t have to use the heater in winter 🙂 – Frugal Aussie Mum
Maybe not the most useful but my Amazon Kindle Unlimited. With how I devour books, Kindle Unlimited free books have saved me so much money and I can read on my phone or tablet. Stopped in a Barnes & Noble yesterday but could not justify spending $9.99 for a paperback. That’s the other plus, I don’t spend time shopping book sections like I used too either. – Rich (Interested? Read more here.)
The most useful item that I own is my coffee maker. It gets used daily and life may cease if it doesn’t! – Echo from The Mad Mommy
Pinterest…it’s the love of my life. Need a new hair do? Done. Need to find a picture of an organized space to inspire a client? Done. Need dinner? Done. Need to waste 4 hours of my life? Done and done. – T from Organized to a T
Fellow coffee fan here. I have a Contigo travel mug that I use DAILY. As a mom to two I live on coffee, but the Contigo makes it even better. Spill-proof (the lid even locks), because hello I have a toddler and an infant, and it also keeps coffee warm for up to 7 hours! You know kids don’t let you drink a cup of coffee in one sitting! It’s a lifesaver and was worth every penny. – Erin of Stay at Home Yogi
As a teacher and a blogger, my phone tripod. I make videos explaining math concepts for my students when they do not get something, and I like to make how-to videos for my blog. As a crafter, my Silhouette Cameo. I am able to make expensive looking gifts for my family and friends for a fraction of the cost that it would be to buy one. – Jameson Michelle of Lessons With Coffee
Slow cooker saves my life during the work week. Nothing better than coming home to a cooked meal and a delicious-smelling home. It frees up time to unwind (let’s be real: grade and lesson plan), pursue other interests, and catch up with Hubs. It takes such a weight of my mind plugging it in each morning! – Penny from She Picks Up Pennies
My KitchenAid mixer. It is the only appliance other than my coffee maker (that I would die without), that is on my counter all the time. I use it at least every other day, if not daily. Everything from mixing bread dough, to muffins, whipping cream, pancake batter, etc. I LOVE it. – Nicole of Blissfully Simplified
My workout equipment. Specifically, my yoga mat, weights and running shoes. I’ve saved so much money by working out at home or dropping into a yoga class at Common Grounds (their classes are by donation). No initial gym membership fee or monthly payment. I’m currently looking for a used treadmill or elliptical. Oh… And don’t forget the gas used to drive to the gym or the cost of parking. I used to go to the lifetime downtown. They don’t have a parking lot for members. So on top of paying my monthly membership dues, I’d also have to pay for parking anytime I went to workout. – Sarah
I bought a rice cooker at the Black Friday sales this year for $9.00 and it has been so handy in the kitchen. I cook barley, rice, Cous Cous, quinoa and whatever else I can add water too and walk away. It is a time saver because it cooks quickly and I don’t have to spend time watching over it. It’s not a fancy one and it does the trick just fine. – Jackie
Share Your Most Useful Thing!
Sometimes it’s worth it to spend a little for some long-term simplicity. What’s your most useful thing that makes your life easier and better? Share in the comments!