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If you’re new to the blog, welcome! My name is Steph and I am a mother of five. Right now our kids range in age from 9-14. I would love to share some of my favorite things from Amazon with you today, and for your convenience, I’m including my affiliate links to take you straight to the products I’m talking about. (Please note that if you purchase through my links I do earn a small commission that helps to pay for the costs of maintaining my website.) Everything I’m sharing today is under $100 and I do personally own and recommend all of these products. These are the things that make my life easier every day. Let’s get started!
My Favorite Fitness Watch, $35
I am a big fan of a smart watch. I don’t want to be tied to my phone screen all day, but with kids in four different schools, I need to be reachable. I love that I can see the time, track my steps, monitor my sleep or heart rate, and the watch lets me know when I’m getting a phone call or text. I’ve had a more expensive Fitness watch in the past, but I LOVE my Yamay Smart Watch Fitness Tracker. It’s only $35, which is super affordable for a smart watch, and it does almost anything my much more expensive tracker used to do for me. Plus it has lasted twice as long as my previous name-brand tracker did! The only downside is that I cannot connect to group challenges with my friends the same way other watches do, but honestly I’m more of a solo exerciser anyway, so I’m completely fine with that.
Stacking Storage Drawers, $29
This might be the kind of thing only moms get excited about, but I am obsessed with these stacking storage drawers. They are small enough to fit in tight places like under a bed or in a kitchen cabinet, but big enough to hold full-sized bottles of bathroom products. We have several sets of them in our house. We use them to store socks and underwear in the closets so we don’t have to use large dressers in small bedrooms, we have them under the sink in our master bedroom, and they fit under the beds in the younger girls’ room. They are great for storing hair products, craft supplies, in a linen closet, in a garage…there are so many ways to use them.
Divided Lazy Susans, 2 for $22
These five- compartment lazy susans are perfect for our family because we have five kids. We keep one under the kids’ bathroom sink so that each kid has their own compartment for a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, etc. It keeps the counter clear and the toothbrushes hidden away from any flying bathroom germs. We also use one in our art area to store crayons, pencils, markers, gluesticks, and colored pencils. They would be great in a pantry or refrigerator as well for holding snacks like granola bars or raisin boxes and making lunch boxes easy to pack.
The Best Cordless Vacuum I’ve Found, $90
I have owned so many vacuums over the past few years, but for some reason I usually have horrible luck. I have owned the much more expensive fancy brand, but honestly this cordless vacuum is my absolute favorite. It works just as well as the pricey brands (sometimes better), it has a built-in dust buster, the charge lasts a long time, there is a light on the front to see in dark spaces like closets and under beds, it’s quieter than other vacuums so it doesn’t bother our dog or kids with sensory concerns as much, and it’s light enough for the kids to use by themselves. Plus, it costs less than $100, which is about 1/4 the cost of some other brands. If you’ve been on the fence about investing in a new vacuum, this one is definitely worth a try!
Grown-Up Caboodles, $60
I remember being so jealous of my friend’s Caboodles case as a little girl. Now we actually do have a few of the cheaper plastic Caboodles cases for the kids, which are great for storing Barbies and LOL dolls. But I wanted this grown-up version for myself. I keep my all of my makeup on top and my nail polishes on the bottom. I love that the train case style looks sophisticated enough to leave out on the dresser and it helps me contain all my products in one place, plus it’s easy to grab and have everything with me when we travel.
What else do you love from Amazon? Let me know if you own any of these products or if you decide to try them!
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