10 Life-Changing Buys Under $50 You Can’t Afford to Miss

Have you ever purchased something for less than $50 that completely changed your life? It's incredible how such a small purchase can have such a significant impact. On an online thread, people shared some of the cheap items that have improved their lives.

1. Curved Shower Curtain Rod

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“Curved shower curtain rod, surprising how much bigger it makes your shower,” one man said. The curved design creates more space in the shower, making it more open and comfortable. Plus, it keeps the shower curtain from sticking to your body while washing up.

2. Sleep Mask

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“Sleep mask/blindfold. I have fairly severe insomnia, and it affects so much of my life. A sleep mask is game-changing,” one woman said. It's a small investment with huge returns in terms of well-rested and refreshed mornings.

3. Car Accessories

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Car accessories can also make a big difference in your life and save you time and money in the long run. One woman recommended “An air compressor for your car's tires to keep in your car or a portable battery pack for your car battery.” 

4. Basic Tools

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A basic tool kit is a must-have for any homeowner or renter. “A basic set of tools. One of the reasons I live well on an average income is that I don't have to pay people hundreds of dollars to do small auto and home repairs,” one man said.  

5. 9 ft Charging Cable

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“A 9ft long charging cable! Trust me on this one,” someone commented. “I've had them for years, and I can't believe how many people still struggle with 3ft cables,” one man replied. It's long enough to reach from the outlet to your bed or couch, so you don't have to worry about your device dying while using it.

6. Water Flossers

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Water flossers make flossing much easier and more effective. “Water flosser for my teeth. It genuinely changed my life,” one woman replied. “Water flosser was great at clearing out food trapped underneath my gums when my wisdom teeth were erupting,” someone added.

7. Electric Kettle

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An electric kettle is a convenient purchase. It boils water much faster than a stove-top kettle, which is great for busy mornings. “Electric kettle. Waiting 15 minutes for the kettle to whistle, now only wait 3 minutes,” one man said.

8. FM Transmitter

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“I bought an FM transmitter for my car for 5 dollars because the Bluetooth only works for calls for some dumb reason. Now I'm cruising with my music,” someone said. An FM transmitter is a great accessory, especially if you have a car without Bluetooth capabilities.

9. Electric Toothbrush

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An electric toothbrush cleans much more effectively than a manual toothbrush and can help prevent cavities and gum disease. “Electric toothbrush. I used a standard toothbrush until I was about 20 because I always thought it was the same thing, but after using my first electric one, I never went back,” someone said.

10. Portable Charger

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“A good portable charger, as someone who can quite literally not live without my phone (need a phone for glucose monitor), it's gotten me out of several sticky situations,” someone said. A portable charger allows you to charge your phone on the go without worrying about finding an outlet.

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