We asked 200 Living Smart readers to tell us some of the items they could NOT live without in their home and here are the top 30 items!
We even did one better and asked them to tell us where they got these items for the best prices and listed that for you as well.
Don’t worry though. We did make sure that was the best price around so if it wasn’t. We found the best price for you! We also listed a few other items that our readers recommended and posted links as to where to buy those as well. We made sure to only post items with a rating of 4 stars or more so rest assured, all of the products listed below are great products!
Many of you also left comments as to why these products were your favorites and some of those comments were just too funny to leave out so we had to share those with everyone as well! 🙂
Our #1 item that most people seem to love in their homes was the Crock pot. Out of 200 readers. 26 said they can not live without a crockpot.
In a post today we asked our reader to guess what they thought the number 1 item was and someone guessed toothbrush. Surprisingly, not one of the 200 submissions WAS a toothbrush.
SO…here’s our TOP Household Items in order:
36 people said this was their favorite item in the house.
“They are great to put whole meals in to cook… Put them in at night or early morning and they are done when you are ready for them!!.. Basically cook themselves with little or no need to watch!!.. For every busy mom/dad who doesnt have time to stand over the stove but wants a great home cooked meal they are a great investment!!!
As a working mom and wife it is nice to put your meal together before you leave the house in the morning and have it ready to go when you get home!
It is such a time and energy saver!”
Walmart – Only $17.88 (Normally $24.88)
Baby wipes or Lysol wipes
25 People said Baby wipes, or Lysol/Clorox wipes.
“Even if you don’t have babies and never need to change a diaper again. I always have a pack with me in my bag, in my car, etc. They clean bums, faces, hands, take off make-up, clean up spills on the couches, etc. They are safe for most anyone to use and no harsh chemicals.
Even without kids these are great to clean up spills and are gentle enough to use on skin.”
23 People said Keurig and I loved one readers answer! “If I don’t have my coffee in the morning, someone will die! 😉 ”
Vacuum – 19 of the 200 say their favorite household item is their vacuum.
Bissell CleanView Vacuum with OnePass Technology – $74.99 at Target
If you’re going to splurge and go for the Dyson. This seems to be the most popular one that most of our readers recommend – Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Bagless Vacuum Found at Walmart for $269 (normally $349)
“With 4 kids there is always something all over the floor- without it I wouldn’t be able to walk without something stuck to my feet.”
15 out of 200 use Paper towels on a daily basis for virtually everything.
Toaster Oven 10 out of the 200 recommended a Toaster oven. Thee 2 we have listed below seem to be the most popular ones and most reasonable in price , along with close to 5 star reviews.
Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel – $24.97
Hamilton Beach 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel – $59
9 people LOVE their Magic Bullets. If we include myself , this would bake it a tie with #4.
The BEST place to buy this is going to be Kohl’s. When this goes on sale, and you’re earning Kohl’s cash and using a 20-30% off coupon. You will SCORE BIG on these! I paid less then $50 for mine! They can be used to make sauces, marinades, smoothies, shakes, baby food, jams and so much more!
If you’re checking this post out now. There’s a deal going on
Nutri Bullet is on sale for $79.99 (normally $99.99)
Use Promo Code SHARE20 (takes 20% off)
You Pay $63.99
Get back $10 Kohl’s cash
Final cost only $53.99 🙂
Kitchen Aid Mixer
8 of our readers recommended having a Kitchen Aid Mixer in your home – “It makes life so much easier. We use it for mixing cake mix, batter, pancakes, waffles, shredding cheese, crushing nuts, it has so many features”
6 Living Smart readers listed this as their #1 item they need in their household. While I hope this is something we ALL use in our houshold. One Readers comment tops the cake as to why they use it in their home.
“Toilet paper is an everyday necessity mostly because nobody wants to walk around with their excrement on them”
YES..this is true! Thanks for making me laugh! 😉
This came as a surprise to me that 5 readers recommended this as a must have in their home. I have never heard it it! 🙂
It blends your foundation without having to use your fingers and can be found here on Amazon. Apparently is a pretty popular product too and has almost a 5 star review!
Here are a few more items that were recommend by our readers.
11. Garlic Press – I cooked with fresh garlic for the 1st time last week…never again without a garlic press!
12. Rice Cooker
13. Pur water filter Pitcher . “It’s so much cheaper and environmentally friendly to filter your own water for drinking and cooking. I used to spend over $20 a month on bottled water and now I spend $7 on a new filter every month.”
14. Foodsaver Vacuum Sealing System: $79.99 Walmart
“Vacuum Sealing Machine This machine saves my husband and I thousands of dollars a year in groceries. We are able to buy in bulk, break purchases down to fit our needs, freeze and use. This machine doubles, if not adds more time to the length of time something is still useable. I am able to seal leftovers for those times when I need a quick meal. The possibilities are endless.”
“Can’t be without my Food Saver Vacuum Sealer. It allows me to purchase in bulk ( especially meats) and break down into serving portions; without worrying about freezer burn. Also living way up North (Dakota) I can vacuum seal fresh fruits and veggies (garden fresh always tastes better) for meals during the winter months. I MUST HAVE MY FOOD SAVER!”
15. Amazon Fire Stick
16. Electric Tea Kettle
17. Coconut Oil
18. Bona Floor Cleaner
19. George Foreman Grill
22. Cell Phone
23. Pink himalayan salt lamp, – Says one reader “T”hey are gorgeous, unique and purify the air of toxins. I have one in every room!
24. Swiffer Wet Jet
27. Electric Can Opener
28. Vegetable Spiralizer
29. Food Processor
30. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser