If you like saving money and getting things for real, real cheap, you came to the right place – but you already knew that. In this post we are going to see not 20, not 30, but 50 products for home for $10 or less.
In the end I will also share tips on how to not get overcharged on AliExpress ever again.
Wireless charging mat
Imagine coming home and just dropping your gadgets onto a mat and having them charge up without plugging them in. This is truly some 21st century stuff. Wireless power banks are cool and all, but this is on another level.
The pad is made out of PU leather , has a single-layer stitching all around and can charge your QI-enabled smartphone by transferring the power that it gets through the USB cable that it is connected to.
A lint remover is used for removing the annoying curling fabric pieces from clothing, making them look more new and fresh. I have one and it’s pretty handy, and I get a lot of use out of it.
This is an updated version, with the unusually shaped tip, which oddly enough was my high-school swimming team nickname. The C-shaped tip makes it easier to use as it collects the lint from more directions.
Avocados contain a high amount of nutritious goodness, more potassium than bananas, fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids. Having one of these bad boys a day may prevent the risk of getting prostate cancer. So, you should consider eating more of them.
But half-eaten ones with time tend to brown, which affects its looks and taste. To avoid this, there are these stretchy silicone avocado huggers. You get two pieces, one that covers the piece with the pit, and one for the piece without it.
Cable protectors if you already have cables that you care about that are under the risk of being damaged, which applies to all cables really. These clip on and protect the wire from bending at an unnatural angle to stay alive for longer, just like a Nigerian prostitute.
Peach wood comb
There is a bigger option, that also costs a hilarious amount of money. To me this comb looks a lot more expensive than it really is. Now if you think that wooden combs look cool, check out the related products. They are pure work of art. I have spent a good 20 minutes looking at all the different ones in detail.
Here is a non-intrusive thermometer to check your infant’s temperature. As you might know, at a certain age the kids can’t talk, so it’s hard to tell what’s wrong with them, and with a thermometer like this a few options can be excluded.
Reinforced tip cable
Here is a cable that has a reinforced tip that will prevent it from prematurely breaking on you. There are options for the three major types: micro USB, USB type-C and iPhone cable. Cables are the most popular first-time purchase on AliExpress, so if you are yet to experience its wrath, this is the item for you.
Here we have a very cheap smartphone or a tablet holder for the times when you want to watch something on your phone but your hands are occupied with something else.
Tweezers usually cost between 7 and 45 dollars at makeup stores, depending on the brand. But the reality is, most things are already made in China and resold with high markups. So why not give a try to these 50 cent ones? The loss is going to be minimal, and if they end up being good, well – then you have a pair of good tweezers.
The thing is, they don’t look like cheap tweezers, they look just like the ones I see being sold in stores. This listing has over 5,000 orders and predominantly good feedback.
Bluetooth AUX dongle
If a car that you drive or happen to ride in doesn’t have Bluetooth or if the AUX cord is just too short to reach to the back seat, a cheap and convenient way to get around it, apart from getting a longer AUX cable is an inexpensive Bluetooth dongle.
164 Shrink tubes
If you fix your own things or do some minor cabling work, shrink tubes are what you would normally use to secure the place where the wires connect to prevent you and the water and other external elements from touching it.
100 Cable ties
Cable ties are very useful in many different applications around the household and in the garage. They can be used to hold things together, to offer temporary fixes that last as long as an permanent ones. They can be used as a simple key ring, as a luggage lock, drain snake, binder ring, for organizing cables, childproofing things, and much more.
Here you can get a 100-piece set of thin ones for less than $2.
We are moving to more practical items. When the moisture gets under the creases and areas that are normally hard to reach, mould starts to cover them. This not only looks unpleasant, it creates a health hazard as if it gets in your lungs it can start spreading. To avoid this, you can use this sealing tape.
A pill box in a shape of a suitcase. For no reason in particular I have a soft spot for small versions of regular things. The box, as expected, has multiple compartments for all your daily meds.
If your walls are in a need of a makeover, or if you just want to add extra class to your home, here are these colourful wall stickers. They are sold in rolls, and each roll is 20 by 500 centimeters. There are 4 different designs in this listing, and a lot more in the product description and related products.
Let’s look at a couple of home decor things. These cute ice-cream pillows are a good addition to a guest room. Unlike the bigger pillows, these come pre-filled, so you can use them straight out of the packaging. The pillow is about 30 cm in size, which is around 1 foot for my American friends.
Donut pillows (actually, just pillow covers)
Another option for pillows is donuts. But donut let the picture fool you, as they donut come with fillers. From a simple glaze the picture looks like they do, but when you are doughing your due diligence, the product description will indicate that what you get is a pillow cover.
These neon-like lights, like the one shown in the unboxing video from 2 weeks ago. Not actual neon lights, just an imitation – as actual neon ones are quite expensive. The lights work off 3 AA batteries, which means they won’t be limited to location next to a wall plug.
50-Piece sticker set
Another good deal is this 50-piece set of stickers. These ones in particular are oriented at programmers and other IT professionals. The stickers are wear and water-resistant, and they can be reusable in a sense that they can be transferred from one place to another, although some loss of stickiness can be expected.
Door-mounted racks that are meant for spices. These racks will help you have all your spices readily available for consumption or immediate use right when you open the cabinet door, and some people also use them for bathroom needs, as in to put their bathroom items like toothpaste and lotions on them. Though, I suppose you can also use them to wipe with, I just can’t say if it would be very comfortable.
Even though the official stores accept the used pods for recycling, the Nespresso pods are still expensive and wasteful. If you own one of these machines, you may want to consider getting a reusable pod that can be reloaded with the coffee grinds of your choice.
OTG card reader
The next product is an OTG card reader with two male plugs: micro-USB and regular USB. It can be used to transform files between your smartphone and computer, or as a regular memory card reader. Supports the regular USB 2.0 protocol.
Screen shelf #1
A screen shelf is something that I have never thought about but when I saw it it made absolute sense. It latches onto the back of your display and lets you store miscellaneous items in a close proximity and in the line of sight, either for the easy reach or for not forgetting them when you leave.
Bloody bath mat
This mat changes the color to bloody red when you step on it with the wet feet, or for this matter when it comes into contact with water, and then goes back to white when it dries. Though calling it a bath mat is an overstatement, as according to the pictures and the feedback it is quite thin.
3-Piece bathroom set
Bathroom mat 3-piece set. One for keeping your legs from touching the cold floor when you get out of the shower, and one each for the toilet cover and for putting your feet on when you are releasing the kraken. There is a lot more different designs in the description and related products in the listing.
These animal hooks will happily hold your coats, keys, jewelry and towels for you. There is a whole zoo to pick from, and you can mix and match them until you get the full cast of Madagascar. Since the weight of the things that you put on them might be an issue, they don’t come with the sticky pads, instead you attach them to the wall with nails and clip them on.
Sealing bag clip-on
Unless you sleep in a glass casket live with 7 dwarves, chances are that you aren’t using the whole package of food like beans and pasta, and you need to store them for the next time. And if you happen to drop or dislocate them the contents fall all over the floor which makes it at the very least unpleasant. With these sealing clip-on things the whole incident can be avoided.
If you boil your potatoes on high for too long, the water can start getting out and the pots get dirty on the bottom. But fear not, because there is this brush that will get all the grime off of your pots and pans so that they don’t look like you got them from a local dumpster.
If you do any work that requires exact measurements, or for any other unrelated needs that may arise in the bathroom, here is a fancy ruler. The maximum length is 80mm, which should be plenty.
To avoid your little ones get into the spaces that they should’ve been, like they did at least 9 months ago, you need childproof locks. Here you can buy 10 of them for less than $3.
Furniture corner protectors
Here is another handy items for parents, corner protectors to reduce the damage caused to little humans by bumping into sharp corners. There are different shapes available for different occasions.
A knife sharpener that I would expect to cost much more. I really like the packaging style that these are sent in, which is minimalist cardboard boxes with simple pictures on them.
Bluetooth 5.0 receiver
If your receiving device does not have Bluetooth, or if you want to get the fastest transfer speed, here is a USB dongle that supports 5.0 protocol, which at the moment is the latest version.
If you live in a cold area where it snows often, a windshield ice remover is a handy thing to have. Case and point, AliExpress is the most popular E-commerce site in Russia, and there are over 11,000 orders in this listing. If you are in the US and want it even sooner, there is an option to have it shipped to you from a warehouse in the US.