There are several objects that cost less than five dollars each that have become indispensable in my life lately.

Tide To Go Pen
Since I’m now a laundromat girl, I have to be a little bit more careful about how much laundry I’m generating. I keep my Tide To Go in my purse and now rather than washing something right away I give the pen a try. This has single-handedly kept me from having to wash it least five things this week. Bonus: I thought I ruined my sister’s wedding dress two years ago but Tid To Go got the stain out. Thank goodness!

Sleep Mask
Sleepmask My apartment came with the essentials, among them vertical blinds. They do keep sketchy people from looking in on me but because of the sheer amount of windows in this place a(nd the fact that all the walls are whitewashed) there is a ridiculous amount of light in here at 5 AM. And while I feel like a Hollywood starlet I put on my little mask every night to cover my eyes, it’s cheaper than blackout curtains and a definitely works for me.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
I thought I ruined my walls while hanging some pictures yesterday but apparently all it needed was a little Magic Eraser buffing. My mom always goes out and buys me one of these whenever I move somewhere and now I finally get why. Just for what it did in the shower alone I am eternally grateful.

Spare Key
There are times where even the most self-reliant person needs a little help. For example, sometimes I’m running late but the dog needs to be let out. And I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Ieventually get locked out. A spare key left with trusted friends is peace of mind, not to mention less embarrassing than calling the police to break into my house.

What costs less then $5 that saves your butt every time?

Image: The sleep mask makes me  look high maintenance but really it’s just cheaper then window treatments.

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