24 Reusable Items That You’ll Never Get Tired Of Using

24 Reusable Items That You’ll Never Get Tired Of Using

Oh, you again? Hello old friend. Thanks for always being there to keep my food fresh, my floors clean, and my sweaters free of pet hair.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1.

A five-pack of nylon mesh reusable produce bags for packing peaches, lifting lemons, toting tomatoes, carrying carrots, hauling…well, you get the drift.


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Promising review: “The see-through mesh facilitates the clerk weighing and identifying produce without needing to open the bag. These bags are large enough to handle six to eight. I initially bought them for produce but ended up using them for multiple purposes. The soft but durable mesh is even suitable for use as a laundry bag for delicates. With that said, these are washable. The darker colored materials did bleed slightly when laundered so cold water and like colors are recommended. Great way to cut down on plastic and to give your produce some fresh air.” —Karen Sagisi

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

2.

A set of five, easy-to-clean, dishwasher-safe, silicone lid covers that will supplant all the plastic wrap currently covering foodstuffs in your kitchen. Also comes with four chip clips!


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Promising review: “Love that they can be used in hot and cold situations, as lids for boiling pots and covers for dishes in fridge, saving one-use items such as foil or plastic wrap.” —Isobel

Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

3.

A set of 10 pairs of nonslip, reusable fiberglass chopsticks so the next time your order your favorite ramen dish or dumplings, you can confidently check off the “no utensils please” box on the app.


Amazon

Promising review: “These are great. I always forget to ask for chopsticks when we get takeout and usually hoard extra wooden single-use ones, which feels wasteful. We also use chopsticks as stir-sticks for mixed drinks, so awhile ago I grabbed the semi-reusable bamboo kind at the grocery store to keep on hand. But after a while, they get warped or icky after sitting in wash water too long and they just become trash, too. These are awesome, they have good weight and grip, but best of all, they are machine-washable. Since we’re trying to avoid single-use items where we can but are also busy/lazy, little things like this are perfect.” —Burgi

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors).

4.

A roll of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, machine-washable, reusable bamboo towels, because you really have no idea how many paper towels you use and waste, do you?


Amazon

You don’t realize how many paper towels you go through in a day until you run out of them (and can’t easily restock your supply). Using these bamboo towels (which were recommended by a coworker) changed the way I approached cleaning up household messes. These were great for taking care of the kitchen counter top throughout the day (especially while trying to feed a toddler). Didn’t quite make it to the six-month mark on one roll but that’s certainly a goal!

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+.

5.

A 12-pack of non-stick, silicone, reusable cupcake liners that require no greasing or cooking spray making it much easier to mouth-vacuum every last crumb from compared to standard (and wasteful) wax wrappers.


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Promising review: “I have always wanted to buy silicone cups because I love to bake (but hate foil and paper cups), so I’m glad I finally got around to it. These are perfect. They are fun and colorful, and despite feeling thin, they are very durable and hold up to oven temperatures no problem. I didn’t have to adjust baking times or grease the cups. My muffins came out really easily with minimal residue. A little tedious to clean because the crumbs get caught in the grooves, but not a huge deal. I just flipped them inside out and scrubbed with hot water and soap. I would definitely recommend these for any baker!” —Paula

Get it from Amazon for $8.18+ (available in 12 and 24 packs).

6.

A set of 10 extra-long reusable silicone drinking straws, because plastic straws are cancelled and paper straws totally suck (in the pejorative sense). Comes with a cleaning brush and carrying case.


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Promising review: “These straws are awesome. These are the first reusable straws I’ve purchased and I love them. They’re super long, durable, strong, not flimsy at all, and comfortable to use. The little carrying case they come with is super helpful too because it makes it easy to take them anywhere! I love the cute colors they come in. I feel a lot better using these too since I know I’m helping reduce the waste of regular plastic straws. Thank you for the wonderful straws and for supporting ocean life!” —Olive

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

7.

A 10-pack of lightweight, folding reusable grocery bags that can handle up to 50-pounds of grocery goodness with a one-year, no-rip guarantee.


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Promising review: “These hold a lot of weight, no seams on the handles to tear. They are easy to fold back into the bag they came in so you can store them in your car. Easy to wash, I machine wash, air dry them, they dry very fast. I still advise people to use reusable bags, don’t be lazy about washing them. There is enough in here that you can throw one week’s worth in the laundry and have another week’s worth left. Plastic bags are worse than worrying about germs on reusable bags.” —Jen&Phil

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in seven colors).

8.

A four-pack of reusable mop pads to cut down wasteful refills for Swiffer Wet Jets with a re-washable alternative which also keeps your floors just as clean.


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Promising review: “This is one of the best purchases I made and here’s why. It comes in a set of four pads and it will last you a long while. I have only used two of them and they come out of washer and dryer just as new as when they went in. It also absorbs any liquid cleaner you use and there’s no streak or damp spots where you can slip or fall while cleaning, like when you use dry/pre-soaked disposable pads — and it also cleans smoothly on the surface and picks up dirt 10 times better than disposable pads. My family has used them for about month to give it a fair shot and am so glad I got these pads. No more waiting for coupons to come in Sunday newspaper to buy throwaway pads! I highly recommend these guys!” —HJ

Get it from Amazon for $21.24.

9.

A 16-pack of biodegradable bamboo makeup remover pads, which will keep you from making “that face” every time you throw away yet another pad while “taking off your face.”


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Promising review: “Larger than disposable cotton pads. Great with taking off makeup (even waterproof mascara after pressing the pad with makeup remover to your eyelashes for 15-30 seconds). Never had reusable cotton pads before so I’ve just learned something from washing them after first use: in its laundry bag, because they scrunch up together in the wash, they don’t get thoroughly washed and rinsed. I think I might have to soak these cotton pads in soapy water like delicate laundry, 30 minutes before putting them into the wash.” —Lauren

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

10.

A set of double-sided reusable pet hair remover brushs, because pet hair is everywhere (from couches and carpets to car seats and clothing). No refills = no waste!


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Promising review: “Absolutely love this. I have two cats and live in a small house so hair is everywhere but having this and it being reusable has really helped me control the hair in my house. I use it on my couches, blankets, cat shelves, clothes, etc. It’s also super easy to clean out when the brush is full of hair put it in the case and pull it back out and now the hair is in the case and to clean the case out you pull off the bottom and pull the hair out. The travel size is also a great little addition. I highly recommend this item!” —Allie Nold

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

11.

A four-pack of easy-to-clean reusable and refillable coffee filters for Keurigs that’ll make your morning cup a little more environmentally friendly with the ability to enjoy your favorite roasts that might not be available in current K-cup form.


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Promising review: “I have a reusable K-cup at home, but when someone brought a single-serve Keurig to work, I felt like the evil machine in Fern Gully every time I made a cup of coffee. I bought these reusable K-cups because they were affordable and I was hopeful that they would fit the machine. They work great! The only thing is because the lid is a tiny bit thicker than the disposable K-cups, you have to push down a little harder and make sure the lid is actually latched. More than once it has flung the K-cup out at me when it springs back open. Other than that one minor detail, they’re great! I would definitely recommend and purchase again.” —I Love Board Games

Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in 2, 4, 6, and 12 packs).

12.

A set of eight stainless-steel whiskey stone reusable ice cubes for those who like to savor their whiskey on the rocks with actually watering it down. Perfect cubes every single time!


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Promising review: “Amazing whiskey stones for people who like to enjoy a cool whisk(e)y in the warm weather. Of course, it doesn’t make the drink as chilled as ice would, but that’s precisely why I ordered these. Ice would make the drink so cold that the numbness would prevent me from feeling the whiskey flavors. This would make the drink just cool enough for the warm weather, while still preserving the true flavors from getting diluted or lost in the super-chilled numbness.” —H

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

13.

A set of three pairs of reusable instant heat packs for warming your hands or body for up to two hours (largest size only). When finished, simply boil them in water for 10 to 15 minutes to recharge. Then bring the heat again!


Amazon

Promising review: “Been using these for nearly a month now. Have used and refused them a couple of dozen times. I’m a driver for a delivery service and use these to help keep customers’ food warm. They work really well and boil to reset quickly. The only drawback I have with them is the metal activation disk can be hard to find sometimes, would be nice if it was a little bigger. I will definitely buy these again and have recommended them to others.” —Topher G.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

14.

An eight-pack of transparent reusable wall hooks to stick on a variety of surfaces (wood, tile, ceramic, metal, plastic) and handle any heavy-duty hanging assignments up to 13 pounds.


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Promising review: “I was super skeptical when I bought these but ‘Command Hooks’ weren’t cutting it and I really wanted to avoid putting holes in my apartment walls since I might have to move again in six months. I’m so glad I took the risk. I used these hooks to hang pots and pans on the wall of my kitchen. They are sturdy AF, easy to apply, and even support the weight of my cast-iron frying pan. 10/10 recommend.” —Kathleen

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

15.

A Stasher reusable food bag for phasing out unrecyclable single-use plastics. Why so pricey? Well, do you know of any other bags that can survive the fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water? We’ll wait.


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Promising review: “I’m one of those people that washes plastic bags and reuses them to 1). attempt to cut back on plastic headed to the landfill and 2). to save a little money. I purchased these silicone bags after seeing a co-worker using them. These have worked out great, and I got a lot of questions about them. I’ve referred other environmentally-conscious friends and they love them too! Easy to love these things, they provide secure seals, very durable, and are easy to clean. Perfect for lunches, snacks, or other small storage needs. I’m sure you can put them in the dishwasher but I generally wash by hand.” —Molly

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six sizes and 13 colors).

16.

A waxed-canvas, durable, plastic-free lunch bag so you’ll never have to brown bag it again and then think about starting your very own sack lunch bunch.


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Promising review: “All the perks of a simple brown bag without worrying that your lunch will fall through the bottom and all the trees I’m saving. It holds way more than I expected. It’s easy to clean and easy to carry. I’m very happy with my new colony co bag!” —Kelly K.

Get it from Amazon for $19 (available in three colors).

17.

A durable, BPA-free plastic 16-ounce, double-insulated travel mug to keep the hot things hot and the cold things cold without any leaks or spills. Also microwave- and dishwasher-safe.


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Promising review: “Bought this for my brother, and he absolutely loves it! It doesn’t make the coffee taste weird, and it helps the planet. Who could ask for more?! Disposable is so yesterday. This is a great way to make a change. Bring it anywhere that serves hot beverages, and now that you are making a difference, and at the same time, it will sometimes save you money! I would recommend for environmentalists, and basically anyone who lives on this earth!” —Adrienne Holmes

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).


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Promising review: “This is a great product and a great idea. I am someone who has a lot of notebooks and journals, I like to write everything down so I remember it. I have wasted countless Post-it notes writing to-do lists and this little notebook not only helps me preserve my beloved post-its, it’s great for the environment as I’m reusing the same pages instead of tearing them out and starting with a brand new page or notebook. I wish I had known about this when I was going to college, how much time and money it would have saved me. I love the fact that you can just scan each page and send it to a specific place that you have designated. Way to go Rocketbook! You are my new favorite thing! I literally show as many people as I can about this.” —Natasha

Get it from Amazon for $30.92+ (available in executive and letter).

19.

An eight-pack of AmazonBasics AA high-capacity rechargeable batteries and charger, because you’re always running out of batteries at the worst time and these can be juiced up hundred of times before being properly recycled.


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Promising review: “I’ve dabbled with other brands of rechargeable batteries, but have found that these not only last the longest, but seem to recharge quicker. In the long run, they’re not only more economical, but better on the environment. The packaging is mostly cardboard, except for the plastic shrink wrap. The plastic uses recycle code ‘1’ which is purportedly one of the safer and easier to recycle categories of plastic.” —Low Tech Grandma

Get it from Amazon for $35.48.

20.

An eight-pack of durable, waterproof, and UV-resistant reusable, rubber twist ties to cut down on plastic, single-use cables or zip ties while keeping all your wires from getting crossed.


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Promising review: “This is the best twist tie and unitized I have found. It’s easy to use and even easier to reuse. I have used it to bundle computer and power cords and get them out of the way. I can’t imagine anyone not being happy with this product!” —Carl W.

Get it from Amazon for $10.96+ (available in three sizes).

21.

A six-pack of wool dryer balls that not only eliminates the need for dryer sheets but improves airflow in the dryer, meaning shorter dry times, less electricity used, and more money back in your well-laundered pocket.


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Promising review: “I live in Los Angeles, so my apartment only offers coin laundry, so every quarter counts. These balls have saved me a lot of dollars thus far! They allow my clothes to dry way faster than previously with dryer sheets, which is awesome because laundry prices keep going up in my building! The balls are pretty big; larger than a tennis ball, but smaller than a softball. I almost always do an extra-large load so I use all six of them at once. Since the wool is unscented, I like to add a little boost of lavender.” —LW

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

22.

A six-pack of BPA-free, puncture-resistant, animal-themed reusable food pouches ideal for serving, storing, and transporting homemade baby food with minimal mess and even less waste.


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Promising review: “I have been really pleased with these so far! They’re pretty easy to fill with a spoon, and the zipper at the bottom is sturdy. No leaks so far. I will say that although they’re tough enough for the dishwasher, whenever we run them through they tend to fold over, and the top half doesn’t get properly cleaned. They really need to be hand washed. Still, they’ve saved us a bunch of money and been totally worth it!” —Ms. S.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (comes in two sizes and three counts).

23.

A set of three washable and reusable beeswax food wraps (made from organic cotton infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin) to keep all manner of food fresh without having to rely on any single-use plastics. Last for up to a year of use!


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Promising review: “I like the fact that I am saving plastic waste by using this product. It is easy to use and I use it to wrap fruits and leftover. It is also easy to clean. The only thing I wish could be that I can use it to wrap meat but the instruction does not recommend that. Overall, great product!” —HW

Get it from Amazon for $18.00.

24.

A reusable, monthly, dry-erase magnetic calendar for taking it one day (or month) at a time and never having to order (or waste) a paper calendar ever again.


The Everblooming Home / Etsy

The Everblooming Home is an Etsy shop established in 2016 based in Centreville, MD that specializes in fridge calendars, funny mom mugs, gifts, decor, and more.

Promising review: “I am very happy with our magnetic dry erase calendar! The way my kitchen is set up, I don’t really have an easy spot to hang a wall calendar. This solves that issue. It is so cute and everyone can use it easily. It is a great way to keep track of all our kids’ activities, appointments, work schedules, etc.” —Holly Wells

Get it from The Everblooming Home for $19.53+ (available with 1–3 pens).

C’mon, you know every time you throw out another single-use item you make one of those Captain Planet kids cry. Time to make some changes and many of these products will help.

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