We have all been there before — whether it happens during annual spring cleaning or when an unexpected package arrives, you take pause for the inevitable moment of internal reflection that comes with realizing you have so. much. stuff. Because this “stuff” usually serves no purpose or added value to our everyday life, it’s once more tucked away under beds and in the back of closets only to be discovered — and re-tucked away if you’re anything like me — another day, bringing with it that same question.
As I type this, I can hear my mother’s voice in my head asking, “do you really need to buy that?” — the answer is (of course) “no,” but alas here I am with my pile of stuff that’s come as a result of a good sale. I am referring to the rush of excitement you feel when you’ve come across a good deal but, at the same time, are experiencing an internal struggle of whether or not the sale price is worth the purchase. The reality for most of us is that we don’t need X or Y products — however, this is not to say that you shouldn’t be taking advantage of low prices when you come across a good deal.
Prime Day, for many, is a chance to capitalize on markdowns of big-ticket items. Hot products include laptops, TVs, home appliances and more — but what if you aren’t in the market for a new TV or Roomba vacuum? There’s plenty to stock up on and save big on during Prime Day. Savvy shoppers take advantage of the two-day sale by stocking up on everyday items that, though not as exciting as a new TV, are essential and incredibly useful. From pantry essentials to laundry detergent and pet supplies, Prime Day is a great excuse to save and stock up on practical purchases.
Everyday-Use Prime Day Essentials
One of the best deals I’ve come across so far in my Prime Day planning is 20% off Amazon brand and select exclusive brands everyday essentials. So, what exactly is considered an everyday essential? Everyday essentials span many categories, including home, pet supplies, groceries, baby products, skincare and more. Deals are not exclusive to Amazon brands either; select grocery brands are also feeling the Prime Day love.
This is the ultimate time to stock up on pesky grocery items like seasonings, cooking oils and other pantry essentials. While there are many reasons to be particular about when shopping (especially regarding the item’s brand) chances are you don’t have a favorite ground black pepper, thus making this type of purchase a no-brainer. Pantry essentials such as sugar, rice, bulk garlic and more are also up for grabs at discounted prices.
Time to get snacking, and guilt-free at that. Also included in Amazon’s essentials sale are a plethora of snacks, including healthy choices! Whether you’re buying to stock up your snack drawer for your return to the office or are looking for tasty summertime activity snacks, Prime Day is the perfect excuse to stock up on multigrain bars, pretzels, chips and more.
Baby Prime Day Essentials
It’s no secret that baby products can add up — and quickly. Baby and kids products are included in the Prime Day essentials 20% off sale, which makes it the perfect time to purchase items like baby toothbrushes, formula and even play-centers and strollers.
Skincare Prime Day Essentials
From razors to vitamins, now is the time to fill your medicine cabinet while these personal care items are marked down 20%. Skincare must-haves, such as facial oils, eye creams, serums and masks, are also part of the Prime Day essentials savings. If you’ve been curious about introducing new items into your self-care routine, now is the time to add to cart.
Pet Supply Prime Day Essentials
Don’t forget Fido — the Prime Day essentials deals extend to pet care products, too. Pet shampoo, treats, food and more will be enjoying a nice discount for Prime Day 2021. Solimo, an Amazon brand, will feature much of its inventory in the sale, including their flea and tick medicine (which has garnered over 1,000 4.5-star reviews) and fan favorite jerky dog treats (which has almost 7,000 4.5-star reviews).
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