Why Splurge? These Inexpensive AmazonBasics Have 5-Star Ratings

Why Splurge? These Inexpensive AmazonBasics Have 5-Star Ratings

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Brittney Morgan
Jul 4, 2017

We all have brands that we love and are loyal to, but sometimes a low price (accompanied by positive reviews, of course) can sway you to try something new. AmazonBasics are simple and affordable, like buying the generic brand at the grocery store — essentially the same as the stuff you're used to, but for a lower price and without the fancy packaging. In many cases, they're even better than their pricier name-brand counterparts. The ratings don't lie.

All of the AmazonBasics products below have at least 4.5 star-ratings and many customer reviews, in case you need more convincing.

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Silicone Baking Mat, 2 Pack, $12.95

Silicone baking mats aren't all that expensive to begin with, but you can save a few extra dollars with this set. With more than 1,600 positive reviews, they're a steal. Find them here.

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Cotton Washcloths, 24 Pack

These washcloths come in packs of 24 (for only $13.49) or 60 ($28.26) and come in 6 different colors—you can also buy multipacks with 3 different colors each. Find them here.

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High Speed HDMI Cable

Need an HDMI cable? You'll be covered with this one for $6.99 (for a 6 ft. cable). Prices vary by size, and you can also buy them in packs of 2 or 3. It comes with a lifetime warranty and is backed up by more than 11,000 positive reviews. Get it here.

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5 Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

This bedding comes in Twin/Twin XL size (perfect for college dorm rooms) for $38.99, and Full/Queen size for $48.99. It comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter, a pillowcase and a sham (plus an extra pillowcase and sham for the full/queen set). There are other colors and patterns available too. Get it here.

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4 Piece Small Packing Cube Set

These packing cubes can help you organize smaller items in your suitcase, and they come in 6 colors. Amazon also sells different sizes (prices vary) if you need larger options. Get them here for $21.99.

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Garment Rack with Top and Bottom Shelves

Garment racks can get super pricey, but if you live in a small space without a lot of (or any) closets, they can come in handy. You can purchase this garment rack for $43.25, or buy it with a set of 50 velvet hangers for $61.24. Get it here.

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Velvet Shirt/Dress Hangers

Speaking of hangers, if you don't need a garment rack but you're in the market for velvet hangers, you can get these highly reviewed ones (more than 1,400 positive reviews!) for $17.99 for a pack of 50, or $13 for a set of 30. Get them here.

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Digital Kitchen Scale with LCD Display

You can actually buy a quality kitchen scale (it's got more than 1,200 positive reviews) for less than $10. This one can weigh up to 11 pounds of food and is small enough to not take up too much counter space. Get it here for $9.25.

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High-Back Chair Patio Cover

You can protect your patio furniture for less with this waterproof patio chair cover designed to protect against rain and snow. There are also bench, table and sofa covers (prices and sizes vary) available to cover all your outdoor furniture. Get it here for $15.12.

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6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip

Power strips always come in handy, and at $8.99 with more than 1,700 positive reviews, this one's worth it. It's 6 feet long, has a 790-joule, 3-line surge-protection rating and a 15-amp circuit breaker, and it comes in black or white. Get it here.

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