Top Sellers on Amazon Now
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The Top 30 Items Our Readers Have Bought on Amazon So Far This Year

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Top Sellers on Amazon Now
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Things You're Loving Right Now

While you're busy browsing Amazon, do you ever wonder what everyone else is buying? We do too! To find out which products are most popular among Cheapism's readers — especially now that the weather is warming up and folks are itching to get outside — we took a look at the items that have been ordered the most.

Prices and availability are subject to change. Some items may only be available from third-party sellers.

Related: Quiz: Is It Cheaper From Amazon or Walmart?

Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls
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Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls

Buy on  $9.97  $24.95

Price: $9 
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Pop one, two, or even three of these in the dryer along with a load of laundry and you'll never go back to using fabric softener sheets again. That's the enthusiastic consensus from buyers on Amazon, who praise this set of six New Zealand-made wool dryer balls as a scent-free, organic alternative to chemical dryer sheets.

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Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls
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Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls

Price: $12
Buy It
Food storage containers have been selling like hotcakes (pardon the pun) lately, as have other products to stretch your food dollar. And none have sold more than these BluApple balls. Pop one of these refillable filters in your crisper drawer and keep fruits and veggies fresher longer.

Related: 50 Food Storage Tips to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible 

Edyell Wireless Earbuds
Amazon
MoCuishle Shiatsu Massager
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Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner
Amazon

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner

Buy on  $159.99

Price: $172
Buy It
Summer may be a few weeks away yet, but in some parts of the country the weather is already heating up. A small manual-control air conditioning unit like this one will cool a room of up to 150 square feet and also help reduce humidity.

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent
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Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent

Price: $22
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Warm weather also means the return of outdoor pests like mosquitoes, which can turn a backyard sprinkler party or barbecue into a pain in the neck (and everywhere else). Thermacell claims it can create a 15-foot radius of bug protection, and most owners seem to agree.

No-mes Nail Clippers
Amazon

Original No-mes Nail Clipper

Price: $15
Buy It
Just because you’ve been staying at home for the past several weeks doesn’t mean you should let good grooming fall by the wayside. These nail clippers are a snap to use, owners say, and they’re made in America, too.

S.O.L. Emergency Blanket
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S.O.L. Heat Reflective Emergency Blanket

Price: $5
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Heat-reflective blankets like this one are designed to help conserve body heat in emergecy situations, like being trapped in a stalled car during a blizzard. But based on user reviews, people use these for everything from staying warm on camping trips to creating cat beds and insulated window coverings.

Related: 16 Emergency Essentials You Don't Want to Be Without

Emergency Weather Solar Crank AM/FM NOAA Radio with Portable 2000mAh Power Bank
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Emergency Weather Solar Crank AM/FM NOAA Radio with Portable 2000mAh Power Bank

Price: $35
Buy It
Whether you're preparing for summer storm season or just prepping, this AM/FM/weather band radio will keep you informed and illuminated (and keep your phone charged, too) when disaster strikes and the power goes out. It's solar powered, and you can also charge it manually with the hand crank. 

Lanier Wellness Reusable Face Cover
Amazon

Lanier Wellness Reusable Face Cover

Price: $13.50
Buy It
Face masks. Social distancing. Covid-19. 'Nuff said.

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook
Amazon

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Buy on  $22  $27

Price: $21
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Bring your note-taking into the 21st century with this digital notebook. Handwritten pages can be uploaded to the cloud and shared. When the "paper" is full, stick it in the microwave to erase the ink.

Majestic Bombay Surgical Tweezers
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Majestic Bombay Surgical Tweezers

Price: $8
Buy It
A good pair of fine-point tweezers can be used for so many things, from beauty to first aid. More than 6,000 Amazon buyers give these surgical steel tweezers a very solid average rating, suggesting these will do in a pinch for just about anything. Bonus: They’re available in four different colors.

Freshpaper Food Saver Sheets
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Freshpaper Food Saver Sheets

Buy on  $8.35  $16.15

Price: $10
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These food-saver sheets are infused with fenugreek and aromatics herbs, which can prevent bacteria and fungus from ruining fruits, vegetables, and herbs before you can eat them. One package contains eight sheets, which are recyclable.

ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
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ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

Price: $14
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Whether you're baking, grilling, or frying, an instant-read thermometer will guarantee that food comes out perfectly cooked every time. 

Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
Amazon

Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub

Buy on  $6.99

Price: $8
Buy It
The USB port has proven to be a remarkably durable piece of computer hardware, despite the best efforts of companies like Apple and Google to abolish it. Connect thumb drives, external hard drives, keyboards, and anything else with a USB connection to your computer and plug in to productivity.

Range Kleen Battery Organizer
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Range Kleen Battery Organizer

Price: $15
Buy It
Got a lot of batteries laying about? Organize 'em in seconds with this handy contraption, which also includes a battery tester. Never be caught with a dead AA or 9-volt again!

Mission Cooling Neck Gaiter
Amazon

Mission Cooling Neck Gaiter

Price: $20
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Regular face masks are SO six weeks ago. This washable neck gaiter fits snugly around your face — and no elastic or fabric straps to fuss with. Soak it in water, and it doubles as a cooling neck gaiter for outdoor activity.

Avater HD Webcam
Amazon

Avater HD Webcam

Price: $56
Buy It
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of Americans have discovered what a webcam is. Among the many models that Cheapism buyers have been snapping up is this one. With its high-definition wide-angle lens, the Avater webcam can capture the whole family sitting on the sofa as they chat with loved ones, and it’s compatible with Skype and other major video conferencing apps. (Looking for more options? Be sure to check out our roundup of Cheap Webcams for Staying in Touch While at Home.)

EcoNour Car Windshield Sun Shade
Amazon

EcoNour Car Windshield Sun Shade

Price: $13 and up
Buy It
Nothing is worse than getting into a boiling-hot car on a scorching summer day. A windshield sun shade like this one can go a long way toward keeping your vehicle from becoming a greenhouse on wheels.

'The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook'
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'The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook'

Buy on  $5.88  $10.90

Price: $10
Buy It
If you were one of the millions of Americans who received an Instant Pot as a holiday gift or finally succumbed to the hype and bought yourself one, you're going to need some cooking inspiration. Here you are: 800 recipes to prepare everything from beans and grains to meat, fish, poultry, and more — all in a user-friendly, spiral-bound design.

ACEP First Aid Manual 5th Edition: The Step-by-Step Guide for Everyone
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ACEP First Aid Manual 5th Edition: The Step-by-Step Guide for Everyone

Price: $12
Buy It
First-aid products are suddenly hot with Amazon shoppers, none more so than this illustrated manual by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Learn how to monitor vital signs, treat injuries and broken bones, and provide crucial care while paramedics are enroute. Available in paperback only.

Related: 16 Emergency Essentials You Don't Want to Be Without

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush
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Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Buy on  $56.89  $59.99

Price: $57 
Buy It
This Revlon hot air brush is a longtime favorite beauty buy, something reflected in the nearly 30,000 Amazon reviews. The ceramic-coated wand is designed to tame tangles, straighten frizz, and make styling a cinch. It's available in four colors.

Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish
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Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish

Buy on  $7.20

Price: $4
Buy It
How are some of our readers coping with sheltering in place? By cleaning their stainless-steel kitchen appliances, to judge by the popularity of this cleanser.

Meross Smart Power Strip
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Meross Smart Power Strip

Price: $31
Buy It
There are never, ever enough outlets. This power strip gives you four extra places to plug in, plus four USB ports. And it's Wi-Fi enabled, meaning you can turn it off and on with just a tap of the Meross app.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-Piece Set
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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Containers

Price: $31
Buy It
Cooking more at home since the whole shelter-in-place thing began? You're not alone. Readers have been snapping up food-storage containers from Rubbermaid and other brands in the past couple months. This three-piece set includes one 6.3-cup and two 17.3-cup containers with lids. (In search of more options? Be sure to check out The Best Food Storage Containers You Can Buy, According to Amazon Reviews.)

Sovereign Gear American Flag & Eagle Leather Journal
Amazon

Sovereign Gear American Flag & Eagle Leather Journal

Price: $32
Buy It
Let your red, white, and blue pride show with this leather-bound, 300-page journal. 

Waka Coffee Quality Instant Coffee, Colombian, Medium Roast
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Waka Coffee Quality Instant Coffee, Colombian, Medium Roast

Price: $12
Buy It
This brand finished first in our taste test of 13 instant coffees, beating out Starbucks, Maxwell House, Folgers, and other popular choices. It's not cheap; you get just eight packets per box. But our resident coffee snob described it as "hands down the closest in flavor to freshly brewed drip coffee."

Surpahs Over the Sink Roll-Up Dish Rack
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Surpahs Over the Sink Multipurpose Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

Buy on  $21.98  $34.99

Price: $22 and up
Buy It
If you're short on counter space or just don't want a traditional dish rack cluttering up the space, this roll-up dish drying rack could be the answer to your dishwashing prayers. Unroll it over your sink or spread it over a towel and let wet dishware drip-dry. Roll it back up when done and stash it away.

Rubbermaid Easy Find 60-Piece Food Storage Containers
Amazon

Rubbermaid Easy Find Vented Lids Food Storage Containers

Price: $31
Buy It
If you've got a large family (or just a whole lot of leftovers), you'll need a really big set of food-storage containers. Just like this one. The 30-piece set of containers range in size from 1/2  cup to 9 cups in capacity. The 3-, 5-, and 7-cup containers have vented lids, allowing steam to escape while they're in the microwave.

photo prints
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What Else People Are Buying?

Apparently people took a lot of photos while they were stuck at home this spring, because they ordered a lot of photo prints. And they're still snapping up first-aid products, including Nexcare Flexible Clear Tape, Caladryl Clear topical analgesic lotion, specialized shears for cutting bandages, and hand sanitizer, which is almost always sold out, are also big sellers. Also food storage containersproduce savers, and also somewhat surprising to us, mousetraps