10 ‘Life-Changing’ Products You Can Buy for Less Than $100, According to Redditors

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While we’re skeptical about the whole “change your life” angle — when has a doohicky from Amazon done that? — Redditors recently shared a long list of useful products and services that won’t cost you more than $100. And sure, while most of them won’t lead to a transformative epiphany, these crowdsourced goods are certainly more useful than the average tchotchke. Some could even save your life. Plus, there’s the added benefit that these recommendations come from real people, not money-hungry advertisers. So go ahead and shop — just don’t expect to find (too much) joy and happiness after buying a hand-crank cheese grater.

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A Carbon Monoxide Detector

Price: $10 to $50

OK, we know we pooh-poohed the whole “change your life” idea, but a carbon monoxide detector really could save your life. If you're a renter, see if your state mandates that landlords provide the life-saving appliance before going out and buying one.

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A Squatty Potty

Price: $15 to $75

The Squatty Potty, a stool that puts your body into a squat so you can poop properly, seems like another throwaway fad. But the thread’s top commenter says that the product has “truly” changed their life. Still, it is just a plastic stool, so we encourage you to buy a knockoff.

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A Good First-Aid Kit

Price: $100

It’s better to be safe than sorry and buy a first-aid kit. Who knows when you'll have to deal with a substantial wound on a camping or road trip. “You can make your own with good supplies for around ($100),” a Redditor shares.

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Price: Varies

Smoking is an expensive habit that can quite literally ruin your life. On top of destroying your teeth, damaging your heart, and generally wreaking havoc on your body, smoking cigarettes will make you 15 to 30 times more likely to get or die from lung cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because of the grim statistics, it’s no wonder why Redditors call nicotine replacement therapy — patches, gum, etc. — a life-changing purchase. You can get these smoking cessation tools for free from organizations like 802Quits. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to speak to a quit coach for free.

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10-Foot Charging Cord

Price: $5 to $15

Do you like to doomscroll on social media in your bed but always forget to charge your phone? Reddit has the perfect product for you: an extra-long charging cord. Whether you want to check in on Twitter discourse or read a panic attack-inducing article about climate change minutes before bed, now you can scroll and swipe anywhere in your room!

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