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10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Any money saver needs to update its strategy once in a while. Keeping a good symmetry between the daily needs and the new and modern stuff is not very easy.

You have to make sure you are not wasting money on energy, food or appliances and at the same time you need to stay connected with your kids and your house using gadgets. But can you have all these for the lowest price?

Yes, there are actually smart money saving gadgets that will pay for themselves in a year or less.  But you must choose intelligently, adapt them to your daily needs and keep in mind that all the money you spend now will return to you.

Whether you like security gizmos that will make your home smart, or you love saving energy and creating a great environment for your children, look no more! Keep on reading to discover the best gadgets you should own to save money in the long run!

NEST Thermostat

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Save Energy
Price: $249

This is a fantastic product. I was very skeptical if this would do anything than be more than a fancy pretty scheduler in my new Florida home. My energy savings in the first month is about 25% over using the std programmable thermostat by utilizing auto away and managing things more acutely.

The NEST learns what you want and once it learns your patterns, you are all set and will certainly save. This device will pay for itself in less than 60 days for me….after that it is all money back to my family for other things a large growing family needs. – L. Holloway

NANOLEAF ONE Led Light Bulb

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Save Energy
Price: $24.99

SO EFFICIENT! I saw these in an Architecture magazine and I bought it immediately. I feel like I’m part of the global energy solution simply because of its efficiency.

Eat that, Climate Change. – Tezzy

TP-LINK Smart Plug

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Energy Use Monitor
List Price$59.99
Sale$39.99

Gah this thing is so amazing! I have white Christmas lights that wrap around my ladder leading up to my loft and it was a pain in the butt to keep having to reach under the ladder to plug in the lights whenever I wanted them on.

After ordering the Smart Plug it’s super easy to turn on and off! I love being able to control the lights when I’m not home. It’s super convenient to save electricity when you’re not home but have the ability to flick them on to make sure you arrive to a well-lit home… – A.D

BLINK Home Security

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Protect Your Home from Burglars
List Price: $99.99

Was in the market for a home security system when I had come across these Blink Cameras. After having 2 alarm companies come out and give me quotes on how much everything would run me($1500+ and $30-40 for monitoring) I decided to go with Blink (…)

I’ve had them for about 1 month so far and everything has worked great. Sometimes my dog triggers the cameras but that’s ok because I’ve always wondered what she does when I’m not around. So far I am very happy with the system and I saved a lot of $$$’s with it! – Paul S.

RACHIO Sprinkler Timer

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Save Water
Price: $199.99

This is the single best home improvement item I have bought. It’s tremendously easy to install and far easier to operate. Due to being able to connect to the net my Rachio has saved me almost 15,000 gallons of water.

It will tell you it has detected 0% of rain in the last 24 hours but that it’s going to skip watering because it’s about to rain. And sure enough, each time it’s skipped, it has rained… – Woody

BLUAPPLE Freshness Extender

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Keeps Produce Fresher Longer
Price: $9.69

These plastic apples hold packets that absorb the gasses that turn veggies bad. I have been using them for over a year, and I’ve saved tons of money I used to spend on throwing out food before I got to eat it… – Margo

FOODSAVER Vacuum Sealer

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Save Food
List Price: $199.99
Sale: $159.95

For all of the food I have wasted over the years, this food saver is magical. I repackage meat, fresh vegetables and cheese and they keep incredibly well. I love this and am glad I spent the money on it. In the end I think it will save me money on my weekly food bill. – Sharon J. McKinsey

ITOUCHLESS Bag Re-Sealer

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Save Food
List Price: $24.99
Sale: $15.45

This bag sealer really works and saves so many ‘bits’ of leftover snack and bread items. – Shartoon

LIFESTRAW Water Filter

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Purificate Water
Price: $19.95 

This is one of the most ingenious survival gadgets I have come across ever! I consider it a “must have” for an emergency kit, survival kit, camping, traveling ECT. It is an indispensable item. It prevents the need for water purification tablets or treatments. It is reusable, well made, compact and saves money, space, time and effort. (…) It is definitely the coolest safety/survival item I have seen lately… – Arretamador

NETGEAR WiFi Extender

10 Smart Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

Utility: Save Money on Cable Bill
List Price: $69.98
Sale: $39.98

This item has saved me big bucks. I no longer need to depend on cell data in areas that my wireless router doesn’t reach. The install was extremely easy. I have been using the product for 6 months and haven’t had any problems. Wish I had purchased it earlier. –  Megan Compton

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Irina Vasilescu is our crafty designer. She joined the team three years ago and is also involved in the writing process.

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