20 Items Under $150 That Will Change Your Life (We’re Not Exaggerating)

Have you ever stumbled upon something so incredible, life-changing, and affordable that you couldn’t help but shout it from the rooftops? Well, grab your wallets and get ready because we’ve got an exciting list for you.

One Redditor asked, “What can you buy for less than $150 that will change your life?” Many users commented on this post, and we have listed the top 20 items for you.

1. Pillow

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “The right pillow.”

Another replied, “One of the best pillows I’ve found is called Derila; it is memory foam shaped for side and back sleepers so that your head is at the perfect elevation and isn’t awkwardly craning your neck.”

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so why not make it the comfiest experience ever?

2. Green House

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Someone commented, “I bought a greenhouse. I grow my own food all year long now. I haven’t bought anything but potatoes in years now. I only buy potatoes when mine run out .”

Another responded, “I have a 3000 square feet garden, so using the greenhouse absolutely gets all my spring/summer stuff started, and I’m growing my greens right now in the greenhouse.”

No more relying on the grocery store for fresh herbs or spending a fortune on fancy bouquets.

3. Running Shoes

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One said, “I’d go with some of the latest high-tech running shoes. Feels like you’re running on clouds with springs. Your old running shoes from 10 years ago will feel like literal bricks compared to what’s available now.”

Someone else added, “My favorite pair of ASICS feel like CLOUDS. I walked 12 hours in those things and was perfectly fine.”

You don’t need to fork out hundreds of dollars for a pair of quality kicks. There are fantastic running shoes under $150 that provide comfort, support, and style.

4. Hiking Boots

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Nature lovers, rejoice! Affordable hiking boots under $150 are a game-changer for your outdoor adventures.

Someone commented, “A good pair of shoes, tbh; probably hiking boots — something durable.”

Another replied, “Good hiking boots are less than 150. I agree, good boots for hiking keep your hip intact, and good shoes, in general, help your spine.”

5. Long Charging Cable

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We’ve all been there, desperately clinging to the wall socket while our phone is on life support. Fear not! With a long charging cable under $150, you can roam freely while your gadgets juice up.

A discerning Reddit user commented, “Ten-foot charging cable for your phone or other devices. Change your life.”

Another responded, “Every Christmas, I buy tons of 10ft cables (usually braided or with the swivel base to angle the cable) for cheap on eBay and give them out as stocking stuffers. What I love about that is sometimes people will be like, ‘Oh, cook, thanks?’ and not really get what’s so good about it. Then, a week later, they texted me, “Oh my GOD, thank you so much.””

6. Deodorant

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One said, “I know some people that could change their life with a freaking stick of deodorant.”

Another replied, “Bacteria can have a big impact on armpit odor. Corynebacterium in particular, and all you need to kill it is benzene-based acne wash.”

Seriously, who wants to go through life feeling self-conscious about their aroma?

7. Books

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A Reddit user wrote, “Books, lots and lots of books.”

Someone else added, “Indeed, 150$ for Kindle and free books from libgen. I have been doing it this way since forever.”

Whether you’re into mysteries, romance, sci-fi, or self-help, there’s a budget-friendly book or free book out there waiting to captivate your mind and soul.

8. Weighted Blanket

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Ever heard of weighted blankets? If not, you’re in for a cozy surprise. These heavenly blankets are designed to cocoon you in comfort and help you sleep like a baby.

Someone commented, “Weighted blanket for sure. Your body has to get used to it, and you’re not supposed to sleep a full night with it to start.”

Another responded, “And for the sweatier people, a cooling weighted blanket. I love it. Helps with my restless leg syndrome and keeps me cool.”

9. Toilet Stool

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One said, “A toilet stool. Having your knees up while sitting on the toilet is a life changer.”

Another replied, “It does really make a difference. I stay in hotels for work every week, and a low toilet is soooo much better than a high toilet.”

No more straining or feeling like you’re in a never-ending battle with your own digestive system.

10. Showerhead

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “A new showerhead.”

Someone else added, “I like the crazy high-pressure hotel room ones; I found a fifty-dollar shower head. I thought it was a bit much, but I’ve been satisfied showered ever since!”

Say goodbye to feeble water streams and hello to a cascade of relaxation, all without breaking the bank.

11. Blackout Curtains

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Ever had those mornings when the sun rudely wakes you up at the crack of dawn? Well, say hello to your new best friend. Blackout curtains under $150 are the secret weapon against unwanted sunlight.

Someone commented, “Blackout curtains. It kept my place cool during the heat wave, helps me sleep during the day because I work nights, and helps insulate the room during winter. I found nice ones that don’t make my place dull looking.”

Another responded, “Yeah, I bought some that just clip on behind my regular curtains, so it doesn’t change the look of the room at all.”

12. Bidet Spray

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A Reddit user wrote, “A bidet spray, or whatever it’s called. It’s only like 30 bucks, and I haven’t used toilet paper ever since. For some reason, it’s the standard in the whole of Asia, but almost no one in the West uses it. It’s 100% superior to toilet paper.”

Another replied, “Asian in-laws had one in the downstairs bathroom; had SO installed two more upstairs, requiring a whole rewire of the bathroom electrical, and the bidets were much more than $30, but it IS life changing! Even my son uses them. Before, he’d clog toilets with “flushable” wipes, and now…LIFE CHANGING”

Say goodbye to the discomfort of rough toilet paper and hello to the refreshing, cleansing power of a bidet spray.

13. Knives

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Next up – knives. You might think all knives are created equal, but oh boy, you’re in for a treat.

One said, “Whetstones for knives. A quality chef’s knife goes a long way.”

Another responded, “A good kitchen knife. I am a pretty big cook, and when I upgraded to Damascus steel Japanese knives, I refused to use anything but a whetstone. Did it seriously upgrade my culinary skills? Oh yeah, absolutely no doubt.”

14. Sobriety

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A Reddit user wrote, “Sobriety. I’m at about 3 and a half years myself. I don’t really crave much anymore. And when I do, I can easily reason my way through. Keep on!”

Someone else added, “I felt that in my soul. Comin up on 8 years clean and stronger than I’ve ever been.”

With the right support and mindset, sobriety can be your ticket to a healthier, happier life.

15. Dish Rack

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Over the sink dish rack, especially if your home doesn’t have a dishwasher. You can do more dishes at once, and it takes up less counter space. Mine cost about $125. Worth every penny.”

Someone commented, “I have only one sink. It takes up 2/3 of the space to the side of the sink of my traditional dish rack. I set them up so they drip into the sink, then transfer them over the counter once most of the water on the dishes is gone.

I always wipe down the counter afterward because there’s always a little more. The only time I have to shift more than a few plates around is when we have bigger meals or skip dishes for a day. I can also store stuff under when not in use.”

A good dish rack under $150 can turn that chaos into organized bliss.

16. Digital Deadbolts

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Ever fumbled around with your keys in the dark, trying to get inside your own house? Yeah, it’s the worst. But fear not! Digital deadbolts under $150 are here to save the day.

One said, “Digital deadbolts. I got mine for $50 on clearance and love the convenience. I never worry about losing my house key and can create temporary codes for pet sitters.”

Another replied, “I second digital deadbolts. I love my Halo from Kwikset. :)”

17. Air Fryer

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Fried food without the guilt? Yes, please! French fries, chicken wings, you name it – they come out crispy and delicious with way less oil.

A Reddit user wrote, “An air fryer! It’s the best thing u/StacySassy25 owns. Air Fryer changed my life; I rarely use the microwave for anything anymore.”

Another added, “I’ll second the Air Fryer!! The first one I bought my wife was like 60 bucks, and despite being a really basic model, it does exactly what an air fryer’s supposed to do. It’s so much better than just having a microwave and light years faster than a conventional oven.”

18. Dog

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Adopting a dog under $150 can bring immeasurable happiness and companionship into your life. Warning: your heart might explode from all the cuteness!

A user said, “A dog. In Louisiana, our shelter is so overcrowded they are waiving adoption fees on the reg.”

Another responded, “This is what I was going to say too! Adopt a fur baby!!! At least it will change your world…”

19. Kitchen White Board

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Someone commented, “A kitchen whiteboard. Every time you run out of something important, you can write it on the board. Makes it a lot easier to remember that you need to buy milk next time you pop into the shops.”

Another replied, “My son and I do this, and when it’s time to go to the store, we just take a pic of the list to take with us!”

Write down your grocery needs, plan your meals, or leave sweet notes for your family – all in one place.

20. Humidifiers

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “A humidifier for cold winter months.”

Someone else added, “Humidifiers are amazing; a side effect of getting a humidifier is getting angry at yourself for not getting one sooner.”

Humidifiers under $150 might sound like a luxury, but they’re a total game-changer, especially if you live in a dry climate.

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