If you already have 12 months’ or more in living expenses saved up, AND you currently contribute to your retirement savings on a regular basis, then I urge you to not hoard your wealth and spend some money, to help the economy.
Because I know my audience (y’all are money-obsessed people; it’s okay, me too), I’ve curated a list of money-saving products you can buy – all of which will reduce your expenses in the long run.
Please click and buy from the links provided – there is no additional expense to you. All proceeds from the sales via these affiliate links will go to Covid-19-related charities.
If any of the links didn’t work (item delisted by merchant, sold out etc), or the items you’re looking for is not included here, please go to Lazada via this link.
Happy shopping 🙂
#1 – SodaXpress PINNACLE Value Pack 3
Soda addicts, where you at? They say that each cannister can produce up to 184 x 350ml canned drinks, so assuming one can is RM1.50, you’ll save RM276 (minus ingredients cost) per cannister. The cannisters are refillable, too.
Random business idea: sell weird fizzy drinks to your neighbours, from home?
Time until break even: around 300 cans of sodas
#2 – PENSONIC WATER FILTER 15 LITER PMP-15
Save money on drinking water. I’ve used this exact model for years.
Time until break even: around 2 weeks (if compare with subscription water filter services)
#3 – BRITA MARELLA XL 3.5L Water Jug with Maxtra+ Pack 3 Filter Cartridge
Another type of water filter, this time jug version. Americans like this brand.
Time until break even: around 1 month (if compare with subscription water filter services)
#4 – MAX-AeroPress OEM New Filter Espresso Coffee Maker Portable Cafe French Press Cafe Coffee Pot For AeroPress Machine
Aeropress is said to be the best way to make coffee at home, without spending on those fancy machines.
Time until break even: around 8 Starbucks drinks
Category: Grow own veges
#5 – Hydroponic – Hygrowpot Cute Series
Grow veges from home!
Time until break even: a few harvest cycles
#6 – Plant Pot (50pcs) for DIY Vertical Tower Hydroponics Aquaponics Vertical Garden
For bigger families or the aspiring neighbourhood salad supplier.
Time until break even: a few harvest cycles
#7 – Recyko+ Rechargable batteries
Save money on batteries. Heard a lot of good things about this brand.
Time until break even: around 7 cycles
Click to buy
If you want to buy other types of rechargeable batteries, please go to Lazada via this link.
#8 – Russell Taylors Bread Maker Large 2.0LB (1kg) BM-10
Time until break even: around 100 or so loaves of bread
#9 – Waterpik Cordless Express WF-02E2
This is a water flosser, for those of you with braces and/or people who know they should floss more often, to avoid dental problems in the future. Seriously, no matter how clean you think you brush your teeth, I guarantee you missed. Remove all gunk with this device.
There are other brands but Waterpik is one of the most reputable, based on my research. I use this brand and its good. Buy together with the rechargeable batteries.
Time until break even: more like preventative, to reduce likelihood of bad dental issues
#10 – SOKANO Adjustable Reusable Washable Diaper Pants Nappy Cover (5 Pieces) + 100% 3 Layers Cotton Washable Reusable Diapers Inserts (5 Pieces)
Time until break even: Idk I don’t have kids and I don’t how how many times they need diaper change per day (a lot right?)
#11 – OrganiCup Menstrual Cup
Save money on (disposable) pads and tampons. When it comes to these types of products, don’t go cheap, pick something reputable. I chose this brand because they won ‘Product of the Year’ award.
Time until break even: around 6 months
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If you want to buy other types of menstrual cups, please go to Lazada via this link.
#12 – Momiji Natural Cloth Pads – Starter Pack (9 pc pack)
If menstrual cup is not your thing, then use washable menstrual pads. I picked this particular set because it’s (1) ready stock and not shipped from overseas and (2) sold by Eco shop (or at least I assume so).
Time until break even: around 1 year
Category: Personal care
#13 – Crest 3D White Strips – Ori Full Sealed Box 20 pouches with user manual
Crest White Strips is a super reputable teeth whitening kit – Google it up. I’ve bought it a few times with good results.
In case you don’t know, professional teeth whitening at the dentist cost around RM1000+
Time until break even: immediate
Other money-saving products
Want more suggestions? Here are some more money-saving products you can buy:
- Home appliances that save time so you can use it to earn more money (like the Xiaomi Dreame vacuum cleaner, the one I use now)
- Kitchen appliances and containers (I love my hand blender)
- Condoms (you heard me, you know how much kids cost)
- Home fitness and entertainment products (Google Chromecast anyone?)
- And more
Final reminder: if nothing above rocks your boat, just go to Lazada via this link to buy whatever you want to buy. Thanks for helping me raise money for those affected by Covid-19!