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Inexpensive Everyday Items People Should Own


#1 Chase   $ CAGiversary!   7646 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:59 AM

I saw something similar on Reddit and thought it would be interesting to see what the CAG community says.

Let's start this thread with, say, items 25-dollars (USD) or under.

I'll start with BreathRx Tongue Scrapers. A three-pack for $7.11.

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I have used them for almost 10 years. And I never travel without one. Just one of those inexpensive, everyday items that have become a part of my daily routine.

#2 mrspicytacoman   Apply Ubik only as directed CAGiversary!   1884 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

just brush your tongue with a normal toothbrush.

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#3 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

Duct tape and WD-40. That shit fixes EVERYTHING!

#4 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2942 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

Goo Gone. Great for removing glue residue found on cases (I'm looking at you, Gamestop). One bottle is like a lifetime supply.

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#5 madcyantist   Impulsive Buyer CAGiversary!   789 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

Toothpaste Tube Rollers (like $1 on meritline)

#6 Number83   ¡oɹq 'ʎɹoʇs ןooɔ CAGiversary!   10358 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

Lint Brush

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#7 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22393 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

A set of socket wrenches: $10 from Amazon

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A set of alan wrenches: $10 from Amazon

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A set of screwdrivers: $10 from Amazon.

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EVERY house should have these things (plus a bunch of other tools). [Not necessarily these exact items but definitely a set of each.]

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#8 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Underpants.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#9 Arakias   Inferior Potassium CAGiversary!   3621 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Underpants.


Correction. At least two pairs of underpants.

#10 haywire69   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

condoms and ky-jelly,

#11 combatFlexo   Who are those guys? CAGiversary!   563 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

fleshlight...oops flashlight and a pocket knife.

#12 mr_burnzz   mr. snrub CAGiversary!   1602 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

Netflix subscription and a one hitter.

#13 Access_Denied   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2834 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

A set of socket wrenches: $10 from Amazon

A set of alan wrenches: $10 from Amazon

A set of screwdrivers: $10 from Amazon.

EVERY house should have these things (plus a bunch of other tools). [Not necessarily these exact items but definitely a set of each.]


Haha. When I was a freshman 3 years ago, I knew would need some tools, considering my dad and I work construction and basically survive on our tools. So I went to Walmart and saw a 200-something piece tool set about the size of a drill box. It included metric and standard sockets, wrenches, Alan wrenches and like 40 different screwdriver bits. All for only $15. :lol:

So I reccommend Walmart for anybody who needs the above. But I'd agree with Javery, you HAVE to own some tools. (I would also say a tape measure. There's nothing worse than not having a tape measure around.)

Also, after recently buying one, I'd say a battery charger and rechargeable batteries should be on the list too. We've all still got things that use AAs and AAAs, so we might as well save a few bucks.

#14 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1949 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

Condoms or zip lock baggies and rubberbands.

#15 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   6290 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

A plunger!

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#16 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Vicoden. Preferably 7.5/750 mg. Or a bottle of cheap booze.
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#17 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14826 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Batteries
Bottled Water
First Aid Kit
Flash Light
Non perishable foods
Shotgun
Bullets
Wooden stakes
Torches
Gasoline
Matches
Sleeping bags
Pillows
Condoms
Toilet paper

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#18 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6437 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

Toilet paper.

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#19 Calinks   Chief Executive of St. Paul CAGing CAGiversary!   1082 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:30 PM

There are always about 3 critical times a year where I find that I need a pair of pliers.

#20 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2942 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

A printer. I don't understand how someone could have a computer and not have one.

George Foreman Grill. Kind of a pain to clean out the grease, but it's compact and works great on burgers.

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#21 epobirs   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8482 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

Versatile cables. You can find multi-headed cables at places like Big Lots with every kind of USB plug worth having. You need multiples of these for the house, car, and whatever you take when you're far from home or vehicle. Backpack, luggage, etc.

In this day and age, how dumb would it feel to be unable to charge your devices for lack of the right cable.

Also, USB power adapter plugs for home and car. The cables aren't much use without this.
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#22 epobirs   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8482 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

A printer. I don't understand how someone could have a computer and not have one.

George Foreman Grill. Kind of a pain to clean out the grease, but it's compact and works great on burgers.


And make sure it's a laser printer. Inkjets do not deal well with long periods of non-use. These go for as little as $50 these days.
If I thought I needed to get out in the sunshine I'd play Boktai.

#23 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

You guys are all way off. With either the Vicoden or booze, after using some of it none of that other shit will matter anymore.
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#24 bigpimpin24   Killamanjaro! CAGiversary!   1171 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

Dick in a box.

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#25 Stoneage   Don't touch my stuff! CAGiversary!   2001 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:12 AM

Being dissatisfied and glitter. And a Gamestop nearby.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:14 AM

Floss picks

#27 epobirs   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8482 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

You guys are all way off. With either the Vicoden or booze, after using some of it none of that other shit will matter anymore.


Heh, that makes me think of a great illustration from an issue of High Times around 1976 IIRC. My older brother was young enough that getting hold of it was a big deal as it was treated like porn and not supposed to be sold to minors.

The article was a discussion of Quaaludes aka disco biscuits and why they were the drug of choice for morons. In the picture there were three people. Two, a man and a woman, are on the couch trying to have sex but have become so entangled in their clothes that they are trapped immobile. The third person is at a stereo system trying to change records but has only managed to tear off the tone arm and is staring at in stupefied amazement.
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#28 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   1867 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

I'm gonna go with a stick of deodorant, bar soap and a wash cloth.

Stinky mothafuckas!
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#29 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   6290 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

Batteries
Bottled Water
First Aid Kit
Flash Light
Non perishable foods
Shotgun
Bullets
Wooden stakes
Torches
Gasoline
Matches
Sleeping bags
Pillows
Condoms
Toilet paper



I'm thinking you took the whole y2k thing just a little to seriously. Please tell me you didn't build a bomb shelter too? You got the zombie attack covered as well.

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#30 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

fleshlight...oops flashlight and a pocket knife.


Homemade fleshlight? I'm down.

[SPOILER: UNRELATED TO THE ABOVE] I keep tweezers, Q-tips, nail clippers, nasal spray, and eye drops around me at ALL times. Scissors also. Shit is so annoying when you need one of those items and they are not immediately near you. Inner ear itch, congestion, and painful eyes are especially infuriating. Nail clippers to clip off hang nails and all those little surprisingly painful "skin rip" things you get on your cuticles. Tweezers are good for a variety of uses, so they get a mention too. Scissors are versatile and eliminate a lot of frustration with other things as well.

I keep all of these things at desks, in my car, in any travel bags, laptop bag, bathroom, coffee table, etc. They are all almost within a few seconds reach. I'd call these all required/bare minimum.

After that it depends on what you do all day and where you are. Sharpies, a nice pen, tape, a largely empty USB drive, a USB drive loaded with several apps, a wireless mouse (since I hate laptop touchpads), a keyring multitool, a small multitool/screwdriver with interchangeable bits, sunglasses, generic USB charger that can plug into wall outlets and generic USB cords to charge various devices with, rechargeable batteries and some regular alkalines, ibuprofen, laundry pen/Goo Gone pen, hand sanitizer, headphone splitter cable, lint brush, a small utility knife/razor...

I subscribe heavily to the idea of "always be prepared" and have found that keeping such things handy allows you to help others around you as well. There really is nothing more irritating than needing a tool or item and not having it near you, and either having to go get it immediately (and thus waste time/effort and pay a premium when you could have bought it much cheaper online) or delaying gratification/satisfaction.

Edited by Strell, 18 March 2012 - 02:08 PM.


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