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3 Household Items Well-Worth $10

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Jessica
08.07.12

Sometimes, you get what you pay for. Earlier today, we covered four simple ways to save $10 around the house. Now, it’s time to put that dough to good use! Here are three items that only cost around $10, but are extremely valuable to you and your house.

1. A 16-Ounce Box of Baking Soda

Baking soda is the Jack of all trades when it comes to home maintenance. It can be used as a cleaner, degreaser and an air freshener, so by purchasing in bulk you’ll be able to accomplish tons of household tasks without needing extra supplies. 

2. Radon Test Kit

Radon is a gas that causes lung cancer and leads to more than 20,000 deaths each year. It’s tasteless, odorless and can be a problem in all 50 states, so it’s crucial to test your home. By purchasing and using a simple radon test kit, you could very well save your own life, and the lives of your family members. For details, read: Test for Radon.

3. Smoke Detectors

About 62 percent of home-related fire deaths occur because the home did not have working smoke detectors. Make sure your home is protected by purchasing smoke detectors and testing them regularly.

What’s the most bang you’ve ever gotten from a $10 purchase?

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