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As anyone who’s ever made a New Year’s resolution knows, it takes a lot more than resolve to keep them. Breaking old habits—and making new good ones—can be a tall order, and we, for one, are happy to take all the help we can get. That’s precisely why today’s best Amazon deals largely revolve around products that will aid you in putting your best foot forward for 2021.
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Whether it’s a sewing machine that will help you master a new skill as you wile away the hours at home or an organizational tool that will allow you to finally bring order to that panty that’s in total disarray, the five best sale finds to pick up on the site this Thursday will be just what you need to succeed.
1. 60% off: One of our favorite sewing machines
If you’re new to the world of sewing, a computerized machine, like this Brother CS6000i pick, could be just the ticket. On sale for $179 from its usual $449, it’s far more affordable than many models on the market, earning it a spot among our best sewing machines of 2020. While its low price means it’s got a slightly more flimsy feel than others we tested, we still liked it for beginners for its speed slide controller, variety of feet and reasonable price. It also allows you to select your stitch width and length on its LCD display.
2. Less than $10: This genius kitchen tool
Nothing gives me more anxiety in the kitchen than chopping veggies—especially garlic and onion—and it has nothing to do with a fear of sharp knives. Rather, I worry I’ll drop some the minced pieces on the floor for my cat, who scavenges for anything and anything he can find to eat. Joseph Joseph seems to have invented the solution to my problems in the Chop2Pot foldable cutting board, which just so happens to be on sale for less than $10 today when you click the coupon code beneath the price to drop it to $8.49 in a soft pink hue. With nearly 3,000 reviews on Amazon, this handy cutting board has an innovative design that allows it to fold in at the sides in order to keep contents safely in place while transferring them to your pot or pan. It’s dishwasher safe, and reviewers say the textured board is plenty sturdy for cutting—just note that it’s on the smaller side, so you may want to check out other options if you need something bigger. This item can be ordered now but won’t ship before Wednesday, January 13,
3. Nearly half off: This label maker with more than 22,000 glowing reviews
If getting organized is a goal you’d like to see through in 2021, give yourself a fighting chance with the help of this insanely popular label maker from DYMO. More than 22,000 Amazon shoppers are singing the praises of this bad boy, with one going so far as to call it a “life changer.” Not only will it provide you with durable water-resistant labels to organize your containers, crafts and more, you’ll have your choice of six different font sizes and seven text styles. Better yet, you can connect it to your PC for additional options, so you can truly customize them any way you like. A rechargeable battery, meanwhile, ensures you’ll never be without juice. While you’d normally shell out close to $100 for this maker at $91.79, you can get it right now for $47.99. (Note that you can get it for slightly less at CDW.)
Get the DYMO 280 Label Maker for $47.99 (Save $43.80)
4. A 29% discount: Our pick for the best-valued paper shredder around
Another part of organizing your home is ridding it of clutter, and that includes that mound of outdated, disheveled mail that’s been sitting on your counter for ages. A good paper shredder will take care of the problem, and our pick for the best-valued option on the market, the Royal 112MX, is up for grabs right now for 29% off. Now $70.99, this machine was a favorite for its workhouse performance: It ate up paper for five minutes straight with not so much as an error and even powered through thicker credit cards with no trouble. Mounted on wheels that make it easy to maneuver, you can take this device with you from room to room as you clean up your home. When you’re finished, simply empty out the pull-out bucket. While this shredder won’t ship before Thursday, January 21, you’ll have it in plenty of time for those all-important taxes.
5. Save $35: The smart thermostat that will give you the best bang for your buck
Instead of spending another year complaining about how you’re always cold, why not do something about it and upgrade your thermostat to one you can change on a whim from your phone? As the best-valued smart option on the market, the Emerson Sensi WiFi, is currently on sale for just under $100 at Amazon (though you’ll want to note that you may be able to get it for significantly less through your local energy company with a rebate). While it looks more like a traditional thermostat than many smart options on the market, it’s got great functionality, boasting compatibility with most voice assistants, easy remote control and a straightforward setup. Our testers did experience some connectivity issues with this model, but found it easy to work around by closing and reopening the app.
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