- 1 Organize with an easy-to-use label maker
- 2 A smart speaker that moonlights as an alarm clock
- 3 Evict your dust bunnies
- 4 Free up desk space with a monitor arm
- 5 Keep your passwords protected
- 6 Fast storage for less
- 7 The Best Bag and Cable Organizers
- 8 The Best Desktop Organizers
- 9 What to Buy: To Organize Your Fridge (and Keep It Neat)
- 10 The 10 Tools You Need for Basic Home Repair
- 11 Related
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When your home is a mess, your head is a mess. Studies have shown that a cluttered home can make it hard to think straight, and disorganization can bring your productivity levels to a standstill. Reclaiming your space, by banishing the dust bunnies taking up residence under the couch and clearing your nightstand, can go a long way. And, thanks to the Wirecutter Deals team’s sleuthing, you can now pick up the tools you need to take control of your space for less. Here are the best deals we’ve found this week to help you clear the clutter and keep your home (and mind) in a state of organized bliss.
Organize with an easy-to-use label maker
Dymo LabelManager 420P Label Maker
Deal price: $64; street price: $90
Though cleaning is a huge step toward making your space neater, a good organization system has an equally big impact on helping you keep things in their rightful place. After all, there’s no point in putting all of your spices in a drawer if you can’t read any of the labels and have to pull them all out in order to finally find the cumin (it’s always the last bottle). A label maker can change all of that. Whether you use it for items in a medicine cabinet or a spice drawer—or you’re using it as an excuse to finally organize the boxes in your garage—a label maker is a useful tool that’ll help restore order to your home. The Dymo LabelManager 420P, our top pick, offers just about everything you’d want from a label maker. Its compact size and comfortable-to-use keyboard makes it easy to hold and operate with one hand. It also has a large, bright screen that makes viewing and navigating the printer’s interface a breeze. It’s down to $64, so this is a great chance to pick up a superior, rechargeable label maker for less.
Read our review of the best label makers.
A smart speaker that moonlights as an alarm clock
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock
Deal price: $26; street price: $50
Your nightstand is so cluttered that you often knock over things (like a full glass of water) in the morning when you’re blindly feeling around for your blaring alarm clock. Swapping your smart speaker and alarm clock for a two-in-one Echo Dot clock won’t solve all your organizational issues, but it’ll free up a little space at least. The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock sounds and works just like the standard Dot. But the Echo Dot adds a very useful digital clock display that makes it a good choice for a nightstand alarm clock. This device—which can play sounds to lull you to sleep just as easily as it can coerce you into consciousness in the morning—is down to a new low price.
Read our review of the best Alexa speakers.
Evict your dust bunnies
Eufy RoboVac 12 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $160 with code 93XPN95; street price: $240
Are the dust bunnies threatening a siege on your home? It’s time to take back what is rightfully yours and banish those bunnies to the bowels of a robot vacuum, one that will do your bidding while you kick back and watch it work. The Eufy RoboVac 12, a variant of our budget pick, is an affordable and efficient vacuum, fitting under more furniture than the rest of our picks as it quietly moves from room to room. Though it lacks the ability to be repaired (unlike the Roomba), it’s still a great option for anyone on a tight budget, or if you’re planning on building out your robot army. Just don’t forget to use the code 93XPN95 at checkout to secure the deal price, which makes the Eufy RoboVac 12 about $30 cheaper than our current budget pick.
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.
Free up desk space with a monitor arm
Fully Jarvis Monitor Arm
Deal price: $79 with code WIRECUTTER20; street price: $100
If you’ve had trouble concentrating at work, you might want to take a look at your desk. Is it a cluttered mess? Clearing out your workspace can potentially do wonders for your productivity, and installing a monitor arm can help save a lot of desk space. We recommend the Fully Jarvis Monitor Arm, our top pick for the best monitor arms. The Fully Jarvis is easy to set up and adjusts smoothly into a wide range of positions and angles, which can make your setup more ergonomic and better for you over time. It normally sells for $100, so this is a rare discount for a sleek and stylish monitor arm that also comes with a solid five-year warranty. To secure the $79 deal pricing, be sure to add the code WIRECUTTER20 at checkout by August 12.
Read our review of the best monitor arms.
Keep your passwords protected
1Password Password Manager Subscription (Individual or Family Plan)
Deal price: $18; street price: $25
You need a password manager. And before you ask—no, the Post-It notes that you’ve scrawled your passwords on and stuck to your desk and monitor are not the same thing (as my co-workers like to keep reminding me). Besides cluttering your desk space, those sticky notes pose a huge security risk. A password manager like 1Password, our top pick, not only acts as a place to securely store your key codes but also generates new passwords when it’s time to change things up. If you’re a password manager rookie, you’ll appreciate 1Password’s plain-language security recommendations (no more having to translate jargon) and the app’s user-friendly interface. This deal (for new customers only) brings the price of the individual and family subscriptions down to $18 and $30, respectively, only until August 12, making now a good time to snag a subscription.
Read our review of the best password managers.
Fast storage for less
WD Easystore 8 TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive
Deal price: $130; street price: $180
If you’re running out of storage on your computer, then your home isn’t the only space you should focus on organizing. Reclaim your digital life and free up space on your laptop or desktop computer by transferring the files you want to keep (but don’t necessarily need access to on a daily basis) to a large external hard drive like the WD Easystore 8TB external hard drive. The WD Easystore was the fastest model in our HD Tune and Time Machine testing, but, because of its high price tag, it wasn’t named a pick. This deal, however, drops it to about $20 less than our top pick’s price, making now a great opportunity to save on a fast external hard drive.
Read our review of the best external desktop hard drives.
Source: NY Times – Wirecutter
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