Clean Up With These Five Editors' Choice Deals on Home Necessities


Let's face it: There's nothing all that glamorous about combing the aisles for trash cans, trowels, and wrenches. But these are the things we need, and so long as they're on the shopping list, why not save huge? Our roundup of home and garden deals includes five awesome Editors' Choice deals, including a Rubbermaid trash can, Glad kitchen trash bags, and an 8-piece wrench set. So are you ready to clean up? It's a savings sweep, just for you.

  1. Rubbermaid Trash CanRubbermaid Roughneck 32-Gallon Trash Can
    Store: Home Depot
    Price: $9.97 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: Before your sanitation professional picks up the garbage, go to Home Depot and pick up this trash can, thus dodging the $10 shipping charge. And a sturdy garbage can this is, too, with features that include a snap-fit lid and easy-grip handles. But perhaps the best feature of all is the bag cinch, which holds the can liner in place. Think of it: No more diving into a smelly can to retrieve a half-crumpled bag that's slipped off the lip.

  2. FlashlightUltrafire CREE XML-T6 1,600-Lumen 5-Mode LED Flashlight bundled with a Carrying Holster
    Store: UltraOK via eBay
    Price: $9.78 with $1 s&h
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: Have you seen the light? Let's put it this way: This deal comes in at $2 under the best price we could find for a comparable flashlight and holster purchased separately elsewhere. The light is equipped with a Cree XM-L T6 LED bulb and features an aluminum alloy body, a tail-cap on-off switch, and waterproof construction. It runs on an 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery or three AAA batteries, but no batteries are included. Note that this product has an estimated delivery date of 2 to 3 weeks.

  3. Fiskars TrowelFiskars Composite Trowel
    Store: Amazon
    Price: 97 cents with orders of $25 or more with free shipping
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: Hey gardeners: Why throw in the towel when you can pick up the trowel, and salvage what's left of the growing season? Amazon offers this deal with orders of $25 or more as part of their new "Add-on Program." (It can only be purchased with an order of $25 or more.) The trowel features nylon/fiberglass composite construction, so you spend less than a buck for a bit of bliss in your bower. What could be better?

  4. Glad Trash BagsGlad 13-Gallon Tall Kitchen Trash Bags 100-Pack
    Store: Staples
    Price: $8.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: September 7

    Is It Worth It?: As the old ad slogan goes, "Don't get mad, get Glad." But make sure you get hooked up as a Staples Rewards member first to snag this deal. (It's free to join.) The cost breaks down to 9 cents a bag, and that's the lowest total price we've seen for this quantity of bags. And the last time we checked, you didn't want to throw your money away, right?

  5. Wrench SetGearWrench 8-Piece Reversible Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set
    Store: Advance Auto Parts
    Price: $29.99 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: Are you ready to ratchet up the savings? The price here is $7 under a similar April mention and tied with a Black Friday mention as the lowest price we've seen. Choose from Standard or Metric, and be sure to choose in-store pickup to avoid the $10.99 shipping fee. These wrenches include a 15-degree offset for increased clearance and compact reversing lever. They're also designed to meet federal torque specifications for standard professional combination wrenches, which means they're plenty strong.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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