15 household essentials currently discounted on Amazon

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·5-min read
Amazon has a sale on essential household items, from batteries to toothbrush heads and cleaning products. (Amazon/ Yahoo Style UK)
Amazon has a sale on essential household items, from batteries to toothbrush heads and cleaning products. (Amazon/ Yahoo Style UK)

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We’ve all been excited to sit down and tune in to our favourite programme, only to find the battery for the TV remote has died, and those working from home during the coronavirus lockdown may have found themselves getting through printer ink at an alarming rate.

Household essentials often get forgotten about when we’re doing the weekly shop, and this is where Amazon can come to the rescue.

The online retailer has reduced prices on select household products that we always need more of.

From batteries and lightbulbs, to ink cartridges, cat food and cleaning products, there are huge discounts on a vast array of items to keep on hand for a rainy day.

Shop the 15 top-rated picks on Amazon

Duracell Plus AAA Alkaline Batteries [Pack of 12] | £5.99 (Was £9.99)

Duracell Plus AAA Alkaline Batteries [Pack of 12]
Duracell Plus AAA Alkaline Batteries [Pack of 12]

It’s so disappointing when a gadget runs out of batteries and you rummage through your junk draw to discover you’ve run out of replacements. These Duracell Plus AAA are 40% off, making them a much more reasonable £5.99.

LxTek Remanufactured for HP 304 304XL Ink Cartridges | £33.99 (Was £39.99)

LxTek Remanufactured for HP 304 304XL Ink Cartridges
LxTek Remanufactured for HP 304 304XL Ink Cartridges

You’re not the only one who misses the office printer. Working from home has meant a lot of us have had to invest in our own printers, which has come with the unpleasant reminder that ink cartridges are rather expensive - so we’ll definitely take this 15% off.

Stardrops Pink Stuff Paste | £3.31 (Was £6.76)

Stardrops Pink Stuff Paste
Stardrops Pink Stuff Paste

Stardrops’ The Pink Stuff has gathered quite a following of fans including Mrs Hinch, and has even gone viral on Tik Tok. The paste can be applied on practically any dirty surface as it removes stubborn stains and grease with ease.

Dettol Wipes Antibacterial Bulk Surface Cleaning | £19.50 (Was £36)

Dettol Wipes Antibacterial Bulk Surface Cleaning
Dettol Wipes Antibacterial Bulk Surface Cleaning

Ensuring your desk is clean and free from germs and bacteria is essential, which is why this six-pack of disinfectant wipes is bound to be hugely popular with shoppers. The wipes remove 99.9% of bacteria, and with 46% off the price, this is a bargain not to be missed.

Andrex Gentle Clean Toilet Tissue | £16.88 (Was £23.75)

Andrex Gentle Clean Toilet Tissue
Andrex Gentle Clean Toilet Tissue

In early lockdown, toilet rolls were hard to come by, as some shoppers were stockpiling. Although the mad rush has eased, some are still keen to keep in extra supplies.

Ultimate Home Cleaning Kit | £17.50 (Was £18.66)

Ultimate Home Cleaning Kit
Ultimate Home Cleaning Kit

Those who have been channelling their inner Mrs Hinch will go head over heels for this complete cleaning kit, which includes a product for the bathroom, kitchen, living room and upholstery.

Microfibre Cleaning Cloth | £13.59 (Was £15.99)

Microfibre Cleaning Cloth
Microfibre Cleaning Cloth

Preparing to have a tidy up only to find you have run out of sponges and cloths, is very annoying – which is why this multipack of 24 microfibre cleaning cloths are such a good buy. These cloths do not leave any lint on surfaces.

LE GU10 LED Bulbs | £9.33 (Was £15.99)

LE GU10 LED Bulbs
LE GU10 LED Bulbs

We’ve all been there: you’re quietly reading or eating and suddenly a light blows and you’re left sitting in the darkness frantically searching for a lightbulb. So this set of 5 50W Halogen lightbulbs, which are now 42% off, is a wise investment.

LUFENG Bath Mat Set 2 Pieces | £14.43 (Was £16.99)

LUFENG Bath Mat Set 2 Pieces
LUFENG Bath Mat Set 2 Pieces

One of our pet peeves is when people drip water and leave wet footprints behind after having a shower or a bath, which is why this bath mat two piece is ideal. One can be placed outside the shower cubicle, and one around the toilet seat.

AOLIGEI 20pcs Clothes Hangers Space Saving | £14.44 (Was £21.99)

AOLIGEI 20pcs Clothes Hangers Space Saving
AOLIGEI 20pcs Clothes Hangers Space Saving

Hangers truly are like gold dust, but even when you can find one, having enough space in your closet to fit all your clothes can be problematic. This nifty hanger can hold up to 20 items, and can slot into your wardrobe horizontally or dropped down vertically to save on space.

LiCB CR2450 3V Lithium Battery | £5.90 (Was £6.99)

LiCB CR2450 3V Lithium Battery
LiCB CR2450 3V Lithium Battery

Why is it whenever we need to be anywhere on time, our watch battery dies? This 10-pack of batteries are compatible with remote controls, watches and calculators as well as electronic notebooks, and are well worth stocking up on with 16% off.

Whiskas Wet food pouches | £17.79 (Was £26.07)

Whiskas Wet food pouches
Whiskas Wet food pouches

We may make sure the cupboards are full for us, but we mustn’t forget about our furry friends. Amazon has 32% off a pack of 84 Whiskas pouches, which contain food in jelly for cats aged one and above.

Oral-B Genuine CrossAction Replacement White Toothbrush Heads Bulk Pack of 10 | £25.99 (Was £32.03)

Oral-B Genuine CrossAction Replacement White Toothbrush Heads Bulk Pack of 10
Oral-B Genuine CrossAction Replacement White Toothbrush Heads Bulk Pack of 10

Making sure you have spare toothbrush heads is essential for good oral hygiene. The replacements can be quite costly, which is why we plan to take full advantage of Amazon’s offer.

Pritt Glue Stick | £2 (Was £4.99)

Pritt Glue Stick
Pritt Glue Stick

As children return to schools and homework, you will no doubt be finding your Pritt Stick glue often runs out or goes awol, which is why buying a value pack of three is a good idea - especially when they are less than half price.

Baylis & Harding Jasmine and Apple Blossom Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash | £3.99 (Was £6)

Baylis & Harding Jasmine and Apple Blossom Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash
Baylis & Harding Jasmine and Apple Blossom Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash

Baylis & Harding hand wash makes a bathroom feel a little more luxurious. This hand wash contains an odour neutralising sweet fragrance, but also kills 99.9% bacteria, and is reduced in Amazon’s sale.