5 Cheap Purchases That Will Make You More Productive

These cheap items can save you time, make you healthy, reduce mental and visual clutter, and most importantly, make you productive.

Irtiza Hafiz


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Being productive does not have to be expensive.

Sure, some products and services that increase your productivity are expensive. Think of powerful laptops like the Macbook Pros, AirPods, high-resolution external monitors, noise-canceling headphones, etc — these can get very expensive.

You don’t have to spend such big bucks all the time to increase your productivity.

Just by spending “a few dollars” you can greatly increase your productivity. In this blog post, I will go over some of these purchases that personally worked for me.

I will address a few definitions first though.

How do you define “cheap”? What’s cheap to me, might not be cheap to you, and vice-versa. It’s pretty arbitrary. I have listed items below that are “cheap in my book”. However, regardless of the subjectivity, most of these items will come in a wide price range. So, I think you should be able to find some products from each category that will fit your budget.

Now, the next question. What criteria did I go through to decide whether to include an item in this list? I will list them below:

  • Saves times
  • Increases focus
  • Helps build routines
  • Reduces friction
  • Helps you spend more time doing productive work

With definitions out of the way, let’s get to the list.

Note: None of these are affiliate links. I just list some products here for your convenience. Feel free to choose other options that fit your style and budget better.

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Irtiza Hafiz

https://irtizahafiz.com Engineering manager who writes about software development and productivity.