All the Basics Without Breaking the Bank
Furnishing a house or updating an existing space can be a massive undertaking, taxing to both your time and budget. You need all sorts of essentials for every room in your house, and the cost can multiply quickly. Luckily, Bed Bath & Beyond is here to help with a new collection, Simply Essential, that offers plenty of basics in virtually every home category for insanely reasonable prices. There are even some offerings for as little as $1 or $5! (Further discounts are available for Beyond+ members.) You can pick up bedding, pots and pans, towels, blankets, shower curtains, and more without going over your budget. Here are just a few highlights.
Simply Essential Microfiber Standard/Queen Pillow
If your sore neck is telling you that it’s time to replace your sleeping pillow, this Simply Essential model may be just right for your comfort and budget. Site reviews rave about this pillow’s fluffy insert that delivers a restful night’s sleep. Polyester fill provides medium support to help align your spine as you snooze, and the pillow’s 100 percent polyester microfiber cover is machine washable. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Microfleece Blanket
You’ll want to cozy up with this warm fleece blanket on cold winter nights or during your at-home movie marathons. Simply Essential’s microfleece blanket is made of a lightweight, breathable polyester fabric that’s machine washable and pill-resistant. It comes in twin, full/queen, and king sizes, and offers four color options to complement your existing bedding. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential 9-Piece Comforter Set
Homeowners seeking to overhaul their entire bedroom aesthetic may find it challenging to track down a complete comforter set that doesn’t require dropping a ton of dough. This Simply Essential set, available in multiple colors and patterns, offers a soothing design that’s made of soft 100 percent polyester that helps you rest comfortably as you drift off to sleep. Available in twin and full sizes, each set comes with a 130-thread-count fitted sheet, a 130-thread-count flat sheet, a matching comforter, pillowcases, and pillow shams. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Cotton Bath Towel Collection
Towels that start at just $2? That’s right: The Simply Essential towel set retails from $2 to $15 ($1.60 to $12 for members) without sacrificing quality. These soft and absorbent towels come in fashionable solid colors, including Blue, Bright White, Grey, and Rosewater. They have a low-linting design and are made from 100 percent cotton. The collection includes bath towels, bath sheets, hand towels, and washcloths. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Open-Top Wastebasket
Now, a trash can isn’t the most glamorous item you can purchase for your home, but it’s one of the most practical. For only $3, you can pick up a compact, versatile wastebasket that is up for the less-than-sexy gig of holding your bathroom trash. This plastic waste bin has a 2.25-gallon capacity, an open top, built-in side handles for easy transport, and a slim rectangular shape that can fit in tight spaces. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Bathroom Space-Saver
Part of the Simply Essential Bathroom Furniture Collection, this over-the-toilet shelving unit is a reasonably priced solution to any bathroom storage conundrum. With a steel base and powder-coated finish, it adds a sleek touch to the bathroom and holds all manner of necessities conveniently and efficiently. The freestanding, space-smart unit weighs just 7 pounds. It’s available in silver, white, or oil-rubbed bronze and comes with an anti-tip kit to secure the unit to the wall; assembly required. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Nylon Kitchen Utensil Collection
Durable kitchen utensils that fit your budget can be difficult to find, and all those spatulas and slotted spoons can really add up, particularly when you’re setting up your kitchen for the first time. That’s why the Simply Essential Utensil Collection is such a fabulous deal: Each utensil retails for $1 (80 cents for members). These 100 percent durable nylon utensils are dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and each handle comes with a convenient hanging hook. The collection includes a solid spoon, a slotted spoon, a solid turner, a ladle, and a strainer. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Nonstick Aluminum 12-Piece Cookware Set
For $35, you can get a full cookware set, including two fry pans, two saucepans, a Dutch oven, a solid spoon, a slotted spoon, and a slotted turner. The cookware is made of thermally efficient, durable aluminum for fast and even heating. The nonstick interior makes the cookware easy to clean, glass lids let you monitor food during cooking, and phenolic handles stay cool to the touch for safe maneuvering. All pieces are dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Flexible Color-Coded Cutting Mats
For less than $10, you can get a complete set of four flexible cutting mats for the kitchen. To help prevent food cross-contamination, these mats are made from a hygienic, nonporous plastic that doesn’t trap bacteria. The colorful, lightweight mats are easy on knives. Plus, they are food-safe and BPA-free, and they can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Simply Essential Soft Square 12-Piece Dinnerware Set
Where else can you get four place settings for the incredibly reasonable price of $20. Perfect for any dining occasion, from casual to formal, this contemporary dinnerware will bring a modern aesthetic to your table. Each set is made from microwave- and dishwasher-safe porcelain and includes four dinner plates, four salad/dessert plates, and four cereal bowls. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
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