30 Products DIYers Shouldn’t Pass Up at Costco
In a trip to Costco, you can stock your workshop with necessities like paper towels and trash bags, but you won’t believe what else DIYers can find there.
Many furnace filters should to be replaced monthly. Help keep your furnace running efficiently by always having new filters on hand. Costco carries many filters in various sizes and price points. Plus: Check out 13 Costco tips frequent shoppers keep to themselves.
Stainless Steel Rolling Workbench
Maybe you don’t have a ton of space in your garage for a full DIY workshop, which is why this cart is the perfect solution. Store all of your tools within the cabinets, and when the weekend hits you can just drag this cart into the center of your garage (or even out in the driveway) for your weekend workshops. The butcher block on top is 1-1/2 in. thick, and the drawer weight capacity is 100 pounds. Did you know you can also buy these 15 gourmet foods at Costco?
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Costco sells a 70-piece screwdriver set from Titan that comes with a freestanding storage rack to help keep screwdrivers organized. Next time you find yourself using a screwdriver in a dark spot in your home, try this lighted screwdriver hack.
If you use a lot of batteries for all those remotes, controllers and toys, you can get a deal at Costco. Kirkland batteries, according to Kiplinger, cost less than name brand batteries when purchased in large quantities. This is the proper way to get rid of used batteries.
Costco sells the 24V Circular Saw from Greenworks, which features a laser line for accuracy, the ability to make up to 45-degree bevel cuts and it has a battery that’s compatible with up to 20-plus tools. Follow these pro tips to using a circular saw safely and effectively.
Ladders come in handy for everything from roof and gutter work to organizing the garage. Costco offers a couple models, along with some accessories such as a work platform. When using a ladder alone, follow these DIY safety tips.
Jumbo Steel Storage Cabinet
Not only will this Costco tool chest be perfect for tools and other DIY products, but it’s great for getting that extra storage out of the way as well. If you recently stocked up at the grocery store for paper towels, coffee, soda, even office paper, this cabinet is the perfect place to keep it safe and dust-free.
Costco sells a two-pack of 50-foot extension cords that feature an indicator light in the receptacle end to let you know when it has power. Not sure how to store all those extension cords? Try this simple extension cord storage solution.
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If you have a Costco membership, put it to good use and fill up on gas while you’re there. You’ll likely find the gas is cheaper at Costco than it is at nearby competitors. Here are 10 things you should know about gasoline.
Keep your fireplace and chimney clean with an ash vacuum. Costco offers a 4-gallon ash vacuum model from Porter-Cable that will make quick work of cleaning not only your fireplace, but fire pits and wood-burning stoves, as well.
Whether you’re looking to give a room an updated look or need one for a craft project, Costco is a good place to buy mirrors. Try adding a mirror to a dark room to help reflect more light.
Costco offers gloves for many different projects, including a two-pack of high performance mechanic gloves from Terra. Gloves should be on every DIYer’s must-have list.
Keeping the bigger tools in order—like shovels, leaf blowers, even mops or ladders—can be difficult in a garage or shed. Most people tend to stack them on top of each other, requiring you to dig around for that item. Use up the empty wall space in your garage with this panel set. By knowing exactly where your items are, you will save a ton of time. Plus, it will give you more space in the garage to work on your projects!
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This Briggs & Stratton 4.5-gallon air compressor, available at Costco, runs 80-percent quieter than other models and has a durable, induction motor that has been qualified to last longer than a standard motor. Try building an air compressor cart to wheel your compressor to wherever it’s needed.
Mobile Storage Shelves
This storage rack is so versatile, it could be used for whatever storage you need. Put away those larger power tools on this rack, or get some bins to store the smaller stuff. Or use it to get those knick-knacks around the garage out of the way so you have space to do your DIY project!
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Home mechanics can use Costco to stock up on motor oil and DIYers can always use WD-40. Maybe you’re always in need of painters or electrical tape. No matter what product you use most, consider checking the price at Costco during your next trip.
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
Costco offers this three-piece T-Handle wrench set from BonAire which features a four-position anodized speed grip and rubberized T-handle for easy use. Designed for use in tight spaces, the set includes a 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch square drive, along with a 1/4-inch magnetic hex bit drive. Make this simple tote for your wrenches.
Buying prescription glasses at Costco is a “no-brainer,” according to Bob Niedt, an online editor at Kiplinger’s. “I compared Costco prices to ones sold at the offices of eye care professionals, brick-and-mortar eyeglass retailers and online, and Costco had the lowest prices and offered superior customer service for selecting, ordering, fitting and adjusting them.” They’re super-chic too, believe it or not. Check out these 12 things Costco employees won’t tell you.
Costco sells a couple service jacks, including this 3-ton professional grade jack from Arcan, that will come in handy next time you’re doing auto repair at home. If you’ve never used a car jack before, follow these crucial safety steps.
Even Non-Members Can Enjoy Costco!
Still deciding if you should take the leap and buy a Costco membership? Although memberships sit at $60 annually, it can still be quite an expense up front just to shop for groceries. If you’re still trying to decide, it may be worth trying out some of the products and experiencing the benefits of Costco’s cheap prices before going all in. Luckily enough, there are a few things you can purchase that don’t require that $60 fee.