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26 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.

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On 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. These are the 12 things at Costco you shouldn’t be without.

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Furnace filters

Many furnace filters should 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. These are the other Kirkland items you should always buy at Costco.

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Stainless steel rolling workbench

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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.

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Screwdriver set

Costco sells a 70-piece screwdriver set from Titan that comes with a freestanding storage rack to help keep screwdrivers organized. Here are 40 home repairs any homeowner can do.

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Full-custom cabinets

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If you are looking to update your kitchen or bathroom, look no further than Costco for an amazing deal. They offer fully customizable cabinets from the brand Tuscan Hills Kitchens & Baths. Available in over 500,000 color and style combinations. Looking for an upgrade? Here are 13 design ideas to make your kitchen look expensive.

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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.

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Barn doors

Barn style doors not only will create a focal point to any interior but their space-saving design keeps your interior spacious and hazard-free. This door is constructed of durable engineered wood and is ready to install in less than an hour. Here are 11 home improvement projects you can do yourself instead of hiring a professional.

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Ladders come in handy for everything from roof and gutter work to organizing the garage. Costco offers a couple of models, along with some accessories such as a work platform.

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Trash bags

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Buy trash bags in bulk at Costco. You’ll find bags for the kitchen, for yard work, for cleaning up after heavy-duty projects, and even pet waste bags. Having a large quantity of bags around means you won’t run out in the middle of a project. Here’s why you should store extra garbage bags in your trash can.
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You do what you can to protect your home, family, and business, but a fire or flood can happen to anyone. Give yourself peace of mind by protecting your most important documents and valuables with a safe. These are the best home safe security experts use in their own homes.

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Costco extension cords

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.

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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 5 secret shopping perks only Costco members know about.

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Emergency kits and supplies

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We can’t always know what the future will bring. Being prepared is one of the oldest and wisest principles known to man. Costco sells emergency kits and supplies ranging from 72-hour kits to three months worth of food and safety supplies. There are many things you can do to prepare for a natural disaster. Here are 11 things to do now to prepare for the hurricane season.

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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.

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Plastic wrap

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You’ll not only pay less when buying the Kirkland brand plastic wrap at Costco, you’ll find it’s just as durable as name brands. Stock up and you’ll be ready for baking season. Here’s the reason why you shouldn’t keep plastic wrap in a drawer.

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DIY Solar

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Costco sells solar-powered products ranging from outdoor lights to solar umbrellas that light up outdoor living areas (ideal for parties). You’ll also find DIY off-grid solar panel kits that can be used for emergency backup systems, RVs, boats, 12-Volt battery charging, small pumps, charging small electronic devices, and operating LED lights.

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Storage wall

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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 by grabbing an organizing set at Costco. 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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Bottled Water

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Costco’s Kirkland bottled water is a great value. After a couple of hours of toiling on your latest do-it-yourself project, there’s nothing like grabbing a cold bottle of this water that you got at a bargain price. Also, you can easily redeem the empties at bottle redemption machines inside of Costco warehouses (in participating states) or recycle them at home. This is why bottled water has expiration dates.

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Plants and seeds

When it’s time to get planting, head to Costco. The store sells plant bulbs, seed packets, and some potted plants for your yard and garden. This is the perfect houseplant for you, based on your Zodiac sign.

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Costco storage shed

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Costco has a full line of storage sheds you can order and have delivered to your home. These high-quality sheds are large enough to store a small utility vehicle or a riding lawn mower, yet small enough to fit comfortably in most backyards without taking up too much space. A shed is a great way to get your outdoor equipment and toys organized.

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Paper towels

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Most of us use paper towels every day, so buy them in bulk at Costco and you won’t have to remember to toss a couple of rolls in your cart every time you grocery shop. Kirkland Signature 12-Count rolls are popular because you can tear off a half or full sheet depending on the size of the mess you’re cleaning up. Here are 9 extraordinary uses for paper towels.
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Mobile storage shelves

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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.

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Popular DIY products

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. Here are 46 amazing uses for WD-40.

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Wrench set

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.

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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.

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Car jack

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Costco sells a couple of service jacks, including this 3-ton professional grade jack from Arcan, above, or this one from CAT, that will come in handy next time you’re doing auto repair at home.

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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 upfront 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. Next, these are the items you haven’t been buying from Costco—but should be.

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