Don't forget batteries! Save on essentials like hangers and lightbulbs in the Black Friday sales

Stock up on batteries, lightbulbs and home improvement products with great savings in the Black Friday deals

Black Friday deals, homeware basics and essentials
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While the Black Friday deals are the best time to get some bargains on popular products, it’s also the best time to stock up on the basics. We’re talking batteries, cleaning products, lightbulbs and general essentials you need around the house. 

It’s extremely helpful to stock up on these products especially if you’re preparing for Christmas. Toys and games are always in need of batteries, so it’s a good idea to have loads of them on hand before the kids open their gifts on Christmas Day. Not only that, you never know when you might need a new lightbulb or when you’re going to run out of coat hangers, so it’s always handy to have extra supplies.

Below are a selection of deals currently on for home improvement basics, plus which UK and US retailers to shop them from.

 Top essentials picks

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Energizer AA Batteries: was £11.49, now £8.59 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Like we said above, it’s so useful to stock up on batteries and Amazon is currently running their early Black Friday deals where they’re taking 40% off selected products. These Energizer AA batteries come in a pack of 24 and have long lasting power, ideal for remote controls or motorised toys.

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Philips LED B22 Frosted Light Bulbs: was £19.99, now £9.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You can never predict when your light bulbs are going to stop working. Rather than live in the dark until you can get to a shop, order them in bulk like the pack of 6 Philips LED B22 Frosted Light Bulbs. 

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Stanley FatMax 8m Premium Tape Measure: was £15.99, now £13.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
The Stanley FatMax tape measure has great accuracy, has great protection against breakages and rust, and a slip resistant hold. If you order on Very, you can be entered into a prize draw to win a tech bundle from Stanley.

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SONGMICS 20 Pack Coat Hangers: was £19.67, now £11.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The SONGMICS 20 Pack Coat Hangers are premium quality, heavy duty and non-slip. These hangers have a space saving design and are multifunctional, so you can hang belts, ties, scarves, trousers, shirts and dresses.

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HP 14” Geo Laptop Sleeve: was £19.99, now £9.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Laptop sleeves are always handy, especially with the new age of hybrid working. This HP 14” Geo Laptop sleeve is reversible and fits 14” laptops tightly and securely. Made from padded durable neoprene, this sleeve protects laptops against scratches. Currys have a full range of laptop sleeves from different manufacturers and different sizes, colours and styles.

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Dettol Wipes Antibacterial Bulk Surface Cleaning: was £19.50, now £14.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Dettol Antibacterial Wipes kill up to 99.9% of bacteria. Ideal for fast and hygienic cleaning, these non bleach and odourless surface wipes clean up any mess and disinfect easily.

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Stanley FatMax 8.5L Soft Cooler Bag: was £20.99, now £17.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
The Stanley FatMax cooler bag is designed with PEVA and EPA padding material that has spacious storage and keeps things cold for up to 12 hours. Perfect for keeping food and drinks chilled, this high quality bag is durable and has increased protection against wear and tear.

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Bosch Concrete Drill Bit Set: was £9.95, now £7.46 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
For all your DIY and fixing needs, the Bosch Concrete Drill Bit set is compatible with the CYL-3 Bosch drill model. This pack comes with 7 different drill bit sizes, lengths and diameters, perfect for whatever fixing needs you have.

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LOGIK Screen Cleaning Fluid & Cloth: was £6.99, now £5.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
The LOGIK screen cleaning kit comes with a 35ml bottle of cleaning fluid and a microfibre cloth to wipe away marks and fingerprint smudges. It’s perfect for cleaning all screen types like laptops, tablets, monitors or phones.

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Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Expandable Cutlery Tray: was £26, now £17.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
From popular homeware brand, Joseph Joseph, this DrawerStore Expandable Cutlery Tray helps you organise your cutlery with this stylish, smart and practical storage solution. The tray can be easily adjusted to different drawer sizes and taken apart if you need it even smaller.

Top UK retailers for essentials 

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Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
For homeware essentials like batteries, stationary, cables and more, the Amazon Basics store (opens in new tab) has it all. Full of highly rated products at low prices, you can find all your houseware essentials on Amazon. Amazon have currently got 40% off site wide in their early Black Friday sale and their official Black Friday sale is on the way and is promising huge discounts.
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The Currys Black Friday sale is already live with top prices on tech and electronics. They’ve got handy essentials available, including cables, laptop and mobile phone cases, adapters, routers, batteries and lighting. They have great cheap deals on a range of products, so check out Currys for more.
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Very (opens in new tab)
The Very Black Friday sale is also already live, helping you save money on fashion, homeware, floorcare and more. In their Black Friday deals, they have offers on storage boxes, floppy disks and Stanley FatMax products (you can win tech bundles from Stanley if you order through Very).
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Top US retailers for essentials 

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Amazon US (opens in new tab)
Amazon US also has top deals on homeware basics in their Amazon Basics store. In their early Black Friday sale, Amazon US currently has huge cash savings on battery packs, smart plugs, disposable masks and Purell products.
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Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy has great deals on a selection of home essentials, including select battery packs, rechargeable batteries, USB sticks, floppy disks and more. The Best Buy price match guarantee also helps you save more money site and store wide.
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The Walmart Black Friday sale is live, with top deals on games, tech and fashion brands and items. Walmart has huge deals on décor and furniture essentials like hooks, hangers, bins and chargers.
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Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Bethan Girdler-Maslen

As T3's resident Shopping Expert and Deals Writer, Beth covers deals, discount codes, how to save money and seasonal holidays, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day, Boxing Day and Easter sales. Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting DIY craft projects that will probably end in disaster!