Editor's Picks: The 9 best items to add to your shopping cart this month

Here are my Editor's Picks — or #BrittanysBestBuys for the month of May

Editor's Picks
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Hello, and welcome to my Editor's Picks for May. I know it's been a minute since I've last rounded up #BrittanysBestBuys, but have no fear: I'm still here, and the Real Homes team has instead decided to expand on our Editor's Picks on a week-to-week basis. 

Which means what exactly? 

At the start of every month, be sure to check out my Editor's Picks for what's 'New in homes!' Here you'll find all of the buzzy buys I can't get over and what retailers have said products. Next, be sure to check out what item 'I bought and loved' and lastly, be sure to check out the sales I'm shopping for each month. 

Yes, it's all very exciting newness here for me (and my Editor's Picks), but the one consistent you can rely on: this month's #BrittanysBestBuys, and here they are! 

1. This closet essential for out-of-season clothing

editors picks storage solution

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Spacesaver Premium Vacuum Storage Bags for $29.99, at Amazon

The most annoying aspect of my apartment is the lack of storage — I only have one closet, which means I'm often left sleeping my clothes from my apartment back home to Connecticut. To avoid doing that this month, I opted for these storage savers, and there's only one way to describe them: game-changers. The unique Double-Zip Seal and the Triple-Seal Turbo Valve are designed to get every ounce of air OUT of the bag in the suction process – and nothing gets back in. As I said: game-changer! 

2. This new-and-improved coffee machine

Editor's Picks from target

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Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker - Nickel for $219.99, at Target

My Starbucks order has gone from a treat to an everyday occurrence, and in an effort to reel my spending habits back in, I invested in this Keurig K-cafe machine, and I'm happy that I did. Here, I can use any K-Cup pod to brew coffee or make delicious lattes and cappuccinos, or best: do both. Talk about the ultimate win-win! 


3. This dual spinning mop

Editors Picks favorite Samsung mop

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Samsung Jetbot Mop with Dual Spinning Technology for $229, at Samsung

For anyone who has read my review on the Samsung Jet 90 Powerstick review, you know that Samsung has completely revolutionized the way I clean, with this latest model being no exception to that. 

The Jetbot Mop automatically cleans your floors with ease – perfect for tile, vinyl, laminate, or hardwood floors and even more perfect if you're a renter like me. Designed with two pads spinning at high rates of speed, allowing the unit to move, turn and clean simultaneously. Making this the top-of-the-line mop everyone needs. View Deal

4. This collagen peptide

Editor's Picks from Amazon

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Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder Supplement for $19.12, at Amazon

Another thing I've noticed during quarantine is how I've let most of my good habits go. To regain some stability, I went ahead and reordered this collagen supplement that was once a morning staple in my routine. When mixed into water or coffee, the collage aids in restoring your skin's moisture, improve elasticity while toning throughout.


5.  This hardcover book

Editor's Picks from Amazon book

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Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton starting at $9.55, at Amazon

Admittedly, I'm most likely the only person who still prefers hardcover books over a Kindle, but if not, then let me recommend my most current hardcover book. After spotting this book on one-too-many friend's Instagram story, I decided to pick it up for myself, and without spilling too many details, let's say it's very revealing why we should use our phones less. 


6. This everyday essential

Editors Picks biker shorts from Amazon

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BALEAF Women's 8" /5" High Waist Biker Shorts starting at $19.99, at Amazon

It's funny: I remember in high school being made fun of for showing up to field hockey practice in a pair of biker shorts, but clearly, I was just ahead of our time, as they've been one of the biggest trends in recent years. This is why I recently invested in yet another pair! This specific style is suitable for everything from riding the best exercise bike to sitting through Zoom calls. 


7. This straw bag

Editors Picks the little market bag

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10" Reusable Burlap Gift Tote Bag - Let's Party for $14, at Amazon

Sure, I received this burlap bag as a gift, but even if I hadn't, I would have fully purchased it for myself. Durable and environmentally conscious, this locally-sourced tote is not only made in ready-made jute fibers that are so on-trend for this season, but it's also water-resistant, meaning it's excellent when running errands all-year-long! 


8. This smart diffuser scent

Editors Picks from nest new york

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Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser Set for $85, at Nest New York

Yes, there are a handful of the best reed diffusers out there, but when it comes to this specific diffuser? It's in a league of its own. This Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser powered by Pura fills your home with bestselling fragrances Bamboo and Grapefruit, and if asking me? It's one of my absolute favorites. 


9. This must have machine

Editor's Picks Hurom

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H200 Easy Clean Slow Juicer for $699, at Hurom

I invested in a Hurom juicer about two years ago, and since it's one of the best investments I have made — until now.  Hurom’s latest H200 Slow Juicer marries the Easy Clean chamber set with the Self-Feeding hopper, which now has an even larger inlet that can fit whole-sized apples. Less prep and less cleaning mean more time to enjoy fresh-squeezed juice — making it my *new* worthwhile investment. 

Still, want more? Check out our best slow juicer buying guide for more options! View Deal

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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.