From smart gadgets to lunch-making helpers, these tools from Walmart's back-to-school sale are game-changers.

By Tamara Kraus
August 08, 2018
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Believe it or not, back-to school-season is already here again. That means it'll soon be time for daily lunch packing, early wakeup calls, and a laundry list of things to do to get the kids out the door. Thankfully, there are plenty of gadgets to make your morning rush way easier. In fact, we've scoped out the five items that will transform your morning routine, and they're all part of Walmart's back-to-school sale. 



Get an energy boost first thing in the a.m. with this smart at-home coffee bar. This Auto iQ brewer draws the exact amount of water needed from the reservoir based on the brew size and type, so your cup of Joe is always on par with your local coffee shop’s.

To buy: $65 (originally $100);



Whether it's 'lights on' or 'lights out,' this smart gadget lets you control your home's lighting effortlessly from your Google Home, Alexa, phone, or tablet, so you don’t even have to move an inch to turn it off. This EnergyStar light is also dimmable, so you can create a sleep-friendly atmosphere to signal that it’s time to wake up or go to bed.

To buy: $15;



Save your hard-earned money and the environment with these microwave- and dishwasher-safe reusable snack and sandwich bags. Its innovative air-tight design and a pinch-press seal to keep food fresh, so your daily lunch-packing chore will never be in vain.

To buy: $25;



For those last-minute touch ups to help you and your kiddos look polished when you head out the door, this compact yet powerful steamer comes to the rescue. Bonus: You can even use the attachments for special jobs such as upholstery and delicate fabrics, and it automatically powers down after 15 minutes of inactivity, so you never have to wonder if you turned it off while you’re away from home.

To buy: $39;



The easiest way to get your life organized and less chaotic in the morning rush is with a personal assistant. Whether you need help managing your schedule and grocery list or getting easy weather and news updates, there’s really nothing Google Home can’t help you do.

To buy: $129;