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    27 Cheap Things To Help Solve Life's Annoying Little Problems

    Products to stop everyday nuisances, from tangled cords to overcooked food.

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    1. This makeup remover takes the hassle out of your evening routine.

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    Makeup removal can be a bit of a faff, and if you use individual cotton rounds, it can be wasteful as well. This handy AF makeup remover is completely reusable (just wash it between uses), and it takes off your makeup using only water. No wonder it has a 4.6-star average from over 600 reviews!

    Price: £2.99.

    2. You can get this sharpener to sort out those annoyingly blunt knives.

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    Sharper knives are safer, easier to use, and generally just better than blunt ones, which can slow you down and make you more likely to cut yourself. This sharpener works by running the blade of your knife through its double-sided buffer, giving you sharper results in no time! It has a suction cup that sticks it to your countertop or table, so it won't slip when you're sharpening your knife.

    PRice: £3.28.

    3. This tea infuser will help you use loose leaf tea without those irritating lil' bits falling out into your cup.

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    If you love drinking loose tea, you'll know that sometimes clasp tea strainers let you down (plus, you can't always leave them in your cup long enough to ~properly~ infuse!) This strawberry-shaped infuser solves that problem. The only openings it has are the top, which seals completely shut once you've filled it with tea, and the small holes on the side, which are juuussst big enough for the flavour of your tea to seep through without any leaves escaping. It's cute to boot!

    Price: £1.79.

    4. You can attach this mini ring light to your phone so that bad lighting doesn't ruin your selfies.

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    If you like to take photos with your phone, you'll know that bad lighting can ruin a great look or a nice scene. Ring lights are a well-known way to get your photos looking great, but the full-size versions are pricey and inconveniently big. This ring light has a built-in rechargeable battery that you can power up with a mini USB (don't worry, it's included!) It's compatible with most phones, and it has over 200 ratings with a 4.4-star average. Plus, because it's small and requires no cords, you can take it with you almost anywhere!

    Price: £6.99.

    5. A divider for your earphones, so you don't have to share the one pair with your buddy.

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    When you really want to show someone that song but only have one headphone jack, you can end up sharing one pair of earphones, which is awkward and makes it harder to hear those tunes properly. This divider works in most standard headphone jacks and has over a thousand positive reviews!

    Price: £2.99.

    6. An under-eye roller that works for everyone.

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    Tired, puffy eyes are a real pain. This roller is made from stainless steel, which is cold to the touch (super helpful for improving circulation and de-puffing bags!) Plus, the massaging effect is really relaxing.

    Price: £2.39.

    7. This angry mother cleaner will loosen the grease and stains from your microwave in minutes.

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    Microwaves are so so handy, but if you use them often, they can become so so gross. Trying to scrub stains that don't want to move off is a major annoyance, but this (slightly terrifying, slightly cute) cleaner does a lot of that work for you. Just put some vinegar, water, and a bit of lemon juice in this thing, stick it in the microwave for five minutes, and turn it on! You'll find the steam makes those stains way easier to clean.

    Price: £2.90.

    8. I have needed these teabag squeezers my whole life and never knew it.

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    Not only do these teabag squeezers help to get the most flavour out of your teabags, they also make your teabag less soggy, so your bin bag won't get heavy and full of leaks. This set has two squeezers, one round and one square, for different teabag shapes!

    Price: £3.68.

    9. This cord organiser will tidy up those ugly wires on your desk and make your earphones less likely to tangle in your pocket.

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    Aside from looking really ugly, loose cables can get tangled and become a real time suck too. This cable organiser gathers them all together, and you can wrap your earphones around it to make sure the wires don't get jumbled up. It comes in ten pretty colours too!

    Price: £5.99 for a set of two.

    10. This dispenser is the perfect way to get the most out of your toothpaste.

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    When you just know there's more toothpaste in the tube that you're not able to reach, it can be quite annoying. This tube squeezer runs along the length of the tube, pushing every bit of toothpaste down towards the nozzle.

    Price: £1.71.

    11. Some measuring cups (you've probably been meaning to get some for a while.)

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    If you bake, the struggle of converting US recipes into metric is probably a bit too real. Save yourself from those annoying and sometimes complicated calculations with these measuring cups, which come with a set of five measuring spoons too, and have over 230 reviews with a 4.1-star average!

    Price: £1.31.

    12. You can get a portable handbag hanger to help you worry less about your purse.

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    It can be really easy to forget where your bag is when you're out and about (I do it all the time), and the less aware you are of your stuff, the easier it is to get stolen or lost. This handbag hook attaches to basically any flat surface! It helps to keep your bag in sight at all times, and because the hook folds in on itself, it's really small and portable. This one has 100 reviews with a 4.4-star average and comes in nine different colours!

    Price: £1.40 for the blossom-patterned one pictured.

    13. Some hob stickers to replace the worn-out ones on your oven.

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    If, like me, your oven has faded and basically unreadable markings, these hob stickers might come in handy! Save yourself the hassle of trying to guess which button does what with these easy-transfer stickers. They're transparent, so they won't stick out against your oven, and they're built to stay put, even when you're cleaning them.

    Price: £4.95.

    14. A set of erasable pens, because we all make mistakes.

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    Erasable pens are pretty much invaluable if you write a lot. These ones have over 2,380 reviews (70% of those are five-star!) It works by erasing ink using friction-generated heat from the rubber, and you can get this set of three in a variety of different colours.

    Price: £5.39 for a pack of three in black, blue, and red.

    15. Dermarollers exfoliate your skin, improve circulation, and claim to reduce your pore size.

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    Dermarollers work by using a series of tiny needles to encourage collagen production and improve circulation (don't worry, the surface area of so many needles put together stops them from pushing too deeply into your skin!) This one has titanium-coated needles, and customers say it's really helped their skin!

    Price: £5.49.

    16. This spray will make almost anything you apply it to waterproof, preventing your stuff from getting uncomfortably soggy or stained.

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    Sick of your suede shoes getting ruined by the rain, or of destroying your sofa with stains? This spray has your back! It repels liquid from your clothes with hydrophobic compounds, and customers say it really works! Plus, the formula contains no enviromentally harmful flourocarbons.

    Price: £5.25.

    17. This makeup remover pen will help you fix those pesky lil' mistakes in your makeup.

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    If you've ever put on makeup, you've probably wished at least once for a pen that just gets rid of that one specific bit of eyeliner or lipstick without removing all your other makeup. This e.l.f. correction pen does just that! It's got a fine tip, so it can really precisely remove makeup.

    Price: £8.39.

    18. This stick-on phone ring will save your phone from being dropped.

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    If you're clumsy like me, the fear of dropping your phone and cracking your screen is pretty much constant. This holder has a ring you can easily put your finger through for an easy and safe grip, and it works as a kickstand as well to make watching that Netflix show easier. Plus, the adhesive is extra strong so you won't have to worry about it slipping off, and the ring is fully flippable and turns 360 degrees, so you can spin and adjust the phone in your hand.

    Price: £3.99.

    19. A super long fabric-covered USB iPhone charger won't fray easily, and it's two metres long, so you can browse from your bed with ease.

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    Plastic-coated chargers break quite easily, and the ones that come with your phone can sometimes be a bit too short for easy use. This two metre USB cord fixes both of those problems in one product – no wonder it has so many rave reviews!

    Price: £3.99.

    20. Some mats that will protect the bottom of your oven from grease, crumbs, and more.

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    If you like to cook, you'll know that ovens can get really gross really fast. Save yourself some serious scrubbing by nabbing these Teflon mats, which are heat-proof up to 230°C and can be cleaned like a plate using just washing-up liquid and water.

    Price: £6.99.

    21. Get those last little bits from your jars and bottles with this tiny spatula.

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    There's not much more annoying than knowing there's more peanut butter in the jar and not being able to get at it! This tiny spatula will help you get the most out of your food jars and foundation pots (among others.) Also, how sweet is this lil' thing?

    Price: £2.93.

    22. This can colander (!) will keep your hands away from that slightly nasty tuna brine smell.

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    Listen, I love tuna as much as the next girl, but getting that stuff out of the can without stinking up your hands is really hard. Normal colanders don't apply enough pressure to properly drain the stuff, and the holes are too big anyway. This can colander is the perfect solution! It's made from stainless steel, and it's made in an easy-to-clean shape.

    Price: £2.87.

    23. A sugar thermometer will save you from so many cooking disasters.

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    Lots of home cooks know the struggle of spending ages making some gorge fudge, a stunning caramel, or some highly ~gourmet~ tempered chocolate, only to find out when it sets that your cooking temp was just a tad off (the worst feeling.) This sugar thermometer is really highly-reviewed, and it can measure temperatures of up to 250°C.

    Price: £3.99.

    24. These organisers will help clear your junk drawer up.

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    Most of us have a Dreaded Drawer which doesn't seem to really have any purpose beyond keeping loads of our junk out of sight. That can make finding what you're looking for (and knowing what to throw out) really hard! These organisers are a really pretty way to fix that problem. You can customise these to fit whatever dimension you like!

    Price: £6.64.

    25. Getting that perfect bun in the morning can be fiddly and time-consuming. Save energy and time with this bun maker!

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    Just wrap your hair around this bad boy and clip the ends to get that perfect bun without the hassle. It comes in a pack of three different colours, so there's something for most people!

    Price: £4.99 for a pack of three.

    26. An anti-microbial copper tongue scraper will get rid of the slighltly gross stuff on your tongue.

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    Brushing your teeth will only go so far – if you really want to keep your mouth clean, it's well worth considering a tongue scraper, which removes bacteria and buildup from your tongue. This copper one is naturally anti-microbial.

    Price: £5.49.

    27. Thoroughly washing your makeup brushes won't take long with this textured board!

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    If you're anything like me, you know dirty brushes and sponges are bad, but the hassle of getting in between all those bristles can be a bit too much. This board scrubs your brushes clean in seconds without distorting them, and because it's made from silicone, it's really easy to clean! It comes with several different textures to get the makeup out from in between the fibres of different brushes.

    Price: £1.95.