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    33 Products That’ll Magically Turn You Into A More Responsible Adult

    Right now I'm basically living like a toddler.

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    1. A weekly pill organizer pouch that’ll keep all your tablets and capsules in order. The container conveniently fits inside the floral case, making it prettier than all the plain plastic alternatives out there. Now you might actually remember to take your vitamins!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Available in five pattens.

    2. A pack of reusable interdental brushes that have soft nylon bristles and are small enough to fit in your pocket. They're way more effective than traditional floss and are especially great if you have permanent retainers.

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    Flossing with permanent retainers is a difficult task, and these little doodads make the process so much easier. They easily slide under my wires and unstick pesky things (like popcorn kernels) super easily.

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada for $4.49. Available in five colours.

    3. A time-marked water bottle that'll encourage you to drink more water, because you'll probably forget to drink your H2O when you're cramming for your tests. It has an extra-sturdy handle, making it easy to tote around while you're on the go.

    A person holding the water bottle, it's filled with cucumber and lemon slices
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.16+. Available in 30 colours and three sizes.

    4. A smart reusable notepad that'll make electronic copies of everything you jot down with the help of a free app. Using it is simple: when you're done writing, just hold your phone above the page. The free app detects and captures each page, creating a digital copy that looks identical to your handwritten notes.

    A person writing a grocery list out on the reusable notepad
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    It has 48 pages and comes with an erasable pen and microfibre cloth.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22+. Available in eight colours.

    5. A set of handmade coasters that'll save you from covering your coffee table in water rings. They're so cute that you'll actually want to bust them out the next time you have guests over.

    Two coasters that say, "drinks on me!"
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    Get a set of five from RusticHustleShop on Etsy for $24.99. Available in eight styles.

    6. A 12-pack of colourful microfibre cloths that you can use to wash your dishes, clean your car, dust your shelves, and tackle just about every other chore on your to-do list. They'll absorb water and dry faster than cotton alternatives, so they're awesome for mopping up messes.

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    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $16.99. Also available in larger packs.

    7. These drain-cleaning and deodorizing sticks that'll blast through clogs and keep your pipes in tip-top shape. Reviewers say they're more effective than most traditional liquid drain cleaners and leave their bathrooms smelling great, too.

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    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    8. A dual-compartment laundry basket that'll encourage you to finally start separating your darks from your lights. It has removable mesh bags inside, so you don't have to haul the entire thing to your washing machine when you're ready to pop in a load.

    The dual-compartment laundry basket next to an end table
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.87+. Available in seven colours.

    9. A weekly expense tracker that you probably need if you have trouble sticking to a budget. It'll help you figure out where you should be putting your money and see the financial impact of day-to-day spending over the course of a year.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    10. Or a set of budgeting stickers that you can use to turn any agenda or bullet journal into a financial planner. They feature cute lil' illustrations that'll jazz up any notebook.

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    Get a sheet of 18 stickers from SanCuteLittleArt on Etsy for $4.16.

    11. A sleek FitBit fitness tracker that'll monitor your heart rate, exercise, sleep quality, and more so that you know what's happening with your health. It connects to a free app that you can use to track your progress.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $229.95+. Available in four colours.

    12. A set of citrus-themed makeup erasers with one for each day of the week, so you can always cleanse your face with a clean cloth. It comes with a twist-top headband that you can use to hold your hair back while you do your skincare routine, too.

    The makeup eraser minis and headband surrounded by lemons
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    The set comes with seven makeup eraser minis and a headband. The cloths are machine washable.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $33.

    13. A 2-in-1 toilet plunger and squeegee that'll flush out clogs in one swift movement and clean your toilet bowl, too. Reviewers say it's way more effective than a classic suction plunger and works on bowls of all shapes and sizes.

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    It comes with a caddy holder that'll keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy (and save you from making a puddle of toilet bowl water on your floor).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    14. A 52-week meal planner that you can use to plot out what you'll be eating days or weeks in advance. It has space to record your menus, your ideas for future meals, and your weekly grocery shopping list.

    The open planner surrounded by produce
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    15. A pair of reusable cotton swabs that'll save you from wasting a ton of single-use Q-tips. They come with a travel case, so you won't need to stress about them collecting germs on your bathroom counter.

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    Get a set of two from Simons for $6.

    16. A bottle of non-toxic stain remover made with renewable plant-based and mineral ingredients, instead of harsh chemicals. Reviewers say it can remove dirt, blood, food, and just about every other type of mess.

    A person holding a bottle of stain remover in front of a plant
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    I've used this on my dish towels and it works wonders, even on spaghetti sauce.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.29.

    17. A pair of silicone liner sheets that'll catch falling pieces of food, so you don't have to clean the bottom of your oven on a bi-weekly basis. They can also be used in microwaves and toaster ovens, too (just trim them to fit).

    An oven with a liner sheet on the bottom catching crumbs
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    18. A pair of chic blue light-blocking glasses, so that you don't hurt your precious peepers by staring at screens all day. They help protect against eye fatigue, dry eyes, and vision falling, plus they'll make you look stylish as heck.

    A person taking a selfie while wearing the blue light-blocking glasses
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99. Available in seven colours and in packs of two.

    19. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sheets that'll make cleaning up messes in hard-to-reach places a lot easier. They're more flexible than the OG Magic Eraser, meaning you can get them into tinier nooks and crannies.

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    They're great for messes in microwaves, stoves, bathrooms, and pretty much everywhere else in your home. I recently dyed my hair and, because I'm messy, got splotches all over my sink, floor, and walls. You know what helped me get rid of all those unwanted marks? One of these babies.

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada $3.97. Also available in a pack of 16.

    20. A surge-protecting outlet bank that'll keep your electronics charged and your hydro bill low. This one has six three-pronged outlets and three USB ports, so you can plug in your computer, printer, scanner, and whatever else, without having to create a web of cords around your office.

    An outlet bank with one power cord and one USB cord plugged into it
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    It has a cradle ledge on top that'll hold your device in place while it's charging, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    21. A handy business planner that'll help you turn your passion project into a full time job. It covers everything from budgeting to using social media to identifying your ideal market, and even includes nuggets of wisdom from successful entrepreneurs.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.74. Also available in a spiral-bound version.

    22. A set of zip-sealed sandwich bags that you can use to store your prepped fruits and veggies, so you can finally stop spending extra moolah on precut produce. They won't leak or break open easily, meaning you can keep soups and saucy dishes in 'em, too.

    A person chopping up cucumbers and putting them in the bags
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    Get a pack of five on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    23. A pack of mouldable glue that can be used on aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, and even some fabrics. Whether you need to repair a frayed cord or create a hook for your toothbrush, this stuff is bound to come in handy.

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    Get a pack of eight pieces on Amazon Canada for $22.99+. Available in seven colour variety packs.

    24. A 500 GB external hard drive, because backing up your important documents is essential and you've put off for way too long. You unlock it with your fingerprint, which is super fun and futuristic.

    A laptop with an external hard drive plugged into it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $162.38. Available in three sizes and two colours.

    25. A pack of washing machine-cleaning wipes that'll help you banish mould, mildew, and built-up grossness from your laundry appliances. Reviewers say that their textured surface helps traps even the smallest pieces of lint and hair.

    A person cleaning the rubber gasket of their washing machine with one of the wipes
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    Get a pack of 24 cloths on Amazon Canada for $7.79. Also available in a pack of 48 cloths.

    26. A pack of adhesive door bumpers that'll muffle the sound and impact of slamming drawers and doors. They can also be used as feet on appliances to protect your countertops and floors.

    A door bumper protecting a wall from a cabinet door
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    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $12.97.

    27. A portable door lock that doesn't require any tools to install, and will make you feel safer in your home or hotel room. If your landlord won't let you install additional permanent locks or you've got a nosy roommate who won't mind their own business, this little doodad is calling your name.

    A  portable door lock wedged into a door beside the handle
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.12.

    28. A pack of hair-grabbing tools that'll help you snatch up those matted strands that are clogging your pipes, so you won't have to enlist the help of a plumber. Reviewers say they're equal parts satisfying and disgusting to use.

    A drain-snaking tool in a sink
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    Get a pack of five on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    29. A double-sided dishwasher magnet that'll tell you the state of what's inside, so you don't even have to exert any energy opening the door (just remember to flip it when you're through putting in or emptying a load).

    The dishwasher magnet on the front of a dishwasher
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.19.

    30. A 12-pack of RXBAR snack bars that have minimal ingredients, but still pack a punch in the flavour department. They're high in protein and will keep you from busting into a bag of Ruffles before dinner.

    A person holding an RX bar
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    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $35.64. Available in nine flavours.

    31. A pack of dry cleaner sheets that are safe to use on special-care clothing and will probably save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. They remove odours and stains, and they release wrinkles, leaving your clothes looking good as new.

    A comparison of before and after using the Woolite sheets on a long-sleeved shirt
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    Reviewers say they work wonders on "dry clean only" goods, like dress pants and wool scarves.

    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $8.87. Also available in a combo pack with stain wipes.

    32. A pair of security cameras that'll hook up to your smartphone, so you always know what's happening inside and outside your house. It has two-way audio, meaning you can kindly ask your delivery person to leave your packages at your door.

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    "I personally own these and love them! I just moved from an apartment to a house and wanted a little bit of added security. I order a lot of stuff online, so it's great to see when my packages arrive. I can even use the talk function to talk to delivery people when they arrive. This has been especially helpful during the pandemic as I can tell them to leave things on the step, instruct them to put packages out of view, and also thank them. The app is super easy to use and it automatically notifies me if there's activity at my front door." —Sarah Aspler

    Get a set of two cameras for $239.99. Also available in larger sets.

    33. And finally, an all-natural cleaning kit that'll help you tackle built-up dirt and grime in your home. It's gentle enough to use on silverware, but tough enough to scrub grouting between tiles.

    The sponge and cleaning stone next to a bowl of water
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    It comes with a sponge and a cleaning stone.

    Get it from Simons for $25.

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