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    24 Products That Are So Useful, You’ll Wonder How You Ever Functioned Without Them

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    1. A microwave cover that'll prevent your spaghetti bolognese from splattering all over while you're reheating it. It has vented holes that release steam, and it can collapse down into a flat circle for easy storage.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.40.

    2. A ten-foot-long iPhone charger that has over 42,000 five-star ratings (!!!). Reviewers say it's much more durable than the cord the device comes with and love that they can use their phone while it's charging, even if the plug is a few feet away.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.88 (available in three sizes and four colours).

    3. And a cable organizer that'll prevent all of your cords from turning into a tangled snarl. Just peel off the adhesive backing and stick it on your desk, car dashboard, or anywhere else that needs some order.

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    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $9.95 (available in nine styles).

    4. A bottle of micellar water that'll get rid of every speck of makeup on your face after a long day (even that waterproof mascara!). It's made with organic grape water that's gentle enough for sensitive skin and will also help to cleanse, tone, and remove excess sebum.

    A bottle of the product on a background with leaves and grapes
    Sephora Canada

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $17 (available in two sizes).

    5. A silicone jar opener that'll help you open that tricky jar of pickles that always gives you trouble. It has a non-slip handle and can also double as a trivet or potholder — we love a multifunctional tool!

    A hand uses a silicone cover to open a jar
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.08.

    6. A pair of fleece-lined high-waisted tights that'll keep you warm now that the temperature are dropping. It has a pocket for all of your necessities, so you can ditch your handbag while exercising or running errands.

    A person wears a pair of tights with a pocket
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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $40.17+ (available in seven colours and in sizes XS-3XL).

    7. A shower caddy that conveniently hangs from your shower head — it’ll organize all of your bottles and body care items once and for all.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.87.

    8. An over-the-door hanging organizer that'll let you see all of your spices at a quick glance. It's a great way to utilize space in small kitchens and doesn't require any hardware for assembly.

    Spices and kitchen products hand over a door
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.97.

    9. Or a dozen magnetic spice jars that'll stick right onto your fridge door. They have see-through lids, so you’ll know which spice you’re grabbing, and they have openings to either shake or pour your spice.

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    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    10. A handheld clothing steamer that’ll get rid of the wrinkles in your clothes in minutes, so you won’t have to break out the iron and ironing board. It also works on curtains and to sterilize carpets, so it'll be useful all around the house.

    A steamer emits steam with clothes hanging in the background
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    It'll automatically shut off if the steamer gets too hot or is running low on water.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.96.

    11. A sliding plastic wrap cutter that’ll stop your cling wrap from turning into a crumpled-up, unusable mess. Is cling wrap great? Yes. Is it an absolute pain in the butt sometimes? Also yes. The refillable box features a slide cutter that is a vast improvement to the serrated edge that comes on most boxes, and it’ll save you a ton of frustration and wasted plastic wrap.

    A person uses a slide cutter to cut through clingwrap
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    Reviewers say it works like a charm and that they'll never go back to other methods.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99 (available in four styles).

    12. A rechargeable deep tissue massager that uses percussive technology to relieve aches and pains. It has over 10,000 five-star reviews and one person says it's been able to give them localized muscle relief from an injury.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $55.99 (also available in black).

    13. A genius set of serving bowls that’ll separate your nuts from your shells (perfect for any pistachio lover!). You can also use it for foods with casings or seeds, like edamame and olives.

    A duo of bowls the top one has pistachios
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada $25.99.

    14. A pack of blotting papers that'll soak up excess oil on your face, if you're a greasy human being (I certainly am!). It has jojoba leaf and willowherb that'll help calm your skin and soothe red patches.

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    Reviewers say they won't tear or ruin your makeup and that you can see a noticeable reduction in the shine on your face in seconds.

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Sephora Canada for $14.

    15. A pair of dip holders that'll keep your ketchup from spilling on you when you're driving down a bumpy road. They'll clip onto your car vents and won't fall off if you make a sharp turn.

    A bottle of dipping sauce attached to a car vent
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $12.99 (also available in red).

    16. A cleanser that'll get rid of the most stuck-on foods in your pots and pans, so you won’t have to throw them out. You can use it on pretty much any surface in your kitchen or bathroom, and even on outdoor messes like rust stains on concrete.

    A pan with burnt on bits then that pan with the cleaner in it then a totally clean plan
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    Reviewers say this is their go-to product when nothing else works and that it'll clean pretty much anything in their home.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.06.

    17. A bidet attachment that’ll make your downstairs area squeaky clean after you’ve, ahem, done your business. Reviewers say that it seriously cuts down on toilet paper spending and that it only takes about ten minutes to install.

    A bidet attachment on a toilet
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    It doesn't require any changes to your plumbing. It has two nozzles with adjustable pressures.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $67.12.

    18. A duo of beauty spatulas that'll make sure you get every last drop of makeup or lotion from the bottle before you toss it. You spent your hard-earned money on that nice foundation, so don't let the last bits in the container go to waste!

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    "I figure after using these spatulas for a few months, I've probably saved more than a few loonies and toonies on makeup and skincare. Plus, it's super satisfying to see how much product comes out. I knew there was more in there!" —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the S&T Beauty Spatulas (#1 on the list).

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $9.28.

    19. A dry shampoo for all hair types that’ll soak up all that sweat and grease after you’ve had an intense workout sesh. It’s quick-drying, and it’ll also mask any odours you might have picked up while working out stress during kickboxing class.

    A split screen of a person with damp hair and an after with their hair looking refreshed
    Bumble and Bumble

    Get it from Bumble & Bumble for $18 (mini size) or $34 (full size). Also available at Sephora Canada for $18 (mini size) or $34 (full size).

    20. A tongue scraper made of surgical-grade stainless steel that'll get rid of the bacteria that lurks in your mouth and causes bad breath. Reviewers love the quality of this scraper and say that it gets rid of gunk that they had no idea was hanging around on their tongue.

    A person uses a tongue scraper to remove film on their tongue
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    If you've become more aware of how gross your breath is due to wearing a face mask while out and about, this may help!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    21. A hairdryer and volumizer that'll give you a salon-worthy blowout from the comfort of your own bathroom. It’ll dry and straighten your hair in one go, without leaving it looking dull or flat.

    A hairdryer and volumizer on a desk
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    One reviewer says it can dry and style their hair in under 12 minutes!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $54.96.

    22. An odour-eliminating bag that'll get rid of the funkiest shoe smell, the grossest gym bag stench, and the mustiness that lingers in closets. It uses bamboo to naturally absorb scents and moisture, and it purifies the air, so you can take a deep breath without gagging.

    A pair of flats with the bag in them
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    "I tried them first on my favourite black boots that I wear daily. They had started to smell a little musty, and the odour was beginning to transfer onto my socks. Overnight, the smell had completely disappeared, leaving only a leather scent behind. To say I was shook is an understatement." — Yi Yang

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $34.95.

    23. A Tubshroom that'll prevent your drain from clogging up with hair, because cleaning that up is truly one of the grossest things that can happen in your washroom. Just stick it in your drain like you would a plug and it'll do all the hard work for you.

    A person holding the Tubshroom in its package and a Tubshroom filled with hair
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    "When I spotted the TubShroom during some late-night perusing on Amazon, I ordered it. It’s so simple to install. All you do is pop it in the shower tub drain and you’re good to go. There aren’t any straggler hairs hanging around the drain anymore. All the hair is collected out of view as well, and it only takes two seconds to clean. Just remove the hair with a piece of toilet paper and toss it in the garbage. LATER, GROSS HAIR CLUMP! LOSE MY NUMBER!" —Sarah Aspler

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Tubshroom.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Available in five colours and in a pack of two.

    24. And lastly, a really good hand cream that'll help make your dry, cracked hands feel healthy and supple again. It's non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and reviewers say they see a huge change in their skin after using it.

    A person holds a jar of the product in their hands
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    One reviewer even says it helps with the patches of eczema they get from overwashing and over sanitizing their hands.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.79+ (available in two sizes).

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