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    27 Products That Only Cost A Little But Might Just Save You A Lot

    These are pretty much the definition of 'win-win'.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. The more I think about this teeny-tiny spatula (and I think about it a lot), the more uses I can find for it.

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    Need to get the last bit of makeup out of your foundation bottle? Tiny spatula. Got some peanut butter left just under the rim of the jar that you can't get at with a butter knife? Yup, this guy's got you. It's made from easy-to-clean silicone, and the flexible handle means that it can be used for a variety of containers!

    Price: £6.65.

    2. Shape your brows without having to visit a salon by snapping up these lil' eyebrow razors (you can tackle your peach fuzz with them too!).

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    This pack of 12 razors will help to keep your eyebrows in shape between waxing, threading, or tweezing sessions! The blades are made from rust-resistant stainless steel that's sharp enough to trim your brows precisely without damaging your skin.

    Price: £4.99 for 12.

    3. This specially-designed pen will brighten and restore the shine of diamonds, gold, silver, and so much more in moments!

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    This twist pen contains a gentle but effective cleaning fluid. Simply run its delicate brush over your jewellery and then rinse off the residue for an almost instant revamp! It works on diamonds, platinum, silver, gold, all precious stones, and most other metals.

    Price: £9.99.

    4. Tired of going through endless lighters and gas refills? Don't worry – this flameless USB-powered one has got you covered.

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    It's completely rechargeable, so you won't have to deal with the mess and hassle of refills. Plus, it's got a flexible nozzle that you can angle towards whatever surface you want to light!

    Price: £10.99.

    5. Shake up your laundry routine *and* save some cash by nabbing these inexpensive tumble dryer balls.

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    These balls will speed up your drying time by spinning around your drum, lifting your clothes as they go! This process also works to soften the fabric of your clothes, meaning you'll save on fabric conditioner too.

    Price: £2.32 for two.

    6. Ensure your chair and table legs don't damage your floor by using these self-adhesive felt pads.

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    Your floors will stay scratch and scuff-free when you apply these extra-thick pads to the bottom of your furniture's legs! Reviewers say they're really durable.

    Price: £1.09 for 48 pads.

    7. A simple sink strainer might just prevent you from having to splash out on pricey drain unblockers. These plastic ones are really highly-rated!

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    They won't go rusty or scratch up your sink when you're removing or installing them, and reviewers say they're great value for money too. Um, fewer blockages for two quid? Yes, please.

    Price: £2.00 for two.

    8. Love your flat mop but hate buying endless disposable pads? These washable microfibre covers are completely reusable.


    Simply chuck these bad boys in the washing machine whenever they get a little grubby! You can use them wet or dry – customers say they're compatible with a wide range of flat mops.

    Price: £7.39 for three.

    9. Your old, gloopy nail polishes will feel brand new again when you add this specially-designed thinner to them.

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    You'll only need one or two drops of this thinner to bring your nail polishes back to their former glory, so the 30ml bottle should last you ages! Add the product to your gloopy nail polish, turn the bottle around to mix it in (shaking adds too much air to the varnish), and you're done.

    Price: £6.46.

    10. Prolong the life of your kettle with this limescale-busting descaler ball. Just drop it in and continue using your appliance as normal!

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    Mineral deposits will collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in your kettle. You'll be able to remove and rinse it quickly and easily when it starts to look full!

    Price: £1.99.

    11. If you're an avid home cook, the chances are that you've spent way more money on single-use baking paper than you'd like to admit. These reusable silicone alternatives are kind to your wallet AND to the planet!

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    These non-stick sheets are a great replacement for regular baking paper, because 1) they're reusable and 2) the silicone material distributes heat much more evenly than other products (like tinfoil) do.

    Price: £12.29 for three.

    12. Okay, hear me out here – this ear wax removal syringe has actually gotten some rave reviews, and you can use it over and over again (unlike disposable cotton buds).

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    It's got three openings on its antibacterial tip that clean your ears with water without spraying your ear drum directly. The nozzle is designed to ensure you can't push it too far into your ear as well!

    Price: £6.11.

    13. These reusable silicone cupcake cases are honestly an upgrade from the regular paper kinds.

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    They're non-stick, so you won't have to worry about your bakes crumbling away when you peel back the wrapper (the worst feeling). You can wash them in the dishwasher or sink!

    Price: £7.99 for 12.

    14. This descaler ball will keep your appliances limescale-free for up to five years, so it might just help to keep them running smoother for longer. Your detergent will go further when you use this too!

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    The magnetised centre of this ball will crystallise and remove the limescale from your water, helping you to get softer water which will give you better results from detergents and soaps.

    Price: £9.49.

    15. Remove your makeup effectively without the waste or expense of disposable rounds thanks to these eco-friendly alternatives.

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    They come with a reusable wash bag that means they won't get lost in your washing machine. The rounds themselves are made with 100% cotton, and reviewers say they're soft and absorbent! And as if all that wasn't enough, the pack of 15 means you'll always have some rounds to hand while others are in the wash.

    Price: £6.99 for 15.

    16. Detail your car at home with this highly-rated cleaning fluid!

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    It won't just make your headlights sparkle – this liquid will help to prevent future yellowing too! Just place some of the product onto a cloth and rub it into the affected area before wiping it away.

    Price: £6.88.

    17. Detergent can be really expensive, so it's a good thing this eco-friendly laundry egg is so highly-rated. It'll last you for up to 210 washes!

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    Pop it in the drum of your washing machine with your clothes and the beads inside will create a fresh-smelling lather as they circulate. I've used it myself and am now obsessed – it removes stains and odours just as well as regular detergent does!

    Price: £13.29.

    18. This sofa saver will make your cushions way less likely to sag over time.

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    The boards inside this protector will provide a solid surface for your cushions to rest on, which means they won't be able to sink into the unsupportive sofa base.

    Price: £16.99 for a two-seater sofa size.

    19. You'll only need to buy these reusable freezer-safe bags once.

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    Whether you like to meal prep or always end up with lots of leftovers, you're probably sick of the waste and expense of using endless disposable freezer bags. These ones are made with a durable and freezer-safe material, and people love that their zipper seals provide a completely airtight environment.

    Price: £7.59 for ten.

    20. This (satisfying AF) fabric comb will remove the bobbles from your fave clothes in a few easy swipes, so you won't have to chuck out your fave sweater just because it's started pilling.

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    Simply run it over your clothes and it'll pick up and remove bobbles as it goes along the fabric. I've used this comb on my most delicate garments without any damage!

    Price: £2.40.

    21. These ethylene-absorbing spheres will make your fruit and veg stay fresher for longer, so you won't have to waste money by throwing produce out a couple of days after you buy it. They work just as well in your fridge as they do in your fruit bowl!

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    Chuck one of these handy balls into your crisper drawer or fruit bowl and its carbon centre will absorb any chemicals that might spoil your fruit and veg.

    Price: £5.49 for three.

    22. Protect your charger from fraying and splitting by using these flexible protectors.

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    You'll just have to pop one of these over your charging cable to help protect it from the fraying and breakage that results from bending and pulling your cables.

    Price: £4.59 for 12.

    23. You can basically valet your vehicle for less than a tenner thanks to this interior shampoo.

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    Spray this stuff onto any stained seats, let it soak in, rinse it away, and voila – the fabric will look good as new again! Plus, this spray cleans and deodorises, so your seats will smell as fresh as they look.

    Price: £7.90.

    24. These motion sensor lights are battery-powered, so they won't ramp up your electricity bill. They only turn on when they sense movement, so it's the perfect solution if you always forget to turn off the light when you leave a room (i.e., me).

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    These self-adhesive lights make a perfect addition to the bottom of your cupboards, above your countertops, or on the inside of your wardrobe.

    Price: £11.99 for three.

    25. Your suede and nubuck items will last longer and look better if you invest in this specially-designed brush (and by "invest", I actually mean "spend less than £3 on").

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    Reviewers say these brushes clean suede and nubuck brilliantly – they're firm enough to effectively clean your shoes, bags, and jackets, and soft enough to not damage the material.

    Price: £2.57.

    26. I was about to throw my grimiest baking tray out before trying out this Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder as a last resort. The results speak for themselves!

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    Not only is it super effective, this powder is incredibly easy to use too – just place it onto any affected surfaces, from ceramics to metals and glass, and scrub until the stains have gone. It's ideal for tackling your hob, oven, baking tins, and so much more!

    Price: £2.00.

    27. Carpets are pretty expensive, so it makes sense to keep the ones you have in great shape. Reviewers rave about this highly effective powder from Vanish that's an affordable alternative to renting a carpet cleaning machine for the day!

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    Sprinkle it over your carpet, wait for about twenty minutes for it to settle in, and then vacuum the powder up. You'll remove all the worked-in grime and dirt it's absorbed when you do so!

    Price: £9.39.

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