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    Oct 23, 2019

    26 Useful Things Under £9 You Can Use Pretty Much Every Day

    Excuse me while I order this whole list.

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    1. Hyaluronic acid is super moisturising – this one from The Ordinary has great reviews!

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    Hyaluronic acid works by binding to the existing water in your skin and keeping that moisture locked in. It's lightweight and really effective, and because this formula contains no oil, it won't clog up your pores!

    Price: £7.87.

    2. Not only does this card holder stick to the back of your phone, it blocks RFID scanners as well!

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    If you use contactless cards, thieves can steal your info and clone your card using scanners and even apps. This case uses a very thin layer of aluminium to block the info your card sends out. It attaches to the back of your phone no problem, and its material is elastic, so you can use it for up to six cards! As an added bonus, it's available in four different colours.

    Price: £5.

    3. This tote bag is really durable, and it's big enough to hold all your shopping too.

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    The corduroy material of this bag means it'll last you ages (plus, it's fully machine-washable!) It's big enough to hold your shopping, and it comes in five different colours, so you can pick your fave.

    Price: £5.60 - £7.90 depending on colour.

    4. This reusable W7 makeup remover cloth will get rid of your makeup with no fuss.

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    Just pop some water on this thing, run it over your face, and voila, your makeup is gone! Not only does this cloth save you time and effort, it'll help save the planet too because you won't be wasting loads of individual cotton rounds!

    Price: £2.99.

    5. This garlic mincer is really effective and easy to clean.

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    Crushing and chopping garlic can take ages if you haven't got the right tools! This garlic mincer is super easy to use – just rock it over those cloves for a super quick and fine mince.

    Price: £6.88.

    6. This ring holder will make you way less likely to drop your phone, and it can be used as a stand too!

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    If, like me, you always drop your phone, a handy holder can be a life (and screen) saver! This one swivels 360 degrees in your hand, so you can hold your phone at any angle. Plus, it works as a stand too!

    Price: £5.99.

    7. Gloves that work on touchscreens? Sign me up!

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    The thumb and index finger on these gloves are tipped with a screen-sensitive material, meaning you can scroll through Twitter and stay cosy at the same time! They're available in ten different colours and two different sizes.

    Price: £5.99 - £7.99 depending on colour.

    8. An anti-boil over lid(!) will save you from so many cooking disasters.

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    Swapping dining out for cooking at home is a great way to save money, but the risk of pans boiling over while you're making your pasta or rice can be incredibly real. This BPA-free anti-boiling lid solves that problem by locking really firmly onto your pots (it's adjustable, so you can make it fit most pots!)

    Price: £8.95.

    9. This bottle resealer will keep your drinks fresh for longer.

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    Just plunge the stopper of this thing down to seal your bottles and keep the liquid inside from oxidising. It'll fit most bottles, and because it's small, it's easy to store as well!

    Price: £3.65.

    10. Want to get between the bristles of your makeup brushes more easily when you're washing them? This makeup washing board has your back!

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    This board has a lot of different textures, which means you'll be able to wash all kinds of brushes on it (don't worry, the soft silicone material will allow your brushes to keep their shape!) It has suction cups on its back as well, so this mat won't slip while you're using it.

    Price: £1.91.

    11. This diary runs from August 2019 until December 2020, comes with tear-out lists, and is cute to boot.

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    This lil' diary has pockets for your bits and bobs, has your weekly schedule on one page, and a space for notes on the other. Plus, it has a handy timetable at the back!

    Price: £7.99.

    12. A silicone spatula is definitely worth your while if you cook a lot.

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    This has a bamboo handle, and its silicone head is flexible enough to scrape the last bit of whatever you're making out of the pot. You can use one of these when folding in ingredients for baking, for properly emptying a pot, and so much more! As an added bonus, it won't scratch your non-stick pans when you use it.

    Price: £3.69.

    13. A boar bristle brush will distribute the oil from your scalp really evenly throughout your hair, preventing that greasy roots/dry ends problem!

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    This brush is made from all-natural boar bristles and has a bamboo handle, so it's eco-friendly and effective!

    Price: £3.41.

    14. This Bin Buddy powder works kind of like a kitty litter for your bin, because it absorbs all the excess liquid in your liners.

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    This stuff will stop stinky leaks and spills building up in your bin, and its berry scent can help make your bin smell fresh too!

    Price: £3.49.

    15. Measuring cups are a really handy tool, especially if you use non-metric recipes.

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    This set of five measuring cups and five measuring spoons is really handy if you like to cook a lot! Plus, they're easy to wash too.

    Price: £1.33.

    16. These Invisibobble hair ties won't strain in your hair, so you can wear a high pony without getting a headache.

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    These coiled hair ties distribute pressure really evenly throughout your hair, meaning not only will the strain on your scalp lessen, but you'll be less likely to get those uneven lumps of hair below your ponytail! They come in eight different colours.

    Price: £4.20 for three.

    17. This brush is a great way to wake up your skin and combat dryness.

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    Use this brush dry to brush away dead skin cells, improve your circulation, and kick-start the oil-producing glands in your skin! Just run this over your skin in short, gentle strokes (you def don't need to press really hard with it) for great results. Plus, this one has an easy handle, so you can reach all those hard to get at places on your skin!

    Price: £7.99

    18. This duo port will allow you to listen to music while you're charging your phone.

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    Use your earphones and your charger at the same time with this divider, which customers say works well!

    Price: £7.99.

    19. This pen does so many jobs – it's a writing tool, a screwdriver, and more!

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    This pen can be used as a ruler, a Phillips-head screwdriver, a spirit level, and a touchscreen-friendly stylus (phew). It comes in a lovely metal box, so it'll make a great gift!

    Price: £7.99.

    20. Contact lens cleaning solution is a must if you want to keep your lenses clean!

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    Because contact lenses are used in your delicate eye area, it's really important to keep them as clean as possible. This cleaning solution is really highly-reviewed – it has over 245 reviews with a 4.8-star average!

    Price: £8.50 for a pack of three 240ml bottles.

    21. This remote control bulb changes colour!

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    This bulb is a really handy (and pretty) way to personalise your home! It has four transition effects – flash, strobe, smooth, and fade, and it fits most standard light fittings.

    Price: £2.39.

    22. Slipper socks are honestly the BEST.

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    These socks are super soft and they're really cute, too! They're fleece-lined, so they'll definitely keep you cosy, and they come in 12 different colours and patterns!

    Price: £5.99 for the cat ones pictured.

    23. You really can't go wrong with a nice mug – not only is this adorable elephant one really sweet, it's quite big too!

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    I mean, just look at this thing! It's got lil' feet, so your cuppa will stay steady when you rest it, and customers say you get what you're asking for with this thing. (Also, can I remind you to look at it again?!)

    Price: £8.87.

    24. Okay, this might sound obvious, but you honestly can't have enough batteries.

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    There's nothing more frustrating than going to use your electric toothbrush or remote control only to discover it's out of juice. This 24-pack of AA batteries has over 2,320 reviews with a 4.6-star average!

    Price: £6.99.

    25. This copper tongue scraper will help you to really thoroughly clean your mouth.

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    Brushing your teeth will only go so far if you want a really clean mouth, because your tongue harbours bacteria too! This scraper is made from naturally anti-microbial copper.

    Price: £5.99.

    26. This reusable bamboo coffee cup is an everyday staple if you love your morning caffeine boost.

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    Not only does ordering coffee out add up, the waste from disposable cups isn't great for the planet either. This mug is made from eco-friendly bamboo, and it's dishwasher-safe as well! As if that wasn't enough, you can get this mug in 18 pretty colours and patterns.

    Price: £4.99 for the one pictured.