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    23 Efficient Products That Can Help You To Work Smarter, Not Harder

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    1. This Moisture Miracle lotion from The Sanctuary Spa goes straight on your wet skin after the shower, and it absorbs so quickly that you can towel-dry as usual without having to worry about wiping the product off. Um, why am I only finding out about this now?

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    You know that slightly awkward moment post-shower when you're waiting for your lotion to sink in before you can towel yourself properly? Yeah, nobody likes that, and this (long-overdue) product knows it. Just apply some to your body after your shower and towel-dry as normal, helping you to stay moisturised, not soggy.

    Price: £6.80.

    2. Cleaning your drains can be a real drain (yup), but with these incredible sticks, it doesn't have to be!

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    Look, there are some kitchen jobs that nobody ever really wants to do, and clearing out your drains probably ranks highly. These sticks are packed full of enzymes that break down the gunk and grease in your drains as they dissolve, leaving behind a fresh smell and clearer plug holes – all you'll have to do is put 'em in and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £8.99 for 72 sticks.

    3. Speaking of gross kitchen tasks, these Teflon oven liners will help to save you from one of the most annoying jobs around – cleaning out your oven.

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    If you've ever spent what feels like forever scrubbing the base of your oven only to find yourself and your kitchen floor covered in gross black stains (look, we've all been there), these liners are probably for you. They can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and when they get a bit grimy, you can just remove them and wash them with washing-up liquid. I was going to say "I'll take two", but they already come in pairs (yes, please).

    Price: £6.99 for two.

    4. Yes, you could whip out your straighteners and hairspray when you begin to get those day-three flyaways. But when this genius styling cream that smooths your hair in seconds exists, why would you?

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    Designed for thick, coarse hair, this serum promises to smooth and hydrate your locks in no time. It's perfect for heat-styling your hair, too, and the formula repels humidity (the enemy of sleek hair) as well!

    Price: £4.29.

    5. Getting those perfect liner flicks is really hard, and getting both eyes even? Yeah, that's basically a part-time job. These eyeliner stamps will do most of the work for you, and the formula is waterproof and smudge-proof too!

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    The set comes with two pens (one for each eye), and both pens have one stamp end and another, finer pen end that you can use to define those perfect feline flicks. Just press the stamps against each eye for an Instagrammable ~lewk~ in no time!

    Price: £9.99 for two.

    6. Ever spend ages looking in your sock drawer for a matching pair to absolutely no avail? Because it happens to me almost every day, and I've a feeling I'm not alone. If you're in the same boat, these honeycomb drawer organisers can help both of us!

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    These useful lil' hexagons click together to fill as much space as you'd like, and there are 32 units which you can use to store everything from socks to ties way more efficiently. Hello, lower-stress mornings!

    Price: £8.95 for 32.

    7. Searching for your shampoo bottle while you're mid-shower is a struggle that I feel like too many of us face. This shower caddy is here to save us all from that minor (but incredibly annoying) inconvenience!

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    It's got drains on each shelf, so that slightly gross murky puddle that can sometimes accumulate in solid-base caddies won't happen with this bad boy. You won't need any drills or special tools to install it, either – you can just attach it to your shower stem! I mean, imagine being able to easily reach everything you need in the shower, no awkward stretching or bending to your countertops or shower floor needed? I love that future for us.

    Price: £9.99.

    8. These tumble dryer balls do a LOT, and I love them for it. They'll help your clothes to dry faster, feel softer, and become less lint-covered, so they'll save time, energy, and product. It doesn't hurt that they'll look incredibly cute while they're doing it, too.

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    Made from 100% wool, these handy dryer balls will circulate around your drum in the dryer, helping to buff up, separate, and aerate your clothes as they do. That means big clumps of soggy clothes will get pulled apart, helping them dry faster, and these dryer balls will bump against your clothes too which makes them softer. Customers say they've helped to remove lint and hair from their clothes as well! I mean I'm not saying there's nothing these guys can't do, I'm just saying there an awful, awful lot that they can.

    Price: £11.99.

    9. Makeup fades and runs throughout the day, which can make your 5pm beat look completely different to your 9am look (story of my life TBH). Save your skin - or at least your foundation - with this setting spray from NYX, which will remove the hassle of having to touch up your makeup throughout the day!

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    This matte-finish setting spray from NYX has an incredibly strong hold, and it'll feel really natural and forgiving on your skin. I use this stuff religiously – not only does it keep my makeup in place despite my constantly watering left eye (why does it do that?!), it gives my makeup a more skin-like finish after I apply it, too. It's also the first setting spray I've used that means I don't have to re-apply my makeup at work, which is a low-effort experience I want as many people as possible to share.

    Price: £5.60.

    10. So it turns out there's been a blow-dry primer spray that helps to dry your hair up to 50% faster this entire time, and BRB I'm about to buy four bottles.

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    If you, like me, have spent what feels like a third of your life drying your hair, then this serum can help. It'll reduce friction when your hair is drying, helping to aerate your hair faster and more effectively! Plus, the formula gently conditions your hair while it helps to dry it, adding sheen and gloss to your tresses while it boosts the drying time (a double win TBH).

    Price: £11.60.

    11. I know it sounds a bit odd, but this pumice stone will get rid of stains (even stubborn ones) from your toilet really, really effectively.

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    Even if you regularly bleach your toilet, some stains can be really hard to get at, and even a very thorough scrub with a toilet brush won't remove your most severe buildup. This pumice stone is abrasive enough to get rid of deep-seated marks and stains without damaging your loo.

    Price: £8.80.

    12. Save time and effort trying to bring your eggs to the perfect boil with this egg cooker, which will help to make your breakfast so much more effortless.

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    Okay, it's not quite a personal chef, but this low-key genius egg cooker definitely does do a lot of the cooking for you. You can poach, boil, or make an omelette from eggs without the faff with this thing, and because of the adjustable settings, you can make sure they're perfect for you every time. It's capable of boiling up to seven eggs at a time while making sure they're all evenly cooked, which is seriously difficult in a normal pan!

    Price: £14.99.

    13. This litter box comes with a built-in sifter that means you won't have to spend ages scooping out specific messes. Just lift the lower compartment up through the litter, dispose of the waste, and you're done!

    This handy AF litter tray makes it really easy to clean out their waste in no time. It's made from durable plastic and has rounded corners, making it safe and long-lasting.

    Price: £24.80.

    14. Kitchen scissors are a seriously underrated tool IMO. These ones can do everything from scaling fish to cutting herbs and more in no time, and the stainless steel blades are rust-resistant and dishwasher-safe, too.

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    Packed full of features including a nutcracker and bottle opener, these scissors are strong enough to slice through everything from bones to herbs. They've got ergonomic handles for an easy grip, and customers say they're super sharp, too. Get ready to get cook dinner in a snip (sorry) with this multipurpose guy!

    Price: £8.99.

    15. Sick of finding yourself locked out of sites because you can't remember your password? Sounds all too familiar to me. This locked password book could save you loads of time and stress!

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    It's secured with a combination lock that you can change as many times as you'd like, and it's got thick, ~luxurious~ paper that feels great to write on. They include a silver pen in the package too (fellow stationery fiends, let's just take a moment to appreciate that fact).

    Price: £14.98.

    16. Cable tidies are a great way to save time and space, and they'll make your desk look better as well.

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    Untangling knotted and tangled wires is probably one of the most annoying jobs around, and when these handy cable clips exist, it's an unnecessary one too. These lil' guys have an adhesive backing, so you can just peel the paper off and attach them to any surface you like! Capable of holding up to seven small wires at once per clip, these are really highly-reviewed.

    Price: £2.99 for six.

    17. This makeup brush cleaning mat gets ~right into~ the bristles of your tools, ensuring that they're thoroughly cleaned faster. Your days of washing your brushes manually only to discover once they've dried that you've missed the centre are over!

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    The handy silicone board has four different textures, meaning there's something that'll get into all kinds of bristles. Made from easy-clean silicone and with suction cups at the back that'll help it stick really firmly to your surfaces while you're using it, you can't really go wrong with one of these!

    Price: £5.99.

    18. This pack of two watering globes will keep your plants hydrated for you in the most low-effort way possible. Just fill the bowls with water, stick 'em in the soil, and you're done for up to two weeks!

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    I'm a little bit obsessed with how quietly smart these watering globes are! They work because when water leaves your soil, oxygen is released at the same time. That oxygen then fills these globes up and pushes the exact amount of water out of them that your plants have lost, so the moisture levels remain just about right without any work on your behalf (impressive, right?)

    Price: £9.99.

    19. Spot patches will bring your spots to a head way more quickly (and safely) than attempting to squeeze them out will. Perfect for those annoying under-the-skin spots, they're incredibly simple to use!

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    There might be no greater curse in life than having one of those spots lurking underneath your skin that never, ever seems to come to a head (why, skin gods, why?!). These patches solve that problem in no time! Pop one over the spot, and the hydrocolloid material in these patches will draw all the moisture out of the surrounding area, bringing out the gunk from your spots with it. Gross? Sure. Satisfying? DEEPLY so.

    Price: £5.99 for 24 spots.

    20. This garlic rocker 1) is easier to clean than a garlic press, 2) covers a larger area at once, and 3) is made from rust-resistant stainless steel.

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    Just lay your garlic out on your board, rock this tool backwards and forwards over it, and voila – some finely-chopped garlic in no time! You won't have to spend ages getting into the nooks and crannies of this mincer like you would with a garlic press, either, because the simple surface makes it incredibly easy to clean.

    Price: £6.88.

    21. Removable hob protectors will help to protect the tops of your cooker! This pack of eight is incredibly easy to wipe down.

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    These adhesive stickers apply simply and easily to your hob, making sure the surface is protected from stains, marks, oil, and water. You can trim them to fit whatever size you want, and when they get a bit grimy, just remove them and wash them in the sink or in the dishwasher.

    Price: £8.99 for eight.

    22. An automatic vacuum cleaner is the perfect low-effort, high-impact product. This one has a powerful suction, and it's got a mopping function too(!).

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    This genius cleaner charges itself by docking into its charger when it's in need of some juice, and it's got a smart sensor system that means it won't bump into or fall off of anything while it works its magic. With mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping functions packed into one simple unit, this cleaner can work in tight corners and it's designed to pick up fur and hair without clogging the filter. The HEPA filter sucks up up to 99.7% of the bacteria and microbes on your floor, too, and its slim design means that it looks great and is incredibly easy to store.

    Price: £129.99.