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    Updated on Dec 5, 2019. Posted on Oct 3, 2019

    21 Genius Problem-Solving Products You Probably Didn't Realise Existed

    You mean there's a product for that?!

    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. Some Sugru mouldable glue that turns into solid silicone rubber after you've shaped it.

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    This mouldable glue works for fixing charger cords, sealing shoes, making handles, mounting things on your wall, and loads of other stuff too! It sticks to ceramic, wood, plastic, and glass (among others), and it's also resistant to electric currents. Plus, it comes in different colours, so you can match it to your shoes or decor if you need to!

    Price: £11.74-£12.99, depending on colour.

    2. Some sliding webcam covers that will cover your smartphone camera until you need it.

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    Camera hacks are a real problem, and while some of us have covers for our laptop cameras, not many people get one for their phone. That's partly because obscuring your front camera with a sticker is impractical. Luckily, these covers slide across, so you can revert to selfie mode whenever you like!

    Price: £5.98 for three.

    3. A can colander (!!!)

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    Trying to strain those cans of sweetcorn or tuna can be really annoying – not everything can be done through a normal colander. This bad boy will keep your hands away from that slightly nasty tuna brine smell, and it's easy to clean too.

    Price: £3.19.

    4. This device will re-seal all your opened packets.

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    Packets of crisps, pretzels, and biscuits can get ruined if you leave them open for ages, which is not the look. Save yourself from slightly sad snacks with this packet re-sealer! It works kind of like a hot glue gun that double-seals your stuff from both sides for extra security. Plus, it has a kid-proof lock and it's small enough to bring in your bag!

    Price: £12.88.

    5. Eco-friendly, reusable woollen lint balls which catch all the fluff in your tumble drier, soften your clothes, and speed up drying time.

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    These lint balls are multipurpose, eco-friendly heroes. They speed up your drying time by making sure your clothes don't stick to each other as they spin, and their 100% organic wool material catches lint in the dryer too! Save electricity, water, time, and money with these bad boys (did we mention they fluff up your clothes, saving you money on fabric softener as well?)

    Price: £12.99 for a pack of six.

    6. This ultra-thin duster that gets at the bits under your fridge.

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    The gap under your fridge, the bit between your oven and your counter, and the sides of your radiator can be real dust traps because they're so hard to clean. You can use this brush wet or dry, depending if you're doing a light dust or a deeper dirt removal.

    Price: £12.99.

    7. Some wireless Bluetooth headband headphones you can wear going to sleep.

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    If you love listening to podcasts when you're going to sleep or want to blast some tunes during your run, these wireless headphones are great. They can last for up to eight hours from one charge, and they're machine-washable too (just remove the speakers from their pockets first!)

    Price: £16.99.

    8. A phone holder for your bike that shields it from rain and direct sunlight.

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    Cycling with a phone can be hard – it can fall out of your pocket, and if you've got to follow a map at the same time, using your phone can be really dangerous. This holder attaches to your handlebars, and its shield and waterproof case protects it from rain and direct sunlight (you'll always be able to see your screen!) As an added bonus, this holder is mounted on a bag which can carry your keys and cards.

    Price: £9.99.

    9. This wonder hanger that will save so much storage space.

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    Wardrobes can get crowded really quickly, and it can make it very hard to work out which clothes you've got. This genius tool lets you hook multiple items of clothing while only taking up the rail space of one hanger! Plus, the design means you can see everything you've hung up, which makes picking your outfits so much easier.

    Price: £13.79 for a pack of six.

    10. Some hob stickers to replace the worn-out ones on your oven.

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    If you're a bit sick of having to guess which button does what on your oven (which, same), these stickers are perfect! They're really easy to use, and they're made extra strong to withstand cleaning. Because they're transparent, they won't stick out against your oven either!

    Price: £4.95.

    11. Some insulating window film that will help keep your rooms toasty.

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    Keep your home cosy with these window films, which add another cushioning layer over your windows (don't worry, the material sits completely flat on your windows once you've bonded it, so it won't create air bubbles!) Save energy and money with a sheet of this film, which you can cut to fit most window sizes.

    Price: £17.03.

    12. These double-sided sticky carpet grips, which will make your fave rug stay put.

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    Rugs can be really pretty, but they can be annoying (and even a bit dangerous) if they slide and slip all over the place. These grips stop your carpet slipping and curling, and they stick to wood, ceramic, and tile. The residue is super easy to clean too – just run a mop over it and you're done!

    Price: £7.99 for a pack of 12.

    13. These biodegradable bags are made from corn starch, so they're perfect for your compost bin.

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    If you've got a compost bin, you're probably a bit sick of all the gross slime and old veg peel that gets stuck in it. Using a plastic bin liner kind of goes against the whole eco-friendly thing though, so these compostable bin liners are the perfect middle ground. They're made from corn starch, and they're leak-proof too.

    Price: £8.99 for 150 bags.

    14. A device that gets rid of pests by sending ultrasonic signals to them.

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    This ultrasonic gadget can help repel spiders, moths, mice, flies, and loads of other lil' critters you probably don't want in your home. It's completely inaudible to humans, and just one of these can cover an area of up to 1,600 square feet (they come in packs of four, so whatever size your home is, they've probably got you covered!)

    Price: £21.99 for a pack of four.

    15. This anxiety coat for your dog, perfect for fireworks season.

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    This coat applies gentle pressure to your dog's body, which is really reassuring to them (it's the same principle as stroking or hugging your furry friend!) The material is lightweight and breathable, so your dog will feel supported but not suffocated. Plus, it comes in four different sizes and two different colours.

    Price: £13.99 - £14.99 depending on size.

    16. A magnetic pouch that clicks onto itself through your running leggings.

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    If you're a runner, finding a space to store your keys and cards is probably one of your biggest bugbears. This handy clip-on pouch is lightweight, works without a belt, and is waterproof and sweat-resistant!

    Price: £22.50.

    17. A magnetic glass cleaner that lets you tackle both sides of your windows at once.

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    If, like me, you're a bit obsessed with getting your windows sparkling clean, this magnetic window cleaner will be a major help. It comes with a two-metre safety rope that means you won't drop and lose half of the cleaner, and the magnets are strong enough to work through double glazing!

    Price: £23.99.

    18. A boar bristle brush, which distributes oil evenly throughout your hair to stop that greasy scalp/dry ends issue.

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    This brush basically works like a conditioner, because it works the sebum from your scalp evenly throughout your hair (super handy if you've got longer tresses!)

    Price: £9.99.

    19. This foldable backpack that you can bring with you basically everywhere.

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    This handy AF backpack folds into your pocket, so it's perfect for long trips or commutes. It's made from water-resistant and tear-proof nylon, so you won't have to worry about rips or leaks (especially handy during hikes!), and comes in seven different colours!

    Price: £8.99.

    20. A flexible drain cleaner which will pull all the hair from your plugs.

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    Clogged drains are really inconvenient, but they're almost inevitable if you have a lot of hair or if you cook often. Fix that problem with this flexible drain hook which you can shape to work through any drain! It's re-usable, and you can wash it really easily with soap and water.

    Price: £9.84.

    21. This potato pocket will give you perfect baked-style spuds in minutes from your microwave.

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    Jacket potatoes would be the perfect no-fuss mid-week meal if they didn't take so bloody long to cook. These fabric potato pouches are a great way to get that sweet baked potato goodness in minutes from your microwave! It works by trapping steam inside the pocket, and holds up to four potatoes.

    Price: £5.96.