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    24 Genius Problem-Solving Products That Are Basically Living In 3020

    Minor inconveniences are about to become a thing of the past!

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    1. The incredibly highly-reviewed Seche Vite topcoat will keep your manicures fresh for longer, and it'll help prevent chipping too!

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    This topcoat works by penetrating through your nail polish to the base of your nail, helping to bond the varnish in a really thorough and durable way.

    Price: £6.85.

    2. This double-sided scourer will clean your pots and pans using only water.

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    It'll clean your pots, pans, plates, and more without scratching them or leaving streaks behind! Just chuck it in your washing machine when it's looking a bit grimy and it'll be good to go again.

    Price: £3.00.

    3. These handy kettle descalers are completely reusable!

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    Drop one of these wire descalers into your kettle, put it on to boil, pour the water out, and remove the mesh ball – the limescale inside your kettle will have collected between its wires, leaving you with clearer, scum-free cuppas. You can rinse the mesh balls after use and they'll be good to go again!

    Price: £3.25 for two.

    4. I'm a huge fan (so sorry) of this laptop-cooling mat.

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    This slim mat contains a fan to keep the base of your devices cool. There's a non-slip strip around the mat's edges to help keep your laptop in place!

    Price: £5.99.

    5. These hydrocolloid patches will conceal and heal your spots at the same time.

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    Once you've placed one of these patches over your spots, they'll start to draw the gunk and moisture out of them, eventually eradicating them entirely. Yes, that sounds like a huge claim, but 1) I've used these myself and have been amazed by how well they work and 2) reviewers love them, with many saying they're easy to use and almost invisible!

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    6. This frosted glass dispenser is designed to help you get the most out of your hand soap.

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    Mix your soap with water, chuck the combination in this genius dispenser, and its clever pump design will aerate and lather up the fluid to get as many suds as possible out of a tiny amount of soap.

    Price: £8.79.

    7. And if you don't use liquid soaps, this genius aerating holder will help to prevent that icky (and wasteful) stuck-to-the-sink problem you always get with bar soaps.

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    This genius product encourages air to circulate under your soap, helping to dry it faster and prevent any sticky residue from forming underneath it. It's helped loads of reviewers to make the most out of their soap!

    Price: £3.99.

    8. This laundry egg can replace your detergent (yes, really). It'll last the average family of four for a year!

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    Pop this into the drum of your machine with your laundry before running the cycle, and the beads inside this egg will foam and release a fresh scent. Reviewers rave about how well it lifts stains, dirt, and odours from their clothes, and it'll last you for up to 210 washes.

    Price: £12.99.

    9. This cuticle dissolver from Sally Hansen claims to remove the dead skin from the base of your nails in 15 seconds.

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    Pop some of the product over your cuticles before pushing the old skin away for a faster manicure. Customers say it's as easy to use as it is effective!

    Price: £4.99.

    10. You'll be able to swipe through the turnstile without having to take your card out thanks to this self-adhesive card wallet.

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    The flap covers your cards for extra security, and the material is thick enough to ensure up to five cards stay safe while still connecting effectively to card readers. The adhesive backing of this holder means it fits all phones, and you can get it in 12 different colours too!

    Price: £7.99.

    11. This 4head stick claims to relieve the symptoms of a headache in under two minutes and judging by its rave reviews, it's got to be doing something right.

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    The levomenthol in this highly-rated stick will help to stop the pain signals in your head from reaching your brain, and it's got a non-greasy, colourless formula too. There's no limit to how many times per day you can use this stick, which is handy seeing as it'll last for up to 100 applications!

    Price: £3.99.

    12. This eco-friendly Magnoball will draw all the limescale from your washing machine or dishwasher! It can last you for up to five years, too (I know, right?!)

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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. It doesn't require any batteries or electricity either!

    Price: £6.66.

    13. This double-sided toilet brush will get right under the rim of your loo.

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    It's got a narrow brush on one side that'll really help you ~get into~ those hard-to reach spots on your toilet, and the larger brush on the other side is perfect for regular scrubbing.

    Price: £3.20.

    14. Not only will these lace bands help to prevent chafing, they'll also give you a place to store your phone when you're wearing a skirt or dress!

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    They're non-slip, and there's a handy pocket in their sides where you can store everything you need to keep on hand.

    Price: £4.51 - £8.99 depending on size – they're available in sizes S - L.

    15. Sorry, but how clever are these collapsible colanders?!

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    These colanders fold flat when they're not in use, so they'll save you some serious space in your cupboards! They're fully dishwasher-safe, and they can handle hot water as well.

    Price: £7.99 for two.

    16. This maximum-strength antiperspirant has gotten rave reviews for a reason. You'll only need to apply it once or twice a week to feel the effects!

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    I know it sounds a little out there but, if the ratings are anything to go by, this spray really does live up to its promise. Customers say just a couple of applications per week is enough to keep them sweat-free for days. If you don't take their word for it, there's a money-back guarantee too!

    Price: £11.99.

    17. People swear by this universal diffuser attachment that actually does clip perfectly onto a massive range of devices.

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    It's got an adjustable nozzle that you can click into place after you fit it to your hair dryer, and there's a simple release button on its side to help you remove the diffuser hassle-free. Not only is this nozzle truly universal, folks say it's made their curls much glossier and bouncier too!

    Price: £11.89.

    18. This nonstick baking sheet is completely reusable!

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    This mat can withstand temperatures of up to 220°C, and its nonstick surface means you won't need to use as much oil or butter as you otherwise would. You can wash it in the dishwasher or in the sink whenever you need to, and it's freezer-safe as well.

    Price: £5.50.

    19. This handy tester lets you check the power of your batteries without having to test a load of combinations out in your remote control.

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    You can fit any size of battery into this device, and you can close the sliding end down onto it to secure it into place. The power level in the battery will then be displayed on a lil' screen, so you'll know exactly how charged your batteries are at a glance!

    Price: £4.05.

    20. These drain sticks will get rid of the grime and buildup that can form inside your plugholes over time.

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    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 plugholes. Drop 'em in your drains and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    21. Okay, hear me out here – this ear wax removal syringe has actually gotten some rave reviews, and won't push the wax further into your ear like cotton buds can!

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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!

    Price: £7.24.

    22. Protect your privacy without changing the look or feel of your devices by using these sliding webcam covers.

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    They're self-adhesive, so applying these covers to your phone, tablet, or laptop is low-hassle. The cover slides across in no time when you want to use your front-facing camera again!

    Price: £3.99 for three.

    23. This bedside organiser is the ideal way to keep all your essential items (i.e. remote controls and snacks) close by when you're relaxing.

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    The top flap of this handy pouch will fit under your mattress or sofa cushions so you can reach whatever you need to when you're relaxing. It's surprisingly roomy, with space for everything from your laptop to your fave book!

    Price: £8.99.

    24. Keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer by using these ethylene-absorbing spheres.

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    The carbon centre of these balls is designed to absorb the food-spoiling chemicals fresh produce releases, so a pack of these handy tools will help to keep your food and your fridge fresher for longer.

    Price: £5.99 for three.

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    Always on the lookout for seriously smart products? Check out our list of genius problem-solving products I feel stupid for not buying sooner, or our compilation of clever little things that might just make your kitchen better.