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    27 Genius Life-Hack Products That People Actually Swear By

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    1. This car bin has extra-deep sides. You'll be able to fit it almost anywhere in your vehicle!

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    It's waterproof and leak-proof, and its adjustable buckle extends up to 23cm. Reviewers say its 6.5-litre size holds a lot of rubbish without getting in their way or looking awkward!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 1,737 reviews.

    Price: £9.59.

    2. Customers have been wowed by this niacinamide serum, which promises to decongest your pores and smooth your skin.

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    One of the great things about niacinamide is that it mixes really well with other active ingredients (it helps to absorb moisturiser brilliantly). It works as a brightener, a smoothing agent, and an anti-ageing serum!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 3,301 reviews.

    Price: £5.42.

    3. Anyone who wears glasses will appreciate this anti-fog spray, which is especially useful when you're wearing a face covering.

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    Simply spray this stuff over your lenses, let it dry, and then rinse it off – you'll have fog-proof specs in no time. It's actually designed for scuba divers, so you know it's got to be good!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 1,031 reviews.

    Price: £9.36.

    4. Want to remove your makeup effectively without the waste? These washable rounds are great at their job AND good for the planet!

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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! Plus, the pack of 15 means you'll always have some rounds to hand while others are in the wash.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 1,593 reviews.

    Price: £4.99 for ten.

    5. This pair of under-the-shelf wire baskets will give you a place to store the stuff that doesn't quite fit in your cupboards.

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    Their arms slide over your shelves, providing a secure and simple solution to that annoying overspill.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 1,157 reviews.

    Price: £9.99 for two.

    6. I feel like we don't talk often enough about how expensive washing powder is. This reusable laundry egg is the perfect solution – it'll last you for up to 210 washes!

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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!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 5,917 reviews.

    Price: £13.29.

    7. Get rid of the bobbles from your clothes in no time with these fabric combs.

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    These (satisfying AF) combs work exactly as you'd expect them to – simply run them over your clothes and they'll pick up and remove bobbles as they go.

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 115 reviews.

    Price: £6.99 for two.

    8. I'm absolutely obsessed with this rubber broom, which will tackle SO MANY cleaning tasks.

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    This genius cleaning tool works as a pet hair remover, a squeegee, a thorough sweeping brush, and more! The naturally water-resistant bristles won't absorb dirt, dust, or smells like sweeping brush strands or mop head fibres can – just rinse the head after use and it'll be as good as new again.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 194 reviews.

    Price: £10.99.

    9. Sorry, but how hadn't I heard about this clingfilm and foil dispenser sooner?!

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    It's got two compartments, so you can use one for clingfilm and another for foil. It also has a serrated edge to help you tear off a section cleanly and easily!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 326 reviews.

    Price: £18.45.

    10. Keep the inside of your windshield fog-free by using this dehumidifier bag.

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    This highly-rated dehumidifier draws all the excess moisture out of your vehicle, helping to decrease condensation and improve the air quality in your car. When it's full, the spot on its side will change colour, at which point you can just microwave it for a couple of minutes before it's good to go again!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 5,748 reviews.

    Price: £6.99.

    11. These freezer-safe bags are completely reusable!

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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! Customers say the zipper seal provides an airtight environment for their food.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 71 reviews.

    Price: £8.88 for ten.

    12. These non-stick liners liners prevent the buildup of ice, ensuring that your freezer drawers don't stick to the shelves underneath.

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    They make cleaning out your freezer easy – rather than waiting for your drawers to defrost for hours before hacking away at the shelves, you'll be able to just whip the compartments out and rinse the sheets. They're completely washable and reusable!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 172 reviews.

    Price: £3.45 for two.

    13. Remove the excess moisture in your air by using this silent dehumidifier.

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    This silent gadget contains a filter which absorbs the excess moisture from the air, pooling the liquid into an easy-empty tray at its base!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 8,145 reviews.

    Price: £7.50.

    14. This motion sensor-enabled strip light is a great way to illuminate those hard-to-reach places.

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    Attach the tape-covered strip to whatever surface you like, and then mount its battery pack nearby for a long-lasting and subtle result. You can choose between motion sensor and manual modes once it's installed! Customers say the light fits seamlessly under a variety of different objects, from shelves to cupboards and bed frames.

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 381 reviews.

    Price: £7.99 for 1m.

    15. This cuticle dissolver from Sally Hansen will remove the dead skin at the base of your nails in as little as fifteen seconds.

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    It'll soften and lift your cuticles in no time, after which point you can push the old skin away from your nails for a faster manicure. Customers say it's as easy to use as it is effective!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 3,357 reviews.

    Price: £5.25.

    16. This gorgeous eyeshadow palette is perfect for both everyday wear and more glam ~looks~. Not bad for less than a fiver, right?

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    Reviewers have been wowed by highly-pigmented these eyeshadows are, as well as how evenly they apply! They come in a sturdy metal tin too, so you won't have to worry about them falling out of their casing.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 4,533 reviews.

    Price: £4.21.

    17. While we're on the topic of impressive eye makeup, this Lash Sensational mascara from Maybelline will thicken, curl, and lengthen your lashes without clumping them together.


    It's got tiny bristles that'll coat your smallest lashes, and bigger ones to lift and exaggerate the larger hairs. Its inky formula has a low wax content, which means it won't stick to itself or form clumps! No wonder folks have been so impressed by this stuff.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 7,507 reviews.

    Price: £5.37.

    18. Fix those marks and scuffs on your sink, bathtub, or radiator by using this enamel repair pen.

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    It's the perfect way to fix those nicks and scuffs on all your enamel surfaces, from radiators to hob covers to baths. Simply run the nib along the affected surface, wait for the product to dry, and voila – you're done!

    Rating: four-star average rating from 564 reviews.

    Price: £6.98.

    19. This hyaluronic acid serum binds to the water that's already in your skin to make sure it stays exactly where it should.

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    Rather than just sitting on top of your face like some moisturisers can, this hyaluronic acid gets ~right into~ your skin to hydrate it from the inside out.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 6,790 reviews.

    Price: £5.87.

    20. You know that pile of reusable bags that's taking up most of the space in your under-the-sink cupboard? Yeah, it turns out you can store them in a much smarter way by using this sleek holder.

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    Its casing is made with durable steel, and it's got a handy dispenser at the top for ease of use. Just pop the hooks over your cupboard door, place your reusable bags inside the basket, and you'll be able to whip one out of the hole at its base any time you need to!

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 145 reviews.

    Price: £11.66.

    21. 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!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 4,392 reviews.

    Price: £4.99 for three.

    22. Touch up your brows between tweezing sessions with these eyebrow razors.

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    Alongside stray brows hair, they work for peach fuzz and even dead skin cells. This pack of six should be enough to last you ages, too!

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 7,539 reviews.

    Price: £3.99 for six.

    23. 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!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 8,400 reviews.

    Price: £6.66.

    24. This mini funnel is completely collapsible, so it won't take up much space when it's not in use. Also, you can tell me you wouldn't find popping it out to its full size and then pressing it back down into a disc incredibly fun, but I won't believe you.

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    It's made with food-grade silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. It folds into itself for easy storage!

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 181 reviews.

    Price: £2.50.

    25. These honeycomb drawer organisers will help you to find your socks more quickly in the morning!

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    These useful lil' hexagons click together to fill whatever space you put them in, and there are eight units which you can use to store everything from socks to ties way more efficiently.

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 400 reviews.

    Price: £8.99.

    26. Wondering how to use this genius descaler ball? You place it inside your washing machine or dishwasher, and then – oh wait, that's it. For up to five years. Yeah, I'll take one ASAP, thanks.

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    Its magnetised centre will start to draw out the limescale and other mineral deposits in your machine the second you pop it into your appliance. It'll make the water in your machines softer too, so you won't have to use as much detergent!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 759 reviews.

    Price: £6.66.

    27. Cleaning that grease on your extractor fan probably seems like an insurmountable task, but this powerful degreaser spray makes the job easy. I've used it myself and have been wowed by the results!

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    This stuff's called "Elbow Grease" for a reason, because the product inside is powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on your behalf. Spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Rating: 4.8-star average rating from 3,315 reviews.

    Price: £1.00.

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