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    31 Genius Products That Might Make You Wonder If You've Been Living Correctly

    Including a double-sided window cleaner and a mat that prevents your dog from digging up your garden!

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    1. Prevent food waste and reduce your use of tinfoil and clingfilm by nabbing these genius silicone can lids.

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    These freezer and dishwasher-safe lids will create an airtight seal for everything from your baked beans to your dog food! Because there's three in a pack, you can colour-code each one for different jobs.

    Price: £1.79 for three.

    2. This waterproof cover will keep your rotary washing line clean and dry when it's not in use.

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    It's made using a long-lasting and water-resistant PVC material, so it's no wonder that so many customers have been wowed by how well this cover works! Simply fold up your washing line, place this bad boy over it, and zip it up – you'll never have to face those annoying droplets again.

    Price: £12.94.

    3. Banish the lint from your tumble dryer's vent by snapping up this flexible brush!

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    Not only will removing the lint from your tumble dryer make your appliance run more smoothly, but it'll also get rid of a serious fire hazard! Reviewers love how flexible and easy to maneuver this brush is, and its densely-packed bristles will pick up even the smallest pieces of fluff in no time.

    Price: £7.99.

    4. You'll always have somewhere to store your kitchen sponge thanks to this clever holder that has suction cups on its back.

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    It'll drain *and* store your kitchen sponge at the same time, so it won't have a chance to fester in the sink and become stinky! The suction cups have some serious staying power too – not bad for under £4, right?

    Price: £3.99.

    5. If digging up your garden is your pet's fave hobby, it might be time to try these plastic mats!

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    Just place 'em on your soil and cover them with a thin layer of dirt – plants will still be able to grow through the handy holes, but animals will find it very difficult to dig through their plastic material! The spikes are designed with animal safety in mind so are flexible enough to ensure your pet's paws don't get hurt.

    Price: £4.99 for two 49x14cm mats.

    6. Keep your clothes smelling fresh (and prevent them from falling victim to mildew) by nabbing this hanging dehumidifier.

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    It'll absorb all the excess moisture from inside your wardrobe and will last for up to 60 days!

    Price: £3.29.

    7. Ensure that you don't accidentally hurt your fingers during food prep by using this (low-key genius) stainless steel guard.

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    Simply slip it over your fingers and chop your food as you normally would! Its stainless steel material is rust-resistant and dishwasher-friendly.

    Price: £4.29.

    8. Want to freeze that leftover chilli but hate defrosting the whole tub to get *one* serving out? Same. These reusable bags will allow you to take out single portions of your frozen leftovers!

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    If you love to cook, 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, and people love that their zipper seals provide a completely airtight environment.

    Price: £8.88 for ten.

    9. You can put your own coffee grounds into these reusable pods.

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    Coffee pods are pricey and if you use them daily, they can lead to a lot of plastic waste as well. These dishwasher-safe alternatives fit all Dulce Gusto machines!

    Price: £10.39 for five.

    10. Smooth and plumpen your skin by using this moisturising retinol cream!

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    This luxuriously thick cream is packed full of brightening vitamin C and moisturising hyaluronic acid! The retinol in here chemically exfoliates, banishing dead cells and revealing the brighter, fresher-looking layer underneath.

    Price: £9.87.

    11. 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!

    Price: £2.50.

    12. This (frankly genius) over-the-door rack will 1) dry your clothes quickly while you go about your day and 2) keep your floor space clear.

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    It offers a whopping seven metres of drying space without cluttering up your bedroom floor or corridor! Reviewers love how much laundry it holds at once, with many saying it's impressively easy to install.

    Price: £8.45.

    13. Your rugs won't slip or curl when you pop these well-reviewed grippers underneath them!

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    They're compatible with a wide range of floors, from lino to tile and wood laminate. Simply stick these to the underside of your rug or carpet before removing their backings and attaching them to the ground! Oh, and they're removable and reusable too — just wipe one of these with water to reactivate the adhesive.

    Price: £6.99 for eight.

    14. This self-watering plant pot does exactly what it promises to do.

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    You can place water in the base of this pot, which will then gradually get absorbed by your plant's soil as and when it needs it via a stick irrigation system. The set includes a water level indicator, so you'll know when the reservoir is due a refill! Some reviewers say they've gone up to twelve weeks on one fill (woah).

    Price: £9.99 for a 10x13cm plant pot.

    15. I'm losing it over this genius wall-mounted brush that your pets can use to self-groom! It'll ensure that all their loose hair has been removed before they get a chance to moult on your sofa or other soft furnishings.

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    You can easily stick this onto your walls thanks to its self-adhesive pads! Its handy catnip compartment will make the relaxing brush even more appealing to your furry friends.

    Price: £3.29.

    16. Get your windows *truly* sparkling with this magnetic double-sided cleaner.

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    Both sides are lined with an anti-streak microfibre cloth, and the magnets in each half are strong enough to attract each other through double glazing. Plus, there's a handy anti-fall string that connects these in case you accidentally drop one!

    Price: £23.99.

    17. 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!

    Price: £20.99.

    18. 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!

    Price: £7.25.

    19. This self-adhesive Command broom grip is as easy to use as it is effective.

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    You won't need any tools to install this holder – just peel the sticker from its self-adhesive backing and then stick it onto whatever surface you choose. Once it's on there, this hook can hold up to 1.8kg!

    Price: £4.99.

    20. Some customers say that this sulphur and salicylic acid-infused soap has helped to clear their skin.

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    The salicylic acid in this soap will decongest your pores, while the sulphur removes bacteria and absorbs excess oil. The bar is studded with almond and walnut shell particles to exfoliate your skin, and it also contains replenishing vitamin E. No wonder so many reviewers swear by this product (seriously, check out the before-and-after pictures in the reviews section!).

    Price: £6.98.

    21. I'm not sure why I haven't bought this incredible nail polish sooner. It changes colour according to the temperature of the room it's in!

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    This nail polish looks incredible *and* claims to last for up to three weeks at a time!

    Price: £3.99.

    22. This handy tin will remove the pigment from your eyeshadow brush so that you can apply another shade without mixing the colours.

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    It gets rid of powder products in a few easy swipes, no liquid needed! Just run the bristles along the sponge inside and it'll knock residue off of the brush, no liquid needed.

    Price: £5.99.

    23. Block the blue light from your screens with these clever glasses.

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    Some reviewers recommend wearing these glasses for a few hours before bed, because blue light blocks the sleep hormone melatonin. They'll help to reduce eye strain too!

    Price: £4.49.

    24. While we're on the topic, staring at screens all day gives me a lot of headaches (and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone). This highly-rated 4head stick claims to work its magic in just two minutes!

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    Run it over your forehead for a simple and effective treatment! Unlike regular medication, there's no limit to how often you can use this thing (which is handy, seeing as there's up to 100 applications per pack). It doesn't leave a greasy or sticky feeling on your skin either!

    Price: £4.50.

    25. This post-shave balm is designed to prevent the redness and annoying little bumps that some people (like me) have to deal with after hair removal.

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    Apply it after shaving or waxing to help prevent ingrown hairs and razor rash. The formula contains antioxidant blackcurrant oil, hydrating almond oil, and soothing aloe vera!

    Price: £2.49.

    26. If your wooden surfaces are always covered in mugs, chances are that they're looking a little worse for wear by now. This specially-designed furniture restorer will get rid of the ring marks and water stains that your cups can leave behind!

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    Rub this restorer into the affected areas with straight strokes and then wait for about eight to ten hours for the product to absorb! After that, your wooden furniture will look smooth, uniform in colour, and shiny.

    Price: £6.99.

    27. This shower shield solution will keep your unit gleaming between scrubs (and it works on your taps too!).

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    It works on ceramic, glass, and metal! Apply the solution to the desired area twice and wait for it to dry before buffing the surface with a dry cloth — it'll repel dirt and water for up to three months.

    Price: £11.89.

    28. Sometimes it feels like adulthood is just readjusting your sagging sofa cushions, sitting on them, and then having to lift them up again in an endless loop of mild inconvenience. Don't worry, though – this highly-rated sofa saver is here to break the cycle!

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    The boards inside this protector will provide a solid surface for your cushions to rest on, which means they won't be able to sink into the unsupportive sofa base. Reviewers say it's totally transformed their most expensive piece of furniture!

    Price: £17.99 for a two-seater.

    29. You know when limescale builds up in the base of your loo and no brush can clean it? Well, that's where this highly effective pumice stone comes in.

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    Wet the stone, rub it over your grossest surfaces, and then rinse or wipe the dirt away!

    Price: £2.40.

    30. Hoo boy, do people love this stainless steel foot file that'll banish the hard skin from your heels.

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    Customers say its easy-to-clean metal surface is incredibly effective at removing their dead skin.

    Price: £4.99.

    31. This 'Living the Dream' dry shampoo from TIGI Bed Head pretty much became my ride or die the instant I started using it.

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    This stuff will make your hair look fresher and more volumised in literal seconds, and won't feel heavy or itchy on your scalp.

    Price: £4.95.

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