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    27 Low-Effort Products That Work In The Background To Make Your Life Better

    You won't even *notice* these bad boys getting to work!

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    1. This protective tape will keep your furniture scratch-free without you having to constantly shoo your furry friends away from the sofa.

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    Its nontoxic formula works by leaving an unpleasant sticky feeling on your pet's claws after they try to scratch the area underneath it. Its thick material will also provide a barrier for your fave furniture — just apply it to whatever surface you want to protect, peel the backing off, and you're done!

    Price: £9.99 for 13.7m.

    2. This (frankly genius) over-the-door rack will 1) ensure that your clothes dry 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: £8.95.

    3. 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 bad boys 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: £4.99 for 12.

    4. If you're sick of snoring but hate the idea of using invasive nose clips, this specially-designed pillow from Silentnight is here to help.

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    It'll support your head and neck while you sleep, helping to improve your breathing in the most low-effort way possible! Its quilted cover is completely hypoallergenic, and its medium-firm hollowfibre filling is perfect for back and side sleepers.

    Price: £17.99.

    5. You'll be able to drive more safely with these blind spot mirrors.

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    They have a 360° range of motion, are incredibly simple to install and remove, and the glass is completely weatherproof. What's not to love?!

    Price: £3.99 for two.

    6. 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: £8.99 for a 10x13cm plant pot.

    7. 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.

    8. These cedar wood rings naturally repel moths, making them a great addition to your wardrobe.

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    They couldn't be simpler to use if they tried – just pop 'em onto your hangers and leave them there!

    Price: £7.95 for 30.

    9. I'd tried every hack in the book to keep my freezer ice-free before finally landing on these frost-preventing freezer liners.

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    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.

    Price: £3.99 for two.

    10. This sofa saver will make your cushions way less likely to sag over time.

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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.

    Price: £10.99.

    11. Make driving in the rain that little bit easier with this water-repelling treatment. It's ideal if your windscreen wipers can't keep up with British downpours!

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    Apply the solution straight onto your windshield, allow it to dry, and then buff the surface with a cloth. People have been stunned by how long-lasting and effective this treatment is!

    Price: £5.00.

    12. And this car dehumidifier bag has converted some sceptical reviewers who had previously seen fogged-up windshields as an annoying fact of life.

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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 six minutes before it's good to go again!

    Price: £8.22.

    13. Protect your unit from soap stains, fingerprints, and streaks with this shower shield solution.

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    It works on ceramic, glass, and metal! Wipe it onto the desired area and then wait for the solution to dry before buffing it with a clean cloth. Just one application will help to keep your unit dirt and smudge-free for around three months!

    Price: £9.55.

    14. This eco-friendly Magnoball will draw all the limescale out from your washing machine or dishwasher, and will last you for up to five years!

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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.

    Price: £9.80.

    15. It'll be much easier to make your bed in the morning when you use these elastic sheet suspenders.

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    They attach to the sides of your sheets via secure clips, and the elastic fasteners make these suspenders perfect for any size of bed.

    Price: £2.19 for four.

    16. Remove the limescale from your kettle with this descaler ball. Just drop it in and continue using your appliance as normal – it's so low-effort that you won't even notice it working!

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    Mineral deposits will collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in your kettle. You'll be able to remove and rinse it quickly and easily when it starts to look full!

    Price: £1.98.

    17. And this protective oven liner will protect the base of your oven without you having to think about it.

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    It can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and you can just clean it with washing-up liquid or pop it in the dishwasher whenever it gets a bit grubby.

    Price: £3.37.

    18. These ethylene-absorbing spheres will make your fruit and veg stay fresher for longer. They work just as well in your fridge as they do in your fruit bowl!

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    Chuck one of these handy balls into your crisper drawer or fruit bowl and its carbon centre will absorb any chemicals that might spoil your fresh produce.

    Price: £6.10 for three.

    19. Plugholes can fill up with grease and scum pretty quickly, but don't worry – these dissolving drain sticks have got your back!

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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 plug holes. Simply drop 'em in your drains and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £5.99 for 12.

    20. If you live in a hard water area, this screw-on shower head will make the water you wash with softer.

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    It contains ionised beads that remove limescale and other minerals from your water, so it's perfect if you're in a hard water area! It can also help to improve your water pressure and make your water 'softer', meaning soaps and shampoos will last longer because they'll lather more quickly.

    Price: £15.99.

    21. You'll be able to find a matching pair of socks in no time when you use these honeycomb organisers.

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    They click together for easy installation and are ideal for storing socks, belts, ties, and more!

    Price: £8.95.

    22. The iconic Tubshroom is a cult-status product for a reason – it's as effective as it is easy to use.

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    If you have long locks or share your shower with people who do, this drain protector might just become your new fave product. It traps and holds onto all the hair and debris that enters your drains, so you can easily pull all that gunk out in one go rather than letting it clog up your plugholes! It's simple to clean too – just wipe it down when it gets full.

    Price: £11.99.

    23. Prevent clutter from forming around your taps by using these adjustable sink caddies.

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    Declutter your sink with one of these easy-install holders! They'll drain your wet sponges and soaps into your sink rather than on your windowsill or countertops.

    Price: £11.97 for two.

    24. This soap saver will help to prevent that incredibly wasteful and slimy 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.

    Price: £3.98.

    25. Reduce eye strain when you're watching TV by nabbing these remote-control LED backlights.

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    You can use the remote control to choose between 16 different colours, ten levels of brightness, and four modes. They're mounted onto flexible tape that makes 'em really easy to install!

    Price: £11.97 for 2m.

    26. 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: £8.01.

    27. These hydrocolloid patches will cover AND heal your spots.

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    Apply one on top of a spot and it'll begin drawing the excess moisture and gunk out from your skin, helping to dry it out and eventually eradicate it. Customers have been seriously impressed by how effective these patches are!

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

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