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    Jan 27, 2020

    22 Practical Products Future You Will Probably Thank You For Buying Now

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    1. Make sure the bit between your oven and your countertops doesn't get stains down it with one of these counter gap covers.

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    They're made from flexible silicone that just slides right into your existing gaps, and the material is water-resistant and oil-proof too. Easy to install and simple to clean, this handy addition to your kitchen will save you so much mess and hassle.

    Price: £7.99 for two strips.

    2. These cable covers will protect your phone charger from the fraying and breaking that often comes from pulling and bending it.

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    Just pop one of these onto your wires at the point where the cable meets your charger head and it'll help to protect it from fraying and snapping. A great way to avoid that really annoying problem where your charger only works at that one *specific* angle, the pack of six means you'll have enough for a variety of cords!

    Price: £2.99 for six.

    3. Nip your zits in the bud with these hydrocolloid patches!

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    The formula in these patches will draw out the gunk and excess moisture from your spots, meaning they'll dry out faster. A great way to eradicate your spots with zero effort on your part, you can apply them just before you go to bed and wake up to smoother skin!

    Price: £5.99.

    4. Love cooking but hate having to whip out a tea towel or some oven gloves every time you touch a pan? Same. This highly-rated, heat-proof silicone handle slips right on for easy (and burn-free) use!

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    The silicone handle is dishwasher-safe and can withstand temperatures of up to 240°C. Just stick it onto the handle of your cast iron skillets or steel pans for easy and comfortable use! It's available in sizes small and large, you can choose from ten different colours, and it's got over 1,200 reviews with a 4.4-star average too. Yeah, I'll take three, thanks.

    Price: £7.97.

    5. This Seche Vite top coat will help to prevent your manicure from chipping, and it'll make sure your nail polish stays put too!

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    It bonds your nail varnish to the base of your nail, making sure it doesn't budge over time. A great way to keep your manicure looking fresh for literally weeks, this topcoat's chip-resistant formula will make that perfect manicure last longer!

    Price: £6.50.

    6. Clean your makeup brushes with this handy silicone mat, which means you won't have to face a bunch of slightly gross makeup tools in the morning.

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    It's got seven different textures, so there's something for every type of brush! This board is made from an easy-to-clean silicone material that's got suction cups at the back, which means it won't move around while you're using it.

    Price: £5.99.

    7. This moisturiser from CeraVe is packed full of ceramides, which are a super important part of your skin barrier that helps to keep the moisture in. It'll keep your skin hydrated in the short and long term!

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    This highly-reviewed moisturiser helps to rebuild your skin barrier, so not only will your skin look and feel less dry immediately, it'll become more protected over time too.

    Price: £6.75.

    8. If you've got long hair or even if you just live with a lot of people, clogged drains can feel pretty much inevitable. Make sure cleaning your plugs when they get blocked up is as easy as it can be with this flexible drain cleaning tool!

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    It's designed to form a kind of extra-thin hook that easily fits down your drain to remove hair and other debris from your drains (okay, it's a bit icky, but you can't tell me it doesn't sound incredibly satisfying). Wash this tool between uses and it's good to go again!

    Price: £4.35.

    9. There's nothing worse than going for a bath (relaxing AF) only to realise that the sides of your tub are in desperate need of a clean (definitely not relaxing). Prevent that from happening with this highly-rated cleaner!

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    It'll remove oil, soap, and limescale deposits in moments, and the antibacterial formula will even help to get rid of bad odours too! Customers say that just a little of this highly-effective product goes a long way.

    Price: £6.34.

    10. If you've cleaned out a fridge once, you'll probably want to put off doing it again for as long as possible. These antibacterial pads are here to help!

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    Made from BPA-free and mildew-resistant plastic that won't affect the taste of your food, these liners resist oil and stains and help to protect the base of your fridge drawers. You can trim the material to size if it doesn't fit your fridge exactly, and they're nonstick and nonslip too! Just wash them with washing-up liquid when they get a bit grimy and pop 'em back in when they've dried.

    Price: £6.99 for six.

    11. Speaking of which, these Teflon oven liners will protect the base of your cooker from grease stains and spills.

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    They're made from heat-resistant Teflon that can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and just like with the fridge liners, you can remove them and wash them in the sink when they get grubby.

    Price: £6.99.

    12. This eco-friendly limescale remover ball will get rid of mineral buildup in your washing machine or dishwasher – just pop it in your machines and leave it to work its magic for up to five years(!).

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    The magnetised centre of this ball will draw the limescale and other minerals out of the water in your machines, helping it to clump together and form a crystal that gets drained out rather than just sticking to the sides in a hard-to-clean film. Just chuck it into your washing machine or dishwasher and you're done!

    Price: £9.81.

    13. Wake up to softer, smoother lips with this berry-scented Laneige mask that'll do its hydrating job while you sleep.

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    It contains hyaluronic acid, which binds with the water molecules already in your skin and keeps them there. The formula will get to work overnight, helping to hydrate and soften your lips gradually and really effectively.

    Price: £7.67.

    14. These ultrasonic pest repellers will get rid of everything from mice to insects, and they'll do it all without bothering the ears of kids or pets.

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    The pack of six is likely to cover every part of your home, because each individual alarm covers a large surface area. Plug them into your walls, and they're ready to go as soon as they arrive!

    Price: £17.99 for six.

    15. Keep your sheets exactly where they should be with these suspenders, which mean your sheets won't get crumpled no matter how much you toss and turn in your sleep.

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    Because the straps that attach these ultra-strong clips together are elastic, they'll fit pretty much any size of bed. The fasteners attach to the corners of your sheets so you can just pop the straps under your mattress to keep 'em in place!

    Price: £3.81 for four.

    16. If you love drinking tea and coffee, you'll probably be familiar with those gross AF stains that can build up in your fave mugs over time. This cleaner solves that problem!

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    Designed to bring your cups back to their former glory without leaving an after-taste, customers say this cleaner is effective and easy to use. It'll work on your fave mug and your thermal flask!

    Price: £4.19.

    17. You'll thank yourself for buying this adorable reusable tote every time you select "no bag" at the self-checkout till.

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    I mean, it's so cute that you'll probably never forget to bring it with you to the shops! It folds into a small (and highly adorable) shape that fits neatly into your handbag.

    Price: £3.85.

    18. Earphones always getting tangled in your pocket? Same. We should probably both consider this lil' organiser, which protects your cables and makes sure the wires don't get jumbled up.

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    Wrap your earphones around this handy holder and then fasten the lil' clip to make sure it stays put. It's available in ten different colours!

    Price: £4.99.

    19. It's always a good idea to keep some tampons and pads around if you get periods, and one of these handy pouches will let you do that in the most subtle way possible.

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    You can choose from 12 different pretty designs and colours!

    Price: £1.99.

    20. This 2020 diary from Boxclever includes tear-out shopping lists, budget pages, and more!

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    You can plan out your monthly budget and document your days with this journal, which comes with some week-to-view planner pages too. The tear-out shopping lists mean you won't veer off your budget when you're getting groceries. I mean, it doesn't hurt that this thing has stickers and to-do lists as well!

    Price: £7.99.

    21. I'm willing to bet that nobody has ever regretted buying a great electric toothbrush, and this one has gotten some incredible reviews.

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    You can charge it with a USB charger, so you won't need any special sockets! A single four-hour charge of this sonic toothbrush will last you for up to thirty days, and it'll give you an incredible 40,000 micro-brushes per minute. There are five different speeds and patterns, and this toothbrush comes with four different heads that all tackle different parts of your mouth.

    Price: £22.99.

    22. You can tell me you won't be grateful for this microwave rice cooker when you get home from work, but I won't believe you.

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    Just add rice to this pot, chuck in some water, leave it in the microwave for a few minutes, and you're done! Customers say this cooker is easy to use and simple to clean. With over 4,600 ratings and a 4.5-star average, it's got to be doing something right!

    Price: £7.48.