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    29 Products To Solve Those Little Problems You Assumed Were Just A Part Of Life

    Turns out you *don't* just have to live with sandy towels or unnecessarily icky fly tapes.

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    1. If you've been struggling to get your grouting clean for a while now, it might be time to try out HG's specially-designed formula.

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    Reviewers say it's left the space in between their tiles looking as good as new! You'll simply have to dilute one part of this extra-powerful formula into four parts water, apply it to the affected area, and then wait for about five to ten minutes for video-worthy results.

    Price: £4.00.

    2. This extendable tub and tile cleaner will mean you can *finally* clean those out-of-reach tiles, and it's perfect for your bath too (yesss).

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    Its long handle means you won't have to hunch over your bath or strain to reach the highest tiles in your bathroom while cleaning it. Reviewers say its removable and machine-washable mop heads are tough enough to remove stubborn stains *without* damaging ceramic or glass!

    Price: £14.00.

    3. If you've ever looked at your deep fat fryer and thought "Wait, how am I supposed to clean this?", these genius oil-hardening sachets are ideal.

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    Each sachet will turn up to three litres of oil solid, allowing you to just lift it out of its container at once.

    Price: £6.98 for two sachets.

    4. And because you can't throw smaller oil deposits down the drain either, this clever collection pot is genius. It has a handy filter at its top to ensure no gross bits of food remain!

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    Not only will you save money by reusing your oil with this bad boy (hello, bacon-flavoured goodness), but it'll also help you to actually *clean* your frying pan instead of just leaving it out on the side until you work out what to do with the oil lingering in it. The nifty filter will strain out any food chunks, and its stainless steel material can withstand the intense temperature of hot oil!

    Price: £12.58.

    5. Buy the flies in your home a one-way ticket out of there with these sticky stakes. They can be planted into your plant's soil, so you won't have to look at a grim insect chandelier whenever you enter a room like you would with other fly tapes!

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    While I really dislike having pests in my home, I think I might hate looking at dangling fly tapes even more. These clever stakes provide a smart solution – just pop 'em into your plant's soil and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £7.99 for 21.

    6. Ensure that your duvet stays attached to every corner of its cover, rather than slipping down into an uncomfortable ball, by nabbing these clips.

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    Turn your cover inside out, clip the duvet to its top corners, pull the sheets down, and then do the same to the bottom ones. I've used these myself and honestly can't believe what a difference they've made to my sleeping situation!

    Price: £7.59 for eight.

    7. You'll finally be able to release the tension in your feet thanks to this clever massage roller.

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    Place it under your foot and start rolling! Its textured surface will deeply massage your muscles, and plenty of reviewers recommend it for plantar fasciitis recovery.

    Price: £7.99.

    8. This SPF50 spray from Garnier allows you to apply sunscreen *over* your makeup without ruining your foundation (I know, right?).

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    It doesn't leave a greasy or chalky finish on your skin, and reviewers love how convenient the spray function is.

    Price: £5.00.

    9. This motion sensor plug-in light is perfect for heading to the bathroom at night or plugging your charger in when it's dark.

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    It'll only switch on when you move near it, making it ideal for nighttime trips and tasks that you don't want to turn the Big Light on for. Reviewers love how sleek and inexpensive it is!

    Price: £4.99.

    10. Prevent your clothes from sticking to themselves by using this anti-static spray on them (why didn't I know about this sooner?!).

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    It'll stop your clothes' material from clinging to itself, so you'll be able to maintain the shape of your outfit rather than slowly watching your fave wide-leg jumpsuit turn into a skin-tight wetsuit throughout the day (scarred? Me? Never!).

    Price: £6.61.

    11. Speaking of clothing hacks, here's a friendly reminder that summer chafing doesn't have to be a fact of life (especially when this anti-chafing gel exists).

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    It'll dry instantly after you run it over your skin, leaving behind a silky, low-friction finish that'll make summer skirts feel as good as they look.

    Price: £6.00.

    12. Want to freshen your dog's breath but know that your furry friend would resist a brushing session at all costs? This liquid tartar remover has got your back.

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    Just chuck some of this liquid into your dog's water bowl (a capful per 473ml) and it'll freshen their breath while also preventing any new plaque or tartar from forming! Reviewers say that a bottle lasts them a really long time, and many have been blown away by the results.

    Price: £8.29.

    13. If you go through a lot of cotton buds and hate throwing so much plastic into the bin after using them, these compostable bamboo alternatives are here to help.

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    Everything from the organic cotton swab to the bamboo sticks of these swabs are biodegradable, and at less than 2p each they're really affordable too.

    Price: £1.89 for 100.

    14. These drop-down hangers are perfect for anyone who's ever thought "Wow, for someone with almost no storage, I sure do have a lot of clothes!".

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    You can store up to five items of clothing using the storage space of just one hanger with these bad boys, and thanks to their drop-down display, you can see exactly which clothes you have in your wardrobe at a glance too. Marie Kondo who?

    Price: £9.99 for ten hangers.

    15. Messy sock drawers can sometimes feel like a fact of life, but with this pack of honeycomb drawer organisers, they don't have to be.

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    Look, almost nobody has a perfectly-organised sock drawer, which can make finding a matching pair of socks in the morning way more stressful than it has to be. These click together for easy installation and are perfect for storing items such as belts, tights, and socks (I mean, imagine the sheer satisfaction of opening up a well-ordered drawer every morning).

    Price: £8.95.

    16. Keep fishing around in a huge, jumbled cutlery drawer for one butter knife? Same. This (low-key genius) organiser from Joseph Joseph is beginning to make me question why I do, though!

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    It'll take up about a third of the space of a regular cutlery drawer, and the compartments are slanted so that you can remove your knives and forks as easily as possible. Plus, you're way less likely to get your spoons mixed in with your forks when you're using one of these!

    Price: £11.00.

    17. If you've ever spent ages trying to get that perfect feline eyeliner flick, you've probably wished for something like these eyeliner stamps.

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    These pens come as a set of two (one for each eye), and each one has a stamp end and a finer pen end that you can use to define your ~lewk~. Great for ensuring your eyeliner is even and the ideal way to speed up your makeup routine, these pens contain a waterproof and smudge-proof formula that won't budge during the day.

    Price: £9.98 for two.

    18. Seeing this stain-removing bar of soap from Vanish made me regret all the times I double-washed an item of clothing in an attempt to get rid of a mark.

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    It's packed full of dirt-busting enzymes that'll get to work on difficult stains the second they come into contact with the affected material! Simply wet the bar, run it over any tricky marks on your fave clothes, and then rinse for impressive results.

    Price: £2.40.

    19. These ethylene-absorbing spheres will prolong the life of your fruit and veg, so you won't have to waste money by throwing produce out a couple of days after you buy it. They'll work just as well in your fridge as they will in your fruit bowl!

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    Chuck these handy balls into your crisper drawer and fruit bowl and their carbon centres will absorb any chemicals that might spoil your fruit and veg. Customers have been amazed by how well they work!

    Price: £6.09 for three.

    20. I'd been bothered by an annoying sticky tape mark on my window for months before I learned about HG's highly-rated adhesive remover.

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    Leave some of this undiluted formula on top of any annoying adhesive residue and it'll soften the glue, allowing you to wipe it away in as little as a minute (ugh, the dream).

    Price: £4.99.

    21. My life has not been the same since I found out about this genius solution. Not only will it shine your shower, but it'll also keep your unit gleaming for months between scrubs (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 shine the surface and repel dirt and water for up to three months.

    Price: £8.40.

    22. We've all got that one piece of cookware that's in need of some serious TLC. This cult-status Bar Keepers Friend cleaning powder will totally transform your pots, pans, and baking trays, along with other parts of your kitchen!

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    Sprinkle this powder onto any affected surfaces, from ceramics to metals and glass, and scrub until the stains have gone. It's ideal for tackling your hob, oven, baking tins, and so much more!

    Price: £1.49.

    23. This clever towel repels sand, so it won't get gritty when used on a beach (did someone say "seaside picnics"?).

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    It dries three times faster than a regular towel and repels those annoying grains of sand that often insist on coming back home with you when you return from the beach.

    Price: £7.99.

    24. You know those limescale stains at the base of your loo that regular scrubbing just can't remove? Well, this inexpensive pumice stone is here to help you solve that problem!

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    Reviewers have been amazed by how quickly this block works its magic! Just wet the stone, rub it over your grossest surfaces, and then rinse or wipe the dirt away.

    Price: £2.40.

    25. If you're sick of having to deal with those annoying bumps and red patches after hair removal, we have something in common. This soothing post-shave balm is here to help!

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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 – users say it's helped to make their shaving process easy for the first time!

    Price: £2.00.

    26. Whitening toothpaste just not cutting it? This tooth powder has impressed customers, with some saying they've noticed a difference after just a couple of uses!

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    It's made with brightening and non-toxic activated charcoal! Folks say it leaves their mouth feeling really clean after use, and its gentle formula is suitable for sensitive teeth.

    Price: £13.99.

    27. This anti-dryness shampoo might just cure your itchiness and flaking. It's done wonders for people who thought that they had dandruff, only to realise after using this hydrating formula that the real problem was a lack of moisture in their scalp!

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    Its formula contains exfoliating salicylic acid, antibacterial zinc, hydrating argan oil, hair-strengthening castor oil, and so many more nourishing ingredients. Reviewers say it's helped to reduce itchiness and flaking after just a couple of uses!

    Price: £7.98.

    28. This powerful acne cream is great at banishing blemishes.

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    I'm prone to *pretty* severe breakouts, so when I found this cheap acne cream that reviewers raved about, I knew I had to give it a try. I'm incredibly glad I did – it's gotten rid of my most severe spots, and now I use it daily to enjoy its results.

    Price: £9.98.

    29. These deep-cleaning Nespresso pods are honestly life hacks.

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    They work exactly as you'd expect them to – chuck one into your Nespresso coffee maker, run it through your machine like you would with a regular pod, wait for about two minutes, and you're done! Customers say these capsules have tackled areas in the spout and brewing chamber that regular descalers couldn't reach.

    Price: £5.20 for five.

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