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    Jun 13, 2020

    23 Genius Products That Are Basically Life Hacks

    Including some spheres to help your fruit and veg last longer and a bag that'll take the scum out of your kettle.

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    1. Revive your wilting plants with a few drops of this Baby Bio feed.

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    This nutrient-rich formula promises to bring some lustre to the leaves and flowers of your plants, and judging by its rave reviews it looks like it's pretty good at the job!

    Price: £1.97.

    2. These useful spheres are made to absorb the fruit and veg-rotting ethylene that fresh produce emits over time.

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    Chuck one of these handy tools into your crisper drawer and its carbon centre will absorb any chemicals that might spoil your fruit and veg. Customers are seriously impressed by how long these keep their food fresh for!

    Price: £5.75 for three.

    3. These personalised wheelie bin stickers are weatherproof!

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    You can get your street name and house number printed onto these insanely highly-rated weatherproof stickers. They'll arrive by free first-class Royal Mail postage, and customers say the high-adhesion backing on the stickers makes them really long lasting.

    Price: £2.25 for four.

    4. Keep your bread fresher for longer by using this specially-designed holder.

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    The two covers slide into each other, so you can adjust how close together or far apart they are based on the size of loaf you're dealing with. It comes with handy slicer guides too, which you can place your knife between to create even, easy slices!

    Price: £19.99.

    5. I'm a huge fan (so sorry) of this laptop-cooling mat.

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    This slim mat contains a fan to keep the base of your devices cool. There are rubber grips in each corner of the mat's surface to keep your laptop in place!

    Price: £9.99.

    6. This exfoliating and brightening vitamin C serum has wowed reviewers.

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    You'll only need to use a few drops of this stuff to benefit from its hydrating and smoothing formula! Vitamin C is both a chemical exfoliant and a brightener, and the serum contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil too.

    Price: £14.97.

    7. These non-stick silicone baking mats last longer and perform better than paper alternatives. What's not to like?

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    These non-stick baking sheets are a great replacement for regular baking paper – they're reusable and the silicone material distributes heat evenly throughout your bakes!

    Price: £13.99 for three.

    8. Keep your plug holes clear with these drain sticks.

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    Just pop them down your drains and leave them – that's it, you're done! They'll dissolve slowly over time, and the enzyme-packed formula will break down and flush out the gross stuff from inside your drains as they do so.

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    9. These Teflon-coated oven liners will protect the base of your cooker from spills, stains, and leaks.

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    They can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and whenever they get mucky, you can just remove these liners from the oven and wash them in the sink or dishwasher.

    Price: £5.35 for two.

    10. Stay asleep after the sun comes up with these gorgeous blackout curtains.

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    Choose from seven different shades of these thick, light-blocking curtains! Not only will these bad boys reduce the amount of light that enters your room, they'll keep noise out too.

    Price: £29.99 per pair.

    11. This knife organiser from Joseph Joseph is a really practical (and safe) way to organise your sharpest kitchen tools.

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    There are nine different slots (probably more than enough for your knife collection), and the base is non-slip too so it won't rattle around in your drawer!

    Price: £15.00.

    12. These hydrocolloid patches conceal and heal your spots at the same time.

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    The formula will draw out the gunk and excess moisture from your spots, meaning they'll dry out faster. They're a great way to eradicate your spots with zero effort on your part!

    Price: £5.99 for 24.

    13. Transform the quality of your cuppas in no time with this drop-in descaler bag!

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    Drop the bag into your kettle, switch it on, boil the water, and then just pour it out after ten minutes – the limescale and mineral buildup should pour out along with the water you discard.

    Price: £2.56.

    14. Keep your sheets in place with these suspenders.

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    Just connect the clamps to the corners of your sheets, pop them under your mattress, and voila, your sheets will stay put no matter how much you toss and turn!

    Price: £6.59 for four.

    15. If you hate wiping your fridge down (and let's face it, who doesn't), these helpful liners will keep the shelves protected between cleans.

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    They're made from a BPA-free material that you can trim to fit your fridge ~exactly~, and the base is non-slip too! Place them on your shelves and then remove them whenever they begin to look a little icky – they can be washed in the sink or in the dishwasher.

    Price: £2.40 for four.

    16. Keep your blades keen with this easy-to-use knife sharpener.

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    Sharper knives are safer and easier to use than blunt ones, which can slow you down and make you more likely to accidentally cut yourself. Just run the blade of your knife through this tool and its double-sided buffer will give you sharper results in no time! It also has a suction cup that sticks to your countertop or table, so it won't slip when you're sharpening your knife.

    Price: £9.99.

    17. Clean off even the most burnt-on stains from your pots and pans with these sponges.

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    You can remove everything from limescale to burnt-on food and discolouration with these flexible sponges. They work on a variety of metal surfaces using only water!

    Price: £3.76 for three.

    18. Protect your privacy without changing the look or feel of your devices with the help of 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!

    Price: £3.99 for two.

    19. You can get perfect grains in minutes (yes, really) thanks to this microwave-friendly rice cooker.

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    Customers say this rice cooker really does do everything it promises to – namely, it'll give you fluffy, soft rice in minutes straight from your microwave. BPA-free and dishwasher safe, this pot has a pressure chamber in the top to help keep your rice moist!

    Price: £7.99.

    20. This two metre-long lightning cable is really durable, and it's probably long enough to let you watch Netflix in bed without having to shuffle closer to your plugs all the time.

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    Plastic-coated chargers break quite easily, and the ones that come with your phone can sometimes be a bit too short for easy use. This two metre-long USB cord fixes both of those problems in one product – no wonder it has so many rave reviews!

    Price: £7.59.

    21. These wool tumble dryer balls will air out your clothes as they spin in the drum, helping to dry your garments faster and leave them feeling softer.

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    Their wool material speeds up the drying process, and once these balls start circulating in the dryer, they'll help to soften up your clothes as well by bashing agains their fabric and relaxing the fibres!

    Price: £10.99 for six.

    22. Give your much-loved favourite cup a bit of TLC with this cleaning powder.

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    It's designed to bring your cups back to their former glory without leaving an aftertaste, and customers say this cleaner is really good at its job. It'll work equally well on your fave mug and on your thermal flask!

    Price: £6.12.

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

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    They work for peach fuzz and even dead skin cells as well as stray brow hairs. This pack of six should be enough to last you ages, too!

    Price: £3.99 for six.

    Me looking at my life after buying these products:

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