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    27 Products That'll Pay For Themselves Pretty Much Immediately

    Including a rechargeable lighter and a genius soap holder!

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    1. I've used this gel nail kit myself and have been amazed by how long the polishes last. The whole pack is cheaper than an average set of salon gels!

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    The set includes 20 nail polishes, a UV lamp, a magnet (for the magnetic cat eye nail polishes), a base coat, a shiny top coat, and a matte top coat (phew). My home manicure has stayed put for weeks at a time thanks to this kit!

    Price: £25.99 for 20 shades, a base coat, two top coats, a UV lamp, and a magnet.

    2. Your soap will drain effortlessly when you use this clever holder, so you'll be able to use the whole bar rather than bar instead of chucking it out because it's gone sticky.

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    Simply attach its suction cup base to any smooth surface you'd like – it adheres to everything from glass to ceramic! Once it's on there, you can pop your bar of soap in it for easy draining (bye-bye, sticky surfaces).

    Price: £6.99.

    3. The more I think about this teeny-tiny spatula (and I think about it a lot), the more uses I can find for it.

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    Need to get the last bit of makeup out of your foundation bottle? Tiny spatula. Got some peanut butter left just under the rim of the jar that you can't get at with a butter knife? Yup, this guy's got you. It's made from easy-to-clean silicone, and the flexible handle means that it can be used for a variety of containers!

    Price: £5.65.

    4. This specially-designed pen will brighten and restore the shine of diamonds, gold, silver, and so much more in moments!

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    This twist pen contains a gentle but effective cleaning fluid. Simply run its delicate brush over your jewellery and then rinse off the residue for an almost instant revamp! It works on diamonds, platinum, silver, gold, all precious stones, and most other metals.

    Price: £9.99.

    5. Tired of going through endless gas refills and lighters? Don't worry – this flameless USB-powered one has got you covered.

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    It's completely rechargeable, so you won't have to deal with the mess and hassle of refills. Plus, it's got a flexible nozzle that you can angle towards whatever surface you want to light!

    Price: £10.99.

    6. Shake up your laundry routine *and* save some cash by nabbing these inexpensive tumble dryer balls.

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    These balls will speed up your drying time by spinning around your drum, lifting your clothes as they go! This process also works to soften the fabric of your clothes, meaning you'll save on fabric conditioner too.

    Price: £2.99 for two.

    7. Love your flat mop but hate buying endless disposable pads? These washable microfibre covers are 100% reusable.


    Simply chuck these bad boys in the washing machine whenever they get a little grubby! You can use them wet or dry – customers say they're compatible with a wide range of flat mops.

    Price: £9.99 for three.

    8. Your old, gloopy nail polishes will feel brand new again when you add this specially-designed thinner to them.

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    You'll only need one or two drops of this thinner to bring your nail polishes back to their former glory, so the 30ml bottle should last you ages! Add the product to your gloopy nail polish, turn the bottle upside down to mix it in (shaking adds too much air to the varnish), and you're done.

    Price: £7.60.

    9. Prolong the life of your kettle with this limescale-busting descaler ball. Just drop it in and continue using your appliance as normal!

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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: £1.00.

    10. Okay, hear me out here – this ear wax removal syringe has actually gotten some rave reviews, and you can use it over and over again (unlike disposable cotton buds).

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    It's got three openings on its antibacterial tip that clean your ears with water without spraying your ear drum directly. The nozzle is designed to ensure you can't push it too far into your ear as well!

    Price: £8.99.

    11. Remove your makeup effectively without the waste or expense of disposable rounds thanks to these eco-friendly alternatives.

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    They come with a reusable wash bag that means they won't get lost in your washing machine. The rounds themselves are made with 100% cotton, and reviewers say they're soft and absorbent! And as if all that wasn't enough, the pack of 15 means you'll always have some rounds to hand while others are in the wash.

    Price: £5.99 for 15.

    12. 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: £8.99 for a one-seater size.

    13. You'll only need to buy these reusable freezer-safe bags once.

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    Whether you like to meal prep or always end up with lots of leftovers, 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: £7.59 for ten.

    14. Protect your charger from fraying and splitting by using these flexible protectors.

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    You'll just have to pop one of these over your charging cable to help protect it from the fraying and breakage that results from bending and pulling your cables.

    Price: £4.59 for 12.

    15. These ethylene-absorbing spheres will make your fruit and veg stay fresher for longer, so you won't have to waste money by throwing produce out a couple of days after you buy it. 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 fruit and veg.

    Price: £5.49 for three.

    16. You can basically valet your vehicle for less than a tenner thanks to this interior shampoo.

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    Spray this stuff onto any stained seats, let it soak in, rinse it away, and voila – the fabric will look good as new again! Plus, this spray cleans and deodorises, so your seats will smell as fresh as they look.

    Price: £7.90.

    17. And speaking of cheap car treatments, this headlight restoration fluid will make scuffed, dirty, or yellowed lights look as good as new again.

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    This highly-rated cleaning fluid won't just make your headlights sparkle – it'll help to prevent against future yellowing too! Just place some of the product onto a cloth and rub it into the affected area before wiping it away with a microfibre cloth. Reviewers say the results are seriously impressive!

    Price: £6.35.

    18. These motion sensor lights are battery-powered, so they won't ramp up your electricity bill. They only turn on when they sense movement, so it's the perfect solution if you always forget to turn off the light when you leave a room (i.e., me).

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    These self-adhesive lights make a perfect addition to the bottom of your cupboards, above your countertops, or on the inside of your wardrobe.

    Price: £11.99 for three.

    19. These suede and nubuck brushes will transform your fave shoes and clothes without damaging them.

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    Customers say this set cleans suede and nubuck brilliantly – they're firm enough to effectively clean your shoes, and soft enough to not damage the material.

    Price: £2.70 for two.

    20. You can't put a price on a refreshing night's sleep, but if you could, it'd probably be more than these cooling gel pillow inserts cost.

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    You won't even need to refrigerate these before use thanks to their stay-cool filling!

    Price: £6.98 for two.

    21. People love this reusable nonstick baking mat!

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    It distributes heat really evenly and also works as a pastry mat! This dishwasher-safe bad boy can withstand temperatures of up to 230°C, so it's no wonder that so many customers say it's lasted them ages. Oh, and folks also love how firmly it sticks to their countertops when they're kneading or rolling dough on it.

    Price: £5.79.

    22. NGL, the reviews for this essential oil diffuser convinced me to buy it (and I'm so glad I did). It's much cheaper than buying multiple candles!

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    Fill this diffuser with cold water, add a couple of drops of your fave essential oils, and you're good to go! It'll keep running for hours at a time (mine sees me through the first half of my workday), and it'll switch off automatically when the tank is empty. People love that this inexpensive diffuser keeps their room smelling fresh throughout the day without the stress or maintenance of keeping a candle lit. Oh, and can we please TALK about that price tag?!

    Price: £6.70.

    23. Save on cleaning products by buying this shower shield solution that keeps your unit gleaming between scrubs (it'll protect 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. Sure, that sounds like a strong claim, but many reviewers say that it lives up to its promises!

    Price: £8.83.

    24. Need to defrost your freezer but hate how time-consuming and wasteful the process is? This genius spray will do all the hard work for you in as little as five minutes, so your food won't have a chance to thaw (goodbye, expensive waste).

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    Simply spray it into your freezer, wait for five to ten minutes, and watch the excess ice melt away!

    Price: £5.29.

    25. You can cover up old stains and scratches on your wooden surfaces with these repair markers and crayons.

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    The pack contains six different colours, and customers say the effects are long-lasting and natural-looking. They're perfect for disguising lil' scrapes and discoloured patches!

    Price: £11.99 for six markers and six crayons.

    26. This (satisfying AF) fabric comb will remove the bobbles from your fave clothes in a few easy swipes, so you won't have to chuck out your fave sweater just because it's started pilling.

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    Simply run it over your clothes and it'll pick up and remove bobbles as it goes along the fabric. I've used this comb on my most delicate garments without any damage!

    Price: £3.99.

    27. 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.

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