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    27 Products That Solve Problems You Probably Didn't Realise Could Be Solved

    Why am I only finding out about these now?!

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    1. This nifty lil' holder dries your makeup sponge quickly and hygienically, preventing that not-quite-wet, not-quite-dry sliminess that can happen when you keep it in your makeup organiser.

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    I've needed one of these for so long and never even knew they existed! Just pop this holder on your desk, leave your washed makeup sponge in it until you want to use it again, and it'll provide some handy (and incredibly practical) storage.

    Price: £1.21.

    2. Get rid of that hard-to-clean dirt in between your tiles with this grout cleaning pen, which is water-based and completely non-toxic.

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    The antibacterial and anti-fungal formula in this pen will help to clean your grouting in the simplest way possible, and it'll brighten and freshen it up too.

    Price: £6.99.

    3. Regular garlic presses are really hard to clean, and they can be fiddly too. This rocker is easy to use and simple to wash, and it's made from rust-resistant stainless steel too.

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    You'll be able to cover a bigger surface area than you would with a regular mincer, too! Lay your garlic down on a chopping board, rock this handy tool backwards and forwards over it, and voila, you'll have some finely-minced garlic in no time without the usual hassle.

    Price: £6.88.

    4. Crumpled sheets are uncomfortable, but if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep, they can seem almost inevitable. This pack of four sheet clips has got your back!

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    They're made with elastic straps, so they'll fit all different bed sizes. Clip the extra-strong clamps to each corner of your sheets, pop them under your mattress, and you're done! Hello, uninterrupted sleep and easier bed-making.

    Price: £4.35 for four.

    5. Keep your most expensive items looking as good as new with this jewellery cleaning pen, which is gentle enough to properly ~get into~ your precious metals and stones without damaging them.

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    You'll just have to twist the back of this pen to release its gentle but effective cleaning fluid, and then run its delicate brush over your jewellery for an almost instant revamp. It works on diamonds, platinum, silver, gold, all precious stones, and most other metals. No wonder this easy-to-use tool is so highly-reviewed!

    Price: £7.55.

    6. Clear out your ears without the need for cotton buds with this (hear me out here) wax-removing water syringe.

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    If you love the feeling of clean ears but hate using cotton buds, or even if you're just looking for a less invasive alternative, this syringe might be the one for you. It's got three openings on its antibacterial tip that clean your ears with water without spraying your eardrum directly. It's designed to make sure you don't push it too far into your ear as well!

    Price: £4.78.

    7. This brush has a suction cup that sticks it firmly to the inside of your sink, so getting right into your glasses and mugs is about to become a whole lot easier!

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    Available in charcoal grey and bright green, this handy brush has a powerful grip that'll make sure it stays put even through a really ~thorough~ wash. Just place it in your sink and pop your glasses or mugs over it for easy and effective cleaning (because the bristles are flexible, they'll fit pretty much any size of cup!). Um, sparkling glasses with way less effort? Yes, please.

    Price: £7.20 - £7.99, depending on colour.

    8. This drop-down hanger is 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: £7.99 for ten hangers.

    9. Anyone who's had to pay for their own laundry detergent knows that for some reason, that stuff is actually really expensive. But thanks to this reusable laundry-cleaning egg, it turns out that keeping your clothes clean and staying within your budget can happen at the same time!

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    It'll last you up to an incredible 210 washes(!), and the beads inside will leave your clothes looking and feeling just as fresh as they would if you'd used regular detergent (seriously, check out the reviews on this thing). Not only will it save you money, it's great for the environment as well.

    Price: £12.99.

    10. 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: £9.59.

    11. 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 plastic honeycomb organisers click together for easy installation, and you can use many or as few of the 32 hexagons in this pack as you'd like depending on your space! They're perfect for storing items such as belts, tights, and socks (plus, imagine the sheer satisfaction of opening up a well-ordered drawer every morning. Ugh, the dream!)

    Price: £8.95 for 32.

    12. Save your gym shoes from the washing machine (or worse, the bin) with a pair of these odour neutralisers, which are small enough to fit into a pair of shoes!

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    Packed with an incredibly absorbent activated charcoal filling, these odour neutralisers will essentially soak up all the bad smells from your shoes and purify the air before releasing it. Customers say these lil' bags are perfect for everything from their shoes to their wardrobe, and because of their compact size, you can fit them almost anywhere!

    Price: £9.99 for two.

    13. These sound dampeners will make sure your cupboard doors close as quietly as possible (perfect for when you're going for a midnight snack and don't want to wake your flatmates up).

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    Peel them from their plastic sheets, stick 'em to everything from cupboard doors to drawers and toilet seats, and you're done! Their rubber material and domed shape will help to avoid any of those incredibly annoying slamming sounds that mean you risk waking up your family members or flatmates every time you head to the kitchen or bathroom.

    Price: £5.99 for 200 pieces.

    14. And speaking of keeping things quiet, these genius rubber feet will fit easily onto the bottom of your washing machine or tumble dryer to keep the vibrations to a minimum.

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    They're made from sound-reducing and motion-absorbing rubber, which is thick enough to protect your floor from those headache-inducing vibrations from your washing machine or tumble dryer. Just stick them onto the base of your machines for a quieter home in minutes!

    Price: £8.79.

    15. These ice cube trays come with LIDS, so you'll be way less likely to get annoying spills or wonky ice cubes (BRB, about to buy nine).

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    Not only do they have easy-push silicone compartments that allow you to remove the ice in the most hassle-free way possible, they come with their own leak-proof lids that mean your ice cubes are way more likely to come out even. Why am I only finding out about this now?!

    Price: £7.59 for two.

    16. These hydrocolloid patches will draw all the excess moisture and gunk out of your spots, helping to effectively eradicate them with zero effort on your part.

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    Pop them onto your spots, wait at least six hours, and the formula in these patches should begin drying them out until they're completely gone! A bit gross? Sure. Incredibly satisfying? Of course!

    Price: £5.99 for a pack of 24.

    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: £9.99 for two.

    18. A radiator cleaning brush that'll tackle what's probably one of the grossest parts of your home (seriously, take a peek down your heaters).

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    Flexible enough to fit in a variety of spaces and long enough to reach right down to the bottom of your radiators, these brushes are made with thick bristles that'll make sure the job is done properly. They work for a variety of hard-to-clean places, like the gaps in between your blinds and the dips in your windowsills!

    Price: £3.29.

    19. These oven stickers will make your worn-out signs legible again, so you won't have to play a guessing game every time you cook.

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    They're completely transparent, so they won't look odd against your oven no matter what colour it is. Plus, the extra-strong adhesive is durable enough to withstand being cleaned over (yes, please).

    Price: £4.95.

    20. Make sure you know whose charger is whose with a pack of these cable labels.

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    They're great for preventing that passive-aggressive "has anyone seen my charger?" moments, and they're super helpful for distinguishing your HDMI cables from your power cords as well. Wrap them around your wires and write your name or the type of cable on there, and the writing will stay legible for ages on its matte and tear-resistant material.

    Price: £4.99 for 24.

    21. This stapler doesn't require any staples (I know, right?), so you'll never run out at just the wrong time.

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    It works by applying enough pressure to your pages to stick up to five sheets together without any need for individual staples, so you won't have to face the last-minute stress of realising you've spent ages on an assignment but can't staple it together.

    Price: £9.99.

    22. Fall asleep to your fave podcast with this Bluetooth-enabled headphone band, which lets you listen to your playlists comfortably no matter what position you're in.

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    They won't dig into your ears when you're lying down the way earphones can, and they're way less clunky than regular headphones too. There's a central control panel in the middle of the band that makes adjusting the volume or skipping tracks accessible from every angle, and because these headphones are Bluetooth-enabled, you won't have to deal with any wires.

    Price: £16.99.

    23. This takeaway dice makes it so much easier to work out what to have for dinner!

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    If picking your meals takes you longer than actually eating them, this handy dice could be a real help. After you roll it, it'll land on one of six options, stopping the "I don't know, what do you want to eat?" conversation right in its tracks.

    Price: £4.41.

    24. Yes, mopping your floors is important, and no, knowing that doesn't make actually doing it any easier. You know what does, though? This incredible mop, which has a spinning mechanism in the drain that'll help you dry your floors faster.

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    Just push the handy foot pedal on the side of this mop bucket and the drain will begin spinning, helping to get rid of as much excess moisture as possible from your mop head quickly and efficiently. The mop head is made from highly-absorbent and machine-washable microfibre material, which makes your cleaning even more efficient! You'll be able to clean your floors without leaving them soggy and unusable for ages with one of these (plus, a thoroughly dry mop head is much less likely to fester and get stinky in your bucket between uses).

    Price: £28.19.

    25. This handy (get it?) palette will let you mix your foundations without having to worry about accidentally smearing it all over your clothes or hair when you touch them.

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    It's made from clear acrylic that won't get stained by foundation or lipstick, and it's incredibly easy to clean as well! This palette fits perfectly over your hand for easy and convenient use.

    Price: £12.

    26. These no-tie shoelaces will transform your favourite trainers into slip-ons in no time!

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    Not only will you save time with a set of these, you won't have to worry about your laces coming loose either (a runner's dream TBH). They come in a pack of four and fit all different sizes of shoes! Once you've attached them to your trainers by threading them through your shoe's eyelets, you can pull up the adjustable fastener and trim the excess. The elastic laces are durable and long-lasting, and if all that isn't enough to recommend them, their 4.7-star average rating from over 400 reviews ought to be.

    Price: £5.99 for a pack of four pairs.

    27. And last but most definitely not least, try out this handbag organiser if you can never find your keys in amongst all the other stuff you store in there.

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    This one is made from a soft material, so it won't change the shape of your handbag and the bits that aren't in use will easily fold up too. It's got a variety of different compartments and pockets, so you'll be able to reach everything in your bag without having to rummage for it! Available in 28 different colours and three sizes (small, medium, and large), there's something for all everyone.

    Price: £4.99 - £7.99 depending on size.