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    27 Genius Products To Help You Leave Life's Little Problems In 2020

    Because frankly, we don't need to bring dry scalps and limescale into 2021.

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    1. These compostable wipes will prevent your pet from bringing mud into your home.

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    They're made from an extra-thick fabric that your pet's claws won't tear through, and reviewers say these wipes are a great way to remove dirt from the nooks and crannies of their furry friend's paws. They've got a gentle lavender scent and contain moisturising shea butter too!

    Price: £7.97 for 100 wipes.

    2. Lighter always running out of gas? 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, you can angle its flexible nozzle towards whatever surface you want to light.

    Price: £10.99.

    3. We are absolutely not doing scaly cuppas in 2021, which is why this drop-in descaler ball is such a great buy.

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    Drop it into your kettle, add some water, allow it to boil, and leave the bag to work its descaling magic for about ten minutes. After that, you can pour all the liquid out – the built-up limescale will leave with the water, so you'll be back to perfect cups of tea and coffee in no time!

    Price: £2.75.

    4. If you're sick of throwing out disposable pads for your flat mop, the chances are that you'll love these washable microfibre covers.

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    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: £6.99 for three.

    5. This adjustable bed desk might just change the way you work from home.

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    There came a point where I just had to accept that I'm going to spend most of my work day in bed, and that's when I bought this bed desk. It's made typing about 2,500% more comfortable for me! It also gives me a place to put my food so that I don't have to face a crumb-filled duvet, and its adjustable panel allows me to view movies while lying down too (ugh, the dream).

    Price: £21.97.

    6. I'm losing it over this genius wall-mounted brush that your pets can use to self-groom! It'll ensure that all their loose hair has been removed before they get a chance to moult on your sofa or other soft furnishings.

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    You can stick this bad boy onto your walls thanks to its self-adhesive pads! Its handy catnip compartment will make the relaxing brush even more appealing to your furry friends.

    Price: £3.29.

    7. This stainless steel rocker is faster to use and easier to clean than a regular garlic press.

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    It'll actually chop your garlic rather than just crushing it into a pulpy mess. Rock it backwards and forwards over your cloves and voila, they'll become finely minced in no time!

    Price: £12.99.

    8. These ultra-soft noise-isolating earphones are designed for people who like to listen to podcasts or music as they fall asleep (genius, right?!).

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    Not only are these soft silicone earbuds comfortable AF, they have handy skip, pause, and volume buttons too so you won't have to face the light from your phone while shuffling through your playlist!

    Price: £7.07.

    9. Remove the bobbles from your fave clothes in a few easy swipes with this (satisfying AF) fabric comb.

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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: £3.29.

    10. Save yourself from having to face a fogged-up windshield in the morning by nabbing this reusable dehumidifier bag.

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    It'll draw the excess moisture out of your car's air, helping to decrease condensation. When it's full, the spot on its side will change colour – after that, you can microwave it for six minutes before it's good to go again!

    Price: £7.95.

    11. I'd tried every hack in the book to keep my freezer ice-free before finally landing on these frost-preventing freezer liners.

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    Rather than waiting for your drawers to defrost for hours before hacking away at the shelves, you'll be able to just whip the compartments out and rinse the sheets.

    Price: £3.73 for two.

    12. These ethylene-absorbing spheres will make your fruit and veg stay fresher for longer. 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 fresh produce.

    Price: £5.20 for three.

    13. This Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder will make your grimiest kitchen utensils look as good as new again.

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    Not only is it super effective, this powder is incredibly easy to use too – just place it 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: £2.50.

    14. Anyone who wears glasses will appreciate this anti-fog spray, which is especially useful when you're wearing a face covering.

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    Simply spray this stuff over your lenses, let it dry, and then rinse it off – you'll have fog-proof specs in no time. It's actually designed for scuba divers, so you know it's got to be good!

    Price: £7.47.

    15. This cable tidy box is just. So. Satisfying.

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    It's got three wide entry/exit points at the rear, which should be more than enough to accommodate all your WFH cables.

    Price: £8.00.

    16. 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: £13.99 for a two-seater sofa size.

    17. If the reviews are anything to go by, it looks like this anti-dryness shampoo really will get rid of those annoying flakes from your 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: £4.98.

    18. These foot peel masks have some disgustingly satisfying before-and-after pictures.

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    They fit over your feet like socks, and once they're on there the masks will loosen (and eventually remove) dead skin cells. They've earned some rave reviews from people who say they've gotten rid of their cracked heels and calluses!

    Price: £9.99 for two pairs.

    19. Want to remove your makeup effectively without the waste? These washable rounds are great at their job AND good for the planet!

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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! Plus, the pack of 15 means you'll always have some rounds to hand while others are in the wash.

    Price: £6.99 for 15.

    20. Your stainless steel surfaces will sparkle after you use this specially-designed cloth on them.

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    This clever cloth will clean your stainless steel surfaces using only water! It won't leave any streaks or residue behind, and it's completely machine-washable too.

    Price: £1.99.

    21. Plug holes can fill up with grease and scum pretty quickly, but don't worry – these dissolving drain sticks have got your back!

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    These sticks are packed full of enzymes that break down the gunk and grease in your drains as they dissolve, leaving behind a fresh smell and clearer plug holes. Simply drop 'em in your drains and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    22. Mould is a really common problem in the UK, so it's a good thing this removal spray is so effective.

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    Just leave this foaming spray on any affected areas for up to half an hour and then wipe it away to reveal a mildew-free surface underneath! If its rave reviews are anything to go by, it looks like this spray really does live up to its before and after pictures.

    Price: £4.00.

    23. This tuna can strainer will help to properly drain your tins without covering your hands in that smelly brine.

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    The handles on either side of this strainer allow you to effectively drain your cans without getting any tin juice on your hands. It's made from rust-resistant and easy-to-clean stainless steel!

    Price: £2.99.

    24. Make sure everyone knows whose bin is whose by using these personalised wheelie bin stickers.

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    You can get your street name and house number printed onto these highly-rated weatherproof stickers! They'll arrive through your letterbox via free first-class Royal Mail postage, and they're completely weatherproof too.

    Price: £2.25 for four.

    25. These hydrocolloid patches will cover AND heal your spots.

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    Apply one on top of a spot and it'll begin drawing the excess moisture and gunk out from your skin, helping to dry it out and eventually eradicate it. Customers are seriously impressed by how effective these are!

    Price: £4.99 for 24 patches.

    26. This handy tool means you can work out whether or not your batteries are dead without having to try tons of combinations in your devices.

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    You can fit any size of battery into this device and close the sliding end down to secure it into place. The power level in the battery will then be displayed on a lil' screen, so you'll know exactly how charged your batteries are!

    Price: £2.99.

    27. Want to get between the bristles of your makeup brushes more easily when you're cleaning them? This washing board has your back!

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    This board has a lot of different textures, which means you'll be able to wash all kinds of brushes on it. It has suction cups on its back as well, so it won't slip around during use!

    Price: £3.99.

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