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    23 Low-Effort Products To Help Make Everyday Chores Less Daunting

    Because sometimes, it all builds up on you.

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    1. You'll be able to keep your delicate clothes safe while they're in the wash thanks to these mesh bags. Plus, they'll make it way easier to find matching pairs of socks when you're unloading your laundry!

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    They're made with a breathable and durable mesh material that's loose enough to allow water to flow through the bag without letting any small items of clothing escape. These bags will prevent snagging and tearing, and they're suitable for your tumble dryer too!

    Price: £4.99 for six.

    2. This toilet rim block will release a gentle citrus scent and some powerful cleaning agents every time you flush.

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    Each rim block will last you for up to 240 flushes, so it's a great way to keep your loo fresh between scrubs.

    Price: £2.50.

    3. This ridiculously highly-rated drain protector means you won't have to spend ages cleaning out hair from your plugholes.

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    It's made from durable and rust-resistant stainless steel and has a non-slip silicone ring to keep it in place. It'll ensure blockages such as hair and clumps of soap don't enter your drains in the first place!

    Price: £6.99.

    4. Hold off on those emergency supermarket runs with these ethylene-absorbing discs that keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer.

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    Chuck one of these handy discs into your crisper drawer or fruit bowl and its carbon centre will absorb any chemicals that might spoil your fresh produce.

    Price: £6.89 for three.

    5. Walk your dog without having to carry bags in your pockets by using this sleek dispenser keyring. It doubles up as a torch, which is perfect for those longer evenings!

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    Just clip it onto your lead, keys, or bag, and then unroll and tear off the lavender-scented bags whenever you need to.

    Price: £7.99.

    6. This shower shield solution will protect your unit from soap stains, fingerprints, and streaks.

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    It works on ceramic, glass, and metal! Apply it to the desired area and then wait for the solution to dry before buffing it with a clean cloth. It'll repel dirt and water for up to three months!

    Price: £8.11.

    7. You won't have to face cleaning a fogged-up windscreen in the morning when you use this reusable dehumidifier.

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    This highly-rated dehumidifier draws all the excess moisture out of your vehicle, helping to decrease condensation and improve the air quality in your car. When it's full, the spot on its side will change colour, at which point you can just microwave it for six minutes before it's good to go again!

    Price: £6.99.

    8. This retractable washing line snaps back into its casing when it's not in use, so you'll be able to dry your clothes no matter how small your outdoor space is.

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    Pull the line out from its detachable reel until you've reached your desired end point before wrapping it around the casing's hook to keep it taut. Reviewers love how easy it is to install, and have given it a 4.4-star average rating from 12,747 reviews!

    Price: £7.99 for a 15m-long line.

    9. Keep your shower sparkling between deep cleans with this handy squeegee.

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    It's got a suction cup at the back, so it'll always be within easy reach of your shower! Not bad for less than £4, right?

    Price: £3.99.

    10. These lint-free cloths won't leave those annoying bits of fluff behind when you clean with them.


    They're ideal for polishing wood and stainless steel because they're completely flat and fuzz-free! They've earned a 4.4-star average rating from 1,120 reviews.

    Price: £3.64 for three.

    11. These genius liners are here to make cleaning out your freezer really easy.

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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. They're washable and reusable!

    Price: £3.73 for two.

    12. This clever mat can be used to protect your sink or draining board, so you won't have to spend as much time wiping them down after washing up.

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    It's got a non-slip base, and the gaps in its pebble design let water run off from your dishes and cutlery while they're in the sink (so you can keep your draining board sparkling). Wipe this mat with a damp cloth whenever it gets grubby!

    Price: £7.99.

    13. Pack and unpack The Big Shop faster than ever with the help of this over-the-seat boot organiser.

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    It comes with plenty of pockets and storage nets, and it's really easy to install too – just hang it over the back seats of your vehicle and you're done!

    Price: £9.99.

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

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    It'll cover a bigger surface area than a regular garlic press, its shape means it's far easier to clean, and 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, your garlic will be finely-minced in no time!

    Price: £9.69.

    15. You'll always remember to bring a shopping bag to the supermarket after you've installed this sleek dispenser.

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    You'll be able to pop your shopping bags into its main compartment and then whip them out whenever you need to (ugh, so satisfying). It might just help you to clear out THAT cupboard under your sink as well!

    Price: £6.23.

    16. Avoid deep-cleaning your kettle every month or so by nabbing this drop-in descaler ball instead. Just pop it in, continue using your kettle as normal, and it'll work its magic!

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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 whenever you need to!

    Price: £1.57.

    17. And this clever magnetic ball will do more or less the same thing, but for your dishwasher or washing machine! Place it into your appliance and leave it to collect limescale – it'll last for up to five years.

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    Its magnetised centre will start to draw out the limescale and other mineral deposits in your machine the second you chuck it into your appliance. It'll make the water in your machines softer too, so you won't have to use as much detergent!

    Price: £6.66.

    18. These watering globes will keep your plants hydrated for you for up to two weeks.

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    When moisture leaves your plant's soil, it releases oxygen that enters these globes and makes them push out water proportional to the moisture lost.

    Price: £9.72 for four.

    19. Keep your fridge shelves clean with these liners.

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    They've got raised bumps on their surfaces to help elevate the food on top of them, ensuring veg and other foods don't sweat and cause leaks. You can remove these liners when they're in need of a wash and either run them under the tap or chuck them in the dishwasher!

    Price: £3.99 for four.

    20. And these handy drawers might just prevent those annoying puddles from forming in the first place.

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    They're designed to slide easily into and out of your fridge shelves, and the base of the drawers have handy slots to prevent liquid from building up.

    Price: £12.80 for four.

    21. These reusable pet hair remover blocks will get rid of those hard-to-budge bits of fur from your soft furnishings.

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    They're covered in rubber nodules that are as effective as they are easy to clean! Run one of these over the affected surface and then rinse it after use. Some customers say these hair removers reached where their vacuum cleaners couldn't!

    Price: £11.50 for two.

    22. This sofa saver will make your cushions way less likely to sag over time, so you won't have to constantly readjust them.


    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. Reviewers say it's totally transformed their most expensive piece of furniture!

    Price: £13.99 for a two-seater size.

    23. These no-drill corner shelves will maximise the space in those awkward nooks and crannies AND keep bottles off of your shower floor.

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    They're made with durable aluminium and are incredible easy to install – just use the extra-strong adhesive included in the pack! Each shelf can bear weights of up to 15kg, and reviewers say that they really do stay put once installed.

    Price: £16.99 for two.

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