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    28 Products To Help Solve The Household Problems You'd Nearly Given Up On Fixing

    There's still hope for your frosted-up freezer!

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    1. These genius ethylene-absorbing spheres prove that prematurely rotten fruit and vegetables don't have to be a fact of life. They work just as well in your fruit bowl as they do in your crisper drawer!

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    Their carbon centres absorb any chemicals that might spoil your fresh produce. Customers are seriously impressed by how long these balls keep food fresh for!

    Price: £4.95 for three.

    2. If you haven't heard of a rubber broom yet, allow me to change your life. It picks up fine hairs and cleans stains – plus, the head is way easier to clean than a regular sweeping brush or mop!

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    This genius cleaning tool works as a pet hair remover, a squeegee, a thorough sweeping brush, and more! The naturally water-resistant bristles won't absorb dirt, dust, or smells like sweeping brush strands or mop head fibres can – just rinse the head after use and it'll be as good as new again.

    Price: £6.00.

    3. Keep your bin smelling fresh with this clever self-adhesive deodoriser.

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    The pack contains an easy-install holder along with two citrus-scented discs, which customers say smell great!

    Price: £5.22.

    4. Customers say these anti-frost freezer liners really do help to prevent excess ice in their appliances.

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    These non-stick liners ensure your freezer drawers don't stick to the shelves underneath. They make cleaning out your freezer easy too – rather than waiting for your drawers to defrost for hours before hacking away at the shelves, you'll be able to whip the compartments out and rinse the sheets.

    Price: £3.49 for two.

    5. Fix that annoying patch on your bathtub or sink with this easy-peasy enamel repair pen.

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    It's the perfect way to fix those nicks and scuffs on all your enamel surfaces, from radiators to hob covers to baths. Simply run the nib along the affected surface, wait for the product to dry, and voila – you're done!

    Price: £6.36.

    6. You know those annoying water stains and mug rings that you can never remove from your countertops or furniture? Well, this specially-designed cloth will help you to finally get rid of them.

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    It's completely reusable, and it'll get rid of permanent marker stains just as easily as it does water stains and white rings!

    Price: £4.59.

    7. Cleaning that grease on your extractor fan probably seems like an insurmountable task, but this powerful degreaser spray makes the job easy. I've used it myself and have been wowed by the results!

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    This stuff's called "Elbow Grease" for a reason, because the product inside is powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on your behalf. Spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Price: £1.00.

    8. This hanging bag holder clips over the top of your cupboards. It's the perfect way to seamlessly clear food scraps and other mess from your countertops!

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    Pop this holder over the door of your cupboard before closing it for a simple and speedy installation. Once it's attached, you can add or remove plastic bags whenever you need to – it folds flat for sleek and unobtrusive storage when it's not in use!

    Price: £7.49.

    9. If you've ever spent ages scrubbing the space in between your tiles only for your grouting to look exactly the same as it did before you started, we have something in common. It might be time for us to buy this genius brightening pen!

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    Run it along any discoloured grouting for an instant refresh! The formula is antifungal, so the new coating won't get covered in mildew and mould.

    Price: £3.20.

    10. Get your shower flowing freely again with the help of this anti-limescale spray.

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    Spray some of its enzyme-packed formula onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out, which then works its limescale-destroying magic within five minutes at most.

    Price: £2.00.

    11. If your cuppas have been looking a little crusty lately, don't give up on your kettle – this drop-in descaler bag will tackle the problem at its source!

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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: £2.81.

    12. Anyone who's sick of paying loads of money for washing powder will understand how incredible this reusable laundry egg is. It'll last you for about 210 washes, no detergent needed!

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    Pop it in the drum of your machine with your laundry before running the cycle, and the beads inside the egg will foam and release a fresh scent. Reviewers rave about how well it lifts stains, dirt, and odours from their clothes!

    Price: £12.99.

    13. Lighten up that dim spot in your home with the help of this motion sensor-enabled strip.

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    Attach the tape-covered strip to whatever surface you like and then mount its battery pack nearby for a long-lasting and subtle result. You can choose between motion sensor and manual modes once it's installed! Customers say the light fits seamlessly under a variety of different objects, from shelves to cupboards and bed frames.

    Price: £6.99 for 1m.

    14. Having a wardrobe that's too small for your clothes might seem like an impossible problem, but these drop-down hangers offer a simple solution.

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    You can store up to five items of clothing using the rail space of just one hanger, and you'll be able to see everything that's on them at a glance too!

    Price: £9.99 for ten.

    15. You can't make your tumble dryer more powerful, but you can improve its performance with the help of these adorable lil' guys.

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    These tumble dryer buddies will help your clothes dry faster and feel softer – in fact, they might even eliminate the need for fabric conditioner entirely! They speed up the drying process by bashing against your clothes in the drum and aerating them, helping to soften up your clothes as they do so.

    Price: £8.90 for two.

    16. Declutter the area around your sink in no time with this easy-install sponge holder.

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    It's made from flexible silicone, so it'll fit around any size or shape of tap.

    Price: £3.75.

    17. These clever suspenders will keep your fitted sheets in place no matter how much you toss and turn at night.

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    If you always wake up to crumpled sheets, you might want to try out these handy fasteners. The elastic straps make these suitable for any size of bed!

    Price: £4.49 for four.

    18. You'll be able to clear THAT drain once and for all with this powerful unblocking fluid. It'll dissolve everything from grease to hair!

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    Pour both parts of its two-component formula down the affected drain one after the other, wait for about an hour, and then simply rinse the blockage away! Customers say it really does live up to its promise (seriously, check out the reviews on this thing).

    Price: £4.00.

    19. Not only will this clever rubber strip act as an effective draught excluder, it'll help to sound-proof your home too.

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    This strip has a self-adhesive backing that makes it ridiculously easy to apply – just clean your door, cut the strip to size, peel the tape off the back, and stick it on. Reviewers say it's got an extra-strong hold, and its resilient material won't warp or bend out of place.

    Price: £6.99 for 1m.

    20. Ensure your bins always get put back in the right place with the help of these personalised weatherproof stickers.

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    They'll arrive via first-class Royal Mail, and customers say the high-adhesion backing on the stickers makes them really long-lasting.

    Price: £1.99 for four.

    21. This soap saver proves that yes, you can have gorgeous bar soaps AND a mess-free sink.

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    This genius product encourages air to circulate under your soap, helping to dry it faster. Oh, and it costs less than a fiver!

    Price: £3.98.

    22. You won't have to worry about getting out of bed to retrieve your remote or snacks anymore thanks to this bedside caddy.

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    Place the long, flat section at the top under your mattress for a firm and easy hold! The pockets are big enough to hold everything from books to laptops, and it's a great place to store your remote if you attach it to your sofa, too.

    Price: £8.99.

    23. Fellow forgetful people will seriously appreciate these watering globes, which promise to 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 loss. Kind of genius, right?

    Price: £5.00 for two.

    24. These hob stickers will make the markings on your oven legible again.

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    They're translucent, so they won't stand out against your oven no matter what colour it is. These stickers have an extra-strong adhesive at the back that means you can clean over them without having to worry about them falling off!

    Price: £4.75.

    25. If your shower hose is leaking, it might be time to buy a replacement. This stainless steel screw-in one is highly rated!


    Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, this 1m-long shower hose has a strong inner tube that can withstand high water pressure without breaking or leaking.

    Price: £7.99.

    26. Washing machines can begin to harbour odours and limescale over time. This deodorising and deep-cleaning fluid from Dettol will tackle both problems at once!

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    Its antibacterial formula will clean hard-to-reach dirt from your washing machine drum while also dissolving any limescale that's built up in there. It's really easy to use – just pour some of this stuff into your washing powder drawer and run an empty cycle at 60°C! You can also use it as a regular cleaning fluid on the outside of your washing machine.

    Price: £3.00.

    27. This magic eraser from Flash will bring the lustre back to your walls.

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    This Tough Scrubber sponge from Flash is helpful for getting stains off of walls and doors without damaging your paintwork. You can also use it to clean glass, ceramic, and chrome (among loads of other surfaces)!

    Price: £4.49.

    28. Let's face it, we've all got some pots and pans that are beyond the help of an ordinary scourer. These incredible sponges will tackle burnt-on stains and discolouration with ease!

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    These flexible sponges will remove everything from limescale to burnt-on food and discolouration using only water. The emery layer on the outside will clean off crusted food, stains, and more, while the high-density sponges inside will polish and clean anything they come into contact with.

    Price: £5.99 for 12.

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