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    Feb 24, 2020

    27 Products To Help Replace And Repair Things You Probably Didn't Realise Could Be Fixed

    You can fix everything from your broken pot handle to your shower hose with these!

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    1. If the pull-down tab on the zip of your fave jacket is broken (the worst), this highly-rated snap-on replacement could help!

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    Just place the two halves of this replacement zip tab over the loop of the main part and snap them together – that's it, you're done! No more breaking your nails trying to pull up a broken zip.

    Price: £6.71.

    2. 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: £4.95.

    3. Okay, I'm losing my mind over this universal clip-on pot handle, and tbh I think that's an appropriate reaction.

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    It's designed to fit all sizes of pans, and it attaches and detaches from the side of your pots and pans with just one click. A great way to fix your broken pans at home OR as a useful way to transfer your pots from the hob to the oven without worrying about your handle melting, I think it's safe to say this product is pretty incredible.

    Price: £12.95.

    4. Repair broken nails with this three-step set.

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    Containing a brush-on nail glue, a filling repair powder, and a smoothing buffer, this set has everything you need to fix broken or damaged nails.

    Price: £16.13.

    5. Repair your necklace's fastener without the need for tools by using one of these chains, which has a clasp at both ends for easy application.

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    It'll work as a replacement for your broken clasp or as a way to extend your necklaces or bracelets, too!

    Price: £7.49.

    6. Keep your shoes together with this specialised repair glue, which is strong enough to work in boots too!

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    Designed to create a firm, waterproof hold between the soles of your shoes and the uppers, this glue was made with shoe repair in mind (and it seriously shows). Water-resistant, long-lasting, and ultra strong, customers have been hugely impressed by this product! Plus, it dries clear for a flawless finish.

    Price: £16.55.

    7. This scratch repair cloth works to get rid of minor scratches and paint stains from your car.

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    It's designed to polish and lightly buff the surface of your car, helping to get rid of minor scratches in no time. Customers say it's great for removing smaller scratches and stains in the easiest way possible!

    Price: £9.88.

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

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    Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, this 1.5m-long shower hose has a strong inner tube that can withstand high water pressure without breaking or leaking. The gasket rings included in the pack ensure a tight and seamless fit, too.

    Price: £6.99.

    9. Get rid of those pesky bobbles from your fave clothes in moments with this fabric shaver from Philips.

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    There's an adjustable mesh shield that covers the rotating blades in here which you can use to heighten or lower the device, depending on how close you want to get to the fabric. All the chopped-off bobbles will gather in the handle of this machine, which you can easily empty into the bin once you're done!

    Price: £12.05.

    10. This jewellery cleaning pen is a great way to ~thoroughly~ brighten and clean your most expensive belongings.

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    The bristles will get into every nook and cranny of your precious stones and metals, cleaning them thoroughly and effectively without any risk of damage to your jewellery. Just twist the back of the pen and it'll release a powerful cleaning fluid onto the brush! It works for gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, all other precious stones, and more. Plus, I mean, it doesn't hurt that this pen has gotten over 5,320 reviews with a 4.6-star average.

    Price: £7.55.

    11. These bra extenders will change the size of your band in the easiest way possible.

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    They hook into your existing fasteners to add some valuable inches to the back of your bra, perfect for if your cup size is right on but the back strap is a bit off.

    Price: £2.99 for nine extenders.

    12. This leather cleaning balm will help to bring everything from your sofa cushions to your jackets back to their former glory.

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    It works for real and fake leather, vinyl, plastic, and more. Just pop one part of this product into three parts of water, run it over your leather surfaces, and it'll get rid of even deep, worked-in stains and dirt! It's got some seriously great reviews, too.

    Price: £18.95.

    13. Touch up the spaces between your tiles with this grouting pen.

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    The formula contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients, meaning it'll help to prevent future stains as well as brightening up the old marks. Umm, easy to use and highy-rated? Yes, please.

    Price: £4.00.

    14. This mould removal spray will get rid of the Dreaded Patch on your ceilings, walls, grouting, and more.

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    Apply some to any affected area, wait for the formula to work its mould-removing magic, and then just wipe it away to reveal a clean surface underneath! It's gotten some great reviews from customers who love how effective this stuff is (plus, imagine the satisfaction of wiping all that gross stuff away).

    Price: £7.49.

    15. If you've lost the plug to your bathtub or kitchen sink, this universal option is designed to fit a variety of drains.

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    It's got a silicone lip that creates a seamless cover between your drains and your sink, no matter what size you're dealing with! The mini suction cup at the bottom ensure it stays put, too.

    Price: £6.49.

    16. Fix scratches and discolouration on a variety of wooden surfaces with these handy lil' pens.

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    There are six differently coloured pens in here and six wax sticks that will cover any minor scratches on your wooden surfaces in no time!

    Price: £3.99 for 12.

    17. Get rid of those chips on your walls without having to pull out a whole tool kit with this repair paint.

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    This paint comes with a washable brush that means you can apply it to your wall and other surfaces hassle-free! Just squeeze the bottle and the product will come out on the brush for a super simple application.

    Price: £8.39.

    18. These handy brushes are a great way to clean your suede and nurbuck shoes, clothes, and bags without any liquid.

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    If you live in a colder, wetter climate, your suede and nurbuck materials can get matted and look messy really quickly. These brushes solve that problem in a really low-maintenance way – just run them over the material to get rid of dirt, dust, and clumping.

    Price: £2.69 for both.

    19. These stick-on tiles are waterproof and incredibly easy to apply (plus, they look pretty great).

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    Perfect for your bathroom or kitchen, these self-adhesive tiles are a great low-effort way to cover boring or damaged ceramics. The set of ten would make an incredible splashback as well.

    Price: £8.99 for ten.

    20. If you've got dyed blonde hair that's starting to look a little brassy, this purple shampoo could help.

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    The violet undertones in this shampoo help to cancel out any orange or yellowy tints in your hair, and it can add some serious brightness to your locks too!

    Price: £7.50.

    21. This knife sharpener is designed not to move around when you use it thanks to the powerful suction cup underneath.

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    Stick this to your kitchen table or countertops, run your blades through its double-sided buffer, and you'll have sharper knives in no time! It's super simple to use, and thanks to the PowerGrip suction cup at the base, it'll stay put when you're working with it for added safety.

    Price: £9.26.

    22. Whether you just want to ensure you have spare earring backs or are allergic to the regular metal kinds, this set of twenty hypoallergenic holders is a seriously smart buy.

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    The metal parts of these earring backs are made from silver and gold, so you can match them to fit whatever colour of earrings you want to pair them with. The silicone lip is hypoallergenic, too!

    Price: £2.45 for ten pairs.

    23. If the letters or symbols have worn away on your keyboard, you can easily replace them with one from this genius sticker set.

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    Keep your current keyboard without having to guess which key does which with one of these stick-on letters. They're available in black or white, so you can pick whichever colour suits your keyboard best, and because they're just stickers, they're compatible with all notebooks and laptops. Customers say they're incredibly easy to apply, and one pack contains every key symbol available!

    Price: £1.46 for a white set, £1.86 for a black set.

    24. This universal remote control works with most TVs, so you can replace yours if it's missing!

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    There are only three steps required to set up this universal remote, and it claims to be compatible with all TVs too.

    Price: £9.99.

    25. Mattresses are really expensive, so it makes sense to keep the one you have in the best shape possible. This mattress cleaner helps you achieve that!

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    This spray will get rid of stains, dirt, and buildup using powerful enzymes that get to work quickly and effectively. It contains an odour-busting deodorising element that means your mattress will smell and look better too!

    Price: £10.99.

    26. Reseal or refresh the sealant around your bath, sink, and more with this easy-to-use dispenser.

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    The high-adhesion, waterproof sealant inside will leave the nozzle of this bottle in an even strip. The sealant is anti-mould, so this bottle will leave behind a protective product that becomes touch dry after 20 minutes and fully dry after 24 hours!

    Price: £5.60.

    27. This epox putty will seal and patch up pipes, leaks, and little holes .

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    Just cut off a section of this putty, warm it up and knead it in your hands until the colour becomes uniform and the putty is mouldable, and then shape it around any lil' holes or gaps that are bothering you. It'll stick to metal, wood, glass, ceramic, fibreglass, stone, marble, and most hard plastics!

    Price: £8.59.