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    27 Smarter Versions Of The Things You Probably Use Every Day

    For all those times you've thought "there has to be a better way!".

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    1. This coffee machine knows when you're going to wake up and gets your coffee ready the second your alarm goes off (take my MONEY).

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    Wake up to a fresh cup of hot coffee with zero effort (honestly the dream)! This machine has a timer that allows you to program when you want your coffee made (customers say it makes really good coffee too!)

    Price: £52.

    2. This descaler ball lasts for years, works in both your washing machine AND your dishwasher, and is way more fuss-free than tablets or powders.

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    They work by crystallising the limescale and other minerals in your machines, making sure they clump together and get rinsed out rather than spreading all over the inside of your applicances. Simply pop it into your dishwasher and leave it to work its magic!

    Price: £7.13.

    3. There's a spinning mechanism in this mop that drains and dries the head really quickly.

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    Soggy, water-logged mop heads are not only less effective than dry ones, they make it way harder to dry your floors too. This handy mop has got a spinning mechanism in the drain, so it'll get rid of water really quickly and efficiently!

    Price: £27.22.

    4. Not only will you remember what page you're on with this bookmark, you can work out exactly which word you stopped at too.

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    This genius bookmark has an adjustable pointer which you can use to point towards the last word you read. The band is elastic, so it'll fit snugly around most books, and it's available in four different colours. Fellow bookworms, let's just take a minute to appreciate the genius of this thing!

    Price: £6.99.

    5. It turns out USB-charged batteries exist. We are in the future.

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    If your batteries are always out of juice but you don't want to get a clunky battery charging unit, these USB-chargeable bad boys have dropped in from 3019 to save you. Folks say they're really powerful!

    Price: £19.99 for a pack of four.

    6. Always forget to switch the light off when you leave a room, or want a well-lit cupboard without ramping up your electricity bill? These motion-sensor lights turn on when they detect movement, and switch off again if everything stays still for a while.

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    Perfect for your wardrobe, under the units above your countertops, or just for that room you always leave the light on in, these USB-rechargeable motion sensor lights are actual gems! They've got magnetic and adhesive strips, so you can attach them to a variety of surfaces fuss-free.

    Price: £13.99 for two.

    7. These sockets have a timer, so you'll be able to make sure you haven't accidentally left your charger plugged in all day for no reason (i.e. me).

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    Just plug these sockets into your regular ones and set the timer for however long you want your electronics to stay powered for. Customers say they're incredibly easy to use as well!

    Price: £10.54 for three.

    8. You'll save so much space with one of these wonder hangers.

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    These bad boys will let you hang five items of clothing using the rail space of just one hanger, and the drop-down effect means you'll be able to see exactly which clothes you own, too! Marie Kondo would be proud.

    Price: £7.99 for a pack of ten.

    9. All card holders are useful, but not all of them have anti-theft RFID-blocking technology like this one does!

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    Thieves can clone your contactless card with scanners or even apps, so it's definitely worth your while buying this holder if you've got tap-enabled cards! Plus, it's got enough room to hold your money and keys too.

    Price: £8.99.

    10. Sure, you could spend ages trying to get the perfect cat eye with a regular eyeliner. Or you could just get this stamp eyeliner instead!

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    This handy eyeliner stamp has two sides, one with a stamp for the perfect feline flick and another with a pen for definition. It's waterproof and smudge-proof too!

    Price: £9.99.

    11. This umbrella won't turn inside-out, even on windy days!

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    It's made with extra supports in the form of its additional fibreglass-reinforced ribs, so this bad boy is pretty much windproof. It's available in six different colours, so you can choose your fave. No wonder customers reviewed it so highly!

    Price: £14.99.

    12. You can use endless cotton wool rounds and micellar water, or you can try a reusable cloth that removes your makeup using nothing but water.

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    Just add water to one of these makeup removing cloths, swipe it over your face, and that's it – your makeup will be removed in seconds! It's completely reusable and machine-washable, so they're probably going to last you ages.

    Price: £5.10.

    13. A stainless steel garlic rocker is way easier to clean (and use) than a crusher!

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    Mincing garlic is about to become way easier! Just rock this mincer over garlic cloves for a low-effort fine mince. It's easier to clean than the mincers you have to squeeze, and it'll cover a bigger surface area too!

    Price: £6.88.

    14. We've all got a shower head, but we don't all have one that removes the limescale from your water!

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    It contains ionised beads which draw the limescale and other minerals from your water, so you'll have to use way less shampoo to get that super satisfying foam. It can help you out with your water pressure too, especially if you live in a hard water area!

    Price: £19.99.

    15. This round brush detangles like a normal hairbrush, but because it's kind of a show-off, it'll blow-dry and style your hair while it's doing it as well.

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    Add volume, smoothness, and shine to your hair with this easy-to-use hot brush! You can dry and style your hair at once with one of these (honestly the dream). It comes with four different settings, including a cool setting for extra shine!

    Price: £22.97.

    16. This piggy bank will tell you exactly how much loose change is in it.

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    This money box knows the value of the coins you put in it and adds them all up to tell you the exact value of your savings so far. So much less mystery! So much less counting!

    Price: £11.89.

    17. You can write your notes in this app-enabled notebook, upload them to the app, clean the page, and start again. Science, man.

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    If you love to write things down physically but can never find your most important notes when you need them, this online notebook is perfect! Just write down your notes on its wipeable surface with markers and it'll automatically upload them, meaning your writing won't get lost in a drawer somewhere. Because you can easily wipe the writing away when you're done, it's infinitely reusable! The app makes your handwritten notes searchable, too.

    Price: £24.25.

    18. These tempered-steel smart scissors will cut through almost anything.

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    You can use these as a bottle opener, a nut cracker, a wire cutter, and more. They're dishwasher-safe, work for both left and right-handed people, and you can even cut garlic with 'em!

    Price: £8.70.

    19. This tablet dispenser is colour-coded for each day, and it's got slots for the morning, afternoon, evening, and a spare!

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    You can remove the boxes from this set and put in your tablets for each part of the day! It's got deeper containers than most others, so you'll be able to fit whatever you need to in this thing. Plus, how pretty is this rainbow pattern?

    Price: £6.99.

    20. This backpack will help to protect your valuables from theft!

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    It's got heavy-duty lockable zips and extra-durable handles, and a luggage belt to secure it to the handle of your suitcase. It's got a hidden picket at the back to store your stuff out of view as well! Plus, there's an easy-charge USB port with a cable included (FYI, the portable charger is not part of this bag). No wonder over 1,135 reviewers love it!

    Price: £29.99.

    21. Replace your watering jug with these globes, which are low-key genius.

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    Okay, for something so simple, these globes are actually really clever. When your soil loses water, it lets out oxygen proportional to the lost moisture. When that oxygen enters one of these globes, it lets out just the right amount of water your soil needs! Just add water to the bowl and stick one of these in your plant pot for the ultimate zero-effort plant care.

    Price: £14.99.

    22. Silicone straws create less waste than the single-use plastic kind!

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    These straws come with cleaners and a handy pouch, so you can store and reuse them easily. They're bent like plastic straws, so they're incredibly easy to use! Plus, this set comes with a five-year warranty.

    PricE: £7.99 for a pack of 12.

    23. You can roll up this silicone water bottle when you're not using it and just chuck it into your bag!

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    This silicone water bottle is BPA-free and rolls up when it's not full, so you won't have to lug a big empty bottle around when you're not using it! The material is really resistant and durable, and the cap is really secure. This flask can handle cold and hot temperatures! Plus, it's available in five different colours.

    Price: £9.99.

    24. This dish brush dispenses washing-up liquid!

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    This brush releases washing-up liquid to your plates and pans as you're scrubbing them, which is the perfect way to make sure it's evenly distributed! Just press the button to release the liquid and you're away.

    Price: £6.50.

    25. This cutlery organiser takes up about a third of the space of other kinds!

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    Not only will this organiser save space, it's designed to make taking out your knives and forks way easier because of its tilted compartments. It's available in grey, or cream and white!

    Price: £9.99.

    26. Invisibobbles are a better version of your current hair ties.

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    These coiled hair ties apply pressure really evenly to your hair, so they won't tug at the scalp and cause weakness or breakage, and you'll be way less likely to get those uneven lumps of hair at the base of your ponytail too. They're available in different colours, so there should be something to match your hair (even if there isn't, you can try one of their transparent ones, which are perfect for everyone!)

    Price: £3.99 - £4.99 depending on colour.

    27. You might have a knife sharpener, but you probably haven't got one that sticks to your countertop via a suction cup so that it doesn't move around while you're using it.

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    Just stick this sharpener to your countertops (|t won't budge due to the PowerGrip suction at the base), run your knife through its double-sided sharpening slots, and hey presto, your knives will be sharpened! This one has over 6,700 reviews with a 4.4-star average(!).

    Price: £8.

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