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    24 Products To Help Solve Your Very British Problems

    These will really hit you where you live (literally).

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This incredible cup has a pouch for your biscuits, because of course it does.

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    The mug is jumbo-sized, and so is the pocket (because honestly, who has time for a stingy cuppa, and what exactly does "one or two biscuits" mean?).

    Price: £8.99.

    2. If you haven't got a tumble dryer, this handy radiator hanger could help (because god knows how long your clothes might take to dry otherwise).

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    Aside from being super effective, this useful tool is actually super easy to install too – just stick it over the top of your radiator and you're done! It's designed to hold your clothes close enough to your heater that they'll dry out faster, but not close enough to pose any fire risk. Also, the multiple racks mean you can put a few items of clothing on here without them piling on top of each other and turning into a soggy mess that never dries (the worst).

    Price: £5.09.

    3. You can't beat a good brolly, and this highly-rated windproof one is among the best. It's got an absorbent storage case too, which means it won't get the contents of your bag wet while it's in there (genius, right?!).

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    Wind-proof and lightweight, this highly-rated lil' brolly opens and closes with the touch of a button. Small enough to fit in your handbag, this umbrella is reinforced with ten fibreglass spokes that prevent it from turning inside out, even on blustery days! Not only does this (low-key genius) brolly come with a unique drying pouch that means it won't get your stuff wet when it's in your bag, the material of the umbrella itself is fast-drying and completely water-resistant. No wonder the reviews on this thing are so great!

    Price: £12.95.

    4. Let's face it, the UK is a pretty soggy place, and mould really thrives in colder, wetter conditions (booo). This highly-rated mould remover spray has got your back!

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    Spray it onto your walls, tiles, grouting, or ceiling, and then leave it for about half an hour to work its mould-busting magic. Then, you can just wipe the residue away to reveal a cleaner, mould-free surface underneath (ugh, the dream).

    Price: £7.49.

    5. These personalised wheelie bin stickers are an ideal way to make sure your bins get put back exactly where they should be after collection days.

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    You can get your street name and house number printed onto these insanely highly-rated weatherproof stickers! Customers say their high-adhesion backing makes for some seriously long-lasting signs, and they'll arrive through your letterbox via free first-class Royal Mail postage (yes, please).

    Price: £2.25 for four.

    6. Improve your fry-up game with this specially designed pan.

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    With four separate compartments that'll keep your eggs away from your bacon, this non-stick pan is ideal for anyone who wants the perfect fry-up without either having to use four different frying pans (way too much washing up), or dealing with foods that are all different temperatures because of the staggered cooking times.

    Price: £19.99.

    7. Take your toast out of your toaster without having to worry about burning your hands with these specially-designed tongs that are absolutely quacking.

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    They're made from dishwasher-safe (and non-conductive) silicone, so not only will these (adorable) tongs be easier to clean, they'll help you get your slices out of the toaster without having to worry about being burned or shocked. Plus, I mean, just look at them.

    Price: £5.95.

    8. Hard water is a problem in loads of different places in the UK. That can wreak havoc in your shower by blocking up your shower head, decreasing your water pressure, and requiring more shampoo to achieve a lather. This ionised shower head can help to solve that problem!

    The beads inside are ionised, so they'll draw out all the limescale and other minerals from your water. The water that leaves your shower will become softer, meaning your shampoo will lather faster, your water pressure will be improved, and you'll be less likely to get buildup in your shower! Plus, you won't need any tools to install it either – just screw the shower head in and you're done.

    Price: £7.78.

    9. You know what, the tea-drinking stereotypes are true for a reason – a good cuppa is pretty much unbeatable. Get the most out of your teabag with this squeezer!

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    Made from dishwasher-safe plastic that won't impact the taste of your tea, this handy grip is a great way to ensure you get the best from your teabag! Place your teabag of choice in its centre and the arms will close around it, squeezing the flavour out (plus, it'll mean your teabag is less soggy when you chuck it in the bin, preventing those annoying leaks on your floors).

    Price: £7.99.

    10. Speaking of tea, this drop-in descaler bag will get rid of those scummy bits of limescale that can sit on top of your favourite drink (because nothing will break a British person's heart like a ruined cuppa).

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    Chuck this bag in your kettle with water, boil it, leave it for about ten minutes to work its descaling magic, and then pour the water out along with all the removed mineral buildup (so deeply satisfying).

    Price: £2.49.

    11. This car dehumidifier bag will make sure you don't have to deal with a fogged-up windshield on colder, wetter mornings.

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    Designed to absorb all the excess moisture in your car's air, it'll help to ensure your windshield is less fogged-up and prevent that heavy, soup-y feeling your car's air can get on colder, wetter mornings. The circle in the middle will change colour when this bag is filled to capacity, at which point you can just chuck it in the microwave for around six minutes – it'll be good to go again in no time!

    Price: £6.99.

    12. These cable labels will ensure you know whose charger is whose without having to actually confront someone about it when you're not sure (a British nightmare).

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    Wrap them around your cables and the waterproof, textured surface will keep the ink in place for ages! They're perfect for working out who owns which charger, and they'll help you to tell your HDMI cables apart from your mains cord too.

    Price: £4.99 for 24.

    13. This massage ball is perfect for when life feels, literally and figuratively, like a right pain in the neck.

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    The ball can be moved to fit the contours of your body, providing even and consistent pressure along your muscles and helping to loosen them. Customers say it's really effective and easy to use!

    Price: £6.99.

    14. This bookmark is magnetic, so it won't slip out from between your pages when you move the book. Plus, I don't know if you've noticed this, but it is in fact shaped like a Bourbon biscuit.

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    This double-sided bookmark will keep track of your pages for you in what might just be the most British way possible.

    Price: £1.99.

    15. These toothpaste squeezers are a great way to save money, because wasting products is NOT something anyone's mum would approve of.

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    Run these (incredibly sweet) tools along the tube of your toothpaste and they'll help to ensure that you get the most out of it. Also, they'll leave a smooth, un-crinkled surface behind them in a way that folding your toothpaste tube down simply could not. Thrilling, TBH.

    Price: £7.98 for four.

    16. You'll be able to click "zero bags" at the self-checkout till with this reusable shopping bag (the best feeling).

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    This bag folds up into an adorable cat shape when it's not in use, so it's basically too cute to forget when you're on your way to the shops.

    Price: £2.31.

    17. You'll be able to keep what's on your screen entirely to yourself when you're commuting with one of these useful privacy shields that make your screen look blank when viewed from an angle.

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    Stick them over your phone's screen as an easy way to keep your Twitter feed away from prying eyes when you're on the tube! Compatible with the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR, these covers are scratch-proof, meaning they'll protect your screen from damage as well as protecting it from prying eyes.

    Price: £8.99 for two.

    18. This mug cleaner will get right into any built-up stains in your fave cup (we've all got one).

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    You can just wipe the stains away after using this stuff, no scrubbing needed!

    Price: £6.82.

    19. Speaking of privacy, these blackout blinds will keep your room filled with peace and quiet instead of streetlamp lights and noise.

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    They've got high-adhesion suction pads at the back which allow you to attach this blind to any window hassle-free! Customers say it's great at its job, and it's super easy to install too (plus, the gorgeous pattern and foldable, transportable shape don't hurt either).

    Price: £18.49.

    20. This 4head stick claims to relieve the symptoms of a headache in under two minutes, perfect if Lauren from accounting has been really getting on your nerves that day.

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    The levomenthol in this highly-rated stick will help to stop the pain signals in your head from reaching your brain (no, really), and it's got a non-greasy, colourless formula too. Unlike with regular medication, there's no limit to how many times per day you can use this stick (which is handy, seeing as one of these will provide you with up to 100 applications).

    Price: £4.50.

    21. These under-eye patches will brighten and de-puff your eyes, perfect if you've been up all night binge-watching Sex Education (which, same).

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    They're filled with a plumping and rejuvenating formula that's packed full of plant-based collagen. Perfect for popping under your eyes while you make a cuppa or start the rest of your makeup routine, they'll get to work in about 15-20 minutes! Reviewers say they leave visibly improved results.

    Price: £14.99 for 12 pairs.

    22. You can present your travel card without having to fumble for your wallet at the turnstile (an absolute crime TBH) with this handy holder.

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    It sticks securely to the back of your phone and can hold up to five different cards! Made with commuters in mind, this handy case will keep your cards safe while ensuring they'll still come into contact with the card reader. The flap at the back means your stuff will stay put, too. Choose from 13 different colours!

    Price: £7.99.

    23. This anti-mud doormat will remove the dirt from your shoes when you step inside, which is great if you've just been for an (inevitably muddy and wet) walk.

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    The raised, angled brushes will sweep off caked-on dirt from your shoes, and the strategically-placed holes underneath them will drain off all the excess water from your muddy boots too. Its rubber base is non-slip, so this thing won't budge even when you're wiping your shoes really thoroughly!

    Price: £12.99.

    24. And last but FAR from least, this biscuit bar mega pack will solve the most British problem of all – simply never having enough Kit Kats.

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    It contains 71 bars, people. Seventy. One.

    Price: £14.79.