29 Products That Are Just Really, Really Useful

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    1. A set of plant-watering leaves that'll make bathing your greenery a mess-free experience. They clip right onto the sides of pots and ensure that water actually gets into the soil, instead of hanging out on top of the leaves.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    2. A Pac-man webcam cover that's super slim, so your computer will still be able to close properly with it attached. It's game over for you, pesky hackers and government spies.

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    It's compatible with tablets and computers, and you can easily slide it to uncover your camera.

    Get it from Funsylab on Etsy for $14.50. Also available in multipacks.

    3. A roll of stick-on window privacy covering that'll block out harmful UV rays and keep your nosy neighbours from peeping into your home. They're transparent enough to let the light in, so you don't have to live under the cover of darkness at all times.

    A window decorated with privacy covering
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You can cut it to fit your windows perfectly and its 3D pattern creates an awesome rainbow effect inside your home. They also won't leave behind a residue when you remove them.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99+. Available in three sizes.

    4. A wool chair pad that'll make your hard office chair a bit more comfortable (and stylish, too!). It'll also save your booty from getting frosty on cold winter days.

    The chair pad on a dining room chair
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get it from Simons for $24.

    5. A set of fancy crystal nail files that'll cause less breakage than ceramic and metal alternatives, and will leave your nails feeling smoother than ever. They come with plastic sheaths, so you won't accidentally poke yourself if you leave them floating around in your bag.

    A person holding four crystal nail filed in front of a makeup bag
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    6. A single-cup stovetop espresso maker that'll help you turn out a barista-grade beverage in under five minutes. Now you won't have to spend all your money on mochas and macchiatos — you can just make them at home.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Don't forget to grab some coffee, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in five sizes, four colours, and two styles.

    7. A transparent Adidas backpack that'll save you from rifiling through your bag to find what you need, because you'll be able to see it all! It has a loop inside that you can string your keys through, so they won't get buried at the bottom.

    Adidas / Via adidas-canada.zstn.net

    Get it from Adidas Canada for $50.

    8. A time-marked water bottle that'll encourage you to drink more H2O, so you'll stay hydrated all day long. The larger size fits nearly four litres of water, so you won't have to refill it every hour.

    A person holding the time-marked water bottle on a track
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.96+. Available in two sizes and 16 colours.

    9. A set of wallet-sized pastel highlighters that'll fit easily into smaller pockets and pencil cases. As an added bonus, they won't dry out, even if you leave their caps off for hours.

    A person holding a highlighter above several other highlighters on a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $12.78. Also available in larger packs.

    10. A jar of cult-favourite Aztec Secret bentonite clay mask that will suck every last bit of gunk out of your pores in under 20 minutes (and make you look like a swamp monster). You can also use it as a spot treatment, if you don't want to cover your whole face.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "This mask is made of bentonite clay and it sucks everything out of your pores – like, EVERYTHING. Using it is simple: you mix the powdery clay with equal parts water or apple cider vinegar (I like to do a combo of the two), and apply it to your face as you would any other face mask. When this stuff starts to dry you are in for an experience. It freezes your face in place and tightens up every pore, and makes you seriously look like a lizard queen (see above photo for reference). I’ll be honest with you, the feeling is not that pleasant, but hold on – the end result is worth it. You can also just do spot treatments if you don't want to cover your whole face." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out our full review of the Aztec Secret mask to see before and after pics.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.63. Also available in a larger size.

    11. A pack of sweat-wicking ankle socks that'll save you from getting swamp feet during a work out. They have cushioned heel guards that'll protect you from getting blisters when you're sprinting.

    The five pairs of socks laid out
    Old Navy / Via oldnavy.gapcanada.ca

    Get a pack of five from Old Navy for $12. Available in five colour combos.

    12. A Ninja 4-in-1 indoor grill that can do everything from air fry french fries to roast chicken to char burgers. It can even take food from frozen to perfectly grilled in 25 minutes, so it's a lifesaver for last-minute dinners.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $239.99.

    13. An in-sink dish drainer that'll help you maximize space in your small kitchen. It'll also save your ceramics from bashing against the bottom of your sink, saving them from getting chipped during washing.

    Several dishes on the dish mat
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get it from Simons for $13.

    14. A stylish, portable bag hanger that doubles as a bracelet when it's not in use. You can clip it to walls, doors, chairs, and tables, so your bag never has to sit on the floor again.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.90+. Available in seven colours.

    15. This triple-insulated Corkcicle bottle that'll keep your water (or wine) chilled all day long. It has a wide mouth, so you won't have to struggle to get ice cubes into it.

    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get it from Simons for $50.

    16. A handy condiment fork and holder that'll latch right onto a jar so that you can eat your midnight snack at the fridge without any fuss.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.02.

    17. A hanging boot organizer that will keep your fall and winter footwear from taking up all your cupboard space. It has enough space for three pairs and comes with one pair of inflatable inserts that will save your boots from losing their shape (you can grab extra boot shapers here).

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.68.

    18. A bottle of transparent skin crack care that'll help seal painful cracks in your fingers, hands, feet, and elbows. Reviewers say it's a lifesaver for people with dry skin, and is great for guitar players who don't want to cover their digits in bandages.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.18.

    19. A cast iron tortilla press that'll give your Taco Tuesday celebrations a serious upgrade. Reviewers love how heavy-duty it is, and recommend using parchment paper to keep the station from getting gunked up.

    The tortilla press beside wooden utensils and tacos
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes pre-seasoned, so they won't have to prep it before getting down to business.

    P.S.: If you're making a giant batch, you may also want to invest in a tortilla warmer to keep your freshly made shells hot.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $55.63. Also available in a larger size.

    20. A super-snuggly comforter set that's velour on one side and sherpa fleece on the other, giving you the best of both worlds. It's packed with a pillowy down alternative that won't stab you in your sleep like tiny bird feathers would.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It includes a comforter and a pillowcase (you get two pillowcases if you order anything larger than a twin).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46.29+. Available in 19 colours and sizes twin-king.

    21. An outlet shelf, so that you can charge your devices and not worry about accidentally stepping on them. It can hold up to 10 lbs, so you can safely store heavier items, like your tools or speakers on it.

    A drill and speaker on outlet shelves
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The shelf has a hole that you can run your cord through, so you don't have to maneuver it around.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    22. A tub of SKINFOOD black sugar face mask, an exfoliating treatment that will scrub out your pores while restoring nutrients and moisture to your skin. Reviewers love how gentle it is and say it leaves their face feeling softer than a baby's butt.

    The mask tub tipped over
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    23. A classic Swiss Army Knife that includes a screwdriver, bottle opener, wood saw, and thirteen other tools to help fix almost any problem that you might be faced with at home or in the wild.

    The knife on a tree stump
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    One reviewer says its especially helpful for setting up and taking down tents.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $54.56. Also available in a model with more tools.

    24. A remote control holder that attaches right to your light switch, so you always know where your clickers are. Gone are the days of digging through your sofa cushions every time you want to watch Netflix.

    The holder attached to a light switch with a remote in it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Reviewers say it's a cinch to install and love that it matches standard switchplates perfectly.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    25. A tub of Kinky-Curly curl custard gel that'll keep your hair shiny and moisturized, and holds curls like a dream. Reviewers recommend using it on wet hair for best results and say it does an awesome job at fighting frizz.

    Five tubs of curling custard in a metal basket
    @officialkinkycurly / Via instagram.com

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.70.

    26. A set of eco-friendly drink coasters made from recycled leather that'll spruce up your spread. Not only will these look great on your table, but they'll save your furniture from those impossible-to-remove water stains.

    The coasters with glasses of water on them
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get a set of four from Simons for $15.

    27. A expandable utensil tray that'll keep your forks, knives, and spoons separated from your kitchen gadgets and gizmos. The side pockets can be stretched out to fit even more doodads, if you're working with a ton of drawer space.

    An expandable utensil tray in a drawer with utensils inside
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.34.

    28. A tube of epsom salt foot gel that'll soothe your tired and achy tootsies without even getting into a bath. It's packed with aloe vera and cooling mint, so it'll soften your feet and leave them smelling a hundred times better, too.

    A person holding the tube of gel
    @profoot_inc / Via instagram.com

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    29. And finally, an exfoliating back loofah that will probably be your new BFF if you're struggling with acne on your back or bumps on your booty. Reviewers love how it helps them get at hard-to-reach places and say that it gives a great scrub without being too scratchy.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    If you sweat up a storm in the summer, you definitely need this in your life. It helps you reach all those places you can't get on your own, and you don't have to enlist the help of your partner to make sure your pores go unclogged.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

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