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    32 Things That’ll Solve Problems Before They Even Happen

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    1. A stainless steel sink strainer that'll catch stray bits of food before they slide down your drain and clog up your pipes. It has an easy-to-grab centre cylinder so you can remove it without digging your fingers into soggy compostables.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    It’ll still drain water even with dishes stacked on top of it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99. Also available in a pack of two.

    2. A bottle of wine drops that'll reduce the nasty side effects caused by histamines and sulfites in your vino. Now you can enjoy your cabernet without worry about headaches or hangovers.

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    "It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1—2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2—3 for a glass of red, and 7—9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!" —Emma Lord

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.25+. Also available in larger packs.

    3. A matte setting powder from One/Size that'll keep your face oil-free from dawn 'til dusk so you won't have to bust out the blotting papers. Reviewers say that it blurs out imperfections like a dream and keeps their makeup in place all day.

    A person's face before and after using the powder
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $40. Available in two shades and in a mini size.

    4. A pair of Thinx leakproof briefs that will save your sheets and jeans from a bloody death. They'll replace your pads and tampons or can be used as an extra layer if you've got a heavy flow.

    A person wearing the briefs with a tank top
    @shethinx / Via instagram.com

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $20. Available in sizes XS—XL.

    5. A pair of counter gap fillers that'll block stray bits of food from falling into your kitchen's most unreachable nooks and crannies. Now you won't have to struggle with your broom to try and get that half-cooked piece of penne out from next to the stove.

    A person trimming the gap filler
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You can trim them to perfectly fit your counters.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $17.98.

    6. A set of removable coasters that'll fit right in your car cupholders and keep them from getting all gross. The pull tab design makes them easy to remove so you can just pop them out when they need a good scrub down.

    Two coasters in car cupholders
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    7. A pack of leaf-shaped window decals that'll reflect ultraviolet sunlight and stop birds from crashing into your windows. They're almost invisible so they won't mess with your home decor vibes.

    Four leaf decals on a window
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $9.54. Available in three designs.

    8. A citrus-scented dryer ball that'll banish static and help your laundry dry faster so you won't have to keep restarting your machine. It's packed with essential oils so it'll leave your stuff smelling amazing, too.

    A person putting a dryer ball into a load of towels in a dryer
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $12. Available in three scents.

    9. A handy faux loonie or quarter coin so you can always get a shopping cart — even when you're fresh out of change. They're made of sturdy plastic that won't get caught in the slot and can easily be looped onto your keyring (meaning you'll never be without them).

    A person putting the coin into a grocery cart
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get the loonie coin for $3.49 and the quarter coin for $3, both from Amazon Canada. Available in seven colours.

    10. A contoured memory foam pillow that'll keep your spine in alignment so you won't wake up in pain. Reviewers say it's the perfect balance of firm and cushy and that it's great for all types of sleeping positions.

    A person sleeping with their head on the pillow
    Sagino / Via sagino.com

    It comes with two pillowcases (one white and one grey).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.99. Also available in a larger size.

    11. A pack of nutrient-dense fertilizer spikes that are packed with vitamins to keep your greenery alive and thriving. They can even help revive those on the verge of death and save you from unnecessary plant funerals.

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    I love my plants, but sometimes I'm not the best mom to them. I forget to feed them on occasion and these little spikes give them a boost when I've been a neglectful plant parent. Using them is simple: Just dig a hole with the plastic tool, shove in a plant spike, cover it with soil, and let it work its magic.

    Get a pack of 48 spikes from Amazon Canada for $10.93 (originally $13.11).

    12. This Supergoop sunscreen with SPF 40 that'll protect your face from the sun's harsh rays, without giving you a breakout. It's super smooth, non-greasy, lightweight, and won't clog your pores.

    A person holding the tube of sunscreen
    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    I usually forget to wear sunscreen. It is a very, very bad habit, especially for someone who intends on looking like a youthful, cherubic princess until their 84th birthday. I used to loathe it because of the texture and smell of the ones you get at the drugstore, which probably lead to me forgetting to incorporate it into my routine. But guess what, y'all? Times, they are a changin'. I spent my hard-earned cash to buy the sunscreen that every blogger is obsessed with, and now I am obsessed with it, too. It's super lightweight, doesn't have a scent, and applies like a primer (which means it doesn't mess with my makeup). If you have beef with most face sunscreens, I highly recommend checking this one out; it's different and it's amazing.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $45+. Available in two sizes.

    13. A pack of rug grippers that are backed with petite suction pores and will keep your carpet from sliding around on your hardwood. They'll also stop the edges from curling up, keeping everything looking sleek.

    A person applying a gripper to the back of their rug
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $15.96. Also available in a pack of eight.

    14. A tub of pancake and waffle mix so you won't have to struggle to get the measurements right and end up with a less-than-impressive stack. It'll also save you prep time and dishes (who doesn't want that?).

    The tub of mix in front of a stack of pancakes
    @stonewallkitchen / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Indigo for $11.95+. Available in seven flavours.

    15. A pair of footwear deodorizers that'll keep your kicks from stinking up your entire home. They're packed with activated charcoal that'll prevent the buildup of harmful mould, mildew, bacteria, and fungi so your feet will be healthier and happier, too.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $13.

    16. A genius water guard for your sink that'll keep water from splashing everywhere when you're doing your dishes in a hurry. The bottom of the guard is one giant suction cup so you won't need to make any renovations to install it.

    The splash guard stuck to a counter in front of a sink
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99. Available in five colours.

    17. A laptop cooling pad that'll keep your device from overheating when you've got a million tabs open at once. It can reduce both surface and internal temperature in minutes and reviewers say it's a must-have for gamers.

    A person using the cooling pad under their laptop
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It doubles as a stand and will keep your computer at the perfect angle.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.97. Available in three colours.

    18. A pair of reusable silicone mats that won't stick to your food (even without the addition of oil) so you won't have to struggle with a spatula to serve yourself dinner. They'll also replace your rolls and rolls of parchment paper, saving you space in your cupboard.

    A person using the baking sheet on a baking tray
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get a set of two from Indigo for $27.

    19. A pair of discreet anti-chafing bands that'll save your inner thighs from rubbing together and ruining your life. Reviewers say they're super comfortable and love that they don't slide around, even when they're sweating up a storm.

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    Get them on Amazon Canada for $27.99+. Available in 13 colours/styles and in sizes S—3X.

    20. A pack of furniture socks that'll protect your floors when you decide to move things around. They're made of stretchy fabric so they'll fit over chair and table legs of all sizes.

    The furniture socks on a couch and a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon Canada $23.91 (originally $27.91).

    21. A set of collapsible laundry hampers that'll encourage you to separate your darks and your lights so your clean clothes never come out the wrong colour. They have soft cloth handles on all sides, making them easy to carry to and from your laundry room.

    Laundry hampers labelled "Dark" and "Light" beside a sofa
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $45.99.

    22. A stick-on cord organizer with rose gold accents that'll keep your wires from slithering under your desk or getting tangled in your drawer. It's also a great accessory for your car if your dash is looking a little messy.

    A pile of tangled cords and several cords in the organizer
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The adhesive works on all smooth surfaces, so you can use it pretty much anywhere.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in three colours.

    23. A set adorbs egg and toast coasters that'll shield your tables from unsightly water rings and save you from scrubbing down your furniture every time you finish a beverage.

    Urban Outfitters / Via urbanoutfitters.com

    Get a set of four coasters (two eggs and two toasts) from Urban Outfitters for $14 (originally $18).

    24. A tube of Below the Belt cream that'll keep your junk smelling like a woodsy floral bouquet, instead of, well, junk. It'll also keep your nether region fresh, dry, and comfortable so you'll be doing less "adjusting" over the course of your day.

    Three tubes of Below the Belt cream in various scents
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Reviewers say it's like deodorant for their balls.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.20+. Available in three scents and in a spray version.

    25. 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 translucent enough to let the light in so you won'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 will create an awesome rainbow effect inside your home.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Available in seven sizes.

    26. A citrus reamer that'll catch seeds for you so you won't need to worry about getting unwanted crunchy bits in your paella or pasta. Reviewers love how easy it is to use and say it gets every drop of juice out of their limes and lemons.

    A person using the citrus reamer to juice a lemon over a rice dish
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.81.

    27. A bestselling toilet stamping tool that'll bless your porcelain throne with fresh-scented gel stickers. They'll clean away stains and rings with every flush and save you from having to whip out your toilet brush every week.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    This baby will save you from getting down on your hands and knees to scrub down your toilet bowl because it does the work with every flush. Using it is simple: load the gel cartridge into the stamper and click the button to apply the gel sticker to your toilet bowl. It's actually really satisfying to use and I'm happy to report it works, too! It keeps my toilet smelling fresh and saves me from having to scrub away gross build-up on the bowl, meaning I have one less chore to do every week. Each pack comes with 24 stamps and each stamp lasts about 12 days.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    28. A grooved mat to protect your countertop from your scalding-hot styling tools and keep them from rolling over the edge and onto your toes. Gotta rush out of the house while your curling iron cools down? NDB with this baby.

    A curling iron on the mat
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.57+. Also available in grey and in a pouch version.

    29. A pack of soft silicone guards that'll save you (and your kids) from bumping your bods against sharp corners in your home. Reviewers love how easy they are to install and say that they won't leave behind sticky residue or damage furniture when you remove them.

    A corner guard on the corner of a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    30. A pack of ultra-absorbent fridge liners that'll keep scum from building on your shelves and in your crispers. They're made of anti-microbial fabric and can be cut to fit any space you want to cover.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    They're machine washable, making them a cinch to clean.

    Get a pack of six sheets from Amazon Canada for $24.48+. Available in two styles and in 11 colours/patterns.

    31. A soap holder that'll keep your favourite bar from going prematurely mushy. It drains water out the bottom so you won't be dealing with a mess of soapy scum the next time you clean your bathroom.

    A bar of soap in the transparent soap holder
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with an adhesive strip to mount it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.49. Also available in white.

    32. And finally, pair of reusable liner sheets that'll catch falling pieces of food so you won't have to clean your oven on a bi-weekly basis. They can be used in microwaves and toaster ovens, too (just trim them to fit).

    An oven with a liner sheet on the bottom catching crumbs
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

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