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    27 Things That'll Make Living With Roommates So Much Easier

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    1. A handy electronic label maker so that you can mark your territory and nobody confuses what belongs to who. Here's to not waging war over a bottle of ketchup!

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    This one gives you the choice of five font sizes, seven print styles, and eight box styles for optimal customizability. It also includes three extra rolls of tape, so you won't run out anytime soon.

    Get the label maker and three rolls of tape on Amazon Canada for $40.61. Or just buy the label maker on its own for $31.25.

    2. A pair of noise-cancelling in headphones that'll block out the sound of your roommate doing the dishes, belting out Beyoncé in the shower, or "entertaining" a guest.

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    These have a built-in microphone and can be used with or without a wire, so you can walk around your house without worrying about messing around with a cord.

    Get them on Amazon for $79.99+. Available in four colours.

    3. And a pair of sound-blocking ear plugs for when you want to call it a night but your roommate is still wide awake and making noise. These adjust to your ear, so you'll barely feel like you're wearing them.

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    They're also waterproof, washable, BPA-free, and hypoallergenic.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    4. A set of durable acrylic bins that'll help you keep your food separate and divide your fridge real estate evenly. They'll also keep gunk from building up on your fridge's shelves, so you won't have to deep clean it as often.

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    This six-piece set include two wide drawers, two narrow drawers, one can dispenser, and one egg drawer. You may want to invest in two to maximize your organization.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $43.99.

    5. A vertical wall rack that'll free up some serious floor space and keep you safe from indoor bike accidents (yes, it turns out those are a thing).

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    This one can hold up to 40 pounds and includes a mount to a wall stud as well as a tire tray to keep your walls free from tread marks. Your landlord will thank you for that.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.48. Also available in silver and without the tire tray.

    6. A TubShroom that’ll trap hair before it goes down the drain, keeping it clog-free. This gadget will save you from fighting over who's going to clean all of the gross stuff out of your bathtub since it's so easy to use.

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    Yes, you'll still have to empty your TubShroom, but that's a lot easier than snaking your drain and a lot cheaper than hiring a plumber.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Available in five colours and a two-pack.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom.

    7. A multi-level shoe rack so that your entryway doesn't turn into a sea of stray boots, shoes, and slippers that's impossible to navigate.

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    This one comfortable fits up to 20 pairs of shoes, but if you get creative with how you stack them, you may be able to fit more.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+. Also available in silver.

    8. A bottle of Poo-Pourri spray to save you from any awkward bathroom encounters and keep your bathroom smelling fresh.

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    It traps unpleasant bathroom odours and is more effective than using an entire bottle of air freshener.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.95. Also available in a two-pack.

    9. An entryway mail organizer with separate sections for you and your roommate. This one also has key hooks, so those won't got MIA, either.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.46.

    10. A set of sweary ceramic coasters that'll remind everyone to take care of your furniture, because there's a good chance they'll forget otherwise.

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    These even have cork backing to stop them from scratching your tabletop.

    Get a set of eight on Amazon for $48.67.

    11. A sectioned out shower caddy so that you can separate your shampoo and conditioner from your roommates'.

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    If you use the same brands, you might want to double down and label your products, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.43+. Also available in black.

    12. Or, if your roommates are prone to stealing your precious products, a portable mesh shower caddy that you can store in your bedroom when you're not using it.

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    This one has eight pockets and a massive center section, so you should be able to squeeze in everything from your body lotion to your towel.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.74+. Available in ten colours.

    13. A set of Bluetooth tracker tiles that you can attach to your important stuff so that your treasures don't go MIA when your roommate goes on a cleaning spree (if that ever happens).

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    Attach the Tile to your belongings, and then use the app on your phone to send a signal to the Tile to make it ring. Simply follow the sound and you’ll find ’em in a flash.

    Get a set of two Tile Slim and two Tile Mates for $68.39 on Amazon Canada.

    14. A plastic bag holder to store all the random plastic bags you and your housemates have accumulated. Yes, this will somehow happen even if you use your own totes on the regular.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    15. A stylish toilet paper holder that looks pretty and will keep your excess toilet rolls in full view so that you know when it's time for a refill.

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    Nothing's worse than finding out you don't have any toilet paper when it's too late.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.88.

    16. A split laundry basket that's separated into two sections so that you and you and your roommate don't mix up your jeans or underwear.

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    This one also looks nicer than your average plastic hamper, so it'll pretty up your bathroom or laundry room, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    17. A dishwasher magnet that'll save you from brawling with your roommate over throwing their pasta covered plate in with your fresh, beautiful dishes.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.49.

    18. An over-the-door towel rack with enough space for everyone's robes and towels. Essential, because you don't know rage until you've found your towel where it ought not to be (the floor).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    19. A wall-mounted magnetic bulletin board that you can use to leave messages for each other. Just remember to keep 'em nice, nobody likes a passive aggressive note.

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    You can use magnets and push pins with this one.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.24.

    20. A compact charging station that you can use to power up all of your devices at once. No more drawing straws for the last available outlet in your living room!

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    This one comes with seven baffles for phones and tablets, one baffle for smart watch, and a six-pack of mixed charging cables (four Apple lightning cords, one micro corn, and one type C cord).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46.99.

    21. An essential oil diffuser that you can use to mask unwanted scents. Like if someone forgot to take out the garbage...again.

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    Don't forget to grab some oils, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.99+. Available in three colours.

    22. An expandable kitchen counter shelf to create more room in your (probably) overflowing cupboards. You can also use it in the bathroom or in your linen closet for cleaning supplies.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.12. Available in three colours and two styles.

    23. A folding storage ottoman that you can turn into a massive junk drawer when you've decided to throw a last-minute party. Your guests will never know how messy you and your roommates actually are.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99. Also available in brown.

    24. A surge-protecting outlet bank that'll keep your electronics charged and your hydro bill low. This one has six rotatable outlets, so you can plug in your computers, TV, lights, and whatever else without twisting their cords to death.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in a style with four outlets and two USB ports.

    25. A set of spring-loaded bamboo dividers that'll evenly separate smaller spaces, like your kitchen and bathroom drawers.

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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $22.99+. Also available in a pack of four.

    26. A set of colourful velcro straps to organize your cords and wires. Each roommate can choose a colour so you don't confuse what belongs to whom.

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    Get a pack of 20 on Amazon Canada for $10.99. Also available in black and packs of 50.

    27. And finally, an apology notepad for when you and your roommates get in the occasional heated argument.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.82.

    Now you won't be this kind of roommate:

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