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    28 Useful Things That’ll Help Fix Almost Everything In Your House

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    1. A 4-in-1 patching tool that'll help you make minor repairs around your apartment walls, without enlisting the help of your landlord or a handyman.

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    It includes spackle, primer, a putty knife, and a sanding pad.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.39+. Also available in a pack of six.

    2. A pack of super strong Gorilla Glue that'll help you put broken things back together. It's strong enough to withstand intense weather, so your stuff will remain intact even through a heat wave or polar vortex.

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    It takes a few hours to dry, but the end result is worth it.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $8.97.

    3. A roll of waterproof screen repair tape that can mend torn screens in a matter of seconds. Just cut it, stick it on, and voila! Your screen will be as good as new.

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    Reviewers say it's easy to use and extremely durable.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.95. Also available in black.

    4. A mini drain snake that could actually save you a fortune on a plumber. This one has 4,000 micro-hooks and extends to 18 inches, so you should easily be able to locate and remove the source of your problems.

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    If you've got long hair that sheds into your drain every time you take a shower, you probs need this.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.95. Also available in version with a longer handle.

    5. A non-slip rug pad that'll keep your carpet from migrating around your floor and bunching up (a major tripping hazard). Reviewers love it because they can cut it to fit the exact size of their rugs.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.80. Available in several sizes.

    6. A bottle of bestselling leather conditioner that'll breathe a second life into everything from your couch to your computer chair. It can also be used to protect new leather, so go ahead and slather it on your bags, furniture, and everything else you own.

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    It's non toxic, non solvent, not sticky, and has no odour.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.95. Also available in a larger size.

    7. An adhesive draft stopper that'll block hot or cold air (depending on the time of year) from escaping your room so that you don't have to crank your heater or air conditioner. It'll keep your space at the perfect temp and it'll probably save you some serious $$$ on your hydro bill.

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    It also helps with pest control and keeps noise from traveling.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    8. A mini power scrubber that's basically an electric toothbrush for all your home cleaning needs. Reviewers say it's great for scrubbing gunk out of grout and tiles, and is even awesome for shining tarnished jewelry.

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    It comes with a 1" scrubber head, and you can purchase a backup or a ½" scrubber head to get into smaller nooks and crannies, separately.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    9. Or a grout pen that’ll cover up more permanent blemishes between your tiles in a few easy strokes. They're anti-bacterial and help prevent mould from reappearing.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12+. Available in three colours and two sizes.

    10. A pack of furniture protecting socks that'll save your floors from getting scuffed. They also help reduce noise, so your downstairs neighbours won't hate you if you decide to do a bit of feng shui in the middle of the night.

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    They're machine washable and can stretch to fit most pieces of furniture.

    Get a pack of 20 for $20.57. Available in five colours.

    11. A non-toxic lavender and green tea candle that'll banish pet smells and make your home smell like a million bucks instead of a zoo. It can burn for up to 70 hours, so you'll get plenty of use out of it.

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    They are made from 100% soy wax and are free of dyes and allergens.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.44+. Available in 15 scents.

    12. Or a mini cactus diffuser that you don't have to forget to blow out at the end of the night. It'll pretty up your desk or bedside table, and won't die if you forget to water it.

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    It comes with a fresh scent, but if that's not your thing, you can grab your own set of essential oils.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.25.

    13. A flexible coil brush that'll help you get every speck of dust, pet hair, and lint out of your dryer and vents. It has a rubber tip to save your appliances from getting scratched up while you clean.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.29.

    14. A revolutionary TubShroom that’ll trap hair before it goes down the drain, keeping it clog-free. This gadget will probably save you from hiring a plumber and fighting with your roommate over who's going to clean all of the gross stuff out of your bathtub.

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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. Read a full review of this handy gadget here.

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

    15. A set of downright adorable animal cord protectors that'll keep your wires in place and save them from fraying when they're on their last legs, so you don't have to buy new ones.

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    Get a set of 18 on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    16. A pack of wood markers that'll cover up any scuffs on unwanted grooves on your wooden furniture. Consider these the concealers of the coffee table world.

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    It includes six repair markers, six wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.24.

    17. A pack of ant traps that'll fix your pest problem once and for all. It comes with six borax-infused bait stations that you can strategically hide in your cupboards.

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    One BuzzFeed editor says they're super effective and that the results are simultaneously disgusting and satisfying.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    18. A pack of absorbent liner sheets that'll keep scum from building in your fridge. They're made of durable fabric and can be cut to fit any space you want to cover.

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    They're machine washable, so if you spill something, you can just throw them in with your laundry.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.79+. Also available in a trellis pattern and a state leaf pattern.

    19. A snowflake multi-tool that'll solve all your little problems. It has 19 devices, including a Phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, boxcutter, bottle opener, and more.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99. Available in a smaller size and a colourful edition.

    20. A set of adorable owl pan scrapers that can tackle hardened food off your pots and pans with ease, unlike your regular old sponges.

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    They're BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $7.97.

    21. A pack of adhesive door bumpers that will muffle the sound of slamming drawers and doors. Reviewers say they stay in place perfectly and are an awesome value for the price.

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    Get a pack of 200 on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in ten sizes.

    22. A cooktop cleaning kit that'll get rid of any gunk on your stovetop without scratching its surface. Reviewers say this kit is better than anything they've used before and works some serious magic on burnt-on messes.

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    It comes with cleaning solution, a scraper, and a pad tool.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.49.

    23. A bottle of wood restoring solution that removes everything from water rings to light scratches. If your furniture has been put through the wringer, this may be the solution to your problems.

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    You don't even need to sand your furniture before using it!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.35. Available in eight colours.

    24. A bottle of miracle liquid cleanser that can be used on copper, tile, ceramic, porcelain and stainless steel. It'll help you clean your entire apartment without a thousand different sprays and gels, and probably save you some money, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.99. It's available in spray foam and powder, too.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser.

    25. A rubber broom that can rid your carpets of pet hair, squeegee your windows, and clean up spills on your floors. Reviewers love how it's not just a one-trick pony and say it works better than any regular broom they've tried.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.05.

    26. A pack of mouldable glue that can be used on aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, and even some fabrics. Whether you need to repair a frayed cord or create a hook for your toothbrush, this stuff will come in handy.

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    Get a pack of eight pieces on Amazon Canada for $25.99+. Available in seven colour variety packs.

    27. A bottle of stain and odour eliminator that'll get rid of pet messes in just a few spritzes. Reviewers say it works on pee, poop, vomit, and pretty much every other gross thing your pet does.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.94+. Available in a 32-ounce bottle, a set of two, and a one-gallon bottle.

    28. And finally, a roll of marble duct tape to fix all your problems and make your mistakes look pretty as heck.

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    If marble isn't your thing, there are 66 other patterns to choose from.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.13+.

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