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    27 Products Under $30 That’ll Make Cheap Stuff Look More Expensive

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    1. A set of sturdy hairpin table legs that'll instantly turn your boring coffee table or vanity into an actual work of art. Reviewers say they're easy to install and that they're strong enough to hold heavy tabletops and dressers.

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    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Available in four sizes.

    2. A set of gold double-glide shower hooks that'll make your dollar store shower curtain look a little more chic. They'll hang your curtain and liner on different prongs, making them easier to remove or switch out.

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    They also glide easily along your shower rod, making your curtain easier to open and close.

    Get a set of 12 on Amazon Canada for $15.97. Available in five colours.

    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 won't be stuck living under the cover of darkness at all times.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99+. Available in three sizes.

    4. A hand-operated label maker that you can use to mark your territory (buzz off, roommates) and keep your entire pantry organized. With a quick flex of your palm, it'll print out aesthetically-pleasing little labels that'll make your storage boxes, meal prep containers, and everything in between Pinterest worthy.

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    Unlike most electronic printers, this handheld device punches the letters into the stickers, which (in my humblest of opinions) is a lot prettier than an Arial font on a plain white background.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    5. A pack of adhesive tangerine wall decals that'll make it look like you actually spent hours wallpapering your apartment. Reviewers love how easy it is to reposition them, so they can constantly switch things up.

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    Get a pack of 32 on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    6. A pack of floral stencils that you can use to hand-print designs onto your jewelry, furniture, and everything in between. They're totally flexible, so you can even use them on curved surfaces, too.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $16.98. Available in 12 styles.

    7. A pack of crystal knobs that you can use to replace the boring ones that came on your dresser and nightstand. They're cut like diamonds, so they'll shine and reflect colours when the light hits them just right — you may even see a double rainbow in your own home!

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    Get a pack of 10 on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    8. A roll of chalkboard sticker paper that can turn pretty much any flat surface into a blackboard. Use it to write your grocery list, label your charcuterie board, or as a blank canvas for your kid's next great artwork.

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    It comes with an eraser cloth, five pieces of colored chalk, and can be trimmed to fit any surface.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.

    9. A set of stick-on vanity lights that'll brighten up your makeup station, so you're never stuck trying to do winged liner in the dark. They'll also make your mirror look like it belongs in an A-lister's dressing room, so you'll feel like a star every time you get glam.

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    "These vanity lights look beautiful, and they do a really great job at providing the perfect lighting to put on makeup. They have a dimmer as well as a light warmth adjuster, so you get to see how you'll look in ANY kind of light (which is great, because I'm tired of looking good under my bathroom lights, and realizing I'm actually orange when I step out in daylight). It took me no more than ten minutes to install them and not even one of them has come off in over two months. Plus, they come with an extra sheet of double-sided tape dots in case they do come off, or if you want to take them off and re-stick them somewhere else. I'm super happy with them! Getting ready has become a lot more fun." —Imaan Sheikh (read their full review of the stick-on vanity lights)

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    10. A bottle of itty bitty edible stars that'll make your sweet treats look like they were delivered from a high-end bakery. Now even your weakest attempts at making dessert will end in greatness (at least from a visual standpoint).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.25. Also available in four styles.

    11. A pack of patterned drawer liners that'll make your scratched-up dressers and cupboards look fancy as heck. They have a fresh linen scent, so they'll keep your home smelling great, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99. Available in three colours.

    12. A ceramic marble desk organizer that you can use to hold your makeup brushes or smaller stationery products. Reviewers say it's sturdy, so you can pack it with products and not worry about it toppling over.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99. Also available in grey.

    13. A textured throw blanket that can be used to cover up a stained couch or bedspread and will leave your room looking effortlessly chic. It has over 3,300 positive reviews and people rave about how comfy and lightweight it is.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Available in 19 colours and three sizes.

    14. A pair of apothecary bottles, if all the mismatched, multicoloured bottles in your shower drive you bonkers. They have wide mouths, so you'll easily be able to decant your shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, and soaps into them.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    15. A pack of LED strip lights that'll brighten up the dark corners of your home and give your lighting situation a serious upgrade. They're remote controlled, and you can change the colour, mode, and brightness with just the touch of a button.

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    They have tape backing, so they're a breeze to install, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    16. A pack of aesthetically-pleasing tile stickers that'll give your bathroom walls or kitchen backsplash a total makeover. They're waterproof and heat resistant, so they won't get messed up when you're kicking back in the tub or cooking at high temps.

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    Get a pack of ten on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Available in two sizes and 12 styles.

    17. A set of satin pillow cases that'll make you feel like you're staying at a five-star hotel when you crawl into bed at night. They're also cooler to sleep on than cotton alternatives, making them great for the summer months.

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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $14.99+. Available in 14 colours and three sizes.

    18. A rope plant basket that you can use to hide a boring terracotta pot. Reviewers say that it's the perfect size for snake plants and other large upright plants.

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    It's also great for clothes, fruits and veggies, laundry, and toys.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99. Available in four colours.

    19. A pack of glitter paint additive that you can use to make your walls or ceiling sparkle. It's simple to apply: just mix it in with your paint of choice and get down to business with your brush.

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    If you don't see sparkles after it dries, polish the painted area with a buffing pad.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.74. Available in 33 colours.

    20. A cozy faux sheepskin rug that'll instantly make any room in your home more stylish and conceal your less-than-perfect apartment flooring. Reviewers say it's super soft and love that it doesn't shed or have a weird chemical-y smell.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99. Available in three sizes and in grey.

    21. A pack of super-pigmented metallic acrylic paint markers that'll work on paper, stone, porcelain, plastic, fabric, metal, wood, wine glasses, and pretty much every other surface. They have ultra-fine tips, so they're great for doodling tiny details.

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    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    22. A faux fur throw pillow cover that you can use to pretty up your office chair or living room sofa. It'll add a bit of texture to your space and is soft enough to cuddle with when your dog is rudely ignoring you.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.70. Available in two sizes and five colours.

    23. A pack of glowing fairy lights that will make your bedroom or living room look downright dreamy. They're remote controlled, so you don't even need to get up to make them twinkle.

    Fairy lights and photos hanging on a wall behind a bed
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    24. A roll of water-resistant marble contact paper that'll make anything you apply it to look like a million bucks. You can use it on your countertop, laptop, furniture, and pretty much anything else.

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    It's super easy to apply — just remember to smooth out any air bubbles!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.75+. Also available in multipacks.

    25. An acrylic storage container with two pockets for your bathroom essentials and a top tray for baubles. If you buy multiples, they fit together like Lego blocks.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.80.

    26. A pack of gold vintage-inspired corner protectors that'll instantly elevate the look of a table or door. Reviewers say they're great for smaller pieces, like picture frames and decorative boxes, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.39. Available in three colours.

    27. And finally, a roll of faux wood film that you can use to make your thrifted furniture look good as new. Reviewers say it's super easy to apply, but recommend using a hairdryer on the corners to keep those lines crisp.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99+. Available in eight sizes.

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