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    56 Amazon Canada Finds That Seem Kind Of Boring, But Are Actually Really Useful

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    1. A pack of tie-free shoelaces that'll transform your favourite sneakers into slip-ons. Reviewers say they make shoes super easy to slide on and off and that they don't loosen when they break into a sprint.

    A pair of shoes with tie-free shoelaces on them

    2. A change holder that'll fit perfectly into your cupholder. Now you won't have to go digging in your glove compartment or centre console to find funds when you're in need of a loonie or toonie.

    A person putting a coin into the holder

    3. A monthly pill box organizer to keep all your tablets and capsules in order. Because it has sections for day and night, you won't mix up when you should be taking 'em.

    The monthly pill organizer filled with capsules

    4. A backseat extender so you can *finally* give your dog the lounge space they deserve in your car. It'll also create a barrier between your front and backseat, so you won't end up with a barky passenger by your side.

    A got in the backseat of a car

    5. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets that are more effective than bleach and will save you from having to scrub down your entire machine. All you need to do is throw one in, set your washer for a regular cycle, and let it do its thing.

    6. A pack of reusable cup lids that'll keep your beverages warm and prevent spillage. If you're one of those people who likes to bring their mug in the car or on walks, these are sure to come in handy.

    Silicone lids on several different mugs and cups

    7. A cord wrap if your cables are constantly in a tangled mess. Reviewers love that it keeps their earbuds from getting knotted and that the bright colour makes it easy to find in the bottom of their bags.

    8. A pocketed armrest cover to keep your collection of remotes and magazines from sliding between your couch cushions. As an added bonus, it'll give your sofa a bit of extra protection against cat scratches and spills.

    The cover on an armrest filled with random stuff

    9. A pair of stainless steel tongue scrapers that you can use to rid your mouth of nasty buildup and bacteria. Reviewers rave about how using them has helped freshen their breath, too!

    A set of tongue scrapers beside their package

    10. A Cuisinart defrosting tray that'll thaw your chicken breasts, steaks, and pork chops a whole lot faster than just leaving them out on your counter. Reviewers say it can defrost rock-solid meat in as quickly as half an hour.

    Two steaks on the defrosting tray

    11. A pack of Korean exfoliating washcloths you can use to buff away dead skin with, like, zero effort. They'll leave your whole bod feeling smooth as heck and can even get rid of stubborn body acne and blackheads.

    Alice wearing one of the washcloths on her hand

    12. An extra-large mat that'll keep your entryway free of salt stains when winter rears its ugly head. It has rubber backing that'll keep it from moving around and a thick fabric topper that'll help you get muck off your treads.

    Three pairs of boots on the mat

    13. A magnetic charger you can snap right to the back of your phone. If your device's charging port is broken and busted (or even just a lil' finnicky), this will probs be your new favourite thing.

    The charger magnetized to the back of an iPhone

    14. An Apple remote holder if you're someone who always misplaces their clicker. It's almost as slim as the remote, so you can stick it to smaller surfaces, like door frames and table legs, with ease.

    The remote holder with a remote in it on the side of a house

    15. A bucket of crack-resistant spackle that goes on pink, but dries white, so you'll know when you're ready to sand. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, meaning you can use it to touch up just about any crack or crevice in or around your home.

    16. A pair of headrest hooks that'll make stowing away shopping bags, purses, and garment bags a cinch. They'll clip right onto your car headrests and will ensure that your backseat doesn't turn into a floordrobe.

    Two hooks on a headrest, on has a bag on it

    17. A cat litter mat that'll trap the granules your cat drags out of their litter box so they won't end up all over your house. You can easily pour the excess litter back into your feline friend's box so it'll reduce waste, too.

    A person pouring kitty litter back into their litter box

    18. A plastic bag holder to keep your trove of totes organized and easily accessible. Now you won't have to waste space by dedicating an entire cupboard to them.

    The plastic bag holder on the door of a cupboard

    19. An eight-pack of magnetic fasteners if your duvet cover always pops open and you're on the hunt for a more secure solution than the flimsy buttons it came with. Just spear the fabric with one of the pins and put on a backing to hold it in place. When you're ready to remove it, use the included magnetic key to pull the pieces apart and you'll be good to go.

    20. A pair of squeeze bottles that'll come in handy for all your culinary adventures. Thanks to their precision tips, they'll help you control how much oil or sauce your doling out and where you're aiming it.

    Two squeeze bottles on a counter next to a stove

    21. A flexible pasta strainer that you can clip right onto the edge of your pot or pan. If you've ever accidentally burned your hands with scalding water while pouring out your pasta water, this may be your new best friend.

    A person pouring pasta water into their sink through the strainer

    22. 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 it).

    A person putting the coin into a grocery cart

    23. A pair of adhesive shower rod holders that'll save you from having to drill into the walls of your rental to get some privacy while you scrub-a-dub-dub. Reviewers say they're surprisingly sturdy and that they're more reliable than using a plain 'ol tension rod.

    The steps of someone installing the adhesive shower rod holders

    24. A silicone dishwasher net that'll keep your cookware and utensils from moving around while your appliance gets down to business. If you want your dishes to stay firmly in place, you can even poke them through the holes.

    25. An AirTag wallet that'll help you keep track of your essentials. It has enough space for five credit cards, six bills, and (of course) an Apple AirTag.

    The AirTag wallet on a table with cards and an AirTag inside

    26. A drain stopper that'll block your drain so you won't be stuck sitting in a shallow puddle. Kiss your half-filled baths goodbye, because you basically own a spa now.

    The doodad blocking a drain

    27. A pair of Gore-Tex fabric patches so you can repair your priciest camping gear and jackets. There's no sewing required — simply peel off their backings, smack them over any rips or tears, and apply pressure and/or heat to adhere them.

    A person blow drying a patch onto a jacket

    28. A clip-on organizer that you can strap to your front seat to reduce clutter in your car. It has a ton of pockets and will zip up into an easy-to-tote bag, so you can easily get it from point A to point B.

    29. A wall mount hook that'll give your mop or broom a home so it never goes MIA again. It has a strong adhesive backing, meaning you won't even have to bust out a drill to install it.

    A person hanging the mount hooks on a wall

    30. A set of acrylic bins that'll help you organize that mess you call your fridge. I also use them to keep my socks and undies in order and to stop clutter from taking over my desk in my office.

    Two filled bins stacked in a pantry

    31. A pair of compression socks that have extra padding to support your arches, ankles, heels, and Achilles tendons. They'll relieve pain and discomfort, and help improve blood flow to alleviate any swelling.

    A person sitting on a yoga mat pulling on the compression socks

    32. A Brothboxx that you can use to freeze your tasty soup bases into gigantic, long-lasting cubes. Each section can hold up to one cup of broth, so you can easily defrost single servings.

    The Brothboxx with soup in it on a cutting board surrounded by veggies

    33. A pair of space-saving collapsible colanders that'll be a true blessing if your kitchen cabinets are already stuffed with pots, pans, and cooking gadgets. Reviewers love how thick the handles are and say they give them extra grip when they're draining pasta.

    Two collapsible colanders filled with veggies

    34. A split extension cord that reaches six feet on both sides, so you and your partner will have equal access to a power source when you're in bed. Now you won't have to create a chain of cords to light up the lamps on your bedside tables.

    35. A toilet paper stand that'll ensure you always have a fresh roll (and backup) next to your porcelain throne. It even has a little shelf at the top where you can place your phone while you do your business.

    The toilet paper holder with several rolls of toilet paper inside

    36. A pack of cabinet locks that'll stop your baby from busting into your pantry when you're not looking. Reviewers say they're essential for anyone with curious pets, too.

    A person closing the cabinet lock

    37. A weekly expense tracker that you probably need if you have trouble sticking to a budget. It'll help you figure out where you should be putting your money and see the financial impact of day-to-day spending over the course of a year.

    38. A foldable Squatty Potty that'll put your bod in the perfect squat position and basically make you a pro at pooping. Reviewers say the way it corrects their toilet posture keeps everything flowing the way Mother Nature intended.

    39. A 15-pack of stair treads that'll save you from taking a spill down your steepest steps. They have adhesive backing that'll keep them firmly in place so you won't be slipping and sliding around in your socks.

    40. An ultra-plush bath mat so you won't take a dive on your slippery bathroom floor when you step out of the shower. It has rubber backing to keep it firmly in place while you shake off extra water and whip your hair back and forth.

    A person stepping onto the bath mat

    41. A pair of skidproof laptop feet that'll magnetize to the bottom of your device and keep it propped up on an angle so it won't overheat. Reviewers say they're great for generating airflow and that they help improve their posture, too.

    The feet under a laptop

    42. A laundry guide sign that'll save you from accidentally shrinking your fave sweater or dying all your white clothes pink. It's made of metal, meaning it won't get messed up if it gets splashed while you're hand-washing your bras.

    A person holding out the sign in front of them

    43. A pack of adhesive door bumpers that'll muffle the sound and impact of slamming drawers and doors. They can also be used as feet on appliances to protect your countertops and floors.

    A door bumper protecting a wall from a cabinet door

    44. A productivity notepad to help you keep all of your essential tasks for the day top of mind. It has space for appointments, water intake, health and fitness goals, and much, much more.

    A person writing on the notepad on a marble desk

    45. A retractable travel lint roller that'll help you de-fuzz while you're out and about. Reviewers say it's ultra sticky and love that it doesn't eat up too much space in their bags (it's about the size of a highlighter).

    46. A hanging luggage scale that'll help you pack like a pro (and skip being faced with extra charges when you get to the airport). It's small enough to fit in your backpack or carry-on bag, so you can bring it with you on your adventures, too.

    A person holding a suitcase with the luggage scale

    47. A pack of mess-free slow cooker liners so you won't have to clean your entire appliance every time you make soup or stew. Reviewers say they're super durable and don't break, even when they're whipping up a huge batch of something.

    A slow cooker with two liner bags inside of it

    48. A pack of chair sliders so your furniture can glide effortlessly across tile or carpet without hitting snags. You can screw them in (they come with all the hardware you'll need) or attach them with adhesive strips if you plan on removing them later down the line.

    A chair in a bedroom featuring a closeup of the slider

    49. A set of acrylic shelf dividers that'll help you (finally) get your wardrobe in order. If your closet is already under control, you could also use them to separate pantry goods or even as bookends.

    50. A silicone pouch that'll keep smaller items (like baby bottle caps and reusable straws) from janglin' about in your dishwasher. It's totally flexible and can be folded both vertically and horizontally, so you can customize it to fit your bits and bobs.

    A person placing the filled pouch onto the top rack of their dishwasher

    51. A hook organizer that you can attach right to your light switch, so your go-to items (like your keys and masks) never go MIA. It'll fit right onto your existing light switch plate, meaning you won't need to make any major renovations to install it.

    52. An over-the-sink rack that you can use to dry your freshly-washed dishes and rinse your fruits and veggies. You can also use it as a trivet when you need a place to put a piping-hot pot or pan.

    Three cups on the rack over a sink

    53. A roll of caulk strip tape that's a lot less messy to work with than silicone sealants. It's waterproof and mouldproof, so you won't need to worry about grossness building up under or around it.

    A person cutting a piece of caulk tape

    54. A trio of denim waistband extenders that'll make your jeans, shorts, and skirts fit perfectly. Gone are the days of doing a full-blown workout routine to button up your pants (good riddance 👋).

    55. A plastic bag dispenser that you can stuff with all your Ziplocs. Now they won't take up an entire drawer and you'll actually be able to find the size you need without rifling through everything.

    Several plastic bags in the organizer

    56. And finally, an over-the-door towel rack with two bars that'll save you from hanging all of your kitchen linens from your oven. You could also use it in your bathroom for your extra hand towels.

    Two towels on the rack

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