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    29 Products That Seem Like Impulse Buys, But Are Actually Really Useful

    They're pretty darn practical.

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    1. A genius glass-cleaning doodad that'll suction right to the base of your sink and make cleaning cups and mugs a total breeze. Reviewers say it's perfect for more delicate glasses that you don't want to put through the dishwasher.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.66+. Also available in grey.

    2. This fancy Nails Inc. base coat that's basically a superfood smoothie for your talons. It's made with kale, pomegranate seed oil, aloe vera, and other good-for-you ingredients that'll hydrate and heal your nails, helping them grow long and strong.

    A person holding a bottle of the base coat in front of a palm plant
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $20.

    3. A trio of Vick's aromatherapy tablets that'll help ease your cold symptoms while you scrub-a-dub-dub. They contain a blend of menthol, eucalyptus, and camphor, so you'll leave your shower feeling refreshed and decongested.

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    Get a pack of three tablets on Amazon Canada for $5.97.

    4. A transparent universal knife block that'll keep your pointiest cooking tools safe, sharp, and organized. Reviewers love that it doesn't take up a ton of counter space, but can hold over a dozen knives at once.

    The transparent knife block on a counter filled with blades of different shapes and sizes
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52. Available in three styles.

    5. An identity theft roller stamp that'll keep prying eyes away from your important information. If you don't have a shredder, this is the most efficient way to block out your name, address, and numbers on documents before you toss them.

    A person using the roller on a DHL invoice
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    You can grab refill ink for it here.

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

    6. A steel toilet paper holder that'll clip right to your tank, so you'll always have an extra roll within reach. If you're lacking storage space under your sink, you probably need this in your life.

    The toilet paper holder clipped to the tank of a toilet
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.11. Also available in a larger size.

    7. A tub of reef-safe SPF 50+ sunscreen butter that's designed for high-elevation sports, like skiing and snowboarding. One reviewer says it's also great for preventing windburn, so you'll probably want to stock up before winter rears its ugly head.

    A person holding the sunscreen butter in front of flowers
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.

    8. A shower attachment with an eight-foot cord that'll make giving your four-legged friend a bath a whole lot easier. Reviewers love that they can attach it to both their shower head and garden hose, and say that it helps cut down tub time, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.97.

    9. A basketball-themed bottle opener with a tiny net that'll catch your caps. It has a super-strong magnetic back, so it'll cling to your refrigerator (meaning you won't have to fiddle around with a hammer and nails to mount it).

    A person cracking open a beer with the bottle opener
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    It also comes with adhesive strips, if you'd prefer to mount it on a wall.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    10. A pair of ergonomic nesting colanders with curved handles that'll make it easy for you to pour out your pasta water. They have tiny feet that'll keep them upright in your sink, so you won't have to worry about them toppling over when you're using them hands free.

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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $18.34.

    11. A pack of flexible hair-curling rods that'll give your bouncy, effortless curls overnight, without damaging your hair. Reviewers love that they even work on all hair types (even extremely fine strands).

    A person doing their nails on their bed with their hair in the curling rods
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    They come with a storage case, so they won't take over your bathroom drawers.

    Get a pack of 42 rods on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    12. A pair of art supply stations that'll keep your pens, pencils, and paintbrushes from taking over your desk. Reviewers say it's also great for drying and holding beauty tools, if your brush collection is starting to get a bit out of control.

    An art supply holder with several paintbrushes and pencil crayons inside
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    Each holder has space for 96 tools.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    13. An oil and wax applicator that'll make cleaning your wooden utensils, cupboards, and cutting boards a cinch. The sponge tip will help consistently apply products and the ergonomic handle will make scrubbing a breeze.

    A person using the applicator to clean a cutting board
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.95. Also available in a larger size.

    14. A case of hypoallergenic earring backs that'll come in handy the next time the fasteners for your studs go MIA. They're also a great alternative if metal earring backs tend to pinch or irritate your lobes.

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    Because they're soft and flexible, they can accommodate all sizes of posts.

    Get a pack of 1000 for $7.99. Available in six styles.

    15. A bottle of It Cosmetics concealer that doubles as a drying lotion, so it'll cover and treat your zits at the same time. Reviewers say that it's easy to blend and doesn't draw attention to their zits, like traditional formulas tend to do.

    The bottle of concealer surrounded by swatches of product
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    It's packed with zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, tea tree, sulfur, and an AHA/BHA complex to rid your skin of pimples. If your skin reacts to new products, you may want to do a patch test before fully committing.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $38 or It Cosmetics Canada for $22.80. Available in seven shades.

    16. A trio of hangable moisture-absorbing bags that'll protect your clothing and accessories from water damage, and help keep odours at bay, too. They have a fresh scent, so they'll leave your closet smelling like a million bucks.

    A moisture-absorbing bag hanging on a closet rod in front of shirts
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    Each bag can last up to 60 days.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $26.97+. Also available in a lavender vanilla scent.

    17. A sock organizer with breathable mesh dividers that'll keep the top drawer of your dresser from becoming a sea of chaos. Reviewers say it's also great for keeping ties and underwear organized.

    The sock organizer filled with neatly folded pairs of socks
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.59+. Also available in grey and in a larger size.

    18. A bottle of face mask spray that'll cleanse your mask between uses, so you won't have to stress if you don't have time to throw it in the wash. It's made with essential oils (including lavender and tea tree) that make it smell like a dream and will banish gross, maskne-causing bacteria.

    A bottle of face mask refreshing spray on top of a mask
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    Get it from Simons for $15.

    19. A tub of jewelry cleaner that'll restore all your precious baubles to their former, sparkly glory. It's safe to use on semi-precious stones, so you won't have to worry about messing up your grandma's opals and sapphires.

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    It comes with a dip tray and brush, making the whole process a cinch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.

    20. A tub of this Kiehl's overnight lip mask that'll help repair your dry, cracked pout while you snooze. You can also use it as a 15-minute mask, if you need a quick fix before you start your day.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $30 or Kiehl's Canada for $30.

    21. A pair of extra-large soft organizer bins that'll slide right under your bed for easy storage. They have handles that make them easy to pull out and clear tops, so you can see exactly what's kicking around inside.

    A storage bin pulled out from under a bed
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    Their size makes them great for storing linens, too.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in grey.

    22. A stingray-shaped bath stopper that'll suction around your drain, instead of plugging it. Reviewers love that it doesn't get jammed like traditional stoppers and say that it's a great alternative for people who have mobility issues.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    23. A BPA-free drink lid for your Mason jar that'll instantly turn it into a to-go cup. Reviewers love that it makes their jar collection even more versatile and say that the pour spout is large enough to drink smoothies out of.

    A mason jar filled with lemonade and the drink lid attached to the top
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.01.

    24. A bendable facial hair epilator that removes hair at its root, instead of shaving it off, so your peach fuzz will grow back thinner and less coarse. Reviewers love that it's a more budget-friendly option than waxing and say that it's pretty painless, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available in black.

    25. A loop-style keychain that'll fit around your wrist, so you'll never have to dig around your bottomless pit of a bag for your keys again. You can also use it to accessorize your ID badge, if your workplace requires one.

    A loop-style keychain with keys on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in 15 patterns and in a necklace style.

    26. A heat-resistant silicone mat that doubles as a travel pouch for your heat tools. Reviewers say it's saved their countertops and that it keeps their straighteners and curlers from rolling around.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.06+. Also available in grey.

    27. This foam mattress topper, if you want to upgrade the bed you already have, instead of splurging on a whole new sleeping situation. It's packed with temperature-regulating gel beads that'll keep you from overheating in the middle of the night.

    A mattress topper on a mattress next to a nightstand
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    It has over 18,000 positive reviews and people say it's huge a lifesaver if you're currently dealing with a too-firm mattress.

    Get it in queen size on Amazon Canada for $124.99. Available in two thicknesses and sizes twin-California king.

    28. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sheets that'll make cleaning up messes in hard-to-reach places a lot easier. They're more flexible than the OG Magic Eraser, meaning you can get them into tinier nooks and crannies.

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    They're great for messes in microwaves, stoves, bathrooms, and pretty much everywhere else in your home. I recently dyed my hair and, because I'm messy, got splotches all over my sink, floor, and walls. You know what helped me get rid of all those unwanted marks? One of these babies.

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada $2.97. Also available in a pack of 16 sheets.

    29. And finally, a pair of blind spot mirrors that'll give you a better view of your surroundings, so you stay safe and sound while you're cruising. Reviewers say they're especially great for parallel parking (if it's not exactly your strong suit).

    A blind spot mirror showing a wide view of the road on a highway
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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $9.50. Available in three styles.

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