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    23 Products That Are So Useful, They Basically Pay For Themselves

    Helpful things you'll use all the dang time!

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    1. A microwave popcorn bowl that'll make you the perfect movie-theatre snack without any extra oil or butter. It'll also save you from creating extra waste with popcorn bags when you've got a hankering for a salty snack.

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    Get it on Simons for $8.

    2. A pack of jewelry-cleaning wipes that'll make your baubles shine with the light of a thousand suns. It's safe to use on gold, silver, gemstones, and costume jewelry, so go ahead and makeover your entire collection.

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    Get a pack of 25 cloths on Simons for $15.

    3. A set of hypoallergenic, reusable hedgehog dryer balls to help soften your clothes and make them dry faster. Good for the environment and great for your hydro bill!

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    Get a set of two on Simons for $13.

    4. A microfibre hair towel that'll help prevent breakage, split ends, and frizz. It also works its magic faster than a traditional towel, so you won't be tempted to give up and turn to your blowdryer.

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    Get it on Simons for $19.99.

    5. A set of colourful water bottle sponges that will clean your canteen without any fancy brushes or maneuvering. You just pop them right into your bottle, shake them around with some soap and water, and voila! You're donezo.

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    Get a set of four on Simons for $7.50.

    6. A dozen reusable garden markers that'll help you remember what's growing where. It comes with chalk that you can use to write out the names of all your herbs and plants.

    Four reusable garden markers in a flower box filled with plants
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    Get a set of 12 on Simons for $7.50.

    7. A champagne stopper, in case you don't finish every last drop of bubbly in the bottle and want to save some for later. It can keep your sparkling wine fresher for longer, so you can take your sweet time polishing it off.

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    Get it on Simons for $6.

    8. This petite floating humidifier that you can pop into any glass of water. If you want a spa-like experience, go ahead and pop in a few drops of essential oil.

    A floating humidifier in a glass of water
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    Get it on Simons for $14.

    9. A Vanity Planet scalp massager that can be used in and out of the shower. It can increase blood flow to your scalp to encourage hair growth, distribute your scalp's natural oils to promote shine, and even help control dandruff (everything we all want).

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    "I completely expected this to pull my hair when dry, especially at times when I don't add any oil, but it proved my narcissistic self wrong! Not only does it keep my hair tangle-free, it moves so smoothly I constantly use it on my dry hair when I have a headache or feel stressed. This has saved me so much time (and water) when I'd usually take a bath to relax." —Mallory Mower

    Get it on Free People for $26.80. Also available in green.

    10. This set of fruity felt drink markers that'll save you from accidentally swapping beverages with your friends and family. The soft material won't scratch your stemware, so you don't need to worry about scuffing your favourite glasses.

    A pile of felt drink markers next to a glass of wine
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    Get a set of 12 on Simons for $2.99.

    11. This massive Free People scrunchie that's hella cute and will keep your hair from turning into a tangled mess while you sleep. It'll also elevate the look of any messy bun, so you can look kind of put together, even on your laziest days.

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    "At first I just loved it because it was so pretty — it is the perfect intersection of sophisticated and juuuust a lil' extra — but I've noticed it's actually been great for keeping my hair from tangling overnight. Not only that, but it's a quick fix on days when I'm not really feeling my hair at all. Suddenly that sloppy bun I shove my hair in before planting myself at my laptop all day is ~avant garde~." —Emma Lord

    Get it on Free People Canada for $16.08. Available in 12 colours.

    12. A cartoon-y sloth toothbrush holder that'll keep your toothbrush from collecting germs on your countertop (ew). This little guy can suction to tiles or mirrors, making it easy to find space for.

    A sloth toothbrush holder stuck to a tile holding a bamboo toothbrush
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    Get it on Simons for $6.50.

    13. A pair of protective nonmedical masks that have a colourful pattern on one side and basic black on the other, giving you the best of both worlds. The set comes with one round mask and one rectangular mask, so you've got options when it comes to style, too.

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    They have built-in filters to keep you safe!

    Get a set of two on Simons for $35.

    14. A set of cat-shaped sponges that'll clear away hardened food from your dishes without a ton of elbow grease. These cute kittens are hard on built-up grime, but easy on your dishes, so you don't have to worry about scratching your favourite plates.

    Three cat-shaped sponges laid out on a table
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    Get a pack of three on Simons for $11.

    15. A pack of acne patches that'll suck all the gross stuff out of your zits and magically make them disappear overnight. They have super-thin edges that'll blend in with your skin and can be used for larger breakouts on your cheeks, forehead, back, and chin (you can trim 'em for smaller blemishes).

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    Get a pack of 10 strips on SkinStore for $17.99.

    16. A set of bubble food-saver lids that you can stretch over bowls to seal in flavour. It comes with four different sizes that'll fit everything from cans of beans to giant mixing bowls.

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    You can even put them directly onto food to keep freshness locked in.

    Get a set of four from Simons for $30.

    17. A trio of mouldable, reusable beeswax wraps that'll have you kissing plastic wrap goodbye for good. Just use the heat of your hands to put them into action.

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    It's made of organic cotton treated with jojoba oil and tree resin, and works just like the alternative but is washable, reusable, and compostable. It's also a lot thicker, so it can hold more watery foods, like tofu, without any leakage. This set comes with three sizes, the smaller ones are great for fruits and veggies, and covering bowls, and the larger one is awesome for loaves of bread

    Get a pack of three on Simons for $30.

    18. A collapsible mug that's made of recycled materials and is totally leakproof. It's smaller than a fist when folded up, so you can just pop in in your bag or glove compartment when it's not in use. Later days, single-use cups.

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    It comes with a reusable straw that can be stored inside when it's folded up.

    Get it on Simons for $20.

    19. A pack of no-show socks that won't ruin your look when you're rocking slip-on sneakers or loafers. Now you won't be tempted to go sockless and stink up your go-to shoes.

    Two no-show socks on a wooden table
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    Get two pairs on Simons for $12. Also available in pink.

    20. A pack of reusable cotton makeup-removing pads that'll replace your regular old cotton pads and make removing your makeup a breeze. They're machine washable, so you can just throw them in with the rest of your laundry when they get dirty.

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    I also use these to lightly exfoliate my face when I'm cleansing in the morning (one side of the larger rounds is a little rougher in texture). The set comes with three large and two small remover pads, and a carrying pouch.

    Get it on SkinStore for $12.

    21. A bottle of eco shoe-protecting spray that'll repel dirt and stains from your precious kicks. The water-based formula is safe for leather, suede, nubuck, and fabric, so you can probably use it on most of your footwear.

    A person spraying the shoe-protecting spray onto their sneaker
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    Get it on Simons for $13.

    22. This mesh lingerie bag that'll keep your delicates from destroying themselves in your washing machine. Silk bandeau? Lacy push-up bra? Your go-to bralette? You can wash it all safely in one of these.

    A lingerie bag next to its packaging
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    Get it on Simons for $10.

    23. And finally, a pair of loofa-like spa gloves that will lather your soap and scrub your bod all in one go. They're soft on one side and scrubby on the other, so you an choose your level of exfoliation.

    A pair of spa gloves on a bathroom counter
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    Get a pair on Simons for $20.

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