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    27 Incredibly Useful Things That Will Make Being A Grown-Up A Little Easier

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    1. A genius pastry mat that has measurements etched right onto it, so you don't have to bust out a ruler while baking.

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    It can be rolled or folded, so it takes up minimal space in your kitchen. It's also dishwasher safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    2. A bottle of magical makeup removing water that'll get rid of dirt, oil, and makeup without drying out your skin (a truly difficult task). Reviewers note how amazing it is for sensitive and acne-prone skin, so its great if you're facing a flare-up.

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    A BuzzFeed editor was especially impressed by its unfussiness and how it actually just feel like water, but does a better job of cleansing. It works best when used with a removing pad, which you can grab here (they're eco-friendly and reusable!). Check out her full review of Garnier Micellar Water (it's #5 on this list).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.97. Also available in a pack of three.

    3. A pack of velcro cord ties to organize all your wires and doodads. Reviewers say they're a lot better than rubber bands and zip ties, so it may be time to make the switch.

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    Get a pack of 25 on Amazon Canada for $7.27+. Also available in grey, and in longer lengths and larger packs.

    4. A portable mood-boosting therapy lamp because winter is grim, and this will brighten even your darkest days. It's the size of a tablet, so you can bring it with you everywhere.

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    LED light therapy lamps are believed to help boost energy, improve mood, regulate sleep, and enhance your focus (AKA everything I need in my life).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.95.

    5. A bottle of leather conditioner that'll breathe a second life into everything from your boots to your car seats. 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.

    6. A stainless steel grater that's easy to grip and has two different grating options. Perfect for all of your zesting, mincing, and grating needs.

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    It's curved to fit over cookware and sit above flat prep surfaces (so you don't smear food on your countertop every time you place it down).

    Get it on Amazon Canada fir $29.43. Also available in blue.

    7. A teeth whitening kit that'll make your pearly whites even whiter. Reviewers say its a great option for people with sensitive teeth and that they actually do see a significant difference after their first session.

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    The kit comes with enough for three sessions.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.99.

    8. A silicone storage container that'll keep your beauty sponges safe and is a more sanitary option than just throwing them in a makeup bag to party with the rest of your stuff.

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    It has a vent at the top that allows them to dry if they're still damp after use or cleaning.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Also available in white.

    9. A handheld steamer that's a lot gentler on your clothes than an iron and will get rid of pleats and wrinkles within minutes. It automatically powers off when it gets too hot or has run of water, so you don't have to stress if you accidentally leave it on.

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    Plus, it comes with its very own travel pouch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.59.

    10. A pack of non-toxic dry erase markers that have built-in magnets and can stick right to your fridge.

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    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $6.97.

    11. A sleek compost bin that's cute enough to leave on your countertop. It snaps closed and keeps odours trapped in, so you won't be faced with gross smells if you forget to empty your bin for a night or two.

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    Don't forget to grab some compost bags so that the inside doesn't get covered in stray food bits and coffee grounds.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26+. Available in four colours and three sizes.

    New to composting? Here's BuzzFeed's full guide for beginners.

    12. A bottle of natural dog ear cleaner hat'll help get rid of itches, smells, and built-up gunk within days. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than perscription medication, and will banish the most common invaders.

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    It has no pharmaceuticals, synthetic chemicals, hydrocortisone (steroids), or antibiotics.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    13. A compact bread maker that allows you to delay baking time, so you can wake up to freshly baked bread in the morning or come home to a piping hot loaf after work. It'll also save you some serious dough if you make frequent trips to the bakery.

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    It even has an express bake setting that'll make you the perfect fluffy loaf in under an hour. Great for last-minute parties and events.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.98.

    14. A pack of washer cleaner 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.

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    You only need to do it once a month and can also get a version for your dishwasher.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    15. A curved silicone mat to protect your countertop and keep your hot tools from rolling around. Gotta rush out of the house while your curling iron cools down? NDB with this guy.

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    It also comes in a pouch version, if you want to bring your heat tools with you while travelling.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.14. Also available in grey.

    16. A massive ice cube tray that creates giant blocks of frosty goodness. It can also be used as a baking mould or for freezing soups and sauces.

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    It's BPA free, flexible, and won't stick to your food.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.

    17. A genius cord organizer that sticks right to your desk. It has enough slots to hold onto seven wires so nothing will go MIA under your workspace.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99. Also available in grey.

    18. An adjustable memory foam pillow that conforms to the natural curve of your body to help you sleep like an actual baby. The core layer can be removed, if your prefer your pillows on the slimmer side.

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    It's dust mite resistant, hypoallergenic, and highly breathable for air circulation.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.99.

    19. A pack of super strong glue that'll help you fix little problems. 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 $7.88.

    20. A bottle of magical spot treatment that'll help banish zits overnight. Reviewers say it works wonders on cystic acne and tough spots.

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    While it works great on acne, it may dry out your skin a little, so you may want to invest in a heavy duty moisturizer, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.93.

    21. A set of modern floating shelves that don't require any drilling and stick to tiles, mirrors, wood, metal, and marble (great if you have zero space in your bathroom or kitchen).

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    Skip using it on painted walls or wallpaper — you may rip off a chunk when you want to remove your shelves (yes, the adhesive is that strong).

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $29.99. Also available individually.

    22. A cast iron crepe pan so that you can master the art of French cooking in the comfort of your own home. Reviewers say it's also great for eggs and grilled cheese, so it's not just a one trick pony.

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    It has a non-stick coating that keeps it from getting scratched and stops food from sticking to its surface.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.99.

    23. A resettable word lock that you can create your own four-letter combination for. Now you won't be stuck standing at your gym locker in sweaty clothes praying that your code will magically come to you.

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    The colour is chosen randomly at the time of shipment, so don't be surprised if you end up with a red lock.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.52. Also available in packs of four, six, and eight.

    24. A colourful glass tumbler so that you can take your morning juice or smoothie to go. Now you might be able to resist the urge to spend $8 on a cold-pressed beverage.

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    It has a silicone sleeve that makes it easy to grip and protects against chips and cracks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.64+. Available in four colours.

    25. A bottle of cutting board oil to keep your wooden kitchen accessories from drying out and cracking. I mean, you condition your hair, so why not take the same care with your prized possessions.

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    If you want to ensure your cutting boards won't get penetrated by harmful liquids and juices, follow up with a healthy dose of finishing wax.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.95. Also available in pink grapefruit and rosemary lavender scents.

    26. A set of frenchie and cat toothbrush holders that'll keep your toothbushes from collecting germs on your countertop (ew). They can suction to tiles or mirrors, making them easy to find space for.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.65. Available in three animal combos.

    27. And finally, a mini donut maker that bakes seven donuts in less time than it takes to get to a drive-thru. Add a little sweetness to your boring breakfast!

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    It has non stick plates, so cleanup takes, like, zero work.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.82.

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