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    41 Things That'll Trick People Into Thinking You Actually Have Your Life Together

    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't an undercover disaster.

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    1. A pack of cable holders that'll keep your workspace looking neat and organized. Each holder comes with four wire slots and an adhesive sticker for easy installation.

    Three cable holders on a desk with wires running through one of them, next to a laptop and a phone
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    Reviewers say these babies really stick on, so make sure you're sure about their placement before just putting them anywhere.

    Get the pack of three on Amazon Canada for $11.99. Available in five colours.

    2. A set of silicone spatulas, so you can finally stop scratching the bottoms of your pots and pans. Reviewers love that each spatula is flexible, heat resistant, and a different shape and size for versatile cooking needs.

    Four spatulas of varying sizes, two with strainer grooves and two without
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    They're also easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

    Get the pack of four on Amazon Canada for $29.88.

    3. A lazy Susan turntable with divided compartments, so your cleaning products, craft supplies or whatever it is you want to store won't get knocked over every time you spin it. Reviewers love how it transforms their messy corners and cupboards into accessible and organized storage spaces.

    Crafts organized in the four compartments of the lazy Susan
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.89.

    4. A weekly pill organizer that'll help you keep track of your daily vitamins and tablets. Each individual container is divided in two, so you can separate your a.m. doses from your p.m. ones.

    The weekly pill organizer with days of the week written on each container, as well as a sun and moon sticker to emphasize the divided sides of each container
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.49.

    5. A teeny-tiny bike storage rack that'll tuck your summertime ride away, as well as free up some floor space. With one clip per bike, installation is wildly minimal — just mount it onto a wall and pop the front wheel in.

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    So, here's my embarrassingly packed (and messy) storage closet to showcase just how handy this neat little gizmo is. Without it, it'd be a nightmare to find a safe spot for my bike. With it? Look! At! How! Compact! Seriously, if you live in an apartment with minimal storage (and hate leaving your bike outside to rust or get stolen), this thing is literally the best.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.95. Also available in a slightly bigger size for mountain bikes.

    6. A Black and Decker handheld vacuum that'll come in handy when you're looking for a quick clean up. It's perfect if you're constantly brushing cat hair (or crumbs) off of every single surface (and don't want to commit to busting out your full-on vacuum cleaner).

    A person using the handheld vacuum to clean off a door mat
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.98.

    7. A ball chair that'll activate those core muscles while you sit at your desk. The supportive back bar is adjustable, so you can choose how high or low it is. Reviewers say it has helped them relieve back pain, improve their posture, and boost their energy levels.

    A person stretching as they sit on the balance ball chair in their office
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    It comes with a removable exercise ball (you can even use it without the chair!), an air pump, and an exercise guide.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $103.94+. Available in six colours.

    8. A 2021 agenda for when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month... etc. If your time management skills are minimal to non-existent (like mine), a simple planner can really help (as long as you actually commit to using it).

    The agenda next to a keyboard, watch, and person holding a cup of coffee
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    It comes with stickers and a pocket, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    9. Or this motivational calendar pad that'll help you see the bigger picture during hectic months. It's undated, so you can use it in February, take a three month hiatus, and come back to it when you need it again (without having wasted any unused pages).

    The calendar pad with a pen and notes on it
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    It comes with 18 undated tear-away sheets.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    10. A drain catcher that'll spare you an awkward appointment with your local plumber. Reviewers say it's super easy to clean and excellent for anyone who practically moults every time they shower.

    A person holding the catcher that is wrangled with hair above a drain
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    11. A cute umbrella stand that'll save you from hunting for an umbrella every time it rains. It has a slotted shelf inside that can hold up to four umbrellas, big or small. Reviewers love how stylish, practical, and compact it is.

    The umbrella stand with a large umbrella and a small portable one sitting inside
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.95+. Also available in black.

    12. A Udemy cooking class that'll expand your culinary knowledge and help you make more than the same three dishes on your current rotation. There are tons of options to choose from — Korean cuisine, healthy cooking — you name it.

    A person holding something delicious with chopsticks pressed against it
    Udemy / Via udemy.com

    Enroll in an online cooking course on Udemy for $24.99+.

    13. A tube of Neutrogena face sunscreen, because you should protect your skin all year round. It uses hyaluronic acid to help keep your skin hydrated, too — so it's especially fab for those of us who suffer from dry skin.

    Tubes of the sunscreen surrounded by mini umbrella cocktail picks
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.97.

    14. A set of wine stoppers, so you don't feel pressured into drinking the whole bottle every time you open one. It comes with six stoppers and a vacuum pump that'll remove the air from your bottle — which will save your open wine from oxidizing and going bad.

    The vacuum pump and stoppers next to wine and cheese
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get the pack of seven on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    15. A cable management box that'll tame that tangled mess of cords beside your desk. It'll also prevent dust from building up in the sockets, preserving the life of your power bars and chargers.

    The before and after photos of an extension cord messily out in the open and then covered and organized inside of the cord box
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.99.

    16. An insulated water bottle you can keep by your side at all times, so you're always hydrated. It'll keep your water cold for over a whole day — or your tea piping hot for up to 12 hours.

    A person making tea next to the bottle on a counter
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    17. A proper nonstick pan that'll replace the old peeling one you stole from your parents a few years back. Reviewers love how easy it is to clean, and that the nonstick coating is resiliant and long lasting.

    The pan with a tasty omelet cooking on a stove
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.85. Available in two colours and in a set of two.

    18. A mini sewing kit, so you can finally sew that button back on. It comes with everything you need for a basic fix — and if you've never sewn anything before, there are tutorials literally everywhere. So no excuses!

    The sewing kit with needs, thread, scissors, and measuring tape
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with a pair of scissors, measuring tape, thimble, seam ripper, two straight pins, two needle-threaders, five safety pins, 12 spools of thread, and 16 needles in their own case.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    19. A handy lid organizer that'll save you from rummaging through cupboards to find the right Tupperware lid every time you put your leftovers away. Reviewers say this thing gave their cupboards and drawers an instant upgrade.

    The organizer in a drawer filled neatly with food storage container lids
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.64+. Available in three sizes.

    20. A lumbar support cushion that'll give your back the TLC it probably needs. Reviewers say it's a total game changer when it comes to improving their posture and alleviating back pain, making it a heck of a lot more bearable to sit in front of a screen all day.

    Someone sitting in an office chair leaning against the supportive back cushion
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.95. Available in three colours.

    21. A Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker that'll help you find your keys, phone, wallet, or whatever else you tend to lose. You can connect it to a free app that'll help you find your lost item, even when your Bluetooth is out of reach.

    A tile pro on a keychain with keys
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Also available in larger packs.

    22. A mug warmer that'll save you from making the trip to the microwave every time you forget about your cup of tea. Reviewers say it's great to keep on your desk, especially if you're constantly on calls and can't always find a moment take a sip.

    A cup of tea sitting on the mug warmer
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It'll automatically shut off if it's left on for more than four hours.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99. Available in five colours.

    23. A pair of dry-erase calendars that'll help you keep track of your day-to-day deadlines. You’ll get two calendars: one for the whole month and one for your week, for time management skills that are off the hook.

    A person admiring their two fridge calendars while holding a dry-erase marker
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    They're magnetic, so you can stick 'em right on your fridge.

    Get the set of two on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    24. Two sets of bed sheet fasteners that'll save you from waking up on your bare mattress. Just clip them onto the four corners of your sheet and voilà! You're already less of a slob.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "These were a lifesaver for my mom. She has a very thick mattress AND a mattress topper on her bed. She uses fitted sheets with extra-deep pockets, but the corners still slide off all the time, and it was beyond annoying to have to fix the sheets every time she got into bed.

    Then we got these clips to see if they'd make a difference, and they did! They're very easy to install: Just attach the metal clips to the four corners of the fitted sheet and slide them around the bottom of your mattress when you put the sheet on. The stretchy elastic straps are also adjustable to create the perfect amount of tension. And when it's time to wash your sheets, you can just unclip them. My mom hasn't had to adjust the sheets since, so I'm calling it a win." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a set of eight from Amazon Canada for $18.99. Also available in white.

    25. A foolproof knife sharpener with three slots that'll sharpen your straight and serrated knives, as well as your scissors. It's time to say goodbye to hacking away at your peppers and tomatoes with a dull blade, for good.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Just press the black switch down and it will suction to a flat surface — meaning you can use it without actually needing to hold it down.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    26. A handheld clothes steamer that'll zap the wrinkles out of your favourite blouse, making it look good as new. Now you'll look (and feel) more put together, even if you're just hangin' at home all day.

    A person holding the handheld steamer while it blows out steam
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    27. A pack of all-natural cleaning wipes that'll get rid of gross salt stains on your favourite boots. You can also use them to clean your fave leather jackets and handbags, too.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "They work on suede, rubber, fabric, and nubuck (aka almost everything). I even use them to wipe touch up my Air Force 1's and sandals when they start looking a little neglected." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a pack of ten from Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    28. A spice rack tray that'll keep your herbs oh-so orderly in your kitchen drawer. It's stepped, so you can clearly see your beautifully organized spice jars.

    The spice rack tray in a drawer with an assortment of spices on it
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.15. Available in three sizes.

    29. A set of glass tupperware that'll make meal prepping a dream. It comes with 24 leak-free containers that can replace all the random, spaghetti sauce-stained ones that have long since seen the end of their days.

    The tupperware in a kitchen filled with various foods
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99. Available in two colours.

    30. A budget planner that'll help you figure out how many times you can order takeout this month. It has detailed sections to fill in for saving, paying off debt, and annual spending, so you can finally get a handle on your spending.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You might want to grab some stickers to help make the process of delving into your finances a little less stressful (and a lot more fun!).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.15.

    31. A beautyblender brush cleaner that'll save your kabuki (and your skin) from years of left-over bronzer. It comes with a compact cleanser and scrubbing pad you can use to give your brushes the deep clean they probably need.

    A person washing two makeup brushes with the cleanser and scrubbing pad
    Sephora / Via sephora.com

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $22.

    32. A posture-improving cushion that'll push your tush forward, so you can stop slumping over your laptop. Reviewers say it's also great to use in your car, especially if driving is part of your job!

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99+. Available in thee styles and 11 colours.

    33. A grout cleaning set that'll give your tiled walls a serious makeover. These pens will transform the grungy vibe that scrubbing alone just hasn't helped — and make it look like you live in less of a pigsty.

    A before and after shot of gross tiles transformed into cute ones with the grout pen dividing the images in the middle
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with two grout pens, two replacement nibs, and a cleaning brush with an added point for getting right in there.

    Get the set of five on Amazon Canada for $27.99. Available in four colours.

    34. A meditation journal that'll teach you how to take a breath and chill out for a sec. It's packed with mindfulness exercises and reflection prompts, so you can start balancing out your stress levels.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You might also want to pair this with a soothing app like Calm or Headspace.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.90.

    35. A cool-mist humidifier that'll make you realize how much worse you felt before you had one. This baby will pump moisture into your dry apartment for up to 30 hours before it needs a refill, without disturbing you with noise.

    A humidifier on a low table by a couch in someone's living room
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $74.99. Available in four colours.

    36. A boot tray that'll help you manage the pile of shoes at your front entrance. It'll save you from salt stains and tracking dirt in, which will make cleaning that area a heck of a lot easier, too.

    Three pairs of boots on a tray on a porch
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.25.

    37. A foot scrub buffer, because you said you'd start paying more attention to your sweet lil' stompers. It's infused with lavender and tea tree oil, which will help soothe and cleanse while you exfoliate the heck out of all that dead skin.

    A person scrubbing their foot with the buffer
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.24.

    38. A cuticle removing solution, because you also said you'd start paying more attention to the condition of your unmanicured fingernails. This cult fave will make those dry cuticles of yours literally disappear.

    A person holding the cuticle removing solution to their cuticle
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You might want to try it on your toes, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.97.

    39. A storage rack that'll keep your brooms and mops from knocking over every five seconds. It's equipped with hooks and clasps, so you can hang other cleaning supplies like towels, too.

    A towel, broom, brush, mop, and sponge hanging off the rack next to a washing machine
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99. Available in three sizes.

    40. A sunrise alarm clock that'll gently wake you up by tricking your senses into thinking it’s light out, even if it isn’t. The crescendo of nature sounds and gradual brightening will replace the jarring ringtone you’re probably using now.

    The light alarm clock shining with a warm light on a bedside table next to a succulent
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It also comes with a sunset simulation to help you get to bed and seven light colours to choose from if you're looking to mix it up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $47.99.

    41. And finally, an air purifier that'll obliterate the dust and pet dander that loves to float through your apartment. It's especially handy if you have allergies — reviewers say you'll notice clearer sinuses and better breathing right away.

    An air purifier in a bright and stylish room
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $161.49 (originally $199.99).

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